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Dec 4, 2013 - Christmas in Indianapolis

With the holiday season in full swing and Christmas peeking around the corner, you might want to think about visiting Indianapolis in your charter bus to take part in the festivities of the season. From Christmas light viewing to organized events, Indianapolis has a lot to offer.

Festive Events enjoyed by All

For one, you should visit the Circle of Lights presented by Contractors of Quality Connection and Electrical Workers of IBEW 481, which will be run throughout the holiday season. In Indianapolis, millions of visitors coming in coach buses enjoy the decorations of Monument Circle as it is one of Indianapolis’ annual tradition. There is live entertainment presented every evening from 6 - 8pm, and admission is free for everyone.

There is also many holiday events organized by the Indianapolis Museum of Art during its Christmas at Lilly House. The ordinary furniture of the house will be decorated in wreaths, ribbons and garlands, all in the theme of the holiday season. Not just any ordinary Christmas decorations, but those that are a reminiscent of the 30s and 40s.

Children and Family Time during Christmas

A Christmas train ride is another one of those attractions that only gets better during the festive season. With that said, mini bus rental visitors can visit the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians & Western Art where there will be exciting train ride travelling across the Great American West on Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure. There are even a network of seven ultra-sized model trains weaving through bridges, tunnels and trestles, going past historical landmarks of Indianapolis such as the Lucas Oil Stadium and Soldiers and Sailors Monument, not forgetting the wondrous sights of Old Faithful, the Grand Canyon and Mt Rushmore.

The road to a splendid Christmas

Speaking of trains, the most famous Christmas movie on this vehicle on rails, The Polar Express, will return to The IMAX Theatre at the Indiana State Museum. Not only can you watch this classic favourite during this holiday season, you can also take part in the Polar Pajama Parties hosted by the IMAX every Friday and Saturday evening.

For a meeting with good ol’ Santa Claus, head over to the Indiana State Museum for its Celebration Crossing event. This year, there will be an additional interesting event: remote-control helicopters flying around at Frank O’Bannon Great Hall! Children will also enjoy some holiday-themed science, engineering, technology and math activities as well as a spectacular show by the Legacy Theatre Troupe called Hoosier Radio Hour: A 1940s Christmas.