Winterlights will return to the gardens at Newfields for one of Indianapolis’s favorite holiday traditions for the seventh year. Winterlights will begin on November 18 and run through January 7, 2024.
The Garden at Newfields will once again feature more than 1.5 million sparkling Christmas lights in an all-outdoor walking experience. Returning favorites like the Landscape of Light on the Lilly Allée and the Ice Storm Walk in the Garden for Everyone will be joined by new additions that will impress guests.
New this year at Winterlights:
New this year, The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, led by Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly, provides the perfect symphonic soundtrack for a dazzling synchronized display in front of Lilly House. Selections include the musical theme of the Holly Jolly Dollies from the AES Indiana Yuletide Celebration, featuring a lively swing arrangement of the Nutcracker.
New Premium Ticket Options
Again this year, there are two premium ticket options for guests who want an all-inclusive experience, the Premier Ticket and the Winterwonder Pass.
The Premier Winterlights
The more the merrier. Premier tickets include everything you need for a flawless experience. Premier tickets include expedited entry, blinky lights, a non-alcoholic beverage (upgrade available), and Snowflake Glasses.
The Winterwonder Pass
The most magical ticket of them all: includes the complete Winterlights experience, and more. You’ll have flexible arrival time between 5–8 PM, VIP treatment, special access to the Lilly House Lounge on the second floor of the historic mansion overlooking Landscape of Light, a premium beverage, fast pass access at culinary stops, expedited entry, blinky lights, and snowflake glasses. Available on peak days.
How much does Winterlights at Newfields cost?
Ticket prices range between $15-$34 depending on age and membership status. Children 5 and under are free! Visit discovernewfields.org to purchase tickets.
When does Winterlights take place in 2023?
Experience the magical Newfields Winterlights from November 18, 2023, to January 7, 2024, every evening (except Mondays) between 5-9 pm.
Food and Drinks
As always, guests can expect to see special menu items just for the holiday season. The popular Electric Reindeer from Sun King will return alongside a new spiced plum cider from Ash and Elm Cider. Guests can also grab some hot cocoa topped with whipped cream or apple cider as they take in the beauty of the twinkling lights. Both drinks can be spiked with Newfields’ exclusive “Holiday Spirit” peppermint vodka made by West Fork Whiskey Co. or Old Hamer Bourbon Whiskey. An exclusive gingerbread popcorn from Just Pop In! and giant warm chocolate chip cookies from Circle City Sweets will also be available for the length of the festival.
Newfields has partnered with The Girl Scouts of Central Indiana for the seventh consecutive year to sell s’more kits. The scouts volunteer their time and energy attending Winterlights nightly. Every year, 100% of the profits go back to the Girl Scouts of Central Indiana to help fund summer camp and other operations.