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Holiday Fun in Indy

Looking for holiday fun? Check out our guide to Holiday Fun in Indy!

Indiana Historical Society’s Festival of Trees

Visit the Indiana Historical Society’s Festival of Trees, presented by the Salvation Army — in-person or online! Through January 9, see the trees, vote on your favorites & enjoy holiday music. Enjoy our favorite family programs virtually, with kits mailed to your home!

Phone: (317) 232-1882
Address: 450 W Ohio St, Indianapolis, IN 46202
Dates: Now through January 9, 2021


NCAA Hall of Champions

Bring the family and discover two floors of interactive exhibits! On the first floor visitors will find trivia challenges, current team rankings and video highlights. Play, on the second level, is a fully interactive area to compete through sports simulators, a 1930s gym, vertical jump and more.

Phone: (317) 916-4255
Address: 700 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204


Indianapolis Ballet Nutcracker Sweets

An Indianapolis holiday season tradition continues with a reimagined version of the Tchaikovsky classic. Join the Indianapolis Ballet at The Toby at Newfields to experience Nutcracker Sweets, a one-hour version of The Nutcracker!

Phone: (317) 955-7525
Address: The Toby at Newfields, 4000 N. Michigan Rd,
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Dates: December 11-13 & December 18-20


Holiday Pops presented by IU Health

Make the Carmel Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Pops Concert with Heather Bays a new holiday tradition for your family. Saturday, Dec. 12, at 3 and 7:30 pm. Both performances are great for all ages; the afternoon show is geared especially for children with a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus!

Phone: (317) 843-3800
Address: The Palladium, 760 3rd Ave SW Suite, 102, Carmel, IN 46032
Date: Saturday, December 12 at 3 & 7:30 pm


Christmas Nights of Lights

The largest synchronized light show in Indy returns to the Indiana State Fairgrounds. This dazzling display of Christmas lights is synchronized to traditional and newer, rocking music, played through your car stereo. Come see shooting stars, floating snowflakes, dancing candy canes and lollipops, giant Christmas trees, and (a crowd favorite) enchanting tunnels of lights!

Address: Indiana State Fairgrounds, 1202 E. 38th, St., Indianapolis, IN 46205
Dates: Now through January 3, 2021


Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure

This favorite Indy holiday tradition features miniature versions of local treasures including the Eiteljorg Museum, Monument Circle, Union Station and Lucas Oil Stadium. From Indy, the trains head west for a tour of the national parks of the American West, passing legendary sites, including grand railway lodges, Northwest Coast Native villages, and wonders both natural and human-made. Runs through Jan. 18.

Phone: (317) 636-9378
Address: 500 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Dates: Now through January 18, 2021


Ballet Theatre of Carmel Academy

Experience a magical Christmas tradition at the Ballet Theatre of Carmel Academy’s annual staging of The Nutcracker, Tchaikovsky’s classic story of a girl and her beloved nutcracker doll that comes to life.

Phone: (317) 798-2133
Address: Location to be determined
Dates: Saturday, December 19, 2020, 2 & 7:30pm and Sunday, December 20, 2020, 2 and 7:30pm


Jolly Days Winter Wonderland

Celebrate family traditions and holidays with Jolly Days Winter Wonderland! Enjoy favorites like Jingles the Jolly Bear and visits with Santa. We’ve arranged several different ways for you to meet Santa. The Yule Slide will be closed for your safety, but we’ve turned it into a festive “Snow Race” photo op for your family!

Phone: (317) 334-4000
Address: 3000 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208
Dates: Now through January 3, 2021


Celebration Crossing

Discover a redesigned Santa’s Front Yard with a variety of family-friendly activities, explore our brand-new Reindeer Barn where Santa’s team will help you learn some interesting reindeer facts or take a ride through a winter wonderland on the Santa Claus Express train.

Phone: (317) 232-1637
Address: 650 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46204
Date: November 27- January 3, 2021

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