Holiday Events in Florida

One of the best things about celebrations in Florida is that they’re massive events with food, festivals, and more. Because of the gorgeous weather year-round, Florida has year-round events especially at holiday celebration times. 

November 15, 2018 - January 15, 2019

Location: Deland, Florida

Step into a historical Christmas wonderland when you visit the Stetson Mansion during the holidays. The mansion puts together elegant designer decorated Christmas displays every year.

November 16, 2018 - January 6, 2019

Location: Gaylord Palms, Kissimmee, Florida

Christmas at Gaylord Palms is an experience in itself, and the ICE! Experience is an unforgettable experience that is worth visiting with the whole family. You’ll Journey through more than 2 million pounds of hand carved ice sculptures for a true walk in a winter wonderland. Each year features a different theme, so you can have a new experience every winter! 2018's theme is A CHRISTMAS STORY™ celebrating the movie classic. 

 

November 16, 2018 - January 1, 2019

Location: UCF, Orlando, Florida

You don’t have to attend the University of Central Florida to enjoy this community celebration. Enjoyed by families, friends and those seeking a fun holiday time every year. UCF features free holiday light shows, rides, a large ice-skating rink, and other fun winter attractions.

 

November 17 - December 31, 2018

Location: Busch Gardens, Florida

Get your holiday shopping done while you enjoy holiday shows, decorations, and entertainment when you visit Christmas Town. Every part of your trip to Busch Gardens will help you get in the Christmas spirit!

November 17, 2018 - January 6, 2019

Location: Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida

Both Universal parks feature fun ways to celebrate the holidays during your visit. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ is transformed to bring the excitement of the holidays into the world of Harry Potter. Grinchmas™ Who-liday Spectacular is always a fun part of the Universal celebrations and the Macy's parade is a holiday favorite. 

 

November 17 - December 31, 2018

Location: Seaworld, Orlando, Florida

Seaworld's Christmas celebration lets you enjoy beautiful decorations and music along with all kinds of holiday shows inspired by the natural world.

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!

September 21 - October 28, 2018

Location: Busch Gardens, Tampa, Florida

Home to lots of terrifying haunted houses, this event is the West Coast's best Halloween celebration. Enjoy the park's thrill rides while you enjoy their additional scares throughout the season!

September 21 - November 3, 2018 (Daily Except September 23 - 27)

Location: Dade City, Florida

There is so much to do at SCREAM-A-GEDDON! From indoor attractions like Blackpool prison to Zombie Paintball Assault coming this year.

September 28 - October 31, 2018 (Select Dates)

Location: Boca Raton, Florida

Enigma Haunt is a haunted experience that features tons of haunted houses with new ones being added each year!

October, 2018 (Select Dates)

Location: Tallahassee, Florida

Right near FSU, Terror of Tallahassee is ready for the haunts to start for the Halloween season every October. 

October 5 - November 3, 2018 (Select Nights)

Location: Altemont, Florida

One of Central Florida's haunted areas that features scare trails, live music, and food trucks at the event starting in October.

October 5 - 31, 2018 (Select Nights)

Location: Jacksonville Beach, Florida

Come be scared at the tons of terrifying haunts this year featuring Payn Manor and Dark Fables.

October 5 - 28, 2018 (weekends)

Location: Plant City, Florida

This haunted house will begin accepting guests and ghouls in the beginning of October and ending right before Halloween.

October 5 - 28, 2018 (Weekends)

Location: Plant City, Florida

An outdoor haunted trail which features 3 trails, an escape game, and laser tag. 

October 11 - 27, 2018 (Thursday - Saturday)

Location: South Florida Fairgrounds, West Palm Beach, Florida

Every year there are different houses to experience, this year there are new haunts and scares that are awaiting for you to visit.

October 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, 2018

Location: Palm Springs, Florida

With all new haunts each year, X Scream Halloween preps for Halloween season with lots of great houses including the Curse of the Cat Goddess and the Last Haunted Circus.

