Black Friday became Fast Friday in the Racing Capital of the World on Nov. 23, as Santa traded in his sleigh for a slick new Dallara IndyCar. It was all part of the plan to whisk Mr. Claus to The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis in record time before the holidays.
It started with a pre-dawn Pit Stop at the Dallara IndyCar Factory in Indiana. There, elves helped Kris Kringle check his list twice (as well as the tires). Race car driver Logan Gomez (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 Indianapolis 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 9 a.m.
And so the excitement of Santa’s Big Arrival and Jolly Days revved up the crowd at The Children’s Museum. Santa’s big adventure continued with a traditional dash down the giant Yule Slide.
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.
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis 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.