ICE RINK: FLANNEL FROST
On Dec. 8, Federal Hill Commons welcomes the public to bring their best lumberjack look to the Ice Plaza for its special theme night beginning at 6 p.m. Cost is $10. The Ice Plaza is open every day from 3 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday through Sunday. All ages are welcome to participate and rental ice skates are available.
ICE RINK: GRINCH & UGLY SWEATERS
On Dec. 15, Federal Hill Commons will host a special theme night at 6 p.m. Guests can come dressed as the Grinch or in their ugliest sweater. Cost is $10. The Ice Plaza is open every day from 3 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday through Sunday. All ages are welcome to participate and rental ice skates are available.
Nickel Plate Arts’ “Gifted” exhibit is back for its fourth year and is the annual holiday exhibit turned gift market. Shop early for holiday cards, ornaments, gifts and more at the Nickel Plate Arts campus in downtown Noblesville. The exhibit runs through Dec. 30. It is open to the public from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays.
HOMES FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Tour five historic homes from 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 9 decorated for the holidays while enjoying drinks, hors d’oeuvres and more. Visit noblesvillepreservation.com for more and a listing of featured homes. All proceeds support facade grants and preservation efforts in Noblesville. Tickets are $35 each.
CLAY CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS WORKSHOP
Make a unique ornament for your Christmas tree using air-drying clay from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 12 at Nickel Plate Arts. Use a variety of techniques to decorate your ornament, paint it and take it home when class is done. No experience is necessary, and all supplies are included.
On Saturdays in December, Nickel Plate Arts will host Santa’s Workshops for ages 5 to 14. Santa’s Workshop will feature 1 1/2-hour art sessions guided by local artist and art teacher Darlene Patterson. Each session will feature a new and different holiday-themed project, including Encaustic Ornaments Dec. 9 and Holiday Basket Waving Dec. 16. For more or to register, visit nickelplatearts.org/signature-events/holiday-events.