Winterlights

Presented by Bank of America

Winterlights
5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

The Garden at Newfields is aglow with more than a million and a half lights for the sixth season of Winterlights presented by Bank of America. The tradition continues, bringing wonder and warmth to the holiday season. Old favorites return and new additions shine bright.   

Landscape of Light dances to the Nutcracker on Lilly Allée, while wind whistles in the Ice Storm Walk. The season is bright inside Lilly House, where the halls are decked with elegant hand-made holiday cheer. Whimsy welcomes young and old to experience the all-new sculpture, Big Piñata, by Monterrey, Mexico based art collective, Happy Rebels. The piñata is a traditional symbol of Las Posadas, a Latin American seasonal celebration. Another new addition, Astraeus, by local artists Owens + Crawley, lights the way through the woods as guests wander from Lilly House to Winter Market. Guests will be enchanted by a dazzling display of color blossoms in the new Glowing Garden.  

Festive fare includes a new spiced cider, Sugar Plum Snow Day, an exclusive collaboration with Ash & Elm Cider Co. Crowd favorite Sun King Brewing Co.’s Electric Reindeer brown ale is back again this year, along with hot apple cider, hot cocoa and sweet treats including gingerbread popcorn from Just Pop In! and giant chocolate chip cookies from Circle City Sweets. 

Bundle up to join us for another year of memories beneath the twinkling lights at Newfields.  

November 20, 2022-January 8, 2023
Newfields
Ticket prices vary
Advance ticket required

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

PUBLIC TICKETS

Public  
Child (5 and under) Free
Access Pass (per guest) $2
Youth (6-17) $20
Senior (55+) $25
Adult $29
Premier $49
Winterwonder Pass $119

MEMBER TICKETS

Member  
Child (5 and under) Free
Access Pass $2
Youth (6-17) $15
Adult $22
Premier  $44
Winterwonder Pass $114

 

 

Packages

 

Premier Package 

Public $49 / Member $44  
The premier ticket is the perfect choice to make your Winterlights experience extra bright. Your ticket includes the option to skip the line when you arrive, festive blinky lights, holographic glasses, a non-alcoholic drink ticket and a light snack.

 

Winterwonder Pass

Public $119 / Member $114  
The most wonderful ticket of the season! The Winterwonder Pass includes everything you love about Winterlights, plus an elevated experience inside Lilly House. Warm up on the second floor of Lilly House, overlooking Landscape of Light, while you sip a glass of bubbly (or non-alcoholic option) served in a keepsake cup and enjoy light treat. This package includes a flexible arrival time—join us any time between 5 and 9 PM—as well as fast pass access at culinary stops. Your Winterwonder Pass also includes: a Winterlights goodie bag with special blinky lights, holographic glasses, non-alcoholic beverage and gingerbread popcorn from Just Pop In!.  

December 18, 2022

Latkes and Lights

Newfields
5-11 PM

Join Newfields and the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis for the Chanukah takeover of Winterlights. 

December, 15, 2022

Las Posadas at Winterlights

Newfields
5-11 PM

Newfields and Arte Mexicano en Indiana team up for the Las Posadas takeover of Winterlights presented by Bank of America.

 

 

Take home the sound of Winterlights

Enjoy Huckleberry Funk's cover of This Christmas, play it at home to get in the holiday spirit. 

STREAM THIS CHRISTMAS

The Museum & Garden Shop Gift Catalog

HOLIDAY GIFT CATALOG

 

 

Winterlights FAQs

 

Will there be available parking?

We are expecting you! For your convenience, we’ve added additional parking for Winterlights. Please read the below carefully to ensure your parking experience goes smoothly.  

 

  • Rideshare whenever possible! 

 

We will have flashing street signs letting you know where additional parking is available. Including these locations:  

 

  • The International School of Indiana (Park & Ride) 
    4330 N. Michigan Road 
    Indianapolis, IN 46208 
    Five shuttles will be running from the International School to Newfields on 5-to-10-minute intervals throughout the evening. 
     

