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Holiday light show coming to State Fairgrounds

Seven-week display begins November 8
Posted at 11:03 AM, Aug 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-26 11:09:03-04

INDIANAPOLIS—A drive-through holiday light show is coming to the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

It's called "Christmas Nights of Lights," and will run every night from Nov. 8 through Jan 1, no matter the weather.

"We're excited about this new holiday light show," said Indiana State Fairgrounds and Event Center Executive Director Cindy Hoye. "The Fairgrounds has been a popular family venue for a remarkable 127 years, and we're thrilled to host this event—especially given that it exemplifies the true holiday spirit by supporting local charities."

The RTV6 Toy Drive, along with the Salvation Army, Toys for Tots, and Gleaners Food Bank will also benefit from a portion of the event's proceeds, according to Hoye.

The cost is $7 per person, children three and under are free, and a "Carload Special" of up to nine passengers is $30. Tickets will be available each night at the gate.

Here's what you get for the price of admission: A two-mile ride through more than one million LED lights powered by computers. There will be huge light trees, glowing snowflakes, dancing candy canes and tunnels of light. The show is produced by Titan Light Shows of Bluff City, Tennessee.

This is not the first time for a light show at the fairgrounds. Two years ago, it hosted the Chinese Lantern Festival. And the fairgrounds has plenty of competition. Among the offerings: The Indianapolis Motor Speedway will again host "Lights at the Brickyard" this year, there's a walking light show at Newfields and the Reynolds Farm Light Display is moving this year to Conner Prairie.