Dinner with Santa!

Photos Courtesy of:Conner Prairie
Event Dates:December 20 & 21
Start Time:5:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m.
Company Site:www.connerprairie.org
What you get:Enjoy a holiday dinner and a visit with Santa!
Notes:Reservations are required
Twitter Hashtag #HolidaysCP
Cost:$20.95+tax/adult ($18.95+tax/adult member)
$10.95+tax/youth ages 2-12 ($9.95+tax/youth member)
Official Site:Special-Events/Holiday-Fun-at-Conner-Prairie.aspx#Dinner
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Conner Prairie in Fishers, IN hosts a ton of events all year round and has an amazing list of things to do during the Holidays too. One event in particular during the Holiday Season has us very excited. We get to have dinner with Santa!

We have never been to Conner Prairie before mostly because I figured my kids were too young at 2 and 4 last year. This year at 3 and 5 we are branching out and Conner Prairie looks like it has a LOT to offer kids of all ages. I wish I would have checked them out sooner!

Holidays at Conner Prairie look like so much fun and this year we are going to have Dinner with Santa on Saturday December 21st, 2013. I have a feeling this will become a new Xmas tradition.

Conner Prairie has a TON of things to do and see all year round and I cannot wait to take my family there more often. Balloon rides, history lessons, old fashioned games, and even an old 1800’s Prairie Town to visit and interact with people in character of the time.

They also have a lot going on for the Holidays from the day after Thanksgiving until after the New Year. Here is a list of the things they are offering.

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Holiday activities at Conner Prairie include:
Gingerbread Village
Nov. 29-Jan. 5
Thursdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Included with paid admission, free for members

Entice your taste buds with the smell of gingerbread, peppermints, frosting and more as you stroll through our indoor neighborhood of gingerbread creations. Constructed by professionals, novices, adults and youth alike, marvel at all the creations and participate in the seek-and-find adventure. If this makes you hungry, stop by the Overlook and enjoy delicious lunch options available for purchase between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

NEW! Holiday Cheers
Dec. 12
6 p.m.-10 p.m. 
$35; ages 21+ only

Presented by the Conner Prairie Horizon Council, this new, adults-only event offers an evening of hors d’oeuvres, wine and craft beer. Savor food from Bistro 226, wines from Douglas Hills, craft beer from Sun King and Union Brewing Company, and sausage from Smoking Goose Meatery. After enjoying food and drinks, guests will be invited to take an evening candlelit stroll through 1836 Prairietown to experience how the holidays were celebrated 175 years ago. Visitors can participate in historical sausage-making demonstrations, live it up during the party at the Campbell home, and discover all the different cultures and traditions of holiday cheer from the 19th century. Purchase tickets online at http://holiday-cheers.eventbrite.com/.

Holiday Adventure
Nov. 29, 30 and Dec. 1, 7, 14, and 21
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
$12/adults, $9/youth (ages 2-12), free for members

Head outside for a daytime winter adventure through 1836 Prairietown. Meet a variety of characters in their homes as they prepare for the holidays. Explore what treats, games and gifts were offered – and even what pranks were played – more than 175 years ago.

Conner Prairie by Candlelight
Dec. 6-7, 13-14 & 20-21
6 p.m.-9 p.m.
$15 adult/ $13 for members; $13 youth/ $11 for youth members (ages 2-12)

This family-friendly, 90-minute guided tour takes you back to 1836 where it’s the night before Christmas. Meet a variety of characters in their homes and help them with holiday preparation. Greet the Ullmans, who are celebrating Hanukkah, discover who Belznichol is, visit with the Curtis family to hear about Santa Claus and who he might visit on Christmas Eve, and much more. Following the guided tour, get rowdy with Prairietown partiers around the bonfire. Program recommended for ages 7+. Reservations required by calling 317-776-6006 or 800-966-1836.

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Dinner with Santa 
Dec. 6-7, 13-14 and 20-21
5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. dinner seating
$20.95+tax/adult ($18.95+tax/adult member) / $10.95+tax/youth ages 2-12 ($9.95+tax/youth member)

Indulge in a holiday dinner, visit with Santa, decorate cookies, enjoy treats and more. View the dinner menu online at connerprairie.org. Reservations required by calling 317-776-6006 or 800-966-1836.

Members-Only Breakfast with Santa
Nov. 30 and Dec. 7, 14 and 21
9 a.m.-11 a.m.
$16.95+tax/adult member / $8.95+tax/youth member (ages 2-12)

Start the day off right with a delicious breakfast and a visit with Santa at this holiday event just for Conner Prairie members. Decorate a cookie to take home, too. After breakfast, head outside and experience Holiday Adventure (free for members). View the breakfast menu online at connerprairie.org. Reservations required by calling 317-776-6006 or 800-966-1836.

Winter Fun Days
Dec. 27-Jan. 5; closed Jan. 1 – 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 
$12/adult; $9/youth (ages 2-12), free for members

Bundle up and enjoy the outdoors with an array of activities during Winter Fun Days. Play modern and historical games then step onto the “Anything Can Happen” stage, where you can participate in a show! Roll up your sleeves and explore the science of baking with Conner Prairie cooks to find out what makes bread, pancakes and other baked goods rise. Figure out what chemistry and living organisms are involved. Put your winter survival skills to the test. Learn what skills were needed on the frontier, such as tracking, choosing the right supplies and more.

I really wish we found them sooner…so much to see and do and not enough time this year. We know where we are going next year though!


“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.”
~ Helen Keller

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