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. 

 

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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

Northwest Florida Holiday Season Happenings

Central West Florida Holiday Season Happenings

Busch Gardens Christmas Town

November 17 - December 31, 2018

Tampa, Florida
Holiday Stroll

November 22, 2018 - January 1, 2019

Largo, Florida
Holiday Makers Marketplace

November 23 - December 23, 2018 (Friday - Sunday)

Tampa, Florida
Christmas on Canal

November 23 - December 16, 2018

New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Holiday Lights in the Gardens

November 23 - December 30, 2018

Largo, Florida
Venice Holiday Parade

November 24, 2018

Venice, Florida
Light Up Viera

November 24, 2018

Viera, Florida
Ybor Tree Lighting Ceremony

November 28, 2018

Tampa, Florida
River of Lights Holiday Cruise

November 30 - December 30, 2018 (Select Dates)

Tampa, Florida
Tampa's Tree Lighting Ceremony

November 30, 2018

Tampa, Florida
Venice Christmas Boat Parade

December 1, 2018

Venice, Florida
Holidays Around the Ranch

Holiday Season, 2018

Lakewood Ranch, Florida
Miracle on Cleveland Street

December 1, 2018

Clearwater, Florida
Santa Fest and Downtown Christmas Parade

December 1, 2018

Tampa, Florida
Palmetto's Christmas in the Park

December 1, 2018

Palmetto, Florida
Chanukah Snow Festival

December 2, 2018

Viera, Florida
Venice Annual Downtown Christmas Walk

December 6, 2018

Venice, Florida
Safety Harbor Tree Lighting

December 7, 2018

Safety Harbor, Florida
Light Up Inverness

December 7, 2018

Inverness, Florida
Tarpon Springs Boat Parade

December 7, 2018

Tarpon Springs, Florida
Holiday Night on St. Armands

December 7, 2018

Sarasota, Florida
Night of Lights

December 7 - 9, 2018

Inverness, Florida
There's Snow Place Like Tarpon Springs

December 7, 2018

Tarpon Springs, Florida
Holmes Beach Holiday Open House & Tree Lighting

December 7, 2018

Holmes Beach, Florida
Pinellas Park Christmas Parade

December 8, 2018

Pinellas Park, Florida
Apollo Beach Lighted Boat Parade

December 8, 2018

Apollo Beach, Florida
Privateer’s Christmas Parade

December 8, 2018

Anna Maria, Florida
Holiday Hoopla

December 8, 2018

Gulfport, Florida
Boca Ciega Yacht Club Christmas Boat Parade

December 8, 2018

St. Petersburg, Florida
A Harbor Holiday

December 8, 2018

Safety Harbor, Florida
Sarasota Holiday Boat Parade

December 8, 2018

Sarasota, Florida
Clearwater Holiday Lighted Boat Parade

December 8, 2018

Clearwater, Florida
Snow on 7th Parade

December 8, 2018

Tampa, Florida
Christmas Market and Parade on St Pete Beach

December 8, 2018

St. Pete Beach, Florida
Anna Maria Holiday of Treasures

December 14, 2018

Anna Maria, Florida
Safety Harbor Holiday Parade

December 15, 2018

Safety Harbor, Florida
Tarpon Springs Christmas Parade

December 15, 2018

Tarpon Springs, Florida
Jingle Bell Bazaar @ Ybor

December 16, 2018

Tampa, Florida
Tampa Riverwalk Parade of Lights

December 22, 2018

Tampa, Florida

Southeast Florida Holiday Season Happenings

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

November 1, 2018 - January 6, 2019

Miami, Florida
Snowfall on the Square

November 10 - December 31, 2018

West Palm Beach, Florida
Hoffman's Chocolates Winter Wonderland

November 18 - December 30, 2018

Greenacres, Florida
Holiday Fantasy of Lights

November 21, 2018 - January 1, 2019

Coconut Creek, Florida
Boca Raton Tree Lighting

November 21, 2018

Boca Raton, Florida
Light up the Beach

November 21, 2018

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
The Night Garden

November 23, 2018 - January 6, 2019

Miami, Florida
Zoo Lights Miami

November 23 - December 29, 2018 (Friday and Saturday nights)

Miami, Florida
Mounts Garden of Lights

November 24 - December 30, 2018

West Palm Beach, Florida
Main Street Festival of Lights

November 24, 2018

Miami Lakes, Florida
Christmas on Las Olas

November 27, 2018

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Clematis By Night Tree Lighting

November 29, 2018

West Palm Beach, Florida
Delray Beach's 100 Foot Christmas Tree

November 29, 2018 - January 1, 2019

Delray Beach, Florida
Christmas Lights in the Acres

November 29 - December 30, 2018

Plantation (Broward County), Florida
Palm Beach Holiday Boat Parade

December 1, 2018

Palm Beach, Florida
Pembroke Pines SnowFest

December 1, 2018

Pembroke Pines, Florida
Boynton Beach Holiday Parade and Light up the Park

December 1, 2018

Boynton Beach, Florida
Coconut Grove Tree Lighting Ceremony

December 1, 2018

Coconut Grove, Florida
Ocean Way Holiday

December 1, 2018

Deerfield Beach, Florida
Chanukah Family Festival

December 5, 2018

West Palm Beach, Florida
Snow Fest & Community Safety Day Parade

December 8, 2018

North Miami Beach, Florida
Davie Winter Snow Play

December 8, 2018

Davie, Florida
Santa's Snow Blast

December 8, 2018

Hialeah, Florida
Tri-Rail Winter Wonderland

December 8, 2018

Miami, Florida
Coral Springs Holiday Parade

December 12, 2018

Coral Springs, Florida
Margate Winter Festival

December 14, 2018

Margate, Florida
Boynton Beach Annual Holiday Boat Parade

December 14, 2018

Boynton Beach, Florida
Holidays at Flamingo Gardens

December 14-16, 21-23, 28-30, 2018

Davie, Florida
Pinecrest Gardens Nights of Lights

December 14, 2018 - January 1, 2019

Pinecrest, Florida
Christmas Near the Beach

December 15, 2018

Hollywood, Florida
Seminole Hard Rock Winterfest Boat Parade

December 15, 2018

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Deerfield Beach Winter Wonderland

December 18, 2018

Deerfield Beach, Florida
Christmas with the Chimps

December 20, 2018

Loxahatchee, Florida
Boca Raton Holiday Boat Parade

December 22, 2018

Boca Raton, Florida

The Florida Keys Holiday Season Happenings

Annual Key West Holiday Fest

November 21 - December 31, 2018

Key West, Florida
Key West Holiday Tours

December 6, 7 , 9, 11, 12, 13-17, 19 & 21-23, 2018<

Key West, Florida
Islamorada Holiday Festival

December 7, 2018

Islamorada, Florida
Key Largo Boat Parade

December 8, 2018

Key Largo, Florida