The holiday season has officially arrived and there’s no better way to celebrate than to head to Morgan County, Indiana. With tons of holiday events, you and your family will be sure to create new holiday traditions and memories that will be looked back on over years to come. From homemade candy canes to blacksmith demonstrations this small town has it all. Visit Morgan County today!
Start off the holiday season by watching candy canes be made by hand at the Martinsville Candy Kitchen! This 100+ year old, family-owned and operated candy shop will be making candy canes, on every Saturday in November and December, until Christmas. Approximate Saturday pour times are around 10 am, Noon and 3 pm, but times are subject to change so call or check their Facebook page for specifics. The wafting smells of peppermint turn the experience into an unforgettable family memory. Your kids will be reminded of this experience every time they smell peppermint, probably for the rest of their lives.
(Santa & Mrs. Claus will visit the Candy Kitchen on Nov. 26 and Dec. 24 this year.)
On the first Saturday in December, Mooresville, Indiana travels back in time to the Victorian era. The Victorian Christmas Celebration involves performances, artisan booths, craft shows, demonstrations, activities, characters in costume and more! Come prepared – you might have an encounter Father Christmas or Ebeneezer Scrooge! There are carriage rides available and a free trolley service to ensure that you arrive at each stop of the event. This year’s event is on Saturday, December 3.
Head for Downtown Martinsville on Sunday, December 4 to enjoy some holiday cheer at this year’s Bobby Helms Jingle Bell Rock Christmas Music Spectacular and Christmas Tree Lighting! There will be live music, fun holiday characters, carriage rides and more beginning at 5 p.m. The tree lighting up on the courthouse lawn is at approximately 7 p.m. Come out and enjoy the season with an event that’s fun for all ages!
The Martinsville Cookie Stroll takes place on December 10th. This event will feature hundreds of volunteer cookie bakers, dozens of cookie stops, lots of fun live performances, Holiday Market from the Morgan County Farmers Market and so much more. Cookie Passports must be purchased in advance. A couple of things to know: cookie passports almost always sell out, so get yours early; not everyone in your party needs a passport (unless you want to go home with A LOT of cookies); and you only need a passport if you want to collect cookies at each stop – everything else is free! Home base for the Cookie Stroll is the Art Sanctuary of Indiana. Tickets are available online, while supplies last.
Old Town Waverly Park will host Santa in the Park! This event features a chance to interact with the jolly old elf himself inside the historic bank building, holiday stories and songs along with cookies and hot chocolate inside the church building at the park and fun demonstrations from the past in the demonstration area. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, December 10. A blacksmith will be on hand to show his skill at the forge. Additional activities will be available throughout the park at this free event.