My family questioned me dragging them out on a Monday night from Fishers to Carmel to see some sort of light show. I promised them it would be worth the trip. The bonus I had in store was a stop at The Cake Bake Shop in Carmel City Center for some dessert. Even my 90-year-old father, who is gluten and dairy intolerant, was able to find a decadent treat. My brother, who arrived from South Africa the week before, was the only one who got an entire piece of cake for himself and the rest of us enjoyed coffee with our dessert while we sat on the porch looking over the fountain at the City Center. 

It was a short walk to The Palladium to see the new Palladiscope experience, a one-of-a-kind, custom-made viewing system to play architectural cinema shown on the façade of The Palladium. You can bring your own chairs, sit on a bench, or even sit in your car to watch the show that starts at 9:00 p.m.  and plays on the half hour until 11:00 p.m. Twelve projectors hidden on the roof of the Tarkington and synchronized music create a display called “Eos: The First Dawn.” If you want to visit, the show runs nightly until November 14 with showtimes adjusted as the season changes to earlier nightfall. New projections are planned for the holidays and 2024.


What a unique experience Hamilton County offers, that one space can become a community hub for entertainment and dining across generations!


Hamilton County Leadership Academy (HCLA) and Invest Hamilton County have launched a new community ambassador program. The partnership, called HAMILTON CONNECTION will highlight personal stories of HCLA alumni and allow those Connectors to help personalize the things that make Hamilton County a great place to live, work, learn and thrive. Meet the Hamilton Connectors HERE.