Enchanted Forest

Holiday Entertainment Stage

Enjoy performances from a magician, local school choirs, singers, dancers and more 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. 


Daniel Tiger

Hello, Neighbor! Daniel Tiger will be LIVE at the Christmas Gift + Hobby Show on Saturday, November 11 from 12-2 p.m.  Make sure to bring the kids to meet Daniel Tiger and have a Grr-ific time!

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Ho Ho Ho

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


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 30 minutes 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! 


Veterans Day – Saturday, November 11

Pay honor and tribute to all our veterans on Saturday, 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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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!


Local Authors

Give the gift of reading or stock up for yourself!  We are excited to be showcasing the most diverse group of local authors to be featured at the Christmas Gift + Hobby Show.  This year's authors are offering everything from children's books to adventure fiction, fantasy, historical fiction, humor, mystery, paranormal, poetry, romance, science fiction, spiritual, sports, 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.




Give joy to a child during the holidays by donating a new toy to the Children’s Bureau. You may drop off gifts with a Children’s Bureau representative on opening day, Wed., Nov. 8 at the North Entrance across from the Administration Building. All donors will receive a coupon for $4 off admission at the box office only! Suggested donation items:

  • Toys (all ages for boys and girls!)
  • Coats (size newborn-17 years)
  • Newborn clothes
  • Stocking stuffers
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