When I came to tour Butler University back in high school, I was instantly charmed by downtown Indianapolis. Its beautiful downtown circle with imposing monument makes it stand apart from other major downtowns. The architecture and buildings are lovely and in recent years the city has revitalized the downtown area with Circle Center Mall, live/work projects, amazing restaurants and hip districts like Mass Ave, Georgia Street and Fountain Square.
One of my favorite traditions in Indy that is near and dear to my heart is the Circle of Lights, where the city drapes holiday lights from the top of the monument down to Monument Circle to create the effect of a Christmas tree. What a clever idea now in its 52nd year and worth a trip downtown every year to take a peek.
The lights will be lit this year on Nov. 28 at 6 p.m. with live music from Josh Kaufman and other holiday entertainment and will stay lit through early January. Don’t forget to bring a letter for Santa to deposit in Santa’s mailbox, which stands on the Circle every year. After the lights are lit, hike on over to Georgia Street to take a free “Selfie with Santa” from 8-10 p.m. Super cool!
Enjoy Christmas in Indy!
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