Experience the magic of the holidays

Hop on the Snowfall Express to journey through the forest populated by animals celebrating the coming winter and first snowfall. Late autumn and winter scenes come alive with charming, whimsical characters, movement and music. After your magical train ride, you’ll enjoy more annual favorites including visits with Santa, activities in Santa’s Front Yard, the 92 County Tree, Santa’s Holiday Breakfast, Winter Wonderland Workshops and more. Entry to Celebration Crossing is included in the price of museum admission.

Check back on October 12, 2022 for a full list of events and open registration.

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DINE WITH SANTA IN THE GREAT HALL

Nov. 27 and Dec. 3, 4, 11 and 17, 9 to 9:45 a.m.
$35/adult (ages 13+), $25/youth (ages 3-12), free for children ages 2 and younger; 25% discount for members

Members can register ahead of non-members starting now through Friday, Sept. 16. Registration will open to the public at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17.

Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast among the holiday splendor in the spacious Great Hall. Relax with family and friends while listening to holiday music throughout your meal, plus children will receive a special holiday gift from Santa’s helpers! View our Santa Schedule to see which Santa will be attending each breakfast here.

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JOIN SANTA IN THE L.S. AYRES TEA ROOM™

Nov. 26, Dec. 10 and Dec. 18, 8:30 to 9:15 a.m., 9 to 9:45 a.m. or 9:30 to 10:15 a.m.
$40/adult (ages 13+), $30/youth (ages 3-12), free for children ages 2 and younger, 25% discount for members

Members can register ahead of non-members starting now through Friday, Sept. 16. Registration will open to the public at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17.

Experience an elegant buffet breakfast full of holiday nostalgia in the L.S. Ayres Tea Room. Enjoy live holiday music and décor, plus children will receive a special holiday gift from Santa’s helpers and may choose a surprise from the toy chest! View our Santa Schedule to see which Santa will be attending each breakfast here.

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THE POPULAR MEMBERS-ONLY EVENT IS BACK

Dec. 8, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
$30/member (ages 13+), $16/youth (ages 3-12), free for children ages 2 and younger

Join Santa, Mrs. Claus and friends during this festive and family-friendly holiday buffet. Visit with Santa, play in Santa’s Front Yard and enjoy a ride on the Snowfall Express to see and hear the sights and sounds of a winter wonderland. The first 100 families to register receive a free keepsake photo with Santa. Space is limited. Registration required by Dec. 4. View our Santa Schedule to see which Santa will be attending this event here.

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GET COZY

Dec. 13, 6 to 8 p.m.
For ages 6 and younger
$12/person (ages 2+), 25% discount for members, $5/Access Pass members, free for children younger than age 2

Members can register ahead of non-members starting now through Friday, Sept. 16. Registration will open to the public at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17.

Explore Celebration Crossing during a night full of fun just for the little ones at the Indiana State Museum. Take a ride on our Snowfall Express and see woodland animals preparing for wintertime. Plus, get a special photo moment and one free printed photo with Santa – all while dressed in your PJs during this evening filled with wonder. There will be plenty of hands-on holiday activities too! Santa Josiah and Mrs. Claus will be here for the Snowflake Pajama Party.

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  • Family waving to Santa on the front lawn
  • Smiling woman in Celebration Crossing Snowfall Express Train
  • Guests dining at L.S. Ayres Tea Room
  • Snowfall Express Train
  • Santa standing in front of visitors in the Great Hall at the Indiana State Museum
  • Smiling family standing in front of Christmas tree with lights and colorful ornaments
  • Child playing with toy marshmallow on a stick and a toy campfire
  • Young girl putting letter to Santa in red mailbox
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