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3 Holiday Events to Check Out this Month

Check out these 3 upcoming holiday events in Indy!

Bourbon, Jingle, & Mingle @ the Eiteljorg
Join AGAVE, the Eiteljorg Museum’s young professional auxiliary group, and Circle City Connect, for a night with Heaven Hill Distilleries at the Eiteljorg. Check out the museum’s special exhibit, Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure, featuring nine model train sets arranged among replicas of Indiana landmarks and attractions, including Lucas Oil Stadium, Monument Circle, and Union Station. The trains then move through national parks of the American West and legendary sites, including Mt. Rushmore and Yosemite Falls. Exhibit is created by Paul Busse and his team at Applied Imagination. Enjoy six different distilled spirit samples paired with complimentary hor d’oeuvres. 21+ only.

Can’t make it this Thursday? The Jingle Rails exhibit is open through January 15.

When & Where: Eiteljorg Museum, Thursday, Dec. 7, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tickets: AGAVE Members - Free, Non-members - $5 ($10 at the door)



Winterlights @ Newfields
Don’t miss this year’s latest holiday attraction, Winterlights at Newfields (formerly known as the Indianapolis Museum of Art). Stroll amid the glow of a million bulbs, side-by-side with family and friends through enchanting holiday light displays, in forest, field, and gardens—from “whimsy trees” to the Snowflake Bridge to the grand Allée. Bring the kids and enjoy as they watch in awe at the lights and the sky high installation of holiday toys, lit with LED lights. However, kiddos are not a necessity! This is an awesome event for couples and singles as well. Don’t pass up the spiked cider or hot cocoa! A special Newfields beer, brewed by Taxman brewery is also available, as well as red and white wine. Pause awhile for wintertime S’mores-making at wood-fired warming stations.

When & Where: Newfields, Nov. 19 - Jan. 7

Tickets: Adults $20, Kids  ages 6 - 17 $12


Festival of Trees @ Indiana Historical Society
Oh, Christmas Tree, Oh, Christmas Tree! The museum has 80 beautifully themed trees this year, plus a 30-foot show-stopper in Eli Lilly Hall. Bring the kids to the Sugarplum Breakfast to meet characters from The Nutcracker, or check out live karaoke and participate in the Ugly Sweater contest while sipping on craft brews.

Weekly Programs:
Twilight Tuesdays – Enjoy the beauty of the trees at night and enjoy local talent presenting the music of the season.

Dec. 12 | Circle City Chamber Choir
Dec. 19 | Castlewood Singers

Dec. 26 | The Cole Porter Room Singers
Jan. 2 | White River Jazz Band

When & Where: Indiana Historical Society, Nov. 17 - Jan. 6

Tickets: Prices vary by event

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Ethan Horvath