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What is the Frugal Event Calendar?

The Frugal Event Calendar is a calendar of frugal events in the Indiana area, including nationwide events, consisting of workshops, classes, festivals, consignments sales, and more. Go to the Main Calendar.

December 29, 2012

Lilly Theater: The Magic Snowman (Indianapolis)

Nov. 23–25
Dec. 1–2, 8–9, 15–16, 21–23, 26–31
Jan. 2–6
1 p.m. and 3 p.m.

A mysterious stranger arrives at a village where everyone is grumpy and gloomy. The stranger’s arrival marks one of the most magical days of the year—winter’s first snow. But the fresh snow fails to cheer up the villagers until the stranger decides to make a magic snowman. This interactive musical, based on the classic children’s tale Stone Soup, will delight children of all ages.

Story, music, and lyrics by Stephen Murray. Based on the classic tale Stone Soup. Produced by special arrangement with Big Dog Publishing Company, Sarasota, Florida.

Start: November 23, 2012 10:00 AM
End: January 6, 2013 12:00 PM
Venue: The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Phone: 317-334-4000
3000 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN, 46208-4716, United States

Christmas at the Zoo (Indianapolis)

Get into the holiday spirit with our annual light spectacular, Christmas at the Zoo presented by Donatos and Teachers Credit Union. Join us to make memories too big to fit in a box while you visit animals that love cooler weather, walk the Zoo grounds covered in lights, and enjoy holiday cheer. The fun starts ever earlier this year, so make your holiday plans today! The Zoo opens at noon, with holiday activities from 5-9pm each Wednesday through Sunday from Nov. 23-Dec. 30. Christmas at the Zoo is free for Zoo members and included with regular Zoo admission.

A trip to Christmas at the Zoo is unlike any other time of the year. As dusk sets over the White River State Park, the Zoo begins to glow with Christmas lights creating peaceful, yet magical nights. You’ll find yourself eager to celebrate everything the holidays should be … plus animals! Several of the Zoo’s hardiest will stay up late to enjoy the cooler nights, including the sea lions, polar bear, walrus, tigers and brown bears. You and your loved ones can keep warm as you dash between Oceans, the Dolphin Dome, Deserts, Santa’s Village, Café on the Commons, Santa’s Sweet Shop and two campfires. Grab some hot chocolate and come join in the fun!

Purchase discount tickets at any Indy-area Donatos or Teachers Credit Union locations. Receive $1.00 off admission with each donation of a new hat, scarf or gloves to neighboring St. Mary’s Children Center, which helps young children who are at risk for social, emotional, economic and environmental problems.

The Zoo is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays, Christmas Eve & Day, New Year’s Eve & Day. For more information, visit the Indianapolis Zoo website:

Start: November 23, 2012 2:00 PM
End: December 30, 2012 6:00 PM
Venue: Indianapolis Zoo and White River Gardens
Phone: (317) 630-2001
1200 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN, 46222, United States

New Year’s Party Mask (Nationwide)

Little ones celebrate 2013 in style…with a festive make-your-own mask!

Start: December 29, 2012 11:00 AM
End: December 29, 2012 3:00 PM
Venue: All Lakeshore Learning Stores
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