Florida December 07, 2017
These 8 Drive-Thru Christmas Displays In Florida Are Pure Magic
Growing up, one of my favorite family holiday traditions was when everyone would pile into the car and drive around in search of our town’s best Christmas lights. These spectacular drive-through light displays recreate that experience, except with everything conveniently located in one area so you don’t have to drive all over town. Check out some of the best drive-through displays in Florida:
1. Holiday Fantasy of Lights, Coconut Creek
The Holiday Fantasy of Lights features 3 miles of huge animated holiday displays and gorgeous illuminated trees. More than 30,000 cars are expected to drive through this popular display in Tradewinds Park. The event is open nightly from November 17th through January 1st from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (3600 West Sample Road, Coconut Creek, FL 33073)
2. Space Coast Lightfest, Melbourne
The Space Coast Lightfest is a holiday light spectacular with three million lights that takes place nightly from November 20th through January 1st. It's a drive-through experience in Wickham Park ($15 per carload), 6:30 p.m - 10:00 p.m. But you can walk through the lights on December 3rd and 4th and enjoy entertainment, food, and fun, for $5 per person. (2785 Leisure Way, Melbourne)
3. Festival of Lights, Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park, White Springs
Visitors to this event can choose between a bigger event that includes caroling and marshmallow roasting or a quick drive-through experience, depending on which night they choose to visit. The event runs from Friday, December 1st at 4:30pm to Sunday, December 24th, 2017 at 8:30pm. (11016 Lillian Sanders Dr, White Springs, FL 32096)
4 & 5. The Wonderland Of Lights, Dover and Pensacola
These events, held at the Hillsborough County Fairgrounds and the Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds include dazzling drive-through displays, plus other activities like pony rides and photos with Santa. Dates and times for Dover and Pensacola Wonderland of Lights: Wednesday through Sunday nights now until December 13th. Then every night from December 14th through December 30th, weekdays 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday nights until 10:00 p.m.
6. Magic of Lights, Daytona
The Daytona International Speedway transforms into a winter wonderland with one and a half miles of innovative light displays. The event takes place from dusk until 10:00 p.m. from November 17th through the holidays. The Magic of Lights entrance is located at 441 Midway Ave.
7. Sowell's North Pole Christmas Light Display, Milton
This local family-owned event runs every evening from now through the 27th of December, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The event features half a million twinkling lights, and visitors can ride a miniature train through the lights for a small additional fee. (7650 Sowell Road
Milton, FL 32570)
8. Jax Illuminations, Jacksonville
This magical drive is over a mile long and features more than half a million lights synchronized to cheerful holiday music. The event is running now through December 31st, nightly from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (3800 St Johns Bluff Rd. S, Jacksonville, FL 32224)
Have you visited these displays before? What are your favorite Christmas light displays in Florida?