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HOL DAY GU DE

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Call in the pros:

Circle of Lights® presented by Quality Connection and IBEW #481:

“Monumental” effort by Quality Connection Contractors and IBEW #481 Electrical Workers benefits all

A must-see holiday tradition

The joy of the season comes to life on Monument Circle each Thanksgiving weekend as 100,000 spectators brave the cold and embrace the energy of each other and 4,784 colored lights, 52 garland strands, 52 larger-than-life decorations and one exciting event.

Now in its 51st year, the Circle of Lights® presented by the Contractors of Quality Connection and Electrical Workers of IBEW #481 has become a must-see holiday tradition! This year’s event will take place on Nov. 29, 2013. “The Contractors of Quality Connection and Electrical Workers of IBEW #481 are thrilled to be the presenting partners of Circle of Lights,” said Sean Seyferth, IBEW #481 business manager. “The tradition is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the standards and craft of the union electrical construction industry along with our community commitment. We invite all Hoosiers to kick off their holiday celebration with us!” Travelocity Each year, generations of families are drawn to this beautiful named Circle centerpiece in the cultural and geographical center of the city and state. The Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Monument will again play of Lights® one host to more than 100,000 spectators expected for the FREE Circle of the top of Lights® ceremonial lighting and holiday kickoff on Nov. 29. Entertainers chosen from statewide auditions will share the stage five “mustIndianapolis native Sandi Patty and The von Trapp Family see Christmas with Singers, both appearing at the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s trees” in the Duke Energy Yuletide Celebration. Festivities begin at 6 p.m. with the televised show running from 7 – 8 p.m. The Monument light-up nation. will occur at approximately 7:45 p.m. “Circle of Lights is such a treasured central Indiana celebration,” said Julia Saltsgaver, Quality Connection executive director. “The Contractors of Quality Connection and Electrical Workers of IBEW #481 are pleased to share this gift with our community each year.” And who gets to “flip the switch?” Each year, a lucky child is chosen from a coloring contest to help Santa and the Mayor illuminate the night. The stage on which they and the entertainers appear features a Santa’s Workshop theme complete with toy soldiers and sailors, peppermint sticks, ornaments, elves in the workshop and an abundance of toys. Millions of sightseers will take in this brilliant spectacle throughout the holiday season, lit through Jan. 11. The decoration of Monument Circle is one of Central Indiana’s favorite holiday traditions! Travelocity named the Circle of Lights® one of the top five “must-see Christmas trees” in the nation. Circle of Lights® is an official program of Indianapolis Downtown, Inc., which develops, manages and markets Downtown as a great place to live, learn, work and play. Visit www. indydt.com for more information. ✶

“The Circle of Lights kicks off my favorite time of year — the holiday season. This event really represents Indianapolis: families gathering at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, a monument honoring Local veterans, a symbol of the city and the state. To see all the people — young and old, celebrity different religions and races — coming holiday to Circle of Lights to sing and celebrate traditions together is special.” Winnie Ballard, First Lady of Indianapolis

Once again, Monument Circle has been transformed into a shining display of holiday decor with 4,784 festive lights ready for all to enjoy throughout the season. But how does this happen and who do we have to thank for making this wonderful tradition a reality each year? For now the 51st year in a row, dedicated union electricians from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local #481 have gathered at the foot of Monument Circle to join together as volunteers. More than 200 men and women carefully and skillfully installed the lights and garland that make the iconic centerpiece for the Circle of Lights®. Many organizations and individuals have played a part to design, install and implement the Circle of Lights® decor and celebration each year since. However, only one organization has taken part each and every year since 1962. IBEW #481 was first the labor crew for the electrical contractor “They commit who managed the initial development and their talent then became the labor leader that maintains, and time to stores, installs and removes the decor annually. transform “Thanks to the countless IBEW #481 Downtown electricians and Quality Connection Indianapolis contractors who assist us each year,” said Sherry Seiwert, Indianapolis Downtown, Inc. into a magical, president. “They commit their talent and holiday time to transform Downtown Indianapolis wonderland.” into a magical, holiday wonderland. So to them, we say ‘thanks and job well done.’“ Initially, a group known as the Indianapolis Christmas Committee and later named Indianapolis Holidays Committee was joined by the Indianapolis Merchants Association. The goal was to establish a holiday symbol of peace, yet protect the mission, structure and integrity of the Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Monument. In 1994 the responsibility transitioned from the Indianapolis Holidays Committee to Indianapolis Downtown, Inc. Then, in 2004, IBEW #481 and its labor-management partnership, The Quality Connection, expanded their role to become the presenting partners of Circle of Lights® presented by the Contractors of Quality Connection and Electrical Workers of IBEW #481. Quality Connection is a labor management partnership that represents more than 100 union electrical contractors and more than 3,000 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) #481 electrical workers. Together labor and management provide the needed expertise, highly trained workforce, safety and dedication to help build many of Central Indiana’s premiere education, health care, utility and logistics projects. The unique business relationship spans more than 50 years and represents a strong tradition of quality electrical construction, progressive labor negotiations and community service. Visit www.qc-indy.com. ✶

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about the Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Monument and Circle of Lights® presented by Quality Connection and IBEW #481 1.

