Where to See Holiday Light Displays

Posted by: Shelby Miles on December 6, 2021

Every year, businesses and homes in Festival Country don their best decorations and create captivating holiday light displays for all to enjoy. Jump in the car and check out these lights. Most displays are on from approximately 6 to 10 p.m. All are free unless otherwise noted. 


Franklin

• Downtown Franklin

  • You can't have the Christmas season without a stroll through downtown Franklin. For the month of December, the courthouse square is illuminated in twinkling lights. It feels like stepping into a Hallmark movie.

• Canary Creek Estates lights

  • Cruise through this neighborhood for a festive collection of light displays.
  • Canary Creek Dr. and Mallory Pkwy.

• Oak Leaf neighborhood lights

  • This neighborhood is full of bright displays.
  • 1075 Oak Leaf Road

• Niagara Lane light show

  • Tune into 97.7 to hear music synched with this light show.
  • 1250 Niagara Lane


• Martin Place lights

  • These large historic homes are known for their festive decorations.
  • Martin Place (right off North Main Street)

Christmas Acres

  • There are 50,000 lights set up on this five-acre property. Admission is free, but they’re collecting canned goods for the local food pantry. Donations can be left at the end of their front sidewalk.
  • 6211 N. 500 East

• Franklin Lakes lights

  • Visit many of the streets in this neighborhood for nice light displays.

• Otterbein Senior Life Nativity

  • See a life-sized lighted Nativity scene on the front lawn.
  • 1070 W. Jefferson St.


• Heritage neighborhood lights
  • Visit many of the streets in the Heritage neighborhood for nice light displays.

• Other decorated homes

  • Homes at South and Jackson St.
  • Orion St.
  • Windstar Blvd.
  • 4556 E. 575 North
  • 890 N. 500 East
  • 1855 S. 100 West
  • 1850 Longest Drive

• Holiday Business Decorating Contest participants

  • This season, Franklin Parks & Recreation is hosting a Holiday Business Decorating Contest for downtown Franklin businesses. Drive along the blocks surrounding the courthouse to see festive displays.
  • Participating businesses include:
    • Bay 7 Vintage
    • Norma Jeans Pastries
    • Generation Art & Frame
    • BYTAVI Boutique
    • Franklin Jewelers
    • Ann's Restaurant
    • Farm Girl Mercantile
    • The Willard
    • Toodleydoo Toys
    • The Artcraft Theatre


Greenwood

• Restore Old Town Greenwood is hosting a downtown business decorating contest. Drive along Madison Avenue and Main Street to see the festive displays.

  • Participating businesses include:
    • Take Root Country Store
    • Brick & Mortar
    • Vino Villa
    • Board & Brush
    • Internet Computing Solutions
    • Onyx Studios

• In addition, they also have a downtown home decorating contest going on now. 

  • Participating homes include:
    • 402 Euclid Ave.
    • 399 Euclid Ave.
    • 190 W. Broadway St.
    • 301 Noble St.
    • 555 Northgate Dr.

• Oak Meadows neighborhood lights

  • Cruise through to enjoy streets full of light displays.
  • 485 Grey Oak Lane

• Middle Street lights

  • This home has elaborate decorations and also collects Santa letters.
  • 51 N. Middle St.

• Grinch House lights

  • Enjoy Dr. Seuss themed lights here.
  • 1010 Royal Oaks Court
  • Also see 1009 and 1020 Royal Oaks Court

• Other decorated homes

  • 50 S. Runyon Road
  • 520 to 875 Green Meadow Dr.
  • 1 to 856 N. Madison Ave.

• Harry Cooler Center

  • See beautifully lit trees and grounds
  • 944 Fry Road

Greenwood Amphitheater Lighted Trail

  • Walk through this lighted trail from December 5 to 31 to see thousands of twinkling lights. Admission is free.
  • Greenwood Amphitheater – 100 Surina Way

• Christmas Crossing

  • Walk through a decorated path of lights and enjoy treats and hot chocolate. Photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus are available on the weekends. It is open Dec. 10-19 from 5 to 10 p.m.


Bargersville

• Tecumseh Way lights

  • Enjoy thousands of beautiful lights at this home.
  • 3199 Tecumseh Way

• Baldwin Street lights

  • There are few houses with large nativities, lights and other displays in downtown Bargersville.
  • South Baldwin Street


Whiteland

• Residential Christmas light contest

  • Participating homes include:
    • 278 Larimar Dr.
    • 414 Westbrook Dr.
    • 15 Phillips Court
    • 6211 N. 500 East
    • 190 Deborah Lane
    • 430 Colony Dr.
    • 619 Poplar St.
    • 804 Rustic Lane
    • 920 Barmun Dr.
    • 48 Meadow Lane
    • 140 Pinedale Dr.
    • 3187 Bristlecone Court
    • 470 Colony Dr.
    • 302 West St.
    • 200 N. State Road
    • 16 Meadow Court West
    • 4079 Knollwood Ave.
    • 90 Joseph Lane


New Whiteland

MegaTree

See the 50-foot MegaTree at Tracy Road and Ashland Ave. in Whiteland. This huge LED tree showcases an impressive light display and is free to view.

• Residential Christmas light contest

  • Participating homes include:
    • 149 Sawmill Road
    • 15 Crestwood Dr.
    • 121 Windemere Road
    • 523 Mooreland Dr.
    • 503 Elmhurst
    • 131 Hilltop 
    • 17 Crestwood Dr.
    • 914 Middle Dr.
    • 521 Hollybrook Dr.
    • 1022 Ashland
    • 219 Mooreland Dr.
    • 273 Winthrop
    • 304 Westbrook
    • 275 Bittersweet Dr.
    • 31 Crestwood Dr.
    • 621 Melrose Dr.
    • 749 Sawmill Road
    • 534 Mooreland Dr.
    • 617 Hickory Pine Dr.
    • 320 Northland Dr.
    • 644 Circle Court
    • 507 Hollybrook Dr.
    • 304 Northlane Dr.
    • 70 Oakden Dr.
    • 62 Anjuli Court


Nineveh

Christmas at the Park

  • This interactive light show displays more than 500,000 LED lights in sync with music. The light show is drive-thru, but if you head to the shelter house (with a face covering), you can get photos with Santa and the Grinch and enjoy hot chocolate, concessions, kettle corn and a campfire. The cost is $25 per car and it is open from 6 to 9 p.m. on weekends.
  • Johnson County Park - 2949 North St.

• Nineveh Heritage Committee competition

The Nineveh Heritage Committee is hosting a residential light competition. Stay tuned for final addresses and details.


Edinburgh

• Town of Edinburgh Christmas light competition

  • Edinburgh residents are decking the halls for the John R. Drybread Community Center Christmas light competition. These are the entries:
    • Clark Griswold Award: 509 Sunset Dr.
    • Martha Stewart Would Be Proud Award: 701 S. Holland St.
    • Historic homes on East Main Cross Street
    • Town decorations and storefronts on Main Cross Street


Other

Christmas at the Farm

  • Enjoy a drive-thru light show all season. On December 11, there will also be Christmas characters and hot chocolate, and they will be collecting non-perishable food items for Johnson County Senior Services.
  • 7591 W. 600 South, Morgantown


If you know a well-decorated business or house that’s not on the list, send the address and a photo (if possible) to marketing@festivalcountryindiana.com. Check out more holiday activities here