Holiday light displays are festive delights in Indianapolis during the Christmas season. The entire family will enjoy the dazzling sight of twinkling lights brightening the night skies, so take the family for a drive to see the cheerful holiday lights in 2017.
Lights at the Brickyard
Nov. 17-Dec. 30 @ 6 p.m.
Indianapolis Speedway, 4709 W. 16th St., Indianapolis, IN 446222
Take the family for a drive through this 2+ mile holiday lights display at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, decorated with more than 2.5 million lights and over 500 displays. Admission $25-$50/carload or $50-$100/larger passenger vehicles.
Winterlights at Newfields
Nov. 19-Jan. 7 @ 5 p.m.
The Garden, 38th Street & Michigan Rd., Indianapolis, IN 46208
The holiday season will be bright at Winterlights, where a million lights will glow in a walk-through holiday light display. It will take about an hour and a half to see the entire display, so dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. Tickets are $5-$25, discounted if you purchase them online in advance.
Christmas at the Zoo
Nov. 24-26, 29-30, Dec. 1-3, 6-10, 13-23, & 26-30 @ 5 p.m.
Indianapolis Zoo, 1200 W. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46222
Kids of all ages will enjoy the magical twinkling lights, Santa’s Village, Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen, and whimsical winter scenes. Many of the zoo’s animals will be up late so visitors will see them. Christmas at the Zoo is presented by Donatos and Teachers Credit Union. Admission $14.25-$19.20. Discounted tickets will be available at Donatos or Teachers Credit Union.
Indiana Chinese Lantern Festival
Nov. 24-Jan. 7 @ 5:30 p.m.
Indiana State Fairgrounds’ Celebration Park, 1202 E. 38th St., Indianapolis, IN 46205
The Chinese Lantern Festival will feature 33 colorful lantern displays, illuminated with tens of thousands of LED lights. Nightly performances will offer guests a glimpse of Chinese culture. Tickets are $10-$15.
Circle of Lights
Nov. 24-Jan. @ 6 p.m.
Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN 46204
The IBEW #481 will present the festive Circle of Lights at Monument Circle, which will be illuminated through the holidays, so you can take the family to enjoy the lights.
Visit Madison to see the spectacular holiday light displays in a forest of 115 lighted trees. Inside, Lanthier Winery will display their Host of Angels, the largest collection of angels in the Midwest. Admission will be free, children must be accompanied by an adult.
Reynolds Farm Equipment John Deere Christmas Lights Display
Nov. 22-Jan. 1
Reynolds Farm Equipment, 12501 Reynolds Dr., Fishers, IN 46038
Take the family for a drive through the display of twinkling lights for the holidays. Admission will be free.
Christmas Walkway of Lights
Nov. 18-Dec. 31 @ 6 p.m.
Marion Riverwalk, River Dr., Marion, IN 46952
Take the family to enjoy this festive seasonal display with 2.5 million glittering lights. The display will be illuminated nightly. There will be a nominal fee of $5 for a season sticker, so you can visit often.
Conner Prairie by Candlelight
Dec. 8, 15-16, & 22-23 @ 6 p.m.
Conner Prairie, 13400 Allisonville Rd., Fishers, IN 46038
The family-friendly walking tour will take you back to 1836 in Prairietown, recreating the night before Christmas. Meet the interpreters in the homes of Indiana’s frontier and learn about the lives of settlers. Tickets are $11-$16.
Nov. 25-Dec. 31@ 6 p.m.
422 W. Meridian St., Sharpsville, IN
Sharpesvillelights is a free computerized light show with 120,000 lights spread over two acres. Tune your car radio to 99.1 FM to hear the music, including the feature song Hallelujah Chorus by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Santa Claus in his sleigh will visit every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for free photos