Winter Festivals AND EVENTS

'Tis the Season at Conner Prairie

It’s the most magical time on the Prairie for exploration of our 1,046 acres with loved ones. Enjoy brand new programming, the return of A Merry Prairie Holiday, and countless other opportunities to step back in history with our interpreters! We’re proud to welcome you to our grounds this season.

Safety, Our Top Priority

Our acres of festival grounds allow for safe social distance between guests while getting back to favorite holiday traditions. Increased staff will be on hand to clean and provide guidance for guests to adhere to new safety precautions. Handwashing stations and hand sanitizer will be readily available, and masks will be required for staff and guests in ALL areas (you may remove your mask while drinking and eating). Check here for a full list of our safety precautions.

A Merry Prairie Holiday Snowglobe

A Merry Prairie Holiday

Friday - Sunday, November 27 - December 20

Tuesday & Wednesday, December 22 - 23

A Merry Prairie Holiday

Presented by: The Hagerman Group

Glittering lights, thoughtful storytellers, and warm fires will transport you from your day-to-day into the stories of yesterday and the traditions of tomorrow. A Merry Prairie Holiday is celebrating its second season at Conner Prairie, running November 27 - December 23. It’s time to get into the holiday spirit!

  • Step into our historic Prairietown to visit the Christmas Eve traditions of the 1800's
  • Visit the 60-foot-long Noah's Ark or the 25-foot-tall Old Man Winter as you explore our 500+ twinkling light vignettes
  • Enjoy plenty of winter activities with your kids, including zooming down the 150-foot hill (no snow required!) at our Polar Bear Plunge sledding hill
  • See Santa at his North Pole Workshop as he and his elves get ready for the big night ahead
  • Take a spin on Kringle's Carousel under a moonlit night
Breakfast with Santa

Visit with Santa

Saturdays, November 28 - December 19

Join us for a reimagined experience with Santa this year during Visit with Santa! Guests will receive a pre-packaged selection of food items that include a muffin, cookie, piece of fruit, and a box of Santa's favorite drink, milk! Also available will be hot chocolate or coffee from our hot beverage station.

Once you enjoy your morning snack outside at Cafe on the Common, you will then head into Featherston Barn for a socially distanced visit and photo op with Santa!

All guests must reserve tickets online ahead of time in order to participate. Masks required.

Santa Taking a Selfie
Holiday Shopping at Conner Prairie

Find the Perfect Gift at Conner Prairie

Holiday Shopping At Conner Prairie

Shop our NEW online store (coming soon!) for one of a kind treasures for all ages, including Indiana-themed gifts, old-timey games, and handmade pottery!

And if you’re looking for the perfect gift that lasts all year long, consider an annual Conner Prairie membership that provides your loved ones access to fully interactive, historically significant worlds throughout the year. Includes unlimited daytime general admission, free access to Headless Horseman, and discounts on select events, shopping, and dining.