Standing 284 feet, the Soldiers and Sailors Monument is just 21 feet shorter than the Statue of Liberty.

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The monument is the largest in the nation dedicated to the common soldier.

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The 38-foot tall bronze figure atop the statue is named Victory, but Hoosiers also call her Miss Indiana. She faces south to welcome soldiers returning from battle. During the summer of 2011, Victory was removed for the first time in 118 years for repairs then put back in place that September.

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The stone sculptures were the work of Rudolf Schwarz, an Austrian sculptor. The soldiers initially had full beards, but were thought to look “too German” so Schwarz chipped away at the limestone to shave the beards.

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The monument took nearly 12 years to construct and is made of Indiana limestone from Terre Haute Stone Co. quarries.

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Building costs at the turn of the 20th

century totaled $598,318. Building a similar structure today would cost more than $500 million.

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The groups of statues on the monument’s east face represent War and The Dying Soldier; Peace and The Return Home are on the west face.

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The four statues at the corners of the monument represent different methods of military warfare: infantry, cavalry, artillery and navy.

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Within the monument’s cornerstone is a large box containing, among other things, a list of all the soldiers from Indiana who fought for the Union, a photograph of the monument’s German architect, Bruno Schmitz, and a Civil War-era battle flag.

10. Every holiday season, the Monument is transformed into a spectacular centerpiece. The Circle of Lights® presented by the Contractors of Quality Connection and Electrical Workers of IBEW #481 celebrates its 51st anniversary this year. The free

event is Friday, Nov. 29 from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monument Circle.

11. Surrounding the Circle are 26 larger-

than-life toy soldiers and sailors (12 feet tall) and 26 peppermint sticks (10 feet tall).

12. There are 52 garland strands with

4,784 colored lights strung from the top of the monument to its base. Each bulb color represents a branch of the US military: Army – green; Air Force – clear; Navy – blue; Coast Guard – yellow; Marines – red.

13. More than six miles of electrical wire

and two miles of garland are used for the Circle of Lights® presented by the Contractors of Quality Connection and Electrical Workers of IBEW #481.

14. The lights will be turned on the day

after Thanksgiving and remain lit until Jan. 11, allowing nearly two months to take in this beloved holiday tradition.

Sources: The Indianapolis Star, IUPUI Library, Indiana War Memorials website and Indianapolis Downtown, Inc.

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Make Downtown part of your holiday experience During the holidays, Downtown Indianapolis becomes a joyous wonderland of activities, experiences and fun for everyone. This year is no exception so bring a camera to capture your holiday memories. Circle of Lights® presented by the

Contractors of Quality Connection and Electrical Workers of IBEW #481 www.qc-indy.com, www.indydt.com/ COL.cfm or (317) 237-2222 The decoration of Monument Circle is one of central Indiana’s favorite annual traditions and draws generations of families each year. This free event starts with live entertainment from 6 to 8 p.m. The lighting of the Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Monument takes place at 7:45 p.m., with a fireworks show afterward. When: Friday, Nov. 29

Indianapolis Museum of Art

www.imamuseum.org or (317) 923-1331 The former home of the J.K. Lilly, Jr., family will be decked out with holiday decorations reminiscent of the 1930s and 40s for Christmas at Lilly House. When: Now – Jan. 5

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IMA’s Christmas at Lilly House

Do your holiday shopping during Holiday Hullabaloo. The evening features complimentary gift wrapping and special promotions available only that night. When: Thursday, Dec. 5, 5 – 9 p.m. Decorate a Succulent Christmas Tree during this seasonal class. When: Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 – 11:30 a.m. Dress warmly to celebrate the longest day of the year with ice carvings, music, bonfires,

Eiteljorg Museum’s JIngle Rails

hot chocolate and holiday treats during Winter Solstice — all for free. When: Thursday, Dec. 19, 5 – 8:30 p.m.

Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art www.eiteljorg.org or (317) 636-9378

*Jingle Rails and Winter Market are included with general admission.

Travel to the Great American West on Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure. Seven ultra-sized model trains wind past Indianapolis landmarks including the Soldiers and Sailors Monument and


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“I have twins who are young and will probably have a better understanding of the holidays as they get older, but this year my wife and I plan to take them out to see the lights and decorations around downtown. Because of our schedule, it’s a little tough to do much around the Local holidays, but we love living downtown. We like celebrity to go to the Zoo and The Children’s Museum. Our favorite tradition is going to White River holiday State Park to play, especially because the kids traditions can get out and run around.”

