Indiana State Museum prepares for annual Celebration Crossing

With so many traditions in the Indianapolis area for the holidays, the Indiana State Museum offers seasonal fun worthy of your afternoon or evening {that is, if it isn’t already on your list!}.
The Celebration Crossing exhibit runs Friday, November 27-December 31, 2015. The popular event brings back old memories and creates new ones as visitors enjoy holiday food, fun, sights and sounds.


Here were our favorites from their list of 10 Reasons To Not To Miss Celebration Crossing This Year:

1. Celebration Crossing Opening Day

On Friday, Nov. 27 the celebration opens with holiday merriment from the sounds of bands and choirs to the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus on the front lawn by helicopter. Children of all ages are invited to ride the Santa Claus Express, make crafts and rekindle memories of holidays past as they gaze into the recreated L.S. Ayres store windows.


2. Santa’s House

Last year Santa and Mrs. Claus moved into a new house and this year new features will be added to keep the Christmas magic alive. The home will once again be filled with the smell of gingerbread and pine, while twinkle lights in the window all aglow. Children will take photos with Santa and whisper Christmas wishes in his ear.


7. Santa’s Playground

Throughout the month of December, guests will be treated to Santa’s (Imagination) Playground in the Earl Goode Education Center on Level 2. In addition to the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)-based activity area, there will also be crafts and a place for caregivers to sit and relax while children play.

Be sure to bookmark the Indy’s Child 2015 Holiday Fun section for all the scoop you’ll need on holiday events and happenings around Indianapolis this season!

MORE INFO: Read the full list of reasons not to miss Celebration Crossing here, then stay tuned in the coming weeks when Indy’s Child has a chance to visit the Celebration Crossing fun ourselves and report back! The exhibit runs November 27-December 31. The Indiana State Museum is located at 650 W. Washington Street in downtown Indianapolis. Call {317} 758-7318 or visit for admission details and parking information.
Celebration Crossing at Indiana State Museum - Indy's Child
Photo credits: Indiana State Museum.


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