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Noblesville makes changes to Christmas plans

Posted at 12:52 PM, Oct 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-29 12:52:25-04

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. -- The City of Noblesville announced changes to its plans for the Christmas season.

The annual Christmas parade is moving to Saturday, Dec. 1. It's usually held the Sunday after Thanksgiving. 

City officials say the change of date will allow more residents to attend the parade, since it won't fall on a holiday weekend when families could be out of town.

The parade route will remain the same:

  • Begin at 16th and Harrison streets
  • South on 16th Street to Logan Street
  • West on Logan to Ninth Street
  • North on Ninth to Monument Street
  • East on Monument to 16th Street where it will end

Another change the city is making -- the Santa house will be at a new location. It is moving from the downtown courthouse square to a few blocks over at the Federal Hill Commons. 

The city said the new location is more accessible for people with disabilities.

The temporary ice rink will open Saturday, Nov. 17 and will remain open every day until Jan. 7, except Christmas Day.

“We are expecting 10,000 skaters this season and to accommodate the demand, the city has ordered a 30 percent larger rink,” Parks Director Brandon Bennett said in a release. "Second-year events and activities at Federal Hill have had increased attendance and the same is expected for the Noblesville Ice Plaza.”