December Events

Here's what's happening in Florida this month. 

Holiday Season November 2019 through New Years

Location: Walt Disney World, Florida

Disney has so many different holiday celebrations all throughout the parks. One of the highlights is Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party in the Magic Kingdom. Also make sure to check out Epcot's International Festival of the Holidays and Hollywood Studio's Sunset Seasons Greetings.

 

Select Dates in December

Location: Legoland, Florida

Visit Legoland during the weekends in December for special Christmas events and Holiday shows for kids of all ages to celebrate the season!

October - December, 2019

Location: Miami, Florida

This celebration of public art promotes video, film, and performance in urban spaces every year!

October 5 - December 8, 2019 (Weekends)

Location: Long and Scott Farms, Mount Dora, Florida

Open in the Fall on weekends featuring two Corn Mazes, a 1 acre and a 6 acre corn maze, with lots of paths and plenty of room. 

November 18, 2019 - January 1, 2020

Location: Wickham Park, Melbourne, Florida

Come to this drive through event every night during the season including holiday nights for a spirited experience like no other. Over 3 million lights turn the park into a winter wonderland. In addition to the main event you can also book a private hay ride.

November 22 - December 29, 2019

Location: WestShore Plaza, Tampa, Florida

Get all your Christmas shopping done while supporting local artists and craftsmen. Each weekend 50+ unique creators will be around to get your shopping done even at the last minute.

November 22 - January 1, 2019

Location: Daytona International Speedway, Daytona, Florida

Come to the Speedway for over a mile of top-of-the-line drive through lighting displays that you can enjoy from the comfort of your car. Multiple themes come to life with lights and animations you have to see to believe.

November 27 - December 31, 2019

Location: Tradewinds Park, Coconut Creek, Florida

This drive through Christmas light display is one of the best places to get in the holiday spirit! Enjoy their giant animated holiday displays and illuminated trees from the comfort of your car!

November 28 - December 2, 2019

Location: Tampa, Florida

This festival is a celebration of Latin culture through live music and dance.

November 29, 2019 - January 5, 2020

Location: Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales, Florida

Find great holiday events and activities at the gardens throughout the holiday season. This includes holiday home tours at the Pinewood Estate, Christmas concerts, walking tours, and lots of other great activities you don't want to miss.

November 29 - December 30, 2019

Location: Florida Botanical Gardens, Largo, Florida

Head to the botanical gardens nightly for one of the Tampa Bay area's best Christmas light attractions. You will also find refreshments, holiday themed gifts, entertainment, and visits from Santa.

November 29 - December 30, 2019 (Select Dates)

Location: Kirby Family Farm, Williston, Florida

Take a 20 minute train ride to get a Christmas experience like no other. Here you will see thousands of Christmas lights, Visit with Santa and friends, and find so many other rides and activities for the whole family.

November 29 - December 23, 26 - 30, 2019, January 1 - 5, 2020

Location: Naples Botanical Garden, Naples, Florida

Visit the botanical gardens during the holidays for a special experience unlike any other. The natural beauty of the garden is enhanced by amazing lighting designs and live performances from Opera Naples and the Naples Ballet.

November 29 - December 1, 2019

Location: Siesta Key, Florida

This festival features a unique blend of seafood creations and delicious drinks prepared by the top restaurants in Siesta Key and Sarasota. Live entertainment, crafts, and more. 

November 30 - December 1, 2019

Location: Francis Field in Uptown, St. Augustine, Florida

Outdoor art fair that is a Thanksgiving tradition attracting thousands of visitors, discerning art collectors and savvy holiday shoppers. The event helps support the Art Association programs, while animating the local arts scene and boosting the economy of the nation's oldest city.

Holiday Season, 2018

Location: Lakewood Ranch, Florida

Celebrate holidays in Lakewood Ranch with all kinds of great events, decorations, and activities. Every Thursday carriage rides, carolers, and visits from Santa come to the Ranch. You will also find periodic breakfast and lunch with Santa events throughout the season.

December (tba), 2019

Location: Madeira Beach, Florida

This fun boat parade kicks off at John's Pass with a shop local holiday extravaganza, tree lighting, and boat parade kickoff party for tons of holiday fun the whole family can enjoy.

