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LEGO Display - Small Town Charm with Big City Bustle

“Small town charm with big city bustle” is what Doug Davis plans to bring to this year’s LEGO display at the Christmas Gift & Hobby Show.

Doug and the team from his custom LEGO creation company, It’s a Block Party, are planning to build a large metropolis at the highest point of the display; a large open reservoir in the center; and down at the kids eye level will be a small town, complete with Santa and the charm of yesteryear.

Some of the creations are almost a year in the making — Davis began making some of the pieces soon after last year’s Gift & Hobby Show ended. He estimates the total number of pieces being used in this year’s display to be more than half a million. They are also inviting some of their club members to bring various creations that fit with the theme again this year, so there could be many more additional surprises to come.


Ho Ho Ho

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

Cherie Lowe


Cherie Lowe, the Queen of Free, picked the best of the best and must-have gifts from this year’s show! View the list.

Circle city Ringers

Circle City Ringers

There will be a special performance from the Circle City Ringers handbell ensemble on Thursday, November 7th at 6pm and Saturday, November 9th at 12pm. 


CLICK HERE to visit their website.

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Local Authors

Give the gift of reading or stock up for yourself! We are excited to be featuring over 20 local authors! They are offering everything from children’s books to fantasy, historical fiction, horror, humor, inspirational, military history, mystery, paranormal, poetry, romance, science fiction, spiritual, suspense, true crime, and more!

Celebrate and support the creativity in your community by purchasing personalized, autographed books from your local authors at Booth #306!


MSC LogoCoat & Package Check

The Marion County South Special Olympics Indiana will be running the Coat & Package Check. All proceeds from the Coat & Package Check will go directly to their organization. They will be located in S11.

CLICK HERE to visit their website.

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!  

Curios George

WFYI & Curious George

WFYI Public Media will be at the Christmas Gift & Hobby Show on Saturday, November 9th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Meet Curious George and get your photo taken with the famous monkey. Meet and greets will be at 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm, and 1:30 pm. Logo in color

Curious George will also be on the stage at 1:00pm on Saturday, November 9th for story time.


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 10

Pay honor and tribute to all our veterans on Sunday, November 10! 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!


WYXB : Sean Copeland

Sean will be appearing Wednesday, November 6th from 6pm-7pm.