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5 golden things to do in INDY this holiday season 🎄

Think: Light shows, musical performances + a lot of holiday cheer.

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An aerial view of the yearly Circle of Lights celebration in downtown Indianapolis.

Downtown Indianapolis becomes a magical place during the holiday season.

Photo provided by Downtown Indy, Inc.

If you’ll be home for the holidays this year, you’re in good company. Signature holiday events, unique retail shops, and over 350 restaurant destinations make Indianapolis the perfect place to spread some cheer.

Here are 5 ways to celebrate the holidays in Downtown Indy:

  1. Circle of Lights® returns on Fri., Nov. 25 with live music, lights + eats — and a visit from Santa, too (enjoy the Circle season until Fri., Jan. 13, 2023).
  2. Celebrate German culture at the Athenaeum’s brand new Christkindlmarkt (Fri., Nov. 25-Sun., Dec. 18).
  3. Greet Santa + take a ride on the holiday express at the Indiana State Museum’s Celebration Crossing (starting Fri., Nov. 25).
  4. Stroll through the holiday village at Christmas at the Zoo for a light show, carols + guest animals (Sat., Nov 19-Fri., Dec. 30).
  5. Make a stop at Eiteljorg Museum to see Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure (Sat., Nov. 19-Mon., Jan.16).

For more ways to celebrate the season (think: the Festival of Trees and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra), check out Downtown Indy, Inc.’s website.

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