101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Indianapolis - 2019 | Kids Out and About Indianapolis

101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Indianapolis - 2019


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Santa Sightings

Nov 1- Dec 24 Photos with Santa-Greenwood Park Mall
Multiple dates starting Nov 8 Photos with Santa-Castleton Square
Multiple dates starting Nov 15 Photos with Santa-The Fashion Mall at Keystone
Multiple dates starting Nov 15 Photos with Santa - Hamilton Town Center
Multiple dates starting Nov 16 Meet Santa & His Reindeer Tour-Reindeer Ridge
Multiple dates starting Nov 22 Santa Photo Time - Circle Centre Mall
Multiple dates starting Nov 23 The Sullivan Santa Express-Sullivan Hardware & Garden
Nov 29 Santa's Big Arrival-Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Nov 29 Santa Lands! Opening Day of Celebration Crossing-Indiana State Museum
Multiple dates starting Nov 30 Breakfast/Dinner with Santa-Conner Prairie
Multiple dates starting Dec 1 Christmas in the Village-Zionsville
Dec 1 Santa's Holiday Breakfast-Indiana State Museum
Dec 1, 7, 8, 15 Breakfast with Santa-Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Nov 30 Cookies & Cocoa-Natural Valley Ranch
Dec 7 Photos and Breakfast with Santa - YMCA of Greater Indianapolis
Dec 7 Fortville Winterfest - Fortville
Dec 7 Winter Wonderland-Fishers
Dec 14 Christmas at Garfield - Garfield
Dec 14 Santa in the Square  - Indianapolis Public Library
Dec 14 Breakfast with Santa- Greenwood
Dec 14 Selfie with Santa- Libby's Icecream & Gifts
Dec 15 and 21 Here Comes Santa Claus- Sprouts Cooking School
Dec 14 Santa's Workshop-Whitestown


Old-Time Christmas

Multiple dates starting Nov 15 Festival of Trees-Indiana Historical Society 
Nov 23 Holiday at Center Green-Carmel
Nov 23 Greenwood A-Glow - Greenwood
Nov 23, 24, 30 and Dec 1 Christmas At The Orchard-Beasley’s Orchard
Multiples dates beginning Nov 29 A Merry Prairie Holiday - Conner Prairie
Nov 29 Nights Before Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes-Indiana State Museum
Nov 30 Metamora Old Fashioned Christmas Walk-Indiana State Museum
Dec 7 and 8 Christmas on the Farm-Traders Point Creamery
Nov 23 Jolly Saturday - Holidays on the Homestead-Indiana Historical Society Fesival of Trees
Dec 8 Children's Holiday Tea-The Indianapolis Propylaeum
Dec 12-15

St. John's Christkindl Village - St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church


Light Displays

Multiple dates starting Nov 23 Winterlights-Newfields
Multiple dates starting Nov 23 Christmas at the Zoo - Indianapolis Zoo
Multiple dates starting Nov 27 Lights at the Brickyard-Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Nov 29 Downtown Indy, Inc.'s Circle of Lights - Downtown
Multiple dates starting Nov 29 Winter Wonderland Holiday Lights - Wellfield Botanic Gardens
Nov 30 Christmas in the Village Parade & Tree Lighting Kickoff-Zionsville
Dec 7 Christmas Under the Stars- Brownsburg
Dec 7 Westfield in Lights - Westfield
Dec 7 Annual Tree Lighting-Avon
Dec 17 A Very Electric Christmas - Downtown


Living Nativities

Nov 29 Christmas on the Square "Light up Danville" - Downtown Danville
Dec 6-8 and 13-15 Lafayette Living Nativity-Faith Church
Dec 14 and 15 Anderson's Live Outdoor Nativity Pageant-Maple Grove Church of God
Dec 15 Live Nativity-Danville United Methodist Church
Dec 20 Live Nativity - First Baptist Greenwood


Holiday Theatre

Multiple dates starting Nov 16 A Christmas Carol-Indiana Repertory Theatre
Multiple dates  starting Nov 21 A Christmas Story - Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre
Multiple dates starting Nov 29 The Magic Snowman - Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Nov 29, 30 and Dec 1 The Nutcracker-Indianapolis Ballet
Nov 30 Jolly Saturday - Sugarplum Saturday-Indiana Historical Society Fesival of Trees
Multiple dates  starting Dec 3 A Christmas Carol - Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre
Dec 3  Disney Junior Holiday Party-Old National Centre
Dec 4 Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker- Old National Centre
Dec 5-8 Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker-Butler Arts Center
Multiple dates starting Dec 6 Elf The Musical-The Center for the Performing Arts
Dec 6,7,8 and 12,13,14,15 I'll Be Home For Christmas-Hendricks Civic Theatre
Dec 8 Fun with Santa and Mrs. Claus-The Center for the Performing Arts
Dec 12-15 ‘Twas the Night Before…Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site
Dec 15 Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour-The Center for the Performing Arts
Dec 18 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical-Butler Arts Center


