Christmas and the Holidays in Indy

Holiday Fun in the Indianapolis Area

It really is the most wonderful time of year, Christmas in Indianapolis is a pretty special thing. Indy knows how to do the holidays right and we’re here to show you everything that you can’t and shouldn’t miss out on. Here are our favorite things to do in Indy with Kids during the holidays!

Holiday Trains


Fort Wayne Santa Train

Sullivan Santa Express Train Ride

Holiday Train Rides Near Indy

Nickel Plate Express Reindeer Ride

Holiday Family Classics

Christmas Nights of Lights at the Fairgrounds

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremonies

Where to Find Santa Claus in Indy

Indiana State Museum: Celebration Crossing and L.S. Ayres Holiday Tea

Santa’s Arrival in Indy | Helicopter

Holiday 5ks and Fun Runs

Breakfast with Santa and Other Meals

Cut your own Christmas Tree

Watch Candy Canes being made at Martinsville Candy Cane Kitchen

Live Nativity Scenes and Plays in Indy

Ice Rink and ChristkindlMarkt

Jolly Days at The Children’s Musuem

Holiday Volunteer Opportunities for Kids and Families

Where to Make and See Gingerbread Houses in IndyFederal Hill Commons Outdoor Ice Plaza

City County Building Observation Deck at Night

Indy-Area Restaurants Open on Christmas Day
Indy Restaurants Open on Christmas DaySanta Letter Mailboxes Near IndianapolisConservatory Crossing at Garfield Park

Santa’s Wonderland at Cabela’s in NoblesvilleChristmas at the ZooJingle Rails at the Eiteljorg

Holiday Theatre and Shows

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at the IRT

Where to see a Nutcracker Performance in Indianapolis

Where to see holiday movies on the big screen

Holiday Performances
Holiday Performances in Indy

Giving & Giving Back

Where to donate gently used toys

Scholastic Warehouse Sale (Fishers)

Oprah’s Favorite Things Gift Guide

Holiday Photos and Cards Same Day at Portrait Innovations

Advent Calendars for Kids

Holiday Road Trips

Chicago Toy & Game Week

Hardy’s Reindeer Ranch, Champaign, IL

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