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The Alexander Staff Favorites

Located within minutes of countless museums, festivals, sporting events and experiences, it’s hard to decide what to do next! Discover our staff’s favorite attractions for a curated experience in Indianapolis.

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    Hurry to the Heartland International Film Festival

    The Heartland Film Festival is Indianapolis’ oldest and largest film festival celebrates 27 years of film and fun, this October. Cinephiles delight! This annual film festival will leave you with a full heart and experiences of some of the best films out there right now.

    Founded by Heartland Film, a nonprofit arts organization, this 10-day film festival brings filmmakers and artist from all over the world to Indianapolis. Each year brings the promise of tons of latest and greatest animations, comedies, shorts, feature films and more. Several of the festivals past films have gone on to win or be nominated for Oscars.

    This year films will be screened at AMC Castleton Square 14, AMC Showplace Traders Point 12, and Newfields. The Heartland Film Festival will run from Oct. 11 - 21, 2018.

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    Kick-off the Holiday Season in Style

    Visiting Indianapolis during the Thanksgiving holiday? Be sure to catch the Circle of Light ceremony! Join over 100,000 people in this popular tradition as the Soldiers and Sailors Monument is lit, what some refer to as a “tree,” in Monument Circle, the heart of downtown Indianapolis. Join in the excitement of the holiday season as a local child helps the Mayor “flip the switch” to light up the more than 4,000 colored lights decorating the monument. The “tree” is surrounded by larger-than-life toy soldiers and peppermint sticks.

    Watch live performances by local talent, as each act is either a local celebrity or a local who auditioned to perform. A true taste of Hoosier Hospitality, don’t miss out on treats, a local tradition, music and the stage with Santa’s Workshop. When you visit the city for the Circle of Light ceremony, check out our specials for a great rate.