Winterlights

Winterlights

This season, the magic returns to Newfields for the fourth year of Winterlights. November 21 through January 3, experience the wonder of over a million and a half lights glittering on one-hundred-year-old trees in the historic garden. Old favorites return, including Landscape of Light dancing to the Nutcracker with the historic Lilly House as the backdrop. New this year, Huckleberry Funk’s cover of Donny Hathaway’s “This Christmas” will be added to the Landscape of Light.  Merriment abounds with the re-imagined Whimsical Terrace. The wooded backdrop along the main path will become a tapestry of color, inspired by the aurora borealis. A warm chocolate chip cookie and Just Pop In! popcorn will be available for purchase throughout, served alongside Sun King Brewing Co.’s Electric Reindeer, West Fork Whiskey’s cider and Newfields’ own hot cocoa.

For the safety of our guests, Winterlights 2020 is an entirely outdoor experience. Entry and exit will occur outside and The Museum & Garden Shop and Lilly House will be closed in the evening. Winterlights ticket holders will receive a code to redeem free tickets to visit Deck the Halls at Lilly House during daytime hours. You can shop The Museum & Garden Shop online anytime or during daytime hours from 11 am to 4 p.m 

November 21, 2020-January 3, 2021
Newfields
November 19 and 20 / Member Preview Nights
$13-$25 / Children Under 5 are Free
Advance Ticket Required

Don't miss out! Advance tickets to Winterlights are required for all guests and members. 

Winterlights tickets

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


 

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

For the safety of our guest, Winterlights is an entirely outdoor experience this year. Restrooms will be available indoors, but The Museum & Garden Shop and Lilly House will be closed during evening hours. The path through Winterlights will follow a one-way route and you won't be able to double back. But don't worry! You'll have plenty of time to stroll at your own pace and get all your favorite photo ops. See all the fan favorites and plan your route with the Winterlights 2020 Map. 

WINTERLIGHTS MAP

Snacks & Sips

Warm up with a hot cocoa or warm apple cider and munch on a warm chocolate chip cookie or popcorn from Just Pop In! 

WINTERLIGHTS MENU

Take home the sound of Winterlights

After you've seen the Landscape of Light dance to new addition, Huckleberry Funk's cover of This Christmas, play it at home to get in the holiday spirit. 

STREAM THIS CHRISTMAS

For the safety of our guests

  • To maintain a safe crowd size, please arrive within 5-10 minutes of your ticket time. 
  • In line with the latest Government mandate, a face mask is required in all public spaces at Newfields. Parents are encouraged to follow CDC guidelines regarding the use of masks on all children over the age of two years old. 
  • If you are sick, please stay home and avoid close contact with others, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
  • We ask that all guests practice social distancing towards others by staying six feet apart.
  • Newfields is currently a cashless campus. Credit or debit cards are the only form of payment accepted at this time.

Health screening 

Upon ticket scanning, all guests will be asked basic health screening questions supplied by the Marion County Health Department. Any guests that answer "yes" to any screening question, or who refuse to answer, will not be allowed entry into Winterlights.

Have you had contact with anyone that you know has been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last fourteen days?

Contact is defined as being with 6 feet (2 meters) for more than 15 minutes with a person or having direct contact with infectious fluids from a person wth confirmed COVID-19 (for example, being coughed or sneezed on). 

Have you had a positive-COVID test for active virus in the past 10 days?

Do you have any of these symptoms that you cannot attribute to another condition?

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough 
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache 
  • Recent onset of loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion
  • Nausea or vomiting 
  • Diarrhea

We get it - things come up! 

All tickets are non-refundable. If you need to exchange your tickets for any reason, there are a few options for you. 

The last opportunity to exchange a ticket is 2 days before the event date (i.e., a Thursday event date can last be exchanges on the preceding Tuesday). No tickets will be exchange within 24 hours of the event date (i.e., a Thursday event date cannot be exchanged on the day before, Wednesday).

 

Online Exchanges 

  • You can exchange your ticket free of charge up to a week before your ticket time through your Newfields account.
  • For exchanges made within seven days of your ticket, there is a $5 fee per ticket and you must call guest services to process the exchange at 317-923-1331.
  • The last opportunity to exchange a ticket is 2 days before the event date (i.e., a Thursday event date can last be exchanges on the preceding Tuesday).
  • No tickets will be exchange within 24 hours of the event date (i.e., a Thursday event date cannot be exchanged on the day before, Wednesday).

ONLINE EXCHANGE INSTRUCTIONS

 

Phone Exchanges

If you don't have a Newfields account, or need help accessing yours, we can assist you via phone at 317-923-1331. 

  • For exchanges made over the phone there is a $5 exchange fee per ticket.
  • The last opportunity to exchange a ticket is 2 days before the event date (i.e., a Thursday event date can last be exchanges on the preceding Tuesday).
  • No tickets will be exchange within 24 hours of the event date (i.e., a Thursday event date cannot be exchanged on the day before, Wednesday).
Don't forget! Newfields is closed during daytime hours on Thanksgiving Day. Newfields will be open in the evening for Winterlights and will reopen during daytime hours on Friday, November 27.