December (tba), 2019

Location: Palm Valley, Florida

This parade is sometimes known as the Mardi Gras of lighted boat parades for its community involvement and friendly laid back nature.

December (tba), 2019

Location: from Sabine Marina to the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk, Pensacola Beach, Florida

This lighted boat parade is a fun way to kick off the holiday season with the whole family. It includes a pre-show party for kids and an appearance from Santa Claus!

December 2, 2019

Location: Blackwater Sound, mm104, Key Largo, Florida

Watch this fun and festive parade from the shore, or enjoy it from on your own boat.

December 3, 2019

Location: Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

For one day during the holiday season, Las Olas Boulevard becomes a winter wonderland. Christmas music from live performers fill the air while tons of vendors and activities entertain the whole family.

December 6, 14, 2019

Location: Orange City, Florida

Come to city hall to kick off the holiday season with a tree lighting event that takes place on November 30. On December 8 you can enjoy the Christmas Village and Parade from Dickinson Park.

December 6 - 8, 2019

Location: Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Fort Myers, Florida

Come to the Festival of Trees to see all kinds of festive trees decorated by local businesses to raise money for Goodwill. Each day has its own individual events for you to enjoy.

December 6 - 8, 2019

Location: Visual Arts Center, Punta Gorda, Florida

You support both local creators and the arts as a whole when you buy your Christmas essentials at this Christmas Market. You'll find everything from gifts and decorations to delicious holiday treats, all made by local artists. 

December 6, 2019

Location: St. Armands Circle, Sarasota, Florida

This event kicks off the holiday season at St. Armands Circle Shopping center with a tree lighting ceremony, live performances, and Santa's arrival for the season.

December 6, 2019

Location: City Hall, Holly Hill, Florida

Listen to Christmas music from carolers while the Holly Hill tree is lit up. It also includes a holiday parade that cuts downtown.

December 6, 2019

Location: Founders Park Beach, Islamorada, Florida

Here you can have an Island feel and a play in the snow all at the same time. You can also shop at the Holiday Gift Bazaar, eat delicious treats, and participate in lots of other fun activities!

December 6, 2019

Location: Central Park at Lake Mary City Hall, Lake Mary, Florida

At this tree lighting event thousands of lights illuminate the park and the Christmas tree. You will also find Dancing light shows, snow, lots of entertainment, food vendors, and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus.

December 6 - 7, 2019

Location: Waterfront Park, Clermont, Florida

This two day celebration is exactly what you need to get into the holiday spirit. The first day has a tree lighting ceremony, and on the second day, the holiday parade takes place. Throughout the event you will find live music and delicious food as well.

December 6, 2019

Location: Fifth Avenue South, Naples, Florida

Kick off the Christmas season with your local community here at Naples' tree lighting. Local choirs, bands, and other groups are there to provide entertainment.

December 6, 2019

Location: Gazebo at John Wilson Park, Safety Harbor, Florida

Kick off the holiday season in Safety Harbor with a tree lighting event. The event also features choirs singing Christmas carols and a visit from Santa Claus.

December 6, 2019

Location: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Tampa, Florida

Get ready for December with this beautiful tree lighting ceremony. The event includes a free movie in the park for you to enjoy with your loved ones.

December 6, 2019

Location: Tarpon Springs, Florida

This lighted Christmas parade brings a fun and festive spirit to the Tarpon Springs area every year.

December 6, 2019

Location: Downtown Tarpon Springs, Florida

There's Snow Place Like Tarpon Springs is a Christmas tree lighting to kick off the holiday season, but it's also so much more than that. You will also find hay rides, a snow play area, live music, a visit with Santa, an illuminate boat parade, and so much more.

December 7, 2019

Location: Cranes Roost Park, Altamonte, Florida

Watch the park and its 60-foot Christmas tree illuminate with 200,000 lights. You can also enjoy live music, an ice skating rink, fireworks, train rides, and pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

December 7, 2019

Location: Founder's Square, Babcock Ranch, Florida

Enjoy a tree lighting ceremony that comes with live music and delicious food and drinks. You can also take advantage of photo opportunities with the Whispering Pines Clydesdale horses and Santa Claus!

December 7, 2019

Location: Boynton Beach, Florida

A holiday parade that features performances from local schools and groups kicks off the season in Boynton Beach. Following the parade, the Banyan Trees in Dewey Park will be lit up spectacularly and entertainment, including a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus, will be available.