Danny Granger, Indiana Pacers

Lucas Oil Stadium. Continue your journey to the Grand Canyon, Mt. Rushmore and Old Faithful. When: Now – Jan. 19

Celebration Crossing begins with Santa’s arrival by helicopter. Ride the original L.S. Ayres Santa Claus Express train, find your county on the 92-County Tree, and see model and remote-control helicopters. Santa’s Playground features holiday-themed science, technology, engineering and mathbased activities. When: Nov. 29 – Dec. 31

www.childrensmuseum.org or (317) 334-3322

Ride the Yule Slide, discover the Ice Castle and go ice fishing during Jolly Days Winter Wonderland. When: Now – Jan. 6

Children can dine with St. Nick during Breakfast with Santa. When: Dec. 1, 7, 8 and 15 Enjoy free admission compliments of Target Free Family Night. When: Thursday, Dec. 5, 4 – 8 p.m. Whisper your last-minute requests to Santa on Christmas Eve with free admission. When: Tuesday, Dec. 24, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Five, four, three, two, one . . . Happy Noon Year. Celebrate the final day of 2013 with Countdown to Noon. When: Tuesday, Dec. 31, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Digital technology, touch screens and immersive displays allow visitors to Destination Indiana in the Eugene and Marilyn Glick History Center to travel through time and learn about Indiana’s past. When: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Indiana State Museum

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

Visit Lilly Theater for the interactive musical Jingle Arrgh the Way! A Christmas Pirate Adventure. When: Nov. 29 – Jan. 5

The 11th annual Holiday Author Fair features more than 75 Indiana-related authors. When: Saturday, Dec. 7, noon – 4 p.m.

www.indianamuseum.org or call 232-1637

Choose the perfect presents from more than 40 regional artists at Winter Market. When: Saturday, Dec. 7

Visit the SpaceQuest® Planetarium for holiday events such as Season of Light, a journey through the winter holidays and its varied cultural traditions. When: Now – Jan. 5

Enjoy free hands-on activities and performances during Winterfest. When: Nov. 29 – 30; Dec. 7, 14, 21 and 26 – 28

with artisan shops, holiday music and decorations. When: Friday, Nov. 29, 4 – 8 p.m. Choose the perfect Christmas tree, wreath and garland from Timeless Traditions Tree Farm and Shoppes. When: Friday, Nov. 29, 3 – 10 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 30, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

City Sidewalks presented by BMO Harris Bank www.georgiastreetindy.com

Bundle up and celebrate the holidays under a canopy of lights as local artisans display and sell original artworks, holiday wares, food and beverages. Enjoy a weekend of carolers, Santa, cookie decorating, live nativity scenes and ice skating in the Pan Am Pavilion. When: Dec. 13 – 14

Peewinkle’s Puppet Studio

www.peewinklespuppets.com or (317) 917-9454

Mozart and Ludmilla, the ritzy rodents who live in the piano, host a variety of holiday characters during Christmas at the Puppet Studio. When: Dec. 10 – 28

Celebrate the holidays with the Legacy Theater Troupe during “Hoosier Radio Hour: A 1940s Christmas.” When: Saturdays – Nov. 30, Dec. 7 and 21, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

The Children’s Museum’s Yule Slide

Indianapolis Zoo

www.indianapoliszoo.com or (317) 630-2001

Watch the holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” at the IMAX Theater and place your bid during a silent auction to benefit Indianapolis Downtown beautification. When: Thursday, Dec. 5, 5 p.m. auction; 6:30 p.m. movie Info: www.indydt.com or (317) 237-2222

Decorate cookies, enjoy the sounds of the season and visit the animals during Christmas at the Zoo presented by Donatos and Teachers Credit Union. When: Nov. 29 – Dec. 30, 5 – 9 p.m.

Family Christmas at President Harrison’s home

Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site

www.bhpsite.org or (317) 631-1888 It’s 1888, the Harrisons are home for the holidays, and you’re invited to Family Christmas at the President’s Home. When: Saturday, Dec. 14, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Visit Santa in his workshop and decorate cookies with Mrs. Claus in her kitchen in White River Gardens. When: Nov. 29 – Dec. 23

Indiana Historical Society

The L.S. Ayres Santa Claus Express at the Indiana State Museum

All season long you can visit the living room from the modern classic “A Christmas Story” then have your photo taken next to the famous leg lamp.

Indianapolis City Market

Participate in an elegant progressive dinner and tour Delaware Street’s historic mansions during Candlelight Evening on Delaware Street. When: Friday, Dec. 27, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.

Bring the whole family out for An Old Fashioned Holiday Marketplace filled

For more information about Downtown or the holidays, call Indianapolis Downtown, Inc. at (317) 237-2222 or visit www.indydt.com.

www.indianahistory.org or (317) 232-1882

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Holiday sights and sounds abound Downtown Create lasting memories at a holiday concert, play, ballet, musical or performance at some of Downtown Indianapolis’ top venues. Seasonal favorites and new productions offer something for everyone.

