New Year's Celebrations: Indianapolis Indy 500 Car Drop and More Festivities

Our celebration of New Year’s continue's by sharing traditions from around the globe. And, right here in Indiana we ring in the New Year on Georgia Street with family and friends!
In the spirit of racing, Indianapolis invites race fans from around the world to join them on Georgia Street for a countdown to the New Year with a unique twist; Indy 500 Car Drop.
Before the countdown to midnight you’ll have plenty of activities to enjoy at the interactive sports zone in Entry Pavilion at Bankers Life Fieldhouse with the Pacers, Fever, Colts, Indians, Fever, Indy Eleven and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. As for music, there are plenty of parties where you can hit the dance floor or just enjoy great music and welcome in the New Year.
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis host popular New Year's events. This is a chance to end the year with a bang with a family-friendly, alcohol-free celebration in the Governor Frank and Judy O'Bannon Great Hall.  There will be face painting, stilt walkers, clowns and music throughout the evening. A balloon drop takes place at 8 p.m. which is ideal for letting the little ones to celebrate the New Year in style. 
Everyone can celebrate the New Year at parties to join in and around Downtown Indy. These are among some of the festivities to enjoy:
  • The Family New Year’s Eve, Indiana State Museum
  • New Year’s Eve at the Indianapolis Museum of Art
  • New Year’s Eve at the Slippery Noodle Inn
What is your favorite way to ring in the New Year?

Plan Your New Year's Activities:

These are just a sample of the exciting festivities to enjoy. There are many attractions, sites, and tasty treats at local restaurants to enjoy on your visit to Indy so visit the Indianapolis Convention and Visitor's Bureau website to plan your trip.

Also visit Indianapolis Downtown Inc. at for more events and news for your trip.

Photo Credits: Visit Indy