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Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202
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Holiday Cheers

Gather your family around the computer and join us for a bit of holiday fun during the holiday season. Each holiday cheers event includes a live virtual program, and a kit with hands-on activities, recipes, games or festive elements to enjoy during the event.

Trim the Tree

Make sure your tree is looking its best this holiday season. Learn how Hoosiers have decorated their trees throughout the ages, and make your own handmade ornaments to hang on your tree or include as stocking stuffers.  

$25 | $20 members. Ticket includes online program and one activity kit. Additional kits available for purchase at $10 each. Kits can be picked up at the Indiana Historical Society December 1 to 5 or mailed for an additional $10 per kit. 

Presented with support from Kiln Kreations and Lake City Bank 

Frequently Asked Questions

What age is this program best for?

We think that kids of all ages will enjoy this program, but it was designed with families ages 4 to 12 in mind.

What is included in my kit?

One kit is included with your registration. Your kit will include treats for one, including stickers, button and a candy cane; Three activities to decorate your tree including paint your own ornaments, popcorn strings, and clothespin candles; instructions for making your own spiced dough ornaments (ingredients not included); and access to live, virtual event including instructions for all activities.

Holiday Cheers tickets do not include admission to Festival of Trees at the Indiana Historical Society. If you’d like to visit the exhibition during operating hours, you will need to purchase an advanced admission ticket. 

How do I safely receive get my kit?

You have two options to get your kit, which you can select upon purchase:

  • Pick-up your kit in the Welcome Center at the Indiana Historical Society (450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis) Dec 1 to 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or Dec 4 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Masks are required while in building.
  • Have your kit mailed for additional $10 per kit. Kits will be mailed by December 5.

What additional materials are needed to complete the program?

Nearly everything is included with your kit, with the exception of ingredients for the spiced dough ornaments. We will mark what isn’t included in your instruction booklet. You may need to provide your own scissors or find additional decorating materials from around your house.

Do I need one kit for each child in my family?

Each kit includes materials for one of each craft. Families can work alone or as a group, whichever works best. You may opt to purchase additional kits during registration.

Holiday Cheers: Trim the Tree

Dec 19, 2020 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Online, Via Zoom
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