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Holiday lights brighten Indy!

‘Tis the season for Christmas lights, and there are several displays around Indianapolis that will get you into the holiday spirit. Here are a few that you might want to check out with friends and family:

Lights at the Brickyard, running now through Dec. 30, is a popular, drive-through holiday display that debuted last year at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This year there’s a longer route with an expanded lineup of colorful displays illuminated by over 2.5 million bright lights. The Lights at the Brickyard course is expanded to more than two miles from last year’s 1.7-mile layout, traveling through the IMS infield and along the front stretch of the historic oval, crossing the world-famous Yard of Bricks. Operating hours for Lights at the Brickyard are 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. For more info and ticket prices, click here:

You can actually walk through a winter wonderland during Winterlights at Newfields (formerly the Indianapolis Museum of Art), now through Jan. 7 at 38th Street and Michigan Road. More than a million bulbs light up displays in the forest, field and gardens. You can make wintertime S’mores at wood-fired warming stations, and adults are invited to try mugs of warm, “spiked” cider or cocoa. There’s even beer and canned red or white wines along with a variety of warm nuts and other holiday treats.

Festive holiday décor, gifts, plants and fun items to wear that blink bright holiday colors also are available for purchase in the Museum & Garden Shop, along the Poinsettia Path on the first floor of the IMA and at the Lilly House Christmas Shop. For more info and ticket prices, visit

Head out to Ind. 37 for the 25th annual Reynolds Farm Equipment Christmas Lights Display, which is bigger than ever! The popular display, continuing through Jan. 1, features about 150 displays and 3,000 visitors each day. It’s a little less visible from Ind. 37 because the bulk of the displays were moved to a parking area in the back. Best of all, admission is free!

About a million bulbs illuminate a 57-foot-tall abominable snowman, reindeer, igloos, trains and a 60-foot cross. The event also is a major fundraiser for Hamilton County's largest food bank, the the Come-to-Me Food Pantry at the Fishers United Methodist Church. Visitors are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for the pantry. The display is located at 12501 Reynolds Drive, Fishers, IN. For more events, click here:

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