Where to see holiday lights in Tampa Bay

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If you are looking for some holiday displays in your area to help you get into the spirit of the season, try these events:

Big Red Barn Trail of Lights

  • When: Nov. 24 through Jan. 7
  • Time: 6 to 10 p.m.
  • Where: Big Red Barn, 10070 Fern Hill Drive, Riverview, FL
  • Cost: $7 if you preorder tickets; $10 at the door
  • More information: Big Red Barn Facebook Page

Candy Cane Acres

  • When: Dec. 1 through Dec. 16, see website for specific dates
  • Time: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Where: Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad Street, Brooksville, FL
  • Cost: $10 per car
  • More Information: Hernando County Chamber of Commerce

Celebration of Lights

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  • When: December 1 through December 23
  • Time: 6 to 10 p.m. on the weekends
  • Where: 15325 Alric Pottberg Rd., Spring Hill, FL
  • Cost: $10 per car
  • More Information: Celebration of Lights

Chick-fil-A Christmas Lights

  • When: Nov. 23 through Dec. 31
  • Time: 6 p.m. until close
  • Where: 6299 West Waters Avenue, Tampa, FL
  • Cost: Free
  • More Information: Chick-fil-A Facebook Page

Christmas in the Wild

  • When: Nov. 24 through Dec. 30, see website for specific dates
  • Time: 4 p.m. until close
  • Where: Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, 1101 W. Sligh Avenue, Tampa, FL
  • Cost: $24.95
  • More Information: Lowry Park Zoo

Christmas Town at Busch Gardens

  • When: Nov. 19 through Dec. 31, see website for specific dates
  • Time: 5 p.m. until close
  • Where: Busch Gardens, 10165 North McKinley Drive, Tampa, FL
  • Cost: Ticket prices vary, check website for details
  • More Information: Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Christmas Trail

  • When: Nov. 24 through Dec. 24, see website for specific dates
  • Time: 6 until 10 p.m.
  • Where: Florida Strawberry Festival Grounds, 2508 West Oak Avenue, Plant City, FL
  • Cost: Ages 13+ is $5; from 4 through 12 is $3; and under 4 is free
  • More Information: Christmas Lane

City of Largo Holiday Lights

  • When: Dec. 2 through Jan. 1, 2018
  • Time: 5 until 11 p.m.
  • Where: Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive, Largo, FL
  • Cost: Admission is free; Ferris wheel is $5
  • More Information: City of Largo

Gaylord Palms ICE! Featuring Christmas Around the World

  • When: Nov. 21 through Jan. 7, 2018
  • Time: Varies, check website for details
  • Where: Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, 6000 West Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee, FL
  • Cost: Adult is $29.99; Child is $16.99; and Senior is $28.99
  • More Information: Gaylord Palms Resort

Holiday Lights in the Gardens

  • When: Nov. 24 through Dec. 31
  • Time: 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
  • Where: Florida Botanical Gardens, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo, FL
  • Cost: $4 donation
  • More Information: Florida Botanical Gardens

Holiday Lights Spectacular

  • When: Dec. 5 through Dec. 31
  • Time: 7 until 8:30 p.m.
  • Where: Lee Wetherington Family Village, 2720 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Sarasota, FL
  • Cost: See website for details
  • More Information: Holiday Lights Facebook Page

Lights of Lake Park Estates

  • When: Dec. 1 through Dec. 31
  • Time: 6 until 10 p.m.
  • Where: See map of 3-mile route in Seminole, FL
  • Cost: Donations benefit Suncoast Hospice
  • More Information: Lights of Lake Park Estates

Oakdale House Light Display

  • When: Nov. 24 through Jan. 3, 2018
  • Time: 6 to 10 p.m.
  • Where: 2719 Oakdale Street South, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Cost: Free
  • More Information: Yelp Page

River of Lights

  • When: Dec. 1 through Dec. 30, see website for specific dates
  • Time: On the hour from 6 until 10 p.m.
  • Where: Pirate Water Taxi, 333 S. Franklin Street, Tampa, FL
  • Cost: Adults are $25; Ages 4 to 12 are $15
  • More Information: Pirate Water Taxi

St. Petersburg Waterfront Display

  • When: Nov. 24 through Jan. 1, 2018
  • Time: 5 until 7 p.m.
  • Where: North Straub Park, 400 Bay Shore Drive NE, St. Petersburg, FL
  • Cost: Free admission, activities and concessions are extra
  • More Information: St. Petersburg Parks & Recreation

Symphony in Lights

  • When: Nov. 11 through Dec. 31
  • Time: 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Where: Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Drive, Wesley Chapel, FL
  • Cost: Check website for details
  • More Information: Shops at Wiregrass

Tour of Lights Trolley Ride

  • When: Dec. 5 through Dec. 31
  • Time: 6:30 until 8:30 p.m.
  • Where: Pickup is outside the Regions Bank, 4047 Cattleman Road, Sarasota, FL
  • Cost: $15
  • More Information: SRQ Trolley

Winter Village at Curtis Hixon Park

  • When: Nov. 18 through Jan. 5, 2018
  • Time: Check website for specific times
  • Where: Curtis Hixon Park, 600 North Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL
  • Cost: Free
  • More Information: Winter Village website

Wonderland of Lights

  • When: Nov. 23 through Dec. 20
  • Time: Check website for specific times
  • Where: Hillsborough County Fairgrounds, 215 Sydney Washer Road, Dover, FL
  • Cost: $20 per car
  • More Information: Wonderland of Lights

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