Dazzling Christmas Light Displays to Spread the Holiday Spirit

Christmas Lights

Every holiday season, Christmas lights are often the first decorations to go up and the last to come down. No matter where you go, you see them everywhere – hanging from trees, on the roofs of houses, office buildings, and filling the city streets. Ultimately, what is Christmas without Christmas lights?

Driving around and looking at Christmas lights is a timeless Christmas tradition. This year, Central Florida is going all-out, featuring giant displays and opening more drive-through experiences than ever before. We have compiled a list of the must-see light displays right in your backyard!

Oh, What Fun! Holiday Festival

Now until December 23
Lake Nona Town Center

It’s not too late to enjoy a white Christmas in Lake Nona. This winter wonderland is filled with nightly snow, pop-up bars and Instagram spots, twinkling lights and dazzling decorations, festive treats, and one-of-a-kind live performances that are guaranteed to spread some much-needed holiday cheer.

“Holinights Celebration” at Promenade – Sunset Walk

Select nights through December 25, 6 – 9:30 p.m.
Promenade at Sunset Walk

“Holinights Celebration” is the Christmas experience you’ve been waiting for. Gather around and watch the beautifully decorated Holinights tree come to life before your eyes. Guests can enjoy special appearances from Santa Claus, snowball fights with mischievous elves and towering toy soldiers. In addition to the holiday festivities, there will be live music and an all-new Pearl Express Train Tour. FREE admission and parking.

Holidays at Dezerland Park

Recurring daily until December 31, 2023

Dezerland Park

Dezerland has expanded its immersive winter wonderland with a new Indoor Ice Skating Rink and photos with Santa. Whether it’s the delicious holiday treats or the vehicles from the Orlando Auto Museum, Dezerland is known for creating beautiful memories to make this Christmas experience memorable for the whole family.

Dazzling Nights

Now until January 6, 2024

Harry P. Leu Gardens

Leu Gardens comes alive at night with over a million lights. Capture a few photos in the light tunnel, play with rollable ornaments and enjoy snow all night long. New features include a nighttime show, a gold sequined tree and a Wintery Florida display created by the Leu Gardens Horticulture Team. This magical event has something for everyone to appreciate.

Magic of Lights

Now until December 31, 2023

Daytona International Speedway

This season, Magic of Lights dazzling drive-through experience is hosted at Daytona International Speedway. Load up the car and immerse yourself in the signature displays, which include Holiday Barbie, Bigfoot Monster Truck and Prehistoric Christmas with life-sized dinosaurs. Plus, there’s a new augmented reality experience MagicVision.

Holiday Light Displays & Fountain Show

Now until January 1, 2024
Cranes Roost Park, Altamonte Springs

The City of Altamonte Springs and Duke Energy celebrate the nightly tree lighting ceremony. Watch as the park comes alive with spectacular holiday displays featuring 200,000 lights and a 60-foot tree decorated with thousands of LED lights, ornaments and garland. Stay and enjoy the Fountain Show which includes dancing water and lights set to classic holiday music.

Snow Falling Nightly in Celebration

Now until December 31, 2023
Celebration Town Center

What’s better than snow in Florida? Enjoy a beautiful night in Celebration as you experience train rides, ice skating, and more under the snowfall. End your night driving through the residential light displays that illuminate every street, offering the perfect touch of winter in this tropical wonderland.


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