Indiana Repertory Theatre

Help solve a hilarious holiday murder mystery — “Holiday Hamicide” by Nita Hardy. When: Nov. 30 – Jan. 14

www.irtlive.com or (317) 635-5277 Experience the joy of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” adapted by Tom Haas. When: Now – Dec. 24

Bankers Life Fieldhouse

www.bankerslifefieldhouse.com or (317) 917-2500

The Phoenix Theatre www.phoenixtheatre.org or (317) 635-7529

“Angels we have Heard While High” is full of new songs and dances, comedy skits and a different spin on all things traditional. When: Nov. 29 – Dec. 22

Indiana State Museum

www.indianamuseum.org or (317) 232-1637

School and community choirs, bands, ensembles and soloists perform holiday music in the Governor Frank O’Bannon Great Hall. Free. When: Nov. 29 – Dec. 31

The Mystery Cafe

www.themysterycafeindy.com or (317) 684-0668

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You’ll be amazed at the performers’ athleticism and courage during Built to Amaze, the 143rd edition of the Greatest Show on Earth from the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey®. When: Dec. 5 – 8 Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s The Lost Christmas Eve is a high-energy music and light show. When: Thursday, Dec. 12, 7:30 p.m.

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra

www.indianapolissymphony.org or (317) 639-4300

The 28th annual Duke Energy Yuletide Celebration features Sandi Patty with Jack Everly, and The von Trapp Family Singers. When: Dec. 6 – 23

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The dancing Santas are just one of many festive performances during the Yuletide Celebration at the Hilbert Circle Theatre.

Old National Centre

www.livenation.com or (317) 231-0000 Tickets to “Wicked” would make a great early holiday gift. When: Now – Dec. 1 Take the kids to see Max and Ruby in the “Nutcracker Suite.” When: Sunday, Dec. 8, noon and 3 p.m. Enjoy holiday hits from Grammy award-winning composer/musician Chip Davis at “Mannheim Steamroller Christmas.” When: Friday, Dec. 20, 8 p.m. Experience the a cappella styling of Bloomington’s own Straight No Chaser, as they put harmony in the holidays. When: Saturday – Sunday, Dec. 21 – 22

Scottish Rite Cathedral

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The Indianapolis Symphonic Choir’s annual Festival of Carols features Butler University’s Out of the Dawg House, the Circle City Ringers and special guest Maria Jette. When: Sunday, Dec. 8, 7 p.m.

The music will sweep you away during the free Scottish Rite Cathedral Annual Winter Concert. When: Sunday, Dec. 15, 3 p.m. Info: www.aasr-indy.org or (317) 262-3100 For the seventh year, the Indianapolis School of Ballet presents Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker.” When: Dec. 20 – 23 Info: www.indyballet.org or (317) 955-7525

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The Columbia Club

www.thecabaret.org or (317) 275-1169

The Broadway Boys infuse holiday music with elements of pop, funk and gospel. When: Dec. 11 – 14

Local celebrity holiday traditions

Indianapolis Artsgarden www.indyarts.org or (317) 624-7434

Free performances by choirs, orchestras and bands spread the holiday cheer. Mistletoe Music Festival When: Dec. 3 – 5, 10 – 12 and 17 – 19 Merry Tuba Christmas When: Sunday, Dec. 8, 3 p.m.

“My favorite holiday experience has changed in the last several years because of my position with the Indiana War Memorials Commission. We manage the Soldiers and Sailors Monument which during the holiday season serves as the epicenter for the Circle of Lights. The best part is on the evening we light the tree and watching the faces of those in attendance, especially the children. At that point in time your social or economic status does not matter, we are all one family with anticipation of celebrating the holiday with best wishes for the new year.”

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“The holiday season is a time filled with memories and reunions. For me, the holiday season in Indianapolis is seeing the Indianapolis Repertory Theater’s classic “A Christmas Carol.” The play reminds us to look to our past to what we have done, to our present to remind ourselves that what we do affects others and especially to our future, that we all have the capacity to make a positive difference in others’ lives.” Dr. Charles Bantz, IUPUI Chancellor


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The legend of the Cherub continues

It was 1946. World War II had just ended and thousands returned home from military service. Among them, Virginia Holmes — a prize-winning commercial artist — came back to Indianapolis and started her career in the advertising department at L.S. Ayres, a downtown department store. When it came time to compose the 1946 holiday catalog, merchandise was still in short supply, so Holmes created whimsical cherubs to fill the somewhat empty pages. Customer response was so great that Ayres perpetuated their appearance in its 1947 holiday advertising. It also was the store’s 75th anniversary, and that called for a special addition to the holiday celebration plans. Ayres commissioned David Rubin, a nationally recognized Indianapolis sculptor and Herron School of Art instructor, to create a bronze cherub for the store’s landmark clock, located on the building at the corner of Washington and Meridian streets.