  • Indiana Interchurch Center (Park & Walk) 
    1100 W. 42nd Street 
    Indianapolis, IN 46208 
    Interchurch is just across Michigan Road from Newfields. Guests who park at Interchurch will have walking access to Newfields.  

 

Thank you to our partners: 

iPark, the International School of Indiana, Indiana Interchurch Center, and Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department. 

 

What ticket is right for me? 

It depends! We have options. There are three options for tickets this year, each with different perks, all great experiences. Here are the details for each: 

 

STANDARD – This is your good-old fashioned ticket to Winterlights. You get to see everything you love, including the first floor of Lilly House. If you have been to Winterlights in the past, this is the ticket you had—the others are new this year. With this ticket, food and beverages are available for purchase, along with blinky lights and merch from Wintermarket.  

 

PACKAGES 

Premier Package 
The premier ticket is the perfect choice to make your Winterlights experience extra bright. It is a convenient and cost-effective choice for Winterlights fanatics who go all-in with food, beverages and goodies. Your ticket includes the option to skip the line when you arrive, festive blinky lights, holographic glasses, a non-alcoholic drink ticket and a light snack. You’ll pick up all your goodies when you arrive at Newfields on the night of your ticket.  

 

Winterwonder Pass 

The most wonderful ticket of the season! The Winterwonder Pass includes everything you love about Winterlights, plus an elevated experience inside Lilly House. Warm up on the second floor of Lilly House, overlooking Landscape of Light, while you sip a glass of bubbly (or non-alcoholic option) served in a keepsake cup and enjoy light treat. This package includes a flexible arrival time—join us any time between 5 and 9 PM—as well as fast pass access at culinary stops. Your Winterwonder Pass also includes: a Winterlights goodie bag with special blinky lights, holographic glasses, non-alcoholic beverage and gingerbread popcorn from Just Pop In!.  

 

Why are tickets on December 15 and December 18 more than other nights? 

Great question! December 15 is Las Posadas, a special evening in partnership with Arte Mexicano en Indiana. Tickets on this day include a Mexican hot chocolate and churros and as well as all enhanced experiences for the evening. December 18 is Latkes & Lights, a special evening with The Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis, and tickets include a latke or sufganiyot as well as a Kosher cider or a hot cocoa. 

 

Is Lilly House open this year? 

Yes! The first floor of Lilly House is open to all ticket holders and will be as beautiful and festive as ever. New this year, Winterwonder Pass holders are invited to an elevated experience on the second floor of the historic home overlooking Landscape of Light.  

 

Will there be food and drinks available for purchase?  

Yes! Light snacks will be available to purchase at two locations throughout Winterlights. Festive snacks include gingerbread popcorn from Just Pop In, giant cookies from Circle City Sweets, and a make-your-own s’mores station by The Girl Scouts. Favorite seasonal beverages for young and old are available for purchase, including Newfield’s famous hot cocoa, a new spiced cider, Sugar Plum Snow Day, an exclusive collaboration with Ash & Elm Cider Co. and Sun King Brewery’s exclusive Newfields brew, Electric Reindeer.  

 

Will there be places to shop during Winterlights?  

Yes! There are two retail opportunities during Winterlights. Holiday shoppers can expect to find unique ornaments and locally handmade gifts at the Wintermarket along with other gifts by local makers, and a selection that is sure to delight everyone on your shopping list.    

 

Will Santa and carolers be back this year? 

Santa and carolers will be at Winterlights on the evenings listed below. Santa and the carolers are included in all tickets and float throughout the experience throughout the night.  

Santa: Nov. 19, Nov. 29, Nov. 30, Dec. 6, Dec. 7, Dec. 13, Dec. 14, Dec. 20, Dec. 21 

Carolers: Nov. 29, Nov. 30, Dec. 6, Dec. 7, Dec. 13, Dec. 14, Dec. 20, Dec. 21 

 

 

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 exchanged on the preceding Tuesday). No tickets will be exchanged 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 48 hours of the event date (i.e., a Thursday event date cannot be exchanged on the day before, Wednesday).

 

 

Winterlights is presented by:

 

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