Presented by Bank of America

5 - 9 pm

Winterlights is sold out throughout the run of the experience.  

Return to Winterlights this November 18 through January 6. The lights will dance again on the Lilly House lawn as you amble side by side with family and friends. You can still enjoy warm drinks, handmade s’mores, and unique photo ops. But this time? It’ll be among the glow of a million and a half lights. Our new Wintermarket will open, alongside some bigger, better light designs. Wanna upgrade? We’re offering special glasses that transform each and every light into a shimmering snowflake. Each pair comes with a complimentary warm drink and a tear off tab for buy one get one free admission from January 8 through Valentine’s Day weekend.

Please note: Tickets are non-transferrable after 5pm on your event date. Tickets are non-refundable.

November 18, 2018–January 6, 2019
$8 - $20 (Children 5 and under are free, ticket required)

Online Discount

Adult $20
Youth (6-17) $12
Child (5 & under) Free
Adult $15
Youth (6-17) $8
Child (5 & under) Free

Tickets at the door

Adult $25
Youth (6-17) $17
Child (5 & under) Free
Access Pass (per guest) $2
Adult $20
Youth (6-17) $13
Child (5 & under) Free

The Access Pass will still be available for $2 per person throughout the run of Winterlights.

Starting October 1, you can save 20% by reserving your tickets online (and you’ll bypass the purchase line upon arrival – nice, right?) Tickets will be available every half hour from  5–8 pm. We close at 9 pm.

Newfields members receive additional discounts and exclusive access to Winterlights presented by Bank of America. Our member preview evenings happen November 16 and 17 for just $10. 

New this year, the Deer Zink Special Events Pavilion has been transformed into a Wintermarket, the first stop for a warm cup of hot chocolate or apple cider—with spiked options for adults. Local artisans like Smoking Goose, Gallery Pastry Shop, Circle City Soups and Sun King Brewery will sell popular food and beverage options.

Santa will join us for special appearances every Tuesday in December. Also in December, you’ll hear the voices of carolers every Wednesday.

Take your Winterlights experience to the next level by purchasing festive holiday décor, gifts, plants, and fun items to wear that blink bright holiday colors. These items are available for purchase in the Museum & Garden Shop and along the Poinsettia Path on the first floor of the IMA and at the Lilly House Christmas Shop. Blinky lights are also available in the Hospitality tents within the show.


Winterlights will be open Thanksgiving Day, Black Friday, Christmas, Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, and New Year’s Day. 

Members (no matter which type of membership) will be able to buy unlimited discounted tickets for Winterlights only.


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