From November 18 thru January 2 visitors can drive through a winter wonderland of holiday lights. Slowly make your way along the highlighted route while the little ones Ooo and Aaa at the brilliant LED lights and digital animations of seasonal characters.
Holiday themes and familiar faces will light up your night; Candyland, Toyland, 12 Days of Christmas, the Enchanting Tunnel of Lights and more will have you glowing from ear to ear. At nearly a million lights you will surely feel like you’re sparkling. New this year is the Prehistoric Christmas display where visitors will drive through a dinosaur wonderland.
Bring a holiday CD or download your favorite tunes and listen as you slowly cruise in your car. There is no preset radio station to tune in to so you are free to bring your own.
Typically the drive-through itself takes about 30 min. depending on traffic and how fast you go. You will need to allow extra time for the new out-of-car experience.
The Jolly Holiday Village | A New Experience
On Friday and Saturday evenings guests can make a pit stop at the new Jolly Holiday Village. Make a craft, write and mail a letter to Santa, and snuggle around a fire pit while live music fills the air. Pick up some festive eats like hot cocoa (full bar open for those 21+), sweets, and treats. Purchase a s’mores kit or cookie decorating kit for added fun.
Head upstairs and rock out with Santa. This drum-playing Kris Kringle will hook you up with a guitar and listen to your Christmas list. Use your own camera to snap a pic or upgrade to the green screen option and you will get a link that will take you to your photo where it looks like you’re on the stage in front of thousands of adoring fans.
Something else we love is the igloos on the main stage. Pre-book this add-on experience when you buy your drive-through ticket. Guests of up to six can order food and drinks while getting cozy in a personal igloo. A mini heater and Bluetooth speaker are provided. This is an all ages experience but adults will definitely appreciate it more; especially those who have attended concerts at the famous venue.
*Bundle up. Wear winter gear like coats, hats, and gloves. You will likely have the car windows down and may even be hanging out of them. Our kids love standing with their heads out of the sunroof for a more immersive experience. And really, when else will they be allowed to do that?
*Bring along snacks and something warm to drink. A thermos of hot cocoa or cider will warm the bellies up while they are taking in the twinkly lights. Popcorn, candy canes, and cookies usually hit the spot.
*Wear jammies under winter gear for an easy transition to bed.
*Rain or shine event. We recommend going when it’s raining or snowing. It is a beautiful site and likely less crowded.
*Turn down or off your headlights for a more enjoyable show for everyone; especially other cars. Don’t forget to turn them back on when you leave.
*Save time and money when you purchase your ticket ahead of time. You only need one ticket per car so it is a really good value. The earlier you buy your ticket the more money you save.
*Restrooms are available within the Jolly Holiday Village.
Ruoff Music Center Gate 4
12880 E. 146th Street, Noblesville
Hours of Operation
Open daily Nov. 18, 2022 – Jan. 2, 2023.
5:30 pm to 10:30 pm.
Open on all holidays
All tickets are per vehicle, not per person. Advanced tickets can be used any night Magic of Lights is open. Limos, party buses, and bus-sized vehicles are not permitted.
Advanced online admission through October 31 is $25
Nov. 1 – Dec. 1: admission is $30
Dec. 1 – Jan. 1: admission is $35
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