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4 Drive-Thru Holiday Light Displays in Indiana

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Staying home for the holidays can be fun. But if you find yourself stir-crazy from staring at your home’s decorations or vegging on Christmas shows for too long, why not try a nearby light display? Have a happy holiday in The Hoosier State when you visit any one of these drive-thru events.

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Reynolds Farm Equipment Christmas Light Show

With more than 150 displays, it’s no wonder that this venue is in its 25th year. Averaging 3,000 visitors a day during the holidays, the Reynolds Farm Equipment drive-through event features reindeer, trains, and igloos as well as a 60-foot cross and 57-foot tall abominable snowman. As dynamic as the displays are, however, the main draw of this spectacle is that it serves as a fundraiser for the Come-to-Me Food Pantry, one of Hamilton County’s largest food banks. Check out the event’s Facebook page for driving directions and more information.


jimmy nash city park festival of lights

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Jimmy Nash City Park Festival of Lights

Have a Merry Christmas in Martinsville, conveniently located halfway between Bloomington and Indanapolis. The Jimmy Nash City Park boasts an illuminated venue to remember. Enjoy it now through January 2nd, either by car or on foot. Besides lights, guests can also expect visits from Santa during the experience. You can also snap some holiday pictures at the sleigh near the Family Pavilion, to help commemorate your adventure.


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Santa Claus Land of Lights

Head to Santa Claus, Indiana for another charming holiday light display that you can enjoy from your car. Meander 1.2 miles of pavement to witness more than 300 light displays. 35% of the exhibit is animated, to captivate even the antsiest of young passengers in your backseat. Admission is $15 per vehicle; obtain a $4 coupon from McDonald’s to help offset the entry cost while benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities.


We Care Park Light Display

Grab some cocoa and venture to Kokomo to witness more than two blocks of residential homes outfitted with more than one million lights. Although the event is free, donations are encouraged; each contribution goes directly to We Care of Kokomo, a non-profit helping Howard County individuals with mental, physical, and financial needs. Set your GPS to 2317 N Lafountain St, Kokomo, IN 46901, to partake in this splendid festivity.

Exult in the wonder and ambience of the season when you visit any of these four delightful venues in Indiana. For any Hoosiers that are up for a bit longer drive, consider exploring these Ohio drive-thru displays.


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News Sources: The Indianapolis Star