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Festival of Trees

450 W. Ohio St., Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, Indianapolis, IN 46202


Embrace your holiday spirit!

Experience the joy of the holiday season at the History Center! Ninety-two elaborate trees – a dozen more than last year – are packed into our grand building, creating a winter wonderland to delight people of all ages. We’ve had upside-down trees, trees made from unconventional materials like balloons, tires and books, and this year, our tree sponsors are going all out. You can vote for your favorites, but it will be a tough decision. This year, we’re decking out our 30-foot showstopper as a tribute to nature in Indiana.Give Festival of Trees tickets to your favorite people. The History Center is a Salvation Army Angel Tree location.

Elf on a Shelf
Where is Hoosier Buddy, the History Center’s Elf on the Shelf, today? Check our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages for a clue. Tell our Welcome Center staff you found him for a prize.

Where’s the Weihnachtsgurke?
See if you can spot the 10 pickle ornaments we have hiding in different trees all over the building.

Holiday Sing-Along
Jump into the holiday spirit in the Cole Porter Room and sing along with traditional carols.

Jolly Saturdays
Join us every Saturday for games, crafts, and fun for every age!

Saturdays and Sundays
Every Saturday and Sunday from Thanksgiving to Christmas, Santa strolls through the History Center 12-4 pm, handing out special treats to children of all ages. He’ll stop for breaks in the Multipurpose Room on the Canal Level at 1 and 3 p.m. for storytime with the little ones in the Citizens Energy Group Santa’s Reading Nook.

Trees by Night
The trees are so pretty in the twilight! Experience the holiday enchantment Dec. 16-23 when the History Center stays open until 8 pm.

Admission: $13, adults; $12, seniors (60 and over); $5, youth (5-11); free for children under 5.