Porter County Parks & Recreation opened the Winter Lights Drive Thru on Saturday, November 19th, 2022 at Sunset Hill Farm County Park, 775 Meridian Rd. in Valparaiso. The Winter Lights Drive Thru is open from Nov 19th – Jan 2nd, 2023 from 5pm – 10pm, free, donations accepted. (note, there is no festival in 2021)
Porter County Parks hosts annual Winter Lights Drive Thru
Visitors are invited to kick off the holiday lights display from 5-9pm at Sunset Hill Farm County Park in Valparaiso. More than 300 displays, many hand-made by members of the Northwest Indiana Historical Power Association and park staff, are arranged around the park.
In addition to viewing the lights, visitors can take photos with Santa, decorate holiday cookies, enjoy bonfire s’mores and hot chocolate, and play carnival games. The celebration ends with a fireworks display. Wagon rides will also be available to and from the parking lot, and food vendors will be on site. Admission is free.
Visitors can drive past the displays through New Year’s. The lights come on at dusk and stay on until 10om each night. Driving through the park to see the lights is free, but a donation box is available for those who would like to contribute.
Sunset Hill Farm County Park is located at 775 Meridian Road in Valparaiso. More information about Winter Lights is available by calling Porter County Parks at 219-465-3586.
Christmas in Northwest Indiana . . .
5 Holiday Traditions – thru Jan 5th
What’s on Theatre Stage this year – TBD
Candlelight Tour in Laporte – cancelled in 2022
Winter Lights Drive Thru – Valparaiso – thru Jan 2nd, 2023
Holly Days in Valparaiso – Dec 2nd 2022
A Christmas Story Comes Home – Hammond Indiana – thru Dec 31, 2022!
Christmas At Barker Mansion – Michigan City – Dec 2nd Thru Dec 28th, 2022!
FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS DRIVE THRU – Michigan City – Dec. 3rd thru Jan 2nd, 2023!