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Indianapolis Christmas Light Displays

Posted by kim carpenter on December 6, 2017
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Indianapolis Christmas Lights

Indianapolis Area Christmas Light Displays

One of our favorite (sometimes FREE!) things to do at the holidays is pack our families in the car with a warm cup of hot chocolate and drive around to look at Christmas lights. Whether it be simply driving through your area and seeing what your neighbors have come up with this year, visiting the same display as a tradition each year or seeking out the latest and greatest lights display, it is the time spent with loved ones that creates such lasting memories. Especially in a year where our ability to attend events and do fun things with our family has been a bit limited, this a great way to spread some holiday joy! Here are a few of our favorite Christmas light displays across the Indianapolis area: 


A Merry Prairie Holiday

For many in Fishers and across other north side communities, driving through the lights at Reynolds Farm Equipment just off of 126th Street and SR-37 has been a holiday tradition. With construction on SR37 this year, Reynolds has partnered with Conner Prairie to move their display there!

Location: 13400 Allisonville Rd, Fishers, IN 46038


  • Fridays – Sundays, November 27-December 20
  • Tuesday & Wednesday 22 & 23
  • Hours: 5:30-9:30PM

Cost: $20 for guests, $10 for members


Circle of Lights

Downtown Indianapolis features one of the largest “Christmas Trees” in the country with the lights around Monument Circle’s Soldiers & Sailor’s Monument. Even though the big celebration for the lighting of the tree had to go virtual this year, you can still walk the display. This is a holiday tradition here in the Circle City!

Location: 1 Monument Cir, Indianapolis, IN 46204

When: December 3rd – January 10th

Cost: Free, donations accepted


Winterlights at Newfields

This season, the magic returns to Newfields for the fourth year of Winterlights. November 21 through January 3, experience the wonder of over a million and a half lights glittering on one-hundred-year-old trees in the historic garden. Old favorites return, including Landscape of Light dancing to the Nutcracker with the historic Lilly House as the backdrop. New this year, Huckleberry Funk’s cover of Donny Hathaway’s “This Christmas” will be added to the Landscape of Light.  Merriment abounds with the re-imagined Whimsical Terrace. The wooded backdrop along the main path will become a tapestry of color, inspired by the aurora borealis. A warm chocolate chip cookie and Just Pop In! popcorn will be available for purchase throughout, served alongside Sun King Brewing Co.’s Electric Reindeer, West Fork Whiskey’s cider and Newfields’ own hot cocoa.

Location: 4000 N Michigan Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46208

When: November 21st – January 3rd

Cost: $13 Members, $25 Public


Christmas at the Zoo

A visit to the Indianapolis Zoo during the holidays is unlike any other time of the year! Christmas at the Zoo brings together the best of the holiday season with all that our fabulous zoo has to offer! Lights will be glimmering throughout the park and several animals will stay up late to enjoy the cooler nights. Stay warm venturing between indoor buildings, sipping on hot beverages as you stroll among the lights, or sitting by two campfire locations throughout the zoo.

Location: 1200 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46222

When: November 21st – December 30th

Cost: $19.50 for Children, $29.50 for adults


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