IU Health North Hospital Holiday in the Arts District

ph 317.571.ARTS (2787)
111 West Main Street Suite 140
Carmel, Indiana 46032
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Located in the heart of Old Town Carmel, the Arts & Design District is home to interior designers, art galleries, showrooms, specialty shops and restaurants.

IU Health North Hospital Holiday in the Arts District Saturday, December 14 from 3-6 p.m.

Experience the wonder of the holidays in the Arts & Design District with elves and reindeer, carolers, carriage rides, a visit from Santa Claus, special activities and more on Saturday, December 14 from 3-6 p.m.!

With many of the activities offered free of charge and plenty of parking nearby, the season's kick-off event takes place in the PNC Bank parking lot located on the northeast corner of Main Street and Range Line Road.


  • A visit with Santa in his very own Santa house
  • Elves & reindeer from the North Pole
  • Free carriage rides (first come, first served)
  • Live musical entertainment from local elementary school choirs and theater groups
  • Kids’ activities including balloon animals, face painters and more
  • Cookie decorating by Rascia’s Creative Cakes
  • Make-your-own holiday card to take home for loved ones or for donation to Carmel Health and Living Community
  • Paint your own masterpiece with step-by-step instructions with Cookies & Canvas

Entertainment Schedule:

  • 3:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. - West Clay Elementary School Choir
  • 3:30 p.m. - 3:50 p.m. - Woodbrook Elementary School Choir
  • 4:15 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. - Denise Sherman and Students from GetVoiceLessons.com

In addition, Kei Tea will be selling their wonderful hot teas and Rascia’s Creative Cakes will be selling delicious gingerbread. The Museum of Miniature Houses will also be hosting their annual Candlelight Tour from 5:00 - 8:00pm that day where guests can see wonderful Christmas collections and be amazed by their large collection of dollhouses, ready for the holidays.

2nd Saturday IU Health North Hospital Gallery Walk
Don’t forget our 2nd Saturday IU Health North Hospital Gallery Walk will continue from 5-10 p.m. with pieces created just for the holiday season and available for purchase.

Public parking is available in the Carmel Lions Club lot (141 E. Main St.), Sophia Square parking garage (entrance off of 1st Ave NW), Indiana Design Center parking garage (200 S. Range Line Road) or available on-street public parking. The Arts & Design District parking map may be downloaded here.

Santa’s Mailbox
December 9th – 20th
Send a letter to Santa this holiday season at Santa’s special mailbox sponsored by ArtSplash Gallery at 111 W. Main Street, Suite 140. Each child who posts a letter to Santa will receive a personalized, hand-written response from Santa!

Gingerbread Scavenger Hunt
December 14-23
Join us for the 5th Annual Gingerbread Scavenger Hunt. Begin the hunt at Teabuds (111. W Main St., Suite 115) and follow the clues that will lead you to discover hand-decorated gingerbread houses in merchants’ holiday windows. End the hunt at Simply Sweet Shoppe (30 N. Range Line Rd.) to receive your treat and enter the raffle for a basket filled with gingerbread goodies.

Merchants in the Arts & Design District will decorate the gingerbread houses which can be seen in each of their windows. A “People’s Choice” award will be given to the merchant with the most votes based on the indication of your favorite house on the clue sheet.

> Download the printable Clue Sheet here! [coming soon]

Holiday Art Contest
Our 8th Annual Holiday Art Contest submissions will need to be in by Saturday, November 23rd and the open house will be Thursday, December 5th at the Art Studio of Carmel (241 N. Range Line Road) from 6:00pm -7:00pm.
For more information and guidelines for the art contest, visit: Holiday Art Contest.


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