INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- 'Twas the day
after Thanksgiving when all through the land, racecar drivers and
elves scrambled to be with the big man. Dressed in warm red with a
white furry collar, Santa and Jolly Days characters could all be
heard hollerin', "On reindeer, on elves, on PattyCakes, on Jingles.
It's time to celebrate the holidays with masks and Kris
Santa invited two of his favorite chauffeurs to race him around.
Tony 'TK' Kanaan, winner of the 2013 Indianapolis 500 and the 2004
IndyCar Series champion and Ed
Carpenter, driver and owner of the #20 Ed Carpenter Racing
Indy car, drove Indy-style pedal cars down the ramp that wraps
around the world's largest Dale
Chihuly glass sculpture, Fireworks of Glass. It was all part
of a new Holiday Parade complete with elves, Rex the mascot and the
museum's Jolly Days characters (Patty Cakes, Andy the Zookeeper,
Zazzles the Elf, Mrs. Claus, Gucci the Fashion Elf and Ebeneezer
Families are invited to pose for photos in front of the sleigh
in Jolly Days Winter Wonderland. The Jolly Old Elf will sit in it
at a safe distance, providing a picture perfect backdrop for
Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
Santa Claus will greet children at the world's largest
children's museum through December 24,
2020. While he'd love to visit in person with good little
girls and boys, Santa understands that some children will not be
able to visit in person so he is also going high-tech. He will meet
virtually with families one-on-one this season.
His sleigh will be parked for the next few weeks at Jolly Days
Winter Wonderland. The exhibit remains open through January 3, 2021.
Make it snow inside a giant snow globe. Sock skate on the ice
pond. Explore the ice castle. Watch popular
holiday movie clips above the fireplace. Turn on the candles of a
menorah. Search for holiday decorations in an exquisite miniature
house. The 47-foot-long Yule Slide is adorned with Steif collection
animals for another photo opportunity. And enjoy The Santa Clues:
Ever wonder "Who exactly is Santa anyway?" The Bureau of Oddities,
would like to know too! Join special agents Drake and Fletcher as
they delve into the mystique surrounding the guy dressed in red.
The secret of his true identity is hidden somewhere in old legends;
but be prepared, because the answer might not be what you expect!
This live production features socially distanced seating.
Kick off the new year with special activities, music from
Grammy-nominated musician Zak Morgan
and countdowns to 2021 at noon and 2
p.m., which allows families to experience the excitement of
a countdown during kid-friendly times.
Jolly Days Winter Wonderland is Presented by OneAmerica and
Supported by Donatos and Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance. Countdown
to Noon is Supported by Donatos
Pizza and Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance. The Children's
Museum of Indianapolis is proud to
partner with Riley Children's at Indiana
University Health, Old National Bank and Ice Miller LLP.
Kimberly Harms, The Children's
Museum, 317-809-5203, firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis