The Oooohs and Ahhhhs of Winter have arrived! Charlie Brown might not have liked Snoopy’s decorated doghouse, but the rest of us have really come to love the festive illuminations. You’ll definitely get into the spirit of the season when you check out this year’s holiday light displays in Indiana

Follow along from north to south as you plan your getaways of “wow, that’s amazing”! Note that some are on weekends only, so check the official event information before you go.

Light Displays in Indiana

Shipshewana Lights of Joy, November 17-19 (Friday-Sunday), Nov 24 – Dec 31 (seven days/week), (Closed 12/25, & 12/26)

A mile and half-long drive-through with more than 2 million lights creating a symphony of colorful light scenes. When you arrive, tune your radio to the Christmas music broadcast and soak in the Christmas spirit!

Ritzy’s Fantasy of Lights, Evansville, November 23, 2023 – January 1, 2024 

Garvin Park will be filled with more than 70 beautiful light displays, and Tri-State residents are invited to drive the 1-mile park route from Thanksgiving to New Year's Day. Colorful animation gives the illusion of movement to many displays! Tickets are available at the gate or in advance online.

Wellfield Botanic Gardens’ Winter Wonderland Holiday Lights, Holiday Light Displays in Indiana

Wellfield Botanic Gardens’ Winter Wonderland Holiday Lights

Wellfield Botanic Gardens’ Winter Wonderland Holiday Lights, Elkhart,  November 24-25-26, December 1-2-3, 8-9-10, 15-16-17, 20-21-22-23, December 26 & 27 (NOTE: on these days, we are ONLY open for the lights, 5:30-8:30 p.m.) CLOSED Sunday, December 24 and Monday, December 25

A ½-mile Promenade Pathway will transport you to a magical setting of lights, sound, and beauty. Featuring professional light displays accentuating the natural beauty of Wellfield, the Pathway is aglow with color and texture, framing the Garden spaces as you’ve never seen them before!

Walkway of Lights, Marion, November 18-December 31

Walk along the Mississinewa Riverwalk or enjoy the nearly 2.5 million lights from inside your car! Viewing nearly a hundred-holiday displays is hard work, so take a break before you leave by visiting Walkway of Lights Gift Shoppe in Matter Park. Season passes are only $5 per car!

Festival of Lights in Michigan City, Holiday Light Displays in Indiana

Festival of Lights in Michigan City

Festival of Lights, Michigan City, December 3, 2023-January 6, 2024 -

The largest, free, drive-through light exhibit in the Midwest. Nearly 30 acres of decorations, 40 displays, 2 miles of extension cords, and millions of bulbs will be found. Lights will be on every evening!

Christmas at the Zoo, Indianapolis, November 8- December 30, 2023 

Christmas at the Zoo has been voted in the top five of USA Today’s 10 Best Zoo Lights for three years in a row! Even more, lights are being added this year to fill the Zoo with a warm glow. Plus, the wintertime animals add to the atmosphere of holiday magic.

Winterland Holiday Light Show, Danville, November 17- December 27, 2023

A beautiful drive-through display in Ellis Park. A 30-foot Christmas tree with lights synchronized to your favorite Christmas music will be on display!

Blue Jacket's Fantasy of Lights, Holiday Light Displays in Indiana

The Blue Jacket's Fantasy of Lights in Fort Wayne.

Blue Jacket's Fantasy of Lights, Fort Wayne, November 19 - December 31, 2023

Franke Park is turned into a spectacular winter wonderland at this drive-through event in Fort Wayne. With over 110 larger-than-life displays and 270,000 LED lights, as well as an interactive experience in the Pond Pavilion, the experience is better than ever!

Enchanted Luminaria Walk at Minnetrista, Muncie, December 1-2, 2023

Enjoy sweet treats, winter crafts, enchanting lights, and holiday music in celebration of the season. Embrace the sounds and spirit of the holidays at this free community event! Plus, the Bob Ross Experience is now open!

Circle of Lights Indianapolis, Indiana Winter Traditions

Circle of Lights on Monument Circle. Photo by @mattytatty_creates on Instagram.

