6 Family-Friendly Activities in Indianapolis This Holiday Season

6 Family-Friendly Activities in Indianapolis This Holiday Season

The holiday season is in full swing. So, it’s time to start planning what you’ll do. But, with so much going on in Indy, deciding on a festive activity can be hard.

Since we know the area well, we’ve deceived to list our top six picks for family-friendly activities that will get you excited about the holidays!

1. Christmas Nights of Lights

Running from November 11th to January 1st the holiday favorite Christmas Nights of Lights is returning to Indy! Christmas Nights of Light is a low-key yet impressive display of holiday lights that families can drive directly. With the magic of one million holiday lights, the impressive display is sure to dazzle, synced to festive tunes that can be played directly from a car’s stereo. So, secure your admission time here.

2. Zionsville Winterfest

For a day filled with festive activities look no further than Winterfest. This event is held at Zionsville Mulberry Fields Park which is transformed into a magical winter wonderland. Come and enjoy ice skating, the holiday village, delicious food, crafts, sledding, live performances, and more. All of which will be kicked off with a lively party called the ‘Frozen Fete’ on December 3rd.

3. Jolly Days Winter Wonderland

The Children’s Museum is hosting its annual Jolly Days Winter Wonderland. However, this event comes with some bittersweet news, as it will be the last year the museum is hosting it. So, come out with the family and experience the festivities while they last. Enjoy things like making snow in the Giant Snow Globe, sock ice skating, exploring the ice castle, and even meeting Santa Claus himself.

4. Christmas at the Zoo

Another festive activity that’s guaranteed to please is Christmas at the Indy Zoo. Included in the standard general admission ticket price, visitors can walk through ‘Santa’s Village’ on the Zoo grounds and see Santa’s sleigh, reindeer, and barn. As if that wasn’t reason enough to grab the whole family and head down, you can even see penguins at the Penguin Encounter a Polar Pathway. And, for adults, don’t forget to grab a festive beverage at the Tinsel Tavern to walk amongst all the holiday lights.

5. Carmel Christkindlmarkt

This German-themed Christmas market is back again to spread festive cheer. Filled with plenty of vendors, you and your family will enjoy browsing the products sourced directly from Germany and other German-speaking European counties. There will also be plenty of authentic food to try after working up an appetite on the outdoor skating rink.

6. Sullivan Express

A holiday classic, the Sullivan Express, is back again. Hosted by Sullivan Hardware & Garden, the Sullivan Express will take you on a joy-filled (and narrated) train ride to see Santa and the North Pole. You and the kids can even play in Santa’s workshop and get photos with the big man himself as he prepares gifts for Christmas Eve. Just be sure to secure a time slot on their website here.

Regardless of what you decide to do with your family this holiday season, PMI has you covered. We truly know the area better than most and understand that there’s always something fun happening in Indy.  

Not only can these activities be fun for you and yours, but they are a great way to experience the community, interact with your neighbors and get you visiting areas that you might not have thought of before.

So, if you’d want more information on what Indy has going on this winter season, consider speaking with a member of our staff today by phone at 317-546-3482 or emailing info@midwestpmi.com.