Indianapolis Artsgarden Celebrates Holiday Season with Mistletoe Music Festival

Today the Indianapolis Artsgarden kicks off the holiday season with its Mistletoe Music Festival. An annual holiday tradition, the Mistletoe Music Festival showcases the talent of local school choirs, bands, and orchestras. Owned and operated by the Arts Council of Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Artsgarden has been transformed into a winter wonderland and is the perfect venue to feature 61 schools in 71 performances. The Mistletoe Music Festival will deck the Artsgarden now through December 15.


“Having hundreds of student performers in the Artsgarden for Mistletoe Music Festival is always a highlight of the year for us. We love to support arts education programs in our schools, and we are pleased to provide a performance venue that supports their mission and highlights the work of our arts educators,” said Indianapolis Artsgarden Director Mike Prusa.

Mistletoe Music Festival Schedule:

November 29
10 am Glenns Valley Elementary
10:30 am Hagerstown Elementary 5th & 6th Grade Select Choir
11 am Edison School of the Arts
11:30 am Eastern Hancock Middle School
12 pm Noblesville East Middle School
12:30 pm Holy Name Catholic School
1 pm Pike Central Middle School

November 30
10 am Paul Hadley Middle School
10:30 am Paul Hadley Middle School
11 am John Marshall High School Advanced Choir
11:30 am Barr-Reeve Middle School
12 pm Clinton Young Elementary “Singing Lions”
12:30 pm Christel House Academy South
1 pm Christel House Academy South
4:30 pm North Central Rondos
5 pm Hamilton Southeastern Junior High Glee Club

December 1
10:15 am Edison School of the Arts
11:15 am Center Grove Middle School North Jazz Band
1:15 pm Pendleton Heights Middle School Bands

December 6
9:30 am Rosa Parks Elementary Singing Rockets
10 am Waldron High School “East Street Singers”
10:30 am Forest Dale Elementary
11 am Clinton Prairie Junior High School
11:30 am Our Lady of the Greenwood
12 pm New Palestine High School
12:30 pm Lynhurst 7th and 8th Grade Center 7th Grade Choir
1 pm Blue River Valley Jr/Sr High School- Jr. High Choir
1:30 pm Tabernacle Christian School of Martinsville
4 pm Woodbrook Elementary
5 pm Nativity Catholic School- Middle School Choir

December 7
9:30 am Blue River Valley Jr/Sr High- High School Choir
10 am Northridge Middle School 8th Grade Choir
10:30 am Lynhurst 7th and 8th Grade Center, 8th Grade Choir
11 am Eastern Hancock High School Choir
11:30 am Eastern Hancock High School Royal Singers
1 pm Bethesda Christian School TorchLight Singers
1:30 pm Pike Central High School
2 pm The Oaks Academy, Middle School
2:30 pm The Oaks Academy, Middle School

December 8
9:15 am Broad Ripple Magnet High School
10:15 am Mooresville Christian Academy
11:15 am Eastwood Middle School Orchestra
12:15 pm Central Indiana Home School Band
2:15 pm Riverside Junior High School
3:15 pm Martinsville High School Artesian Jazz
4:15 pm Jill Tynan Piano Studio

December 13
9:30 am North Wayne Young Voices Honor Choir
10 am Sugar Creek Elementary
10:30 am Fishback Creek Public Academy Chorale
11 am 1st Grade Adams Elementary
11:30 am Crooked Creek Elementary
12 pm New Palestine High School
12:30 pm Raymond Park Intermediate Academy
1 pm Indian Creek Elementary School
4:30 pm Rosenbaum Piano Class

December 14
9:30 am Blue River Valley Elementary School
10 am Skiles Test Elementary 5th and 6th Grade Choir
10:30 am Hagerstown Jr. High Choir
11 am River Birch Elementary
11:30 am Doe Creek Middle School
12 pm Burkhart Elementary “All That Jazz”
12:30 pm Douglas MacArthur Elementary School Spotlight Singers
1 pm Frankfort High School
4:30 pm Rosenbaum Piano Class

December 15
9:15 am Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School
10:15 am Center for Inquiry Schools
11:15 am Greenfield Central Junior High Band
12:15 pm Christ the King
1:15 pm Triton Central High School Jazz Combo
2:15 pm Center for Inquiry Schools
4:15 pm Clinton Prairie Jr. Sr. High School Symphony Band

For more information about the Indianapolis Artsgarden, visit: 

About the Arts Council of Indianapolis:

The Arts Council of Indianapolis fosters meaningful engagement in the arts by nurturing a culture where artists and arts organizations thrive. The Arts Council is an organization that advocates for the need and importance of broad community funding and support for a thriving arts scene; innovates by constantly pursuing and promoting innovative ideas and programs that better serve the area, its artists, and arts organizations; and connects artists, audiences, businesses, foundations, and arts and cultural organizations with opportunities to explore and expand central Indiana’s creative vitality.

The Arts Council owns and operates two performance and exhibition spaces, the Indianapolis Artsgarden (attached to Circle Centre Mall) and Gallery 924 (at 924 N. Pennsylvania Street). The Arts Council allocates public funding to arts and cultural organizations through a competitive grant program; offers fellowship opportunities including the Creative Renewal Arts Fellowship, the Transformational Impact Fellowship, and the Robert D. Beckmann, Jr. Emerging Artist Fellowship; provides programs, services, and technical assistance for artists and arts organizations; and manages the city’s public art program. The Indy Arts Guide provides a comprehensive arts calendar featuring thousands of events, performances, and exhibitions throughout central Indiana. For more information on the Arts Council, call (317) 631-3301 or visit online at

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