October 20 - 21, 2018

Location: Regatta Park, Coconut Grove, Florida

Pick your perfect pumpkin from more than 5,000 pumpkins!, Full Carnival For All Ages, Pumpkin Decorating, Kids Corn Stalk & Hay Bale Maze, Scarecrow Dress Up Village, Shows & Activities, Pumpkin Food Court & Beer Bars.

October 27, 2018

Location: Lake Helen Equestrian Center, Lake Helen, Florida

Carnival Games & Prizes, Trunk or Treat, a Costume Contest, Hayrides, Market Vendors, Food Trucks, and so much more fall fun make this festival fun for the whole family!

October 31, 2018

Location: Wynwood, Miami, Florida

Celebrate Halloween in Miami's art district for an experience unlike any other. This is a party that you definitely don't want to miss!

October 31, 2018

Location: Cape Coral, Florida

Local home haunt in the Cape Coral area and is open on Halloween from dusk to midnight!

November 1, 2018 - January 6, 2019

Location: Miami, Florida

Here you'll enjoy holiday fun for people of all ages. The tallest Christmas tree in south florida, tons of rides, games, animal shows, and so much more make this the place to be for holiday cheer!

November 3 - 11, 2018

Location: SeaWorld, Florida

With over 100 Craft Beers and great food to sample around the park, this festival is offered on select weekends in November. 

November 9 - 18, 2018

Location: Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, Florida

During this event, Christmas trees are like their own art form. Here you will find designer Christmas trees as well as other Christmas favorites like gingerbread houses, holiday wreathes, and table decor. All the trees are available for purchase and proceeds go to support the Orlando Museum of Art. Special events take place throughout the events.

November 10 - December 31, 2018

Location: CityPlace, West Palm Beach, Florida

You CAN have snow in Florida here at CityPlace every night throughout the holiday season. Bring the whole family here for a night of fun!

November 16 - December 31, 2018

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 17 - 18, 2018

Location: Riverside Theater, Vero Beach, Florida

See tons of beautiful decorated trees to get into the Christmas spirit. You will also find Santa's Village, an ice skating rink, a grand festival hall, and great Christmas shopping at holiday vendor booths. All proceeds go to benefit the theater's scholarship and youth programs.

November 17, 2018 - January 31, 2019

Location: St. Augustine, Florida

Beginning the Saturday before Thanksgiving, St. Augustine lights up for the holidays. Head downtown at night to experience Christmas spirit all through December!

Select Dates November - December, 2018

Location: Pensacola, Florida

Enjoy everything magical about the winter season at this holiday extravaganza! Here you will board a trolley that will take you through all kinds of holidays scenes while drinking hot chocolate and listening to Christmas music.

November 19, 2018 - January 1, 2019

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 21 - December 31, 2018

Location: Key West, Florida

The Key West Holiday Fest includes a holiday parade, a lighted bike parade, a boat parade, and a car show. Visit the Key West harbor for lights and holiday cheer all throughout the season.

November 21, 2018

Location: Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton, Florida

This event is a great way to kick off the holiday season with the whole family. Come for the tree lighting, stay for the carnival games, ice rink, the world's largest snowman, and tons of great live entertainment.

November 21, 2018

Location: Las Olas and A1A, Fort Lauderdale Beach, Florida

Kick off the holiday season with this lighted event right on the beach. When the sun goes down the beach and its giant snowman will be illuminated. You will also find live entertainment and activities for the whole family.

November 22, 2018 - January 1, 2019

Location: Largo Central Park, Largo, Florida

During the holiday season Largo Central Park comes alive with Christmas spirit with special events and beautiful decorations. In addition to Christmas lights, each night you will find crafts, concessions, a ferris wheel, and a carousel. Other events include:

Rockin' Lights Family Fun Night, December 1, 6:30-9pm

Let It Snow, December 15, 6:30-9pm

Holiday Gift Market, December 1 & 15, 3-9pm

November 23, 2018 - January 6, 2019

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 23 - December 16, 2018

Location: Canal Street Historic District, New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Canal street has a lot going on over the holidays so you'll always find something to do. The event kicks off with Spark the Spirit, a tree lighting ceremony that is fun for the whole family. The season will also see a Coastal Christmas Market, a Christmas parade, a Boat Parade, and a Christmas Train.