Holiday Concerts

Nov 22

Mannheim Steamroller - Clowes Memorial Hall
Nov 30 IPL Yuletide Celebration - Hilbert Circle Theatre
Dec 5 Holiday Sounds-Indiana State Museum
Dec 7 Straight No Chaser-Old National Centre
Dec 14 IU Health Holiday Pops-Carmel Symphony Orchestra
Dec 13 and 14 Holiday Concert Series-Indianapolis Children's Choir
Dec 20,21 and 22 Festival of Carols-The Center for the Performing Arts


Christmas Tree Experience

Opening Nov 29 Dull's Tree Farm-Thorntown
Opening Nov 28 Hilgert Tree Farm-Fairland
Opening Nov 28 Lost 40 Christmas Tree Farm-Greenfield
Opening Nov 29 Evans Whispering Pines Tree Farm-Danville
Opening Nov 29 Clearview Family Christmas Tree Farm-Arlington
Dec 7 and 8 Newfoundland Day at Dull's Tree Farm


Ice Skating

Opening Nov 16 The Ice at Center Green-Carmel
Opens Mid-November Federal Hill Commons Ice Plaza-Noblesville
Public skate open  Fuel Tank at Fishers
Public skate open  The Arctic Zone Iceplex
Public skate open  Perry Park Ice Rink
Public skate open  Hamilton Ice Arena



 Dec 11 Beth-El Zedeck ECC Family Hanukah Party - Joan Lee Waldman
 Dec 22 Community Menorah Lighting: First Night with Beth Shalom - JCC Campus
 Dec 22 Chanukah Celebration and Dinner - Chabad Center for Jewish Life


Shopping & Craft Fairs

Multiple days starting Nov 16 Carmel Christkindlmarkt - Carmel
Nov 16 Jolly Saturday - Deck the Halls-Indiana Historical Society Fesival of Trees
Nov 23 Kris Kringle Market-Greenwood
Nov 29 and 30, Dec 6,7,13,14,20,21 Carmel Holiday Trolley- - Carmel
Nov 30 Holiday Artisan Shop-Indiana State Museum
Nov 30 Shop Fishers - Fishers
Dec 6 INDIEana Handicraft Exchange Winter Market - Harrison Center
Dec 7 Jolly Saturday - All About Books-Indiana Historical Society Fesival of Trees
Dec 7 Holidays in the Arts District - Carmel
Dec 7 Holiday Market-Noblesville Main Street
Dec 14 Jolly Saturday - A Christmas Story Day-Indiana Historical Society Fesival of Trees
Dec 17 Winter Wonderland Workshop-Indiana State Museum
Dec 21 Jolly Saturday - A Solstice Celebration-Indiana Historical Society Fesival of Trees


New Year's Eve

Dec 31 Family New Year’s Eve-Indiana State Museum
Dec 31 Limberlost New Year’s Eve-Indiana State Museum
Dec 31 Family Night Out: Family New Year’s Eve-Indiana State Museum



Multiple days  starting Nov 12  Santa's Mailbox - Fishers
Multiple days  starting Nov 23  Jingle Rails-The Great Western Adventure-Eiteljorg Museum
Nov 24 and Dec 7 Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell Run-Indianapolis and Evansville
Multiple dates starting Nov 29 Jolly Days Extravaganza-Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Nov 30 Stocking Ornament Workshop-Home Depot Carmel
Dec 2 Nutcracker Story Time-Indianapolis Public Library
Dec 7 Breakfast with the Grinch-The Silver Centre
Dec 7 KiD CiTY Christmas- Greenwood
Dec 7 Christmas Morning Favorites- Sprouts Cooking School
Dec 7 and 14 North Pole PJ Party-Children's Museum of Indianapolis
Dec 7 Candy Cane Hunt- Natural Valley Ranch
Dec 10 Wrapping the Holidays DIY-Indiana State Museum
Dec 14 Feast with the Grinch - Saxony Hall
Dec 15 Santa Hustle-American Legion Mall
Dec 14 Build a Holiday Gingerbread House-Natural Valley Ranch
Dec 17 Jingle Bell Rock Dance Party-Indianapolis Public Library
Dec 26 The 12 Snowy Winter Days-Indiana State Museum
Dec 28 Jolly Saturday - Reindeer Games-Indiana Historical Society Fesival of Trees


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