Ultimate Florida Holiday Guide to the most Magical Time of Year

Celebrate the Holiday Season in Florida
By
Cortney Tarell
FloridaSmart Guide to the most Magical Time of Year - Holiday Season in Florida

Growing up in Florida, we sometimes forget the great fortune we have during the holiday season of almost daily perfect weather, attending outdoor events, visiting parks, shopping at outdoor outlets and markets, not to mention the plethora of holiday celebrations and events we have to choose from. We may not have snow to brighten up our holiday season, but for Floridians, this time of year is perfect! 

From Charming Town & Local Celebrations to large Attractions and Theme Parks who really know how to bring out the holiday spirit, in Florida, you will never find a shortage of ways to enjoy the holidays. And we've put together the biggest list of events and festivals all around Florida. 

 

Holiday Boat Parades  Florida Attractions at the Holidays  

Light Display Drive Throughs in Florida  Florida Festive Towns to get in the Holiday Spirit

As Celebrations are getting underway in Florida, Florida’s Famous Attractions, Towns and Communities are preparing to bring you the best holiday experience yet. Click on the Articles above and see our comprehensive list of holiday events and festivals all around Florida by Region below. 

Northeast Florida Holiday Season Happenings

Central West Florida Holiday Season Happenings

Busch Gardens Christmas Town

November 16, 2019 - January 6, 2020

Tampa, Florida
Ybor Tree Lighting Ceremony

November 20, 2019

Tampa, Florida
Enchanted Christmas

November 22 - December 29, 2019

Tampa, Florida
Holiday Lights in the Gardens

November 29 - December 30, 2019

Largo, Florida
River of Lights Holiday Cruise

November 29 - December 30, 2019 (Select Dates)

Tampa, Florida
Christmas on Canal

November 29 - December 14, 2019

New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Light Up Viera

November 30, 2019

Viera, Florida
Venice Holiday Parade

November 30, 2019

Venice, Florida
Holidays Around the Ranch

Holiday Season, 2019

Lakewood Ranch, Florida
Venice Annual Downtown Christmas Walk

December 5, 2019

Venice, Florida
There's Snow Place Like Tarpon Springs

December 6, 2019

Tarpon Springs, Florida
Holiday Night on St. Armands

December 6, 2019

Sarasota, Florida
Safety Harbor Tree Lighting

December 6, 2019

Safety Harbor, Florida
Tarpon Springs Boat Parade

December 6, 2019

Tarpon Springs, Florida
Tampa's Tree Lighting Ceremony

December 6, 2019

Tampa, Florida
Holmes Beach Holiday Open House & Tree Lighting

December 6, 2019

Holmes Beach, Florida
Santa Fest and Downtown Christmas Parade

December 7, 2019

Tampa, Florida
Venice Christmas Boat Parade

December 7, 2019

Venice, Florida
Apollo Beach Lighted Boat Parade

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 6pm

Apollo Beach, Florida
Holiday Stroll

December 7, 2019

Largo, Florida
Palmetto's Christmas in the Park

December 7, 2019

Palmetto, Florida
Holiday Hoopla

December 7, 2019

Gulfport, Florida
Miracle on Cleveland Street

December 7, 2019

Clearwater, Florida
A Harbor Holiday

December 7, 2019

Safety Harbor, Florida
Light Up Inverness

December 13, 2019

Inverness, Florida
Night of Lights

December 13 - 15, 2019

Inverness, Florida
Sarasota Holiday Boat Parade

December 14, 2019

Sarasota, Florida
Clearwater Holiday Lighted Boat Parade

December 14, 2019

Clearwater, Florida
Snow on 7th Parade

December 14, 2019

Tampa, Florida
Pinellas Park Christmas Parade

December 14, 2019

Pinellas Park, Florida
Tarpon Springs Christmas Parade

December 14, 2019

Tarpon Springs, Florida
Boca Ciega Yacht Club Christmas Boat Parade

December 14, 2019

St. Petersburg, Florida
Jingle Bell Bazaar @ Ybor

December 15, 2019

Tampa, Florida
Tampa Riverwalk Parade of Lights

December 21, 2019

Tampa, Florida
Safety Harbor Holiday Parade

December 21, 2019

Safety Harbor, Florida
Chanukah Snow Festival

December 22, 2019

Viera, Florida

Southeast Florida Holiday Season Happenings

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

November 1, 2019 - January 5, 2020

Miami, Florida
The Night Garden

November 15, 2019 - January 11, 2020

Miami, Florida
Hoffman's Chocolates Winter Wonderland

November 16 - December 30, 2019

Greenacres, Florida
Light up the Beach

November 26, 2019

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Boca Raton Tree Lighting

November 27, 2019

Boca Raton, Florida
Holiday Fantasy of Lights

November 27 - December 31, 2019

Coconut Creek, Florida
Zoo Lights Miami

November 29 - December 29, 2019 (Friday and Saturday nights)

Miami, Florida
Main Street Festival of Lights

November 30, 2019

Miami Lakes, Florida
Snowfall on the Square

November 30 - December 31, 2019

West Palm Beach, Florida
Christmas on Las Olas

December 3, 2019

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Delray Beach's 100 Foot Christmas Tree

December 5, 2019 - January 1, 2020

Delray Beach, Florida
Clematis By Night Tree Lighting

December 5, 2019

West Palm Beach, Florida
Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 6 pm

Palm Beach, Florida
Boynton Beach Holiday Parade and Light up the Park

December 7, 2019

Boynton Beach, Florida
Pembroke Pines SnowFest

December 7, 2019

Pembroke Pines, Florida
Ocean Way Holiday

December 7, 2019

Deerfield Beach, Florida
Santa's Snow Blast

December 7, 2019

Hialeah, Florida
Coconut Grove Tree Lighting Ceremony

December 8, 2019

Coconut Grove, Florida
Coral Springs Holiday Parade

December 11, 2019

Coral Springs, Florida
Holidays at Flamingo Gardens

December 13 - 15, 20 - 22, 27 - 29, 2019

Davie, Florida
Margate Winter Festival

December 13, 2019

Margate, Florida
Boynton Beach Annual Holiday Boat Parade

Friday, December 13, 2019

Boynton Beach, Florida
Pinecrest Gardens Nights of Lights

December 13, 2019 - January 1, 2020

Pinecrest, Florida
Mounts Garden of Lights

December 13 - 29, 2019

West Palm Beach, Florida
Tri-Rail Winter Wonderland

December 14, 2019

Miami, Florida
Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade

December 14, 2019

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Snow Fest & Community Safety Day Parade

December 14, 2019

North Miami Beach, Florida
Christmas Near the Beach

December 14, 2019

Hollywood, Florida
Davie Winter Snow Play

December 14, 2019

Davie, Florida
Boca Raton Holiday Boat Parade

December 15, 2019

Boca Raton, Florida
Christmas with the Chimps

December 19, 2019

Loxahatchee, Florida

The Florida Keys Holiday Season Happenings