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32 things you can do today, Dec 22, 2014, around Indy:

12/22/14, 8:00 AM.
'Christmas in Shipshewana' in LaGrange County.

A variety of holiday activities mark this annual event with a light parade, tree lighting ceremony, Chocolate Day, Kids Day, Santa, and more. Nov. 8 to Dec. 31: hours and activities vary daily. Info: See Web site below or call 866-631-9675.
Location: Christmas in Shipshewana, Townwide, Shipshewana, LaGrange County.
Web site: www.shipshewana.com/

12/22/14, 10:00 AM.
'American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition' at the Indiana State Museum.

This special exhibit explores the tumultuous years of prohibition, 1920-1933, in American history. Sept. 20, 2014 to Feb. 15, 2015: Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5 (closed Nov. 27 and Dec. 25). Info: See Web site below or call 317-232-1637.
Location: Indiana State Museum, 650 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.indianamuseum.org/exhibits/details/id/490

12/22/14, 10:00 AM.
'Celebration Crossing' at the Indiana State Museum.

Ride the Santa Claus Express, hear bands and choirs, see LS Ayres store windows of the past, and lots more. Nov. 28 to Dec. 31: Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 11-5 (closed Dec. 25). Info: See Web site below or call 317-232-1637.
Location: Indiana State Museum, 650 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.indianamuseum.org/exhibits/details/id/282

12/22/14, 10:00 AM.
'Conservatory Crossing' Holiday Exhibit at Garfield Park Conservatory.

A brilliant display of poinsettias, model trains, train village and thousands of twinkling lights. Nov. 28 to Dec. 31: Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 1-5. $3 ($8 family). Info: 317-327-7183.
Location: Garfield Park Conservatory, 2505 Conservatory Drive, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.garfieldgardensconservatory.org/

12/22/14, 10:00 AM.
'Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure' at the Eiteljorg Museum.

A terrific train show with replicas of local and national attractions from Lucas Oil Stadium to the Grand Canyon. Nov. 22, 2014 to Jan. 19, 2015: Mon-Sat 10-5, Sun 12-5 (closed Nov. 27, Dec. 25, Jan. 1). Info: See Web site or call 317-636-9378.
Location: Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: bit.ly/10dajEP

12/22/14, 10:00 AM.
'Jolly Days Winter Wonderland' at the Children's Museum of Indianapolis.

A great holiday exhibit with a 2-story Yule Slide, Jingles the Jolly Bear, visits with Santa, ice fishing, goodies, and more. Nov. 22 to Jan. 4: Tue-Sun, 10-5 (plus Mon, Dec. 22 and 29). Closed Nov. 27 and Dec. 25. Info: 317-334-3322.
Location: Children's Museum of Indianapolis, 3000 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.childrensmuseum.org/exhibits/jolly-days

12/22/14, 11:00 AM.
Holiday Dining in the LS Ayres Tea Room at the Indiana State Museum.

Daily walk-in dining, Nov. 28 to Dec. 31, 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM, featuring a classically inspired holiday menu. Closed Dec. 25. Info: See Web site below or call 317-232-1637.
Location: Indiana State Museum, 650 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.indianamuseum.org/

12/22/14, 12:00 PM.
'Christmas on the Farm' at Piney Acres Farm in Fortville.

Hot chocoloate, farm grown popcorn, hayrides, pick your perfect Christmas tree (U-Cut until 6 PM, precut until 8 PM), and more. Nov. 22 to Dec. 24: Sun-Fri 12-8 PM, Sat 10 AM to 8 PM. Info: See Web site below or call 317-326-1700.
Location: Piney Acres Farm, 1115 E County Rd 1000 North, Fortville, Hancock County.
Web site: www.pineyacresfarm.com/

12/22/14, 1:00 PM.
'A Christmas Carol' at Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre.

The 20th Anniversary production of the theatre's popular one-hour version of this holiday classic. Dec. 8-9, 12, 15-16, 19, 22 at 1 PM, plus Dec. 8 and 15 at 8 PM, Dec. 6 at 1:30 PM. Info: See Web site below or call 317-872-9664.
Location: Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre, 9301 Michigan Road, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.beefandboards.com/

12/22/14, 1:00 PM.
ActiveIndy Lockerbie and Mass Ave Walking Tour in Downtown Indianapolis.

