Wednesday, November 16

Indianapolis Holiday Shows and Events List 2011

Each holiday season brings questions about which programs and events are best to attend. This year I am taking the initiative and giving a list of some of the wonderful performances and events available in the Indianapolis-metro area that I recommend. Some I have reviewed in the past, others I just have a good feeling about based on past events and programs at the venue. These are the tops in town.

Please let me know any you have enjoyed in the past and your thoughts on these after you attend this year. Also, I would enjoy hearing about any you are aware of that not mentioned in this list.

Click on the contact links to visit the website for tickets, show times, and information.
Happy holidays!

What: There's no Business like Snowbizness-Christine Pedi
Who: The Cabaret at The Columbia Club
When: Dec. 15, 16, 17
Where: 121 Monument Circle, Indianapolis
Contact: TheCabaret.org

What: Yuletide Celebration
Who: Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
When: Dec. 2 - 23
Where: The Hilbert Circle Theatre, 45 Monument Circle, Indianapolis

What: A Christmas Carol
Who: Indiana Repertory Theatre
When: Nov. 25 - Dec. 24
Where: 140 W. Washington St., Indianapolis
Contact: IRTLive.com

What: A Beef and Boards Christmas
Who: Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre
When: Nov. 25 - Dec. 23
Where: 9301 N. Michigan Rd., Indianapolis

What: A Very Phoenix Xmas 6: Our Goose is Cooked
Who: The Phoenix Theatre
When: Dec. 1 - Dec. 23
Where: 749 N. Park Ave., Indianapolis

What: The Nutcracker
Who: Indiana Ballet Conservatory
When: Dec. 16 - 18
Where: Toby Theatre, Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis

What: 15th annual Dickens of a Christmas
Who: Greater Lafayette Commerce
When: Dec. 3 - 4
Where: Lafayette and West Lafayette city streets and businesses

What: The Year of Frog and Toad
Who: Actors Theatre of Indiana
When: Dec. 16 - 18
Where: Pike Performing Arts Center, 6701 Zionsville Rd., Indianapolis

What: The Nutcracker
Who: Indianapolis School of Ballet
When: Dec. 16 - 18
Where: Scottish Rite Cathedral, 650 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis
Contact: IndyBallet.org

What: Christmas at the Lilly House
Who: Indianapolis Museum of Art
When: Nov. 12 – Dec. 31
Where: Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis
Contact: imamuseum.org

What: Jolly Days Winter Wonderland
Who: The Children’s Museum
When: Nov. 25 – Jan. 8
Where: 3000 Michigan Rd., Indianapolis
What: Conservatory Crossing
Who: Garfield Park Conservatory
When: Nov. 25 - Jan. 8
Where: 2505 Conservatory Dr., Indianapolis

What: Christmas at the Zoo
Who: Indianapolis Zoo
When: Nov. 19 – Dec. 31
Where: 1200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis
Contact: IndyZoo.com

What: Victorian Holiday Teas
Who: Indiana Landmarks
When: Dec. 3, 10, 17
Where: Morris-Butler House, 1204 N. Park Ave., Indianapolis

What: Boogie Woogie Holidays
Who: BobDirex
When: Dec. 2 - 17
Where: The Athenaeum, 401 E. Michigan St., Indianapolis
Contact: BobDirex.com


What: Celebration Crossing
Who: Indiana State Museum
When: Nov. 25 - Dec. 31
Where: Indiana State Museum, 650 W. Washington St., Indianapolis
Elizabeth J. Musgrave is a syndicated columnist, travel writer, performing arts and restaurant critic. Catch her as Indy’s Entertainment Adviser on 93 WIBC, and follow her on Twitter @GottaGo and Facebook. Gotta Go is published in M magazine and the following newspapers: South Sider Voice, Indiana Weekender, New Palestine Reporter, Pendleton Times Reporter and Fortville-McCordsville Reporter.

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