The Christmas Gift & Hobby Show State Fair Grounds Nov 5-9 – WISH

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“For many a Christmas Gift Hobby Show is a family tradition”, says Donell Heberer Walton, executive executive Christmas Gift Hobby Show  The 65th Annual Christmas Gift Hobby Show earnings to a Indiana State Fair Grounds. With over 180,000 block feet of selling space and over 350 exhibitors, this is Indiana’s largest Holiday Shopping Event.

The Christmas Gift Hobby Show – that princely energy shoppers’ bliss – opens a doors for a 65th book Wednesday, Nov 5 by Sunday, Nov 9 during a Indiana State Fairgrounds West Pavilion.

Showgoers will find thousands of singular holiday present ideas for all ages and interests displayed in over 180,000 block feet of space, all underneath one roof. But it’s a “extras” during a show, says executive executive Donell Heberer Walton, that have enabled a eventuality to constraint a #4 mark on USA Today/10Best’s register of Indianapolis’ tip holiday attractions.

“Thousands of fabulous, quality, one-of-a-kind gifts for family and friends can be found in each aisle,” she says. “But over a selling extravaganza, a uncover is eminent for presenting 5 whole days of wall-to-wall entertainment, and this year’s register is terrific.”

Among “extras” in a 2014 choice – all of that can be found during


  • The Return of Dr. Lori. Dr. Lori – approved excellent art and antiques appraiser, comedienne and star of a Discovery Channel’s Auction Kings – appears Wednesday, Nov 5 (12n, 3p 6p) and Thursday, Nov 6 (11a 2p) to value showgoers’ antiques and collectibles in her possess matchless way. A uncover favorite, Dr. Lori (who binds a PhD in art history) is a author of 30 books, an internationally syndicated columnist, and has seemed on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Tonight Show, among many others.


  • Visits with Santa. The uncover traditionally is one of Santa’s really initial stops in Indy! Guests can use their dungeon phones or cameras to constraint shots of their youngsters with a ridicule ol’ elf. He’ll be on site Wednesday by Saturday during 10a to 12n, 1 to 3p and 5 to 7p; and, on Sunday, 10a to 12n, and 2-4p.


  • Reindeer all day, each day! Another good print op comes with a reindeer from Whitetail Acres Tree Farm. The animals will be during a Christmas Gift Hobby Show all 5 days, from open to close. Professional photographs will be offering during this arrangement for a favoured cost.


  • Holiday entertainment. Song, dance, magic, and some-more will beauty a show’s normal Holiday Entertainment Stage. Visitors can take a mangle from selling a some-more than 350 vendors, take a chair and suffer party from a far-reaching accumulation of internal performers – party guaranteed to put everybody in a happy holidays support of mind!


  • Grab some Merry Money! Guests display their holiday suggestion by sauce or behaving in a Spirit of a Season might win a apportionment of $10,000 in Merry Money or gifts from favorite exhibitors, being given divided on site.


  • Merry Merchant Markdowns! Fantastic discounts on food, decorations, jewelry, clothing, accessories, and some-more are minute on or in a uncover module accessible on-site during a West Pavilion. Check them out for a dip on how to save on 24 illusory items!


  • Choose a new fur crony during Adoption Central. Animal gratification organizations rope together to emanate one of a show’s many renouned annual features. Find, tumble in adore with and adopt a new pet from A Critters Chance, Casa Del Toro Pit Bull Rescue, FACE Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic, Greyhound Pets of America, Indianapolis Animal Care Control, Kentuckiana Pug Rescue, or Mended Hearts.

The 65th Christmas Gift Hobby Show is open Wednesday, Nov 5 and Thursday, Nov 6 from 10a to 8p; Friday, Nov 7 and Saturday, Nov 8 from 10a to 9p, and Sunday, Nov 9 from 10a to 5p. General acknowledgment is $12 per chairman (children 12 and underneath are certified free). Tickets can be purchased on-line during Advance sale tickets are accessible during a $3 bonus during all Indiana locations of Marsh Supermarkets. A $3 bonus banking also is accessible on-line and can be downloaded for use during a West Pavilion box offices.

Three additional bonus opportunities are offered:


  • Senior Discount Days for showgoers 65+ (with current ID) are $8 per chairman on Wednesday, Nov 5 and Thursday, Nov 6.


  • On Friday, Nov 7, all US veterans and active avocation military (with current ID) will be certified giveaway of charge.


  • The uncover has partnered with 5 internal organizations for “Give Back Donation Days.” Showgoers contributing specific equipment on designated days will accept a banking in a West Pavilion lobbies for an additional $1 off acknowledgment price. This $1 banking can be sum with a $3 bonus banking accessible on-line – bringing a sum acknowledgment assets to $4 per chairman during a box offices. Partners and requested equipment are:


  • Wednesday, Nov 5, Gleaners Food Bank (one or some-more canned goods)
  • Thursday, Nov 6, TBA
  • Friday, Nov 7, Cat’s Haven (three cans of cat food; box of 13-gallon rabble bags, or cleaning supplies)
  • Saturday, Nov 8, Coburn Place (toilet paper, paper towels, or toiletries)
  • Sunday, Nov 9, IPS Magnet School 90 (new or kindly used coats, gloves, scarves, hats, blue or black organisation neck sweatshirts; propagandize supplies, or Kleenex).

 Parking is $5 per car in convenient, aflame State Fairgrounds lots. Free shuttles run invariably between a parking areas and West Pavilion entrances. Showgoers are speedy to use a East 38th Street opening to a State Fairgrounds due to persisting construction on a Fairgrounds’ Main Street in front of a Coliseum.

Christmas Gift Hobby Show:  Nov. 5 – 9 in a West Pavilion.

Hours:  Wed. Thurs. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Fri. Sat. 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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