Entertainment News Archives for 2022-11

Popular dazzling Christmas light show returns to the Indiana State Fairgrounds Nov. 11 - Jan. 1

Indy’s favorite holiday tradition returns to the Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center this fall and it’s bigger and brighter than ever!


Along with singing snowmen (over 20’ tall), a life-sized Nativity, Candyland, a giant American flag and a spectacular 240 ft. wall of lights, Christmas Nights of Lights has added their most creative and colorful light display- The Field of Lights. This dazzling light display will be open from 6-10 p.m., Nov. 11 through Jan. 1, 2023 – rain, shine or snow! 


This family-friendly event features a 2-mile car ride through millions of LED lights, hundreds of computers, and miles of wires, making it the largest synchronized show in Central Indiana. The entire show is synchronized to traditional and more modern Christmas music. Even more music has been added this year. Visitors of all ages will be awed by the display’s RGB technology that creates larger-than-life trees, glowing snowflakes, dancing candy canes, mischievous elves, enchanting tunnels of lights, and much more. In the warmth of their own vehicle, guests tune their radio dial to a dedicated signal and sing along to the sounds of the season synchronized to holiday lights. 


Important ticket reminder: tickets must be purchased in advance, online at https://www.christmasnightsoflights.com/indianapolis.  Cost is $30 per carload, up to 8 people; $50 per carload, 9-15 people and $75 per carload, 16-35 people. Tickets will be honored in two timeslots – guests may either enter the show anytime between 6-8 p.m. or 8-10 p.m. Height of vehicles must be NO MORE than 11 ft. tall to drive through the light display. Guests should enter the Indiana State Fairgrounds at Gate 12, 1698 E. 42nd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46205. 


“We’re thrilled to return to the iconic Indiana State Fairgrounds,” said Richie King, owner, Titan Light Shows, Inc. “The Fairgrounds has been a popular family venue for a remarkable 130 years and we’re thrilled to work with their outstanding team again. We’re honored to be able to celebrate the true spirit of the season by supporting local charities.”  


The Arthritis Foundation, Special Olympics, Indy Humane, Salvation Army are among local charities to benefit from a portion of the event’s proceeds.


The holiday light show is produced by Titan Light Shows, Inc., Bluff City, Tennessee. 


Tips for attending Christmas Nights of Lights (sidebar)

  • Go on-line and make your reservation! Certain nights and time slots sell out fast

  • Make a quick stop at the portable toilets at the beginning of the show.

  • Know how to turn off your headlights, and how to tune your radio to access our station — Google how to do this in advance, if needed.

  • Tour buses with more than a 35-person capacity or limos will not be admitted, as those vehicles are unable to drive safely through the show. Vehicles over 11’ tall will not be able to access the light show, due to height restrictions at the entrance.