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FRIDAY, Dec. 6th

 

FESTIVAL OF TREES

10am|Indiana History Center

Get into the holiday spirit with 92 gorgeous trees, packed into their grand building.  You can vote for your favorites and be sure to check out the 30-foot tribute to nature in Indiana.  Through Jan. 1st.

 

 

JINGLE RAILS: THE GREAT WESTERN ADVENTURE

10am|Eiteljorg Museum

A holiday tradition like no other!  The museum’s annual holiday model train display. New this year, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and The Alamo!  Included with museum admission.

 

 

CONSERVATORY CROSSING

10am|Garfield Park

Garfield Park’s Holiday Train and Poinsettia Show is back! Visit with Santa and visit the Arts Center to make holiday-themed crafts.  Click HERE for times and prices.

 

 

JOLLY DAYS WINTER WONDERLAND

10am|Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

Your favorites are back!  The 47-foot Yule Slide, Jingles the Holly Bear and Santa!  Ice Skate in your socks, Explore the Ice Castle and go “Ice Fishing” in the pretend pond. 

 

 

“CELEBRATION CROSSING”

10am|Indiana State Museum

One of Indy’s favorite holiday traditions.  From the sounds of local choirs to visits with Santa & Mrs. Clause…there’s so much to do!  Workshops and train rides.  Movies and more! 

 

CARMEL CHRISTKINDLMARKT

Noon|The Center for the Performing Arts

Gifts, German Food, Exhibits, Woodworking demonstrations, live music throughout the day and Ice Skating!  Click HERE for the daily schedule.

 

IPL 34th ANNUAL YULETIDE CELEBRATION

2 & 8pm|Hilbert Circle Theatre

Ring in the holidays with the ISO and 1st time host Frankie Moreno!  The “Holly Jolly Dollies” are back and so are the famous Tap-Dancing Santas!  Goes through Dec. 23rd.

 

“STUTZ STARRY NIGHT” HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

5pm|Stutz Business Center

Stutz Artists invite you to celebrate the holidays with a FREE open studio event showcasing their artworks.  Great gift items available!  Open until 10pm.

 

 

51st ANNUAL CHRISTMAS AT THE ZOO

5pm|Indianapolis Zoo

This year, they’ve added even more lights, with FREE visits with Santa through Dec. 23rd.  See Santa’s sleigh and a few of his reindeer.  The Penguin Encounter will stay open until 8pm.

 

 

“WINTERLIGHTS” HOLIDAY LIGHT SHOW

5pm|Newfields

A spectacular holiday light show, with 1.5 million lights.  There will be plenty of other special activities throughout the holiday season.  Closes at 9pm each night.

 

 

LIGHTS AT THE BRICKYARD

6pm|Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Dozens of displays totaling more than 3 million bright lights on a 2-mile course through the IMS infield and historic oval.  Tickets start at $25.

 

 

“ELF THE MUSICAL”

7pm|Civic Theatre

Based on the cherished 2003 New Line Cinema hit film.   This modern day holiday classic is sure to help you embrace your “inner elf”.  Goes through Dec. 28th.  Tickets start at $55.

 

“THE NUTCRACKER”

7pm|Pike Performing Arts Center

The Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre performing the Tchaikovsky holiday classic through Saturday. GHDT’s full-length modern version features pre-professional dancers of G2.   $15-$25.

 

 

JURASSIC WORLD LIVE TOUR

7pm|Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Featuring more than 24 film-accurate, life-sized dinosaurs, built with the latest technology and Hollywood studio quality.  The show goes through Sunday.  Tickets start at $15.

 

 

SATURDAY, Dec. 7th

 

FESTIVAL OF TREES

10am|Indiana History Center

Get into the holiday spirit with 92 gorgeous trees, packed into their grand building.  You can vote for your favorites and be sure to check out the 30-foot tribute to nature in Indiana.  Through Jan. 1st.

 

 

JINGLE RAILS: THE GREAT WESTERN ADVENTURE

10am|Eiteljorg Museum

A holiday tradition like no other!  The museum’s annual holiday model train display. New this year, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and The Alamo!  Included with museum admission.

 

 

JOLLY DAYS WINTER WONDERLAND

10am|Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

Your favorites are back!  The 47-foot Yule Slide, Jingles the Holly Bear and Santa!  Ice Skate in your socks, Explore the Ice Castle and go “Ice Fishing” in the pretend pond. 

 

 

“CELEBRATION CROSSING”

10am|Indiana State Museum

One of Indy’s favorite holiday traditions.  From the sounds of local choirs to visits with Santa & Mrs. Clause…there’s so much to do!  Workshops and train rides.  Movies and more! 

 

 

11th ANNUAL SANKT NIKOLAUS LAUF 5K

11am|Carmel Christkindlmarkt – The Center for Performing Arts

$35-$40.    Raising money for the Athenaeum, Riley Hospital for Children and the Carmel Christkindlmarkt. 

 

 

23rd ANNUAL CARMEL CLAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY HOLIDAY HOME TOUR

11am|Various Locations

Featuring 6 homes in the Carmel Arts and Design District.  Historic to mid-century modern, to new construction!  $30-$65.

