Wednesday, November 20

Christmas on the Square 2013 Includes Carolers, Roaming Characters, Train Ride & Live Nativity

A storybook window display following the escapades of Clarence the Christmas Camel, will be highlightedChristmas on the Square and will usher in the holiday season for Hendricks County residents and visitors again this year.

Scheduled from 4-6 p.m. November 29, the experience will include a variety of family activities as the town closes all four streets around the Courthouse Square to vehicular traffic.

Christmas on the Square Activities
Storybook Window Display
Beginning with a book reading at 4 p.m. at the Royal Theater, windows around the Square will be unveiled with each representing a page turning the area into the giant storybook, “Clarence the Christmas Camel.”
Live Nativity Scene
As in recent years, a nativity area with live animals will be stationed at the corner of Washington and Marion streets.

Train Rides
This free activity will occur on Jefferson Street.

Childrens’ Activities
A juggler, face painters and balloon artists will be stationed at various locations inside businesses around the Square. Children also will be able to fill a complimentary stocking with candy and prizes as they visit the various merchants around the Square.

Strolling Carolers
A group of jolly singers will provide a bit of ambience harkening back to traditional Christmas celebrations.

Roaming Holiday Characters
Santa, Mrs. Claus, Rudolph, a snowman and Christmas tree will stroll around the square greeting visitors.

Holiday Melodrama
The Danville High School Drama Department will perform at 3 and 5 p.m. inside the Royal Theater.

Tree Lighting
Santa, Mrs. Claus and one child will flip the switch to light up the Downtown Square to end the evening.

For more information about Christmas on the Square, visit

Images: Hendricks County CVB
Elizabeth J. Musgrave is a syndicated fine-living, travel, food, wine and spirits columnist, freelance writer and photographer, and performing arts and restaurant critic for Gotta Go. Read Infused, her spirits, wine & beer lifestyle column, at and and catch her as Indy’s Personal Lifestyle Adviser on Indy Style, WISH8 (CBS). Gotta Go is published on,, and in print. Follow her on Twitter @GottaGo, LinkedIn and Facebook.

1 comment:

LovesDanvilleIndiana said...

If you want an authentic experience, grab the family and go to this event. It's a wonderful holiday tradition to see the Square light up and then you can drive down to the park to see the Winterland Light Show.