Happy November! If you are in or around the city this time of year here are 5 must do things in Indianapolis in November with your family.
Indianapolis in November
Winterlights at Newfields
Winterlights at Newfields is a new family tradition for Indy. A dazzling choreographed lightshow invites you to walk through the garden trails as you sip your favorite hot beverage. From the “whimsy trees” to the lawn, it will be impossible to not marvel at Indy’s newest holiday date night or family outing destination.
Foods and drinks available include Newfields beer from Taxman Brewery, s’more kits sold by local Girl Scouts, hot apple cider (can be spiked with Bulleit bourbon), hot chocolate, (can be spiked with peppermint Schnapps), wine in a can, warm cinnamon roasted almonds, and warm cookies.
Tickets: $20-$25, adults; $12-$17, youth 6-17; $15-$20, adult members; $8-$13, youth members 6-17; free, children 5 and under. November 18-January 6, 2019
Lights at the Brickyard
Starting on November 17th the Indianapolis Motor Speedway opens to celebrate the their annual inaugural holiday event. Lights at the Brickyard is usually a 1.7 mile drive-through holiday display with 2.5 million bright lights illuminating an expanded lineup of colorful displays, but last year they expanded this and now travels through the IMS infield and along the front stretch of the historic oval—will cross the world-famous Yard of Bricks start-finish line.
In addition to more lights than ever before, this year marks the addition of limited out-of-car experiences for the first time.
- “Santa Nights at the IMS Museum” – Dec. 2 and Dec. 9
- River West Coffee Truck for purchase of hot chocolate, coffee, and other sweet holiday treats. Check IMS social media
- Special photo opportunities near the IMS Museum fountain.
Purchase tickets from November 16 – December 30, 2018. Purchase tickets Monday-Wednesday: $25 per car, Thursday-Sunday: $30 per car or get speedy tickets for $50. Get tickets here.
Reynolds Farm Equipment Light
Lights displays are great to see, but make sure to check out Reynolds Farm Equipment Light display. Open the day after Thanksgiving, drive by on 12501 Reynolds Drive in Fishers for this is a sight to see. This light display is for a good cause – Fishers Come to Me Food Pantry. Event is free but donations are collected for the Fishers Come to Me Food Pantry. Starting Nov 20 – Jan 01, 2019 at 12:00 AM – 12:00 AM
Circle of Lights Tree Lighting at Monument Circle
Downtown Indy, Inc.’s Circle of Lights is big must do for the family! Happening on November 23, 6-8pm for festivities. The lighting of tree somewhere between 7:30-7:50pm. Head down to Monument Circle the Friday after Thanksgiving to kick off the Christmas holiday season with the lighting of 4,784 lights. Travelocity named the Circle of Lights® one of the top five “must-see Christmas trees” in the nation. Presented by the IBEW 481. To conclude the evening, watch the sky for a spectacular fireworks finale. Free.
Indianapolis Zoo Christmas at the Zoo
The Indianapolis Zoo with celebrate its 50th annual holiday event with Santa workshop, carolers, holiday photos and more at the zoo. Christmas at the Zoo has been voted in the top five of USA Today’s 10 Best Zoo Lights for three years in a row!
Enjoy lights and see animals exhibits that will be open later just for you staring November 23. This year they are offering more opportunities to visit, with Mondays and Tuesdays added in as well as extended hours until 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays.. Find out more details at Indianapolis Zoo.
Hope you get a chance to check all 5 events this month. Like this post? Check our Date Night Ideas in Indianapolis.
Indianapolis in November
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