The holiday season is in full swing. To jumpstart your holiday spirit, the team at Mid America Service in Indianapolis put together a list of our favorite Christmas lights in Indianapolis. We’ve included lights at the State Fairgrounds, our beloved Motor Speedway and much more!

Christmas Lights in Indianapolis:
When, Where, & How to Get There

Looking for more 411 on Christmas lights in Indianapolis? We’ve got all the details on when and where for a night of family fun!

Christmas Lights at the Brickyard

Canceled this year due to Covid-19

Does the Indianapolis Motor Speedway have lights? You bet they do! Over 3million lights illuminate the historic oval and IMS infield with 500 individual displays over 2 miles. We know many of you will love driving across the “Yard of Bricks” finish line as much as you’ll enjoy the drive through some of the best Christmas lights in Indianapolis!

When: November 27th 2019-January 5th, 2020, 6-9 pm (10 pm on weekends)
Where: Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Cost: $25-$50/vehicle (more for 15+ passenger vehicle)
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Photo Credit: Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Christmas Nights of Lights

Are you wondering where can I see Christmas lights in Indianapolis that are set to holiday music? Look no further than Christmas Nights of Lights at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

Drive through over 1million lights that set the fairgrounds aglow with dancing displays. Synchronized to carols on your car radio, these Christmas hits include traditional classics and holiday hits to rock out to with your kids.

When:November 13th, 2020-January 3rd, 2021, dusk-10 pm (later on weekends)
Where: Indiana State Fairgrounds
Cost: $7/person (carload and group rates available)
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Broad Ripple Lights Up Parade & Festival

Cancelled due to Covid-19

Christmas lights in Indianapolis are even better when they’re part of an evening of entertainment. The village of Broad Ripple will host a free day of holiday activities in their Wonderland Village with kid crafts, Santa visits, live reindeer, music and food. At nightfall enjoy a twilight parade before a holiday light display and Christmas tree are set aglow.

When: Sunday, December 1st, 3 pm
Where: Wonderland Kids Village next to Broad Ripple Firehouse
Cost: Free
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Photo Credit: Indys Child

Christmas at the Zoo

The Indianapolis Zoo has earned national acclaim for its spectacular lights display, earning top honors in USA Today’s 10 Best Zoo Lights list for the past three years. Not to mention that it’s the oldest zoo light display in the nation, starting over 50 years ago in 1967.

This year the Zoo has added even more lights to its beautiful displays of animals, holiday scenes and the stunning Tunnel of Lights. Campfires, hot chocolate, and holiday train and carousel rides complete a night of family fun.

When: November 21st-December 30th, 5-9 pm (10 pm Fri & Sat), Masks are required.
Where: Indianapolis Zoo
Cost: $11.45-$14.95 + parking
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Photo Credits: Indianapolis Zoo
local holiday light displays

Christmas lights in Indianapolis have become an annual tradition with so many spectacular displays from which to choose. We hope you find one that becomes your family’s special holiday tradition. Happy Holidays from all of us at Mid America Service!