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Conner Prairie by Candlelight

This family-friendly 90-minute walking tour takes you back in time to 1836 Prairietown where it’s the night before Christmas.

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Meet a variety of characters in their homes and learn how new settlers to Indiana’s frontier carried on their family traditions.

  • Meet the Ullmans who are celebrating Hanukkah.
  • Discover who Belznichol is at the Golden Eagle Inn.
  • Visit with the Curtis family to hear about Santa Claus and who he might visit that night.
  • A new visitor to Prairietown will surprise the schoolmaster and add her own story about the holiday.
  • Join Dr. Campbell at his home for dancing and singing as he and his family ring in the holidays!
You can end your night by joining the rowdies outside for a song or story around the bonfire.

This program is recommended for ages 7 and older and is ideal for guests who prefer a more structured program in the evening hours.

Tours begin at 6 p.m. and run every 12 minutes until 9 p.m.

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$16/adult ($14/adult member)
$13/youth ages 2-12 ($11/youth member)

Groups of 15+ guests
$15/adult & $12/youth

Tours begin at 6 pm and run every 12 minutes until 9 pm

Best for ages 7+


  • December 8, 2017 - December 23, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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