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Fall fun in Downtown Indy!

Downtown Indy is your place for fall festivals, sports and holiday traditions.

Online auction benefits Downtown beautification

'Tis the Season for Giving!
Downtown Indy, Inc. is hosting its second annual online action to raise funds for the Downtown Indianapolis Beautification Fund, helping to keep our city clean, green and vibrant for you and yours.  Downtown flowers, plants and décor don't happen by accident - so help us by bidding on some terrific items. These unique items make great holiday gifts!

Auction is open Nov. 24 through Dec. 6, 10 p.m.

Find directions on how to register and bid on items here.

Let the bidding begin!

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The Hilton Family of hotels in Downtown Indianapolis “Home for the Holidays” promotion

Enjoy discounted rates and special packages from now until Jan. 31, 2017* at any of the Downtown Indianapolis Hilton family brands through the “Home for the Holidays” promotion. Book a hometown holiday for yourself or for visiting family & friends today.

*Based on availability; black-out dates apply.


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Make Downtown Indy a part of your holiday experience

During November and December, Downtown Indianapolis transforms into a joyous wonderland full of holiday activities, spectacles and fun for family and friends of all ages. Don’t forget your camera, as this season includes many opportunities to create memories with your loved ones!


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Keeping Spirits Bright: Circle of Lights Decor Campaign

Help us keep Monument Circle aglow! 


For 54 years now, thousands of spectators gather Downtown at Monument Circle to see the most spectacular holiday display illuminate now called Downtown Indy, Inc.'s Circle of Lights® presented by IBEW #481. However, most of the electrical hardware and decor has passed its prime and shows great signs of wear. The time to replace and update the decor is upon us.


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Downtown Indy, Inc.'s New Year's Eve

presented by The Indiana Union Construction Industry

Featuring an exciting entertainment line-up, stimulating sights, plenty of food and drink and a unique midnight extravaganza.


Dec. 31

Georgia Street
FREE Admission | All Ages

Don't miss it: scenes from 2015!

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Holiday Shopping

Your holiday shopping guide to make Downtown your one-stop-shop for everyone!

Trying to find the perfect gift for your secret santa, little ones, significant other and co-workers got you stressed out? Downtown can help. Between museum gift shops, Cultural District boutiques and Downtown’s premiere Circle Center Mall, you’ll be sure to find a unique holiday gift for everyone on your list.


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Experience the sights and sounds of the Holiday Season

Create lasting memories with tickets to a holiday concert, play, ballet, musical or performance at Downtown Indianapolis’ top venues. Take a break from shopping or make an evening of it. Seasonal favorites are joined by new productions and offer something for everyone! (Performances are in date order.)


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Santa has been spotted all over Downtown

Santa is making many different stops this holiday season for all of the good boys and girls of Indy. Check out his full list of appearances here.


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Try 15 events under $15 for your holiday break

The kids are home for two weeks over the holiday break. Now what? There are plenty of ways to beat cabin fever and overcome the “I’m bored” complaints. Give your family some much needed away-time and try one of these fun (and inexpensive, or better yet, free!) events in Downtown Indianapolis. 


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The legend of the Cherub continues

It was 1946. World War II just ended and thousands returned home from military service. Among them was Virginia Holmes, a prize-winning commercial artist who came to Indianapolis to start her career in the advertising department at Downtown department store, L.S. Ayres. When it came time to compose the stores 1946 holiday catalog, merchandise was in short supply. To fill the somewhat empty pages, Holmes created whimsical cherubs. The cherubs captured hearts and began an Indianapolis holiday tradition that continues today.


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Downtown Indy Sports

Exciting things are always happening in the sports city of Indianapolis. With a two-year-old professional soccer team, a new East Coast Hockey League team and ten consecutive WNBA playoff appearances, the heart of Downtown pulsates with sports buzz.

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50 Date Ideas for less than $50 in Downtown Indy

You and your wallet are friends - and you want to keep it that way. The following is a list of Downtown Indianapolis date ideas under $50.

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20 Free Things to Do in Downtown Indy

Give your wallet a break. Downtown Indianapolis offers many fun opportunities at everyone's favorite price point - FREE!

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Indy Welcomes All: A Weekend Getaway

There is no question that locals and visitors alike have adopted the "Indy Welcomes All" mentality. With ambitious redevelopments of Downtown neighborhoods, world class museums, theaters and sports venues, the eccentric Mass Avenue Cultural District and the well-attended Circle City IN Pride celebration, Downtown Indy is home to an increasingly visible gay and lesbian community.

Here is our guide to an LGBT weekend well spent in Downtown Indy.

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Local Indy Breweries

You look like you could use a cold one. Come see the glass half-full at one of Downtown Indy's local breweries and tap rooms!

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Downtown Indy Nightlife

Toast the town and enjoy Downtown Indy nightlife! From outdoor beer gardens to artful lounges, Downtown Indy offers a fun night on the town.

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