Things to do in December in Indianapolis

Tis the season for a calendar full of family fun. We have so many great activities going on around town, it’s almost impossible to pick just a few to showcase. Through New Year’s we’ll have themed posts coming out to tell you everything you need to know about celebrating the holidays in Indy. So make sure to visit often and follow us on Facebook to stay in the know.

For now, here are 31 things to do in December.

Christmas Nights of Lights is the brand new light show to hit Indianapolis this holiday season. Over one million lights will illuminate the Indiana State Fairgrounds as visitors drive through the synchronized light show.  Learn more about this amazing light show here.

December
01

Start planning your holiday adventures.

December
02

Unplug with Game Night at the Central Library.

December
03

Don’t miss Homeschool Tuesdays at the Indiana State Museum.

December
04

Take a night off from cooking with Family Dinner and Craft Night at Beech Grove Parks.

December
05

Enjoy a live theater performance of The Christmas Story at Beef and Boards.

December
06

Snuggle up around the Friday Night Campfire at Holliday Park.

December
07

Check out the Holcomb Observatory Season of Light Show.

December
08

Little ones will love the Princess Christmas Ball at the Whitestown Municipal Complex.

December
09

Head out to the Grinch Pajama Party at the New Palestine Library.

December
10

Don’t miss seeing The Polar Express: An IMAX 3D Experience at the Indiana State Museum.

December
11

Find a place to Volunteer with Kids.

December
12

Get creative with Kids Art Day at Nickel Plate Arts.

December
13

Enjoy an interactive theatre experience with ‘Twas the Night Before… at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site.

December
14

Marion University Theater presents A Silent Night in Harlem.

December
15

Ballet Theatre of Carmel Presents the Nutcracker at Carmel High School.

December
16

Check out Messy Mondays at the Indiana State Museum.

December
17

[Join the Elf Party at the Westfield Washington Library.

December
18

Explore Ozobots Kids Club at the Noblesville Library.

December
19

Let the little ones burn some energy at Open Gym Play Time at Indy Star Gymnastics.

December
20

Sign the kids up for STEAM After Dark: Winter Wonderland at KidsCommons.

December
21

See the Muppets Christmas Carol on the big screen at Cereal Cinema with Newfields.

December
22

Don’t miss seeing Conservatory Crossing at night.

December
23

Check out Christmas at the Zoo.

December
24

[View the Christmas Nights of Lights Show at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

December
25

It’s Christmas!

December
26

Enjoy a Sensory Friendly Performance of a Christmas Carol at the Indiana Repertory Theater.

December
27

Go Ice Skating.

December
28

Explore the Virtual Reality Open House at the Fishers Library.

December
29

Take the kids out to eat Where Kids Eat Free or Cheap.

December
30

Find an Indoor Playground to burn some energy.

December
31

Celebrate New Year’s with The Children’s Museum, Fishers YMCA, Lawrence Library, Fishers Library, Noblesville Library, Clark Pleasant Library, Franklin Library, or the Indiana State Museum.

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