Nov. 23, 2012
/PRNewswire/ -- Vroom vroom! Black Friday became Fast Friday in the Racing Capital of the World
November 23, 2012
as Santa traded in his sleigh for a slick new
. It was all part of the plan to whisk Mr. Claus to
The Children's Museum of Indianapolis
in record time before the holidays.
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It started with a pre-dawn Pit Stop at the
Dallara IndyCar Factory
. There, elves helped Kris Kringle check his list twice (as well as the tires). Race car driver
(Guinness World record holder for closest race car finish ever) took the wheel as Santa climbed in back of the two-seater. Then it was pedal to the metal to race to The Children's Museum of
to open up
Jolly Days Winter Wonderland
– a special holiday exhibit.
Instead of reindeer, Santa was led into town by a pack of 2012 Honda Civic Si Coupe Safety Cars and a police escort. His speedy driver pulled up to the museum at
And so the excitement of Santa's Big Arrival and
revved up the crowd at The Children's Museum. Santa's big adventure continued with a traditional dash down the giant Yule Slide.
HO HO HO
– what a way to go," said the jolly old soul with a twinkle in his eye. "I hope to see lots of good little girls and boys at The Children's Museum of
this year. It is an extraordinary place for families to create traditions and memories and my favorite place for the old to be young again."
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and on the home page after
Santa and his elves will join Jingles the Jolly Bear through
January 6, 2013
Jolly Days Winter Wonderland.
There, visitors enjoy skating in socks on an indoor "pond," climbing and sliding on the Snow Castle, "ice" fishing, and pretend-baking holiday goodies in the Tradition Kitchen with Mrs. Claus. Other holiday treats include
Season of Light
! - a special journey through the winter holidays in Space Quest Planetarium to discover many cultural celebrations and the interactive musical
The Magic Snowman.
While at the museum, families are invited to check out
Hot Wheels For Real!™
and explore discoveries and other cultures in
National Geographic Treasures of the Earth
as well as
Take Me There Egypt
There is a special bargain for families on
with free admission while the museum is open for holiday hours from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. It is the perfect time for the little ones to get in their last minute requests and pictures with Santa himself.
is presented by Fifth Third Bank and supported by Barnes & Thornburg LLP and Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St.Vincent.
The Children's Museum of
is a nonprofit institution committed to creating extraordinary family learning experiences across the arts, sciences, and humanities that have the power to transform the lives of children and families. For more information about The Children's Museum, visit
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The Dallara IndyCar Factory is an interactive facility where the public can learn how IndyCars are designed and built! Everyone can have the opportunity to see and take photos with IndyCar show Cars, and even take a ride around town in a street legal two-seater IndyCar! For more information about the Dallara IndyCar Factory, visit
Santa arrives at The Childrens Museum of Indianapolis in record time!
Santa arrives at the world's largest children's museum in a race car
SOURCE The Children's Museum of