5 Unique Girls Night Out Ideas for the Holidays

Going out for drinks with girlfriends is great—but sometimes you need to shake things up.

Grab your favorite girl gang, throw on your most perfect shade of red lipstick, and get ready to have some fun. If you’re looking for something unique to do with your girlfriends this season, here are five festive ideas for a night on the town.

Make candles at Penn & Beech

There’s something so inviting and cozy about decorating with candles during the holidays. At Penn & Beech, you and your BFFs can choose from over 100 unique oils to blend and create your own custom-scented candle. The in-store experts will guide you through the pouring process and once complete, you’ll have a chic, glass-jar candle that both smells and looks beautiful.

747 N. College Ave., Suite D, Indianapolis, (317) 721-6885, www.pennandbeech.com

Admire the beauty of Winterlights at Newfields

Christmas Lights Indy MavenWhat better way to get into the holiday spirit than to stroll through a larger-than-life winter wonderland? Spend an evening wandering the grounds at Newfields where elaborate, one-of-a-kind holiday light displays take center stage. When you need to warm up, don’t skip exploring the Lilly House where whimsical holiday decor and floral arrangements will keep you inspired for seasons to come.

4000 N. Michigan Road, Indianapolis, (317) 923-1331, discovernewfields.org/winterlights

Share some delicious desserts at The Cake Bake Shop

The Cake Bake Shop is a delightful place to visit year-round but during the holidays, it’s next-level magic. Start with a bottle of champagne and a charcuterie board to share. When it’s time to order cake by the slice, take a moment to ogle the decadent confections behind the glass counter before making your decision—it’s a tough one. With cake on your plate, a pink Christmas tree across from your table, and friends by your side, we’re pretty sure you’ll never want to leave.

Broad Ripple: 6515 Carrollton Ave., Carmel City Center: 799 Hanover Place, Carmel, (317) 257-2253, thecakebakeshop.com

Belt out your favorite Christmas carols at Punch Bowl Social

Karaoke Indy MavenIf the thought of singing karaoke at a bar gives you a minor panic attack, there’s now a less daunting way to join in on the fun. At Punch Bowl Social, you can snag a private karaoke room to sing your heart out with all your closest friends. Put a festive spin on the night by wearing tacky sweaters and singing the most extra holiday anthems you can think of. The rooms are first come, first served, but there’s plenty to do in the 20,250 square-foot complex while you wait. If you plan on channeling your inner Mariah Carey, maybe take some time (or a shot?) to warm up those vocals.

120 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis, (317) 249-8613, www.punchbowlsocial.com

Learn how to make a holiday wreath with The Flower Boys

If you love the idea of trendy, DIY holiday décor but have no idea where to begin, grab your girlfriends and head to one of The Flower Boys’ Asymmetrical Holiday Wreath Workshops. Instructions and tools are provided; all you have to do is show up and channel your inner green-thumbed goddess. By the end of the class, you and your gals will have 24-inch wreaths you’ll actually be excited to hang in your home.

See website for dates, times, and locations, www.eventbrite.com/o/the-flower-boys-14235202743


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