Explore Indy's oldest neighborhood, cultural district, and history of the Circle. $15 ($10 under age 11). Reservations required. Mar. 30 to Dec. 31: Mon, Wed, Fri, 1-2:30 PM. Info: See Web site below or call 317-520-2914.
Location: Indy Bike Hub at the City Market, 242 East Market Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.activeindytours.com/

12/22/14, 2:00 PM.
Yuletide Celebration at Hilbert Circle Theatre.

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra's annual holiday extravaganza with 23 performances, Dec. 5-23: show times vary by performance date. Pricing varies. Info: See Web site below or call 317-639-4300.
Location: Hilbert Circle Theatre, 45 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.indianapolissymphony.org/

12/22/14, 3:00 PM.
'The Nutcracker' at the Scottish Rite Cathedral.

Featuring a live performance of the holiday classic, presented by the Indianapolis School of Ballet. Dec. 19-22: Fri at 7:30 PM, Sat at 2 and 7:30 PM, Sun/Mon at 3 PM. Tickets $17-27. Info: See Web site or call 317-955-7525.
Location: Scottish Rite Cathedral Theatre, 650 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.indyballet.org/performances/the-nutcracker

12/22/14, 3:00 PM.
ActiveIndy Central Canal Walking Tour at White River State Park.

Explore the largest urban state park in the nation. Learn about its attractions and history $15 ($10 under age 11). Reservations required. Mar. 30 to Dec. 31: Sun-Fri, 3-4:30 PM. Info: See Web site below or call 317-520-2914.
Location: White River State Park Visitors Center, 801 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.activeindytours.com/

12/22/14, 3:00 PM.
Straight No Chaser at the Old National Centre.

Featuring a live music performance in the Murat Theatre with three shows, Dec. 21-22: Sun at 3 and 8 PM, Mon at 3 PM. Tickets: Venue Box Office or Ticketmaster. Info: See Web site below or call 317-231-0000.
Location: Old National Centre, 502 North New Jersey Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.oldnationalcentre.com/

12/22/14, 5:00 PM.
47th Annual 'Christmas at the Zoo' at the Indianapolis Zoo.

The zoo is open Wed-Sun, 12-9 PM, with holiday events and activities beginning at 5 PM, Nov. 28 to Jan. 4, plus Mon/Tue, Dec. 22-23 and 29-30 (closed Dec. 24-25, 31 and Jan. 1). Info: See Web site below or call 317-630-2001.
Location: Indianapolis Zoo, 1200 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: bit.ly/1voZC0o

12/22/14, 6:00 PM.
19th Annual Winterland Light Show at Ellis Park in Danville.

A drive-through electric light holiday display with over one million lights, Nov. 28 to Dec. 30 (closed Dec. 25): Sun-Thu 6-9 PM, Fri/Sat 6-10 PM. $8 per car. Info: See Web site below or call 317-745-3015.
Location: Ellis Park, 600 East Main Street, Danville, Hendricks County.
Web site: www.danvilleindiana.org/department/division.asp?fDD=4-81

12/22/14, 6:00 PM.
Christmas City Walkway of Lights in Marion.

A dazzling holiday light show--one of the Midwest's best--with more than 2.5 million lights and some 120 individual displays. $5 per car. Nov. 22 to Dec. 31: 6-10 PM daily. Info: See Web site below or call 765-662-9931, ext. 4.
Location: Matter Park, 200 West Highland Avenue, Marion, Grant County.
Web site: www.walkwayoflights.org/

12/22/14, 6:00 PM.
College Men's Basketball at Purdue University.

Gardner-Webb at Purdue University. Info: See Web site below or call 765-494-3194.
Location: Purdue University, Mackey Arena, West Lafayette, Tippecanoe County.
Web site: www.purduesports.com/sports/m-baskbl/sched/pur-m-baskbl-sched.html

12/22/14, 6:00 PM.
Yellow Rose Carriage Tours in Downtown Indianapolis.

Horse-drawn carriage rides (1-4 passengers) are available Mon-Thu 6-11 PM, Fri 6 PM to 12 AM, Sat 4 PM to 12 AM, Sun 4-11 PM. Tour length and pricing varies. Info: 317-634-3400.
Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1 South Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.indycarriage.com

12/22/14, 6:30 PM.
Fitness Boot Camp at Northview Church in Carmel.

