Walk Through Christmas Light Displays Near Indianapolis

Even when the temperature drops below freezing, many families are looking for opportunities to be outside this Christmas season. Bundle up, grab a cup of hot cocoa, and enjoy the beautiful holiday displays around Indianapolis.

Prefer to see the sparkles from the coziness of your car? Check out this list if you’re interested in driving around and looking at homes with the best Christmas lights.

Walk Through Christmas Light Displays

The Circle of Lights

Monument Circle, Downtown Indianapolis
November 24, 2023-January 12, 2024

Even if you miss the spectacular tree lighting ceremony the day after Thanksgiving, you can still visit the Circle of Lights through the holiday season. A special nightly “Shining A Light” presentation will start at 6:30, 8, and 10 pm nightly to accompany the lights on Monument Circle. There are so many things to do at Monument Circle during the holidays.

Admission: Free

Conservatory Crossing at Garfield Park Conservatory

Garfield Park, 2505 Conservatory Drive, Indianapolis
November 24-December 31, 2023, Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am-5 pm, Sunday 1-5 pm
CLOSED December 23-26

Stay cozy while enjoying the lights this holiday season! Garfield Park Conservatory presents Conservatory Crossing, a display of holiday poinsettias and lights throughout a festive train layout. Forget the cold and snow and enjoy hundreds of poinsettias, thousands of lights, and stunning plants from the rainforest. Advanced ticket purchase requested. This display runs until December 31.

Admission: $5 per person, $12 per family (max two adults), children 2 & under are free.

Christmas at The Zoo

1200 W Washington Street, Indianapolis
November 18-December 30, 2023, 5-9 pm
Special Hours: Open until 10 pm on Friday and Saturday, CLOSED on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day

Immerse yourself in all that the Zoo has to offer this holiday season. Enjoy the Tunnel of Lights, Mrs. Claus’ Kitchen, Santa’s Barn, and thousands of holiday lights.

Admission: $15 and up. Children under 2 are free, and members are admitted for free.

Newfields Winterlights

4000 Michigan Road Indianapolis 4620
November 19, 2023-January 7, 2024

Experience the wonder of over a million lights in this immersive outdoor experience at Newfields. Dancing lights set to music, tasty holiday treats, and a whimsical terrace are just a few of the experiences available to enjoy. Timed tickets are required, and entry times will vary.

Admission: $15 and up, depending on age and membership status.

Indianapolis Christmas Carnival

7010 E Raymond St. Indianapolis
December 1-3, 8-10, & 15-24, 6-9 pm

Waterman’s Farm is home to plenty of fall fun, but their Christmas event is back for a second year, with a bit of rebranding. Waterman’s Winter Wonderland was the first annual walk-through light display. The event is now called the Indianapolis Christmas Carnival and features a giant snow tube slide, photo booths, concessions, and character meet-and-greets, in addition to the light displays. This event offers something for everyone in the family!

Admission: $12.95 and up, based on age and package selection.

Hamilton County Walk Through Christmas Lights

A Merry Prairie Holiday

13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers
November 24-December 17 (Friday-Sunday) & December 21-22, 2023, 5:30-9:30 pm

Come celebrate the season with holiday lights, a polar bear plunge, festive rides, holiday treats, and more! Step into Prairie Town to visit Christmas Eve traditions of the 1800’s. Check out our article with everything you need to know for your visit to the Prairie at Christmas.

Admission: $12 for members, $24 for non-members, $2 for Access Pass Holders

Holidays on the Hill

175 Logan Street, Noblesville
2023 Dates TBA

Back for another year, come see the many offerings at Federal Hill Commons. Festivities include a Walking Light Tour, a holiday market, and more. The outdoor ice skating rink is conveniently located next to the holiday light trail for an entire evening of fun.

Admission: Free

NPT Night Lights

3 Municipal Drive, Fishers
December 1-31, 2023

Downtown Fishers transforms into a holiday experience that you don’t want to miss. Enjoy a casual walk around the Nickel Plate District to view this free, pop-up light display.

Admission: Free

Magnificent Monon

From Carter Green to Main Street along the Monon Greenway, Carmel

Enjoy a free, outdoor walkway of holiday lights in the heart of Carmel. You can hop on and off the trail to shop the eats and treats in City Center, Midtown, or the Arts & Design district.

Admission: Free

Johnson County Walk Through Christmas Lights

The Holiday Stroll at Kelsay Farms

6848 N. County Road 250 E, Whiteland
December 1-23, Friday-Sunday, 6 pm-9 pm
Special Hours: December 18-22, 6 pm-9 pm

While not a traditional light display, Kelsay Farms invites you to The Holiday Stroll for a magical holiday experience that includes plenty of sparkly lights. Plan to take lots of photos with a variety of vignettes designed to be beautiful, festive backdrops to your Christmas memories. Concessions and warm campfires are available to help you stay cozy while exploring the displays. You may even catch of glimpse of Santa on select nights!

Admission: $8 per person, ages 1 and under are free.

Lighted Trail

Greenwood Amphitheater, 100 Surina Way, Greenwood
December 2-31, 2023, 5:30 pm- 7:00 am

Come to the Greenwood Amphitheater to enjoy a beautiful walking trail illuminated with Christmas trees and other holiday displays.

Admission: Free

Hendricks County Walk Thru Christmas Lights

Lights with the Alpacas

1945 W County Rd 775 N, Lizton
Friday & Saturday evenings through December 30th, 6 – 8:30 pm

Dress warm and festive as you walk around the farm touring the 45,000 lights twinkling. Bring your camera for a photo opportunity with the Alpacas, feed the Alpacas, and meet the sweet Flemish Giant rabbits.

Admission: 25.00 per car (20.00 cash price)

Light displays are a building block to many holiday celebrations for families. The Indianapolis area is full of wonderful walk-through displays for fresh air and holiday cheer. Are you looking for even more light displays? Our Christmas Light List is back and overflowing with places to visit this holiday season.

Christmas Nights of Lights is one of our favorite drive-through holiday light displays!

All aboard the Sullivans Express for a beloved holiday tradition.

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