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Holiday Activities In the Indianapolis area

Posted by kim carpenter on November 25, 2014
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As you start planning all your holiday fun, it can be overwhelming to decide what to do with so many festivals and activities going on. Below are a few of the city’s best holiday activities and soon-to-be (if they’re not already) family traditions for people all over central Indiana.


Holiday on the Square in Carmel

When: November 22, 2014, 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.

What: A lighting ceremony, visit from Santa, live reindeer, entertainment, children’s activities, Holiday Farmer’s Market.

Something special: Bring a donated item to fill Santa’s sleigh. Donations will go to the Carmel Fire Department’s Christmas Assistance Program.


Jolly Days Winter Wonderland at the Children’s Museum

When: November 22, 2014 – January 4, 2015

What: Two-story Yule Slide, Jingles the Jolly Bear, visits with Santa, “outdoor” fun including ice fishing and sock-skating and more.


Christmas at the Zoo

When: November 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. Zoo opens at noon during this event.

What: Santa’s workshop, cookie decorating, holiday lights, carolers, a find the mistletoe challenge, Santa’s Sweet Shop, holiday photo opportunities, carousel rides, 4-D theater, unique shopping and more.


Circle of Lights on Monument Circle

When: November 28, 2014 – January 11, 2015

What: Monument Circle lit up with more than 4,000 lights and 52 garland strands to create a beautiful 242-foot display including 26 giant toy soldiers and sailors, 26 peppermint sticks around the Circle and more than 56,000 twinkle lights along the streets in the area.]\]


Outdoor Holiday Adventure at Conner Prairie

When: November 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015 at 10 a.m.

What: Family-friendly winter adventure in Prairietown where you can visit characters in their homes as they prepare for the holidays.

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