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Holiday Cheers – Trim the Tree

Make sure your tree is looking its best this holiday season with a little help, and a special kit, from your friends at IHS. You can make your own handmade ornaments to hang on your tree or include as stocking stuffers.

Each Trim the Tree kit includes treats for one, including sticker, button and a candy cane; three ornaments to paint; materials to create your own popcorn strings; clothespin candle craft; recipe for making your own spiced dough ornaments; and access to virtual on-demand instructional videos [Videos available by Dec 7]

Cost + Details

The first kit is $20, ($15 for members) and additional kits are available for $10 each. Shipping is available (for $10) if ordered by Dec. 15.

Kits can be picked up during special times at the Indiana Historical Society, including: December 11 from 4-8 p.m.; December 12 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.; December 15 from 3-5 p.m.; December 19 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.; and December 23 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Masks required when entering the building. 

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?

Kit includes treats for one, including sticker, button and a candy cane; three ornaments to paint; materials to create your own popcorn strings; clothespin candle craft; recipe for making your own spiced dough ornaments; and access to virtual on-demand instructional videos [Videos available by Dec 7]

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) Pick-up dates follow. Masks are required while in building.
    • December 11 from 4-8 p.m.
    • December 12 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
    • December 15 from 3-5 p.m.
    • December 19 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
    • December 23 from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Have your kit mailed for additional $10 per kit. Kits will be mailed by December 15.

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 7, 2020 - Dec 23, 2020 12:00 a.m. to 11:45 p.m.
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