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Special Event: Holiday
Lights at the Brickyard
The Indianapolis Motor Speedway will bring new levels of cheer to this holiday season with a "Lights at the Brickyard" seasonal event. Attendees will experience more than 40 scenes filled with 400 light displays along a 1.7-mile driving experience, which i...
Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Speedway, IN

Tue 12/6/16 - Thu 12/8/16 at 6pm-9pm
Fri 12/9/16 - Sat 12/10/16 at 6pm-10pm
Sun 12/11/16 - Thu 12/15/16 at 6pm-9pm
Fri 12/16/16 - Sat 12/17/16 at 6pm-10pm
Sun 12/18/16 - Thu 12/22/16 at 6pm-9pm
Special Event: Art Show, Museum, Holiday
Christmas at Lilly House: Holiday in Bloom
Share the season at the IMA. On the short walk to Oldfields-Lilly House from the main museum building, you'll be greeted by a lit path of holiday lights. Upon entering the mansion, discover an array of winter bulbs and holiday floral arrangements. The hous...
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Indianapolis, IN

Tue 12/6/16 - Wed 12/7/16 at 11am-5pm
Thu 12/8/16 at 11am-8pm
Fri 12/9/16 at 11am-5pm
Sat 12/10/16 at 11am-5pm
Sun 12/11/16 at 12pm-5pm
Special Event: Community Event, General, Seminar
Indianapolis Veteran Job Fair
RecruitAmerica will hold a job fair foir military veterans at Lucas Oil Stadium. Approximately 50 exhibitors from a wide section of the job spectrum will be on hand. Prior to the job fair, at 10 am, DeVry University will hold a seminar, "Move in the Right ...
Lucas Oil Stadium
Indianapolis, IN

Thu 12/8/16 at 11am-3pm
Special Event: Museum
Statehood Day
On December 11, 1816, Indiana became the 19th state to join the Union. On December 9, 2016, the Statehouse will host Indiana Statehood Day to celebrate Indiana's 200th birthday. Details of the celebration will be announced at a later date. Please call the...
Indiana State Museum
Indianapolis, IN

Fri 12/9/16
Special Event: Film, Green/Environmental
Wild & Scenic Film Festival
Don't miss this raft of short films related to our amazing planet and the courageous people who protect it. From a loving look at the world’s largest salamander, to the story of a coal-miner-turned-coal-activist, and a journey by canoe deep into the Canadi...
Athenaeum Theatre
Indianapolis, IN

Fri 12/9/16 at 6pm-9pm
Special Event: Children, Children's Arts/Crafts
Gingerbread House Decorating Party in the Carriage House
Experience the magic of the holiday season by creating your very own Gingerbread House. Our Chef Jenny Fox will assist you and your child in assembling and decorating a Gingerbread House on Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm in the Carriage...
The Indianapolis Propylaeum
Indianapolis, IN

Sat 12/10/16 at 3pm-5pm
Special Event: Museum
Levi Coffin State Historic Site Community Days
Come celebrate the opening of the new Interpretive Center at the Levi Coffin State Historic Site. Visitors can enjoy self-guided tours of the new spaces, which include an introductory film, a look at the new exhibition Souls Seeking Safety, as well as a gu...
Levi Coffin State Historic Site
Fountain City, IN

Sat 12/10/16 at 10am-5pm
Sun 12/11/16 at 1pm-5pm
Special Event: Museum, Children, Food/Tasting, For the Family, Holiday
Santa's Holiday Breakfast
During select weekends in December, guests will get to start their mornings off with delicious holiday breakfast as several holiday characters entertain the young ones before they visit Santa Claus and ride the Santa Claus Express. Reservations required.
Indiana State Museum
Indianapolis, IN

Sat 12/10/16 at 8am, 8:30am, and 9am
Sun 12/11/16 at 9am, 9:30am, and 10am
Sat 12/17/16 at 8am, 8:30am, and 9am
Sun 12/18/16 at 9am, 9:30am, and 10am
Sat 12/24/16 at 8am, 8:30am, and 9am
Special Event: Community Event
Ignite the Future
Celebrate Indiana’s 200 birthday at the Indiana State Fairgrounds Indiana Farmers Coliseum with this free, inspirational interfaith event. Hoosiers young and old are invited to celebrate Statehood Day and the culmination of Indiana’s Bicentennial. Through ...
Indiana State Fairgrounds – Indiana Farmers Coliseum
Indianapolis, IN

