Shining a Light - Indy's Nightly Light Show

Downtown Indy, Inc. and the Indiana War Memorials Commission will illuminate the Soldiers & Sailors Monument beginning this fall through a nightly light show, Shining a Light. Here's what you need to know:


Mark Your Calendar - November 9, 2019

Shining a LightBeginning November 9, 2019, visit Monument Circle for Shining a Light, a seasonally-themed light show and a nightly signature salute. The show will begin at dusk 365 days a year and is synchronized with an Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra original score, paying tribute to the iconic monument. This five-minute light show 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. 


Seasonal Activations

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.


Make it a Date Night

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.


Explore Other Monuments 

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.

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