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FHS Band to Perform in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
The Fishers Marching Tiger Band is one of 6 high school marching bands to perform in the 97th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade on November 23, 2023. Follow along on their journey to New York and be sure to tune in! Learn more at fishersband.org/macys2023.
Fishers Holiday Lights Map
Are you in search of the most extravagant holiday lights around Fishers? If so, you’re in luck! The digital Fishers Holiday Lights Map will show you all the best-decorated spots to see. The map is free holiday fun for the whole family. Is your house decked out in lights? Submit your house to the map! Learn more at ThisIsFishers.com/FishersLights.
NPT Night Lights
The beloved Nickel Plate Trail will transform into a twinkling wonderland for the NPT Night Lights, presented by Centier Bank. This free light display is located along the downtown portion of the trail. The event will host live music and food trucks on December 1, 2, and 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. Learn more at playfishers.com/nptlights.
Conner Prairie’s Merry Prairie Holiday
Experience the joy and magic of the holiday season on the prairie! Conner Prairie’s Merry Prairie Holiday presents the prairie you know and love in a whole new light. Learn more and purchase tickets here.
Shop Fishers: Holiday Series
Shop local and save big this holiday season! Shop Fishers has partnered with local shops and restaurants around Fishers to bring special deals and promotions to you and your family. Discover how and where you can save at thisisfishers.com/ShopFishers. Have a deal you would like to add for your business? Fill out this form here.
Drop off your letters to Santa in special mailboxes located on the Nickel Plate Trail (near the 116th Street intersection at the swings) and the Ambassador House at Heritage Park (10598 Eller Road). Beginning Friday, November 24 Letters will be accepted through Friday, December 15. For those who are unable to drop off in person, email your letters to firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more here.
Cookies with Characters
Fishers Parks is hosting a unique character experience complete with games, crafts, cookie decorating, and more! Taking place at the Ambassador House, this event will occur on December 16 and 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. All parents and children must be pre-registered to attend. Register online at playfishers.com.
Angel of Hope Candlelight Ceremony
Fishers Parks and Recreation Foundation hosts the fourth annual Angel of Hope Candlelight Ceremony on Wednesday, December 6 from 6:15 to 7 p.m. at Heritage Park (10595 Eller Road). Coffee, hot chocolate, and cookies will be offered before lighting candles and making a short walk to the memorial at 7 p.m. The memorial serves as a peaceful, non-denominational place for families and friends who have lost children of all ages to grieve, remember, heal, and hope. For more information about the Angel of Hope or to order a paver, visit fishersparks.org.
Christmas Tree Recycling
Fishers offers a free Tree Recycling program, where residents can drop off bare, live trees December 26 through February 1 at one of several park locations throughout the city. Learn more here.
HEPL Season of Giving
Give back this season with the Hamilton East Public Library! From now until December 31, the Fishers library will be offering several opportunities to donate and give back. Learn more about these opportunities here.
Kwanzaa, which means “first fruits,” is an African American and Pan-African holiday that is based on ideas borrowed from an ancient Swahili seven-day-long festival, which is celebrated from December 26 to January 1. Learn how Fishers residents Drs. Dhanfu and Sigrid Elston celebrate and enjoy this holiday in our blog here.
Holiday Traditions Around Fishers
Celebrate the holidays #AroundFishers!
With Thanksgiving marking the unofficial start of the holiday season, the excitement (and chaos) of the holidays is underway. Between the gift shopping, cookie baking, and memory making, it can be hard to find time to slow down and reflect on how lucky we truly are....
Thousands of high school bands across the country applied to perform in the 97th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, and just six were selected for the coveted iconic tradition. One of the chosen bands is the City of Fishers’ very own: Fishers High School Marching...
‘Tis the season to ignite the holiday spirit and embrace the joy of shopping local here in Fishers! When you shop local for the holidays, you’re not just buying gifts; you’re investing in your community. Our annual Shop Fishers event is a celebration of local flavors,...
Want to make the most of those shorter days and longer nights this winter? While it may be tempting to dial back outdoor activities as soon as cold temperatures arrive, getting outside has many benefits, even in the wintertime. Seasonal depression oftentimes sets in...
Pause for a minute and think of your favorite comfort food. What comes to my mind definitely involves something rich, warm, aromatic, soul-soothing, and filled with so many delicious carbs. One of the best parts of winter is all the mouthwatering comfort foods....
Some people take a walk to have time to think. Others walk to take time NOT to think, but to dream. Whichever category you fall into, Thinker or Dreamer, Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve has 2.25 miles of winter trails that await the sound of your footsteps. ...
In a world where any store-bought item is merely a click away, how does someone give a present that will stand out? Giving a custom handmade gift is the best way to let someone know you care about them and make sure they’ll treasure it for years to come. The...
Is it here already? Are they over yet? Yes, it is here! The holiday season is after all the “most wonderful time of the year”, or is it? For some of us holidays with loved ones can be stressful, for others it can be a joyous time, while others may find it normal....
Whether it is lighting the menorah, decorating sugar cookies, or celebrating the Chinese New Year, we all have our favorite holiday traditions—many of which stem from our own childhood and family histories. We asked Fishers residents to share their most treasured...
Thanksgiving is definitely one of my top favorite holidays, but there is just something so special about Friendsgivings! We hosted one after buying our first home and it was such a blast to have all our friends over. Picture Thanksgiving but with all of your best...