GREENFIELD — Greenfield Main Street will present the classic holiday film “The Polar Express” at 1 and 7 p.m. Nov. 30 at the H.J. Ricks Centre for the Arts, 122 W. Main St. “The Polar Express,” starring Tom Hanks, is an animated feature about a young boy who receives a special gift when he travels by train to visit Santa at the North Pole. The $5 ticket also includes a visit from Santa. Visit for more information.

CARTHAGE — Celebrate “A Holly Jolly Carthage Christmas” from 4 to 7 p.m. Dec. 3. The celebration includes an ugly sweater contest, a Santa look-alike contest and the announcement of the winner of the house-lighting contest. Kids can visit with Santa and write him a letter. Attendees can participate in Christmas karaoke, make an ornament to hang on the tree in Military Park and join in with Christmas caroling. The tree-lighting ceremony takes place at 5:45 p.m.

INDIANAPOLIS — Kick-start the holidays at Downtown Indy’s Circle of Lights celebration at 6 p.m. Nov. 25 at the Circle, 1 Monument Circle. More than 4,000 colored lights, larger-than life toy soldiers and sailors and giant-sized peppermint sticks will adorn Monument Circle for this annual celebration. Entertainment includes sixth season winner of “The Voice,” Josh Kaufman and Hancock County’s own Hearts Ablaze cloggers. For more information, visit

INDIANAPOLIS — Local singers Shallen Atkins and Ann Gerritsen of McCordsville and Brad and Carole Arthur and Emily Nickles of Greenfield will perform with the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir for the annual holiday concert, Festival of Carols. Festival of Carols features a selection of fan favorites and traditional holiday music performed by a 200-voice chorus accompanied by the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra. Performances are at 7 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, 650 N. Meridian; 8 p.m. Dec. 16, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 17 and 3 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Palladium at the Center for Performing Arts, 355 City Center Drive in Carmel. Tickets start at $20 and may be purchased at

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