2018 Show Information

Karolyn Grimes

Meet Zuzu from "It's a Wonderful Life"

Best known for her role as Zuzu Bailey in the classic 1946 film “It’s a Wonderful Life,” Karolyn Grimes appears at the Gift + Hobby Show as a full-time exhibitor. She’ll be interacting with fans and selling her children’s book, “Zuzu’s Petals: A Dream of It’s a Wonderful Life.” The book is the 2017 Royal Dragonfly Book Award Winner of Best Holiday Book & Best Illustrations.

Come meet Zuzu at Booth #598, and get her ZuZu
autograph. Christmas bells are also available for purchase!

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LEGO Christmas Village

Doug Davis and his custom LEGO creation company, It’s a Block Party, have a special treat for this year’s Gift + Hobby Show visitors. Davis and his team have a Christmas village set on display, made entirely from LEGO pieces, and it’s complete with a moving train set! 


Ho Ho Ho

Santa will be at the Christmas Gift & Hobby Show throughout the show to greet visitors and children alike. 

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Local Authors

Give the gift of reading or stock up for yourself! We are excited to be featuring over 25 local authors! This year’s authors are offering everything from children’s books to adventure fiction, fantasy, historical fiction, horror, humor, inspirational, military history, mystery, paranormal, poetry, romance, science fiction, spiritual, suspense, true crime, and more!

Don’t miss your chance to purchase personalized, autographed books by your favorite local authors! Celebrate and support the creativity in your community by purchasing books from your local authors at Booth #306!


Enchanted Forest

Holiday Entertainment Stage

Show attendees can enjoy performances from local school choirs, singers, dancers and more — including a special performance from the Circle City Ringers handbell ensemble — on the Holiday Entertainment Stage.
Listen to heavenly voices and see festive dance performances while you shop for your holiday gifts. There’s fun for the whole family!  

Circle city Ringers

Circle City Ringers

There will be a special performance from the Circle City Ringers handbell ensemble on Saturday, November 10th at 12pm. 


Be Merry with Merry Money

Merry Money is back — with a twist! All show attendees get the chance for some extra green this holiday season. Just register to win Merry Money at the Show Information Booth.

A winner will be drawn every hour throughout the show — all five days of the show — to receive $25 in Merry Money to use at any one vendor of your choice at the Christmas Gift + Hobby Show! 


HERO DAY - Sunday, November 11th

Pay honor and tribute to all our veterans on Sunday, November 11! All veterans and active duty military get FREE ADMISSION and FREE PARKING for the day. Just bring a valid ID, and come enjoy the Christmas Gift + Hobby Show!

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WFYI: Buddy the Dino

Buddy the Dino with WFYI will be at the show Saturday, November 10th from 10a-12p. buddy the dino
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WFMS: Deb and Kevin 

Deb and Kevin with WFMS will be at the show on Saturday, November 10th from 3p-5p.

Deborah             Kevin


WYXB : Sean Copeland

Sean Copeland with WYXB will be at the show on Friday, November 9th from 2p-4p.

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Santa’s Elves Set Up Shop

Santa’s Elves of Indy are setting up their workshop at the Christmas Gift + Hobby Show, with volunteers at the coat check and gift wrapping station. All proceeds go to helping the charity offer assistance to children and families in need this holiday season!