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Cherub keeps watch As the story is told, the whimsical Cherub mysteriously appeared atop the clock on Thanksgiving Eve 1947 to keep a watchful eye on holiday shoppers until Santa took over on Christmas Eve. This started a powerful tradition that lives in the hearts, minds and memories of the city and its grateful citizens. In the 66 years since, thousands have had the pleasure of seeing the Cherub overhead each holiday season. The May Department Store Co. purchased L.S. Ayres in 1986, and in 1992 it moved the Cherub to its headquarters in St. Louis. There was tremendous public outcry when the Cherub didn’t appear that holiday season. In response, May donated the Cherub to the City of Indianapolis and in 1994 Indianapolis Downtown, Inc. became the Cherub’s legal guardian. So keep an eye out. The Cherub will be appearing Downtown very soon. ✶

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Exclusive offers for Indiana residents Indiana residents can stay close to home during the holidays with Visit Indy’s annual Hoosier Holidays program. Shop, dine and be entertained at up to 50 percent off hotel stays, plus receive significant savings on the Circle City’s holiday activities. The program continues through Jan. 4, 2014. Simply provide an Indiana driver’s license or other state-issued ID to book a discounted rate at any of the participating hotels, including the recently renovated Crowne Plaza at Historic Union Station and the Omni Severin which is currently celebrating its 100th anniversary. Rates range from $69 to $149 at the city’s top hotels.

At check-in, Hoosiers will receive exclusive discounts for Indy holiday events and attractions, such as reduced admission to the Indiana Repertory Theatre’s “A Christmas Carol.” Other discounts are valid at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art — and its Jingle Rails exhibit — as well as the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and its Jolly Days festivities. To book your Hoosier Holidays stay and receive discounts for Indy attractions, go to www.visitindy.com/ hoosierholidays. ✶ Note: Discounted rates are available on overnight stays when reservations are made 72 hours in advance of the check-in date and a valid Indiana driver’s license or other Indiana photo ID is presented. The discounted rate does not include applicable taxes.

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Find unique holiday gifts at Downtown museum stores, Cultural Districts and Circle Centre

If searching for the right gifts has you stressed out, shopping Downtown Indianapolis can help you de-stress. Familiar retailers, upscale boutiques, museum stores and eclectic shops take shopping to a new level of style, selection and sophistication.

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The historic Indianapolis Repertory Theatre is one of Indiana’s mostphotographed buildings. Indiana artist Dorothy Kandrac has captured the beauty of this 1927 theatre in paintings that are available as prints or posters. They make delightful gifts. Or, treat the special people in your life to IRT logo shirts, hoodies and tote bags. If you can’t decide, you can’t go wrong with an IRT gift certificate. www.irtlive.com

Dance over to the Symphony Store and check out what’s in tune for the holidays. You’ll find musical instruments and toys for children, music-themed jewelry, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra logo apparel, T-shirts featuring music director Krzysztof Urbański and much more for the music lover on your list. Visit one hour before concerts, during intermission and after concerts. www.indianapolissymphony.org

The Eiteljorg Museum Store is stocked with gifts inspired by the American West and the indigenous peoples of North America. Gift ideas include Pendleton blankets and accessories, handmade pottery and jewelry and Southwestern-inspired foods and gifts. You’ll also find items from Jingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure. And, on Dec. 7, more than 40 regional artists will make their work available during the annual Winter Market. www.eiteljorg.org

A visit to the Indiana State Museum Store is like a nostalgic trip through the past century. Inspired by the museum’s cultural history sections, the gift shop’s second floor is stocked with popular toys, candy and books from the 1920s through the 1980s. The store’s first level offers items related to the state and museum exhibits. You’ll find a large selection of books, Vera Bradley handbags and handmade goods such as jewelry, pottery, specialty sweets, gourmet chocolates, signature teas, Indiana popcorn and prints by Hoosier artisans. www.indianamuseum.org

Give a gift certificate to the Indianapolis Zoo Dolphin In-Water Adventure and the animal lovers on your list will flip over the opportunity to interact with the Indianapolis Zoo’s dolphins. A family membership to the Zoo makes the perfect gift for a group, while an Animal Amigo is a good fit for individual friends and zoo lovers. The Indianapolis Zoo Store and Garden Gift Shop feature items from all over the world including handcrafted items from Africa, plush animals and educational toys that kids (and parents) will love. If you don’t want to weather the blustery weather, shop online at www.indianapoliszoo.com

Remember the leg lamp from “A Christmas Story?” At the Basile History Market, you can purchase one for that eccentric individual on your list — in fullsize, desktop, nightlight or light strand. Other uniquely Indiana gift ideas include Amish baskets, Raggedy Ann dolls, books, art, jewelry and games. Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center members receive a 10 percent discount on purchases, and complimentary gift wrapping is available. From noon to 4 p.m. on Dec. 7, the Holiday Author Fair will feature more than 75 Indiana-related authors. The fair is free with Indiana Experience admission. www.indianahistory.org or (317) 232-1882

With two separate shopping venues, shoppers will find great gifts at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. The Museum Store has a wide selection of coffee-table art books, desktop replicas of the LOVE sculpture, Miller House Collection gifts featuring Alexander Girard designs, framed prints, jewelry, eco-friendly products and greeting cards. The IMA Greenhouse Shop features winter holiday gifts, accessories and home decor, as well as rare live plants for the green thumb on your list. Holiday Hullabaloo Thursday, Dec. 5, from 5 to 9 p.m., is an evening of spectacular shopping with free gift wrapping and special promotions. www.imamuseum.org

