Event Overview

November 25, 2016 through January 1, 2017

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. [Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs., Fri., Sat.]

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. [Sun.]

Admission: Included with museum admission

Opening Day Program

November 25

Enjoy the Indianapolis Children’s Choir at 11 a.m. then gather on the museum’s front lawn to witness Santa’s arrival by helicopter at noon. Once safely on the ground, he will greet the crowd and move to his home in Celebration Crossing. The day’s festivities include the unveiling of the 92 County ornament tree. Children of all ages can ride the Santa Claus Express train, pose for a picture with Santa and give him their holiday wish list before he leaves again on Dec. 24.

This year’s Celebration Crossing comes alive with holiday merriment from the sounds of bands, bell and vocal choirs and of course Santa and Mrs. Claus, who will entertain visitors in their cozy home through Dec. 24. Early risers may join Mrs. Claus, Raggedy Ann and Santa’s Elves for breakfast and late sleepers may join Santa for brunch or supper.

Children of all ages may ride on the Santa Claus Express, make crafts to take home, take advantage of a playscape for pre-school and primary elementary aged children in Santa’s Playground. Take a trip back in time by gazing into the recreated L.S. Ayres store windows rekindling Christmases past. Special event dates and times will post to indianamuseum.org.

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