Hamilton Town Center will kick off the holiday season with a day of family fun and festivities on the village streets of the Noblesville outdoor mall. From 1 to 9 p.m. Nov. 9, the fourth annual Holiday Festival will light up the season for area families with live entertainment, Santa’s grand arrival and much more, before capping off the evening with an unforgettable fireworks display.
“We really try to make it a family event. It’s a family affair is our overall theme,” said Ed Huebner, director of mall marketing. “This Holiday Festival has become a holiday staple for the Noblesville community and surrounding areas. The event brings together the excitement of the season.”
The event will feature two stages with each offering various entertainment for all ages. The main stage will showcase live music by My Yellow Rickshaw and Living Proof. The second stage will be a Kids Zone where children and families can enjoy community performances by local choirs and be entertained with fire eaters, jugglers, face painters, balloon artist, magician, caricature artist and a live reindeer show. Zooperstars!, who performed on America’s Got Talent, will perform three shows at the event.
“They were one of the biggest hits throughout the event last year,” Huebner said.
The Radio Disney road crew will feature a Selena Gomez concert ticket giveaway from 1 to 3 p.m. Mrs. Claus will also be on hand to share the magic of the holiday season with old favorites and new tales in a story hour.
“At 8 p.m. we’ll have an onstage tribute to all the servicemen,” Huebner said. “The finale of the night continues with Santa’s arrival, lighting of the 40-foot Christmas tree and fireworks extravaganza being set off. It’s a half hour finale of the whole event.”
In addition to the holiday festivities, the USO of Indiana will be recording “Messages From the Home Front,” a unique opportunity to send encouragement to those serving our country through a short video message. Huebner said that throughout the event, the public will be able to stand in front of a backdrop, look into a video camera and say a few words. After the event, the USO of Indiana will package the DVDs and send them to troops at military bases across the world.
“This is the first time for this,” Huebner said. “This is the biggest event they’ve done it at.”