Many of the best Tampa Christmas light tours stay open well past Christmas Day. If you’re still looking for some Christmas spirit, check out some of these holiday displays. Now that the bulk of the holiday traffic has been through these attractions, you may even get a better view!
Tampa Christmas Light Tours For After-Holiday Drives
For those who love Christmas lights but want to avoid the crowds, sometimes waiting until after the big day works out for the best. These holiday hot spots are still open through late December or early January, so you still have time to check out some Tampa Christmas light tours.
The Wonderland of Lights & Santa’s Village
Open Through December 29
In addition to a fantastic light show, The Wonderland of Lights is a full holiday theme park! Here you can drive through the mile-long Tampa Christmas lights tours before visiting with Santa. Check out the circus attractions, live animal exhibits, and even take a ride on a camel’s back. You’ve never seen Christmas done quite like this.
For the first time, this year’s ticket options allow you to visit Santa’s Village or the light display individually. To save time, you can even book your tickets online!
Holiday Lights In The Gardens
Open Through December 30
Family-friendly holiday entertainment is at it’s finest in the Florida Botanical Gardens. Prepare to be dazzled by over a million LED lights arranged in holiday and nature-themed displays. Refreshements will be available and the shops will be open to purchase souvenirs or last-minute gifts.
There is no admission fee, but $5 donations are encouraged.
Holiday Lights At Largo Central Park
Open Through December 30
The City of Largo maintains this seasonal event through New Year’s Day every year. This display’s two million shimmering Christmas lights look even more amazing from atop the park’s seven-story Ferris Wheel! Even the carousel is open for rides. Make memories with the whole family at this fun holiday event.
Although park admission is free, there is a $5 entry fee for each amusement ride.
The Lights Of Lake Park
Open Through December 31
The beautiful neighborhoods of Lake Park Estates, Wieker, Lakeside Estates, and Lake Seminole Village present a 3.2-mile-long route of elaborately decorated homes. This has been one of the area’s most cherished Tampa Christmas lights tours since its creation in 1993. That year, area residents careated the light display to honor the life of their neighbor, Ruby Dow, and the great care she received from Suncoast Hospice.
There is no fee to drive the route, but along the way is a cart where visitors can make donations to Suncoast Hospice. You can learn more about the annual event and how to get involved at the event’s webpage.
Symphony In Lights
Open Through December 31
This year marks the 10th Annual Symphony in Lights at the Shops at Wiregrass. However, this isn’t just another lights display. The Symphony in Lights features a spectacular light show choreographed to the magical sounds of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and accompanied by snow.
The show will take place rain or shine but there may not be snow if the weather is poor.
St. Pete Waterfront Lights and Display
Open Through January 1
As if walking along the waterfront wasn’t beautiful enough, now you can stroll along by the light of holiday lights. You won’t want to miss the giant greeting card display at Vinoy Park. These cards were made by local teenagers at recreation centers in St. Petersburg.
In addition, when you get down to Albert Whitted Park, you can even go ice skating! The rink will be open through January 7. However, hours vary, so check the event web page for more information.
Oakdale Christmas House
Open Through January 3
One of the nation’s best Christmas diplays is located right here in Tampa Bay. In addition to being literally one of the best and brightest, this holiday display also has one of the longest running seasons. Despite its fame, this display is still free and open to the public.
The Oakdale Christmas House keeps its festive decorations up a few days into the New Year. This is great because more people get to experience these well-renowned Tampa Christmas lights. The display has been featured by local media outlets and also received national media coverage. It has even been featured on HGTV’s All Out Christmas and NBC’s Today Show!
Things to Do in Tampa at Night
While you’re enjoying the Tampa Christmas light tours, you might want to stop off for some last minute holiday shopping or catch a meal at one of the many wonderful restaurants Tampa has to offer. However, no one wants to spoil the evening by fighting with traffic. Let Network Transportation Solutions handle the driving, instead!
Stroll along the Tampa Riverwalk for a beautiful view of downtown Tampa and the holiday lights. If you don’t want to retrace your steps, you can book limo transportation to meet you at a spot along the Hillsborough River. With safe curbside pick-up and drop-off, your chauffeur will ensure your limousine is ready and waiting at the designated location.
Bring along your favorite holiday music to play on the high-quality sound system in your personal limousine. Remember, your chauffeur is a guaranteed designated driver, so you are free to relax with a cocktail without worrying about your safety or that of your fellow passengers.
Just imagine if everyone could experience the festive lights without worrying about “keeping your eyes on the road.” Limo transportation makes it so that everybody can join in on the fun. While you sit back and enjoy the light shows, warm up from the chilly night air with hot chocolate and holiday snacks, or, if you prefer, a drink bar is also available for your pleasure.
Are Your Family or Friends Flying in for the Holidays?
Surprise your loved ones with the affordable gift of luxury ground transportation! Send them a Tampa airport shuttle after a long flight, and a professionally-trained chauffeur will greet your visitors, assist with their luggage, and drive them to their destination. This is a gift for you, as well, since it eliminates the need for you to fight the busy airport traffic to pick up your family or friends.
If your visiting party consists of two or three passengers, elegant sedans, like Town Cars, are very inviting. For a larger group, a stretch limousine or Tampa party bus is the way to go!
Experience The Tampa Christmas Lights Luxuriously
There are so many amazing light displays this holiday season in Tampa and the surrounding areas. Why not treat the whole family and enjoy the best Tampa Christmas light tours in luxury! You decide which light show tours you want to experience and leave the rest to the professionals. Our chauffeurs are very knowledgeable of the Tampa region and will be glad to plan out the best routes.
Everyone can enjoy all of the holiday sights and sounds when you rent an affordable stretch limousine or a Tampa party bus. At this time of the year, there are many people out and about, including shoppers, sightseers, and lots of partiers roaming about. This can create traffic nightmares, as well as parking issues. Play it safe with limo rental Tampa and leave the driving to your professional chauffeur!
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