What is Lights at the Brickyard?

Lights at the Brickyard

Lights at the Brickyard presented by Fifth Third Bank returns Nov. 27 through Jan. 5, 2020 and will feature dozens of colorful displays totaling more than three million bright lights on a 2-mile course through the IMS infield and historic oval, including the front stretch and world-famous “Yard of Bricks” start-finish line.

Lights at the Brickyard Fast Facts:
  • 2+ Mile Driving Experience
  • 40 Scenes
  • 500 Displays
  • 3+ Million Lights
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 $50 $50 Mon.-Wed., $60 Thurs.-Sun.
15+ Passenger Vehicle Speedy Pass $100 $100
Frequently Asked Questions
  • What is Lights at the Brickyard presented by Fifth Third Bank?
  • Lights at the Brickyard is a 2+ mile drive-through lights display at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with more than 3 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. 27, 2019 - Jan. 5, 2020. View Full Schedule
  • When is the new Plaza Village open and what can I expect to see?
  • Exciting new out-of-car experiences in and around the iconic IMS Pagoda will include seasonal food and beverage, photo opportunities, the chance to meet Santa and more! The Plaza Village and Pagoda Experience will be open at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway from Dec. 13-24. Learn More
  • What are the hours of Lights at the Brickyard?
  • Lights at the Brickyard is open 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?
  • It should take approximately 20 minutes to drive through the entire display. Wait time at the entrance to the display will vary based on the number of cars in line. View Calendar
  • What is the cost to attend Lights at the Brickyard?
  • Speedy Pass tickets are available for purchase online, at the IMS ticket office and at the Speedy Pass entrance. General admission is ONLY available at the gate. Pricing is detailed in the above table.
  • What is the Speedy Pass?
  • The Speedy Pass is a ticket that will allow you to skip the main line to enter the facility. Speedy Passes purchased online must be printed before arriving or displayed on a smartphone. 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. On selected nights, fans can take a Victory Lap for an additional $5.
  • Can I purchase tickets at the gate?
  • Yes, you may purchase the Standard Pass or the Speedy Pass at the gate. Both 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 the Speedy Pass is available for purchase online. Ordering the Speedy Pass online will save you time and money and it also allows you to either print your pass at home or display the ticket on your smartphone. 
  • Can I show you my ticket on my smartphone?
  • Yes, print-at-home / digital tickets can be scanned via your smartphone.
  • I ordered tickets, but cannot locate my digital tickets. What should I do?
  • If you purchased the tickets using guest checkout,  you must log in with the temporary account information provided in your email order confirmation. After your transaction, you will receive two emails, including a temporary username and password. Please use that information to access your digital tickets.  
  • Can I park and walk through the displays?
  • 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. New in 2019, from Dec. 13-24, there is an out-of-car experience available in the IMS Pagoda Plaza. This experience is free to all customers and can be accessed after completing the traditional driving experience.
  • 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.
  • Are group discounts available?
  • 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.