Tis' the season to be jolly! A feast for your senses awaits Hoosiers and everyone visiting the Hoosier state this holiday season with all the fun and festive things happening in and around Indy. Below is our must-see guide that will surely get you into the holiday spirit!
401 E Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Thu, Dec 1, 2022 - Sun, Dec 4, 2022
Thu, Dec 8, 2022 - Sun, Dec 11, 2022
Thu, Dec 15, 2022 - Sun, Dec 18, 2022
Located in the heart of Mass Avenue's Arts District is the Christkindlmarkt, where you can be bright this holiday season and feast your senses with live entertainment, good food, and drinks.
1200 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46222
November 19 - December 30 ( Close Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)
A beloved holiday tradition now its 53rd year! Meet Santa and Mrs. Clause while visiting your favorite animals at the Indianapolis Zoo. Beautiful new decors have been added to enhance your holiday experience.
Enter at Gate 12 - located on 42nd Street
Nov 11, 2022 - Jan 01, 2023
ONLINE RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED
Witness a synchronized show of over a million lights and Christmas music played through your car stereo.
501 Madison Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46225
This December Classic Activity is a guided tour through the monument circle to see the beautiful holiday lights, along with a few other downtown spots that have holiday cheer.
The Amp Marketplace at 16 Tech
1220 Waterway Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46202
Every Saturday from November 5, 2022, through April 29, 2023
Take family and friends to enjoy live music and good food, let kids play in the area, and find some of Indiana's best local produce, artisan food, sustainably raised meats, dairy products, unique baked goods, and more!
500 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204
- Sat, Nov 19, 2022 - Mon, Jan 16, 2023
Get into the holiday spirit at Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure G- scale model train wonderland.
More than 30 features, including:
- Indianapolis Motor Speedway
- Indianapolis’ Soldiers and Sailors Monument
- Lucas Oil Stadium
- OneAmerica Tower
- Mt. Rushmore
- The Grand Canyon
- Old Faithful geyser (it actually erupts!)
- Golden Gate Bridge
- Las Vegas Strip
- Hoover Dam
3000 N Meridian St, Indianapolis, IN 46208
Santa is very busy this time of year, but he's made some special arrangements - from Gingerbread Houses to Countdown to Noon and everything in between. Create holiday memories with your family at the special Jolly Days events with The Children's Museum!
650 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204
9am - 10am | Dec. 2, 9 , 16, 23, 30
Families with kids aged five and under can come to the Indiana State Museum during the early opening hours to engage in interactive story times with Santa, North Pole elves, a ride on the Snowfall express through a winter wonderland, and more.
Historic Athenaeum (December 1 & 2)
Arts for Lawrence's Theater at the Fort (December 15, 16, 17 & 18)
Enjoy 8 Winter Classic Movies and a free hot chocolate with every ticket at the Heartland Film's Merry Movie Nights.
It's a Wonderful Life ( with Ugly Sweater Contest)
Thurs | Dec 1 | 7 pm
A Christmas Story
Fri | Dec 2 | 7 pm
Thu | Dec 15 | 6:30 pm
Fri | Dec 16 | 6:00 pm
White Christmas SING-A-LONG
Fri | Dec 16 | 8:15 pm
The Polar Express
Sat | Dec 17 | 6 pm
Sat | Dec 17 | 8:15 pm
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Sun | Dec 18 | 7 pm
Nevermore Union Station
39 W Jackson Pl, Indianapolis, IN 46225
A pop-up bar for those over 21, and family-friendly sessions are available for those under the drinking age. This event is overflowing with holly, jolly Christmas spirit - expect Santa, elves, presents, tinsel, festive tunes, and lots of winter warmer drinks.
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202
5 pm - 8 pm | Dec. 6, 13, 20
The perfect downtown spot for fun and libations as IHS will open late with special evening hours during the Festival of Trees on select Tuesdays, where visitors can view the beautiful and specially-decorated trees after dark. Adults over 21 can sample a selection of bourbon.
4000 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, Indiana 46208
5 pm - 9 pm |Nov. 20 - Jan. 8 2023
The tradition continues at the Garden at Newfields with more than a million and a half lights aglow, bringing wonder and warmth to the holiday season.
The events we’ve listed above are based on the research we’ve conducted and are subject to change, make sure to visit the event’s official website for updates and complete details of the deals.