Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Christen the month of December with these holiday events from Nov. 30 to Dec. 3

Festival of Trees
5-7 p.m. Nov. 30, West River Health Campus, 714 S. Eickhoff Road
Start the holiday season with a hot cocoa bar before touring the West River Health Campus and voting for the best decorated tree. This event benefits Granted.

EVV Festival of Trees
Through Dec. 31, Evansville Regional Airport, 7801 Bussing Drive
Fourteen Tri-State nonprofits vie for the most “likes” — and cash prizes — in this sixth annual decorating contest.

World Language and Cultures Holiday Sing Along
noon-1 p.m. Dec. 1, University of Southern Indiana Liberal Arts Center Labyrinth, 8600 University Blvd.
Students, faculty, and friends use the power of song to celebrate the season.

Whimsical Winter Wonderland
3-5 p.m. Dec. 1, Charles Ford Retirement Communities, 920 Main St., New Harmony, Indiana
Before the city’s tree lighting, enjoy hot cocoa on a quick drive through the Charles Ford Retirement Communities.

Central Park Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
6 p.m. Dec. 1, Central Park, 239 Washington St., Henderson, Kentucky
Celebrate the opening of Christmas in the Park with a tree lighting, refreshments from the Henderson Breakfast Lions Leo Club and food trucks, and entertainment from the Henderson County High School Choir.

Christmas Family Movie Night
7 p.m. Dec. 1, CrossPointe Trinity Church, 6515 Old Boonville Highway
Enjoy popcorn, hotdogs, Christmas cookies, and hot chocolate while watching a holiday film.

Christmas at Germania
7-9 p.m. Dec. 1-2, Germania Maennerchor, 916 N. Fulton Ave.
This show includes a pageant, choral music by Germania Maennerchor and Damenchor, and seasonal German food. Tickets cost $30.

Christmas in New Harmony
Dec. 1-3, New Harmony, Indiana
Spread festivities over three days with a tree lighting, breakfast with Santa, holiday house tour, performances including the Children Center for Dance Education’s Children’s Nutcracker, parades, carriage rides, vendors, and more.

Breakfast with the Grinch
7-10 a.m. Dec. 2, American Legion Post 5, 203 Walnut St., Mount Vernon, Indiana
Nosh on bacon, sausage, waffles, pancakes, and scrambled eggs, but keep your eyes peeled for the Grinch. Admission is $10 for adults and $6 for kids.

Rotary Santa Run 5K, One Mile Family Fun Walk, and Santa Elf Kids Run
8:30 a.m. Dec. 2, Eykamp Scout Center, 3501 E. Lloyd Expressway
Move your feet to benefit The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile. Registration costs $35 for adults and $5 for kids.

Breakfast with Santa
9:30-11:30 a.m. Dec. 2, Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 1800 S. Governor St.
The Pearls of Distinction Foundation, part of Alpha Kappa Alpha’s Zeta Zeta Omega chapter, hosts a holiday breakfast with crafts, games, a toy giveaway, and an appearance by Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Holiday Wreath Workshop
10-11 a.m. Dec. 2, Snow’s Landscape and Nursery, 4622 Roslin Road, Newburgh, Indiana
Learn to craft your own 12-inch wreath at this instructor-led workshop. All materials are provided in the $37 ticket price.

Pictures with Santa
10 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 2, Camelot Jewelers, 2178 E. Morgan Ave.
Take photos with Santa and enjoy festive treats from Cookies by Design.

Second Annual Holiday Market
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Dec. 2, Chase Fulcher Archery Center, 377 Garden Miles Road, Henderson, Kentucky
Browse rows of food trucks, baked goods, home decor, and Christmas decor.

Downtown Christmas Parade
10 a.m., Dec. 2, Downtown Henderson, Kentucky
Holiday floats light up Main Street — and may even snag prizes from judges!

Storytime & Author Signing with Tyler G. Mitchell
11 a.m. Dec. 2, Barnes and Noble, 624 S. Green River Road
Boonville, Indiana, native Tyler Mitchell reads from his Christmas picture book based on his childhood, “Double Trouble and the Upsidedown Christmas Tree.” See a preview in the November/December issue of Evansville Living.

