Best places in Indy to watch Christmas lights


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Aidan Sullivan, Reporter

Around the holiday season, some people go above and beyond to decorate their houses with Christmas lights in order to get in the holiday spirit. In Indiana, there are some great options to see spectacular light shows within reasonable driving distance.

1.Reynolds Farms 

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The Reynolds Farms christmas light show has been a holiday attraction for 26 years. It all started with a few employees putting a string of lights on a tractor and making it look like the wheels were moving. Over the next few years, “We just went crazy,” said Mike Lawson in an interview, whose grandparents, A.W. “Mac” and Arline Reynolds, founded Reynolds Farm Equipment on Ind. 37 and 126th Street in Fishers in 1955, and put up over 40 light displays on their property. Since then, Reynolds Farms has put up over 150 displays and attracts nearly 3,000 visitors per day. The attraction is completely free, but donations are accepted at the end of the course.

2.Lights at the Brickyard 

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With 3 million individual lights surrounding the racetrack, visitors can pay $25 per car Monday through Wednesday, or $30 per car Thursday through Saturday. The event only continues through Dec. 30, so buy your tickets now! 

3.Circle of Lights 

Over 4,000 lights transform the Soldiers and Sailors monument into a giant Christmas Tree on Monument circle downtown. The “tree” stays light throughout the holiday season and is completely free to enjoy.

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4.Christmas at the Zoo

A family favorite, head down to the Indianapolis Zoo to see the animals surrounded by christmas lights. From now until Dec. 30, tickets are standard Zoo admission andis $9.20 for children ages 2 to 12 and $12.20 for adults.

Photo courtesy of Indianapolis Zoo by Erik Markov