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Tri-State Holiday Events That Will Boost Your Christmas Spirit

Tri-State Holiday Events That Will Boost Your Christmas Spirit


By: Mandi Ashby

Tri-State Holiday Events That Will Boost Your Christmas Spirit

Looking for some fun holiday events? Your BBB®’s got you covered! There is something about the holiday season that makes it the best time of year to get out and enjoy special time with your family and friends! Holiday spirit is in full swing in the Tri-State Area, which has been growing more and more each year!

This is great news for those who love to enjoy different holiday events going on around the Tri-State. Your BBB would like to share those events going on in the Tri-State this holiday season! From craft shows to the winter bazaar on Franklin St, you are sure to find an event for the whole family or for a date night out!

Check out your BBB list of Tri-State events for the Holiday Season:

[su_heading style=”flat-light” align=”left”]Santa Claus Arts & Crafts Show[/su_heading]
Sat., Dec 10, 9:00am
Where: Various locations, Santa Claus, Indiana

The Santa Claus Arts & Crafts Show will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT Dec. 10. Shop handmade crafts and artisan items in three locations: Santa Claus American Legion, Santa Claus Community Center, and the Celebration Room inside Santa’s Lodge.
For more info: 812-618-2111 or

[su_heading style=”flat-light” align=”left”]St. Clement Cookie Walk[/su_heading]
Sat. Dec.10th 8:00am-11:00am
Where: St. Clement Church, Boonville, IN
More than 100 varieties of cookies, candies, jams, cakes, pies and festive breads. Varieties of cookies, candies, jams, cakes, pies and festive breads.
Admission is free for everyone! Plus, coffee, wassell and Christmas cake will be served!
Christmas chance auction: $0.50 or 3/$1
Christmas raffle: $1 or 6/$5
Christmas raffle prize: Christmas quilt, afgan, $100 Walmart card, television, Christmas throw.

[su_heading style=”flat-light” align=”left”]Santa Claus Christmas Parade[/su_heading]
Sat., Dec 10, 1:00pm
Where: Santa Claus, Indiana.

See if you can spot Santa in the annual Santa Claus Christmas Parade as it strolls through the magical town of Santa Claus.

[su_heading style=”flat-light” align=”left”]Candy Cane Hunt[/su_heading]
Sat., Dec 10, 2:00pm
Where: Atkinson Park, 1813 N. Elm St., Henderson, KY.

Hunt for thousands of wrapped candy canes in Atkinson Park in Henderson Kentucky. Prizes will be awarded. For more information: 270-831-1274 or

[su_heading style=”flat-light” align=”left”]A Downtown Christmas: Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides[/su_heading]
Sat, Dec.10th 4:30-7:30pm
Where: 400 Main Street

On Saturday, December 10, enjoy an evening carriage ride past the historic buildings, neon lights, and crowds in Downtown Evansville during A Downtown Christmas. The route goes past several of our new businesses including Arazu on Main, BRU Burger Bar at the Greyhound Terminal and Enjole Interiors as well as downtown eateries, the Ford Center, the historic Victory Theatre and numerous restoration and building projects creating a more vibrant Downtown Evansville.

Downtown will be bustling with cheer for the Evansville Ballet Theatre’s Nutcracker at the Victory Theatre, Faith Music Radio’s Gospel Christmas at the Old National Events Plaza and two University of Evansville Basketball games at the Ford Center. Street parking may be available, or park in our municipal garages located at 6th and Sycamore, 4th and Locust or 3rd and Locust

[su_heading style=”flat-light” align=”left”]Faith Music Christmas 2016[/su_heading]
Sat., Dec 10th 4:00pm-5:30pm
Where: Old National Events Plaza, Evansville, IN

In conjunction with the official Downtown Evansville’s Christmas celebration, 93.1 FM, Faith Music Radio proudly presents “Faith Music Christmas 2016″ – a family-friendly traditional Christmas concert – Saturday, December 10, at the Old National Events Plaza in downtown Evansville. This full-scale presentation will feature live performances from national recording artists David Chamberlain, 2015 FMR Soloist of the Year, Jennifer Skaw and the Old Fashioned Quartet. Plus other fun surprises and guests.

