Indianapolis & Surrounding Areas

Indianapolis is "lighting up" for the holidays

ROCKIN’ AROUND THE FESTIVAL OF TREES Witness holiday trees decked out in ways you’ve never seen at the Indiana Historical Society’s Festival of Trees Nov. 15 – Jan. 4. The event features 92 uniquely designed and decorated trees. Enjoy the nighttime tree glow by visiting Trees by Night until 8 p.m. Dec. 16 – 23. Weekend programming includes story time with Santa, special Saturday themes such as A Christmas Story and more.

ENJOY EITELJORG’S GREAT WESTERN ADVENTURE
Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure returns to the Eiteljorg Museum Nov. 23 – Jan. 20. Explore a holiday tradition as G-scale model trains wind past landscapes and iconic treasures of Indy and the West – all made from natural materials. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway and historic Spanish Colonial missions are new this year. Catch a screening of the The Polar Express Dec. 7, 14 & 21 at 1 p.m. which is included with museum admission.

Come see more than 1 million twinkling lights synchronized to traditional and newer, rocking Christmas music played through your car stereo. Pack your vehicle full of friends and family to enjoy the show and begin a new Christmas tradition.

Christmas Nights of Lights

Through Jan. 1, this family-friendly event features a 2-mile car ride through more than a million LED lights powered by 50,000+ computer channels. Visitors of all ages will be awed by the larger-than-life trees, glowing snowflakes, dancing candy canes and enchanting tunnels of lights. In the warmth of your own vehicle, you can sing along to the sounds of the season’s synchronized to holiday light displays located at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.. The display will be offered rain or shine every evening, including holidays from 7-10 p.m. >MORE

Circle of Lights presented by IBEW 481

On Friday evening, Nov. 29, at Monument Circle downtown, the Circle of Lights will kick off the holiday season. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with the live televised show running from 7 – 8 p.m. on (NBC) WTHR-13. The Monument light-up will occur at approximately 7:55 p.m. Admission is free and the public is invited.

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