8 Places to See Holiday Lights in Indianapolis for Free


Picture this: You and your family are hanging out at home. It’s cold outside, the kids are restless. You want to get out of the house and do something but maybe you want to stay in your comfy clothes and you don’t want to spend money, because you’ve completed all of your holiday shopping. Sound familiar? We get it. There are more places popping up each year that provide free entertainment you can enjoy from your car. All you have to do is tune your radio to the right station! Go pop some popcorn, grab your coats, and check out our round-up of places to see holiday lights in Indianapolis for free.

Powers Christmas Lights

Where: 6893 N 1000 E, Sheridan, IN 46069
When: Sunday through Thursday 6:00-10:00 pm, Friday & Saturday 6:00-11:00 pm, all night on Christmas Eve
About: Tune your radio to 89.5 FM and enjoy this family-run residential Christmas light show! Check out the Powers Christmas Lights Facebook page for more information and make sure you read their suggested rules on how to enjoy their lights from your car. 

Harrington Family Light Show

Where: 15418 Dunrobin Drive, Noblesville, IN 46062
When: 6:30-9:30 pm every night
About: This is the third year for the Harrington Family Light Show, located in Noblesville. Tune your radio to 100.1 for over an hour of unique light displays. According to their Facebook page, they are located on a street with great traffic flow so there should be no parking issues.

Bel Moore Circle

Where: 7104 Bel Moore Circle, Indianapolis, IN 46259
When: Sunday through Thursday 6:00-11:00 pm, Friday & Saturday 6:00 pm-midnight
About: Christmas in Bel Moore is another fun and local synchronized light show to check out, located East of Southport. Make sure you tune your radio to 88.9 and enjoy the lights with your family! Check out their Facebook page for updates.

Circle of Lights

Where: 1 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN 46204
When: Every night until January 14, 2024
About: If you live in Indianapolis, visiting the Circle of Lights at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument on Monument Circle in downtown is a must. According to their website, “Monument Circle will bask in holiday glory with the continuation of ‘Shining A Light,’ a multi-million dollar update of lighting, staging, audio and video technology that transforms the Circle into a life-size snow globe, enhancing Circle of Lights like never before.”

Jimmy Nash City Park

Where: 360 North Home Avenue, Martinsville, IN 46151
When: Every night from 6:00-10:00 pm, running until January 1st, 2024
About: For those that don’t mind the drive, the 2023 Festival of Lights – located in Jimmy Nash City Park – can be enjoyed from the warmth of your car. According to the website, “Visitors are welcome to drive through the park to view the display or park and walk around if the weather’s nice. There is even a sleigh near the Family Pavilion that you are welcome to use for photos!”

Lights On Greenspire

Where: 4824 Greenspire Drive, Carmel, IN 46033
When: Daily during the holidays, after dark
About: Lights On Greenspire set their 20,000 lights to 90.7 – my family and I have watched this display for the past few years and love it!

Brownsburg Town Hall

Where: 61 N Green St, Brownsburg, IN 46112
When: Daily during the holidays, after dark
About: We love a good synchronized light display and you can catch one at the Brownsburg Town Hall during the holidays, starting December 3rd. Park your car, tune your radio to 88.5, and get in the holiday spirit!

Swanson’s Family Christmas Lights

Where: 13569 Auburn Springs Circle, Fishers, IN 46038
When: Sunday to Thursday 6:00-10:00 pm, Friday & Saturday 6:00-10:30 pm
About: Another one I will make sure to update, but here is the information from last season. Tune your radio to 96.9 as you pull up the Swanson’s Family Christmas Lights, located in Fishers. The added around 4,000 more LED lights last year!

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