Where’s Amy?: Holiday on the Square in Carmel

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    Santa’s Official Firetruck Chauffeur Rob McClure, Carmel loves his tradition of many years driving Santa and Mrs.Claus to greet the excited children at Holiday on the Square. (Photos by Amy Pauszek for Current Publishing LLC. Copyright. All Rights Reserved.)
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    Mrs Claus loves her visits to Carmel, Indiana. (She has been told she resembles Sue McFeely of Carmel.) 
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    Santa and Mrs.Claus dropped by the Carmel Fire Station to pick up their faithful friend Sparky so they all good arrive together to greet the children of Carmel at the Holiday on the Square festivities.

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    Carmel Fire Department’s Top Dog, Sparky.
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    Mrs.Claus and Santa flew in from the North Pole and took time to pose with Sue Finkam, of Carmel.

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    Mrs. Claus, Sue Finkham, Santa Claus and Sparky are ready to brave the first snow at the festivities at the Holiday on the Square.
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    Sue Finkham and Santa (who resembles Carmel resident Dan McFeely.)
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    Jack’s Donuts Sponsors Eric and Nickole Patton were ready to make a snowman at the Holiday on the Square with their children Evan,5 ,and Anniston, 3. 
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    Indianapolis resident and sponsor Maria T. Oviedo shows off her Latin Jewerly line for sale at the holiday event. She has a booth in Castleton Square Mall.
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    Waiting for Santa to arrive Ben and Mike Sachs,of Carmel, have fun with a Magical Elf making balloon figures with Aidan,Stephanie and Avery Tyte, Carmel.

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    Santa’s Helpers Leslie Hoggatt, Rosemary Waters, Melanie Lentz, Nancy Heck and Ashley Ulbricht braved the freezing temps to assist Santa at the Holiday on the Square Event.
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    Santa’s favorite Head Elf Rosemary Waters is ready to give out special goodies to all of the good little children of Carmel.
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    MC of the Holiday on the Square Stephanie Lewis and son Quinn loved the event and were thrilled to see Carmel residents who came out in the snow and cold attend.
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    Live animals from Silly Safaris Reindeer Reserve were a “hoot” and made the event exciting.
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    Silly Safaris Reindeer Reserve’s Courtney Gray,of Indianapolis, loved cuddling with Santa’s head side kick ‘Hermie."
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    Sue Finkham kicks off the day with a warm welcome speech to all of the guests who came out.
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    Sue Finkham kicks off the day with a warm welcome speech to all of the guests who came out.
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    Kathy and John Fastrich enjoyed chatting with Santa’s elf and Reindeer.
They have lived in Carmel for 33 years and have never missed a Holiday on the Square event.
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    Carmel residents Tabitha, Jensen and Lee Rohl enjoy meeting animal trainer Alex Cusson and his pet skunk ‘Danger."
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    Hailey Agran of the Indiana Ballet Conservatory was excited to tell the crowd about the upcoming ‘The Nutcracker’ coming to the IMA on Dec.10-13. The professional students of IBC gave a wonderful sneak peek at the Holiday on the Square.
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    The Holiday on the Square could not exist with out these generous sponsors. A big hats off to the City Council of Carmel, Sue Finkham, Dan and Sue McFeely, the Carmel Fire Department and Meg & Associates.
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    A Nutcracker Salute to the Holiday Crowd from Margaux Manue, of Carmel, and Sam Greene, of Fishers, of the Indiana Ballet Conservatory. 
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    Chloe Sun, Sam Greene and Margaux Manuel of the Indiana Ballet Conservatory were in form and ready to entertain the crowds at the Holiday on the Square event.
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    “Where’s Amy?” can not wait to attend the IBC’s ‘The Nutcracker’ coming to the IMA Dec. 10-13. Chloe Sun,(Carmel) Margaux Manuel (Carmel) and Sam Green (Fishers) take time to pose in the freezing cold after their stunning performance.
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    The stage lit up when professional student Julie Rust, of Noblesville, of the Indiana Ballet Conservatory took the stage at the Holiday on the Square.
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    The Indiana Ballet Conservatory’s Tyler Parnella, Carmel Alaina Hogan,Carmel Margaret Rhea, Fishers, Aubrey Hamilton,Carmel, Lauren Arnold, Carmel and Rebecca Hughey, Fishers graced the stage dancing to ‘The Nutcracker.’
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    Alex and Reagan Blackburn of Carmel loved watching the ballerinas dance to ‘The Nutcracker’ at the Holiday on the Square event.
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    Aubrey Hamilton,Carmel, Lauren Arnold, Carmel,Rebecca Hughey, Fishers, Tyler Parnella, Carmel, Alaina Hogan,Carmel and Margaret Rhea, Fishers dance around the lead principle Morgan Rust of Noblesville in ‘The Nutcracker’.
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    The Indiana Ballet Conservatory gave a stellar performance in the freezing temperatures at the Holiday on the Square event. Be sure to get your tickets today for their performances at the IMA which runs December 10-13. Front Row: Margaux Manuel (Carmel),Tyler Parnella, (Carmel),Chloe Sun (Carmel),Lauren Arnold (Carmel),Margaret Rhea (Fishers), Rebecca Hughey (Fishers), Julia Rust (Noblesville),Hailey Agran (Carmel), Morgan Rust (Noblesville), Aubrey Hamilton (Carmel), Alaina Hogan (Carmel) and Sam Greene (Fishers).
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    Julia, Missy and Morgan Rust of Noblesville said they would not miss the exciting Holiday on the Square for anything. Twins Julia and Morgan are students at the IBC. 
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    Courtney Gray, Indianapolis and Reindeer ‘Hermie’ meet new friends Morgan and Julia Rust, of Noblesville, at the Holiday on the Square event.
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    Carmel Resident and Professional Snowman Sculpture Grant Garner loved meeting Santa and playing in the first snow fall of the season at the Holiday on the Square event.
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    Lori Gentry had a great view of the Holiday on the Square.
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    Lori Gentry had a great view of the Holiday on the Square.

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