Holiday activities planned for New Albany, Jeffersonville | News
NEW ALBANY – Upcoming events in New Albany and Jeffersonville feature festive vacation activities for families this weekend.
On Friday and Saturday, the city of New Albany is hosting the new Jingle Fest, a Christmas event in Silver Street Park that includes ice skating and other activities.
The NoCo Arts and Cultural District in Jeffersonville is also presenting its first NoCo Holiday Market at the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Fifth Street.
Kayla Tatgenhorst, events and promotions coordinator for City of New Albany Parks and Recreation, said Jingle Fest will feature an indoor artificial ice rink, as well as music, interactive crafts, and other activities for children and families.
The event takes place on Fridays from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Saturdays from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The ice rink will be open every 45 minutes for 20 people. Ice skating reservations fill up quickly, but walk-ups are also offered and people can be put on a waiting list.
Ice skating costs $ 5 per 45-minute slot. Children under the age of 18 must be supervised by their parents when skating.
In addition to ice skating, the event also has a “Santa Mailbox”. Families can post letters to Santa Claus and if their address is on the envelope, the children will receive a reply.
Santa Claus is available on Friday from 6pm to 10pm and Elsa from the film “Frozen” from 2pm to 5pm
To reserve a spot for up to three skaters, call 812-949-5448.
Tatgenhorst said the Jingle Fest will be full of the “holiday spirit”.
“I’m pretty sure we’ll have a good turnout – hopefully we will keep it going annually and it just gets bigger and bigger every year,” she said.
The Jeffersonville NoCo Arts & Cultural District depot features converted shipping containers covered in murals.
According to a press release on Monday, the NoCo Arts and Cultural District will present the new Christmas market from 2pm to 8pm. The event will be attended by 28 local artists selling handmade craft gifts. Alcove and Berts’ quality standards will provide food and drink, and local musicians will perform throughout the event.
This Christmas market will span the entire arts district, including the NoCo Arts Center, Maker 13, and the Depot. The Preston Arts Center will also be represented in the market.
The event is sponsored by Jack Daniels, Remax First, First Savings Bank, LL&A Interior Design, and the City of Jeffersonville.