Discover Downtown Indy’s Winter Wander: A Festive Family Adventure!

Come to Downtown Indy and Winter Wander this holiday season! With a variety of dining options, holiday-shopping retailers, and signature festive events, Downtown is the perfect place to bundle your experiences and bond with the whole family. Fill your holi-days and nights with everything from traditional favorites like the Festival of Trees at Indiana Historical Society to new seasonal surprises like ice skating at Bicentennial Unity Plaza. Eat, sing, and skate your way through the holidays as you anticipate the 61st annual Downtown Indy, Inc. Circle of Lights® presented by IBEW 481 on Nov. 24. Make this holiday season memorable by visiting all that Downtown Indianapolis has to offer!

Have teens & tweens that you are trying to entertain? Kick the holidays off with a little shopping along Mass Ave for local handicrafts and one-of-a-kind gifts. Then take a turn around the ice rink at the all new, Bicentennial Unity Plaza. The festivities continue at the Indiana Historical Society’s Festival of Trees for fancy sweets and treats!

We also have festive family outings that everyone in the family can enjoy. Make a day of it exploring the wonders of the Cultural Trail, before getting up close with the dolphins, walruses, and sea lions at Christmas at the Indianapolis Zoo! The fun doesn’t stop there! You and your family can climb ALL ABOARD on the Snowfall Express train ride at the Indiana State Museum’s Celebration Crossing.

Wherever your winter wandering takes you Downtown, be sure to finish it off gazing at the Circle of Lights with all its twinkling lights and festive holiday light presentation.

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