Indiana Historical Society Festival of Trees


Experience the joy of the holiday season at the History Center! Ninety-two elaborate trees – a dozen more than last year – are packed into our grand building, creating a winter wonderland to delight people of all ages. We’ve had upside-down trees, trees made from unconventional materials like balloons, tires and books, and this year, our tree sponsors are going all out. You can vote for your favorites, but it will be a tough decision. This year, we’re decking out our 30-foot showstopper as a tribute to nature in Indiana.

The History Center is a Salvation Army Angel Tree location.

Daily Activities:

Elf on a Shelf:

Where is Hoosier Buddy, the History Center’s Elf on the Shelf, today? Check our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages for a clue. Tell our Welcome Center staff you found him for a prize.

Where’s the Weihnachtsgurke?

See if you can spot the 10 pickle ornaments we have hiding in different trees all over the building.

Holiday Sing-Along:

Jump into the holiday spirit in the Cole Porter Room and sing along with traditional carols.

Stardust Terrace Cafe Operated by Hoaglin Catering at 10 a.m to 3 p.m.

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