WinterFaire – a brand-new magical indoor winter wonderland is coming to the world’s largest children’s museum in Indianapolis.

It is sure to become a new tradition for all this season. Visitors can expect to see a festive, carnival-like atmosphere complete with fun games, hands-on activities, adorable animal characters, special visits with Santa and of course the iconic 47-foot-long  WinterSlide.

Once inside the enchanting new winter forest, museumgoers will meet five adorable animal characters. At the entrance, a fluffy red fox named Ember will welcome families with a smile. In the center of the space, visitors will find Indigo, a mystical and knowledgeable chameleon perched on a magical fountain. When children and their grown-ups work together to touch symbols on the fountain, its frozen plumes will change colors – touching all 6 at the same time will make Indigo’s body light up too. Energetic and carefree, a harbor seal named Flip will get kids of all ages excited to play a variety of games. The brave and adventurous ice phoenix, Storm, greets visitors at the ice cave where children will discover activities designed around building, jumping, climbing, and balancing. Last, but not least, meet Gerty, a sweet and creative beaver who presides over the Artisans Corner. Not only will visitors find objects made from a variety of materials from around the world on display, but they will have the opportunity to grab an apron and create a bright, colorful design or play shopkeeper in the store. During select times, programs are offered in Gerty’s Workshop and families can begin a new tradition by designing a lantern to use during a WinterFaire-y Tale. Then, they can take the magical memento home! WinterFaire will be open November 18, 2023 – February 11, 2024. And, the WinterSlide opens November 18, 2023, and closes January 7, 2024