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

Location: Heathcote Botanical Garden, Fort Pierce, Florida

During the holiday season Heathcote’s five acres of Gardens are decorated with thousands of lights to give you a festive walk through environment. Live music and delicious s'mores treats make it a night to remember.

November 23 - December 30, 2018

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 23 - December 23, 2018 (Friday - Sunday)

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 23 - December 23, December 26 - 30, 2018

Location: Edison and Ford Winter Estates, Fort Myers, Florida

Visit the homes formally owned by Thomas Edison and Henry Ford during the holidays for a special, festive experience. You'll find holiday foods, live music, visits from Santa, and special events throughout the season. Don't miss the nightly liquid fireworks show at the fountain.

November 23 - December 30, 2018 (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 24, 2018

Location: Main Street, Downtown Miami Lakes, Florida

Gather in downtown Miami Lakes to celebrate the start of the holiday season. Main Street lights up with holiday cheer while you enjoy live entertainment and browse local vendors.

November 24 - December 30, 2018

Location: Mounts Botanical Garden, West Palm Beach, Florida

Come to the gardens every night during the season for beautiful light displays and illuminated walkways. Special performances by local musical artists and groups will take place throughout the season.

November 27, 2018

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.

November 28 - December 1

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.

November 28, 2018

Location: Ybor City, Tampa, Florida

Kick off the holiday season at the Ybor City tree lighting ceremony. In addition to the lighting there will also be a holiday shopping market, Christmas caroling, and holiday treats.

November 29, 2018

Location: Clematis, West Palm Beach, Florida

Celebrate the holidays in the most Florida way possible at this event that lights a Christmas tree made of sand lovingly known as Sandi. The event will also feature lots of family friendly activities and entertainment.

November 29, 2018 - January 1, 2019

Location: Delray Beach, Florida

Throughout the holiday season, Floridians and tourists alike can visit the tall tree that has been named one of the "10 Best Christmas Trees in America". Everyday you can come to see the tree and you will also find visits from Santa everyday before Christmas Eve, Ice Skating, a Carousel, and tons of other activities plus special events happening throughout the season.  It is a great place to celebrate Christmas, but don't worry, everyone can celebrate together here with Hanukkah and Kwanzaa events as well!

November 30, December 8, 2018

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.

November 30 - December 23, 2018

Location: Jacksonville Historical Society, Jacksonville, Florida

Each year the Jacksonville Historical Society puts on the Gingerbread House Extravaganza. Here you will find displays of gingerbread houses designed by bakers, architects, engineers, culinary school students, and families.

November 30 - December 2, 2018

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. 

November 30, 2018

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.

November 30 - December 1, 2018

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.

November 30 - December 30, 2018 (Select Dates)

Locations: Hillsborough River, Tampa, Florida

Every holiday season Pirate Water Taxi provides special holiday cruises that give you the perfect way to experience Tampa's festivities from the water. The cruise includes sing along christmas carols, a free hot chocolate and christmas cookie, beer and wine available for purchase, and whimsical narration.

November 30, 2018

Location: Magnolia Square, Sanford, Florida

Come to Magnolia Square for a holiday celebration for the whole family. Watch the tree lighting and enjoy live entertainment, activities, and a visit from Santa.

November 30, 2018

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 1, 2018

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 1, 2018

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 1, 2018

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 1, 2018

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 1, 2018

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 1, 2018

Location: Florentine Plaza, Coconut Grove, Florida

Kick off the holiday season at this fun tree lighting event. Here you will also find lots of family friendly activities such as a visit from Santa and arts and crafts. 

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 1, 2018

Location: Ocean Center, Daytona Beach, Florida

Celebrate Christmas with the whole family at the convention center. It will feature a tree lighting, a visit from Santa, and tons of additional entertainment.

