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13 Holiday Lights for Tampa Bay Families

Holiday Lights in the Tampa Bay area is a great way to spend some family time. Even out-of-town guests will definitely enjoy Tampa Bay’s special display of Lights from Tampa to Spring Hill.

Check out our top 13 list of åÊ2015 Holiday lights that you can drive thru to åÊenjoy for free and those that åÊaccept donations and are fee-based.

Drive-Thru Holiday Lights

 

1.åÊCelebration of Lights in Spring Hill

15325 Alric Pottberg Rd.,åÊSpring Hill, Fl 34610

Dates: December 10-27th, 6-9 p.m. (Weekdays), 6-10 p.m. (Weekends)

Cost:åÊ$20.00 a carload,åÊ$40.00 for 14 passenger van
$7 per person on tour bus

Experience the magic of the holidays and a fun filled evening beginning with a mile long drive-thru the Celebration of Lights in Spring Hill with a fun Jingle Bell junction with entertainment, Santa and vendors.

 

Free Holiday Light Displays

 

2.åÊSymphony In Lights at the Shops at Wiregrass

Nightly 6-9 p.m., November 14th through Dec. 31
28211 Paseo Drive, Suite 100, Wesley Chapel

Bring your family to the popular Symphony In Lights at the Shops at Wiregrass for the 2015 Premi̬re of Holiday lights, nightly holiday shows, music and the transformation of center court into a Winter Wonderland.

3.åÊLargo Holiday Lights

Nightly, November 26, 2015- January 1, 2016
101 Central Park Dr,åÊLargo, FL 33771

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Take a stroll down to Largo park to see the lighted displays for the festive holiday season. So many fun and unique light displays to enjoy.

4. Chick-fil-A Waters Ave

6299 W Waters Ave,åÊTampa, Florida
Cost: Free

Chick-fil-A has a beautiful light display that they turn on every year for the Holiday Season. Stop in for a treat and enjoy the majestic lights.

5.åÊSt. Petersburg Waterfront Lights and Display

Nightly
Cost: Free

Stroll along the pedestrian walkway of St. Petersburg‰Ûªs waterfront and see thousands of holiday lights and decorations in North and South Straub Parks.åÊ Don‰Ûªt miss the Giant Greeting Card display along Bayshore Dr. at Vinoy Park made by local teens at St. Petersburg‰Ûªs Recreation Centers.

6.åÊHyde Park Village Holiday Stroll

1602 W Snow Ave, Tampa, FL 33606
Cost: Free
Dates: Lights are on at dark, Santa in the Village on select nights through Dec. 24th

Take a åÊfamily-friendly stroll through the shops at Hyde Park Village. Beautiful light displays and visits with Santa on select nights. åÊCome visit Santa at these times listed.åÊ

7.åÊThe Oakdale Christmas HouseåÊLight DisplayåÊ

Friday, November 27th until January 3rd,åÊ6:00 -10:00 p.m.
2719 Oakdale St. S, St. Petersburg, FL 33705
Cost: Free

The 2015 Oakdale Christmas Light Displays is among the best in the U.S. andåÊTampa Bay. Holiday Light Display features app. 1/2 million lights.åÊOnly display to make HGTV‰Ûªs #1 & NBC‰Ûªs Today
show top 3 the same year.

8. Rawls Road Lights

5118 Rawls Road, Tampa, FL
Dates: Open daily through Jan. 1, dark-9 p.m.
Cost: Admission is free (donations accepted).

Explore this multi-home display in the Carrollwood area that’s been a holiday tradition for more than 15 years and has been featured on HGTV. It features a walk-through area and a display that‰Ûªs visible from the street featuring a light show synced to music, inflatable decorations and thousands of lights.

Donation/Fee-Based Holiday Light Displays

 

9.åÊ23rd Annual Winter Wonderland in Clearwater

The event takes place at the corner of Ft. Harrison Avenue and Drew Street.
Dates: Wednesday, December 9 to Sunday, December 13, 2015 fromåÊ6-9 p.m.
Cost:åÊFree, however visitors are asked to bring a non-perishable food item and/or an unwrapped toy.

Winter Wonderland is a complete Christmas village with lights, an entertainment stage, photos with Santa, cookie decorating with Mrs. Claus, a hot chocolate shop, a petting zoo, pony rides, playground, a Bouncy House, a Giant Slide and the Holiday Express Train!

10.åÊHoliday Lights at The Botanical Gardens

12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo, FL
Dates: November 27 – December 31, 2015,åÊ5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
Cost: Suggested donation $4 (13 years and older)

Take a nice stroll through the Florida Botanical Gardens to see the beautiful holiday lights.åÊåÊThere will be nightly free entertainment and visits from Santa Claus.

 

 

11.åÊChristmas Town at Busch Gardens

Christmas Town will run for 20 select dates from November 27 & 28, December 4-5, 11-12 & 18-31.
Cost: Included in admission or Annual pass/Fun card

New for 2015! Christmas Town is open until 10 p.m. on select dates.

Photo courtesy: Busch Gardens

Photo courtesy: Busch Gardens

Busch GardensåÊTampa will transform into a holiday wonderland of Christmastime entertainment, holiday shopping, festive treats and more than a million twinkling lights. åÊThe Christmas cheer begins at Santa‰Ûªs house where you canåÊmeet and take photosåÊSanta Claus.

12. Holiday Lights at Lowry Park Zoo

1101 W Sligh Ave, Tampa, FL 33604

Dates: Dec. 4-Jan-3rd, 4:30-7:00 p.m.

Cost:åÊIncluded with paid Zoo admission or Zoo membership.

Visit the Lowry Park Zoo on select days this Holiday season and enjoy extended hours (park closes at 7 p.m.) with festive decorations, twinkling lights and ‰ÛÏFlorida snow flurries‰Û in the unique and picturesque setting.åÊVisits from Santa, sights and sounds of the season, holiday treats and more.

 

13. Victorian Christmas Stroll

401 W Kennedy Blvd,åÊTampa, FL
Dates: Runs through December 23rd, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Cost:åÊ$15 for adults,åÊ$13 seniors &åÊ$9 youths (4-18 years)
Come visit the Christmas exhibit at Henry B. Plant Museum. EnjoyåÊ14 exhibit rooms filled with beautifully adorned treesåÊdesigned in 19th century themes and antique holiday accessories.

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