Best Holiday Light Displays in Indy

While riding around the city this holiday season, you'll assuredly come across all kinds of beautiful holiday lights. To save you some time, however, we selected some of Indianapolis' best holiday light displays.

Christmas Nights of Lights

Indiana State Fair Grounds and Event Center, November 8, 2019- January 1, 2020

In this brand new holiday event, families will be able to drive through a 2-mile car ride in the midst of over a million LED lights. The lights will imitate figures such as trees, snowflakes, candy canes, and tunnels of lights. The lights will also be synchronized to sounds of the holiday season which will play in your own personal vehicle.

Festival of Trees

Indiana Historical Society Festival of TreesIndiana Historical Society, November 16, 2019-January 5, 2020

Featuring dozens of new themes, a sleigh ride opportunity, a festive competition, and of course 92 decorated trees. Visitors are welcome to take part in scavenger hunts, enjoy holiday-themed songs, and check out live music on Twilight Tuesdays.

Carmel Christkindlmarkt

Center Green, Carmel, IN, November 16-December 24

Celebrate the holiday season under glowing lights with traditional German food and drink in hand. This event offers something for every age including outdoor ice skating, marketplace shopping, and a wide variety of traditional German crafts.


Winterlights TreeNewfields, November 24, 2019-January 5, 2020

Winterlights has become an Indy holiday favorite. Guests will stroll the grounds of Newfields as millions of dazzling lights dance through the garden paths and Oldfields-Lilly House lawn. Sip your favorite hot beverage, create s'mores by the fire, and listen to your favorite holiday tunes.

Lights at the Brickyard

Indianapolis Motor Speedway LightsIndianapolis Motor Speedway, November 27, 2019-January 5, 2020

Enjoy driving two-miles through the speedway as over 2.5 million bright lights illuminate your path and conclude by crossing the famous Yard of Bricks at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In addition to the Lights at the Brickyard driving experience, other out-of-car holiday festivities and attractions will be offered for families to complete their holiday adventure at the track.

Circle of Lights

Circle of Lights Monument Circle, November 29, 6 pm

Every year, millions of sightseers head to the heart of downtown Indy to gaze at the 4,784 lights adorning our city's Soldiers and Sailors Monument. Named one of the top five "must-see Christmas trees" in the nation by Travelocity and one of the 10 Best Holiday Attractions by USA Today. The Circle of Lights tradition dates all the way back to 1962. With the new attraction, Shining a Light, the nightly light-show will now incorporate the Circle of Lights display!

Christmas at the Zoo

Christmas at the ZooIndianapolis Zoo, November 29-December 30, 2019

An impressive light display will transform the Indianapolis Zoo into a winter wonderland this holiday season. In 2015, Christmas at the Zoo ranked in the top five in the nation for zoo light displays by USA Today. And although it may be winter, visitors can still expect to see some of the zooís hardier animals (i.e. seals, walruses, and tigers) out enjoying the holiday temperatures.

A Merry Prairie Holiday at Connor Prairie

Conner PrairieConner Prairie, Friday, Saturday, and Sundays November 29-December 31

Connor Prairie is the perfect local destination for family holiday fun! Visit the North Pole Village and slide down the Polar Bear Plunge Hill. The event will feature local entertainers and musicians, and serve special holiday treats and beverages. There will also be educational pieces in Prairietown to celebrate history and the holidays.

Meridian Street

Monument Circle north to 86th Street, November 20-December 26

Take a drive up the city's main north-south street and enjoy all kinds of beautiful light displays. Along this street, youíll find numerous historic homes, while also passing several notable landmarks and businesses.

Westfield in Lights

130 Penn St., Westfield, IN, December 7

Celebrate the holiday season at this FREE event in Westfield's downtown district. Enjoy train rides, pictures with Santa and Frosty the Snowman, life reindeer petting, live music, and local food and retail vendors. Stick around for the annual tree lighting celebration in the evening!

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