Top 10 Things to Do in Indianapolis During the Holidays
The holidays are just around the corner! While you were busy decorating, we were preparing a list of things to do in Indianapolis this holiday season. Make time for some of these fun options between celebrating with friends and family.
- Festival of Trees – Visit the History Center in Indianapolis to see 80 uniquely decorated trees and vote for your favorite! Special programs are offered every week for even more excitement.
- Christmas at the Zoo – Enjoy a fun-filled night at the Indianapolis Zoo and view the lights that have repeatedly been voted among the nation’s best zoo lights by USA Today. Don’t miss the local choirs, holiday goodies, and gifts for the animals at Christmas at the Zoo!
- Jolly Days Winter Wonderland – Have a jolly good time at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis this winter. Kids will enjoy the two-story Yule Slide, Jingles the Jolly Bear, and visits with Santa.
- Lights at the Brickyard – Too cold outside to walk to see lights? No problem! Drive your car at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to see more than three million lights over 2 miles.
- Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra: “Yuletide Celebration” – Hear holiday songs by incredible vocalists at The Hilbert Circle Theatre. Also, see Indianapolis dance group, Expressenz, who appeared on World of Dance, a global dance competition.
- Yelp’s Totally Bazaar – Shop local at this event hosted at Indianapolis Central Public Library. Enjoy live music, more than 120 local vendors, food trucks, and local beer and wine. Don’t miss Yelp’s Totally Bazaar on December 11th from 6 – 11 PM.
- Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure – View a replica of Indianapolis and nine working model trains that will lead you through the city. Then, go west to see national parks and wonders at the Eiteljorg Museum.
- Celebration Crossing – Visit Santa and Mrs. Claus in their house, tour Santa’s Workshop, and gather in Santa’s yard for a snowball fight. Enjoy fun for the whole family at the Indiana State Museum.
- Conner Prairie by Candlelight – Be transported back to 1836 to learn how Indiana settlers celebrated the holidays. In addition, you will experience multiple cultures and their respective holiday traditions during this unique Indianapolis experience.
- Holiday Trolly – Last but not least, take a ride on the Holiday Trolly for free! Stops include the Carmel Arts & Design District, Carmel City Center, the Indiana Design Center and Center Green for the Cristkindlmarkt.
Visit any of these Top 10 locations in Indianapolis in December. How many of these events can you check off your list this year? Best wishes for a fun-filled holiday season!