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.)

Holiday Sounds

Enjoy school and community choirs, bands, ensembles and soloists perform holiday music in the Indiana State Museum’s Governor Frank and Judy O’Bannon and Great Hall Nov. 27 – Dec. 10 and Dec. 12 - 17. Hear the music of the season in this spectacular holiday atmosphere free of charge. Performance times and dates vary. For more information visit www.indianamuseum.org or call (317) 232.1637.

Holiday tradition returns to Indiana Repertory Theatre

Celebrate the season with one of Indianapolis’s favorite holiday traditions at the Indiana Repertory Theatre (IRT), Eli Lilly & Company presents Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol adapted by Tom Haas through Dec. 24. The spirits of Christmas bring new life to Ebenezer Scrooge in his journey from dark night of the soul to bright joyous morning as the IRT celebrates this timeless classic. To learn more, visit www.irtlive.com or call (317) 635.5252.

Broadway Comes to Indy

The Old National Centre plays host to multiple Broadway in Indianapolis productions this holiday season, including A Christmas Story, The Musical, which runs Nov. 28 – Dec. 3. Tickets to Beautiful: The Carole King Musical or Les Miserables, playing early in the 2018 season, would also make the perfect holiday gifts. For tickets and more information, visit www.indianapolis.broadway.com or call (800) 793.7469.

A Very Phoenix X-Mas 12

Join the Phoenix family Nov. 24 – Dec. 23 for A Very Phoenix Xmas 12. This madcap collection of holiday cheer will delight you with stories and inspirations from around the world with skits never seen before. Enjoy a visit from the ghost of Xmas past, too. For more information, visit www.phoenixtheatre.org or call (317) 635.7529.

It's a Wonderful Life

Witness a timeless holiday classic as Downtown Indy, Inc. partners with the IMAX Theater to show It’s a Wonderful Life on the biggest screen in the state Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m. $1 from each ticket will support Downtown Indy’s Beautification Fund. Visit https://www.tickmarq.com/sites/indyimax/films/ST00000004 to purchase your tickets.

 

Holiday fun in the Fieldhouse

World-famous pop star Katy Perry makes an appearance at Bankers Life Fieldhouse Dec. 9, while the WZPL Jingle Jam featuring The Chainsmokers and the Backstreet Boys is slated for Dec. 12. The annual Crossroads Classic takes over Dec. 16 for Indiana college basketball fun: Purdue vs. Butler and Indiana vs. Notre Dame. The Trans-Siberian Orchestra celebrates its 16th year touring with “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” Dec. 20. End the year with Jeff Dunham: Passively Aggressive Dec. 28.  For more information, visit www.bankerslifefieldhouse.com or call (317) 917.2500.

IPL Yuletide Celebration

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and conductor Jack Everly are joined by beloved host Sandi Patty for the 32nd annual IPL Yuletide Celebration Dec. 1 – 23.  Watch as the stage comes alive with tap-dancing Santas and other surprises at the Hilbert Circle Theatre. Don’t miss dancing sensation Kyle Van Newkirk from World of Dance as he joins the cast to perform holiday favorites. Call the Box Office at (317) 639.4300 or visit www.indianapolissymphony.com.

Celebrate the season with Indiana Landmarks

Join Indiana Landmarks for its annual The Holly & The Ivy Holiday Concert Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. The organ concert features traditional and contemporary holiday music performed starring the restored 1892 Grand Hall organ, joined by piano, handbells and professional singers. Get tickets online at www.hollyandivy2017.eventbrite.com or call (317) 639.4534.

'Twas the Night Before

Join the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site’s Candlelight Theatre for its popular holiday performance of ‘Twas the Night Before. Running Dec. 15 & 16, the show will include beloved characters from holiday lore and introduce new festive friends. With the mansion frosted in all its holiday finery, it’s a fun way to get in the spirit of the season for the whole family. For more information, visit http://www.presidentbenjaminharrison.org or call (317) 632.1888.

Holiday shows at Old National Centre

Don’t miss your chance to see great shows at Old National Centre this holiday season. The KLOVE Christmas Tour makes its way to Indianapolis Dec. 10. Celebrating its 21st anniversary, Indiana University’s famed a cappella group Straight No Chaser returns Dec. 16 & 17. Also, the Indianapolis School of Ballet will perform The Nutcracker Dec. 21 – 23. For more information, visit www.oldnationalcentre.com or call (317) 231.0000.

Holidays at the Scottish Rite

Listen to beautiful holiday music with the free Scottish Rite Cathedral Annual Winter Concert Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. The concert features choral and orchestral performances. To learn more, visit www.aasr-indy.org or call (317) 262.3100.

Holiday at The Cabaret

Holiday at The Cabaret
This holiday season, The Cabaret welcomes Emmy Award winning actress Jane Lynch and her show A Swingin’ Little Christmas for a comical throwback based on 1960s Christmas specials of yore. Famous for her role on Glee, Lynch will be joined by Glee vocal arranger Tim Davis and fellow comedic actress Kate Flannery (The Office). Head to the CabaretDec. 8 & 9 for shows at 7 & 9:30 p.m. both nights. Visit www.thecabaret.org or call (317) 275-1169 for tickets or more information.