We scoured the internet and polled our audience and these are the BEST holiday lights in Central Florida! In no particular order, here are some amazing holiday lights you can plan to see this year!

Night of a Million Lights- Select Nights November 15th-December 31st

Named by USA Today the “Number One Thing To Do In December In Orlando” when it debuted in 2020, Night of a Million Lights is a lightscape of spectacular sparkle and mesmerizing dancing lights, where guests of all ages can create priceless holiday memories – all for a wonderful cause. Excitement will be in the air again this fall as Night of a Million Lights returns to Island H2O Water Park! Immerse yourself in a dazzling winter wonderland illuminated with millions of lights and filled with festive family activities and live entertainment for a one-of-a-kind, fully interactive holiday experience.

#Lit Light Show Presented by Marriott Bonvoy Boundless®️ Credit Card from Chase

Our dynamic, celebratory light show brings the fun of decorating the tree to life through thousands of dancing lights, culminating in a delightful and memorable tree lighting experience.

Light up the Holidays at Cranes Roost Park – November 24 – January 2

Enjoy over 200,000 lights on more than 100 holiday displays powered by Duke Energy. The highlight in the park is the 60-foot tall Christmas tree with more than 8,000 energy-efficient LED lights, 2,600 ornaments and over one mile of garland. Displays can be viewed nightly until January 2, 2022.

The lights are turned on each night at dusk.

Dazzling Nights presented by Advent Health – November 24 – January 26

What you’ll experience: A million lights will bring Leu Gardens to life, A 40′ diameter snow dome with swirling snow, 70’ long candy cane vortex light tunnel, Walk through a forest with giant, neon flowers, A brand new laser light show with live singers, Meet and greet characters in an icy world, A giant, inflatable play area with a chimney slide. Tickets must be purchased for a specific time and date, and are not available at the door.

Lake Nona Lights

In t’s 12 th year and selected as one of Central Florida’s best light displays by the Orlando Sentinel.

Downtown for the Holidays

Starting November 9, you can enjoy a 20-minute light show at the Orlando sign (located on the north end of the park) at Luminary Green Park. Watch as lights are projected onto the sign with a holiday twist.   437 N. Terry Ave.

Join us to welcome the holiday season at our 36th annual Light Up Winter Garden on Friday, December 1. The time-honored tradition starts at 6:00 pm and at 6:15 pm, join us at City Hall for the momentous flipping of the switch to turn on the holiday lights and watch downtown glow. Holiday activities and entertainment for all to enjoy will continue through 9:00 pm. Hosted by the City of Winter Garden, Light Up Winter Garden is a free community event.

Light Up Central Winds!

Repeats every week every Sunday and every Friday and every Saturday.

Friday, December 8, 2023 – 7:00pm to 9:00pm

The annual “Parade of Lights” on Saturday, December 9th from 6–8 PM offers residents and visitors a dazzling evening of exciting parade floats, lights and music with over 75 entrants parading downtown on 1st Street to celebrate the holidays.

Holiday Lights Tour

You will want to start as soon as Dusk falls (there is a drive involved!) because this tour is going to take you all over Central Florida with the best of the best!

You’ll need as much time as possible to enjoy the final stop in Celebration- The Lights on Jeater Bend Drive which is 11 homes! Please allow plenty of time to fully enjoy the each stop and make the most of this Central Florida Holiday Light Tour.

Grab some peppermint hot chocolates, hop in the car, play some holiday tunes, and enjoy this dazzling light tour through Central Florida! Also consider packing some donation items, as some homeowners will take donations to a local food pantry, or even monetary donations which many donate.

While you’re driving, why not sprinkle in some fun Holiday Dad-jokes?

Here are 5 of our favorites:

  • What do snowmen eat for breakfast? Snowflakes.
  • What did Adam say on the day before Christmas? It’s Christmas, Eve!
  • What is Santa’s favorite kind of candy? Jolly ranchers.
  • What type of Christmas dessert shouldn’t you trust? Mince spies.
  • What kind of fish do they have at the North Pole? Jollyfish.

We’ve picked our favorite private homes and neighborhoods to visit, so please be respectful of these homeowners and also other visitors, whether on foot or in cars.

The route has been designed to minimize driving time and maximize your light viewing time. It will take multiple nights to enjoy all of this tour, so we suggest that you pick an area (for example Celebration) and focus on one area per night. …. You have access to the tour for 30 days to start / stop / restart as many times are you want. We update the tour throughout the holiday season as we get more information, so check back to see if we have added a new stop!!! (The tour is available for 30 days from purchase, however, not all lights will still be up after the New Year!)

The Lights on Jeater Bend Drive

Jeater Bend Drive, Celebration, Florida 34747

Final Christmas show! Runs nightly from Thanksgiving Night through December 31st 6 – 9:30PM

* 11 private homes on Jeater Drive decorate their houses with lights synchronized to music
* Featured on the show, The Great Christmas Light Fight
* Donations accepted and are given to a local charity


Home of David Nubar and Frank Boyce

2811 Clemwood Street, Orlando FL 32803

opening date not announced

* 6th year running (if open this year)
* 11,7000 led lights
* Lights are up and on 6pm – 9pm every night

This house is more than just a bright spot. It’s a tribute, each light representing one of the more than 765,000 victims of COVID-19 in the United States.

The Fye’s Crazy Christmas House

Private residence, 407 Eagle Circle, Casselberry, Florida 32707

Opening planned for first weekend of December

The Fye’s Crazy Christmas House has about 60,000+ lights, a music light show, live size nativity, North Pole Village and a sleigh to sit and take pictures in!


Corley Holiday House

300 Magnolia Oak Drive Longwood FL 32779

2022 opening date not announced


Johanessen Lights

7849 Georgeann St, Winter Park, FL 32792

Opens Friday December 2nd at 6pm! Backyard will be closed December 9th for a charity event.

The Lights on Topsail

Private Residence, 2606 Topsail Hill street Orlando FL 32828

Opening planned for first weekend in December

Every year they celebrate Halloween, Christmas, Chanukah and the New Year with a light and music show. Be sure to tune to 89.7 FM in your car for the full stereo experience. The show typically runs from 5:30-11pm with extended hours on certain nights and weekends.

Cross Christmas

4241 N Econlockhatchee Trail

Cross Christmas has over 125,000 lights. Their display features a large oak tree wrapped in 80,000 white lights & lights synchronized to music! We have snow flurries every half hour between 6:30-10pm.

You can enjoy this holiday light tour with a driving map too!

Download the Built Story app and get your driving tour today! Tours are $10.


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