Bleed Blue Blood Drive and Holiday Fest

8 A.M. - 3 P.M.

The Indianapolis Colts and Indiana Blood Center would like to invite you to Indiana’s largest single-day blood drive - our annual Bleed Blue Blood Drive and Holiday Fest, presented by Indiana Blood Center and sponsored in part by CBS4, Indiana University Health, ATI Physical Therapy, Indiana State Department of Health and 20/20 Institute.

To make an appointment to donate blood, click here or call Indiana Blood Center at 1-800-632-4722.

For more information about blood donation guidelines, please visit

The 17th annual Bleed Blue Blood Drive and Holiday Fest is scheduled for Saturday, December 17 from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Lucas Oil Stadium. Similar to previous years, the 2016 event will include free family-friendly activities to create a fun experience for all who attend. There will be opportunities to tour the field and the Colts locker room, chances to win prizes and appearances by Colts Cheerleaders and Blue, the official mascot of the Colts.

New to this year's Bleed Blue Blood Drive and Holiday Fest will be a family-friendly holiday movie viewing! Families are invited to sit on the field to watch a presentation of "Polar Express" and “Elf” on the Stadium's large HD screens. “Polar Express” will begin promptly at 12:00 p.m. and “Elf” will begin at approximately 1:45 p.m. All bags will be searched prior to entry of the stadium. No backpacks are permitted, but fans are encouraged to bring a blanket to use on the field during the movie.


Free parking is available throughout the day for blood drive and health fair attendees in the South Lot (enter at Gate 10).


All attendees at the Bleed Blue Blood Drive and Holiday Fest must enter the stadium through the East gate and doors (off Capitol Ave.).


  • 8 a.m. - Doors open for the 2016 Bleed Blue Blood Drive and Holiday Fest
    Special appearances by Colts Alumni Players, Cheerleaders and Blue the Mascot throughout the day
  • 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Open Field Activities
  • 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Field Visits
  • 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. PLAY 60 Zone Open
  • 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Register to Win Tickets
  • 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Colts Pro Shop Open
  • 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Cheerleaders, Alumni and Blue Autographs
    Appearances will take place throughout the day at various times
  • 12:00 p.m. – “Polar Express” movie begins
  • 1:45 p.m. – “Elf” movie begins
  • 3:00 p.m. - Blood Drive Closes

EVENT ACTIVITIES (all activities are free and open to the public)

  • Appearances by Blue and Colts Cheerleaders
  • Discounted concessions
  • Face painting
  • Register-to-win Colts tickets
  • Colts giveaways
  • Photo booth
  • Access to the field
  • Colts inflatables
  • Colts Super Bowl Trophy
  • Colts locker room tours
  • Rx Drug Take Back Event - Safe Disposal of Unwanted Medications. For more information, click here.

CHILDCARE (for blood donors only)

Free child care will be available for all blood drive participants while they are donating.