If you can imagine it, you can find it at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. From jewelry-making kits to chemistry sets to interactive board games and books, you’ll find something for the curious youngster (or adult) on your list. Check out the list of kid-tested, kidapproved toys, the free personal-shopper service and free gift wrapping for museum members. Between 8:30 and 10 a.m. on Black Friday, shoppers get a 15 percent discount on all Museum Store purchases. Members get an additional 15 percent off. Of course, a family membership is the gift that gives all year long. www.childrensmuseum.org/shop

The romantics on your list will love something from the James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home. The gift shop sells beautifully illustrated reproductions of the Hoosier author’s poetry books. Did you know that Riley published 1,044 poems during his lifetime? He was famous for his children’s poetry, so there’s plenty of Riley memorabilia in the form of toys, buttons and writing gear for today’s aspiring poets. For directions and gift shop hours, visit www.rileykids.org/museum Set your dinner table with ornate White House china from the gift shop at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site. It offers 16 presidential china patterns, including designs from the Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Harrison administrations. Inspire the history lover on your list with a White House ornament

or one of the three special presidential ornaments. www.bhpsite.org Bring the whole family to the Indianapolis City Market for An Old Fashioned Holiday Marketplace Friday, Nov. 29 from 4 to 8 p.m. Complement your tree with wreaths, garland and a huge selection of ornaments. Artisan shops will be located on the mezzanine level, accompanied by holiday music and decorations. Timeless Traditions Tree Farm and Shoppes is making it easy to get your Christmas tree this year. Trees will be sold Nov. 29 from 3 to 10 p.m. and Nov. 30 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. www.indycm.com

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The Canal and White River State Park Indy’s cultural corridor is woven along the Indianapolis canal, with unique gifts around every turn. www.discovercanal.com • The Indianapolis Zoo offers a variety of unique gift ideas such as exotic stuffed animals, books, customized jewelry, home decor items and gardening tools. • Discover Indiana’s heritage at the Indiana Historical Society’s Basile History Market and peruse Hoosier collectibles such as note cards, magnets, jewelry and games. Plan to attend the annual Holiday Author Fair Dec. 7 for the bookworm on your list. • Don’t forget the baseball fan in the family. Stop by Victory Field and check out the supply of Indians memorabilia including hats, mugs and jerseys. Fountain Square Fountain Square mixes old and new with a creative flair. Where else can you go duckpin bowling, swing dancing, see local bands, attend gallery openings and have some of the best international food around, all within a few blocks? In Fountain Square, you’ll find


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presents that are anything but square. www.discoverfountainsquare.com • Known for its antique shops, specialty stores and art galleries, collectors will enjoy a stroll through Fountain Square’s Days Gone By Antiques and the Indianapolis Downtown Antique Mall. • Crafters and fashionistas will be thrilled with the selection at Mass Ave Knit Shop. • Indy’s largest selection of bluegrass instruments is at Arthur’s Music. • You won’t fail to find something among the vintage clothes, home decor, and local fine and wearable art at indySwank, Harloh’s or Flowers on the Square. • Shopping for a foodie? Make a Teutonic gift basket with a selection of wursts and specialty German groceries from Claus’ German Sausage and Meats. Or choose specialty foods and local honey wine and Indiana products from New Day Meadery. • You’ll find something for the kids at Hero House. The store carries popular comic books, novels and T-shirts. Indiana Avenue This diagonal gateway to Downtown Indianapolis encompasses the city’s most

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Wholesale District Welcome to the main shopping event. www.discoverwholesaledistrict.com

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• Circle Centre is anchored by Carson Pirie Scott and houses hundreds of shops and restaurants.

• Nurture has unique children’s gifts and modern baby clothing. • Shop for crafters on your list at Crimson Tate: Modern Quilter. • Visit Arts A Poppin’ for functional art, gifts and accessories. • Check out Three Dog Bakery and City Dogs Grocery for your furry best friends. • The Best Chocolate in Town, Mass Ave Wine Shoppe and Global Gifts all have items that are sure to please the foodie in your family. • Shop for the book lover and donate to a great cause at Indy Reads Books. • Stout’s has been selling high-quality footwear since 1886. • The Indianapolis City Market offers homegrown coffee beans, old-fashioned collectibles and much more. • Purchase one-of-a kind art from one of Mass Ave’s many galleries.

