What is Lights at the Brickyard?

Lights at the Brickyard

Lights at the Brickyard, the popular, drive-through holiday display that debuted last year at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, will return from Nov. 17 through Dec. 30 this year with a longer route and over 2.5 million bright lights illuminating an expanded lineup of colorful displays. The Lights at the Brickyard course will expand to more than 2 miles from last year’s 1.7 mile layout. As in 2016, the route—which travels through the IMS infield and along the front stretch of the historic oval—will cross the world-famous Yard of Bricks start-finish line.

Lights at the Brickyard Fast Facts:
  • 2+ Mile Driving Experience
  • 40 Scenes
  • 500 Displays
  • 2.5 Million Lights
  • Holiday tunes on 100.1 FM
Standard Pass – (Available at Gate Only)
Package Monday - Wednesday Thursday - Sunday
Automobile (Standard) – Drive Up Only $25 $30
15+ Passenger Vehicle – Drive Up Only $50 $50
Speedy Pass (Available Online and Gate)
Package Price (Online) Price (At The Gate)
Automobile Speedy Pass   $40  $50 Mon.-Wed., $60 Thurs.-Sun.
15+ Passenger Vehicle Speedy Pass   $100  $100
Lights at the Brickyard
Lights at the Brickyard
Frequently Asked Questions
  • What is Lights at the Brickyard?
  • Lights at the Brickyard is a 2+ mile drive-through lights display at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with more than 2.5 million lights spanning over 500 displays in roughly 40 scenes.
  • When is the Lights at the Brickyard Open?
  • Lights at the Brickyard is open from Nov. 17 - Dec. 30. View Full Schedule
  • What are the hours of Lights at the Brickyard?
  • Hours that Lights at the Brickyard are open are Sunday – Thursday 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., Friday & Saturday 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • How long does it take to go through the exhibit?
  • Depending on how many people are in line it should take approximately 20 minutes to drive through the entire display.
  • What is the cost to attend Lights at the Brickyard?
  • Speedy Pass tickets are available for reservation online, at the IMS ticket office and at the Speedy Pass entrance. General admission is available at the gate and any Central Indiana Donatos location. Pricing is detailed in the table above.
  • What is the Speedy Pass?
  • The Speedy Pass is a pass that will allow you to skip the main line to get in the facility. Online Speedy Passes must be printed before arriving at Lights at the Brickyard. The Speedy Pass entrance is via the Brickyard Crossing Golf Course on West 16th Street.
  • How often can I go through the Lights at the Brickyard exhibit with my ticket?
  • Each ticket is good for one trip through the exhibit. One ticket per vehicle.
  • Can I purchase tickets at the gate?
  • Yes, you may purchase Standard Pass and Speedy Pass at the gate. The Standard Lane and Speedy Lane entrances will accept cash and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express). All ticket sales are final – no refunds, no exchanges, no exceptions. Only Speedy Pass is available for purchase online. It is encouraged to do so and print your pass at home, as this will save you time and money!
  • Can I show you my ticket on my smart phone?
  • Yes, print-at-home tickets can be scanned via smartphone.
  • Can I park and walk through?
  • No, Lights at the Brickyard is a drive-through experience — no stopping allowed! You are welcome to drive slowly (5 mph), roll down the windows, take photos, turn your music up, but you must stay in the vehicle.
  • What else can I experience after visiting Lights at the Brickyard?
  • After your visit, hold on to your gate handout! When you visit the Town of Speedway, be sure to bring it with you for 10% off your meal at several participating restaurants. There are also numerous coupons inside the handout from our proud partners of Lights at the Brickyard.
  • Group discounts?
  • There are no group discounts, groups are encouraged to come in large vehicles and buses.
  • What is the route through the track, and access points?
  • Guests that are purchasing General Admission passes for Lights at the Brickyard will follow along the curbside lane along the right side of W. 16th Street to access. Speedy Pass Guests will use the center lane of westbound 16th Street and will cut through curbside traffic to enter into Brickyard Crossings Golf Course with the help of Speedway Police as needed. View Lights at the Brickyard Route Map
  • Is Lights at the Brickyard open on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day?
  • Absolutely! We love holidays! We are open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at regular hours. Our hours are Sunday – Thursday 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., Friday & Saturday 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.