Light Up Holiday Events in Central Florida in 2021

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Light Up Holiday Events in Central Florida in 2021

Light Up Holiday Events in Central Florida in 2021 – Light Up Events are a great way to get you into the holiday spirit. Many of these events happen early in the season, but we will continue to add new events as they pop up throughout the season.

As always, our list of events will be updated throughout the season, so be sure to check back often. And, if you’ve found we missed anything, be sure to send the event our way by emailing Newsletter@MyCentralFloridaFamily.com or click here to submit the event.

Light Up Holiday Events in Central Florida in 2021

There are different types of light up events for the holidays. Some will allow you to enjoy the first lighting of a Christmas tree or city block. Others run nightly for all to enjoy. We can’t wait to enjoy all of the light up events in Central Florida and we hope your family enjoys some of these too.

Looking for other holiday opportunities for fun, check out our additional guides below.

Night of a Million Lights at Give Kids the World Village

Kissimmee
November 12, 2021 through January 2, 2022 | 5-10 PM
More Info: A dancing lights show, tram tours and unique behind-the-scenes experiences highlight an array of exciting additions guaranteed to make this year’s second annual Night of a Million Lights holiday lights spectacular another dazzling success.  Scheduled to illuminate the Central Florida skyline from Friday, November 12, 2021 through Sunday, January 2, 2022, Night of a Million Lights will once again provide the public with a rare glimpse inside Give Kids The World Village, an 89-acre, whimsical nonprofit resort that provides critically ill children and their families with magical weeklong wish vacations at no cost.

Events Happening All Season Long

Magic of Lights

Daytona Speedway
November 19, 2021 through January 1, 2022 | 6-10 PM
More Info: Tickets purchased now can be used ANY DAY Magic of Lights is open! Tickets are per vehicle, not per person so grab as many friends and family to join! Take advantage of the Early Bird Discount with tickets starting at just $17 per carload.

Gaylord Palms Mission: Saving Christmas Featuring Elf

Orlando
November 12, 2021 through January 2, 2022
More Info: A holly, jolly sleigh-full of holiday cheer is set for Gaylord Palms Resort with a host of special events and activities set to be unwrapped this Christmas season. Featuring a brand-new, multi-sensory marquee Christmas experience, Mission: Save Christmas featuring Elf™– Christmas at Gaylord Palms will delight guests of all ages with original shows, musical performances, 100 Christmas trees, amazing acrobatics, delicious dining, interactive experiences and more. Christmas at Gaylord Palms begins Nov. 19, 2021 and continues through Jan. 2, 2022.

Dazzling Lights at Leu Gardens

Orlando
November 19, 2021 through January 9, 2022 | 5:30 -9:00 PM
More Info: Dazzling Nights will feature lights, music, and interactive elements to complete the transformation of the 50-acre, Harry P. Leu Gardens into a stunning holiday wonderland. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

St. Augustine Nights of Lights

St. Augustine
November 20, 2021 through January 31, 2022 | 6 PM
More Info: Nights of Lights has been listed among the top ten holiday light displays in the world by National Geographic. During this festival of lights, downtown St. Augustine glows with holiday magic – from the ground to the rooftops. St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights features millions of tiny white lights that create a magical atmosphere in the Nation’s Oldest City, and it’s free of charge.

Wonderland of Lights and Santa’s Village

Auburndale
November 25, 2021 through January 2, 2022 | 6-9 PM Sun-Thurs and 6-10 PM Fri & Sat
More Info: This holiday drive-through, no-touch, Covid-19 safe light show is returning November 25 through January 2, 2021.  Due to the enormous success of last year’s event, we have moved to International Market World in Auburndale conveniently located between Tampa and Orlando off of I-4, giving us more space to have MORE DAYS, MORE ENTERTAINMENT, MORE VENDORS, MORE VISITORS, and MORE ROOM TO ROAM.

Cranes Roost Park Holiday Fountain Show

Altamonte Springs
November 25, 2021 through January 2, 2022 | 6-9 PM
More Info: A crowd favorite, the Plaza fountain features special shows with dancing water and dazzling lights choreographed to classic holiday tunes. Note: The show does not run during the holiday movies on December 9 and 16.

Central Florida Zoo Boo Bash

Sanford
October 23-24, 30-31, 2021 | 9 AM to 3 PM
More Info: The Zoo will be filled with all treats and no tricks with not-so-scary décor and activities for children of all ages, including trick-or-treating stations around beloved animals. Costumes are encouraged for guests of all ages. Candy will be provided by T-Mobile.

The DeLand Christmas Light Show

DeLand
December 5-30, 2021 | 5:30 – 8 PM
More Info: Presented by Stetson Baptist Church. With almost 10,000 LED lights and over 2,100 individual lighting channels, The DeLand Christmas Light Show is an event you won’t want to miss!

Holiday Events in Winter Garden

Winter Garden
Through December 30, 2021 | Times Vary
More Info: If you’re looking for holiday events in the Winter Garden area, we have them below for you. Winter Garden knows how to do the holidays for Central Florida families! Outdoor holiday movies, light shows, carriage tours, boutique stroll, farmer’s market, and holiday music on the plaza are here for you.

Holiday Events in Altamonte Springs

Altamonte Springs
Through January 2, 2021 | Times Vary
More Info: Are you looking for community holiday events? Cranes Roost Park and the City of Altamonte Springs never disappoints. Check out what’s available for your family to enjoy. Check out the Holiday Fountain Show, light displays, concerts, light up event, Santa Tuesdays, holiday characters, movie nights and Telescope Thursday!

