Fun Stuff To Do This Weekend in the Indianapolis Area

Christmas Bird Count
@Cool Creek Nature Center & locations throughout Hamilton County
Saturday, Dec. 17, 8 am - 1 pm
Need a reason to get outdoors? Help the Hamilton County Parks department conduct its annual Christmas Bird Count in conjunction with the National Audubon Society and spend the day of hiking and birding. Lunch is provided!  A $5 requested donation will be used by the National Audubon Society to help cover production costs of the result report.  Visit the Hamilton County Parks site to pre-register for this event or for more information.

Winter Solistice on Ice
@Carmel Skadium in Carmel
Sunday, Dec. 18, at 5 pm
The Carmel Skadium Figure Skating Club will perform a free holiday program. Visit for hours and information.

Holiday Wonderland
@Carmel Skadium in Carmel
Monday, Dec. 19
The Carmel Skadium will be tranformed in a winter wonderland - complete with a Christmas tree center ice - for holiday public skating sessions held twice a day. Visit for hours and information.

Polar Express in 3-D
@Indiana State Museum IMAX Theater
through Dec. 23
The whole family will love this classic Christmas tale of a young boy who's skeptical of Christmas until a mysterious train whisks him away to the North Pole where he meets Santa and becomes a believer. Polar Express showtimes and tickets.

Christmas at the Zoo
@Indianapolis Zoo
Wed-Sun through Dec. 23, and Dec. 26 - 30, 5-9 pm
Holiday light displays, campfire caroling, Santa's Village and a special opportunity to see some of the zoo's cold weather animals in their element make a December visit to the Indy Zoo a must-do! Christmas at the Zoo tickets and information.