December 7, 2019

Location: Cape Coral Parkway, Cape Coral, Florida

Kick off the holiday season at one of the biggest celebrations in the region! Come for family friendly rides, live music on 4 stages, 3 food courts of festival foods, and an official tree lighting.

December 7, 2019

Location: Lake Concord Park, Casselberry, Florida

Casselberry kicks off the holiday season with this tree lighting. Here you can listen to live music and watch a holiday movie while you enjoy the festive decorations.

December 7, 2019

Location: Matanzas Harbor and the first two canals of Siesta Isles, Fort Myers, Florida

Enjoy this parade of over 30 decorated boats on the shore, or you can enjoy it from one of the many restaurants and other locals along the bay.

December 7, 2019

Location: Halifax River, Daytona Beach, Florida

Celebrate the holidays by decorating your boat and getting involved in this fun event. Or you can have almost just as much fun by watching the boats pass on the shore!

December 7, 2019

Location: Golden Gate Community Center, Naples, Florida

One of the area's biggest events of the year, come for a day of family fun and festive activities. Featuring tons of real snow you can play in!

December 7, 2019

Location: International Fishing Pier, Deerfield Beach, Florida

Celebrate the winter season right here on the beach at this fun family event. Stroll along the shore while you enjoy a lights display, snow flurries, live reindeer, an ice skating rink, a visit from Santa, and so much more.

December 7, 2019

Location: Intracoastal Waterway from North Palm Beach to the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, Florida

A Zambelli traveling fireworks display leads off this boat parade, making it one of the most festive ways to celebrate the holiday season in South Florida.

December 7, 2019

Location: Palm Coast, Florida

Palm Coast lights up to kick of the holiday season with this festive boat parade!

December 7, 2019

Location: Palmetto Historical Park, Palmetto, Florida

Spend your time in a Christmas atmosphere unlike any other you'll find in the area. Decorations, activities, and food and drink make this an event you don't want to miss. Plus, your kids can write a letter to Santa and he will write them back!

December 7, 2019

Location: Charles F Dodge City Center, Pembroke Pines, Florida

Enjoy some snow in South Florida at this fun event. Play in the snow, visit with Santa, and enjoy tons of entertainment and activities throughout the day.

December 7, 2019

Location: Port St. Lucie Civic Center, Port St. Lucie, Florida

Get your shopping done locally by browsing the vendors here while live holiday music is played. You will find great gifts, decoration, and also delicious food. The Snowflakes & Snowman parade takes place later in the day.

December 7, 2019

Location: Sanford, Florida

See some of Florida's history on this Sanford tour. On this self-guided walking tour you can see many of Florida's historic homes decorated for the holidays. 

December 7, 2019

Location: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Tampa, Florida

Celebrate the holidays with a parade that starts at 11AM. Stick around for Santa Fest and fun for the whole family. The festival includes pictures with Santa, arts and crafts, and fun activities.

December 7, 2019

Location: Milander Park, Hialeah, Florida

50 tons of snow come to Hialeah to bring a winter wonderland to South Florida. You will also find carnival rides, games, food, live entertainment, and more.

December 7, 2019

Location: Venice Beach, Florida

There is no better way to celebrate the Christmas season than to light your boat and join the fun of this parade!

December (tbd), 2019

Location: The Tampa Sailing Squadron, Tampa, Florida

Any boat owner can decorate their boat and enter it into this fun and festive parade for the community!

December (tba), 2019

Location: Clearwater, Florida

Clearwater lights up a little bit brighter for one night while decorated boats make their way through the city!

December (tba), 2019

Location: Naples Canals, Florida

Gather around the Naples canals for a Christmas experience that could only happen here in Naples!

December (tba), 2019

Location: Sarasota Bay, Sarasota, Florida

The Bay lights each year up for a fantastic holiday event that includes tons of great places to view the parade!

December 10 - 22, 27 - 29, 2019

Location: McKee Botanical Garden, Vero Beach, Florida

Come to the gardens during the holidays to see them lit up with Christmas cheer. In addition to beautiful light displays you will also find live music, a large scale model train, and a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

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

Location: Flamingo Gardens, Davie, Florida

Check out the Garden of Lights on nights during this event to see the gardens lit up and enjoy special activities like their interactive life sized snow globe. Come earlier in the day on select dates for Santa's Little Helpers, where you can meet lots of animals and enjoy tons of family friendly activities.

