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Christmas in Indy: The Concerts, Performances and Events You Can't Miss this Holiday Season

It's Christmas-Time in the City and Indy's Christmas Station has your guide to make the most of this holiday season!

 

Concerts

 

IPL Yuletide Celebration at the Hilbert Circle Theatre

Multiple Dates

The ISO and Jack Everly are joined by The Voice winner and Indy’s own Josh Kaufman for the 31st year of IPL Yuletide Celebration. Audiences will enjoy the beloved “Twas the Night Before Christmas” in addition to the tap dancing Santas. New highlights will include Kaufman performing Christmas songs along with contemporary favorites, performances by twin tappers Sean and John Scott, who have performed with numerous stars like Beyoncé, Prince and Stevie Wonder, and other surprises on the Hilbert Circle Theatre stage! Get your tix.

 

 

Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Ghosts of Christmas Eve

Wednesday December 7th at Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Did you miss Trans-Siberian Orchestra as much as we did last holiday season? Well, Indy's in luck because the most rocking Christmas music ever heard is coming BACK to Bankers Life Fieldhouse on December 7th at 7:30PM for the Ghosts of Christmas Eve tour! Click here to purchase tix!

 

Straight No Chaser at the Murat Theatre

December 21st, 22nd & 23rd

Straight No Chaser, a professional all male a cappella group from Bloomington, Indiana, is coming to the Murat Theatre at Old National Centre for their I'll Have Another...20th Anniversary World Tour on: 

Wed. December 21st - 7:30p

Thurs. December 22nd - 7:30p

Fri. December 23rd - 4p & 8p

 

Performances

 

A Christmas Carol at the Indiana Repertory Theatre OneAmerica Stage

November 19th - December 24th

The spirits of Christmas bring new life to Ebenezer Scrooge in his journey from dark night of the soul to bright joyous morning. Celebrate the season with Indianapolis’s favorite holiday tradition. God bless us, every one!

 

Indianapolis School of Ballet: The Nutcracker 10th Anniversary at The Murat

December 16th, 17th & 18th

For the first time in its history, the Indianapolis School of Ballet will perform with the world-renowned Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra when it presents its tenth-anniversary production of The Nutcracker December 16 – 18 at the Murat Theatre. Get your tix.

 

Events

 

 

Festival of Trees at the Indiana History Center

Open Daily

Indulge in a winter wonderland at the History Center's Festival of Trees, open Nov. 18. This year, we're filling the building with 72 elaborately themed trees – 22 more than last year! Keep an eye out for our Indy’s Christmas Station tree!

 

 

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Christmas at the Zoo presented by Teachers Credit Union and Donatos
Nov. 25-27, 30; Dec. 1-4, 7-11, 14-23, 26-30 ​• Festivities from 5-9 pm • Zoo opens at noon

​Surround yourself with the magic and beauty of the holiday season during Christmas at the Zoo presented by Teachers Cre​dit Union​ and Donatos​! The Zoo is open from noon to 9pm Wednesday to Sunday​, with event activities starting at 5pm. Come early to grab a great parking spot, see some animals and watch as the lights come on to transform the Zoo into a winter ​wonderland. You'll see some changes happening near the front of our Zoo this year due to the exciting work on our Bicentennial Pavilion project, so check your map to find all your favorite festivities! 

 

Jolly Days Winter Wonderland at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

November 25th – January 8th

Celebrate family traditions and holidays with Jolly Days Winter Wonderland! Enjoy favorites like the two-story Yule Slide, Jingles the Jolly Bear, and visits with Santa.

  • Make it snow in the Giant Snow Globe
  • Ride down the Yule Slide
  • Meet extraordinary Jolly Days characters, from Scrooge to Ms. Claus
  • “Ice skate” in your socks
  • Explore the Ice Castle
  • Go “ice fishing” in a pretend pond
  • “Bake” wintertime goodies and share memories with your family and friends

 

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