The concert will feature many of your traditional Christmas favorites. Back by popular demand, the BRBC Choir directed by Ed Russ will be playing a larger roll this year. The program will be produced and directed by Mr. Daniel Wolfe. There will be two performances, one at 4:00 pm, the second at 7:00 pm, in the plaza’s 2,500-seat auditorium. Our goal is to bring the Evansville area an affordable yet truly superb Christmas event for the entire family.

[su_heading style=”flat-light” align=”left”]Christmas Vacation Screening at the Historic Astra Theatre[/su_heading]
Sat, Dec. 10th 7:00pm
Where: Astra Theatre, Jasper, IN

The holiday classic Christmas Vacation will be screened at the historic Astra Theatre on Saturday, December 10.  Doors are at 5:45 p.m. with the show beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $6 and available in advance.

The evening is being presented by Jasper’s Tri Kappa.  Concessions will be available, as well as Shnitz Brew craft beer.  Dressing up as your favorite Christmas Vacation character is encouraged.

[su_heading style=”flat-light” align=”left”]Cookies and Milk with Santa Toy Drive[/su_heading]
Sat, Dec.10th 10:00am
Where: Lollipop Tree Boutique
5625 E Virginia St. 47715

Join us for Christmas Festivites with Claus Evansville and Mrs. Claus!
Pictures by Erin Steele Photography- Evansville, Indiana Photographer
Sassy Sweets Confections will be here with their truck!
Vocals/Guitar by Vesper Days
Christmas activities for the kids
Giveways Toy Drive

[su_heading style=”flat-light” align=”left”]2016 Jingle Bell Run[/su_heading]
Sat, Dec.10th 8:00am

The Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run is a fun way to get out, get moving and raise funds and awareness to cure America’s #1 cause of disability. In communities nationwide, this annual event brings together people from all walks of life to shout “Yes, we will live life to its fullest while searching for a cure!” As a Champion of Yes, kick off your holidays by helping conquer arthritis once and for all!

Wear a holiday-themed costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. Show off your ugly Christmas sweater. Complete a 5-kilometer run or walk with your team members, spreading smiles, good cheer and a winning spirit … and be a Champion of Yes

[su_heading style=”flat-light” align=”left”]Pet Pictures with Santa[/su_heading]
Sat., Dec 10
Where: It Takes A Village Rescue Center, 1417 Stockwell Road.
Animals and kids are welcome to take photos with Santa to benefit the canine rescue.
$15, which includes a 4×6 photo and a digital file of your photo with Santa.

[su_heading style=”flat-light” align=”left”]Old Fashioned Christmas[/su_heading]
Sat, Dec. 10th 1-4pm

Enjoy the Christmas experience of Franklin Street with shopping, Christmas carols, performances in the park, a winter bazaar, and more. The Winter Farmers Market is returning with winter produce, food vendors, and art and specialty craft vendors. There will be horse-drawn carriage rides; everyone is welcome to join in and carol on Franklin Street.

[su_heading style=”flat-light” align=”left”]2016 West Side Nut Club Santa Land [/su_heading]

Sat, Dec 10th, 11th, 17th and 18th  3:00pm-6:00pm
Where: Acorn Plaza (Corner of W.Franklin and Tenth St.)

The West Side Nut Club will hold its 18th Annual Santa Land on Acorn Plaza at the corner of West Franklin Street and North Tenth Avenue. Santa Land will open from 3pm – 6pm on Saturday, December, 10th and Sunday, December 11th and then again on Saturday, December 17th and Sunday, December 18th.

Pictures with Santa will be available. Also, hot chocolate and cookies will be provided.

