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Holidays on the Prairie

There is something magical about taking a step back in time and celebrating the holidays at Conner Prairie. From a perspective from the front lines of the Civil War to a whimsical gingerbread village, there is something for everyone this holiday season.

Programs requiring reservations fill quickly, so get ahead of the holiday chaos and make your reservations now online at or by calling Guest Services at (317) 776-6000.


Tales at the Holidays: Letters from the Civil War

12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Nov. 24-25

Free for members and with paid general admission to the museum. Utilizing song, stories, dancing and puppetry, this new holiday show tells the intriguing story of brave mail couriers during the Civil War who became a courageous band of messengers, heralding news to and from the battlefields.

Gingerbread Village

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 24-26, 30

Free for members and with paid general admission to the museum. See a variety of gingerbread masterpieces created by amateurs and professionals. Enter your own gingerbread house for a chance to win great prizes. Entries are due by 5 p.m. Nov. 10 and can be submitted online at

Breakfast with Santa

9-11 a.m. Nov. 25 and Dec. 9; 10 a.m.-noon Nov. 26 and Dec. 10

$21.95 for adults, $18.95 for adult members; $12.95 for youth ages 2-12, $9.95 for youth members

Have breakfast, decorate cookies and visit with Santa. Then, join Santa in song and listen to his beloved rendition of “T’was the Night Before Christmas.” Breakfast items include scrambled eggs, mini muffins, honey-glazed ham, freshly made waffles and more. View the full menu online at Reservations are required and can be made online at or by calling Guest Services at (317) 776-6000.

Conner Prairie by Candlelight

6-9 p.m. Dec. 8, 15, 16 and 22

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

This family-friendly 90-minute walking tour takes you back in time to 1836 Prairietown where it’s the night before Christmas. Meet a variety of characters in their homes and learn how new settlers to Indiana’s frontier carried on their family traditions.

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