Christmas decorations are my thing. I’m not saying I’m “good at decorating” but I sure can spot a great display, a pretty tree and something that makes people smile. If you know my online history, I was internet famous for a quick minute when I because an outdoor Christmas decor consultant for a popular talk show, a few magazines, some newspapers, national news stories and some radio shows. It was fun and it’s carried over into other areas of my life and career.
As I am able, I’ll add to this list but I want to be very careful to make sure that these displays are actually up and running this year. Some of the displays I have listed are just simple extravagance but with no bells and whistles. Some have music, some have animation and some are just still but with thousands of lights. At times you may come upon a house and say, “That’s all?” Some of my friends do that. I do not. I can almost always see why someone recommended stopping there. Each family has invested time and money to entertain you and to please your eyes. So, please keep sending those tips and keep all of these things in mind as you travel the roads to take it all in!
Have a home to add? Please email the address to katy(at)indywithkids.com
[anti-both]51 South Middle Street off of Main Street, Greenwood - Every year we love driving through this display. It’s almost indescribable and we appreciate it so much! Santa will be there to visit with kids on Saturday the 14th 6-8pm. Santa letters are collected in a box. I would call this the “Reynolds Farm of the South Side”.
Rascals Fun Zone – 629 U.S. Highway 31, Whiteland - Animated light display with music broadcast on your radio.
Southside Christmas - 8154 Fendler Dr, Indianapolis - Santa will visit 7-8pm on Saturday, December 21st.
7204 Tresa Circle, Indianapolis - Unverified personally. Synchronized to music.
4015 Blackwood Court, Indianapolis - Unverified personally. Synchronized to music.
Rees Christmas Light Show - 1022 Springwater Circle, Greenwood - Synchronized to music. Very nice!
Christmas Tree House – 632 Locust Grove Lane, Greenwood - Indoor Christmas Tree Display with 86 decorated Christmas Trees! DO NOT MISS THIS! You will want to get out of your car and head inside…really, you can!
1223 Easton Point Dr., Greenwood - Beautiful display. Some unique decorations.
8152 Lynn Drive, Indianapolis – Pretty, lots of stuff to look at. Music playing if you roll down your windows or get out.
Near the 1000-1100 Block of Main Street, Greenwood – Several homes with nice light displays. Location makes it difficult/impossible/unsafe to stop. Drive-by only.
Woodside Children’s Center – 3366 County Road 1000 N (Fairview), Greenwood – Spectators are invited to pull into the property driveway and enjoy a light show synchronized to music.
Christmas on Victory – 14809 Victory Ct., Carmel
Drive by Christmas Display - 6360 Allisonville Rd., Indianapolis – Very pretty, lots of lights!
Home in the Conner Knoll Subdivision - Conner Knoll & Harrison Pkwy – Synchronized Light Display.
WAYYYY North - Sharpsville Lights Residential Display - 422 W. Meridian Street, Sharpsville, IN
6065 Gladden Dr, Indianapolis – Residential Light Display. Reader submission, unverified personally.
Reynolds Farm Equipment - 12501 Reynolds Drive, Fishers – Free drive through light display on a commercial property.
5423 New Jersey Street, Indianapolis – Gorgeous Residential Light Display.
13456 Alston Drive, Fishers – Residential light display synchronized to music.
Ellis Park – 600 E Main St, Danville - $8 per car, $3 off coupon available here.
S High School Rd, North of Washington, before Rockville Road on the West side of the street, Indianapolis – Reader submission, unverified personally at this time.
Avon Estates - S Raceway Rd & Bakeway Dr, Indianapolis – Reader submission, unverified at this time.
25th Street between Post Road and Mitthoefer – Unverified Personally
7500 block of W Village Way, New Palestine – LOTS of lights
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My name is Katy Mann, and I'm the creator of Indianapolis with Kids. With over 10 years of experience working with children, and my excitement towards the great city of Indianapolis; I offer readers guidance about great events and activities to do around Indianapolis with their kids and grandchildren. Join us on our family travels and adventures across the country!