Christmas is one of the most beautiful times of the year. Certainly a time for all to be festive and celebrate with lots of good food and fun, family and friends.
So, to help get you into the holiday spirit, below is a list of some of the most spectacular light displays around the Tampa Bay area, courtesy of WTSP:
Christmas Town –
Get in the Christmas spirit at the Tampa theme park Busch Gardens. Christmas Town is included with park admission and runs nightly through Jan. 6. More information here.
Oakdale Christmas House-
One of the biggest Christmas light displays in Tampa Bay for more than 40 years is an annual tradition for locals and visitors alike. More information here.
Holiday Lights at Largo Central Park-
One of the biggest light displays in Pinellas County returns to Largo Central Park. The Holiday Lights is open nightly through Jan. 1, 2020. Its an amazing light show.
Enchant Christmas debuts in three cities this year — and St. Petersburg’s Tropicana Field is one of them. Ticket prices vary for select nights and times. More information here.
Symphony in Lights –
The Shops at Wiregrass brings back its iconic holiday light show this year with dancing lights, festive decor and even some “snow.” The light show runs nightly through Dec. 31. More information here.
Holiday Lights in the Gardens-
Another light display in the Largo area sees more than 1 million LED lights twinkle around the Florida Botanical Gardens at 12520 Ulmerton Rd. The event runs through Jan. 4, 2020. More information here.
Wonderland of Lights & Santa’s Village-
Christmas light-lovers can drive through a mile of displays at the Hillsborough County Fairgrounds in Brandon. The event runs through Jan. 5. More information here.
Lights of Lake Park-
The neighborhood Christmas light display has raised more than $800,000 for Suncoast Hospice since 1993. The lights are on 6-10 p.m. nightly through Dec. 31. It’s free to attend, but donations for Suncoast Hospice are encouraged. More information here.
St. Petersburg Waterfront Light Display-
Thousands of holiday lights and decorations cover North Straub Park, South Straub Park, Pioneer Park, Al Lang Park and Albert Whitted Park in downtown St. Petersburg. The lights are on display through Jan. 1. More information here.
Several thousand lights and displays fill a quarter-mile. The Christmas Trail is open 5:30-10 p.m. select nights through Dec. 23. More information here.
River of Lights-
Tampa’s Pirate Water Taxi turns festive with the Dickens Carolers as you tour along the Hillsborough River to see the lighted bridges and downtown area. Departure times are at 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 p.m. select nights through Dec. 30. Tickets are $28 for adults, $18 for kids. More information here.
Celebration of Lights and Wilderness Wonderland-
Along with the mile-long drive-thru of holiday lights and displayers is the Wilderness Wonderland at The Concourse in Shady Hills. Both events run 6-10 p.m. nightly through Dec. 21. $10 per car. Train rides are $4. More information here.
Don’t feel like driving around to see the displays mentioned above, check out these pictures of Christmas decorations below…
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