Top Events in Anderson Madison County: December 2021

All event information is subject to change. Please check the website or social media pages of the event’s organizers for the most up-to-date information. 

Events: 

Festival of Trees 

Date: November 29th-December 3rd   

Location: Paramount Theatre – Anderson, IN 

The Festival of Trees is a week of special fundraising events, including dance recitals and music ensemble performances. Visit throughout the week to look at the carefully and beautifully designed trees sold to benefit the Paramount Theatre! 

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Candles and Carols – Anderson University

Candles and Carols 

Date: December 3rd  

Time: 7:30PM 

Location: Reardon Auditorium @ Anderson University – Anderson, IN 

This annual Christmas concert was created to be a gift to both citizens and guests of Madison County. Join all of the music ensembles and dancers at this Christmas gathering, where you are encouraged to sing along to traditional Christmas songs. 

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Maker Faire 

Date: December 3rd  

Location: Purdue Polytechnic Institute – Anderson, IN 

“This inaugural Maker Faire Conference for educators, manufacturers and makers will coincide with the Anderson Manufacturing Roundtable. The conference is a regional event and open to any stakeholder who wants to improve our workforce, increase manufacturing capacity within the region, and ignite the maker movement. There will be workforce development workshops, technology demonstrations, and maker conversations.” 

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The Sidewalk Prophets’ “Great Big Family Christmas” 

Date: December 5th  

Time: 7PM 

Location: Reardon Auditorium @ Anderson University – Anderson, IN 

“The night features an immersive Christmas concert experience featuring Sidewalk Prophet’s original Christmas music, as well as, the hit songs that you know and love. In addition to the music, this night is packed full of surprises, and some specials gifts too.” 

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Celtic Angels 

Date: December 8th  

Time: 7:30PM 

Location: Paramount Theatre – Anderson, IN 

“Celtic Angels Christmas captivates all ages with holiday magic! This spectacular show features the vocal quintet performing beautiful renditions of classic and Irish holiday songs accompanied by the stunning dance routines of the Celtic Knight Dancers.” 

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Anderson Symphony Orchestra’s “A Symphony Christmas” 

Date: December 11th   

Time: 7:30PM 

Location: Paramount Theatre – Anderson, IN 

“Our annual Christmas concert returns with the yearly combination of joy, tradition, and new energy. This season, we are joined by the group, ‘COMMUNION,’ and the orchestra will perform some of our Christmas favorites, including the annual Christmas Carol Sing with concert-goers.” 

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Anderson Young Ballet Theatre’s “The Nutcracker” (photo by Jennifer DeLillo)

Anderson Young Ballet Theatre’s “The Nutcracker”  

Date: December 16th-19th    

Location: Paramount Theatre – Anderson, IN 

“Welcome to Anderson Young Ballet Theatre’s production of The Nutcracker. This beloved children’s ballet is based on the Christmas story The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E.T.A. Hoffman and danced to the score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Bring your family and experience a dreamscape of a child’s Christmas gift set to wonderful dancing, beautiful costuming, and dramatic scenery with Anderson’s own pre-professional ballet company.” 

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Mounds State Park’s “Nights of Lights” 

Date: December 3rd-5th, 10th-12th, 17th-19th, 24th-26th, 31st    

Time: 5:30-10PM 

Location: Mounds State Park – Anderson, IN 

“Come drive through the Mounds State Park Campground and view the community hosted holiday light display and vote on your favorite scene. Cost is $5 per vehicle and all proceeds benefit the Friends of Mounds State Park whose mission is to support the park’s projects, events, and programs for the benefit of the visitors.” 

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