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8 Spectacular Holiday Light Displays

Here are 7 spectacular holiday light displays that you won’t want to miss in Indiana’s Cool North, where you can celebrate the season from your car, or by taking a walk!

Forest of Lights at Fair Oaks Farms


Forest of Lights at Fair Oaks Farms  has changing scenes of lights, interactive color displays, and perfect photo opportunities for families and friends. Along the trail will be bonfires for making s’mores, warm drinks, and an adult beverage station from November 17 to December 31, 2023.

Christmas Tyme Lights at Harvest Tyme Family Farm

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Christmas Tyme Lights  in Lowell has a spectacular light display along a half mile walking trail at the Harvest Tyme Family Farm, November 24 – December 30, 2023.  The display features unique creations and the seasonal characters you’ve come to love. Make  your own  s’mores at the campfire stops.

Winter Lights Drive-Thru at Sunset Hill Farm

Enjoy the magic of the Winter Lights display at Sunset Hill Farm County Park beginning November 18 and ending on January 1, 2024.  The drive-thru is free and open every night from about 6-9.

Michigan City Festival of Lights


Michigan City Festival of Lights

Michigan City Festival of Lights, by the Michigan City Parks & Recreation Department in Washington Park is free to the public and is open beginning  December 2 following the Michigan City Festival of Lights Celebration.

The Gift of Lights at Potawatomi Zoo

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More than a million lights will be wrapped around trees and free-standing displays at the Potawatomi Zoo.  The Gift of Lights will run Friday through Sunday, November 24 to December 23, 5 to 9 pm (last admission at 8:30).

Winter Wonderland at Wellfield Botanic Gardens



Winter Wonderland at the Wellfield Botanic Gardens will be open Friday-Sunday nights,  November 24-25-26
December 1-2-3, 8-9-10, 15-16-17, 20-21-22-23 and December 26 & 27 .  The 1/4 mile promenade is alive with color in the magical gardens.  Enjoy the sounds of the season as you walk the promenade.

Christmas in Shipshewana

Christmas Lights decorating downtown Shipshewana, Indiana.

Christmas in Shipshewana is like visiting a Hallmark movie set. The entire  Christmas Season is worth the trip!  View the amazing traditional lights throughout the entire downtown shopping area. You can also see the beautiful lighted tree next to Shipshewana Furniture and the lights all over town at many other shops.

Shipshewana Lights of Joy


Shipshewana Lights of Joy takes you along almost a mile and a half display of over two million lights, which will certainly bring Christmas Joy to you from November 17-19 (Friday-Sunday),  Nov 24 – Dec 31 (seven days/week)  (Closed 12/25, & 12/26).


If you are looking for places to complete your Christmas shopping in Indiana’s Cool North, check here.