Ultimate Guide to Things To Do in Indianapolis in the Winter

A Guide for Winter Fun in Indianapolis

It’s winter in Indianapolis! Whether you’re staying indoors for the season, or venturing out to explore what this cold city has to offer, there are many things that you can do throughout the winter. Everything from food festivals and holiday celebrations, to concerts and theatre performances – really anything and everything Indianapolis has been offering up lately. Here are some awesome things to do in Indianapolis and have the best time ever!

The Indiana Craft Beer Festival features more than 120 beers from 60 breweries, as well as live music and food. Tickets are $25 for general admission or $30 for VIP entry, which includes unlimited sampling of craft beer along with access to exclusive areas including the Brewery Corner.

Fountain Square celebrates winter by serving up breakfast complete with egg nog served in a mason jar. Visitors enjoy hot cocoa and coffee while sitting on blankets near an outdoor fire pit listening to live entertainment all morning long! The event is free but donations will be accepted for local charities.

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Holiday Movie Night at AMC Showplace Traders Point 12 is a fun-filled evening with popcorn, hot chocolate and holiday cheer.

There are also plenty of winter festivals in Indianapolis where you can enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides, live ice carving demonstrations along with shopping for unique gifts at the marketplace tents. There is something to keep everyone entertained this winter season!

The Nutcracker – The Indianapolis Ballet Company will be performing The Nutcracker at the Athenaeum Theater.

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and Santa’s Arrival at Union Station – The Union Station is a historic landmark that serves as the city’s transportation hub and mall. It has been designated a National Historic Landmark, an honor shared with only six other buildings in Indianapolis.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway – For motorsports enthusiasts, Indy offers two world-class race tracks: Indianapolis Motor Speedway (home of the annual “Indy 500”) and Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis just north of downtown. This summer both were host to major events including NASCAR racing and NHRA drag races.

Festival Of Lights – Held every day from November 18th through December 31st is Festival Of Lights at Newfields! You’ll have plenty of opportunities to see over 400 hand-crafted displays made out of natural materials like twigs and leaves.