Holiday events happening this week



Enjoy downtown Noblesville Main Street and Nickel Plate Arts’ First Friday events on Dec. 1. From 5 to 8 p.m., downtown shops and restaurants will be featuring special sales, Santa Claus will be in his house on the south side of the square and more. Free hot chocolate compliments of Noblesville Main Street near the Santa House will take place, as well as carolers downtown. Main Street also will be scheduling carriage rides for that evening through its website, From 6 to 9 p.m., see the “Gifted: exhibit, enjoy live music from the White River Sound Chorus and a showcase by local painter Shakila Garugu at the Nickel Plate Arts campus, 107 S. Eighth St.


On Saturdays in December, Nickel Plate Arts will host Santa’s Workshops for ages 5 to 14. Santa’s Workshop will feature 1 1/2-hour art sessions guided by local artist and art teacher Darlene Patterson. Each Saturday will feature a new and different holiday-themed project including Mosaic Collage Trees on Dec. 2, Encaustic Ornaments on Dec. 9 and Holiday Basket Waving on Dec. 16. For more, or to register, visit


Noblesville Main Street will host its annual Holiday Market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. December 2 at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds, 2003 Pleasant St. Vendors of original art, quality crafts, holiday decorations, vintage collectibles, homemade food favorites and gift items will be under one roof. Admission is $2.

Trestyn Mayberry plays hand chimes with the North Elementary Hand Chime Choir at a previous year’s holiday luncheon. (File photo)


The Noblesville Chamber of Commerce’s annual holiday luncheon featuring the North Elementary Hand Chime Choir and choral groups from Noblesville High School is 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 6 at Purgatory Golf Club, 12160 E. 216th St. Cost is $20 for chamber members and $26 for non-members.

Elves’ Night Out will return to Nickel Plate Arts Dec. 9. (Submitted photo)


Adult couples or friends are invited to the Nickel Plate Arts Elves’ Night Out and shopping spree from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, December 16. Enjoy live performances, snacks and a cash bar, or create personal holiday gifts. Admission is free and artist-led projects are $10 per couple.

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