Where to See Christmas Lights in Indianapolis

Where to See Christmas Lights in Indianapolis

Where to See Christmas Lights in Indianapolis

There's something magical about Christmas lights. When you drive or walk past homes and businesses draped in beautiful, bright lights, you can't help but feel nostalgic. If you have children, hearing them ooh and aah will remind you that there's nothing quite like this time of year. Seeing their smiles when they take it all in makes the journey well worth it.

Indianapolis offers exceptionally beautiful Christmas light displays for you and your family to enjoy during the holiday season, whether you like walking around to take in the splendor or prefer driving by to view it from the comfort of your vehicle. Some places are inexpensive or cost-free, while others may require a fee. We've listed some of the most attractive spots where you can see Christmas lights in Indianapolis this year and for many more to come.

Christmas Nights of Lights

This bedazzling synchronized drive-through light show occurs at the Indiana State Fairgrounds annually, and over a million lights brighten the sky as onlookers watch in awe. It is a marvelous display and is back this year to stun audiences with bigger and brighter displays.

Here's everything you need to know:

  • Essential info: You must book an online reservation to secure a spot. Buses, RVs and other vehicles over 11 inches tall are not allowed access to the show.
  • Location: Indiana State Fairgrounds, 1698 E 42nd St., Indianapolis, IN 46305.
  • Dates: November 10-December 31, 2023.
  • Fees: $30 per car for up to eight passengers, $50 for nine to 15 passengers, and $75 for 16 or more passengers.

The Holiday Stroll

Experience Christmas on the farm when you attend The Holiday Stroll at Kelsay Farms. Walk among the lights or enjoy a hot mug of cocoa by the fire.

Some things to know before attending are:

  • Essential info: You don't need to book a ticket in advance, and general admission includes holiday activities.
  • Location: Kelsay Farms, 6848 N. County Road 250 E, Whiteland, Indiana 46184
  • Dates: December 1 – December 23, 2023
  • Fees: Holiday Admission is $8 for general admission and $6 for groups of 25 or more.

Christmas at Indianapolis Zoo

Christmas at Indianapolis Zoo

Why not spend Christmas with the wonderful animals at the zoo? Your kids are sure to agree that it's a great idea! You can encounter the animals in their habitats during the wondrous, white winter, and there are tons of activities for your kids to participate in, apart from the stunning Christmas lights My Guy Services installed this year.

Installing Christmas lights at the Indianapolis Zoo was one of our larger projects. Our team's attention to detail allowed us to create a twinkling winter wonderland and light over 400 trees in just 13 days. The transition from a stunning, tranquil daytime setting to a majestic, colorful night-time light exhibition will blow your mind!

Here's the important information:

  • Essential info: Tickets must be bought in advance online and are included with general admission.
  • Location: Indianapolis Zoo, 1200 West Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46222.
  • Dates: November 18-December 30, 2023, from 5-9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 5-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday.
  • Fees: Admission costs vary according to age.

City of Franklin

Franklin is a picturesque small town that comes alive with its sparkling Christmas lights display installed by the My Guy Services team. We love helping cities get into the holiday spirit, and when the City of Franklin tasked our team with lighting 75 trees, we immediately sprung into action. Our team used over 4,000 strands of lights across the 75 trees and completed the entire project in four days.

Walking downtown, you will see hundreds of bright lights in the trees and on buildings for the perfect way to feel merry and lively. This festive weekend also hosts a full schedule of events children and their parents will enjoy.

Some information to keep in mind before you go includes:

  • Essential info: Downtown holiday lighting occurs rain or shine.
  • Location: The central hub of downtown lighting is the Johnson County Courthouse, while events occur throughout the day in various locations.
  • Dates: December 2, 2023. The Winter Market is on North Main Street from 1 to 8 p.m. The Light Parade is on Jefferson Street at 5:30 p.m., and the courthouse lighting is at Johnson County Courthouse at 7 p.m.
  • Fees: Admission is free to all visitors.

A Merry Prairie Holiday

Light up cold winter nights with breathtaking lights and mesmerizing performances at A Merry Prairie Holiday. Each year, the Conner Prairie Museum transforms into a winter wonderland with a 3D projection holiday mapping show that the whole family can partake in.

