Celebrating the Holiday Season in Indiana

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa, Hoosiers love to light up the winter nights with festive holiday decorations.

Video Transcript

One thing about Hoosiers: we’re always ready to deck the halls and show off our holiday spirit. In fact, the moment Thanksgiving ends, Indiana transforms into a true winter wonderland—filled with festive holiday lights just waiting for the first snow of the season. 

One of my favorite holiday traditions is the annual Circle of Lights celebration, when we turn Monument Circle into the World’s Largest Christmas Tree. This lighting ceremony is always a sight to behold—with performances from musicians, entertainers, and the Man in Red himself. 

At the same time, Newfields starts decorating their gardens for Winterlights, while the State Fairgrounds opens their nightly drive-thru light show. These dazzling displays feature over a million lights each, creating an unforgettable holiday experience for the whole family. 

But you don’t have to travel far to find festivities like these. Just about every city and town in Indiana makes an effort to celebrate the season, bringing joy to our community even on the darkest nights of the year.

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