The fabulous Conner Prairie Living History Museum in Fishers, Indiana is just a skip and a hop above Indianapolis on its northeast corner. Why not set aside a day for your family to enjoy its holiday delights?
Below, you will find a list of the very special holiday events for the end of 2011 at Conner Prairie. And under that list is a collection of events and activities for the little kids in your tribe.
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Special Holiday Events for the End of 2011 at Conner Prairie Living History Museum
(NOTE: Please confirm details with the event venue.)
|Bill Hixson’s Holiday Ornaments & More – Also known as “Mr. Christmas,” Bill Hixson has been the holiday decorator at the White House for more than a generation. See the wonder of Christmas as viewed through the eyes of “Mr. Christmas.”|
|Breakfast with Santa – Let your kids experience breakfast with Santa this year at Conner Prairie, then take home a gingerbread cookie they decorated themselves.|
|Conner Prairie by Candlelight – The night is different at Conner Prairie. So they light it up the way they did in pioneer days, and share the feeling, along with a party at the Campbell’s house, with you.|
|Dinner with Santa – What a way to celebrate the holiday for your Indianapolis children and the child in you. The kids will have a visit with Santa, and you’ll all have a lovely holiday dinner.|
|Follow the North Star- Experience the heart-palpitating journey of a fugitive slave along the Underground Railroad in this award-winning, nationally acclaimed 90-minute program.|
|Gingerbread Village – This is where the beautiful entries for the Museum’s Gigerbread House Competition are collected, and you’re invited to ooo and ahh over them.|
|Hamilton County Civil War Roundtable – As part of their acclaimed Civil War-era program, Conner Prairie offers this roundtable discussion with the experts.|
|Outdoor Adventure – Smack in the bleak mid-winter, this Conner Prairie event transforms the cold into an adventure around the campfire in 1836 Prairietown. The revelry includes a holiday lunch, an exploration of the Gingerbread Village, horse-drawn wagons, dancing and games.|
Prairie Tykes Holiday Schedule
(For your tykes. Also see holiday events above)
|Gingerbread Jamboree – How is gingerbread made? Find out, and meet the Gingerbread Man himself! You’ll get to decorate a gingerbread cookie to take home and hear a story too.|
|Happy Harvest – Enjoy the abundance of the prairie at harvest time! You’ll explore all about real pioneer foods, have a delicious cornbread snack and even grind corn.|
|Happy Holiday Party – It’s a holiday party with a story, a dance with Santa and the chance to make a holiday-themed craft to take home and put under the tree.|
|Indiana Indians – This is a special workshop for Prairie Tykes, a Conner Prairie program for children from two to five and their parents. Learn all about the culture of the Lenape Indian up close, make an Indian rattle and hear authentic American Indian songs.|
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