Boone County Economic Development Commision

Even during a pandemic, holiday fun abounds in Boone County! We encourage everyone to review the BackOnTrack-IN Guidelines which include social distancing and require wearing a face covering.

Throughout the month……

Enjoy our area High Schools Virtual Holiday Programs…..

Saturday, December 5

  • Visit the Franklin Barn in Jamestown for Christmas at the Farm from 2 – 5 p.m. There will be crafts booths, horse rides, cookie decorating, and Santa photos.
  • Stroll through the vendor booths during The Sweet Market in downtown Lebanon from 3 – 7 p.m. Santa’s reindeers will be visiting from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
  • Join in Lebanon’s Virtual Christmas Celebration beginning at 6:30 p.m. Watch the recording here.

Thursday, December 10

  • Enjoy Ladies Night Out in downtown Zionsville from 5 – 9 p.m. Zionsville Village merchants will offer specials and Holiday treats for shoppers.

Saturday, December 12

  • Visit St. Nick and snap a photo at Ultimate Tans in Lebanon from 12 – 3 p.m.
  • Get into the spirit of the season by participating in the Holiday Chalk Art Competition in downtown Zionsville from 3 – 7 p.m. Enjoy hot cocoa & s’more vendors and create chalk art on the sidewalk.
  • Greet Santa as he arrives at the Jamestown Fire Station and join in holiday fun from 5 – 8 p.m. Masks required.
  • Track St. Nick during Whitestown’s Fire Department’s Santa Cruise beginning at 6 p.m.

Thursday, December 17

  • Celebrate the season at Toasty Toddy Night in Zionsville. There will be warm fire pits, music from Duke Tumatoe, and a toddy station by Hotel Tango.
  • Learn to Decorate Christmas Cookies like a pro at Hopwood Cellars Winery in Zionsville. Reservations required for the 5:30 p.m. class. $50 per person.
  • Reserve Zion Nature Center’s Winter Camp at Home kit for the kiddos by 12/17. Each kit is packed full of supplies for nature activities your child can do at home will have an accompanying Zoom lesson. $20 per child.

Saturday, December 19

  • Stop by Jawbone BBQ in Advance for a ‘Drive Thru’ Visit with Santa between 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Santa’s elves will be serving free hot chocolate and homemade Christmas treats while supplies last.
  • Visit Santa and Mrs. Claus at Between the Pages Bookstore in Lebanon from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Professional photos by Nunweiler Photography will be available for $10.
  • Join The Village Dance Studio for the Nutcracker Short & Suite, a holiday classic ballet. This performance is a community outreach initiative to bring dance performance to all abilities. Virtual tickets available for 2:30 & 4:30 p.m. shows. Virtual household ticket is $15.
  • Experience the spectacular holiday tradition of The Nutcracker at the STAR Bank Performing Arts Center in Zionsville. In-person and virtual tickets are available. Performances at 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Tickets $18 – $25.

Sunday, December 20

  • Visit with Santa at Samson Family Leather in Lebanon from 1 – 3 p.m.
  • Experience the spectacular holiday tradition of The Nutcracker at the STAR Bank Performing Arts Center in Zionsville. In person tickets available for 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. Tickets $18 – $25.

Monday, December 21

  • Look to the southwest 45 minutes after sunset to see the “Christmas Star,” which is actually the conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn.  Sunset occurs in Indiana at 5:24 p.m. on December 21st, so it would be wise to head outside and start looking at around 6:09 p.m. This celestial event that hasn’t been seen by human eyes for over 800 years!

Thru Thursday, January 4