Celebration Crossing Helps Hoosiers Celebrate the Holidays

The holidays are about togetherness. What better way to spend an afternoon with your Indianapolis kids than at the Indiana State Museum’s Celebration Crossing open Friday, November 27, 2009 through January 1, 2010. As one of the greatest Hoosier holiday traditions, Celebration Crossing brings the magic of Christmas and the holidays to life with bands, choirs, Santa, Mrs. Claus and much much more!

This Hoosier holiday tradition gives Indianapolis people a chance to enjoy the holiday spirit in many different. Indianapolis kids love riding on the Santa Claus Express Train, an excellent imagination tool for lovers of the holiday classic The Polar Express. In addition, there are tons of activities and crafts to do at this Indianapolis museum. Take home your holiday art as part of your new holiday memories. Parents will love looking at the L.S. Ayres store window recreations. Reminisce about Christmases past as you marvel at the beauty and splendor of these Indianapolis art windows. On top of all that, photos of the original Santa Claus Express Train will be on display to connect memories old and new.

The Indiana State Museum hosts a whole array of holiday events in Indianapolis. On Friday, November 27, 2009 don’t miss Santa’s big arrival straight from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. He travels in style this holiday season, as he takes Mrs. Claus and Raggedy Ann by helicopter to the front lawn of the Indiana State Museum. With elves standing patiently by to look out for and greet Santa Claus, the suspense will mount as museum guests anxiously await the man in the red suit. His elves will whisk him away to his “home away from home” at Celebration Crossing, where he will be available to complete family photos and pictures with Santa. That is until he has to get to work on Christmas Eve. Arrive early and hear the Indianapolis Children’s Choir perform at 11:00 am inside the museum.

Santa and Mrs. Claus like to host some events of their own. Make your reservation now to enjoy a holiday breakfast with the Claus’s. A scrumptious breakfast made fresh by Mrs. Claus herself will be served on November 28, December 5, 13, 19 and 26, all in 2009. For museum members this event is $18.00 for adults and $8.00 for kids; for non museum members it is $23.00 for adults and $12.00 for kids.

Mrs. Claus will host her very own tea party this year as part of Celebration Crossing at the Indiana State Museum. This high tea is complete with finger sandwiches, beverages and your favorite Celebration Crossing characters like Raggedy Ann. This Indianapolis event will be held on December 6, 13, 20 and 27 of 2009. It is only $12.95 for adults and $5.95 for children. To make reservations for either of these special holiday treats call 317.232.1637.

On top of all of this there is still plenty more to do at the Indiana State Museum’s Celebration Crossing. With performances by Peewinkle’s Puppet Theatre, live musical and interpretive performances, and unique gift items from Indiana artists in the museum store, the Indiana State Museum is a veritable plethora of holiday fun! Don’t forget to check out the First Floor Treasure Cases where red and green quilts will be highlighted from the museum’s extensive collection. And as always the museum’s tree will be the best one in the Circle City complete with original ornaments from Indiana artisans from each of the 92 counties of Indiana.

For more information, visit the Indiana State Museum’s website. Make your trip to the Indiana State Museum a complete holiday tradition with a visit to these great Indianapolis restaurants. What better way to cherish the ones you love than to share a meal with them? And as always, stay tuned to Fun City for all the information you need about holiday excitement in Indy. With plenty of fun things to do in Indianapolis, holidays are easy on Fun City

Celebration Crossing
November 27, 2009 – January 1, 2010

Indiana State Museum
650 W Washington St
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2725

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