Maybe it’s the toys that somehow collect in the closet, mate, and multiply. Maybe it’s the fact that I know my parents really don’t need any more stuff. Maybe it’s my overstuffed closet, filled with clothes I rarely wear or the cabinets bulging with small kitchen appliances and dishes and coffee mugs and . . . and . . . and . . . and . . .

This year, I want Christmas to be about making memories not amassing more stuff. I want to enjoy the wonder of the holiday season with my family but not have to ask the age old mom question of the universe, “What are we going to do with all of this?!” Luckily Indy has plenty of awesome offerings that will allow families just that opportunity. If you’re looking for a way to give the gift of experience or maybe just enjoy sweet memory making time, check out these awesome hotel package.


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Conrad Indianapolis

Oh how beautiful and majestic is the Conrad located in downtown Indianapolis! You can walk inside right to the Circle Centre Mall to take in the décor, visit Santa, or do some shopping. With rates starting at $224, you can enjoy the “Home for the Holidays” package. This bundle includes: overnight accommodations at the Conrad Indianapolis, a welcome amenity, complimentary valet parking for one vehicle, a $10 gift card to Tastings, complimentary breakfast for two at The Capital Grille, and complimentary WiFi in your room and throughout the hotel.

Available now through January 24, so you could even enjoy a post Christmas destress. You could even use that money your grandma gave you to visit the Evan Todd Spa and Salon. To book your stay, click here.

The Alexander

Celebrate the season in syle. The Alexander has at least three leisure packages for you and your loved ones. With rates as low as $135 (depending on the day), you can choose the Follow the Lights Package which includes a $50 credit to Plat 99 per stay, complimentary valet parking, and of course deluxe guest accomodations. The Dolce Winter Escape starts at as low as $135 and includes the buffet breakfast for two adults (kids 12 years old and younger eat free when accompanied by a hotel registered adult family member) as well as your lovely room.

The Alexander also offers a NYE night to remember. Starting at $279, your package includes: an overnight stay in an art-centric deluxe guest room, $50 credit in Plat 99, prosecco and chocolate covered strawberries, brunch for two in Market Table, valet parking, and a late check out 1 pm.

Find more details (and a couple more packages) here.

JW Marriott

Starting at just $179 per night, you can enjoy a luxurious night at one of Indy’s most dazzling hotels. Included in the rate are: deluxe overnight accommodations, complimentary overnight self-parking, complimentary breakfast at the delicious Osteria Pronto for two adults & two children under 12. To set the mood, you also receive your choice of one of flowing the festive holiday hand crafted amenities as soon as you check in: hot chocolate with peppermint bark, warm apple cider with stollen bread, or adult eggnog with gingerbread cookies. Don’t you just want to try them all?

This package is available now through December 30. Simply use the code HO9 in the Corporate/Promotional code box when you make your online reservation. 

What are you doing, New Year’s? New Year’s Eve? If you don’t have plans, the JW also has a fantastic package deal starting at $239 that includes deluxe overnight accommodations and complimentary overnight self-parking. You also get the benefit of a 3 PM late check out so you can sleep off your late night adventures. Once again, you also receive a delightful, too. Choose from Energize: Two All-Nighter or Seventh Sin Cocktails and a Snack upon check in, Champagne and Chocolates: Indulge at any time during your stay, or Recovery: Mimosas and Pastries on New Year’s Day (7 am-12 pm).

This time, use the code EVE when you book your stay. Do note that this deal is only valid on 12/31/15 and you must be 21 or older to book this package deal. With both packages only a limited number of rooms are available so book early to guarantee your spot!

Omni Severin

Making a memory + making a difference = the Omni Severin’s “Stocking Stuffer Package.” Not only do you get a 15 percent off discount for your minimum two-night stay, but you also have the opportunity to support one of three charities of the Omni’s choice by placing a token in a stocking for a donation toward either hunger, shelter, or children’s relief.

Your stay also includes an Omni Gift Card for $10, turndown with a festive holiday treat on arrival night, and a late check out at 1 pm.

Spend time with your family this season. Relax, luxuriate, and revel. Everyone will be rejuvenated and you’ll have fewer “things” to clean up.