December 13, 2019

Location: 1 Courthouse Square, Inverness, Florida

Celebrate a small town Christmas here in Inverness. You can visit Santa, get free train rides, and enjoy lots of entertainment and refreshments,

December 13, 2019

Location: Margate, Florida

Enjoy winter in Florida to celebrate the holiday season! Here you will find real snow to play in, kiddie rides, lots of activities, and pictures with Santa.

December 13 - 15, 2019

Location: Fort Cooper State Park, Inverness, Florida

Thousands of lights decorate the park for this great Christmas celebration. Live music and a visit from Santa provide the entertainment and s'mores will be available for a delicious snack.

December 13, 2019 - January 1, 2020

Location: Pinecrest Gardens, Pinecrest, Florida

During the holiday season, Pinecrest Gardens becomes an illuminated winter wonderland with thousands of lights. Entertainment for the whole family includes carnival rides, live entertainment on select evenings, and so much more.

December 14, 2019

Location: Gulfport, Florida

This Christmas parade is not only a fun community event, it also benefits Operation Santa, making sure every child in the area has a great Christmas.

December 14, 2019

Location: Imperial River, Bonita Springs, Florida

One of Southwest Florida's best boat parades, this event lights up the imperial river to celebrate the holiday season!

December (tba), 2019

Location: Boynton Beach and Delray Beach, Florida

Get festive for the holiday season in Florida style with this boat parade that travels though Intracoastal Waterways throughout Lantana, Boynton Beach, and Delray Beach to the C-15 canal.

December 14, 2019

Location: Arts Park, Hollywood, Florida

Visit this free festival for a holiday celebration like no other. You'll find a 40-foot Christmas tree that hosts a Christmas pageant, gift giveaways, a visit from Santa, live entertainment, and lots more right here near the ocean.

December 14, 2019

Location: Cocoa Beach, Florida

Head to the coast for a coastal Christmas celebration unlike any other while you watch this festive boat parade sail on past.

December 14, 2019

Location: Carrabelle River, Carrabelle, Florida

Find your favorite spot along the river to enjoy Live Music and other Entertainment while you watch all kinds of decorated boats make their way past!

December (tba), 2019

Location: Key West, Florida

In the warm climate of Key West, Christmas traditions are a little bit different, and this boat parade is a big part of that!

December 14, 2019

Location: Manatee Beach, Florida

For over two decades now, this boat parade has been lighting up the Christmas season in Manatee Beach!

December 14, 2019

Location: Melbourne, Florida

You don't want to miss one of the Space Coast's biggest and best holiday parades. Local community groups, businesses, and schools join Santa to bring this lighted parade to the area.

December 14, 2019

Location: Pinellas Park, Florida

Celebrate the season with the local communities featuring local businesses and school groups marching down Park Boulevard.

December 14, 2019

Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida

This parade, often called the "Greatest Show on H2O" kicks off the holiday season in South Florida with an extravaganza unlike any other!

December 14, 2019

Location: Ybor City, Tampa, Florida

This parade features local children's groups and school marching bands bringing in holiday cheer alongside Santa Claus. Snowfall from the rooftops makes this Florida winter celebration different from the others.

December 14, 2019

Location: Downtown Tarpon Springs, Florida

The Tarpon Springs Christmas Parade travels through downtown. After it ends a Candy Cane hunt will take place in Craig Park.

December 15, 2019

Location: Intercoastal Waterway starting from the C-15 canal traveling south to Hillsboro Bridge, Boca Raton, Florida

Enjoy the holidays in the most Florida way possible at this festive boat parade! If you have a boat yourself, you can join in on the fun by entering it to be a part of the parade.

December (tba), 2019

Location: Four Freedoms Park, Cape Coral, Florida

Come to Four Freedoms Park to watch this festive boat parade and to enjoy food, Christmas music, and a visit from Santa Claus!

December 21, 2019

Location: Main Street, Safety Harbor, Florida

Celebrate with the local community at this parade where you'll find floats, old fashioned cars, Shriners, and Santa!