2017 marked the 32nd year of IPL Yuletide Celebration performances, and I was curious to finally find out why people are so excited about this event that they attend year after year. Tickets to the show sell out fast, so I was prepared this time and was able to snag decent end-of-row seats by purchasing tickets in September for the December 9th performance.
If you’re looking for a fun, free holiday event, but want to avoid the crowds of the larger cities nearby, the annual Fortville Winterfest is the place to go. Held on the first Saturday in December and located near Fishers, it’s not too far of a drive for Indy residents and is the perfect way to spend a Saturday kicking off the holiday season with family or friends.
Around Indy, the Drumstick Dash has become an annual tradition for many, and it’s easy now to see why. This year was my first time attending the Drumstick Dash and it was a blast! The idea of getting up early on a holiday to go out for run/walk with a 20,000 other people didn’t appeal to me much at first, but, after the fact, I’m happy after that I went.
Held in Center Green where the Farmer’s Market is located during the warmer months, this was the inaugural year of the Carmel Christkindlmarkt and it is a must-do for the holiday season. There’s food, drinks, shopping, music and even ice skating!
The Capital Hotel is an unexpected little gem in Little Rock. Last-minute dinner plans led me to this stunning downtown landmark and put it at the top of the list for places to stay next time I’m in the area.