Looking for some family night out ideas this month? Look no further. We’ve put together a list to help make planning a little easier for you. Check out our calendar for even more events around the greater Indianapolis area too. Share pics from your family night out with the hashtag #PLAYindy


Kick off December with Christmas Under the Stars Parade and Light Show in Brownsburg. – FREE


Check out the fun programs offered at your local library. There are so many to choose from this month including Gingerbread House Decorating in Plainfield, Christmas Tea with Santa and the Grinch in Shelbyville, Holly Jolly Holiday Party in Fishers, Animal Adventures at Night in Zionsville, National Cookie Day Party in Hancock County, and Catch the Gingerbread Man in Carmel – FREE


Start a family tradition of seeing Lights at the Brickyard. – $25 and up


Celebrate the Holidays with some of your favorite princesses at Whitestown’s A Princess Christmas Ball. – $10-$15 per ticket


Enjoy the whimsical scenes of Santa’s Village at Christmas at the Zoo. – $10.70-$14.20 per ticket


Head over to Murat Theater to enjoy fun interactive games and surprises at Peppa Pig Live. – $25 and up


Meet Santa and enjoy a Holiday concert at Franklin’s Christmas Open House and Holiday Concert. – FREE


Bring your flashlight for a Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt in Pioneer Park. – $3 per ticket


Follow step-by-step instructions to make a cozy star covered mug out of clay at Garfield Park Arts Center’s Family Art Night. – $5 per ticket (5 and under are FREE)


Listen to a reading of The Polar Express complete with hot chocolate and a craft at Garfield Conservatory’s Holiday Storytime. – $15 per family


Have dinner, decorate cookies, and meet Santa in person at Conner Prairie’s Dinner with Santa.


Treat your family to a frozen treat during National Ice Cream Day, December 13th, at one of our favorite ice cream hotspots!