The holiday season at Nickel Plate Arts offers you chances to create, shop and revel in the winter arts magic. Stop by Nickel Plate Arts (107 S. 8th St., Noblesville) or NobleMade (839 Conner St., Noblesville) to find one-of-a-kind, locally made gifts at a range of price points. Look below or on our Artists page to learn how to contribute your art to sell. We will even have some opportunities for you or your family to create art this holiday season! Don’t miss our Small Business Saturday event in downtown Noblesville, as well as The Cure for Cabin Fever Drop-In Activities during winter break.
November 25–Dec 31, Wed.-Fri., 12-5 p.m.; Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Nickel Plate Arts campus
Our popular holiday exhibit is BACK for its ninth year! “Gifted” is our annual holiday exhibit-turned-gift-market and your one-stop-shop for the arts enthusiasts on your holiday shopping list. Shop early for holiday cards, ornaments, gifts, and more in our Judge Stone House in downtown Noblesville. This exhibit kicks off on Black Friday, November 25, and runs through Saturday, Dec 31.
Join us for a special Small Business Saturday event on November 26 from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and be one of the first to choose from the wide selection of pottery, woodenware, jewelry, hand-knit items, home decor, holiday art, and more! We’ll host a special open house for “Gifted” on Friday, December 2 from 6:00-9:00 p.m. All work will be for sale and admission is free. Put a dent in your holiday shopping list and enjoy live music, refreshments, drinks, and more! The exhibit will be open to the public on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 12:00-5:00 p.m., and Saturdays, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Give yourself the biggest gift this year and simplify your holiday shopping right here in Noblesville!
Wed-Thurs: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.,
Fri: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sat: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sun: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day
Don’t forget to visit NobleMade, our Noblesville-themed gift shop on the Courthouse Square at 839 Conner Street. This shop will be decked out for the holidays and bursting with locally-made items that celebrate Noblesville, Indiana, and the creative talents of our home town artists!
Nov 26th from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Nickel Plate Art
10 a.m. – 8 p.m. at NobleMade!
The best part of Thanksgiving weekend (yes, even better than pie), Small Business Saturday is both a rollicking fun day out on the town AND an incredibly important way to boost our local economy.
Shop special sales Friday through Sunday around the Courthouse Square. Be on the lookout for live music by White River Sound Chorus and other local groups! Check out the Main Street Window Decorating Contest. Don’t miss out on getting a free print (with purchase) from showcase artists Stuart Sayger and Aili McGill at Nickel Plate Arts from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.!
Round out your day with the “Lighting of the Square,” hosted by the Noblesville Chamber of Commerce and Hamilton County at 6 pm on the south side of the Noblesville Courthouse. Then, stay for dinner or drinks in one of our Cultural District’s fabulous restaurants!
December 2, 6-9 p.m. at Nickel Plate Arts and NobleMade
December’s First Friday brings all manner of holiday cheer to downtown Noblesville, with sales, activities, and more. Keep your eyes peeled: you might just see Santa hard at work!
Lights Over Seminary Park: 5 p.m.-8 p.m.
HCAA’s Open House and Silent Auction: 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Nickel Plate Arts “Gifted” Open House featuring showcase artist Mark Rouse and music by White River Sound Chorus: 6 p.m.-9 p.m.
Saturday, Dec 10th
Welcome to Holiday StoryTime at Nickel Plate Arts’ 2nd Saturday, 12/10, from 10 am to 5 pm! Join your host Mynee the Elf for a variety of stories, hot chocolate, candy canes, and maybe a few other surprises. Stories will be told every 30 minutes, look below for the schedule:
10:00 Improvisation Stories with Mynee the Elf
10:30 Hanukkah Story Time read by Shelly Gattlieb
11:00 “The Polar Express” by Chris Van Allsburg
11:30 Historic Holidays Story Time
12:00 Interactive reading of “A Christmas Carol”
12:30 Holiday Stories from Around the World- read by members of the Ukrainian Society
1:00 Kids tell about Favorite Gifts/Traditions
1:30 Improvisation Stories with Mynee the Elf
2:00 Hanukkah Story Time read by Shelly Gattlieb
2:30 “The Polar Express” by Chris Van Allsburg
3:00 Historic Holidays Story Time
3:30 1 Person Telling of “A Christmas Carol”
4:00 Holiday Stories from Around the World
4:30 Kids tell about Favorite Gifts/Traditions
As fun as the winter break can be, sometimes all that family togetherness can be a bit much. When you’re ready for a break, drop in at our campus to try out one of our winter-themed craft projects! We can even bag one up for you to take home!
$5 per craft or $20 for unlimited crafts (in-person only)
Take-out craft kits available for $5 and $10 on our website. A Link will be available soon for online purchases!
Cure for Cabin Fever Lineup:
Mason Jar Snow Globes:
Create your own winter wonderland with mason jar snow globes!
Winter Stick Animals:
Fashion wintertime critters with small sticks and other natural materials.
Holiday Village Houses:
You’ll have your choice of cardboard bases, along with as many craft supplies as you can wish for, to build your own beautiful snowflakes!
Watercolor/Acrylic Painting Station:
What does an abstract Winter Wonderland look like? Explore the natural colors and shapes of the season using watercolor and acrylic paints.
Our popular holiday exhibit is BACK for its ninth year! “Gifted” is our annual holiday exhibit-turned-gift-market and your one-stop-shop for the arts enthusiasts on your holiday shopping list. Shop early for holiday cards, ornaments, gifts, and more in our Judge Stone House in downtown Noblesville.
We’re weaving together the fabric of our community. Add your thread during Holiday Events! Visit the Artists page to learn how you can submit work for our Gifted exhibit. Or sign up for one of our classes or events to learn new skills and make beautiful gifts for loved ones.
“Ho, ho, ho! It’s glorious to visit Nickel Plate Arts for your gift shopping.”
– Santa C. –
You can scroll through some of our favorite items from the area’s greatest artists and makers! Shop our NobleMade online store while in the comfort of your own fuzzy slippers. Click here to shop now.
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