Best Holiday Light Displays in Indianapolis this December

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As December descends upon Indianapolis, the city transforms into a dazzling spectacle of festive lights, spreading joy and holiday cheer throughout the metro area. Whether you’re looking for enchanting neighborhood displays or special events at iconic locations, here are some of my favorite spots to check out during the holiday season!

Winterlights at Newfields

Newfields, the campus that houses the Indianapolis Museum of Art, becomes a winter wonderland during Winterlights. Featuring over a million lights, this immersive experience offers stunning displays, synchronized light shows, and seasonal activities for all ages. Plus, enjoy lights synchronized to the music of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Check their website for ticket information and event details and to plan your visit.

Circle of Lights at Monument Circle

Monument Circle transforms into a radiant hub of holiday spirit during the Circle of Lights. The lights go up in November and stay up late into December/early 2024. Take in the breathtaking sight of the Soldiers and Sailors Monument adorned with twinkling lights, and take some great family photos!

Christmas at the Zoo

The Indianapolis Zoo transforms into a winter wonderland during the holiday season. Stroll through the zoo illuminated by thousands of twinkling lights, enjoy festive activities, and even catch a glimpse of Santa. Try some of their festive holiday menu, too!

See my Christmas at the Zoo reel here!

Reynolds Farm Equipment Christmas Lights Display at Conner Prairie

The display is now part of the holiday experience at Conner Prairie – “A Merry Prairie Holiday.” It features various attractions, such as sock-skating and 3D projections of the holiday classic “Twas The Night Before Christmas” on the Conner House. Check their website for information on hours and any admission fees.

Indianapolis Christmas Carnival

Accompanied by a light show, you’ll find various attractions, such as a disco dance floor, a fun house, and the cave of Jack Skellington and the Green Meanie. If you happen to run into the latter, you’ll be sent down a garbage chute. But it’s all in good fun!

Christmas Nights of Lights

Experience the dazzling lights around the Indiana State Fairgrounds all while staying in your car! The light show features brand-new Christmas trees, music you can play on your radio, and one charge per car. Easy peasy way to take the family to see lights this year.

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