Indiana Historical Society's Festival of Trees

EMBRACE YOUR HOLIDAY SPIRIT!

Indulge in a winter wonderland of 92 beautifully decorated trees and special programs. There’s something magical happening every day.

Daily:

Elf on a Shelf – Where is Hoosier Buddy, the History Center’s Elf on the Shelf, today? Check our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages for a clue. Tell our Welcome Center staff you found him for a prize.

Where’s the Weihnachtsgurke? – See if you can spot the 10 pickle ornaments we have hiding in different trees all over the building.

Holiday Sing-Along – Jump into the holiday spirit in the Cole Porter Room and sing along with traditional carols.

Weekends:
Every Saturday and Sunday from Thanksgiving to Christmas, Santa strolls through the History Center from noon to 4 p.m., handing out special treats to children of all ages. He’ll stop for breaks in the Citizens Energy Santa’s Reading Nook at 1 and 3 p.m. for storytime with the little ones. Saturdays also include special crafts and activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Trees By Night:
The trees are so pretty in the twilight! Experience the holiday enchantment Dec. 16 through 23 when the History Center stays open until 8 p.m.

Special Programs are listed on the event website.

Special hours:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday

Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday
Open until 8 p.m. Dec. 16 through 23
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day

  November 15, 2019–January 4, 2020
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Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center

Since 1830, the Indiana Historical Society has been Indiana’s Storyteller, connecting people to the past by collecting, preserving, interpreting and sharing the state’s history. A private, nonprofit membership organization, IHS maintains the nation’s premier research library and archives on the history of Indiana and the Old Northwest and presents a unique set of visitor exhibitions called the Indiana Experience. IHS also provides support and assistance to local museums and historical groups, publishes books and periodicals; sponsors teacher workshops; and provides youth, adult and family programming. IHS is headquartered in the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center – home of the Indiana Experience.

450 West Ohio Street

(317) 232-1882

Holiday hours:
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday through Saturday
10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday
Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday

Facility Address / Phone Amenities
OneAmerica Lot 28 306 Indiana Avenue
Bethel AME Church Lot 414 West Vermont Street Accepts CC Overnight
IUPUI Law School Garage (Lot 90) 530 West New York Street
Government Center Capitol Ave. Lot 200 North Capitol Avenue Accepts CC Overnight
EZ Park Lot #420 317 West Michigan Street Overnight
101 West Ohio Building Garage 151 West Ohio Street Accepts CC Motorcycle Parking
Government Center Senate Ave. Parking Facility 220 North Senate Avenue Accepts CC Motorcycle Parking Overnight
OneAmerica Lot 4 433 North Capitol Avenue
Axis Parking Garage 215 W Michigan St
West Wabash Street Lot 130 West Wabash Street Accepts CC Bus Parking Motorcycle Parking Overnight
Attraction Address Phone
Indiana State Library 315 West Ohio Street (317) 232-3675
Wheel Fun Rentals 439 West Ohio Street (317) 363-9353
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center 450 West Ohio Street (317) 234-0095
Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library 340 North Senate Avenue (317) 652-1954
Indiana Law Enforcement and Firefighters Memorial Ohio and Senate streets
Pathways to Peace Garden Indiana and Senate Avenues
Robert D. Orr Plaza 100 North Senate Avenue
Indiana 911 Memorial 421 West Ohio Street
Military Park 601 West New York Street (317) 233-2434
AV Framing Services 715 North Senate Avenue (317) 356-3776
Indiana Statehouse 200 West Washington Street (317) 233-9830