Holiday Author Fair/Festival of Trees

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Saturday December 2

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10:00 AM  –  5:00 PM

Festival of Trees is presented by The Salvation Army of Central Indiana with support from The Mothershead Foundation, OneAmerica, Printing Partners and MacAllister Machinery, Inc.

Holiday Author Fair

Festival of Trees will be open from 10am to 5pm.
Holiday Author Fair will be open from 12pm to 4pm.

In addition to visiting the Festival of Trees holiday exhibit, mix and mingle with more than 60 authors covering topics from sports and biographies to youth historical fiction and politics - and of course, a lot of Indiana History.

Educator Lounge @ Author Fair 

Saturday, December 2 / 12pm to 4pm / 4th Floor / Included with admission. 

All educators are invited to stop by and relax in the teacher’s lounge on the 4th floor while visiting the Author Fair.  Inside the lounge you will have access to resources for your classroom and the opportunity to speak with museum educators about incorporating primary sources, museum resources, IHS press books, and more into your classroom.   

Educators will also have the opportunity to Build-Your-Own Swag Bag to be filled with treats for you and your classroom.  Fill your bag with goodies from snacks and soda to books and fidgets!  Materials available on a first come first serve basis

Advance Admission Tickets are available, but not required at this time.

Don't forget to pre-order your 2023 limited edition Festival of Trees Ornament - CLICK HERE to view this year's design.

Adult: $15 | Senior (60 and over): $14 | Youth (5-17): $5 | Children under 5: Free
IHS Member: Free (active account and sign-in required)
Access Pass Members: $2 (ID REQUIRED) upon entry

*When you purchase admission online, you save $2 per adult or senior ticket.
*Any coupons or promo code discounts will be applied to the general admission ticket prices listed above.
Discounted tickets for Educators, First Responders/Healthcare Workers, Military (active, retired and veteran), ICAA, Time Traveler Network and Local History Partner Plus can be reserved at the door and require ID for entry.

  • Tickets are valid on selected day only.
  • Tickets include access to all History Center exhibits.
  • Tickets are single-use only (one ticket may not be used for multiple visits).
  • If purchasing as a gift, confirmation and printable tickets can be shared with gift recipient.
  • An email address is required for completion of online ticket purchase.
  • No additional coupons can be applied to previously purchased tickets.
  • No refunds will be issued for unused tickets.


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IHS MEMBERS: Once you are signed in and select the IHS Member ticket option, your member discount will be automatically applied on the next page

NOTE: When you purchase admission online, you save $2 per adult or senior ticket. Any coupons or promo code discounts will be applied to the general admission ticket prices listed above.