EXPLORE INDY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

With the holiday season approaching, the Circle City is gearing up for another year of bright lights and fun festivities. Indy welcomes you to join in the holiday fun. Explore beloved seasonal attractions, see the magic of the holidays unfold on-stage, and shop locally made products for your gift list.  Indy has a little something for everyone, so grab your friends and family and make sure you don’t miss out on all the excitement this holiday season.

 

Holiday Attractions in Indy
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Holiday Attractions in Indy

Be a part of a new tradition

Indianapolis is a city of tradition and the holiday season is no exception. From old to new, here are a few of our favorite holiday exhibits and traditions.

HOLIDAY ATTRACTIONS IN INDY

Where to see holiday lights in Indy
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Where to see holiday lights in Indy

Historic streets, attractions, monuments, & more

Make your hot cocoa, pile in the car or bundle up for a walk, and enjoy these top holiday light displays in Indianapolis.

TOP HOLIDAY LIGHT DISPLAYS

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Winterlights
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Winterlights

Newfields

  • Choreographed lightshow that invites you to walk through the garden trails as you sip your favorite hot beverage.
  • From the “whimsy trees” to the lawn, it will be impossible to not marvel at thousands of holiday lights during your date night or family outing. 

NOVEMBER 22, 2021 - JANUARY 2, 2022

Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure
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Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure

Eiteljorg Museum

  • See seven chugging trains on 1,200 feet of track wind from Indy to famous western locations.
  • A truly unique display of bark, leaves, twigs, and more. 

NOVEMBER 20, 2021- JANUARY 17, 2022

Circle of Lights
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Circle of Lights

Monument Circle

  • A 59-year-old sparkling Indy tradition, with 4,784 lights adorning the Soldiers & Sailors Monument.
  • Throughout the season, kids love the toy soldiers, giant candy canes, and Santa’s mailbox.

NOVEMBER 26 - DECEMBER 30, 2021

Holiday Performances
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Holiday Performances

The Magic of The Season, On-Stage

HOLIDAY PERFORMANCES IN INDY

Festival of Trees
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Festival of Trees

Indiana Historical Society

  • Admire 75 decorated trees trimmed for the holidays. 
  • Gather for Twilight Tuesdays for a late-night experience.
  • Stop in the Cole Porter Room for a holiday singalong.

NOVEMBER 12, 2021 - JANUARY 8, 2022

Local Holiday Gift Guide
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Local Holiday Gift Guide

  • Shop from handcrafted pottery to outdoor apparel to plant-based beauty products. 
  • All products locally sourced here in Indiana.

SHOP LOCAL PRODUCTS FOR YOUR HOLIDAY LIST

A Merry Prairie Holiday
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A Merry Prairie Holiday

Sparkling lights. Breathtaking rides.

  • Journey to 1800s Prairietown for a ton of family fun. 
  • Explore the North Pole Village for a midway and games.
  • Sample warm holiday treats and beverages.

NOVEMBER 26 - DECEMBER 23, 2021

 

Celebration Crossing
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Celebration Crossing

Indiana State Museum

  • Hop on the new Snowfall Express for a magical journey.
  • Visit the home of Santa for plenty of holiday cheer.
  • Early risers may join Santa and his helpers for a winter wonderland breakfast.

NOVEMBER 26, 2021 - JANUARY 2, 2022

Christmas at the Zoo
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Christmas at the Zoo

Indianapolis Zoo

  • Visit your favorite creatures as the zoo transforms into a winter wonderland of twinkling lights
  • Keep warm with hot chocolate and other “Cups of Cheer”  
  • Explore award-winning indoor exhibits from the Dolphin Dome to the Simon Skjodt International Orangutan Center

NOVEMBER 20 - DECEMBER 30, 2021

Jolly Days
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Jolly Days

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

  • Let the kids experience the magic of winter while staying toasty indoors.
  • Includes an indoor a snow castle, ice fishing, your favorite Jolly Days characters, and more.

​​​​​​​NOVEMBER 21, 2021 - JANUARY 3, 2022

Shopping in Indy
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Shopping in Indy

Local boutiques, luxury malls, and thrift shops

Indy Coffeehouses
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Indy Coffeehouses

Find the best peppermint hot chocolate

Grab a hot cup of hot chocolate or coffee to warm up on a winter-wonderland day in the Circle City. From award-winning brunch destinations to local Wi-Fi hot spots, Indy’s coffee shop scene has something just for you.

Hotel Deals in Indy
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Hotel Deals in Indy

Save on your next holiday getaway

  • Choose between five downtown Marriott properties with special holiday rates, starting a $99.
  • Between light displays and holiday activities, you’ll have plenty to see and do while you’re in the city.