Holiday Fun in Indianapolis

The Holidays are just around the corner, and Indianapolis is coming alive with the holiday spirit.  Whether you’re seeking Santa or looking for a Christmas light displays, we’ve got you covered with our Holiday Fun in Indianapolis Guides. Check out all these wonderful seasonal celebrations and have a very Happy Holiday season.


Indianapolis Holiday Attractions

Christmas at the Zoo

It will be an exciting year at Christmas at the Zoo presented by Donatos and Teachers Cre dit Union  with an all-new, enchanted Santa’s Village under the Bicentennial Pavilion. Magical scenes of wonder and light will fill Santa’s Village where you can decorate delectable cookies in Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen, visit with Santa in his charming study and see Santa’s reindeer in his barn.

Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure

The iconic landmarks of Hollywood are new additions this year to the Eiteljorg Museum’s holiday model train display, Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure.

Lights at the Brickyard

Lights at the Brickyard is like a holiday dream come true for race fans, but you don’t have to be a fan of racing to enjoy this holiday tradition. More than 2.5 million lights and 500 different displays illuminate the historic Indianapolis Motor Speedway, turning it into a festive wonderland that everyone can enjoy.

All Aboard the Sullivan Express

The train, which consists of an engine and four cars, does not ride on a track, but on wheels. Each family rides in their own car. We have four children and brought along Nana, so there were three adults and four children riding in our car. We all sat comfortably, but definitely used up every inch of passenger space!

The Gingerbread Village at Conner Prairie

Sweets and Treats Abound at The Gingerbread Village

Light Display at Reynold’s Farm Equipment

Christmas Lights at Reynold’s Farm Equipment

Indianapolis Christmas Events

Junior League Holiday Mart

The Junior League of Indianapolis presents the annual Holiday Mart! A favorite tradition in the Indianapolis area, the Holiday Mart brings nearly 100 unique merchants from across the country to the Blue Ribbon Pavilion at the Indiana State Fairgrounds


The Carmel Christkindlmarkt is bringing the charm of a long standing European tradition to the heart of Carmel, Indiana. One of the earliest of these markets was the 16th century Christkindlmarkt in Nuremberg, Germany and the wonderful tradition has now spread worldwide. Guests will experience one of a kind, high quality, handmade gifts, Germanic inspired food, drink and ice skating.

Gingerbread Village

Feast your eyes on these incredible structures while you enjoy all the sweet smells. See a variety of gingerbread creations by bakers of every skill level. This year there is a featured category: “Conner Prairie in Gingerbread”

Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure

One of Indianapolis’ most popular family holiday traditions returns. Be one of the first to experience the Eiteljorg’s holiday train exhibit, Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure. Model trains chug through beautifully recreated landscapes and landmarks of the American West and  downtown Indianapolis