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50º | Scattered showers | 40% chance of rain | Sunrise 7:32 a.m. | Sunset 5:27 p.m.

🦃 Gobble and wobble
A group of runners under an inflatable marathon arch
Will you be in the crowd this November? | Photo via @drumstickdashindy
If you’re inspired to run, walk, or trot as the weather starts cooling down, check out these seasonal struts happening around Indy.

Turkey trots

Drumstick Dash | Thursday, Nov. 23 | 9 a.m. | Broad Ripple | $42 | Move your feet so others can eat during the 21st annual Drumstick Dash.

Family Fun Turkey Run | Thursday, Nov. 23 | 8:30 a.m. | Perry Meridian High School, Indianapolis | $31-$39 | Join this 20th annual fall run for the entire family featuring a 4-mile run, a 1-mile run, and a kid-friendly run/walk to support YMCA programs + the PMHS Cross Country Program.

Turkey Burn Run/Walk | Thursday, Nov. 23 | 8:30-11 a.m. | Craig Park, Greenwood | $15-$35 | Gather your family, friends, and arch rivals for this fun 5K for adults and kids to support the battle against kids’ hunger.

Gravy Chase | Thursday, Nov. 23 | 8:30 a.m. | Zionsville | $30-$40 | The race is entering its seventh year as a Thanksgiving Day tradition through the scenic streets of historic downtown Zionsville with a 2.2-mile walk or 4-mile run to benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Boone County.

Still need some time to train? Check out these runs in December.

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The after finishing the Glühwein Gallop participants get a complimentary serving of beer, Glühwein, or hot chocolate.


Photo by @carmelchristkindlmarkt

Winter runs

Glühwein Gallop 5k | Saturday, Dec. 2 | 9 a.m. | Carmel | $35 | This scenic run will start and finish at the Christkindlmarkt festival + will include a costume contest and warm mulled wine after the race.

Santa Hustle | Sunday, Dec. 3 | 8:30 a.m. | White River State Park, Indianapolis | $20-$70 | Join a 5K, half marathon, or kids dash in support of Little Red Door Cancer Agency — plus bring a toy to donate to Toys for Tots.

Donut 5K Run & Walk | Saturday, Dec. 23 | 9 a.m. | Carmel | $20-$40 | This race is separated into age groups + also offers Doggie Awards for fastest, largest, smallest, and best dressed pups.
Monday, Nov. 20
Tuesday, Nov. 21
  • WinterFaire | Tuesday, Nov. 21-Saturday, Dec. 30 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, 3000 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis | $19-$23 | Check out this brand-new winter adventure with a giant slide, visits with Santa, and games and activities for all ages.
Wednesday, Nov. 22
  • Melody Inn Annual Thanksgiving Eve Bash | Wednesday, Nov. 22 | 7 p.m. | The Melody Inn, 3826 N. Illinois St., Indianapolis | $6 | Jam out before your Thanksgiving feast with this annual music bash.
  • Thanksgiving Eve Service | Wednesday, Nov. 22 | 7-8 p.m. | North United Methodist Church, 3808 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis | Free | Give thanks with the Indianapolis Children’s Choir, with all donations going to the Mid-North Food Pantry.
Friday, Nov. 24
  • Starbase Indy | Friday, Nov. 24-Sunday, Nov. 26 | Times vary | Marriott Indianapolis East Hotel and Conference Center, 7202 E. 21 St., Indianapolis | $50-$150 | Celebrate Star Trek’s vision of the future through humanitarianism and STEM education.
Saturday, Nov. 25
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Holiday savings just for you
holiday gifts
This holiday season shop for unique gifts from our small business partners. | Photo by 6AM City
Our online shop (Six & Main), a site that celebrates small businesses locally and in our 25 sister markets, is dishing out major deals this holiday season. From coffee to artwork and apparel, there’s a gift for everyone.

Black Friday
  • 30% off items included in our gift guides for her + him
Cyber Monday
There are more savings this weekend for the foodies, pet parents, and more...
News Notes
  • Earlier this week, the city of Indianapolis said that the redevelopment project at downtown’s Pan Am Plaza would cost around $752 million — but has updated that figure to ~$1.6 billion. The increase reflects the total debt the city will owe on hundreds of millions of dollars in bonds. (IBJ)
Coming Soon
  • RaceTrac is getting ready to open its first Indiana convenience store in mid-December. It’s located in the 7600 block of Pendleton Pike, on the northeast corner of I-465 in Indianapolis. A second location is set to open in late spring 2024, near I-70 and West Morris Street. (CBS4)
Real Estate
  • A recently renovated single-family home in the Lockerbie Square neighborhood hit the market for $1.15 million. The 3,200-sqft home features a modern + sophisticated design with a 1,500-sqft rooftop deck that spans the entirety of the home and garage. Take a look. (WISH)
  • If you’re a big fan of the Circle of Lights, now’s your chance to get a front row seat to the festivities in the Holiday Hype Zone. All you need to do is fill out a quick survey to be considered. (WTHR)
  • O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree. If your family opts for a live tree, now’s the time to start deciding where to get it from. Check out this list of local tree farms. (IndyStar)
  • 155. That’s how many high school seniors from across Indiana signed letters of intent this month to play college baseball, cementing our state’s status as a baseball hotbed. Home run. (WISH)
Feel Good
  • Friday was National Adoption Day and 32 Hoosier kids were welcomed into their forever homes. More than 200 kids in Indiana are waiting to be adopted. Learn more about the adoption process. (WRTV)
🏛️ She is the moment
Aerial view of RH Indianapolis at the DeHaan Estate
The DeHaan Estate sits on ~150 acres with a 35-acre private lake off Michigan Road in Indianapolis. | Photo by Michael Hamm/RH
If you’ve lived in the Butler-Tarkington area or even just driven down Michigan Road north of Newfields, you’ve probably seen a large gate with a towering wall. That gate, which was once closed to the public, is now officially open.

The $14 million estate formerly owned by the late philanthropist, businesswoman, and community leader Christel DeHaan is now an RH gallery and restaurant.

The estate is one of the most accurate Palladian-style villas ever built in the US, with 60+ rooms. It also features a wine bar + terrace that opens up to a 35-acre private lake and gardens, as well as an interior design studio and artistic installations.

RH Indianapolis, The Gallery at the DeHaan Estate is located on ~150 acres at 4501 N. Michigan Rd. and is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Saturday.

You have to see it to believe it, but check out our Instagram for a sneak peek inside.
The Buy
A Black Friday deal on the ultimate gift: A Bwine F7 GPS Camera Drone. They’ll have fun flying it and capturing incredible footage. Get it for $529.99 $370.99.
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The DeHaan Estate is truly remarkable. Viewing the property and sitting in the dining area — I was in awe the entire time. It’s hard to believe you’re in Indianapolis. Personally, I think visiting the wine bar and restaurant would make a perfect date night. Pro tip: You’ll want to make a reservation.
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