Santa’s Coming to Willard
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 2, Willard Public Library, 21 First Ave.
This family experience includes photos with Santa, holiday crafts, storytime, and a winter wonderland.

A Downtown Christmas
11 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 2, 200-500 blocks of Main Street
Marvel in the festive atmosphere with a glacier inflatable slide, snow globe, trackless train, Clara the Reindeer, petting zoo, holiday music, and more.

Newburgh Celebrates Christmas
noon-4 p.m. Dec. 2, Old Lock and Dam, 525 E. Highway 662, Newburgh, Indiana; Preservation Hall, 200 State St., Newburgh, Indiana
Head to Downtown Newburgh for trolley rides, food trucks, vendors, a gingerbread house contest, and even Santa and the Grinch sightings.

Historic Newburgh, Inc’s Holiday Tour
4-7 p.m. Dec. 2, 23 W. Main St., Newburgh, Indiana
Tour seven of the town’s historic buildings, plus homes and Airbnbs decorated for the holiday season. Tickets cost $20.

Pictures with Krampus
4-8 p.m. Dec. 2, Nick Nackery, 201 E. Virginia St.
$10 buys you a traditionally German Christmas experience with horn-headed Krampus.

Reitz Home Museum Holiday Candlelight Tour
5-7 p.m. Dec. 2, Reitz Home Museum, 112 Chestnut St.
Visit the historic home after dark for a self-guided tour.

Advent Dinner
6 p.m. Dec. 2, Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 5501 Washington Ave.
Sit for harp music, crafts, caroling, and a devotion while dining on a main course, side dishes, drinks, and dessert.

A Charlie Brown Christmas
6-11 p.m. Dec. 2, American Legion Banquet Hall, 711 State St., Newburgh, Indiana
RSVP to this winter open house, which includes food, fun, drinks, and a chance to win self-care prizes.

Breakfast with Santa
8:15-11:45 a.m. Dec. 2-3, Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden, 1545 Mesker Park Drive
Be transported to the North Pole to meet Saint Nick, have a warm breakfast, enjoy crafts, and more. Tickets can be purchased online for $15.

noon-6 p.m. Dec. 2-3, Newburgh Museum, 503 State St., Newburgh, Indiana
Savor simple holiday pleasures, like gathering by a fire pit, refreshments, shopping, music, and more.

Peppermint Pops
7 p.m. Dec. 2; 2 p.m. Dec. 3, Victory Theatre, 600 Main St.
The Evansville Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus join forces with the North High School Huskettes dance team for this winter spectacle. Tickets start at $40.

Seasonal Snapshots
Dec. 2 and 6, Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library Central, 200 S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Start a new tradition with these photography sessions and capture the perfect holiday card image.

Pet Pictures with Santa or the Grinch
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 2, River City Pet Camp, 2918 Mount Vernon Ave.
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 9, Daisy’s Pet Playground, 1309 N. Green River Road Ste. B
For $15, take your pets to meet Santa and the Grinch at this fundraiser for It Takes a Village.

A Morning with Santa
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 3, Merrymint Celebration Boutique, 318 Walnut St.
Remember your little one’s Christmas forever with professional photos with Santa. Tickets are $45.

Grinchmas Craft Fair
noon-3 p.m. Dec. 3, Myriad Brewing Company Newburgh Taproom, 8245 High Pointe Drive, Newburgh, Indiana
The Mutts at Myriad Craft Fair will take care of all your Christmas shopping needs for your pet and the pet lovers in your life!

Christmas, Cookies, and Cocoa, OH MY!
3-5 p.m. Dec. 3, Main Street Wedding and Event Venue, 315 N. Main St.
This event includes plenty of fun holiday activities for the family, like a photo booth, cookie decorating, letters to Santa, and more.

Newburgh Holiday Light Parade
6 p.m. Dec. 3, 23 W. Water St., Newburgh, Indiana
Historic Newburgh Inc. is bringing back its free downtown parade this holiday season.

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Jodi Keen
Jodi Keen
Jodi Keen is the managing editor of Evansville Living and Evansville Business magazines.

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