Winterlights returns to Newfields with 1.5 million sparkling lights November 19

For the sixth year, Winterlights will be returning to the gardens at Newfields for one of Indianapolis’s favorite holiday traditions. Winterlights will begin on November 19 and run through January 8, 2023.

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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.

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New this year at Winterlights:

New this year, guests will stroll through the new Glowing Garden featuring hundreds of color blossoms illuminating the path to the Snowflake Bridge. Near Lilly House, Astraeus, an installation by local artists Owens + Crawley will light the way outside the historic home. Across from Garden Terrace, Big Piñata by the art collective Happy Rebels will debut at Winterlights. This sculpture is inspired by Las Posadas, a festival traditionally celebrated in Mexico and Latin America.

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New Premium Ticket Options

Also new this year are two new premium ticket options for guests who want an all-inclusive experience, the Premier Ticket and the Winterwonder Pass.

The Premier Winterlights

The Premier Winterlights Ticket includes a goodie bag with blinky lights, holographic glasses, a non-alcoholic beverage and gingerbread popcorn from Just Pop In! as well as access to the express entry line.

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The Winterwonder Pass

The Winterwonder Pass, is designed to be your one-stop-shop for a festive experience at Winterlights. The pass includes everything you love about Winterlights, plus an elevated experience inside Lilly House. Warm up on the second floor of Lilly House, overlooking Landscape of Light, while sipping a glass of bubbly (or non-alcoholic option) and enjoying sweet treats. This package includes a flexible arrival time — join us any time between 5 and 9 PM—as well as fast pass access at culinary stops. Your Winterwonder Pass also includes: a Winterlights goodie bag with special blinky lights, holographic glasses, non-alcoholic beverage and gingerbread popcorn from Just Pop In!.

How much does Winterlights at Newfields cost?

Ticket prices range between $15-$29 depending on age and membership status. Children 5 and under are free! Visit to purchase tickets. 

Adults: $29/public; $22/members
Seniors: $25/public; $22/members
Youth (6-17): $20/public; $15/members
Kids (0-5): Free!

Premiere Ticket: Public $49 / Member $44 
Winterwonder Pass: Public $119 / Members $114 

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When does Winterlights take place in 2022?

Newfields Winterlights takes place nightly (5-9 pm) from November 19, 2022-January 8, 2023. 

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. 

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For the sixth consecutive year, Newfields has partnered with The Girl Scouts of Central Indiana 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.

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