If you’ve lived in Indianapolis long enough you know that we experience sunny, hot summers and often cold, snowy winters. It remains unclear whether the Circle City will be blanketed in snow and ice this winter, but one thing we know is that the cold isn’t enough to keep us indoors all winter! Whether inside or out, Indianapolis has plenty to keep M/I homeowners busy this winter! Here you’ll find the details on some of our favorite wintertime events and activities.
1. Christmas at the Zoo: This event will become a yearly tradition once you see how fantastic it is! Rather than heading to the Indianapolis Zoo during the afternoon, wait until the sun starts to go down. The zoo is adorned with thousands of twinkling lights making it look like a wintery, holiday wonderland! Sure, some of the animals will be tucked away sleeping if you go when it’s super late or snowing, but the zoo itself becomes an attraction your whole family will enjoy.
2. Ice Skating: Lace up the skates and enjoy this traditional winter favorite! There are several places that feature ice skating in and around Indianapolis. Check out the Carmel Ice Skadium or the Indiana/World Skating Academy at Pan Am Plaza downtown.
3. Cold Night, Hot Chocolate: This is something you can do in the comfort of your M/I Home or out on the town. There are several places in central Indiana that serve up this delicious winter treat. A Starbucks can be found just about anywhere, but for a really special treat, try a delicious hot cup of chocolate from the South Bend Chocolate Company’s Chocolate Café on Monument Circle.
4. Indy Winter Farmer’s Market: Because utilizing your M/I Homes kitchen is not a seasonal activity, you’ll love the city’s winter farmer’s market! Taking place every Saturday at 9 a.m. at the City Market, this farmer’s market features fresh produce and artisan food products that will have you happy to stay home and cook this winter.
5. Museum Tour: Indianapolis has some fantastic museums and on a cold day, what better to do than stay indoors and get your history on? Whether it’s the Eiteljorg, Indianapolis Museum of Art or the Children’s Museum, there are multiple opportunities for families, couples and individuals to get out there and explore!
We hope every M/I homeowner will enjoy all that Indianapolis and surrounding areas have to offer this cold, winter season!
Tell us, is there anything we missed? Sound off in the comments section with your favorite winter activity.