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Indy New Year’s Eve Masquerade tickets on sale

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Instead of catching a flight to New York City this New Year’s Eve, Indianapolis Downtown and Metropolitan Development departments want you to spend it at historic Union Station in a 1920’s themed masquerade. 

Indy Masquerade kicks off at 8:30 p.m. Monday, December 31, 2018 with three major rooms inside Union Station: the Speakeasy Lounge beneath the Grand Hall with various stage performers, inside the Grand Hall ballroom with music and games of chance, and DJ HQ ballroom above Illinois Street with all-night dancing. 

Organizers say it will also feature random acts of art, magicians, a live band, poker tournament for charity, and music, including a 10-year-old phenom DJ who’s taking classes from DJ school “Decademics” instructor Nick Saligoe a.k.a “Metrognome.”

Artist Abi Ogle will be designing original art that will be revealed New Year’s Eve and will be used in “Masquerade Moments” around downtown Indianapolis. Organizers say her creation will be 7-feet by 3-feet tall and will be a mask made using pieces salvaged from historic Indianapolis buildings.

This is the 12th year for Masquerade and comes in conjunction with a special anniversary of the Indianapolis Union Station. The Indianapolis Union Station was the first union station in the world, opening on September 20, 1853, according to the National Parks Service. It was rebuilt as it stands today in September 1888, making this year its 130th year. Union Station still sees around 37,000 travelers per year, according to Amtrak data.  

Early Bird ticket pricing (~$130) begins Friday, November 2 and tickets are available at the event’s website.