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November 28, 2018

Your Family’s Holiday Lights Bucket List in Tampa Bay

By Tampa Bay Parenting

There’s no better way to put your family into the holiday spirit than touring one of the beautiful light displays in Tampa Bay! Here are some of our favorite family-friendly displays you absolutely must add to your family’s holiday lights bucket list!

Wonderland of Lights at the Hillsborough County Fairgrounds

Through December 29, 2018

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

Christmas Trail at South Frontage Road in Plant City

Through December 23, 2018

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

Through December 30, 2018

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

Symphony of Lights at The Shops at Wiregrass

Through December 31, 2018 from 6pm to 9pm

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

Lights at Lake Park Estates

Through December 31, 2018

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 through December 30, 2018

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

Waterfront Lights in St. Petersburg

Through January 1, 2019

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

Through December 23, 2018

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

Holiday Trolley Tour of Lights in Tampa

Through December 24, 2018

Friday through Sunday at 6:30pm or 8:30pm. You can purchase your tickets here in advance.

Christmas Lane in Plant City

Through December 24, 2018

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

Oakdale Christmas Display in St. Petersburg

Through January 3, 2019

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

Through January 1, 2018

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!

Safety Harbor Tree Lighting

December 7

The lights go on at 6 p.m. at the John Wilson Park Gazebo!

Tampa Riverwalk Boat Parade of Lights

December 22, 2018

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!

Busch Gardens Christmas Town

Through December 30, 2018

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

ZooTampa’s Christmas in the Wild

Friday and Saturday beginning at 4pm through December 30 with additional dates added mid-December!