10 Best Drive Through Christmas Lights Indianapolis and Beyond

We love the magical feeling of a holiday season evening bundled up in the car, warm drink in hand, taking in the sights and sounds of a spectacular drive-thru Christmas light show or drive-thru light display. Many families also make a tradition of driving around and looking at all of the best Christmas light houses in Indianapolis on our list. We’ve searched high and low and we’re still searching for the best drive through Christmas lights Indianapolis and the rest of Indiana have to offer. Have we missed something? Let us know in the comments if you know of other can’t-miss drive through Christmas lights Indianapolis displays.

Also, check out this article if you want to walk through Christmas lights.

We've found all the best drive through Christmas lights Indianapolis has to offer.

Best Drive Through Christmas Lights Indianapolis

Christmas Nights of Lights in Indianapolis

Gate 12 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, 1101-1699, E 42nd St, Indianapolis
November 10-December 31, 2023
6-10 pm
Admission: $30 per carload

Over one million lights are fully synchronized to popular holiday classics and even some new music at Christmas Nights of Lights. Drive through miles of lights that wrap throughout the infield at the Indiana State Fair. This spectacular display will entertain everyone. Admission is $30 per carload for up to 8 people.

Winterland Light Show at Ellis Park in Danville

600 E Main St, Danville
November 17-December 27, 2023 
Sunday – Thursday, 6-9 pm and Fridays & Saturdays, 6 -10 pm
Admission: $5 per car Monday – Thursday, $10 on weekends

Drive-thru to see beautiful light displays. Santa will be there on weekends behind a glass window. Wave and take photos in front of the window if you wish.

Festival of Lights at Jimmy Nash Park

360 N Home Ave, Martinsville
November 25, 2023-January 1, 2024
6-9 pm
Admission: Free

Drive-thru and admire the lights in the park. While you’re in town, stop by the Martinsville Candy Kitchen and buy freshly made candy canes. You might even see them pour and form the candy canes!

We've found all the best drive through Christmas lights Indianapolis and Central Indiana have to offer.

City of Lights in Kokomo

900 W Deffenbaugh Street, Kokomo
November 24, 2023-January 1, 2024
Dusk-10 pm
Admission: Free

City of Lights drive-through holiday light display through Kokomo’s Highland Park includes over 50 large holiday displays. Santa will be at the park from 6-10 pm through December 24.

Columbus Country Christmas

Taulman Farm, 10335 S. 400 W, Columbus
November 25-December 23, 2023. Open every Fri-Sun and Christmas week Thurs-Sat.
6-9 pm

Admission: $25 per car, or $40 with North Pole Experience

This drive-thru light show includes two miles of lights meandering through the farm property. Tune your radio to the accompanying station for a holiday soundtrack. The North Pole Experience includes tons of extras, from wagon rides to Santa meet-and-greets to live reindeer and entertainment. Concessions are available for sale.

Santa Claus Land of Lights in Santa Claus, Indiana

78 North Holiday Boulevard, Santa Claus
Open Friday-Sunday, November 24-December 10, 2023. Open nightly December 15–December 23. 
5-9 pm CST
Admission: $20 per car

Your whole family will love the Santa Claus Land of Lights at Lake Rudolph. The jam-packed, 1.5-mile, drive-thru light display tells a fun story of Rudolph and the hard work and preparation it takes to be ready to help Santa when he’s in need. While you’re in town, enjoy these Fun Things to do in Santa Claus, Indiana with Kids.

Wilstem Winter Fest Light Show

4229 US-150 W, Paoli
November 24-25, December 1-2, 8-9, 15-23, & 26-31, 2023
Dusk-9 pm
Admission: $30 per car

The Wilstem drive-through Winter Fest Light Show is a one-and-a-half-mile-long display featuring 2.5 million lights, a live nativity, and a chance to see Santa Claus! ​ Guests will enter a 200-foot drive-thru tunnel, which can be seen from the highway. You will be welcomed by Santa, Elves, and Mrs. Claus adorned in lights.

Wonderland of Lights at Ouabache State Park

4930 E State Road 201, Bluffton
December 1-31, 2023
6-9 pm
Admission: $5 per vehicle, cash or check only

This annual tradition is back for its 10th year. Visit on a Saturday to see Santa and don’t forget to vote for the People’s Choice Award winners around the park’s campground. Profits support the Friends of Ouabache State Park and their various projects and initiatives.

Nights of Lights at Mounds State Park

4306 Mounds Road, Anderson
Friday-Sunday, December 1-31
6-9:30 pm
Admission: $10 per car

Support the Friends of Mounds State Park when you attend this drive through Christmas light display in Anderson. The state park is full of twinkling lights designed by members of the community. Proceeds this year will go towards a new accessible playground for Mounds State Park.

Mega Caverns Lights Under Louisville

1841 Taylor Ave, Louisville, KY
November 10, 2023-January 1, 2024
9:30 am-10 pm
Admission: $42.99 per car

This display is a bit of a drive from Central Indiana, but worth it! Marvel at 4 million lights, 2 light tunnels, 850 lit characters, and projection shows, all housed in an underground cavern you can drive through.

Don’t miss out on all the holiday fun happening around Indianapolis!

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    1. We share information for families on all sides of town so they can find locations nearest them. I hope you were able to see them pour candy canes at the Candy Cane Kitchen, that is certainly worth the one hour trip.

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