Visit Monument Circle for Shining A Light, a seasonally-themed light presentation and a nightly signature salute. The presentation is 365 days a year and is synchronized with an Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra original score, paying tribute to the iconic monument. This five-minute light presentation tells many stories. From our servicemen and women, to our veterans, to Indy's past and future, Monument Circle will be the canvas for Indy's legacy every evening.
In addition to the nightly Signature Salute, seasonal activations are planned year-round. Be sure to pencil in Indy's favorite tradition, Circle of Lights, on Nov. 29, as well as Holidays on the Circle on Nov. 30, Dec. 7, Dec. 14, and Dec. 21. Arts & culture organizations are also invited to apply for programming opportunities.
From Napolese Pizzeria to St. Elmo Steak House, there are plenty of local spots to check out before or after the 6:30 pm Shining A Light start time. For other local favorites, check out our Top 25 Local Restaurant Guide.
Did you know Indy is second only to Washington D.C. in the number of war memorials? When you attend Shining A Light, you will check off the Soldiers & Sailors Monument, but there are plenty of other monuments left to explore. See the entire list here.