• The streets of this world-class shopping district are lined with specialty shops such as TJ Maxx and TeaPots n Treasures. • Windsor Jewelry Company, built in 1919, is known for its customized diamond and pearl creations. • During City Sidewalks on Georgia Street Dec. 13 – 14, more than 20 local artisans will display and sell holiday wares. • Treat your special someone to a day of relaxation at Evan Todd Spa and Salon and Tastings, A Wine Experience. • Grab your favorite soda pop and candy from Rocket Fizz on the Circle. • Stay at the Conrad Indianapolis Nov. 28 or 29 for $139. The package includes luxury accommodations, a glass of Processco at Tastings, A Wine Experience and a chair massage at Evan Todd Spa and Salon. (Promo code: FRI)

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Spanning two city blocks and four floors in the heart of Downtown Indianapolis, Circle Centre is home to more than 100 specialty shops, dining and entertainment venues. www.circlecentre.com

• Holiday shoppers have a variety of options, including European discount design store HandM, Coach, Swarovski Crystal, Talbots and Carson Pirie Scott. • Banana Republic, Colts Pro Shop, Eddie Bauer, Express, Lids and Johnston and Murphy cater to men’s tastes. • Browse Brookstone for hi-tech gadgets and Things Remembered for sentimental mementos. • Teens love anything from Hollister, Aeropostale, dELiA*s, For Love 21, Forever 21, Gap and Body Central. • Youngsters love The Children’s Place and GapKids. • Buy your significant other something special at one of several fine jewelry stores. • For those on your list who are particularly difficult to shop for, pick up a Simon Mall gift card at Simon Guest Services. • After a long day of shopping, Circle Centre has several full-service restaurants including Champps Americana and P.F. Chang’s China Bistro. • Catch a holiday flick at the United Artists Theatre on the top floor. For more information about Downtown or the holidays, call Indianapolis Downtown, Inc. at (317) 237-2222 or visit www.indydt.com.

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Circle of Lights® presented by the Contractors of Quality Connection and Electrical Workers of IBEW #481 The show begins at 6 p.m. and Santa takes the stage around 7:40 p.m. When: Friday, Nov. 29 Where: Monument Circle Details: www.indydt.com/COL.cfm or (317) 237-2222 Celebration Crossing Santa and Mrs. Claus will make their grand entrance in a helicopter to kick-off the annual Celebration Crossing. When: Friday, Nov. 29, 1 p.m. Where: Indiana State Museum Details: www.indianamuseum.org or (317) 232-1637 Start your engines Don’t miss the debut of Santa’s racing sleigh (a Dallara IndyCar). Afterward, visit with Santa, sing along with The Chorduroys, ice skate in your socks, climb the Ice Castle and earn your elf ears. When: Friday, Nov. 29, 9:15 a.m., Where: The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis Info: www.childrensmuseum.org or (317) 334-3322 Christmas at the Zoo presented by Donatos and Teachers Credit Union More than one million lights transform the zoo into a magical wonderland as Santa and Mrs. Claus decorate cookies, take photos and listen to Christmas wishes. When: Nov. 29 – Dec. 23 and Dec. 26 – 30, 5 – 9 p.m. Where: Indianapolis Zoo Details: www.indianapoliszoo.com or (317) 630-2001 Santa’s Holiday Breakfast presented by Macy’s Bring your appetite to the L.S. Ayres Tea Room and Canal Cafe for breakfast with Santa or a brunch Sunday, Dec. 15. When: Nov. 30, Dec. 1, 7, 8, 21 and 22 Where: Indiana State Museum Details: www.indianamuseum.org or (317) 232-1637

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Tea with Santa You’re invited to have holiday tea with Santa Claus. Reservations are requested for large groups. When: Noon, Saturdays in December Where: Indianapolis Propylaeum Details: www.thepropylaeum.org or (317) 638-7881 Duke Energy Yuletide Celebration This holiday tradition features Sandi Patty, Jack Everly, The von Trapp Family Singers and, of course, tap dancing Santas. When: Dec. 6 – 23 Where: Hilbert Circle Theatre Details: www.indianapolissymphony.org or (317) 639-4300 Sankt Nikolaus Fest Kids of all ages will enjoy this intergenerational celebration. Construct gingerbread houses, shop at the Christkindl Market and witness the Christmas tree candle lighting. When: Sunday, Dec. 8 Where: The Athenaeum Details: www.athenaeum foundation.org/theatrebuildingevents/st-nikolaus-fest or (317) 655-2755 City Sidewalks presented by BMO Harris Bank Santa will be outside the Omni Severin Hotel on Georgia Street so bring your lists and get ready for a fun holiday weekend.

When: Dec. 13 – 14 Where: Georgia Street Details: www.indydt.com or (317) 237-2222 Santa Hustle 5K Run/Walk Participants will receive a free Santa hat, beard and shirt to wear during the event. Everyone is encouraged to bring new, unopened toys for on-site donation to Toys for Tots. When: Sunday, Dec. 15, 9 a.m. Where: White River State Park Details: www.santahustleindianapolis.com Rowdie Claus Meet Rowdie Claus, create arts and crafts and enjoy hot chocolate and snacks. The event is free, but donations of canned food for Wheeler Mission Ministries are appreciated. When: Saturday, Dec. 14, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Where: Victory Field suite lounge Details: www.indyindians.com Santa’s Mailbox on the Circle Drop off your letter and Santa Claus will answer faster than Rudolph can fly. (Be sure to include a return address.) When: Letters can be sent now through Thursday, Dec. 12. Where: Santa’s mailbox is on the east side of Monument Circle, facing Market Street.


