One of my favorite traditions as a kid and now with my own children, is viewing Holiday lights! Each Christmas Eve we jump into the car with their Christmas Pajamas, a cup of hot cocoa, and ride around to view all the Holiday Lights. Even now that our kids are older we may not ride around in our pajamas, but instead we do a Holiday Scavenger Hunt to help keep the tradition going strong.
Here is your Central Florida Guide to Holiday Light Displays:
Night of a Million Lights Island H2O Water Park, Located in Kissimmee, FL, is transformed into a dazzling winter wonderland featuring millions of lights, luminous displays, festive family activities, and live entertainment for a one-of-a-kind holiday experience
Christmas Nights in Lights Immersive Light Show Dezerland Orlando,
A dazzling drive-thru light show fully synchronized to popular holiday classics tuned directly to each vehicle’s car stereo on a private radio frequency.
Dazzling Nights Leu Gardens
A 3/4 mile journey of awe-inspiring light experiences.
Shine Light Show Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center,
This free show dazzles with thousands of dancing lights, synchronized to a high-energy, seasonal soundtrack.
Lake Nona Lights East Park Subdivison of Lake Nona
Now celebrating its 10th consecutive year, this neighborhood lights display dazzles with lights synchronized to music in an impressive ongoing nightly show.
Holiday Lights at Cranes Roost Cranes Roost Park, Altamonte Springs
Enjoy over 200,000 lights on more than 100 holiday displays powered by Duke Energy.
ICON Park Holiday Tree Lighting ICON Park on International Drive
Kick of the Holiday Season with the I-Drive District at ICON Park! Check out how I-Drive Dazzles with a glittering lighting ceremony of the 50-ft Holiday Tree.
Lake Eola Lights Lake Eola Park, Orlando
Strolling along hand in hand to see the Christmas light at Lake Eola is a must! The Eola Wonderland 72–foot Christmas tree dazzles every night with a synchronized light and music show. Official Tree Lighting will be on Friday, Dec. 2nd, 5-9PM.
A Merry Winter Garden Light Show Winter Garden City Hall
Enjoy a very merry light show at Winter Garden’s City Hall. Plus, there will be a Winter Wonderland area for children at City Hall on the nights of the light show. Dates: December 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 2022, 6-9pm.
Winter Wonderland of Lights Central Winds Park, Winter Springs
Drive through Central Winds Park and view holiday lights for free by the City and local businesses and organizations.
The Fye’s Crazy Christmas House—Casselberry
A beautiful display of more than 50,000 lights and a musical light show. Located in the Deer Run subdivision off Red Bug Lake Road, 407 Eagle Circle, Casselberry, 32707.
The Lights on Jeater Bend—Celebration
This Holiday display of lights includes 11 decorated homes synchronized to music, lights and fire. You can drive through to view the light show, but , it is recommended to park and walk to take in the whole experience. Located between house numbers 1035-1009 Jeater Bend Drive, Celebration, 34747.
Lake Nona Lights—Orlando
This annual light show continues to grow each year with more than 25,000 lights choreographed to music. Located in Lake Nona area in the East Park Subdivision off of Narcoossee Rd. at 9800 Old Patina Way, Orlando, 32817.
With over 125,000 lights. This display features a large oak tree wrapped in 80,000 white lights with synchronized lights to music! Plus, they have snow flurries every half hour between 6:30-10pm. Located off University Blvd. at 4241 N. Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando, 32817
Bivona Christmas Light Show—Winter Springs
The Bivona family decks the halls allover the house with this fantastic display of Christmas lights that dance to the music! They have been doing this since 1983! Located just off of Winter Springs Blvd. at 1601 N. Wind Ct., Winter Springs, 32708
The Johanssen Lights – Winter Park
This family goes all out! From December 10-23,2021 features a light display you’ll be talking about until next year. Located in Winter Park near Golden Rod at 7849 Georgeann Street, Winter Park, 32792. Please park on Georgeann and Golden Rod, NOT on neighborhood lawns and streets.
Winter Park Neighborhoods – Winter Park The homes in Winter Park may not have a designated website or event page, but are worth the mention. Located in the Winter Park Pines subdivision off Aloma you will find several homes who have gone all out with synchronized music light shows and walkthrough experiences. Stop by 2855 Will O the Green St, 32792, to 547 S. Ranger Blvd, Winter Park, 32792, and then head south on Ranger towards the Winter Park Golf Club to drive the loop around homes on the Golf course loop by turning left on Summerfield Road which turns into Fairway Drive around to Golfside Drive.
Then head over to another great neighborhood light show Located on Lander Road behind Sprouts on Aloma starting at 506 Lander Road, Winter Park 32792.
Christmas Light Scavenger Hunt
As our children got older and felt like they had outgrown driving around looking at Christmas lights, we added this scavenger hunt to keep things interesting. We initiated a prize of some sorts to really up the game a little.
If you have a favorite Holiday Light Display not mentioned, feel free to share by leaving a comment below.