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Top 6 things to do this weekend

Posted at 10:53 AM, Dec 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-03 10:53:40-05

If you like football and beer, this is a good weekend for you. If you are in the mood for Santa visits and Christmas tree lightings, this is a good weekend for you, too. 

Indiana Taps & Touchdowns 

When: December 4

Where: Pan Am Ice Skating Rink 

More than 20 local breweries will be featured in the Indiana Taps & Touchdowns beer tasting event. The event kicks off the Big Ten Football Championship weekend. 

Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. For more information, click here

Westfield Lights

When: December 5 

Where: Downtown Westfield

The Westfield in Lights celebration features horse-drawn carriages, train rides, local choirs and Santa Claus. 

The Christmas tree will take place at 7 p.m. For more information, click here.

Cumberland Weihnachtsmarkt

When: December 5

Where: Downtown Cumberland

This event is free and kid-friendly! The event celebrates the holidays and Cumberland's German heritage. This is the fifth year for the event. There will be food trucks and a beer garden. Santa will arrive with the help of the fire department. A tree lighting ceremony will take place at 7:00 p.m. 

For more information, click here.

Avon Christmas Lighting

When: December 5

Where: Avon Town Hall 

This event is free and family-friendly. The Christmas tree lighting ceremony includes photos with Santa, train rides, live music, kids crafts and fireworks. 

Caring Santa visits Indianapolis-area malls 

When: December 6 

Where: Greenwood Park Mall, Hamilton Town Center, and Castleton Square Mall 

The event allows kids with special needs to meet Santa without the distractions of the mall. The malls take several steps to reduce sensory triggers, including turning off mall music and escalators and dimming lights. 

To register, click here.

Big Ten Football Championship Game 

When: December 5

Where: Lucas Oil Stadium

The Iowa Hawkeyes take on the Michigan State Spartans in the Big Ten Football Championship Game. Tickets are sold out, so be prepared for a lot of people, and people watching.

If you don't have tickets to the game, you can attend the Big Ten Fan Fest Friday and Saturday at the Indiana Convention Center. There will be team pep rallies, youth football clinics and celebrity appearances. 

For more information, click here.


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