Santa Kicks Off the Holiday Season at the Indy Airport
Today’s Holly Jolly Jetway event kicks off the holiday season
INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 30, 2019) – The Indianapolis International Airport (IND) kicked off the holiday season today as Old Saint Nick made his first practice run of the year direct out of Indy. After dashing across the tarmac, the jolly old elf made his way into the terminal to greet more than 1,000 children and families in Civic Plaza as part of the airport’s Holly Jolly Jetway holiday event.
The afternoon was filled with good cheer, as attendees of the sold out event had their photos taken with Santa, decorated cookies and created ornaments, among other free, festive activities.
“It’s the season of peace and good will, a time when families and communities come together to celebrate our connection to each other, and to something bigger than ourselves,” said Indianapolis Airport Authority Executive Director Mario Rodriguez. “The Holly Jolly Jetway event is a great part of that tradition, and always a special one here at the Indy airport.”
Throughout the holiday season, passengers will be able to enjoy the decorations throughout the terminal or snap a photo next to the –NDY sign – with the holiday tree providing a festive backdrop – as travelers take off for their holiday travels. In addition to the Holly Jolly Jetway event, the following events will take place at the Indy airport during the holiday season.
On Dec. 7, the fourteenth annual American Airlines Snowball Express will depart from the Indy airport, providing an all-expense-paid holiday trip to Orlando, Florida for children who have lost a parent while serving in the U.S. military since Sept. 11, 2001.
Holiday Music Showcase
Starting Friday, Dec. 13 and running through Tuesday, Dec. 24 various musical performances will take place in Civic Plaza for this year’s holiday showcase. Local musicians and area schools will share their talents and play holiday tunes for Hoosiers this holiday season. Additionally, the winners of the Young Hoosier State Piano Competition will play on the Holiday Showcase Stage in Civic Plaza on Friday, Dec. 6.
Delta Air Lines Blood Drive
In partnership with Delta Air Lines and the American Red Cross, IND is hosting a blood drive event on Tuesday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The blood drive will take place in baggage claim. To give back during the holiday season and schedule an appointment, please visit http://www.redcrossblood.org/ and enter sponsor code DeltaIND.