Holly Jolly Holiday Party — Join the Fishers Library for its annual Christmas party. Fun activities include meeting Santa, decorating cookies and getting creative in the elves workshop. Don’t miss a visit from Silly Safaris’ own real reindeer! No registration is required for this festive, family-friendly program, 6-8 p.m. Dec. 7, Fishers Public Library, 5 Municipal Dr., Fishers. For more, call 317-579-0300 or visit hepl.lib.in.us.
Holiday Cookies — Christmas is quickly approaching and Santa is going to want the perfect cookie to snack on when he comes to visit. Kids ages 3-7 are invited to decorate their own Christmas Cookies with icing and sprinkles, as well as participate in games, songs and stories. This drop-off program will help your child gain confidence and build new friendships, 10:30 a.m. to noon Dec. 8, Billericay Park, 12690 Promise Rd., Fishers. R$14/NR$21. For more, call 317-595-3150.
Completely Christmas — Take a break from the commercialized Christmas craziness and join Don Farrell and Mary Jayne Waddell for an unforgettable evening of holiday merriment and a celebration of family and friends. Enjoy musical favorites and unexpected surprises as you learn how ancient beliefs and superstitions found their way into our music and celebrations, and most importantly, the story of the birth of a babe in a manger, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8-10, The Studio Theater at the Center for the Performing Arts, 1 Center Green, Carmel. For more, call 317-843-3800 or visit thecenterpresents.org.
The Belfry Theatre Presents: Dashing Through the Snow — It’s four days before Christmas in the comedic tiny town of Tinsel, Texas, where it’s Christmas 24/7, 365. Watch the colorful, eccentric guests as they arrive at the Snowflake Inn and deck the halls with holiday hilarity, including an ill-advised romantic rendezvous, a demanding guest who refuses to leave, a tipsy housekeeper and even a spur-of-the-moment wedding. This is the last day to view this comic theatrical act, Dec. 9, The Belfry Theatre, 10690 Greenfield Ave., Noblesville. Admission is $15 per adult. For more, call 317-773-1085 or visit thebelfrytheatre.com.
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” — Step into the enchanted world of Broadway’s modern classic, Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.” This stage version includes all the musical favorites written by Alan Menken, along with new songs. Relive the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. The Beast must learn to love and be loved before time runs out. This “tale as old as time” is filled with spectacular costumes and talent, offering a great opportunity to bring everyone together for family theatre at its best. Thursday-Sunday, Dec. 9-Jan. 1, Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre at the Center for the Performing Arts, 3 Center Green Suite 300, Carmel. For more, call 317-843-3800 or visit thecenterpresents.org.
Elf Scavenger Hunt — Pick up a clue card at either a variety of downtown Zionsville businesses, the Main Street kiosk or the Zionsville Chamber office. Follow the clues to find all of Santa’s missing elves within the Village shops, restaurants and galleries. Once you find them all, be sure to put your completed card in the mailbox at Santa’s house on Main Street for your chance to win a prize! This is a fun, exciting activity for the whole family, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 10. Downtown Zionsville, locations vary. For more, call 317-873-3836 or visit zionsvillechamber.org.
A Holiday Tea at the R.L. Wilson House — Diners will enjoy selecting a meal from a menu inspired by Tanya Marshall’s Food Network appearance on the series “Clash of the Grandmas.” This five-course tea-style meal will help you usher in the holidays with class and grace. Champagne is welcome. Seating by reservations only, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Dec. 10, R.L. Wilson House, 273 S Eighth St., Noblesville. Cost is $29.95 per person. For more, call 317-770-9399 or visit rlwilsonhouse.net.
Carmel Winter Farmer’s Market — The Carmel Winter Farmers Market features 24 vendors of Indiana-grown and/or produced foods. These include fresh vegetables, meats, poultry, country eggs, baked goods, jellies, jams and honey. Don’t let winter deprive you of the quality of ingredients that you deserve, 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Jan. 21, Founders Park, 11675 Hazel Dell Pkwy., Carmel . Free admission. For more, call 317-710-0162 or visit carmelfarmersmarket.com.
Happy Birthday Indiana Bash — In honor of the Indiana Bicentennial 2016, the Carmel Clay Public Library is organizing a year-long series of events celebrating Hoosier history. The next upcoming event is a birthday bash for the Hoosier state. Enjoy cake and ice cream, music, and more while celebrating the approaching end of the Indiana bicentennial year, 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 11, Carmel Clay Public Library, 55 Fourth Ave SE, Carmel. For more, call 317-844-3362 or visit carmel.lib.in.us.
Pet Photos with Santa — Bring in your dog or cat for a visit with Santa. After they finish modeling for the photos, owners can take a look at the photo packages available for purchase. It is a great way to commemorate the holidays with your pet, 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 11, Hamilton Town Center, 13901 Towne Center Blvd., Noblesville. For more, call 317-214-6956.
Drawing Class — Improve your artistic skills in this art class for all skill levels. Nickel Plate Studio Artists Bruce Neckar and John Reynolds will provide subject matter and provide tips. Nickel Plate Arts will provide graphite sticks, newsprint and drawing boards, although participants may bring their own materials. Must be 15 or older. Beginners are welcome, 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays through Dec. 12, Nickel Plate Arts Campus, 107 South Eighth St., Noblesville. Cost is $100/10 weeks. For more, call 317-452-3690 or visit nickelplatearts.org.