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!
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 in a spectacular new venue – 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. $30+ (Adults); $15+ (Kids).
Nights In Lights is an immersive light show attraction, steeped in holiday-themed entertainment, designed to be enjoyed by the whole family. We bring radiance and joy to our audiences through innovative displays coupled with a commitment to creating beautiful memories, one event at a time. Prices start at only $45 per car! General Admission tickets are per vehicle. Price is based on a maximum occupancy of 8 people per vehicle. Vehicles with up to 15 occupants are welcome for an additional $20. There is an additional $3 processing fee plus taxes added to all orders at time of checkout.
Shine Light Show dazzles with thousands of dancing lights, synchronized to a high-energy, seasonal soundtrack. Animated light curtains glow with Christmas imagery around a centerpiece tree that magically transforms into a gleaming and glowing holiday spectacle. Daily at 9:15PM.
A crowd favorite, the Plaza fountain features special shows with dancing water and dazzling lights choreographed to classic holiday tunes. Show runs nightly at 6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. except during the holiday movie nights on December 8, 15 and 22.
The City of Altamonte Springs and Duke Energy celebrate the tradition of lighting up Cranes Roost Park with live music, entertainment, fireworks, train rides, along with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Watch as the park comes alive with spectacular holiday displays featuring 200,000 lights and a 60-foot tree decorated with thousands of ornaments and garland.
Located in the East Park Subdivision off Narcoossee Road at 9800 Old Patina Way in the Lake Nona are of Orlando Florida. Sunday through Thursday hours 6 – 10PM, Friday and Saturday hours 6 – 11PM.
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. $25 per adult, $22 for children. Children 2 and under enter free.
The holiday celebration continues with one of our newest holiday traditions – the Winter Wonderland of Lights! Drive through Central Winds Park and view holiday lights for free by the City and local businesses and organizations. Please be advised – There is a vehicle height limit for this event. No vehicles above 11 ft. will be permitted. 7 – 9PM.
Enjoy a holiday lights show on Winter Garden’s City Hall from 6 – 9PM and also enjoy lights around downtown Winter Garden.
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!)
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
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.
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!
300 Magnolia Oak Drive Longwood FL 32779
2022 opening date not announced
7849 Georgeann St, Winter Park, FL 32792
Opens Friday December 2nd at 6pm! Backyard will be closed December 9th for a charity event.
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.
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!