 

 

JURASSIC WORLD LIVE TOUR

11am, 3 & 7pm|Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Featuring more than 24 film-accurate, life-sized dinosaurs, built with the latest technology and Hollywood studio quality.  The show goes through Sunday.  Tickets start at $15.

 

 

HOLIDAY AUTHOR FAIR

Noon|Indiana History Center

More than 60 Hoosier Authors under one roof, for a great day of mingling and book signing.  Great place to find gifts!  Goes until 4pm.  FREE admission includes Festival of Trees.

 

“ELF THE MUSICAL”

2 & 7pm|Civic Theatre

Based on the cherished 2003 New Line Cinema hit film.   This modern day holiday classic is sure to help you embrace your “inner elf”.  Goes through Dec. 28th.  Tickets start at $55.

 

 

IPL 34th ANNUAL YULETIDE CELEBRATION

2 & 8pm|Hilbert Circle Theatre

Ring in the holidays with the ISO and 1st time host Frankie Moreno!  The “Holly Jolly Dollies” are back and so are the famous Tap-Dancing Santas!  Goes through Dec. 23rd.

 

 

THE BUTLER BALLET:  TCHAIKOVSKY’S THE NUTCRACKER

2 & 8pm|Clowes Memorial Hall

Butler Ballet presents the longest running, fully staged production of “The Nutcracker” in Indiana.  The music brought to life by the Butler Symphony Orchestra and the Indianapolis Children’s Choir.

 

CHARLES DICKENS’ A CHRISTMAS CAROL

4 & 7pm|IRT

Long-time “Carol” Actors and Indy favorites are back with new costume designs.  A few new songs too!  Goes through Dec. 26th.  $25-$48.

 

 

FISHERS WINTER WONDERLAND

4pm|Nickel Plate District Amphitheatre

Fishers annual Tree Lighting and Holiday Light Display.  Ice carving and a visit from Santa.  FREE!

 

 

STRAIGHT NO CHASER: THE OPEN BAR TOUR

4 & 8pm|Old National Centre

They began their journey at IU in 1996.  Today, they are known across the country as one of the best male a cappella ensembles in the nation.  Performances through Sunday.

 

 

“A MERRY PRAIRIE HOLIDAY”

6pm|Conner Prairie

The Reynolds Farm Equipment Christmas Lights Show has moved to Conner Prairie!  Enjoy breathtaking rides and fantastic performances through Dec. 29th.  $8-$20. 

 

LIGHTS AT THE BRICKYARD

6pm|Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Dozens of displays totaling more than 3 million bright lights on a 2-mile course through the IMS infield and historic oval.  Tickets start at $25.

 

 

YELP’S TOTALLY BAZAAR 2019

6:30pm|Central Library

FREE for ages 18+.  Over 150 local businesses, 10 food vendors, and entertainers.  Activities on 6 floors of the library.  RSVP is required!  CLICK HERE

 

 

 

SUNDAY, Dec. 8th

 

JOLLY DAYS WINTER WONDERLAND

10am|Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

Your favorites are back!  The 47-foot Yule Slide, Jingles the Holly Bear and Santa!  Ice Skate in your socks, Explore the Ice Castle and go “Ice Fishing” in the pretend pond. 

 

“CELEBRATION CROSSING”

10am|Indiana State Museum

One of Indy’s favorite holiday traditions.  From the sounds of local choirs to visits with Santa & Mrs. Clause…there’s so much to do!  Workshops and train rides.  Movies and more! 

 

 

JURASSIC WORLD LIVE TOUR

11am, 3 & 7pm|Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Featuring more than 24 film-accurate, life-sized dinosaurs, built with the latest technology and Hollywood studio quality.  Tickets start at $15.

 

 

CARMEL CHRISTKINDLMARKT

Noon|The Center for the Performing Arts

Gifts, German Food, Exhibits, Woodworking demonstrations, live music throughout the day and Ice Skating!  Click HERE for the daily schedule.

 

 

THE BUTLER BALLET:  TCHAIKOVSKY’S THE NUTCRACKER

12 & 5pm|Clowes Memorial Hall

Butler Ballet presents the longest running, fully staged production of “The Nutcracker” in Indiana.  The music brought to life by the Butler Symphony Orchestra and the Indianapolis Children’s Choir.

 

 

“ELF THE MUSICAL”

2pm|Civic Theatre

Based on the cherished 2003 New Line Cinema hit film.   This modern day holiday classic is sure to help you embrace your “inner elf”.  Goes through Dec. 28th.  Tickets start at $55.

 

 

IPL 34th ANNUAL YULETIDE CELEBRATION

2 & 6pm|Hilbert Circle Theatre

Ring in the holidays with the ISO and 1st time host Frankie Moreno!  The “Holly Jolly Dollies” are back and so are the famous Tap-Dancing Santas!  Goes through Dec. 23rd.

 

 

STRAIGHT NO CHASER: THE OPEN BAR TOUR

3 & 7pm|Old National Centre

They began their journey at IU in 1996.  Today, they are known across the country as one of the best male a cappella ensembles in the nation.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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