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City Sidewalks presented by BMO Harris Bank offers fun, free Downtown holiday experiences speakers up and down the boardwalk. Residents of Georgia Street’s east block will have a window-decorating contest that will add to the festive atmosphere. Free ice skating will be available at the Pan Am Pavilion Saturday, Dec. 14. Bring your skates or rent them on-site. Enjoy local and seasonal treats such as roasted nuts, popcorn and selections from your favorite Georgia Street restaurants. Mulled cider, hot chocolate and traditional holiday spiced wine will be available at St. John Catholic Church. You also can tour the church, view a live outdoor nativity scene and decorate cookies with your kids. Numerous local artisans will sell holiday wares such as jewelry, candy, gourmet popcorn, paper art, hot sauces and wine. Be sure to bring your list and visit Santa outside the Omni Severin Downtown Hotel. Local choirs and singers including the Indianapolis Opera will perform throughout the weekend. Georgia Street is Downtown Indianapolis’ newest and coolest gathering place. Restaurants including Hooters, Harry and Izzy’s, Tilted Kilt, Howl at the Moon, The Pub Indianapolis, The Old Spaghetti Factory and Kilroy’s Bar and Grill will be open and offering great deals. For more information, visit www.indydt.com/ citysidewalks.cfm. ✶

Enjoy a new holiday tradition in Downtown Indianapolis as Georgia Street comes to life for City Sidewalks presented by BMO Harris Bank. For two days, the street will be transformed into a winter wonderland complete with Santa, holiday shopping, ice skating, holiday performances, a live nativity, kids’ activities and fresh-cut Christmas trees for sale. City Sidewalks takes place Friday, Dec. 13 from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 14 from noon to 9 p.m. Holiday wreaths and lights will adorn the street as holiday music from B105.7 plays from newly installed Klipsch Audio

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Giving thanks, giving back By Julie Young For Custom Publications

Charitable giving traditionally reaches its peak during the holidays.

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Hungry bodies make it difficult for hungry minds to learn. And sometimes, a healthy option is hard to find. Help us grow strong kids and create bright futures with a donation to Season for Sharing. We’ll donate 50 cents for every dollar of your giB. 100% goes to support programs that fill their tummies, their minds and their spirits.

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While a cynic might point to the tax deductions of such donations, that incentive is minor compared with the emotional rewards Hoosiers receive when they give back to their community. Central Indiana nonprofits rely on the time and talent of volunteers and donors all year long, but especially at year end. Every organization on a mission to care for the homeless, champion local artists or support groundbreaking scientific research welcomes donations from small to large.

Mindful giving With so many organizations in need, you may be challenged to decide where to direct your discretionary funds. Myrta Pulliam, director of special projects for Star Media, said many people support the causes they connect with, while others put their money where they believe it will do the most good. Anyone can use Pulliam the Make a Difference Day website, www.makeadifferenceday.com, to find a community organization to match their talents and interests. “If one wants to feed the hungry or clothe the needy, he or she may connect with Wheeler Mission, Gleaners Food Bank, Second Helpings, Goodwill or the Salvation Army, who will be grateful for donations of money and manpower,” Pulliam said. To support several agencies at once, check into the Season for Sharing fund. This annual campaign raises money specifically to improve education in Indiana by supporting quality child care, preschool programs, good nutrition and adult literacy programs. Season for Sharing’s focus on education aligns with the “Our Children, Our City” campaign begun by The Indianapolis Star in 2010, Pulliam said. “Every dime raised goes back into the

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community through grants to organizations such as College Mentors for Kids, Day Nursery, The Julian Center and more,” she noted. “Season for Sharing has done due diligence to ensure that all money is being channeled to proven entities. All donations are matched through the Gannett Foundation and the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, which means every dollar is worth more.”

Give back, have fun During this festive time of year, some organizations stage special events to raise both money and awareness. On Nov. 30, for example, local police officers and firefighters will take part in 911 Slugfest (www.911slugfest.com) to raise money for Make-A-Wish Foundation. On Dec. 5, Indianapolis Downtown, Inc., is hosting an “It’s a Wonderful Life” benefit. This family-friendly event raises money for downtown beautification, said Jennifer Hanson, senior director of communications for Indianapolis Downtown, Inc. Anyone who grew up watching the Frank Capra classic on TV will enjoy seeing it on IMAX’s big screen. The silent auction preceding the movie is an opportunity to grab great deals at downtown restaurants, hotels and attractions. “For $6, you’re helping downtown Indy remain clean, green and vibrant,” Hanson said.

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Perennial options include purchasing Christmas cards made by Riley Hospital for Children patients, supporting Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign or contributing in memory of a loved one. “During the holiday season, people take the opportunity to count their blessings and serve those who are less fortunate,” said Tim Harms, Harms communications director for the American Heart Association’s Midwest affiliate. “There are a lot of ways to help and a lot of organizations that are working hard to improve the quality of people’s lives every day through educational campaigns and cutting-edge research and to raise awareness of issues that affect us all. “The money donated during the holidays will do so much throughout the coming month and into 2014.” ✶

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