A one-hour fitness program for both men and women. No registration required. $4 per class; punch card options for multiple classes. Every Monday, 6:30-7:30 PM. Bring your own towel and bottled water. Info: 317-281-8299.
Location: Northview Church, 12900 Hazel Dell Pkwy, Carmel, Hamilton County.
Web site: www.northviewchurch.us/

12/22/14, 7:00 PM.
'A Christmas Carol' at the Indiana Repertory Theatre.

The beloved holiday classic about loss and redemption on the IRT OneAmerica Stage, Nov. 15 to Dec. 26: show times vary by performance date. Tickets $15-67. Info: See Web site below or call 317-635-5252.
Location: Indiana Repertory Theatre, 140 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.irtlive.com/shows_and_tickets/shows/carol/

12/22/14, 7:00 PM.
College Men's Basketball at Butler University.

Tennessee-Martin at Butler University. Info: See Web site below or call 317-940-3647.
Location: Hinkle Fieldhouse, 510 West 49th Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.butlersports.com/sports/m-baskbl/2014-15/schedule

12/22/14, 7:00 PM.
College Men's Basketball at Indiana University.

New Orleans v. Indiana University. Info: See Web site below or call 866-IUSPORTS.
Location: Assembly Hall, 1001 East 17th Street, Bloomington, Monroe County.
Web site: www.iuhoosiers.com/

12/22/14, 7:00 PM.
College Men's Basketball at the University of Notre Dame.

Northern Ilinois at the University of Notre Dame in the Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center. Info: See Web site below or call 574-631-7356.
Location: University of Notre Dame, Joyce Center, South Bend, StJoseph County.
Web site: www.und.com/sports/m-baskbl/sched/nd-m-baskbl-sched.html

12/22/14, 7:00 PM.
Dave Chappelle at the Old National Centre.

Featuring a live comedy performance in the Murat Egyptian Room with two shows at 7 and 9:30 PM. Tickets: Venue Box Office or Ticketmaster. Info: See Web site below or call 317-231-0000.
Location: Old National Centre, 502 North New Jersey Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.oldnationalcentre.com/

12/22/14, 7:00 PM.
Holiday Sing-a-Long Live at the Jazz Kitchen.

Featuring a live music performance with an evening of sing-a-longs, special musical guests and holiday cheer. No cover charge. Info: See Web site below or call 317-253-4900.
Location: Jazz Kitchen, 5377 North College Avenue, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.thejazzkitchen.com/

12/22/14, 7:30 PM.
Soul Bus Live at Kona Jack's.

Featuring a live music performance in Apres Jack's (martini and cognac bar). Ages 21+ only. Info: See Web site below or call 317-843-1609.
Location: Kona Jack's Fish Market and Sushi Bar, 9419 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: jacksarebetter.net/music/

12/22/14, 8:00 PM.
Straight No Chaser at the Old National Centre.

Featuring a live music performance in the Murat Theatre with three shows, Dec. 21-22: Sun/Mon at 3 and 8 PM. Tickets: Venue Box Office or Ticketmaster. Info: See Web site below or call 317-231-0000.
Location: Old National Centre, 502 North New Jersey Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.oldnationalcentre.com/

12/22/14, 8:00 PM.
Yuletide Celebration at Hilbert Circle Theatre.

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra's annual holiday extravaganza with 23 performances, Dec. 5-23: show times vary by performance date. Pricing varies. Info: See Web site below or call 317-639-4300.
Location: Hilbert Circle Theatre, 45 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.indianapolissymphony.org/

12/22/14, 8:30 PM.
Gene Deer Live at the Slippery Noodle Inn.

Featuring a live music performance at this popular downtown nightspot at Meridian and South Streets. No cover charge tonight. Info: See Web site below or call 317-631-6974.
Location: Slippery Noodle Inn, 372 South Meridian Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.slipperynoodle.com/

12/22/14, 8:30 PM.
Paul Holdman and Rebeka Meldrum Live at the Slippery Noodle Inn.

Featuring a live music performance at this popular downtown nightspot at Meridian and South Streets. No cover charge tonight. Info: See Web site below or call 317-631-6974.
Location: Slippery Noodle Inn, 372 South Meridian Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.slipperynoodle.com/

12/22/14, 9:30 PM.
Dave Chappelle at the Old National Centre.

Featuring a live comedy performance in the Murat Egyptian Room with two shows at 7 and 9:30 PM. Tickets: Venue Box Office or Ticketmaster. Info: See Web site below or call 317-231-0000.
Location: Old National Centre, 502 North New Jersey Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
Web site: www.oldnationalcentre.com/

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