Happy New Year! It’s January. I can’t believe it’s that time of year again. If you are in or around the city this time of year here are 5 must do things in Indianapolis in January with your family.
Indianapolis in January
Chinese Lantern Festival
Produced by Tianyu Arts and Culture, Inc., the Lantern Festival will illuminate the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center with 33 sets of larger-than-life lantern displays and more than 1000 LED light components. Each display is handmade and custom built by dozens of Chinese artisans who travel the world to keep this centuries-old tradition alive. Visitors will explore both the ancient culture of China while learning about the Chinese traditions of today by taking a walking interactive tour of breathtaking displays, including a 100 ft. long Chinese dragon and a 30 ft. tall traditional Chinese arch. The festival also features nightly performances by Chinese acrobats, traditional Chinese handicraft demonstrations, and the flavors of traditional Chinese cuisine.
Martin Luther King Jr. Community Day
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is an American federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around Dr.King’s birthday, January 15.
To commemorate this day, several museums are opened and offer free admission on MLK Day in Indianapolis. City of Indianapolis has a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Celebration own January 12, 2018 and here are the details.
Disney on Ice
Celebrate what’s possible as the adventures of five daring Disney heroines spark the courage inside us all at Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream! In Disney On Ice presents Dare to Dream, join your favourite Disney Princesses in a celebration of 75 years of Disney Princess stories, including two-modern day princesses – Rapunzel and Tiana; the always elegant Cinderella; and the princess who started it all, Snow White. Grab Disney on Ice tickets here.
Devour Indy Winterfest 2018
From January 22 til February 4, enjoy what Indianapolis has to offer when it comes to dining. Devour Indy has more than 200 restaurants offering three-course, value-priced menus. Search the impressive list of eateries and menus by side of town (downtown, east, midtown, north, south or west) or cuisine type. To take advantage of these special meal deals, simply determine which restaurant you would like to visit, make reservations if needed and Devour Indy. All proceeds benefit the Riley Childrens Foundation. Find participating restaurants on the Devour Indy site.
Cheer on the Pacers. Indiana Pacers vs. Bulls on January 6, 2018 at 7pm. It’s Lucas Oil Family Night on January 27, 2018 at 7pm – Pacers vs. Orlando Magic. Starting at $18 each, your family can get a ticket (Balcony Level – Sections 201-232) to any Lucas Oil Family Night game plus a unique Pacers hat and Family Meal for free!
- Four tickets to a Pacers game: You’ll secure seats for some of the NBA’s best games.
- Starting at $30 – Lower Balcony (Approximately Rows 1-10 in Sections 201-232)
- Starting at $18 – Upper Balcony (Approximately Rows 11+ in Sections 201-232)
- Four quality Pacers gifts: You and your family will get free Pacers hats.
- Four Pacers Family Meals: Each ticket purchased receives a voucher for a hot dog, bag of chips, and a Pepsi product—a $22 value!
Grab tickets and more about Pacers Family Night on the Pacers site.
Indianapolis in January