Downtown Merchants Holiday Open House, Gallery Artists Market, Improv At The Lacy

By: Betsy Reason

The Times archive photo by Betsy Reason
Shop at Noblesville’s First Friday Holiday Open House from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today in downtown Noblesville. Visit nearly 20 merchants open late.

Start your holiday shopping early tonight during Noblesville Main Street’s First Friday Holiday Open House or visit Hamilton County Artists’ Association First Friday art opening, plus don’t forget to buy your tickets for Noblesville High School’s fall musical, “Cinderella,” coming up in mid-November, and Merry Prairie opening soon at Conner Prairie.

Here’s The Times’ list of 20 things to do this weekend and beyond:

  1. Shop at Noblesville’s First Friday Holiday Open House from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today in downtown Noblesville. Visit nearly 20 merchants open late. See work of local artists and vote for your favorite piece, enjoy store sales, enjoy peppermint ice cream, favorite coffees, snacks, free gifts with purchase and more.
  2. Reserve your space for Pictures with Santa 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at Forest Park Inn in Noblesville with a craft, treat, visit with Santa, gift, photo shoots sponsored by Tenth Street Photography.
  3. Visit Hamilton County Artists’ Association First Friday art opening for “Good Things Come in Small Packages” Art & Holiday Market from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and exhibit continuing through December at HCAA’s Birdie Gallery in Noblesville. Featuring smaller works of art with budget-friendly price tags. Drop into the gallery to meet artist members, peruse the exhibit and get a jumpstart on your holiday shopping. 
  4. Enjoy live music with Hill & Oaks at 7 p.m. today, Robert Folfe Feddersen at 8 p.m. Saturday, The Dead Squirrels at 7 p.m. Nov. 10, Ghosts on Maple at 7 p.m. Nov. 17 at Primeval Brewing in downtown Noblesville.
  5. Shop at Indy Made Market Holiday event 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds in Noblesville.
  6. Travel to the countryside to hear live music with Anneliese & Ali on Saturday, The Booze Hounds on Nov. 11, Ciara Hasket on Nov. 18, David and Pamela Ackerman on Nov. 25, The Molter Brothers on Dec. 2, Jennifer Mlott on Dec. 9, all at 7 p.m., at Spencer Farm Winery in Noblesville. Visit
  7. The Brick Room Comedy Club presents Family Friendly Improv at 6:30 p.m. today during First Friday at The Lacy Arts Building on the north side of the Hamilton County Courthouse Square in downtown Noblesville. Visit for tickets.
  8. Enjoy live music featuring Disagreeable on Saturday, John Gilmore on Nov. 11, Craig Thurston on Nov. 16, Jeff Brown on Nov. 18, Dead Squirrels on Nov. 25, Dec. 2, Jeff Brown at Grindstone Public House in Noblesville.
  9. Head to the Noblesville Moose Lodge for live music with the Rugged Brothers at 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Nov. 11, 21 and older after 9 p.m.
  10. Reserve your tickets now for Noblesville High School’s fall musical, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” musical, at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 and 17, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Nov. 18 at Noblesville High School. Midwest Language Services will provide ASL interpreters at the Saturday matinee, which will be an interactive performance. Tickets are $10 to $16, all reserved seating. Visit
  11. Shop at Reynolds Christmas Barn from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 18 at 21097 Durbin Road, Noblesville, with unique vendors and tasty treats
  12. Community Thanksgiving Day free drive-thru meal from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 23 at White River Christian Church in Noblesville, Sheridan Community Center and St. Louis deMontfort in Fishers. (No sit-down meals.)
  13. Tickets are now on sale for Merry Prairie at Conner Prairie, where visitors can explore Historic Holidays and immerse in the magic of Prairietown by candlelight Nov. 24-Dec. 17 and Dec. 21-22 at the Fishers living history park. Ride a vintage carousel, enjoy thrill of Polar Bear Plunge tubing hill and warm by a fireplace while showing off your sock-skating skills at Frosty’s Sock Skating Rink, plus pose for a selfie with Santa. Plus, reserve your seats for Breakfast with Santa Nov. 25, 26, Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17. Tickets for all at
  14. Enjoy live theater during Hamilton County Theatre Guild’s Belfry Theatre holiday production, “The Man Who Came To Dinner,” Nov. 24-Dec. 3 at Noblesville First United Methodist Church, with tickets at
  15. Shop at Small Business Saturday on Nov. 25 in downtown Noblesville.
  16. Enjoy live theater during Main Street Productions’ “Inspecting Carol,” a comedy directed by Kelly Keller of Fishers, Nov. 30-Dec. 10 at Basile Westfield Playhouse. A man who asks to audition at a small theater is mistaken for an informer for the National Endowment for the Arts, everybody caters to the wannabe actor, and he is given a role in the current production, “A Christmas Carol.” For tickets, visit
  17. Hop aboard the Nickel Plate Express for an array of excursions, including upcoming BBQ Express, Holiday Cheers Express on Dec. 1 and Reindeer Express coming up.
  18. The City of Noblesville has just announced a Holiday in Lights Parade at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 2 through downtown Noblesville that starts at 16th and Harrison streets and ends at Federal Hill Commons on Logan Street. Deadline to register is Nov. 18 at
  19. Celebrate at Hamilton County’s Bicentennial Bash from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 3 at Ivy Tech Hamilton County Campus in Noblesville. This free open house-style event includes free food, live music, short film, raffle with a canned food drive, art show in partnership with Nickel Plate Arts, displays from nonprofits, more.
  20. Enjoy “An EnPointe Christmas” during EnPointe Indiana Ballet’s holiday performances on Dec. 16 and 17 at Noblesville High School with tickets at

-Betsy Reason writes about people, places and things in Hamilton County. Contact The Times Editor Betsy Reason at