New Year's Eve Celebration Returns to Indy

Posted: Updated:
The celebration will be held on Georgia Street in downtown Indianapolis. The celebration will be held on Georgia Street in downtown Indianapolis.
INDIANAPOLIS -

An IndyCar will drop again on New Year’s Eve at midnight in downtown Indianapolis. Downtown Indy and the Indiana Union Construction Industry have announced plans to host the second annual New Year’s Eve community celebration.

This year’s event will feature food and drink, fireworks and live entertainment including DJ Kap Slap. Instead of having a ball drop, Downtown Indy will once again have an IndyCar descend during the countdown to 2016.

“This event is ideal for Downtown and especially Georgia Street. The addition of this large scale New Year’s Eve event last year spelled great success for Downtown bars, restaurants and hotels. In fact, Visit Indy reported a 24.1 percent increase in hotel revenue for Dec. 31, 2014 compared to Dec. 31, 2013 stating that Dec. 31, 2014 set an all-time record high for Downtown hotel demand, occupancy and revenue for New Year’s Eve. Now that’s definitely worth repeating,” Downtown Indy President Sherry Seiwert said.

Downtown Indy says last year’s celebration drew more than 22,000 people.

  • Perspectives

    • How to Find a New Audience After Hitting a Marketing Plateau

      It may sound like a marketer’s dream scenario: efforts have proven to be so successful it appears a company has completely saturated their target audience. While it may be a good problem to have, it still may be a problem. Hitting a marketing plateau is an opportunity for companies in any industry to reevaluate, re-energize and come to the table with new ideas for better understanding existing customers and engaging new audiences.

    More

Events



  • Most Popular Stories

    • (image courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana)

      Crews Start Demolition of Carson's in Hammond

      The face of downtown retail in Hammond is changing once again with the demolition of Carson’s department store, the one-time the anchor of Woodmar Mall. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report excavating crews have started to demolish the last vestige of the shopping center which stood since the 1950s. 

    • (image courtesy of The Times of Northwest Indiana)

      U.S. Steel Cuts Jobs, Low Price Imports Partially to Blame

      Pittsburgh-based U.S. Steel has announced it will idle its tin mill operations in East Chicago, affecting nearly 300 workers, half of which will lose their jobs. Our partners at The Times of Northwest Indiana report U.S. Steel blames the layoffs on the Del Monte food company which announced its own mass layoffs. 

    • Raytheon Awarded Military Contracts

      The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded Raytheon Co. in Indianapolis multiple contracts, totaling approximately $96 million. The DoD is spending nearly $30 million on avionics systems testing and integration for the Navy and Air Force. 

    • Gas City Startup Helping Hemp Farmers

      Last month, it became legal for Hoosier farmers to grow hemp and a Gas City-based startup is being aggressive in being among the first to take advantage of market opportunities. Heartland Harvest Processing is helping farmers connect the new agricultural commodity to consumer products, including CBD. Founder and Chief Marketing Officer Chris Moorman says the first hemp harvest under the new law is expected to begin next month. In an interview with Business of Health...

    • Photo courtesy of the Honeywell Center

      Artist Residency Holds First Exhibition at Honeywell Center

      The Wabash International Artist Residency will feature two Hoosier artists in an exhibition from August through October at the Honeywell Center in Wabash. An opening reception showcasing still life ink drawings by Mary Ann Lawson and surrealistic oil paintings by Tom Colcord will take place August 11.