6 Drive-Thru Holiday Light Displays in Florida
While it’s unlikely you’ll see a white Christmas in Florida, there are plenty of ways to get into the holiday spirit. Across the entire Sunshine State, you’ll find a variety of drive-thru Christmas light displays to light up your holiday season.
Holiday Fantasy of Lights
The Holiday Fantasy of Lights is open every night from 6-10 p.m. until Jan. 2, including holidays. Located in Coconut Creek, Florida, the path stretches for 3 miles and includes extravagant scenes and decorated trees along the way. Admission is $22 per car, and you can pay an extra $2 for special-effect glasses. A portion of the proceeds are donated to local charities.
Daytona Magic of Lights
The Daytona International Speedway is located in Daytona Beach, on the east coast of Florida. For the holiday season, Daytona hosts the Magic of Lights celebration. With a 1.5-mile long course in the largest lighted sports facility in North America, it’s sure to be an experience you won’t forget. Admission begins at $20 per car; a portion of the proceeds will benefit AdventHealth facilities in Volusia and Flagler counties.
Sowell’s North Pole Christmas Light Display
In Milton, Florida, Sowell’s North Pole Christmas Light Display provides a more than a dazzling drive-thru light display — it offers tasty concessions and camel rides, too. Admission is $15 per car, and you can feel free to drive through the display as many times as you want. The display closes right after Christmas, on Dec. 26.
Space Coast Lightfest
Open every night through the end of the year, Space Coast Lightfest is located in Melbourne, Florida. The attraction has more than 3 million lights on display and stretches just over a mile long. Admission is $20 per car, but if you bring an unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots, you’ll receive a discount. Higher ticket prices apply to vans and buses, but motorcycles get in for just $5.
The Wonderland Of Lights and Santa’s Village
Located in Auburndale, this massive attraction features a mile-long drive-thru light show. But the fun doesn’t stop there — The Wonderland Of Lights also features photos with Santa, concessions, wagon rides, camel rides, and a wolf exhibit. Tickets cost $25 per vehicle, or $65 for a season pass. The event runs until Jan. 2.
Located in Live Oak, Suwannee Lights allows you to either walk or drive through the festive display. While there, you can also visit Santa’s workshop, partake in caroling, enjoy some hot chocolate and s’mores, and warm up by a campfire.
The display runs until Jan. 2 and is open nightly from 6-10 p.m. Entry is per person and the price varies depending on the age of the visitor and the night of the visit.
Kimiko Kidd is a native Daytonian. She graduated from Wright State University with degrees in environmental science and sociology. She loves her trusty old Honda Civic, but dreams of owning a 1974 Ford Falcon XB with a custom paint job and a vintage Kawasaki Z1000. In her free time, Kimiko can be found watercolor-painting, baking muffins, collecting rocks, playing old-school Nintendo games, writing her novel, sewing stuffed animals, and cosplaying as her favorite Mad Max characters. See more articles by Kimiko.