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 Fairgrounds and Event Center, November 12, 2021 - January 2, 2022

In this 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. 

Magic of Lights

Ruoff Music Center, November 19, 2021 - January 2, 2022

Ruoff Music Center will shine bright as guests weave through the spectacular one-mile drive-through holiday lights display with various holiday light features, all through the comfort and safety of their own car. The drive-through experience will feature themed light displays using the latest LED technology and digital animations, including the all new drive-through Blizzard Tunnel as well as returning favorites including 12 Days of Christmas, Winter Wonderland, and The Night Before Christmas. 


Newfields, November 22, 2021 - January 2, 2022

Winterlights Tree

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 a hot beverage and listen to your favorite holiday tunes.

Festival of Trees

Indiana Historical Society, November 12, 2021 - January 8, 2022

Indiana Historical Society Festival of Trees

Featuring dozens of new themes, a sleigh ride opportunity, a festive competition, and of course 50 decorated trees. Visitors are welcome to take part in scavenger hunts, and enjoy holiday-themed songs.

Circle of Lights

Monument Circle, November 26 - December 30, 2021

Circle of Lights

Every year, 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. 

Christmas at the Zoo

Indianapolis Zoo, November 20 - December 30, 2021

Christmas at the Zoo

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.

A Merry Prairie Holiday at Conner Prairie

Conner Prairie, Weekends, November 26 - December 23, 2021

Conner Prairie

Conner Prairie is the perfect local destination for family holiday fun! Guests can marvel at the famous Reynolds Farm Equipment Christmas Lights, sock-skate at Frosty's Skating Rink, and visit North Pole Villiage for a selfie with Santa. 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 

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.


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