Top Picks – November 27

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GREENFIELD — Instead of fighting crowds at big city malls and shopping centers on Black Friday, put off your spending for 24 hours and shop in Greenfield on Small Business Saturday. Greenfield’s variety of unique shops and businesses are offering holiday discounts and sales. For a complete listing of bargains and the benefits of supporting local merchants, visit localfirstgreenfield.com.

INDIANAPOLIS — Spectators are invited to gather in Downtown Indianapolis at Monument Circle for the lighting of the lights on Nov. 29. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with the live televised show running from 7 to 8 p.m. on (NBC) WTHR-13. The Monument light-up will occur at approximately 7:55 p.m. The decorations feature 4,784 lights and 52 garland strands used to create the 242-foot display. This year’s display, presented by the Contractors of Quality Connection and Electrical Workers of IBEW 481, features 26 giant toy soldiers and sailors and 26 peppermint sticks surrounding the Circle, as well as 56,700 twinkle lights in the trees illuminating the area’s walkways. For more information, visit visitindy.com.

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Main Street’s Home for the Holidays offers holiday flicks on the big screen at the H.J. Ricks Centre, 122 W. Main St. Enjoy a free screening of “The Santa Clause” at 3 and 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 30. “The Santa Clause” stars Tim Allen as a divorced dad who has custody of his son (Eric Lloyd) on Christmas Eve. After he accidentally kills a man in a Santa suit, they are magically transported to the North Pole where an elf explains that Scott must take Santa’s place before the next Christmas arrives. Scott thinks he’s dreaming, but over the next several months he gains weight and grows an inexplicably white beard. Maybe that night at the North Pole wasn’t a dream after all. For more information, visit greenfieldmainstreet.org.

McCORDSVILLE — McCordsville’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Event will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 4 at the McCordsville Town Hall, 6280 W. County Road 800 N. Entertainment will include performances by local school groups, crafts, hot chocolate and cookies and a visit by Santa Claus. An “elf” from the McCordsville Elementary School will be chosen to flip the switch to light the tree.

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GREENFIELD — Greenfield Sertoma presents Christmastide Celebration 2019 at 4 p.m. Dec. 7 at the H. J. Ricks Centre for the Arts, 122 W. Main St. This holiday concert features music by the Brandywine Wind Band with vocalists Noelle Russell, Amy Studabaker and Anita Workman. The Greenfield Sertoma Club sponsors this community event and will be selling holiday pies for $8. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for pictures for $3 to support this program. Tickets are available now for $6 (plus a fee) at eventbrite.com or for $7 at the door.

GREENFIELD — Tickets are on sale now for Christmas at the Ricks on Dec. 7 at the H.J. Ricks Centre for the Arts, 122 W. Main St. The doors open at 6 p.m. to photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus and a cash bar upstairs. The show features holiday performances from local performance groups including Wilkerson Dance, the Brandywine Wind, the Locked Out Mt. Vernon a capella choir, the Hearts Ablaze clogging group and the New Palestine Intermediate School bell choir. Tickets are available for $10 at Christmasricks.bpt.me.

GREENFIELD — Take time out for some holiday laughs this season with the cast of the CrazyLake Acting Company’s “Sorry! Wrong Chimney!” showing Dec. 13, 14, 20, 21 and 22 at the H.J. Ricks Centre for the Arts, 122 W. Main St. Newlywed David Tuttle (Luke Agee) is moonlighting as a department store Santa so he can afford to buy his wife Samantha (Ali Kern) a fur for Christmas. He tells her he’s working late at the office, but Samantha suspects her neighbor Natalie (Stephani McDole) is ‘the other woman.’ Samantha enlists Natalie’s psychiatrist husband (Corey Yeaman) in a plot to get David to love her again. But when the notorious Santa burglar Kris Kreigle (Trever Brown) and his gun-toting fiancée (Chris Vehorn) show up, it’s up to the confused policeman (Coy Hutcherson) to sort it all out. Friday and Saturday performances for this PG-13 show are at 7:00 p.m. The Sunday matinee is at 2:00 p.m. Pre-sale tickets are available for $10 at Hometown Comics, 1506 N. State St., or online at crazylakeacting.com. Tickets at the door are $12. For more information, visit CrazyLake Acting Company on Facebook or call 317-294-3087.