Who says you have to wait until December to enjoy Christmas lights and those glowing hearts from loved ones being near? Certainly not Greenwood or Carmel, as they are more than happy to start things off early. These two suburbs will not be the last to kick off the holiday season with community events, but we want to point them out now because they are both coming up on Saturday, November 23. Here are the details for both Greenwood and Carmel:
The Greenwood Public Library is hosting an annual south-side tradition with Greenwood-A-Glow from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Mayor Mark Myers will be presiding at the event, which includes the lighting of the Christmas tree. Santa will make an appearance at the tree before continuing to the library to chat with the children. Watching the lighting of the tree is FREE, and you can enjoy carriage rides, photos with Santa, and a fun puppet show for small additional charges. The tree lighting itself is from 5:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. at the corner of Main Street and Madison Avenue.
As for Carmel, you can enjoy two events in one day. You can start the day off at the City of Carmel’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. Holiday on the Square is FREE, and lasts from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Gazebo at City Hall in Carmel. Once you’ve enjoyed that, Carmel City Center takes over the fun with its second annual Winter Window Wonderland and Late nIght Preview Shopping Event. A total of 20 storefront windows will be painted by members of the Carmel High School Art Club, forming the perfect decor for the dining and shopping from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. While you’re shopping you can enjoy FREE spiced Crimson Berry Tea provided by Hubbard & Cravens.
Whether you are a south-side Cheapster ready to see Santa in Greenwood or a north-side Cheapster psyched about a unique shopping experience that doesn’t involve Black Friday, this Saturday will be a blast.