December 1, 2018

Location: Cleveland Street, Clearwater, Florida

Presented by Macy's and Ruth Eckerd Hall, this event takes 400+ blocks of downtown Clearwater and turns it into a winter wonderland. Falling snow surrounds you here while you enjoy an ice skating rink, horse drawn carriage rides, a giant gingerbread house, pictures with Santa, and so much more!

December 1, 2018

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 1 - 23, 26 - 30, 2018, January 1 - 3, 2019

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.

December 1, 2018

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 1, 2018

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 1, 2018

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 1, 2018

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 1, 2018

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 1, 2018

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 2, 2018

Location: The Avenue Viera, Viera, Florida

Celebrate Chanukah in your community with tons of delicious traditional food and fun entertainment. This includes snow tubing and an ice slide, plus a menorah lighting.

December 2, 9, 16, 23, 2018

Location: One Daytona, Daytona Beach, Florida

Every Sunday One Daytona comes to life with Christmas spirit. Come every week for different special features and visits from fun Christmas characters.

December 5, 2018

Location: CityPlace, West Palm Beach, Florida

The event kicks off with a menorah lighting and then continues with 4 hours of family fun. Here you will find lots of activities including a Rock Climbing wall, a Digital Graffiti wall, a balloon twister, a bounce house, crafts, latkes, and more.

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

Location: Key West, Florida

Key West is a great place to take a trolley tour and explore the history and culture of the area. During the holiday season you can take a Christmas tour and see all the best of celebrating the holidays here on the island. 

December 6, 2018

Location: Downtown Venice, Florida

Celebrate Christmas while you get your shopping done and support local businesses. Shops in downtown Venice offer lots of discounts and special deals to help your holiday shopping go smoothly.

December 7, 2018

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 7, 2018

Location: Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, Florida

Holmes Beach lights its tree each year with a celebration you don't want to miss. Shopping will remain open late to give a great chance to stroll the streets. You will also find carolers, food and drink, and a visit from Santa.

December 7, 2018

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 7, 2018

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 7, 2018

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 7, 2018

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 7 - 9, 2018

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 7, 2018

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 7, 2018

Location: Sanibel Island, Florida

Stroll along the island for a Florida Christmas celebration like no other. Local businesses participate to make the festivities happen.

December 7 - 8, 2018

Location: Port Charlotte Beach Recreational Center, Port Charlotte, Florida

This event is created for the whole family to enjoy with games, beautiful decorations, holiday movies, and pictures with Santa available. The first night of the event is for children with disabilities and their families to enjoy in a quieter environment.

December 7, 2018

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 8, 2018

Location: Downtown Safety Harbor, Florida

A Harbor Holiday is a unique event that allows you to take a trolly to 6 holiday themed attractions around the city. Enjoy vintage Christmas at the museum, check out Santa's workshop and a night time market at the gazebo, enjoy family friendly activities at the Waterfront Wonderland, Listen to holiday stories at the the library, visit a gingerbread house where you can meet Santa, and find even more holiday activities at the Holiday Acres. 

December 8, 2018

Location: Cocoa Beach Main Street, Florida

Celebrate the holidays with a Blizzard at the Beach! Here you'll find Santa Claus available for pictures, A Christmas Train, and real snow in front of city hall in conjunction with the Christmas parade.

December 8, 2018

Location: Bergeron Rodeo Grounds, Davie, Florida

Welcome to winter wonderland right here in Florida! Here you will find real snow to play in, an ice skating rink, inflatable rides, a visit from Santa, and so much more!

December 8, 2018

Location: Gulfport, Florida

Spend time with family while you celebrate the holidays here at the Holiday Hoopla! Here you will find great Christmas shopping at local vendors, beautiful decorations, and live entertainment and Christmas music.

December 8, 2018

Location: Port Boca Grande Lighthouse & Museum, Boca Grande, Florida

Lots of towns have tree lightings, but you have to go to Boca Grande to find a lighthouse lighting! Kick off your holiday season here on the beach with live music and close friends.

