Well its Christmas weekend in the Circle City but there are still plenty of things to keep you busy whether you are celebrating your holiday or not.
Circle of Lights – Don’t forget to visit Monument Circle to take in the beautiful larger than life lighted Christmas Tree on the Soldiers and Sailors Monument in downtown Indianapolis. With over 90,000 lights, you won’t want to miss this Indianapolis tradition. You can see this beautiful display until the first week in January. Don’t forget to consider a carriage ride around downtown. What’s says Christmas more than a horse-drawn carriage with a warm blanket on your lap as you see the beautiful lights (carriage ride fees vary) – Admission free!
Jolly Days at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis – Enjoy the YuleSlide, have a snow ball fight, cook in Mrs. Claus’s kitchen, or see Santa. Fun for the whole family. Last week to see Santa. By Jolly Days will be open through January 8, 2012 – Admission available on the website. Included with Membership.
Connor Prairie by Candlelight – Experience Christmas how it was celebrated in the 1800 in Connor Prairie’s Prairie Town. Also check out the Gingerbread Village and other holiday fun for the whole family. Check out all the holiday festivites at Connor Prairie through December 31, 2011 – Admission available on the website. Free with general admission tickets.
Christmas at the Zoo – Whether you go to see the lights or the animals frolicking in the cooler weather, Christmas at the Zoo has something for everyone. Admission information available on the zoo website. Admission included with membership.
Winter Solstice Celebration – Celebrate Winter Solstice with the Indianapolis Museum of Art with a performance by the Indiana Ballet Conservatory, ice carving demonstrations by Indiana Ice Studio, Inc, reindeer viewing from Silly Safaris, and create your own sun catchers with a craft. Tour the Lilly House with historic holiday decor and holiday music. December 22 at every 30 minutes from 6pm to 7:30pm. – Free Admission