NOBLESVILLE, IN (November 16, 2023) – The Noblesville Parks and Recreation Department has announced that “Holidays at the Hill” will return for its fourth season at Federal Hill Commons from November 18 through January 8, 2024.
“Holidays at the Hill adds to the offerings we have in Downtown Noblesville to enjoy time together and create lasting memories,” said Noblesville Mayor Chris Jensen. “From ice skating to carriage rides, a walking lights tour to the holiday market, Holidays at the Hill has become a winter tradition with activities for all ages looking to celebrate with friends and family.”
The temporary ice rink, with real ice, will open at 11 a.m. Saturday, November 18 and will close for the season on January 8, 2024. The 52-foot by 96-foot ice rink, will be located at the Market Plaza at Federal Hill Commons.
From November 18 through December 22, Ice Plaza hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday. Starting on December 23, hours will be extended to 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday for enjoyment during Noblesville Schools’ winter break. The rink will be open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. every Sunday throughout the season. The rink will have special holiday hours on November 24 (11 a.m. to 9 p.m.), and December 24 and 31 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.). The ice plaza will be closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Hours may change due to daily weather conditions for the safety of participants.
All ages are welcome to participate and rental ice skates range from kid to adult sizes. Admission rates are $13 for those ages 13 and older and $11 for ages 12 and younger. Multiple skate passes are offered online at a discounted price and skating aids will be available for $3. Guests may bring their own skates if they prefer, but skate rental is included in the admission fee.
“2023 will be the seventh consecutive year of the city hosting the Ice Plaza,” said Parks Director Brandon Bennett. “Instead of offering sessions, our Ice Plaza allows skaters to enjoy the ice for as long as they want. Admission is all day long so after skating for a bit, patrons can take a break to visit any of our fantastic nearby restaurants and stores and return to skate some more without having to pay again.”
Families can reserve a unique, private carriage ride through downtown Noblesville. Rides last approximately 15 minutes and can seat up to six adults and three to five children on adults’ laps. Carriage rides will be offered on six days in December.
Leading up to Christmas Eve, private rides with Santa will be available Dec. 15-18. In addition to Santa, rides will seat up to five adults and three to five children on adults’ laps. Each ride includes only one group and must be reserved in advance online at bit.ly/npcarriagerides. Carriage ride registration will open at noon Wednesday, Nov. 15.
Federal Hill Commons’ event lawn will again be transformed into a walkable lights display with festive, picturesque views and a warming shelter and food/drink trucks on select days. The Holiday Market, hosted by Noblesville Main Street, will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, December 2 and will include local restaurants and holiday artisan vendors for shoppers. The Holiday in Lights Parade hosted by the City of Noblesville at 6:30 p.m. on December 2 will end at Federal Hill Commons.
Holidays at the Hill would not be possible without the support of the following businesses and organizations: Align Orthodontics, Bailey & Wood Financial Group, Building Envelope Allies, Burtner Electric, CCH+A, Context Design, CSI Signs, Federal Hill Apartments, Gaylor Electric, Horizon Bank, Indiana American Water, IU Health, McGavic Outdoor Power, Metronet, Midwest Paving, Mufflers and More, Myers Construction Management Inc., Old Town Companies, Pediatric Dentistry of Noblesville, Peterson Architecture, RCX Sports, Reggie's Motorworks and The Noble Mechanic.
For additional information about Holidays at the Hill, visit www.cityofnoblesville.org/holidays.
About the City of Noblesville: Noblesville is the 9th largest city in Indiana, home to more than 71,000 residents, and the county seat in Hamilton County, Indiana. Just north of Indianapolis, the growing city is known for its nationally recognized public schools, extensive public park system, Hamilton Town Center, and the outdoor music venue Ruoff Music Center.