The Weekend 5

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Events update every Thursday at 10:00 am.

November 17-19, 2017



Indy’s newest family tradition debuts Sunday at Newfields. This outdoor walking experience, available through January 7, is a delight for the senses with evergreen scents of the season, choreographed light shows, Christmas songs, and holiday goodies like s’mores, hot chocolate, and hot cider. Adults can spike their beverages for a warmer walk. Tickets are $8-$25.

Lights at the Brickyard

Lights at the Brickyard

We don’t usually get to see the famed oval at night, but this drive-through display shines some light – 2.5 million lights to be exact – on a two-mile course through the infield and crossing the start-finish line at the Yard of Bricks through December 30. Admission is $25 and up per car, and Speedy Passes are available to help you avoid waiting in line.

Midnight Shopper

Midnight Shopper

Shopping can be fun. Really! Grab dinner and drinks at an independent restaurant, then hit the cool shops on Mass Ave Friday until midnight. Find unique, local gifts for everyone on your list, all while scoring deals at over 20 participating businesses. Many stores will offer workshops and swag, and you’ll probably find some entertainment along the way.

Festival of Trees

Festival of Trees

The Indiana Historical Society becomes a winter wonderland with 80 elaborately decorated trees, plus a 30-foot beauty you have to see to believe. Vote for your favorite, find the 10 pickle ornaments (Weihnachtzgurke), search for the Elf on the Shelf, and enjoy sing-alongs when you visit through January 6. Festival of Trees is included with admission of $5-$9.

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol at Indiana Repertory Theatre

The IRT’s presentation of this classic tale is a holiday tradition for many Hoosiers. It’s faithful to Charles Dickens’ story of one man’s redemption after learning lessons about love from ghosts past and future. Opening night is Saturday, and the play runs through December 24. You can even meet reindeer and Santa’s elf before select performances! Tickets are $25 and up.





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