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Tuesday through Saturday10 a.m. - 5 p.m
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202
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Indiana Experience Admission $15 Adults$14 Seniors (60 and over)$5 Youth (ages 5 through 17)$2 Access Pass HoldersFree Children under 5Free IHS MembersFree Educators and Military Our (FREE) parking lot is located on New York Street a ½ block east of West Street. Free parking with admission.
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THIS is a perfect way to brighten your family’s holiday season. Join us as we celebrate the 10th Anniversary of our annual holiday tradition, Festival of Trees!

Presented by The Salvation Army, this year’s winter wonderland features 78 elaborately decorated trees representing individuals, organizations and companies from around Indiana. Eli Lilly Hall also features a massive, 30-foot centerpiece tree that is viewable throughout most of the building.

Also, join us for:
• Caroling through the Holidays in the Cole Porter Room
• Interactive display from the movie “A Christmas Story,” sponsored by O’Malia’s Living


And back by popular demand, Twilight Tuesdays will offer special extended hours (5 to 8 p.m.) for those who wish to see the trees by night. “Twilight Tuesdays” are a great option for a date night or an after-work team outing on Nov. 28, Dec. 5, 12 and 19.

Exterior of History Center at night. Christmas trees can be seen in the windows on the first and second levels.


Visitors can also participate in scavenger hunts for the Elf on the Shelf or the Weihnachtzgurke (10 pickle ornaments hidden in trees throughout the building) — watch IHS’s social media channels for hints on locations.


Throughout Festival of Trees, the Stardust Terrace Café by Jonathan Byrd’s will offer extended hours and additional menu options, including holiday-inspired treats and tasty specialty beverages for both children and grown-ups. Members receive a 10 percent discount on café purchases.


Tickets are on sale now! While Festival of Trees tickets may be purchased at the door, buying advance tickets is strongly encouraged.

IHS members can take advantage of their complimentary admission benefit by reserving their tickets online.

2023 Festival of Trees

Nov. 10 - Jan. 6

Tuesday through Saturday

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


noon to 5 p.m.

Nov. 28, Dec. 5, 12, 19

10 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Thank you to our generous sponsors and their support for this year's Festival of Trees. And thank you to our members. Because of your support, the Indiana Historical Society can continue to provide programs and events like these for years to come.

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