Some of our favorite things to do during the holiday season is to go see the holiday lights with the family. There are so many locations across the Tampa Bay area that offers a great way to experience the Holiday lights in 2016.
Check out our top list of places below.
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The Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Dr. Wesley Chapel, FL 33543
Dates: Nightly 6-9 p.m., November 12th through Dec. 31, 2016
Enjoy a lively array of dancing lights, dazzling décor, and snow too! Symphony in Lights is an amazing holiday light show, choreographed to music featuring the Trans-Siberian Orchestra! Free entertainment for the entire family! A holiday celebration you won’t want to miss.
6299 W Waters Ave, Tampa, FL
Dates: November 17- Dec. 24, Holiday lights. Holiday Performances and Santa visits on select dates.
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, community performances and visit with Santa.
1602 W Snow Ave, Tampa, FL 33606
Dates: Lights are on at dark, Santa in the Village on select nights from Nov. 19- Dec. 24, 2016.
Take a family-friendly stroll through the shops at Hyde Park Village. Beautiful light displays and visits with Santa on select nights. Come visit Santa during the times listed on the calendar.
Hillsborough County Fairgrounds, 215 Sydney Washer Road, Dover, FL 33527
Dates: November 24 – December 31, 2016
Open Sunday – Thursday, 6-9 pm to Friday & Saturday 6 to 10 pm
Cost: $20-$75 per vehicle
The Wonderland of Lights is a Drive -Thru holiday light show that will surely amaze the young and the “young at heart”. Families will be able to park their cars and stroll through.
1101 W Sligh Ave, Tampa, FL 33604
Dates: Nov. 25-26,December 2-3, 9-10, 16-23 and 26-30 • Open til 10 p.m. Cost:Included with paid Zoo admission or Zoo membership.
Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo is transforming into a world of winter wonder for their brand new Christmas in the Wild event! For 19 delightful nights, enjoy a merry and memorable evening with this unique, but traditional holiday event in the special setting of the Zoo at night. From the sights of stunning lights, the seasonal smells of holiday treats, the excitement of festive entertainment and the magic of wildlife at night, Christmas in the Wild will offer guests of all ages a uniquely immersive holiday experience.
2508 W Oak Ave, Plant City, FL 33563
Dates: November 25 – December 25, 2016 from 6-10pm
Christmas Lane is an extraordinary light display that originated in the 1980s for the Dover, Florida community. This light display has grown exponentially over the last 34 years.
The display will be housed in and around the new building at the Festival grounds. Parking is accessed from N. Edwards St, Between Reynolds St. and Oak Ave.
There is a train for children,a winter wonderland which includes a tunnel of lights, along with several new rides. Santa and Mrs. Claus, along with his elves, attend nightly in his sleigh. Children share their wishes and the parents can capture many memorable photo opportunities.
There are many designated photo stops as you travel throughout the display, one especially dedicated to our service men and women with a flag of each branch of the military.
Dates: Nightly, Dec. 3, 2016- January 1, 2017
101 Central Park Dr,Largo, FL 33771
Gather at Largo Central Park for a stroll through the beautiful lights and entertainment. Enjoy a variety of crafts and activities throughout the month for all ages. You won’t want to miss the official Christmas tree lighting on December 3 at 7pm! Concession available each night. Dogs are not permitted in the park during large events.
Dates: Nightly from Friday, Nov. 25, 2016 – January 1, 2017
Stroll along the pedestrian walkway of St. Petersburgs waterfront and see thousands of holiday lights and decorations in North and South Straub Parks. Don’t miss the Giant Greeting Card display along Bayshore Dr. at Vinoy Park made by local teens at St. Petersburgs Recreation Centers.
Dates: Friday, November 25, 2016 until January 3rd, 2017 6:00 -10:00 p.m.
2719 Oakdale St. S, St. Petersburg, FL 33705
The 2016 Oakdale Christmas Light Displays is among the best in the U.S. and Tampa Bay. Holiday Light Display features app. 1/2 million lights. Only display to make HGTVs #1 & NBCs Today show top 3 the same year.
2837 south frontage road, Plant City, FL 33556
Dates: Dec: 9,10,11,15, 16,17,18,21,22 and 23rd from 6-10pm
Christmas Trail is a lighted walking trail ‘Tales of Christmas’, pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, face painting, nightly snowfall, Christmas characters and much more.
The event takes place at the corner of Ft. Harrison Avenue and Drew Street in Downtown Clearwater.
Dates: Friday, December 2 to Sunday, December 18, 2016 from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday-
Cost:Free, however visitors are asked to bring a non-perishable food item and/or an unwrapped toy. There may be a small charge for some rides and refreshments
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!
12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo, FL
Dates: November 25 – December 31, 2016 from 5:30 – 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.There will be nightly free entertainment and visits from Santa Claus.
10165 McKinley Dr, Tampa, FL 33612
Dates: Christmas Town will run for 20 select dates from November 25 & 26, December 2-3, 9-11 & 16-31, 2016.
Cost: Included in admission or Annual pass/Fun card
Christmas Town is open until 10 p.m. on most dates.
Unwrap a beautiful family tradition at Christmas Town, where Busch Gardens Tampa Bay transforms into a holiday wonderland of entertainment and attractions, holiday shopping, festive treats and more than two million twinkling lights.
Lake Park Estates, 102nd Ave & 109 Ave N, Seminole, FL 33777
Dates: Dec.1-31, 2016, daily from 6-9 p.m.
The neighborhoods of Lake Park Estates, Wieker, Lakeside Estates, and Lake Seminole Village, generously decorate their homes and yards with over 3.0 miles of Christmas Lights and Decorations for the public to enjoy. Donations are accepted at the Suncoast Hospice Cart located along the route 100% of money donated goes to support their community activities.
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