The Holiday Season is always extra festive in Boone County as our towns host their own special celebrations and events throughout the month of December along with our many one of a kind local shops and restaurants.
“Whether it’s a fun family Christmas outing, a holiday get together with friends or a yearly visit with Santa Claus, December in Boone County will definitely get you in the holiday spirit.” Says Boone CVB Executive Director, Allyson Gutwein, “Boone County communities love visitors this time of year.”
Zionsville’s annual Christmas in the Village begins November 24th with a parade bringing Santa Claus to his special cabin where he’ll welcome good boys and girls with their Christmas lists on weekends. The Zionsville Chamber hosts the popular Ladies Night Out Shopping event where stores stay open late for gift seekers, and groups of friends gather for the annual Christmas Crawl of local restaurants and taverns.
The Zionsville Parks Department has introduced a month-long schedule of Winterfest activities at various park locations that include a luminary walk, ornament crafting at the Nature Center, a Christmas in the Park event and an open-air Maker’s Market.
The Heart of Lebanon’s annual Christmas on the Square happens on December 2nd with a holiday parade that ends with the crowning of the Snow Flake Princess, local groups singing carols, and the lighting of the Christmas tree.
Whitestown has a brand-new holiday event – Merry at Main – to be held at Main Street Park on December 9th with local artisans’ handcrafted items, a variety of seasonal treats, food vendors, North Pole reindeer, and live entertainment. A holiday parade will also be part of the festivities. And watch out for the Grinch!
When it comes to holiday shopping, there’s nothing better than spending a crisp winter day strolling Main Street Zionsville with its locally owned shops featuring unique gifts like the freshest olive oils and balsamic vinegars, that perfect jewelry item, the latest clothing styles at Duo and Vintage Charm, and specialty shops like fivethirty home with their large selection of re-purposed furniture and home décor.
Visit the Art in Hand co-op gallery filled with paintings, pottery, glass pieces and crafts by local artists, or take in the many styles of fine art at CV Art & Frame, including one of the Midwest’s largest collections of breathtaking works by Thomas Kinkade.
For something completely different, head to Thorntown on weekends for a visit to Wyld Roots Mercantile, a lady’s boutique with a fashion twist in western style clothing and accessories. Or stop in Samson Family Leather on the Square in Lebanon where this family-owned business focuses on creating high-quality leather goods like bags, clutches, wallets and more.
“Boone County knows how to celebrate the holidays with so many special events, memorable shopping experiences and deliciously fun dining.” Says Gutwein, “The holiday season truly is a great time to come and visit us!”