The days get colder and the holiday decorations come out during the month of November as we transition from beautiful fall color to the colorful twinkling lights of the holiday season! It's time to hit up the craft shows and holiday open houses for those perfect holiday gifts, and enjoy the great outdoors as we bask in the sunshine of those final warmer days of fall. Hit up Morgan County's various trails and parks on those warmer days, and enjoy the area's many shops on those cooler days as we begin to usher in the holiday season!
*Please be aware that masks are still required in Indiana when in indoor spaces or if social distancing is not possible. Please respect business owners' wishes on this issue, as they are concerned about the health and welfare of not only their customers (you) but also their employees.
Candy Cane Pours
Every Saturday in November and December, the Martinsville Candy Kitchen makes holiday dreams come true with their handmade candy canes. Watch their Facebook page for details on Saturday pour times each week, and additional pour times as they're scheduled. Don't miss Santa's visits on Nov. 28 and Dec. 19 and check out all the other sweet treats while you're there! Masks will be required in the kitchen viewing area.
Painting Nights at The Art Sanctuary
The Art Sanctuary in Martinsville will host fun Paint Night events on November 1 and 15, featuring designs and personal instruction from Heather's Originals. Cost is $30 per person and class starts at 5 pm on both evenings.
Morgan County Winter Farmers Market
Join the Morgan County Farmers Market Association on every other Saturday for Winter Market, featuring locally grown and hand crafted items from local vendors. This year's Winter Market will take place on November 7 and 21 (and December 5, too!) at the Morgan County Fairgrounds inside the 4-H Building.
Berries & Ivy Country Store Holiday Open House
On the Saturday after Halloween each year, Berries & Ivy hosts a Christmas Open House from 10 am to 4 pm. The first 50 customers will receive a small gift item from the store. Come see their beautiful holiday decorations in person on November 7.
Fall Family Festival
The Martinsville Baptist Tabernacle invites your family to their 2020 Fall Family Festival on November 7. There will be bounce houses, horse rides, a pie contest and lots of fun and games for the whole family.
Second Friday Open Studios Night
Join the Art Sanctuary for November's Open Studios Night! Mingle with resident artists, see this month's exhibit featuring abstract artwork and maybe even get a bit of holiday shopping done! Drop in any time between 6 and 9 pm on Nov. 13.
Celebrations Holiday Open House
Join Celebrations Boutique in downtown Martinsville for a Christmas themed open house on Nov. 14. This fun shop is always full of surprises, so you're sure to find something you just have to take home!
Her Boutique Holiday Open House
Her Boutique invites you to their Holiday Open House event, Nov. 14. If you have stylish ladies on your holiday shopping list, you won't want to miss this event! (If YOU are a stylish lady, you certainly deserve a treat for doing all that holiday shopping for others...)
Fables and Fairy Tales Holiday Open House
Stop by everyone's favorite local independent book shop, Fables and Fairy Tales for a special holiday shopping event featuring books, toys, tee shirts and so much more for all the special people on your shopping list! Kids of all ages just love this shop and all it has to offer. Watch for upcoming story time events, too, if you have little ones!
The Sterling Butterfly Holiday Open House
Join the The Sterling Butterfly in downtown Martinsville for a Holiday Open House event on Nov. 14 from 10 am to 6 pm. You'll find a wide variety of beautiful items to choose from including works from many Indiana artisans. Don't miss owner Pam Hurst's own jewelry creations!
The Weathered Birdhouse Christmas Open House
Stop by The Weathered Birdhouse for a special day of holiday shopping on Saturday, November 14. This small boutique features primitive home decor, handcrafted bird houses, barnwood items, and so much more!
Wood and Cotton Christmas Open House
This fun shop on Main Street will host a Christmas shopping event on Saturday, November 14. At Wood and Cotton, you never know what treasures you'll find, including carefully selected ladies' apparel, accessories, home decor, even furniture!
Artie Fest Virtual Craft Fair
The Artie Fest Craft Fair will take place online this year! Check out their Facebook page for details, then watch for all the amazing local artisans featured on November 13 and 14.
The Northern Morgan County Christmas Assistance Committee will host a Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, November 14 at Mt. Gilead Community Center in Mooresville. Stop in to get some holiday shopping off your list and support a good cause at the same time.
The Farmhouse Market Holiday Craft Fair
Join The Farmhouse Market in Mooresville for this fun, all day Christmas shopping event on November 14. Shop the store full of beautiful holiday items, plus several other vendors set up for your convenience in the space next door, as well as lots of goodies to eat and drink as you shop.
DeLyn Jewelry Christmas Shopping Extravaganza
Shop early and save with DeLyn Jewelry in downtown Martinsville! They'll host a special week long Christmas Open House extravaganza the week of Nov. 16-21, beginning at 10 am each day. Get amazing discounts on select jewelry and free layaway!
3rd Thursday Shop the Square
November's 3rd Thursday Shop the Square theme is Shop Small! They're kicking off Small Business Saturday early this year in downtown Martinsville. Pick up your Shop Small Passport at any participating business beginning on Thursday, November 19. Shop participating merchants until Small Business Saturday on November 28, then turn in your completed passport for a chance to win one of three $100 gift cards!
Ceramic Tree Class with Shelly's Ceramics
Join Shelly's Ceramics at Fables and Fairy Tales for a fun ceramic tree class. Create one of several ceramic Christmas trees to take home on Friday, November 20. Space is very limited, so register early to have the best selection of trees to choose from!
3rd Annual Habitat for Humanity Craft Fair
The Morgan County Fairgrounds will host the Morgan County Habitat for Humanity Craft Fair on Saturday, November 21. Browse through creations by talented artisans and crafters while supporting this well known cause!
Annual Barbara B Jordan YMCA 5K
Join the local YMCA for a fun run for a great cause on Nov. 21. Proceeds from this annual 5K event go to support quality Y programs throughout the year. Register online.
Tri Kappa Turkey Trot
Burn off those Thanksgiving calories in advance with Tri Kappa's fun annual run event. Before the day's big meal, meet up on Thanksgiving morning at the Fox Cliff Manor Clubhouse for a 5K. Two routes are available - the Hard Way with a steep challenging hill, or the Easy Way which is mostly flat. All ages welcome.
Santa at Martinsville Candy Kitchen
Santa Claus himself will make his first appearance at the Martinsville Candy Kitchen on Saturday, Nov. 28. (Watch for another appearance on December 19.) The jolly old elf will be available to chat with kids of all ages from 2 to 4 pm. Cameras are welcome.
Festival of Lights
The holiday lights at Martinsville's Jimmy Nash Park will come on for the season on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 28. Each year, Santa is on hand to light up the park for the entire season! Come out for the event, or just swing by any evening from Nov. 28 to New Year's to see the light displays.
Live Music: Phil Pierle
Cedar Creek Winery welcomes Phil Pierle for a casual, acoustic performance on Sunday, November 29. Music begins at 2 pm and all ages are welcome.