Circle of Lights & Holidays on the Circle, Indianapolis, November 24, 2023

The Downtown Indy, Inc. Circle of Lights presented by IBEW 481 - Indy's most time-honored holiday tradition – celebrates its 61st anniversary on Friday, Nov. 24, the day after Thanksgiving. Attend the live event starting at 6:00 p.m. which will air exclusively on WTHR Channel 13.

Charley Creek Gardens Yule Time Stroll, Wabash, December 13-23, 2023

The Gardens will feature casually lighted pathways for guests to walk through with families, friends, and thermoses of hot cocoa. The Yule Time Stroll is completely free! Stop by the Education and Resource Center for a special holiday treat.

Christmas Night of Lights, Holiday Light Displays in Indiana

Christmas Night of Lights at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

Christmas Night of Lights, Indianapolis, November 10 - December 31, 2023

Indy's largest synchronized light show is returning with over 1 million lights at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Get ready to jam to some Christmas music played through your car stereo!

A Merry Prairie Holiday, Fishers, November 24 - December 17 and December 21-22, 2023 

Conner Prairie's new hit holiday festival, A Merry Prairie Holiday, is returning for its second season, where glittering lights, thoughtful storytellers, and warm fires transport you from your day-to-day into the stories of yesterday and the traditions of tomorrow. Advanced tickets are required.

Canopy of Lights, Bloomington, November 25,2023 

Downtown Bloomington is illuminated with the Canopy of Lights on the Courthouse Square! No traditional festivities are happening in the square this year, but you can still view the beautiful scenery.

Santa Claus Land of Lights, Holiday Light Displays in Indiana

Santa Claus Land of Lights

Santa Claus Land of Lights, November 24 - Saturday, December 23, 2023 

Follow the Shining Story of Rudolph on storyboards and brilliant light displays! Located inside Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort, this custom drive-through outdoor light show is one of the largest in North America. Admission is $15 per vehicle.

Winterlights at Newfields, Indianapolis, November 19 - January 7, 2024 

Experience the wonder of over a million and a half lights glittering on one-hundred-year-old trees during a stroll of the historic garden. Old favorites return, including Landscape of Light dancing to the Nutcracker with the historic Lilly House as the backdrop. New this year, Huckleberry Funk’s cover of Donny Hathaway’s “This Christmas” will be added to the Landscape of Light.

Light Up Corydon, Holiday light Displays in Indiana

Light Up Corydon

Light Up Corydon, November 25,2023 - The beautiful Historic Square in Corydon will once again brighten the night with the holiday spirit! The initial lighting will take place on Facebook, but afterward, you can take a stroll downtown and enjoy the displays any evening during the holiday season.

French Lick Resort, French Lick, November 11 - December 30,2023  

The holidays haven't truly arrived until you've viewed the grandeur of decorations at French Lick Resort. The West Baden Springs Hotel tree will be lit up on November 14th, and the French Lick Springs Hotel will reveal its tree on November 11. Both events are limited to overnight guests only, but the lighting will be streamed live on Facebook.

Wilstem Winter Fest, Holiday Light Displays in Indiana

Wilstem Winter Fest

Wilstem Winter Light Show, Paoli, Nov. 24, 25, Dec. 1, 2, 8, 9, daily Dec. 15 through 23, and daily Dec. 26 through 31. - A NEW one-and-a-half-mile-long drive-through light display in Southern Indiana! This unique experience starts with a 200-foot tunnel. Follow through to the beautiful covered bridge and trees wrapped in lights, animated horses, and so much more.

Potawatomi Zoo Gift of Lights. Photo by @christiecolpaert on Instagram.

Potawatomi Zoo Gift of Lights, South Bend,  November 24-December 23, 2023

More than a million lights will be wrapped around trees and in free-standing displays at Potawatomi Zoo! Santa will be in the Red Barn every night from 6-8 pm. Timed tickets are required to be purchased online. No in-person ticket sales.

A Community Christmas, Union City, November 24-December 31, 2023

You won't want to miss this 60-acre drive-through light display in Harter Park!  The Gift Shop, housed in the enclosed shelter house near the horse arena, will be open each Friday and Saturday.