IDC Holiday Gift Guide + Events

Holiday festivities have kicked off at the Indiana Design Center and surrounding downtown Carmel area which means there’s plenty to see, do and shop this season. Whether you are searching for the perfect hostess gift or table decor to display for an elegant gathering, the IDC showrooms are chock full of unique items for you to shop locally this holiday season.

In addition to shopping, the IDC is the epicenter of several Carmel community holiday traditions which includes Holiday in the District, Santa Saturdays (bring your kids over to meet Santa) and trolley rides. Enjoy this round-up of holiday gift ideas and outings at the Indiana Design Center.

Rusted Window: Curated Gift Boxes, Candles, Decor + More

The design team at Rusted Window has carefully curated its holiday boutique to feature a gift for everyone on your list from little ones to design lovers and foodies alike. Among the seasonal favorites are Frasier Fir scents, custom-designed centerpieces, Camp Craft Cocktail mixers, TRUFF hot sauce and cheeky tumblers and notebooks.

Rusted Window has the perfect curated gift boxes, giftables and seasonal decor.

Holiday tabletop accessories and decor are featured throughout Rusted Window.

Holder Mattress: Winter Fashion, Christmas Shop + the Gift of Good Sleep

Holder Mattress is the best spot to shop for the perfect night’s rest with everything from a custom, Indiana-made mattress and all of the protectors, pillows, sheets and bedroom furniture to go with it. And when it comes to the holidays, Holder Mattress truly has something for everyone on your list (even furry friends). The annual Christmas Shop features themed Christmas trees with ornaments available for purchase, hostess gifts, unique glassware, decorations and plenty of winter fashion items to don for your holiday events.

Glassware, mugs, candles, ornaments, and seasonal pillows make up the Holder Mattress Christmas Shop.

Scarves, bags, gloves and more are included in the winter fashion boutique at Holder Mattress.

Stephanie Wiott Designs: High-Style and Hand-Picked Furniture, Decor + Gifts

Among the more recent showrooms to open at the Indiana Design Center is Stephanie Wiott Designs. Stephanie’s full-service design firm works out of this gorgeous studio space which also doubles as a retail shoppe featuring furniture, tabletop decor, candles, accessories, photo frames, pillows and so much in between.

Achieve the perfectly-styled built-in or bookcase with offerings from Stephanie Wiott Designs.

The highly stylized showroom hits the mark on items that represent a timeless, warm and inviting aesthetic.

Great GrowIN’s: Go Green with Nature-Inspired Art + Accessories

Great GrowIN’s is a business with dedicated biophilic designers who are committed to building a better quality of life for all. The green group designs, installs and maintains greenery in the form of living walls, moss art, seasonal porch pots, flower gardens, artificial turf and has a showroom full of wonderful gifts and accessories.

Bring the outdoors in with moss art or a charming potted plant.

Whether a true green thumb or seeking low-maintenance greenery, Great GrowIN’s has countless grab and go gift options.

Aronstam Jewelers: Bling, Heirlooms + Geodes

Marc Aronstam from Aronstam Jewelers has been in the custom jewelry business over 50 years and is a master at re-envisioning and re-designing your most precious metals and stones. Whether a special occasion, milestone or just because, he has an array of jewelry on display and boundless creativity to produce something custom.

Custom set of rings designed by Marc Aronstam.

Custom design work from the portfolio of Aronstam Jewelers.

Le Peep: Crowd-pleasing Gift Cards

Who doesn’t love the gift of a great breakfast, brunch or lunch? Stop into Le Peep at the Indiana Design Center to purchase gift cards. The popular spot will have an all-season patio ready to go this winter.

Enjoy Le Peep on the first floor of the Indiana Design Center.

Holiday Events

Holiday in the Arts District

December 4, 2 – 5 p.m.
Carmel Arts & Design District
Location: Santa House in the Indiana Design Center parking lot (200 South Range Line Road)

Experience the wonder of the holidays in the Arts & Design District with elves and reindeer, carolers, trolley rides, a visit from Santa, special activities and more surprises!

Holiday Trolley Rides

November 26, 27; December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18
Fridays 5 – 9 p.m., Saturdays 2 – 9 p.m.
Location: Trolley Stop in the IDC south Parking Lot (200 South Range Line Road) and other area attractions

Enjoy a spin around our city entertainment districts. The free Holiday Trolley will stop in the Arts & Design District, Carmel City Center, the Indiana Design Center and Carter Green for the Christkindlmarkt and Ice at Carter Green.

Santa Saturdays

Saturdays, November 27 through December 18, 2 – 5 p.m.
Location: Santa House in the Indiana Design Center parking lot (200 South Range Line Road)

Visit Santa’s House in the IDC parking lot to chat with Santa and get your photo taken. Join us for Pet Day with Santa this year on Wednesday, December 15 and Friday, December 17.

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