Believe it or not, the holiday season is just around the corner. I’m not ashamed to admit that I’ve already listened to a little Christmas music and started the holiday shopping. But one of the best things about the holiday is the lights. And this year is special because there’s a new holiday display in town!
Christmas Nights of Lights will be at the Indiana State Fairgrounds from November 8th-January 1st, 2019. It’s the biggest light show that Indy’s ever seen (or built)! You are sure to be all smiles as you drive through an over 2 miles route that is magical, colorful and set to holiday tunes! And while it’s not too cold yet, the best part of this Christmas cheer is that it’s enjoyed from the warmth of your own vehicle! Grab some hot chocolates and load up the car because you are sure to love this new to-be holiday tradition!
-Go on a weekday. You are sure to skip the lines and avoid crowds by checking it out midweek. But, if you must go on the weekends, go later… It’s open until 10pm with extended weekend hours! *opens at dusk*
– There’s no stopping this lights show! It’s open during rain or snow!
– The drive can take 25-30 min or so… so plan accordingly, like bring snacks or eat before you check it out! Nobody likes a hangry backseat driver!
– GO before you go. Potties are located at the entrance (or at your home).
– Grab some hot chocolates from your favorite local shop on the way and enjoy during your visit!
– Don’t be a Ba-Humbug and make sure to turn off your headlights
– Turn The Radio Up To Those Sweet Sounds because all those lights are synchronized to music!
Make a fun game while you are there. I read somewhere that there are elves to look for… We saw some big ones but the lights are everywhere so there might have been sneaky small ones too! Or try to count all the snowmen! Try a challenge or not, you’ll have a great time either way!
It is $7 per person (children under 3 are free), but they do offer a carload special of $30 for up to 9 people. Can you fit 9 people in your car?! Maybe you drive a mini bus and that’s ok too but it can’t be more than 11ft long, so beware.
Tickets can only be purchased at the gate! So planners look out, those last minute mammas like me are in heaven! Go on a day that works for you and no need to decide that right now… just make sure to decide before Jan 1, because then it’ll be too late!
You can find all the info you need on the Christmas Nights of Lights Facebook page and their website. They’ll be hosting a few events throughout the season so follow to see what’s up when!