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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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(Advance Ticket Purchase Recommended)
Indiana Experience Admission $13 Adults$12 Seniors (60 and over)$5 Youth (ages 5 through 17)$2 Access Pass HoldersFree Children under 5Free IHS MembersFree Educators and Military Free parking with admission in lot off New York.
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2021 FESTIVAL OF TREES

Experience JOY! The Festival of Trees at the Indiana Historical Society is back – a tradition that continues to delight families across Indiana with holiday cheer! Soak in the warmth of our festive celebration while experiencing magical moments of joy with your friends and family.

This year’s extravaganza will feature a winter wonderland of 75 elaborately decorated trees representing individuals, families and organizations from around Indiana. Each guest will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite tree. Visitors can also take part in scavenger hunts for The Elf on the Shelf throughout the building — watch IHS’s social media channels for hints on its locations!

Get your limited edition Festival of Trees ornament when you purchase tickets. See ornament details here.

To purchase tickets, please click here.

Festival of Trees Hours:

Tuesday through Saturday
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.*

Sunday
noon to 5 p.m.

*Select Tuesdays will have extended hours
10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28)

Festival of Trees will be CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

Join us for:

Twilight Tuesdays with Hotel Tango
(Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28)

Holiday Standards in the Cole Porter Room

Craft fun for the kids

Display from the movie “A Christmas Story”

The Virtual Experience

In addition to the always popular on-site Festival of Trees event at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, there will once again be a digital way of taking in the holiday exhibit. With the virtual experience launching Nov. 12, you can enjoy the festivities from the warm comfort of your home or on any mobile device.

See all 75 elaborately decorated trees as they are displayed at the History Center. Zoom in to appreciate the fine details of these festive creations. You can compile your favorite trees in the “Favorites” section to help with the online voting process.

Other features of the virtual experience include:

Interactive elements

Videos (Among other things, enjoy holiday music and Story Time with Santa presented by Citizens Energy Group)

Tutorials on how to navigate the site

Donation options

Click here to enter the virtual experience.

2021 Festival of Trees

Nov. 12 - Jan. 8

Tuesday through Saturday

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sunday

noon to 5 p.m.

Nov. 30, Dec. 7, 14, 21, 28

10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

CLOSED:

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