[su_heading style=”flat-light” align=”left”]Skate with Santa to Benefit Holly’s House[/su_heading]
Sun, Dec. 11th
Where: Swonder Ice Arena

Swonder Ice Area will host their 7th Annual “Skate with Santa” on Sunday, December 11th, 2016, from 12 Noon – 3:00 p.m. This year, a portion of the “Skate with Santa” proceeds will be donated to Holly’s House, a local non-residential child and adult advocacy center. “Skate with Santa” will be a public family friendly event, and for a small fee, skating, professional photographs with Santa, cookies, hot cocoa, coffee, and other refreshments will be available.

There will also be a silent auction.There is no charge to attend the event or bid on auction items. Individuals wanting to skate with Santa pay just $7.00 per child and $9.00 per adult, both prices include skate rental (children 3 and under are free). Photos with Santa are $10.00 (cash only) and include a free 5×7 print. Additional photo packages will be offered. A hot chocolate bar as well as a variety of holiday treats will be available for purchase(prices may vary).

[su_heading style=”flat-light” align=”left”]Reindeer Run 5K & 1 Mile Santa Shuffle[/su_heading]
Sun, Dec. 11th 2:00pm
Where: The Arc of Pike County
Registration Opens at 1pm
Start Line: The Arc of Pike County
Pre-Registration: $15
(Before December 1 & Includes t-shirt)
Late Registration: $20
(After December 1st until Day of race)
Awards and Light Refreshment will be available after race

[su_heading style=”flat-light” align=”left”]Christmas Open House and Gingerbread House Awards Ceremony[/su_heading]

Mon, Dec. 12th 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Knox Co. Public Library

Annual Christmas Open House and Gingerbread House Awards Ceremony, Monday December 12, 6:30-8:30PM at Main Library.
For more info, please contact KCPL at (812) 886-4380.Melissa Etheridge: Holiday Trio
Wed, Dec. 14th 8:30pm
Where: Victory Theatre, Evansville

[su_heading style=”flat-light” align=”left”]Angel Run 4K[/su_heading]
Sat., Dec 17, 3:00pm
Where: First Christian Church, 4544 Indiana 261, Newburgh, IN

Come run with the angels as First Christian Church celebrates the Christmas season. Awards to the top finishers dressed as angels and an award for the best angel costume will be given. Awards to top 10 males and top 10 females also. Stay after the run and enjoy Christmas in Newburgh, a Christmas festival hosted by First Christian Church.

[su_heading style=”flat-light” align=”left”]Straight No Chaser: I’ll Have Another- 20th Anniversary Tour[/su_heading]
Sun, Dec. 18th 7:00pm
Where: Old National Events Plaza

If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses… think again. Straight No Chaser (SNC) are neither strait-laced nor straight-faced, but neither are their vaudeville-style kitsch. They have emerged as a phenomenon with a massive fanbase, numerous national TV appearances and proven success with CD releases.

Straight No Chaser is the real deal, the captivating sound of ten unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music that is moving people in a fundamental sense… and with a sense of humor. On the road, Straight No Chaser has built a reputation as an unforgettable live act.

[su_heading style=”flat-light” align=”left”]Brunch with Santa[/su_heading]
Sat, Dec. 17th 10:30am- 12:30pm
Where: Oasis Demintia Care

Join us for our Brunch with Santa. This event is FREE to the public!
Santa Brunch Event includes:
Pictures with Santa
Carriage Rides and more!

[su_heading style=”flat-light” align=”left”]Santa Visits Willard Library[/su_heading]

Wed, Dec. 21st 4:15-5:15pm
Where: Willard Library
Visit with Santa, get your picture taken and receive a treat!

[su_heading style=”flat-light” align=”left”]Happy Noon Year’s Party at cMoe[/su_heading]

Sat, Dec. 31st 9:00am-4:00pm
Where: Children’s Museum of Evansville

Join us for a dance party, special crafts, an appearance by Bloodfin Garrison – 501st Legion and Animal Tales, LLC at 11:00am and 1:00pm. And of course, don’t miss the famous ball drop at “midnight” (aka noon) as we make lots of noise and ring in the New Year!

 (Note: If you know of a holiday event that should be included on this list, please contact Mandi Ashby at with details (including the date, time, and location) for consideration. Also, while we have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information, an independent verification of dates, times, location and other information is advised.)

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