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 light displays.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway, November 16-December 30
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.
Winterlights is Indy’s newest holiday tradition. 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.
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.
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 zoo’s hardier animals (i.e. seals, walruses, and tigers) out enjoying the holiday temperatures.
Monument Circle north to 86th Street, November 24-December 26
Take a drive up the city’s main north-south street and enjoy all kinds of beautiful light displays. Along this street, you’ll find numerous historic homes, while also passing several notable landmarks and businesses.