If you're looking for family Christmas activities in Indianapolis, there's nothing better than Winterlights at Newfields! I've rounded up everything you need to know before you venture out in the cold to Winterlights at Newfields!
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Updated October, 2021.
Considering a visit to Winterlights at Newfields?
If you're looking for a festive Christmas event this year in Indianapolis, be sure to mark your calendar for Newfields' yearly Winterlights holiday extravaganza!
If you enjoy strolling through thousands of Christmas lights with a festive beverage in hand, then Winterlights is the event for you! I'm pretty sure I've been to Winterlights every year since it began, and I don't intend to break the trend anytime soon!
For more on visiting Newfields Indianapolis, check out the full post!
Newfields Winterlights: The Basics
When is Newfields Winterlights?
Winterlights starts November 22, 2021 and runs through the new year, ending January 2, 2022.
What time is Newfields Winterlights?
Winterlights runs 5PM-9PM most nights.
Even when there isn't a pandemic, everyone, including Newfields members, should buy tickets well in advance of Winterlights, as it frequently sells out. Ticket prices have not increased since last year:
FAQ: Do I need a Newfields entry ticket in addition to a Winterlights ticket?
Yes and no. Purchase of a Newfields daytime entrance ticket does not give you entrance to Winterlights at night. However, if you're visiting after hours, all you need is a Winterlights ticket, as the museum portion is closed anyway.
Parking at Winterlights
Parking for Winterlights is *free* with your ticket. On crowded nights, you will be directed by attendants to park in the large lot, including on the grass, and then you will walk to the check-in area, back toward the front of the museum entrance.
What if it rains?
Tickets are non-refundable, but exchange options are available. It drizzled during our visit to Winterlights, but with our winter coats and gloves, it was no less enjoyable!
Newfields Winterlights: What to Expect
Your visit to Winterlights will start near the entrance of the museum. From there, you'll enter the grounds under a canopy of large, blazing snowflakes. Immediately on your left, you'll see Oldfields, the Lilly Mansion, with both its facade decorated, and featuring the highlight of the event, the light display in the estate's front yard, timed to festive music.
How long does Winterlights take?
Winterlights: Food and Drink
Local drinks (alcoholic and non) and snacks are on offer at several stands throughout the event. Check out the menu to get a taste!
Thanks for stopping by!
I hope you enjoy your visit to Winterlights, either this year or in the future! Be sure to check out Harvest Nights as well, and if you live in Indy, consider becoming a member at Newfields!
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