Winterlights at Newfields

A million and a half twinkling lights dance across the grounds at Newfields, formerly the Indianapolis Museum of Art. The light show runs from Nov. 16 – January 6 and is a fun activity for couples as well as families.

If you’re looking for a festive week night or weekend outing, Winterlights is definitely a must at least once. This was our first time walking through the holiday light spectacle and it was a lot of fun!

The best part of the light show was the Lilly House lawn which plays holiday songs and a light show is timed to the beat of the music. You can also go inside the house which is decorated as well and gives you a chance to warm up a bit.

Almost all of the ornaments inside the Lilly House are made out of paper and they’re beautiful. According to information on the Newfields’ web site,  the designs were inspired by the library and book collection in the house.

Outside the house, the lights are synchronized with music.

Throughout the grounds there are hand warming stations, hot chocolate for kids and adults and a s’mores stand with s’mores sold by the Girl Scouts.

There are also plenty of unique photo opportunities!

If you live in Indy, visiting family or passing through at night, Winterlights is definitely worth seeing at least once! Tickets can be purchased at the door, but the weekends are pretty much sold out through the end of Dec.

I got lucky and snagged a couple because I called the box office when I saw they were unavailable online and they had a few from people who decided to switch their tickets for a different weekend. So if you can’t get them online for the date you want to go, try calling and see if there might be some – they can take a card over the phone.

The walk through the grounds and house takes about an hour – maybe longer if you have children or just want to linger and enjoy the lights. Parking is free with your ticket. There is also a new Winter Market just before you enter the exhibit.

For more information on Newfields’ Winterlights, visit their web site here.

 

 

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