3rd annual Holiday Cheers at Conner Prairie offers adults-only crowd food, wine, craft beer, historical outdoor experience


    Duane Brodt
    Director of Public Relations
    Conner Prairie
    (800) 966-1836

    FISHERS, Ind. (Monday, Nov. 23, 2015/Conner Prairie) – Holiday Cheers, an adults-only event, returns to Conner Prairie Dec. 17.

    Starting at 6 p.m., guests will enjoy an elegant evening of hors d’ouevres, wine and local craft beer before heading out for a candlelight stroll through 1836 Prairietown to experience how various holidays were celebrated in the past.

    Food will be provided by Sinking Ship, coffee from Tinker Coffee Co., desserts from Sunrise Bakery, wine and spirits from Cardinal Spirts and a host of other Indiana providers and craft beers from Scarlet Lane Brewery, Taxman Brewing Co. and Triton Brewing Co. Smoking Goose will serve sausage samples.

    Throughout the event, which runs until 10 p.m., guests may tour the Gingerbread Village at Conner Prairie that features dozens of gingerbread house creations by local professionals and amateurs.

    Holiday Cheers is supported by the Conner Prairie Horizon Council, the museum’s young professionals group.

    Early bird tickets are $35 per person through December 30. The price then increases to $40 per person through December 17. Tickets can be purchased online at connerprairie.org. Tickets will also be available at the door but space is limited. For more information, call (317) 776-6000.

    Spanning 850 wooded acres in central Indiana, Conner Prairie welcomes more than 360,000 visitors of all ages annually. As Indiana’s only 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 is a nationally acclaimed interactive history park. Its 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 experiencing. 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 only 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 317.776.6000 or 800.966.1836 for admission dates, hours, ticket prices and opportunities to donate. Connect with Conner Prairie on Facebook at facebook.com/connerprairie, Flickr at flickr.com/people/connerprairie, YouTube at youtube.com/user/ConnerPrairie and Twitter at twitter.com/connerprairie.