Sun 12/11/16 at 10am-12pm
Special Event: Basketball
Men's Basketball: Urbana at IUPUI
The Jaguars host the Urbana University Blue Knights.
Indiana State Fairgrounds – Indiana Farmers Coliseum
Indianapolis, IN

Mon 12/12/16 at 7pm
Special Event: Expo/Trade Show
Indiana-Illinois Farm Equipment Show
This exhibit features the latest agricultural equipment from AGCO, Case IH, Caterpillar, Farm Pro, John Deere, Mahindra and Massey Ferguson, as well as lawn and garden and outdoor power items.
Indiana State Fairgrounds
Indianapolis, IN

Tue 12/13/16 - Wed 12/14/16 at 9am-4pm
Thu 12/15/16 at 9am-3pm
Special Event: Food/Tasting, Benefit/Fundraiser
Conner Prairie
Holiday Cheers offers an elegant evening of delicious food, wine, spirits and craft beer. After dinner, guests can take a candlelit stroll through Conner Prairie’s 1836 Prairietown to experience how holidays were – and weren’t – celebrated in the past. ...
Conner Prairie
Fishers, IN

Thu 12/15/16 at 6:30pm-10pm
Special Event: Benefit/Fundraiser, Children, Holiday
Toys for Tots
Toys for Tots, in the Champions Pavilion, is a program to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conduct...
Indiana State Fairgrounds
Indianapolis, IN

Sat 12/17/16 at 8am-1pm
Special Event: Benefit/Fundraiser, Holiday, Running
Santa Hustle Indy 5K & Half-Marathon
Santa Claus is running to town - it's the Santa Hustle Indy 5k & Half-Marathon. Thousands of Santas will race along the streets and paths of Indianapolis. Jingle all the way through the course with candy and cookies, festive music, creative Christmas imag...
Lucas Oil Stadium
Indianapolis, IN

Sun 12/18/16 at 9pm
Special Event: Museum, For the Family, Children
Tea with Dolly
Bring your dolls (old and new) for a special tea in the L.S. Ayers Tea Room where experts will identify and talk about your dolls. Mrs. Claus will be there, too!
Indiana State Museum
Indianapolis, IN

Sun 12/18/16 at 2pm
Sun 1/1/17 at 2pm
Special Event: Children
Whoville Brunch Featuring who-else but The Grinch!
WHO’s coming straight from Whoville to the Propylaeum this December? ...The GRINCH, that’s who!!!! And he’s anxious to meet you and your little “who’s” at our Whoville Brunch where you’ll dine on yummy Green Eggs & Ham, Who Hash, Roast Beasts and many m...
The Indianapolis Propylaeum
Indianapolis, IN

Sun 12/18/16 at 12pm and 1pm
Special Event: Museum, Rock, Circus, Food/Tasting, For the Family, Holiday
Family New Year's Eve
End the year with a bang with a family-friendly, alcohol-free celebration in the Governor Frank O'Bannon Great Hall. Face painting, stilt walkers, clowns and music will highlight the evening. A balloon drop at 8 pm allows the little ones to celebrate the N...
Indiana State Museum
Indianapolis, IN

Sat 12/31/16 at 6pm-9pm
Special Event: Holiday
Tea with Raggedy Ann
Bring your favorite doll and have tea in the historic L. S. Ayres Tea RoomTM with famous “Hoosier” doll Raggedy Ann. Holiday characters such as Rudolph the Reindeer and others will be in attendance. Museum admission is not included
Indiana State Museum
Indianapolis, IN

Sun 1/1/17 at 2pm-3pm
Special Event: General
Indiana State Fair Queen Pageant
Young women vie for the right to represent the Indiana State Fair as this year's queen. Events will take place at the 4-H Exhibit Hall & Auditorium, Centennial Hall, Indiana Farmers Coliseum and Discovery Hall. Preliminary judging will take place Friday, t...
Indiana State Fairgrounds
Indianapolis, IN

Sat 1/7/17 at 5pm
Sun 1/8/17 at 1pm
Special Event: Expo/Trade Show
Indy RV Expo
The Indy RV Show returns to the fairgrounds' West Pavilion. If you have an itch to hit the road in comfort, there will be 120,000 square feet of indoor space for RVs, parts, accessories, travel trailers, motor homes, fifth wheels, factory representatives a...
Indiana State Fairgrounds
Indianapolis, IN

Sat 1/7/17 at 10am-9pm
Sun 1/8/17 at 11am-5pm
Mon 1/9/17 - Fri 1/13/17 at 1pm-8pm
Sat 1/14/17 at 10am-9pm
Sun 1/15/17 at 11am-5pm

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