Some information to keep in mind before you arrive includes:

  • Essential info: There is a limited number of tickets, and you must purchase them before the event. Guests enrolled in the Access Pass program from Huntington Bank can also buy tickets.
  • Location: Connor Prairie, 13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers, Indiana, 46038
  • Dates: November 24 to December 17 and December 21 – 22.
  • Fees: $12 for a Conner Prairie member. $24 for a nonmember.

Winterlights at Newfields


Music and laughter fill the air at Newfields every year as it transforms into a winter wonderland. Listen to the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra as you admire hundreds of sparkling, twinkling lights along wandering paths.

Some important information to know before you arrive includes:

  • Essential info: You must purchase tickets in advance, and they often sell out fast.
  • Location: Newfields, 4000 N Michigan Road, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46208
  • Dates: November 19, 2023 to January 7, 2024
  • Fees: Prices vary depending on which night you attend, what package level you choose and if you are a member.

Light Shows With FM Music

If you're looking for mellow, noninteractive drive-through options that are still loaded with joyful singing and attractive lights, we have a few suggestions that may tickle your fancy. While most of them are free, some may request a small donation to charitable causes to spread love and joy to those in need during the festive season.

Here are some popular light show attractions in a few different areas.

Lights on Old Pond Road and the Harrington Family Light Show

For those residing in or near Noblesville, be sure to head to Old Pond Road to enjoy a synchronized light show you can enjoy from your car! Tune into 89.7 when you arrive. You can also head to Dunrobin Drive in Noblesville and flip to 89.9 for another unique synchronized light show!

Head to these addresses:

  • Lights on Old Pond Road: 12477 Old Pond Rd., Noblesville, IN 46060.
  • Harrington Family Light Show: 15418 Dunrobin Dr., Noblesville, IN 46062.

Carmel Light Attractions

If you're a Carmel resident, you're probably aware of the variety of light displays at various locations in your vicinity. Whether you call Carmel home or are a visitor, there is no shortage of locations you can visit with your family. To make it easier, we've listed them along with the address and radio station you need to synchronize with the amazing light shows at each venue:

  • Lights on Greenspire: 4824 Greenspire Dr. 90.7 FM
  • Lights on Hawthorne: 963 Hawthorne Dr. 100.1 FM
  • Oldfield Drive Light Show: 11347 Oldfield Dr. 103.9 FM
  • Lights on Puffin: 5163 Puffin Place. 93.3 FM

A few further favorites are visible from the street and don't require you to tune in. They include:

  • Brackney Lane Lights: 14484 Brackney Ln.
  • 116th Street Lights: 3803 E 116th St.
  • Arrowwood Drive Lights: 960 Arrowwood Dr.
  • Cottonwood Light Displays: 1174 Cottonwood Court and 1169 Cottonwood Court.

If you don't reside in any of these areas or they are too far to drive to, your hometown or neighboring towns probably have plans for magical displays this festive season. Do a quick online search to see which venues are popular for these events.

Let My Guy Services Light up Your Home This Christmas

At My Guy Services, we sell smiles. We want to give you and your family the best Christmas experience with our light installation services. During the holiday season, you want to spend time with your family without having to worry about what's next on your Christmas to-do list.

If one of your wishlist items is to have your own home adorned in charming lights, we are here to do that for you. We offer full installation of the best-quality industrial-grade Christmas lights that withstand the most extreme weather conditions and outlast average box lights. When you're ready to take them down, we come and do that for you, too. We'll store them safely for you so that you can continue the tradition every year.

What's more, you don't have to take your kids to the shopping mall to see Santa Claus — he will come to you! Take photos with our Santa-dressed team members while they install the lights. Your kids will appreciate this fun and exciting gesture. Everyone can join in and share the thrill!

We can't wait to meet you and discuss how we can customize your home with Christmas lights for a truly unforgettable experience. Get in touch with us with details of your requirements, and we'll take it from there.

Let My Guy Services Light up Your Home This Christmas