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We’re a few months from racing action at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but you can feed a little of that need for speed at the new exhibit showcasing one-of-a-kind exotic cars, significant pop culture artifacts, and trophies. See a 1964 Ferrari 250 LM, 1906 FIAT, 1954-55 Mercedes-Benz W196, 1978 Wildcat, Reynard/Ford 941, and many more through April, 2020. Admission is $10.
Grab the hot chocolate and pack the car with friends and family to experience a new holiday tradition through January 1. Take a leisurely drive through over 1 million lights synchronized to traditional carols and new, rockin’ tunes. Turn off your headlights, tune the radio, and enjoy the ride through magical tunnels of light and dancing, interactive characters. The cost is $7-$30.
Celebrating 35 years of holiday magic, Mannheim Steamroller brings to Clowes Hall a neo-classical take on popular carols with plenty of exciting multimedia effects. Friday’s show features founder/composer Chip Taylor at the helm for a performance of all the tracks from the first album, Mannheim Steamroller Christmas. Ticket are $59 and up.
Nine G-scale model trains make a scenic journey from downtown Indy to the American West and pass familiar landmarks like Lucas Oil Stadium, Monument Circle, Union Station, Mt. Rushmore, Old Faithful, the Las Vegas strip, and Hoover Dam. New this year: Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the American Southwest. Hop on board through January 20 and your fare is $15.
We triple-dog-dare you to catch the musical based on the beloved holiday movie. In 1940s Indiana, Christmas is coming and 9-year-old Ralphie longs for an official Red Ryder BB gun. Despite warnings that he’ll shoot his eye out, he has hope and problems like the Bumpus dogs and a leg lamp don’t bother him. Through December 31 tickets are $45-$89 and include a holiday buffet.