Fourth annual, adults-only Holiday Cheers celebration at Conner Prairie Dec. 15


    Hannah Kiefer
    Conner Prairie
    (317) 776-6000, Ext. 163

    FISHERS, Ind. (Monday, Nov. 14, 2016/Conner Prairie) – Get into the holiday spirit at Conner Prairie’s fourth annual, adults-only Holiday Cheers, presented by the Conner Prairie Horizon Council, the museum’s young professionals group.

    Holiday Cheers offers an elegant evening of delicious food, wine, spirits and craft beer. After dinner, guests can take a candlelit stroll through Conner Prairie’s 1836 Prairietown to experience how holidays were – and weren’t – celebrated in the past.

    The event for adults ages 21 and older is from 6:30-10 p.m. Dec. 15 at Conner Prairie. The candlelit stroll is offered from 7-9 p.m.

    In addition to a catered dinner, baked goods from Sunrise Bakery will be served as will coffee from Tinker Coffee Co, wines from Brown County Winery, spirits from Cardinal Spirits, craft beer from Taxman Brewery and cider from McClure’s Orchard. A sampling of sausage from Smoking Goose will also be served. Guests can also sample beer from Scarlet Lane, try a German Gluhwein, participate in sausage-making demonstrations, party at the Campbell home in Prairietown and discover the different cultures and traditions of holiday cheer in the 19th century.

    Discount tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased online at connerprairie.org through Nov. 28; after that, tickets are $40 a person through Dec. 15. Tickets will also be available at the door; however, space is limited.

    For more, visit connerprairie.org, like Conner Prairie and the Horizon Council on Facebook or follow Conner Prairie on Twitter @ConnerPrairie with the hashtag #HolidayCheers.

    Spanning 800 wooded acres in central Indiana, Conner Prairie welcomes nearly 390,000 visitors of all ages annually. As Indiana’s first Smithsonian Institute affiliate, Conner Prairie offers various outdoor, historically themed destinations and indoor experiential learning spaces that combine history and art with science, technology, engineering and math to offer an authentic look into history that shapes society today.

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    Conner Prairie’s mission is to inspire curiosity and foster learning about Indiana by providing engaging, individualized and unique experiences. Created by Eli Lilly in 1934, Conner Prairie combines history with science, technology, engineering and math and encourages visitors to explore Indiana’s natural and cultural heritage through hands-on, immersive and interactive experiences. Inspiring visitors of all ages to discover more about the events, discoveries and forces that shaped the American Midwest, Conner Prairie offers various historically themed, indoor and outdoor experience areas throughout its 800 acres of wooded property in Fishers, Ind. Indiana’s first Smithsonian Institute Affiliate and accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, Conner Prairie is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization that relies on grants and philanthropic donations from corporations and individuals for sustainability and growth. Visit connerprairie.org or call (800) 966-1836 for admission dates, hours, ticket prices and opportunities to donate and volunteer. Conner Prairie is on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Flickr and YouTube.