The holiday season is here -- and there is no shortage of good tidings or cheer in Indy! As we perused our\u00a0Online Calendar\u00a0in search of free family fun for December, we were overwhelmed by the sheer volume of holiday activities!\u00a0Quite simply, there was just too much to choose from. So, consider this our holiday gift to you: 20 free things to do in Indianapolis\u00a0this December: Reynolds Farm Equipment John Deere Free Christmas Lights Display Nov. 17\u00a0- Jan. 1 Drive through the display to see thousands of twinkling lights and catch some holiday spirit! Sharpsville Lights Nov. 25 - Dec. 30 Sharpsvillelights is a FREE computerized Christmas show where lights flash to the sound of music.\u00a0The show has 120,000 lights spread over 2 acres and is controlled by 352 computer circuits. \u201cStutz Starry Night\u201d Artists Holiday Open House Dec. 1 More than 40 Indianapolis artists will open their studios to showcase one-of-a-kind artworks and gift items during the annual Stutz Artists Association\u2019s Holiday Open House December First Friday Dec. 1 Explore our latest exhibit Gifted. Gifted is our annual holiday exhibit-turned-gift-market and your one-stop shop for the arts enthusiasts on your holiday shopping list. Holidays in the Art District Dec. 2 Experience the wonder of the holidays in the Arts & Design District with elves, reindeer, carolers from local choirs,\u00a0trolley rides to & from Bub\u2019s and the most unique Santa house in Indiana.\u00a0 Santa (and Mrs. Claus) will arrive by fire truck at 3 p.m. Meijer Tailgate Party on Georgia Street Dec. 2 The Meijer Tailgate Party on Georgia Street includes a Major League Eating contest, contests, games, a live band and DJ, college football action on video screens, a beverage garden, food, merchandise, photo ops and much more to offer the ultimate tailgating experience. Carmel Holiday Trolley Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23 Enjoy your holiday shopping! Ride the festive Carmel Holiday Trolley as you shop unique, local boutiques and galleries in our Arts & Design District, Indiana Design Center and City Center. Riders will receive free gifts and that warm glow that comes from knowing you have supported our local merchants. Swim with Santa Dec. 3 Join Stony Creek Swim Center for pictures with Santa, open swim, & a bake sale! Open swim and pictures with Santa are free with a donation to the Noblesville Fire Department Christmas Food & Toy Drive. Help make Christmas a special time for families in our community! Broad Ripple Lights Up! Holiday Parade and Festival Dec. 3 Broad Ripple Lights Up! features a Kids Wonderland activity village, live entertainment, Indianapolis\u2019 only twilight parade, and a holiday light display lighting ceremony along the brand new Canal Esplanade. Yelp\u2019s Totally Bazaar 2017 Dec.\u00a07 Dancing Pottery is thrilled to be part of Yelp\u2019s annual FREE Holiday Shopping Party featuring over 150 local businesses.\u00a0ALL Yelp Bazaar attendees must RSVP! It is a free event, but you need to follow this link and click the RSVP button. Victorian Christmas Open House Dec.\u00a09 It\u2019s time again for the James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home annual Victorian Christmas Open House! This year will feature free walk-throughs of the entire Museum Home, decorated for the holiday season Holly Jolly Jamboree Dec.\u00a09 Come be merry with Mrs. Claus and the Jolly Old Elf himself, Santa Claus. The Claus\u2019s will be available for pictures throughout the program. Silly Safaris will be presenting their Indiana Reindeer Reserve program, which includes a live reindeer! Christmas at Garfield Dec.\u00a09 Visit the Garfield Conservatory to meet Santa and see Conservatory Crossing, the holiday train and poinsettia show.\u00a0 You can also visit the Arts Center to make toys with Santa\u2019s elves and head to the Family Center for more festive fun.\u00a0 All activities are free.\u00a0\u00a0 Bring your own camera to take photos with Santa. Rowdie Claus Dec.\u00a09 Get FREE photos taken with the Indianapolis Indians mascot, Rowdie! Rowdie will make his annual appearance as Rowdie Claus in the Victory Field suite lounge. Create arts and crafts and enjoy free hot chocolate and snacks. Christkindl Village Dec. 15 - 17 The Christkindl Village is a celebration of the holiday with a traditional Christmas Market, presented by St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.\u00a0The festival includes a canopy of lights, live animal Nativity, kids\u2019 and teen activities, photos with St. Nick, German foods, beer and wine garden, musical performances including caroling and the sights, sounds and smells of Christmas. FREE Admission to The Children\u2019s Museum Christmas Eve Dec. 24 Happy Holidays!\u00a0 Come talk to Santa, enjoy\u00a0Jolly Days Winter Wonderland\u00a0and explore the world\u2019s largest children\u2019s museum with FREE\u00a0Admission to on\u00a0Christmas Eve.\u00a0 Downtown Indy Inc.'s New Year's Eve on Georgia Street Dec. 30 Georgia Street is the place to be this New Year\u2019s Eve! Come for an exciting entertainment line-up, stimulating sights, plenty of food and drink and a unique midnight extravaganza.