Got antsy children? Ready to do something festive – and safe – with your family? Holiday lights are just the thing to get into the holiday spirit while safely explore from (in most cases) the confines of your car.

There are all kinds of festive places well within cheerful driving distance to bring some festive spirit to your friends and family.

Here are a few of our favorites from the elves at RoseLake Estates:

  • City of Lights, Kokomo

You can drive or walk thorugh this light extravaganza set up in Kokomo’s Highland Park, 900 W. Deffenbaugh Street, Kokomo, IN. Now through Christmas Day. Especially good for kids to       enjoy. Free.

  • ‘Indy’s Largest’ Christmas Tree, Indianapolis

Head into downtown Indianapolis to “the circle,” or more   correctly, the Soldiers and Sailors monument. Indiana’s ‘tallest        Christmas tree’ is strung up with holiday lights – as is the entire   tarea around it. A visual and historic treat for all ages. Free.

  • Indiana State Fairgrounds (through January 3, 2021). Use the Gate 12 entrance off 42nd Drive the family through this car-friendly magical world from dusk to 10 pm (extended hours on weekends). Tickets available online.
  • TPA Park, Frankfort

The light show in downtown Frankfort at TPA Park is always      one of the best in Indiana. Check out all of the fun displays this        park has in store for this year’s festival at 1 Adrian Marks Drive,        Frankfort, IN

  • Christmas at the Zoo

Way back in 1967, the Indianapolis Zoo was the first zoo in the          nation to hold a holiday lights event. Year after year, Christmas   at the Zoo is now a multi-generational family favorite.       Downtown Indy on West Washington St. Tickets available on         line.

  • Fortville Winter Festival, Fortville

This year is the 9th year for this nearby explosion of holiday      lights, food, activities, and shopping. Weekends now through        early          January 2021, Fortville’s Holiday Festival of Lights is a     feast for the eyes, whether walking or driving. Free.

Enjoy the season!