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Holiday season kicks off festive fun in Fishers next week

Next week marks the launch of the holiday season in Fishers featuring a festive lineup of events filled with holiday cheer, local traditions and ways to give back.

From a holiday light display along the downtown portion of the Nickel Plate Trail, to the beloved tradition of Fishers Parks’ Santa’s Mailbox and the popular A Merry Prairie Holiday at Conner Prairie, there is a wide variety of Fishers holiday events and activities for residents of all ages.

The seasonal lineup includes:

Santa’s Mailbox

  • Friday, November 24 – Friday, December 15
  • Nickel Plate Trail (near the 116th Street intersection at the swings) and the Ambassador House (10598 Eller Road)
  • Free
  • Drop off your letters to Santa in the special mailboxes located on the Nickel Plate Trail and Ambassador House. Include your address and you’ll receive a reply from St. Nick! Can’t drop off in person? Email Santa through Friday, December 22. Learn more at

Conner Prairie’s A Merry Prairie Holiday

  • Thursdays through Sundays November 24 – December 17 & Thursday through Friday December 21 – 22
  • Conner Prairie (13400 Allisonville Road)
  • Tickets required
  • Experience the joy and magic of the holiday season on the prairie! Conner Prairie’s Merry Prairie Holiday presents the prairie you know and love in a whole new light. Learn more and purchase tickets at

Shop Fishers: Holiday Series

  • Saturday, November 25 – Saturday, December 31 
  • Around Fishers
  • Free
  • Explore and discover local shops and restaurants that make our community special. Join the celebration and support the city’s small businesses this holiday season while enjoying special deals and discounts. Learn more at

Hamilton East Public Library’s Season of Giving

  • Throughout December 
  • Hamilton East Public Library (5 Municipal Drive, Fishers) 
  • Free
  • Give back this season with the Hamilton East Public Library with several opportunities to donate and give, including winter apparel donation drives and holiday gift-making classes. Learn more about these opportunities to celebrate the holidays through giving back at

December StoryWalk 

  • Throughout December 
  • Holland Park (1 Park Drive, Fishers) 
  • Free
  • Take an adventure with your little ones in the great outdoors with a free, self-guided reading hike. Check out this month’s book, A Thing Called Snow, at Holland Park. Learn more at

Fishers Holiday Lights Map 

  • Throughout December 
  • Around Fishers
  • Free
  • Looking for the best holiday light displays around Fishers? Grab some hot cocoa and hop in the car to enjoy the festive displays from fellow residents using the digital Fishers Holiday Lights Map. Is your house decked out for the holidays? Help spread holiday cheer and show off your display by adding your house to the map. Learn more at

NPT Night Lights presented by Centier Bank 

  • Free holiday light display open daily in December 
  • Food trucks & music: December 1 – 3 | 6 – 8 p.m.  
  • Downtown portion of the Nickel Plate Trail (near 116th Street)
  • Free
  • Through the month of December, check out the free light display open daily at dusk along the downtown portion of the Nickel Plate Trail, presented by Centier Bank. Enjoy live music and food trucks along the trail December 1 through 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. Learn more at

Angel of Hope Candlelight Ceremony 

  • Wednesday, December 6 | 6:15 – 7 p.m. 
  • Heritage Park (10598 Eller Road) 
  • Free 
  • Fishers Parks Foundation hosts the fourth annual Angel of Hope Candlelight Ceremony to remember lost children. The Ambassador House will be open at 6:15 p.m. with a candlelight procession to the Angel of Hope Memorial Garden and the reading of names at 7 p.m. Learn more at

Cookies with Characters

  • Saturday, December 16 & Sunday December 17 | Various Times 
  • Ambassador House
  • Registration Required, $15/person for residents, $22.50/person for nonresidents 
  • Fishers Parks hosts a unique character experience complete with games, crafts, cookie decorating and more. All parents and children must register to attend at

Christmas Tree Recycling 

  • Tuesday, December 26 – Thursday, February 1 
  • Brooks School Park (11780 Brooks School Road, Fishers), Cumberland Park (10580 Cumberland Road, Fishers), Holland Park 
  • Free
  • Fishers offers a free Christmas Tree Recycling program, where residents can drop off bare, live trees at three park locations around the city. Learn more here.