With the Holiday season right around the corner, homeowners across the country will soon be putting up awesome Christmas light displays that show off their love of the Holiday, as well as their creativity. If you live in the Tampa Bay area or plan to visit soon, here are a few of the best Christmas light displays in the Tampa Bay area that you should take the time to visit during the Holiday season.
The OAKDALE CHRISTMAS HOUSE 2719 Oakdale Street S., St. Petersburg, Florida
Located at 2719 Oakdale St. in St. Petersburg, the half-acre Oakdale Christmas House is worth the drive. It is among the largest and longest running displays in the country complete with carnival rides and a zoo. Admission is free and it is open Friday, November 29 through Friday, January 3 nightly from 6-10 p.m.Visit christ masdisplay.org for more information.
This well-loved spot on Wooten Rd., just off of Dover Rd., (two miles north of S.R. 60) has become a popular Holiday tradition. Guests can stroll through a magical Christmas town with a cup of hot chocolate and popcorn and listen to musical entertainment, while children take a train ride and visit Santa. Christmas Lane will be open November 27th 2015-January 3rd, 2016 from 6pm to 10pm daily. It will be located at the Florida Strawberry Expo Hall.
Admission fees for the 2015 Christmas Lane at the Florida Strawberry Festival include: Children 3 and under- No Cost Children 4-12 Years Old - $2... 13 and Older - $5 Parking is free
Since 2006, the DeBrocke family has created a magnificent presentation of Christmas lights, synchronized with seasonal songs and upbeat tunes, broadcasted on 101.1 FM. Throughout the month of December, be sure to visit their radiant home, located at 11720 Stonewood Gate Dr. in Riverview. However, visitors are requested to respect the neighbors’ property, not to walk into the yard (for safety reasons) and leave room on the road for cars to pass through. For more information, visit www.debrockelights.com
StartsDecember 1, 2015 and endsDec 31, 2015 (may be adjusted)
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday: 6:00pm to 9:30pm during School Weeks (hours extended to 10pm when school is out)
In the spirit of Christmas, this neighborhood opens its gates to exhibit 51 homes decorated with dazzling light displays and comical Christmas characters. Though dates have not been decided, visitors can typically wander through this glittering wonderland off of Lumsden Rd. between John Moore and Bryan Rd. in Brandon starting at 6 p.m. each night.
Drive Thru Symphony Isles
Symphony Isles in Apollo Beach will be open for its Annual Christmas Drive-Thru from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday. Dec. 13.
The public is invited to go and enjoy the lights and decorations. Bring the kids to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Boat Thru is on December 12th from 6-8 pm also
Florida Botanical Gardens
Holiday Lights in the Gardens will be open from today to Dec. 31 every evening from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. A donation of $4 for adults is suggested but not required, with children 12 and under entering free. Free parking is available. For information, visit flbg.org or call the Holiday Lights hotline at (727) 582-5800.
Author:Michael Simpkins Phone: 813-541-3307 Dated: December 8th 2015 Views: 6,083 About Michael: ...
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