Conner Prairie to Ring in 2019 Holiday Season with Brand New Celebrations throughout Historic Grounds

Merry Prairie Holiday

Celebrate the holidays with new holiday programming at Conner Prairie.

“The holidays are always a special time at Conner Prairie filled with joy and excitement of the season,” said Norman Burns, President and CEO at Conner Prairie. “It’s a time of spreading goodwill and building memories with those you love. This year we’re excited to give the gift of new experiences that will bring the whole community together on our historic property.”

New holiday programming includes:

  • Stroll through historical holiday celebrations in Prairietown
  • Participate in a nighttime, holiday-themed festival decorated with dazzling light displays and more throughout our grounds
  • Ride through our festive, historic grounds via wagon
  • Glide down central Indiana’s newest dry tubing hill
  • Ride on a vintage outdoor carousel
  • Hear the sights and sounds of the holidays with performances from local musicians, dancers and performers
  • Ring in the new year with during our New Year’s Eve (early) countdown

Favorite programming that will be returning includes Breakfast and Dinner with Santa, Storytime with Mrs. Claus, and the takeover of Makesmith Workshop into Santa’s Workshop.

The Conner Prairie Museum Store will also be open during this time for all of your holiday gift-giving needs.

Visit for more information and tickets for upcoming events.



Spanning more than 1,000 wooded acres in Central Indiana, Conner Prairie welcomes more than 400,000 visitors of all ages annually. As Indiana’s first Smithsonian Institute affiliate, Conner Prairie offers various outdoor, historically-themed encounters 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. Conner Prairie is a 501(c)3, nonprofit organization – accredited by the American Alliance of Museums – that relies on grants and philanthropic donations from individuals, corporations and foundations for sustainability and growth. Visit or call (800) 966-1836 for admission dates, hours, ticket prices and opportunities to donate and volunteer.

Christine Dejoy
Director of Public Affairs