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November 28, 2019

Your Family’s Holiday Lights Bucket List in Tampa Bay

By Tampa Bay Parenting

Look no further, your family’s 2019 holiday lights in Tampa Bay is here! There’s no better way to put your family into the holiday spirit than touring one of the beautiful light displays!

Related: Holiday Family Fun in Tampa Bay

Here are some of our favorite family-friendly holiday light displays you absolutely must see:

Busch Gardens Christmas Town

November 16, 2019 through January 6, 2020

Busch Gardens lights up after sunset for its annual Christmas Town event! There are beautiful displays at every turn.

Symphony of Lights at The Shops at Wiregrass

November 16 through December 31, 2019 from 6pm to 9pm

Nightly shows on the hour to entertain and awe as you wrap up holiday shopping!

Enchant Christmas at Tropicana Field

November 22-December 29, 2019

This is a limited time adventure you’ll never forget, making its first stop in Tampa Bay and transforming Tropicana Field into a magical winter wonderland filled with lights, ice skating, a holiday market and so much more! Tickets start at $14.99 for little kids ages 4-13 and $19.99 for adults ages 18 and older!

Wonderland of Lights at the Hillsborough County Fairgrounds

November 28 through January 4, 2020

Sunday through Thursday 6pm to 9pm, Friday and Saturday 6pm to 10pm

Christmas Trail at South Frontage Road in Plant City

2019 dates coming soon!

Thursday to Sunday from 5:30pm to 10pm. The display features a trail of lights, snow, ice show and more!

Holiday Lights at the Chick-fil-A on Waters Ave in Tampa

This Chick-fil-A store is taking holiday decorating to a whole new level and they’re back at it again this year! Add this to your family’s holiday bucket list! Visit the store at 6299 W Waters Avenue in Tampa.

Holiday Lights in the Garden

November 29 through January 4, 2020

Florida Botanical Gardens from 5:30pm to 9:30pm. Suggested donation is $4. The gardens feature nightly entertainment including visits with Santa.


Lights at Lake Park Estates

Through December 1 through December 31, 2019

Drive through the Lake Park Estates subdivision from 6pm to 10pm for a light show you’ll never forget!

River of Lights in Tampa

Select nights from November 29 through December 30, 2019

Water taxi cruise departing from Tampa Convention Center includes cookies, hot chocolate and carols!

Waterfront Lights in St. Petersburg

November 30, 2019 through January 1, 2020

Stand along the pedestrian walkways at North and South Straub Parks in St Petersburg for this free light show on the water.

Celebration of Lights in Shady Hills

November 30 through December 23, 2019

At the Concourse in Shady Hills in Port Richey weeknights 6pm-9pm; Weekends 6pm-10pm. $10 per carload.

Christmas Lane in Plant City

November 29 through December 24, 2019

Florida Strawberry Festival grounds in Plant City Thursday to Sunday from 6pm to 10pm!

Oakdale Christmas Display in St. Petersburg

November 29. 2019 through January 3, 2020

Get inspired by the nationally recognized Oakdale House Christmas Display located at 2719 Oakdale Street S in St Petersburg from 6pm to 10pm!

Holiday Lights in Largo Central Park

December 7 through January 1, 2020

Largo Central Park transforms into a holiday light wonderland from 6pm to 11pm. Park admission free, rides $5. Ferris wheel, carousel, concessions, and even a North Pole Express ride through the park with the Largo Central Railroad!

Tampa Riverwalk Boat Parade of Lights

December 21, 2019

Pick your spot along the Tampa Riverwalk from 6pm to 8pm for a beautiful boat parade of lights! Be sure to stop by Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park!


ZooTampa’s Christmas in the Wild

Your family will have a jolly good time on Fridays and Saturdays beginning at 4pm from November 29 through December 23, 2019!


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