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Christmas Gift + Hobby Show Preview


The man in red made a "magical" appearance this morning during Amber's quick chat about this year's Christmas Gift + Hobby Show!

PLUS... Show Manager Heather Newsom tells us what else we can expect from the upcoming days and weekend ahead! 

WHAT:    The Christmas Gift + Hobby Show is a place where thousands of people come together to experience a unique shopping event with one-of-a-kind finds. The show features more than 350 exhibitors along with a Holiday Entertainment Stage sure to put you in the holiday mood. Plus, get the chance to meet Santa! 

The Christmas Gift + Hobby Show is produced by Marketplace Events, which produces 42 consumer shows in the U.S., 16 home shows in Canada, and eight holiday shows. The 66 combined events, in 32 markets, attract 20,000 exhibitors, 1.8 million attendees and another 3 million unique web visitors annually.

WHEN:        5 days: Wednesday, November 7 through Sunday, November 11, 2018

WHERE:    Indiana State Fairgrounds – West Pavilion


Indiana’s Largest Holiday Shopping Event
This year’s Christmas Gift + Hobby Show offers more unique exhibitors so you can find the perfect gift for that someone you’re searching for. This year also brings more decorations and fresh, all-new storefronts for a total Christmas village makeover.

Search more than 350 vendors under one roof in this exciting five-day shopping event. There truly is something for everyone on your gift-buying list!

Ring in the Holidays with Local Entertainment
Show attendees can enjoy performances from local school choirs, singers, dancers and more — including a special performance from the Circle City Ringers handbell ensemble — on the Holiday Entertainment Stage.

Listen to heavenly voices and see festive dance performances while you shop for your holiday gifts. There’s fun for the whole family!

LEGO Christmas Village with Moving Train!
Doug Davis and his custom LEGO creation company, It’s a Block Party, have a special treat for this year’s Gift + Hobby Show visitors. Davis and his team have a Christmas village set on display, made entirely from LEGO pieces, and it’s complete with a moving train set! 

Be Merry with Merry Money
Merry Money is back! All show attendees get the chance for some extra green this holiday season. Just register to win Merry Money at the Show Information Booth.

A winner will be drawn every hour throughout the show — all five days of the show — to receive $25 in Merry Money to use at any one vendor of your choice at the Christmas Gift + Hobby Show! 

Take Your Photo with Santa!
That’s right! You can’t forget to take your picture with Santa. He will be at the Christmas Gift + Hobby Show throughout the show to greet visitors. And he’ll be seated near the show’s 40-foot live Christmas tree right in the center of West Pavilion. Get in line, and take your best Santa selfie! Ho, ho, ho!


Veterans Day – Sunday, November 11
Pay honor and tribute to all our veterans on Sunday, November 11! All veterans and active duty military get FREE ADMISSION for the day. Just bring a valid ID, and come enjoy the Christmas Gift + Hobby Show!

Tickets for Life? Yes, Please!
How much do you enjoy the Christmas Gift + Hobby Show? Would you like tickets to go every year for the rest of your life? It’s possible!

Visit the Show Information Booth, and sign up to win. One winner will be chosen each day — five winners total — to receive two show tickets for life!

TICKETS:    $12 – Adult           FREE – Children 12 and under    $9 – Seniors (Wed-Fri Box Office Only)

SHOW        Wednesday-Thursday        11/7-11/8       10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
TIMES:        Friday-Saturday                11/9-11/10      10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
                    Sunday                                11/11            10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Click here to save $3 off of the box office price of $13 when using the code WISH 

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