Holidays at Disney Springs

Orlando
November 5-December 30, 2021 | Times Vary
More Info: This holiday season, discover festive fun, dazzling décor and gift ideas galore at Disney Springs—from November 5 through December 30, 2021.

Multiple Day Events

Festival of the Trees at Orlando Museum of Art

Orlando
November 13 – 21, 2021 | 10 AM to 5 PM
More Info: Celebrate “Sparkling Holiday Traditions” with Festival of Trees, at the Orlando Museum of Art. For the 35th year the Festival of Trees, put on by Council of 101, will be benefiting the Orlando Museum of Art. This year’s platinum premier sponsor is Orlando Health Orlando Regional Medical Center.

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A Merry Winter Garden Light Show

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TwELF Days of Christmas

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Winter Wonderland of Lights – Winter Springs

Single Day Events

Oviedo Mall Tree Lighting Celebration

Oviedo
November 18, 2021 | 5-7 PM
More Info: On Friday, November 26, 2021 the City of Eustis will host the 34th Annual Light-Up Eustis Celebration in historic downtown from 5 – 9 p.m. with a specular light-up ceremony beginning at 6:00 p.m at the Bandshell in Ferran Park (250 Ferran Park Drive). This free, family-friendly event will include live entertainment, food trucks, and vendors. Also, expect a special visit by Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Dancer the live reindeer.

Light Up Eustis

Eustis
November 26, 2021 | 5-9 PM
More Info: On Friday, November 26, 2021 the City of Eustis will host the 34th Annual Light-Up Eustis Celebration in historic downtown from 5 – 9 p.m. with a specular light-up ceremony beginning at 6:00 p.m at the Bandshell in Ferran Park (250 Ferran Park Drive). This free, family-friendly event will include live entertainment, food trucks, and vendors. Also, expect a special visit by Santa, Mrs. Claus, and Dancer the live reindeer.

Apopka Tree Lighting

Apopka
December 2, 2021 | 6 PM
More Info: We welcome you to our annual Tree Lighting, as we light up Kit Land Nelson Park for the holidays and enjoy holiday music and more!

Light Up Kissimmee

Kissimmee
November 27, 2021 | 7:30 PM
More Info: Kissimmee Main Street presents “Light up Kissimmee”. Our Christmas season kick-off begins by lighting up the entire Kissimmee’s Historic Downtown with wonderful holiday decor and lights! Jolly Holidays!

ICON Park Tree Lighting

Orlando
December 1, 2021 | 6:00 PM
More Info: Kick off the merriest month of the year at ICON Park! At 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 1, a tree lighting ceremony will take place for the entertainment complex’s latest addition – a 50-foot holiday tree decorated from top to bottom. 

43rd Annual Christmas in the Park

Winter Park
December 2, 2021 | 6:15 PM
More Info: On Thursday, December 2, The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art and the City of Winter Park will present the 43rd Annual Christmas in the Park in downtown Winter Park. The free outdoor event begins at 6:15 p.m. when nine century-old Tiffany leaded-glass windows are lighted. Central Park is then transformed into a luminous concert hall for the 160-voice Bach Festival Society Choir. The choral performance concludes about 8 p.m., and the windows remain lighted for viewing until 8:30 p.m

A Frozen Tree Lighting Experience-Oviedo

Oviedo
December 2, 2021 | 5-9 PM
More Info: We’re starting the Christmas season off with a BANG on December 2nd, with the FROZEN Tree Lighting Experience, our annual tree lighting event at Center Lake Park! Join us for this FROZEN themed tree lighting, which will include a special FROZEN themed show after the tree lighting! There will be FREE photos with Santa, live reindeer, carolers, food trucks and more, including HUGE holiday surprises that will happen on the Oviedo Amphitheatre lawn. So, make sure you wear your Elsa or Anna costume if you have one!

Light the Christmas Tree at Wekiva Island

Longwood
December 3, 2021 | 7:00 PM
More Info: In its sixth year, Winter Wonderland delights guests with nightly “snow” flurries, sparkling holiday décor, visits from Santa and other holiday characters and special events. In fact, Santa and Mrs. Claus will visit Wekiva Island to officially kick off the event and light the giant Christmas tree at 7 p.m. Dec. 3. Guests are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots that evening.

Winter Springs Winter Wonderland

Winter Springs
December 4, 2021 | 4:30 – 8 PM
More Info: Tis’ the season for joy and celebration! Stop by the Winter Springs Town Center and enjoy the festivities this holiday season at Winter Wonderland presented by AdventHealth! It all kicks off with one of the longest-running traditions in our city, the 39th annual Holiday Parade featuring local talent and business. Gather around the Christmas Tree for the 17th annual Christmas tree Lighting! The Winter Wonderland event will follow with Entertainment by local youth and our Winter Springs Dancers with Class. Santa will visit with the local children by the tree, and a fun-filled kids playland will keep your little ones merry all evening long!

Cranes Roost Park Light Up the Holidays

Altamonte Springs
December 4, 2021 | 5-9 PM
More Info: Let’s celebrate the season! The City of Altamonte Springs and Duke Energy are bringing back the tradition of lighting up Cranes Roost Park. Watch as the park comes alive with spectacular holiday displays featuring 200,000 lights and a 60-foot tree decorated with thousands of ornaments and over a mile of garland.


Disclaimer: These events is subject to last minute cancellations and changes which might not be reflected in this MyCentralFloridaFamily.com post. Please always confirm with this family-friendly business by calling or clicking.

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