WROI Entertainment Archives for 2022-11

5th annual drive-thru light display to open in Shipshewana on November 18

Shipshewana will once again be home to more than two million LED Christmas lights displayed in over a mile-and-a-half long symphony of various light scenes this Christmas season.


Shipshewana’s Lights of Joy, a spectacular drive-through light display experience, will celebrate opening weekend November 18 - 20 and will then be open 7 days/week from November 25 – December 31 for the 2022 Season. (Exception: Closed Dec. 8, Dec. 25 & Dec. 26).


Shipshewana Trading Place and Blue Gate Hospitality have partnered to bring the annual holiday experience to town and are excited to continue the tradition with even more lights than last year. This year’s display features over a mile and half of magical holiday scenes and special features, drive through arches, a series of miniature displays featuring the night before Christmas, and many new displays adding to the excitement each year!


“Now in its 5th season, this has been proven to be an annual tradition for many. We anticipate families continuing this new favorite Christmas tradition and are pleased to once again open this fun drive thru experience for their enjoyment,” said Brian Lambright, Business Development Director of Shipshewana Trading Place.


Shipshewana’s Lights of Joy will be set up on the grounds of the Shipshewana RV Park and will wind back and forth through dozens of displays. Visitors will enter at the grounds of the Shipshewana Flea Market on SR 5 and drive through the 1.5 mile course of Christmas light scenes, exiting onto CR 200 N.


“It is so exciting to see families and individuals from all over enjoy this truly unique Shipshewana experience and we love being able to make it bigger and better with each year,” said Ryan Riegsecker, president of Blue Gate Hospitality. “Shipshewana continues to offer more amazing things to do and this adds to the options available for our visitors during the Christmas season.”


The drive-through light display will be open 7 days/week from November 25 through December 31, 2022 (Closed Dec. 8, Christmas Day and December 26). The cost is just $20/vehicle; and hours, when open, are Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 6pm – 9pm and Friday & Saturday 6pm – 10pm.


Tickets may be purchased at the gate upon entry or online at ShipshewanaLightsofJoy.com.


For more information on Shipshewana’s Lights of Joy, visit ShipshewanaLightsof Joy.com or find the Shipshewana’s Lights of Joy page on Facebook.