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 tradition returns to Indiana Repertory Theatre

Celebrate the season with one of Indianapolis’ favorite holiday traditions at the Indiana Repertory Theatre (IRT). Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol adapted by Tom Haas runs Nov. 16 through Dec. 26. 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.

A Very Phoenix X-Mas

Join the Phoenix family Nov. 29 through Dec. 22 for A Very Phoenix Xmas 14: Winston’s Big Day. Will Winston the Elf get tangled in the tinsel or “sleigh” the day? With music, spectacle, comedy and a few moments to catch your breath between laughs, this year's Xmas is sure to sell out! For more information, visit www.phoenixtheatre.org or call 317.635.7529.

Music of the Holidays

Get into the holiday spirit by listening to local school and community choirs, bands, ensembles and soloists perform holiday music in the Indiana State Museum’s Great Hall, surrounded by festive decorations and atmosphere. Hear the music of the season in this spectacular holiday atmosphere free of charge. Holiday sounds is offered Nov. 27 – 16 with varying times each day. For more information visit www.indianamuseum.org or call 317.232.1637.

Broadway Comes to Indy

Old National Centre plays host to multiple Broadway in Indianapolis productions this holiday season, including the biggest Broadway show since The Book of Mormon, Hamilton, which runs Dec. 10 - 29. The next show, Come From Away Jan. 21 – 26, also makes a great gift. For tickets and more information, visit www.indianapolis.broadway.com or call 800.793.7469.

IPL Yuletide Celebration

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and conductor Jack Everly are joined by first-time Yuletide host, Frankie Moreno for the IPL Yuletide Celebration Nov. 30 through Dec. 23.  Watch as the stage comes alive with tap-dancing Santas and other surprises at Hilbert Circle Theatre. Don’t miss Indiana’s own dancing group, Expressenz, as they join the cast to perform holiday favorites. Call the Box Office at 317.639.4300 or visit www.indianapolissymphony.com.  

See Scrooged, Elf, It’s a Wonderful Life & Christmas Vacation

Witness timeless holiday classics as Downtown Indy, Inc. partners with the Athenaeum Foundation and Indy Film Fest for Festive Films. Enjoy four holiday movies at the Athenaeum's Basile Theater on four Mondays in December at 7 p.m. Tickets to each show are $10 and proceeds benefit Downtown holiday décor and the Athenaeum Foundation. See Scrooged Dec.2; Elf Dec. 9; It’s a Wonderful Life Dec. 16; and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Dec. 23. Visit www.downtownindy.org/event-collection/147/festive-films/

Celebrate the season with Indiana Landmarks

Join Indiana Landmarks Dec. 6 for the IPAPA One-Day Holiday Show & Sale. TheLandmarks’ gallery doubles as a holiday bazaar where visitors can immediately take home what they buy. The One-Day Holiday Show & Sale presented by the Indiana Plein Air Painters Association features high-end art priced for gift giving and sold right off the wall. Continue the fun Dec. 12 at The Holly & The Ivy Holiday Concert at 7:30 p.m. The organ concert features traditional and contemporary holiday music performed on the restored 1892 Grand Hall organ, joined by piano and professional singers. The concert ends with an audience sing-a-long. Get tickets online at https://hollyandivy2019.eventbrite.com or call 317.639.4534.

Holiday at The Cabaret

This holiday season The Cabaret welcomes Sports Illustrated’s favorite new band, the Skivvies, as they ring in the holiday season with unique, stripped-down spins on classic holiday songs Dec. 7. Head to The CabaretDec. 17 & 18 for The Broadway Boys as they explore harmonies rarely presented by Broadway singers. Visit www.thecabaret.org or call 317.275.1169 for tickets or more information.


Fun in the Fieldhouse

The WZPL Jingle Jam featuring Lizzo, Why Don’t We & MAX is set for Dec. 10 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The annual Crossroads Classic takes over Dec. 21 for Indiana college basketball fun: Purdue vs. Butler and Notre Dame vs. Indiana. End the year with the Indianapolis Pacers at one of their seven December home games. For more information, visit www.bankerslifefieldhouse.com or call 317.917.2500.

Holidays at the Scottish Rite

Listen to beautiful holiday music with the free Scottish Rite Cathedral Annual Winter Concert Dec. 8 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 shows at Old National Centre

Catch some great shows this season. A Drag Queen Christmas- The Naughty Tour will hit the stage Nov. 30. Indianapolis Ballet will perform The Nutcracker Nov. 29 through Dec. 1. Take the family to Disney Junior’s Holiday Party Dec. 3. Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is Dec. 4. Indiana University’s famed a cappella group Straight No Chaser returns Dec. 7 & 8. For more information, visit www.oldnationalcentre.com or call 317.231.0000.