The holiday parties are rolling in and your calendar is filling up... fast. You’ve never been so happy to be double-booked; however, the amount of RSVPs are making your precious little socializing head spin. Sure, another cocktail gathering is great, but let’s spice it up a bit with some new things to do in Indy.

Here are a few events that need to be penned into your schedule ASAP:

IndyFringe Disco Christmas Bar Crawl
What’s Christmas without a little tinsel? Grab your glittery goodness from the back of your closet, some groovy dance moves and head to Mass Ave. for IndyFringe’s second annual Disco Christmas Bar Crawl.
Date: Friday, December 7
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: IndyFringe Theatre Building and Mass Ave. bars

SantaCon in Fountain Square
Who wants just one mall Santa when you can get 100+ jolly neighbors dressed in Santa gear, ready to party? Put on the red and white and ho-ho-ho yourself down to one of the biggest bar crawls in Indianapolis.
Date: Saturday, December 8
Time: 6:05 p.m.
Location: Fountain Square bars

Santa Hustle 5K
Feeling guilty about all those sugar cookies and eggnog you’ve been guzzling? Strap on some running shoes and hit the pavement with thousands of other Indy runners as a group of jolly ‘ol Santas - minus the “belly like a bowl of jelly.” Running in the cold may be torturous, but some swag may make it a little less painful - every participant gets a free Santa beard, hat and dry-fit shirt.
Date: Sunday, December 16
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: White River State Park

Yelp!’s Totally Bazaar
If you know me, you know that I’m terrible (or wonderful?) at procrastinating, especially when it comes to gift giving. This year, Yelp! comes to my rescue. With an indoor bazaar full of more than 50 local shops, it’s a one-stop shopping heaven for this girl. To make it even better, they’re also providing local beer (free beer to first 200 attendees) and food tastings. It’s a no-brainer folks - food, beer, shopping, and even gift-wrapping on site. A socializing procrastinator’s dreamland.
Date: Thursday, December 13
Time: 6:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Location: Indianapolis City Market

Vardagen’s Trendy ‘Ugly’ Sweater... Shirts
Okay. It’s not an event. However when you pair a trendy local shop with Christmas swag, you’re sure to capture my attention. Vardagen, out of Fishers, partners with The Art Press and other local artists to make some solid apparel. This season, they have these awesome ‘Ugly’ Sweater Shirts, made from eco-friendly materials, that are sure to get you in the holiday spirit and make the perfect present for that hipster friend of yours.
Breena Fain