Downtown Indianapolis Winter Festivals and Events

Downtown Indianapolis is a great place to be in the winter, and living at River West Flats puts you close to all the action. Here are just a few of the festivals and events you can look forward to in Indianapolis this season. 

Indy Winter Farmer’s Market

The winter market now takes place at The AMP Marketplace located in the 16 Tech Innovation District, just a 1.4-mile walk from River West Flats along the White River Trail. The market runs every Saturday through the end of April from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. While you’re there you can grab a drink from Tinker Coffee, Boba & Everything, or a treat from Circle City Sweets or the PB&J Factory.

Snow Globe Workshop 

The Eiteljorg Museum just 2.5 miles from River West Flats is hosting this fun holiday snow globe workshop on December 10th at 1 p.m. You can see the Jingle Rails and Snow Days exhibits while you’re there! 

Bottleworks Holiday Market

If you want to stroll Carrollton Avenue in the Bottleworks District and get in a little last-minute holiday shopping, check out this unique holiday pop-up shop with more than 20 local vendors, plus snacks from The Garage Food Hall, Modita, and The Fountain Room. It’s happening at 850 Massachusetts Ave., December 19th from 5 to 9 p.m.

Good Cheers and Ugly Sweaters

Put on your ugliest holiday regalia and bring a few friends to this event hosted by the Indiana Historical Society. Enter to win the best - or ugliest! - holiday attire and stroll through the outdoor Festival of Trees. Ticket includes tastings, a souvenir glass, hearty appetizers, and chances to win prizes throughout the evening. It’s taking place Friday, December 16th from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Get your tickets for the progressive rock phenomenon performance, The Ghosts of Christmas Eve, at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on December 11th. You have a choice of a 3 p.m. matinee or an evening performance at 7:30 p.m.

Manheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis

Up for a little more music? If you’re into neoclassical new-age music, you won’t want to miss this one! Manheim Steamroller takes on all the Christmas classics at Clowes Memorial Hall Thursday, December 22nd at 4 p.m.

Yuletide Celebration Hilbert Circle Theater

It’s billed as the best holiday party in Indianapolis and you have plenty of opportunities to experience it from now until December 23rd at the Hilbert Circle Theater. This event, hosted by Emmy-winning performer Frankie Moreno features a variety of musical and dance performances. Get your tickets at

Family New Year’s Eve 

For those who stay up until midnight, this beloved all-ages event at the Indiana State Museum rings in the new year at 8 p.m. Enjoy music and dancing, a ride on the Snowfall Express, activity stations in the gallery, as well as access to all three levels of the museum. 

Devour Indy Winterfest 

You have multiple days and 100 restaurant options across the city to choose from for this year’s Devour Indy Winterfest. Support and celebrate local restaurants and enjoy specially priced, featured menu items at each of the participating locations. The event kicks off on January 23rd and runs through February 5th, and restaurants will be announced soon! 

Frigid Digits Winter Beer Fest 

Centerpoint Brewing hosts the 6th Annual Frigid Digits Winter Beer Fest on February 18th from 1 to 5 p.m. in their unique, partially-covered outdoor lot on Brookside Avenue. Enjoy unlimited samples from more than 25 Indiana craft breweries and distilleries (plus kombucha and cider!), music, games, and local food trucks. 

If these winter events have you longing for a downtown Indy address of your own this season, take a look at River West Flats– White River apartments near downtown locations such as the Hilbert Circle Theater, the Indiana State Museum, and the AMP Marketplace in the 16 Tech Innovation District. River West Flats provide comfortable amenities, updated units, and a friendly and energetic community. Call 463-220-0295 for a tour today. 

Share on
Dec 11

Ready to Take a Tour?

Contact Us


 Contact our office for details.