December 8, 2018

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 8, 2018

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 8, 2018

Location: City Hall, North Miami Beach, Florida

Come to City hall for a play in the real snow and a parade to celebrate the holidays. You will also find carnival rides and games in addition to music and arts and crafts.

December 8, 2018

Location: Tri-Rail's Miami Airport Station, Miami, Florida

Even the commute is fun at this holiday event! Costume characters entertain you on the ride there. The fun continues when the train arrives at the Miami Airport Station, which becomes a winter wonderland of exciting activities, food, and real snow.

December 9, 2018

Location: Lover's Key State Park, Fort Myers Beach, Florida

Hang out with Santa on the beach and have lunch (provided free for children). This is an opportunity for you to donate presents for needy children and your own children to get a present from Santa.

December 12 - 15, 2018

Location: Volusia County Baptist Church, Orange City, Florida

Experience the story of Christmas firsthand here where you will witness the story of Jesus from birth to resurrection. Entrance is free, so you don't want to miss it!

December 14, 2018

Location: Anna Maria, Florida

Celebrate the holidays with great food, entertainment, and shopping provided by the local community.

December 14, 2018

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 14, 2018 - January 1, 2019

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 15, 2018

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 15, 2018

Location: Downtown Sanford, Florida

Downtown Sanford is taken over by holiday spirit during the Jingle Jam. Several streets of downtown join in the festivities with lots of holiday vendors, live music on three stages, carnival games, food truck, and a visit from Santa.

December 16, 2018

Location: Centennial Park, Ybor City, Tampa, Florida

Support local vendors with your Christmas shopping here at this holiday market. You will also find live music, tons of food vendors, fashion previews from local boutiques, and pictures with Santa.

December 18, 2018

Location: Hillsboro Park, Deerfield Beach, Florida

Bring the whole family for a day of winter fun. Come for a real snow field, horse-drawn hay rides, pictures with Santa, and lots more!

December 20, 2018

Location: Lion Country Safari, Loxahatchee, Florida

Lion Country Safari's annual holiday event gives you the ability to celebrate with the animals. Santa Claus comes to the chimp islands this day to bring wrapped gifts to the chimps.

December 20 - 23, 2018

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 24, 2018

Location: Fort Myers, Florida

Enjoy Christmas island style this Christmas Eve on a dolphin cruise from Adventures in Paradise. See dolphins while you cruise out to visit with Santa where he will be waiting with gifts for all the children.

April 20, 2019

Location: Lake Eola Park, Orlando, Florida

Presented by Vegetarians of Central Florida, this is a great way to celebrate Earth Day with the whole family. Here you will find Speakers, Food Preparation Demonstrations, Environmental Education, Humane Education, Earth Kids Zone, Food, Artist Corner, Animal Haven, Music on hybrid and acoustic stages, Mind Body Spirit, lots of other Activities, and many Earth-friendly Sponsors and Vendors.

July 3, 2019

Location: Liberty Park and Wallace Brooks Park, Inverness, Florida

Inverness offers two great ways to celebrate Independence Day! Patriotic Evening is an adults only event that offers lots of food and drinks plus adult activities. Rock the Park is a kids friendly event perfect for the whole family. Both parks offer spectacular views of the fireworks show over Lake Henderson.

July 3, 2019

Location: Crane's Roost Park, Altamonte Springs, Florida

This is one of the best Independence Parties in Central Florida hosted by The City of Altamonte Springs and XL 106.7 FM. It features tons of amazing music by popular music artists, plus great food and fireworks you don't want to miss!

July 4, 2019

Location: Sanibel Island, Florida

Enjoy Sanibel Island's amazing fireworks show from out in the waters of San Carlos Bay. Viewing the fireworks from the water will give you a uniquely Florida Independence Day celebration.

July 4, 2019

Location: Bayfront Park, Miami, Florida

This event is home to the largest fireworks display in Miami as well as 4th of July activities for people of all ages, food, and so much more!

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