JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Are you ready to get into the Christmas spirit? News4Jax has compiled a list of the best light displays and events around our area.
So grab your family and friends and hit the road!
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One of the largest Christmas light displays in the Jacksonville area is back. If you and the family are planning on driving around to view some holiday decorations, you’ll want to check out the Blackhawk Bluff neighborhood located West of Atlantic Beach. Click here for more details.
The award-winning display will run each night through Jan. 31. Thousands of people are guaranteed to check out the event that brightens 20 blocks of St. Augustine’s historic district. Click here for more information.
Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens will transform once again into a stunning, winter wonderland for “Dazzling Nights.” The three-quarter-mile interactive holiday experience will feature a million dazzling lights, shining forests, magical displays, music and beautiful sculptures. Click here for more information.
ZOOLights is the winter wonderland for this holiday season! The event features more than 2 million lights twinkling with vibrant hues of color, creative imagery and Instagram-worthy backdrops. Click here for tickets and more information. (Dates: Dec. 9 - 11| 15 - 18 | 22 - 24 | From 6 - 9 p.m.)
Load up the family and tune your car radio to our special radio station. Listen to your favorite holiday tunes as you drive through a Million lights that dance, twinkle, and sparkle to the music. The drive-thru spectacular features two mega trees, a 300 ft tunnel of lights, custom Christmas scenes and much more. Sun – Thur 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Fri & Sat 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. | Mon – Thur $25 per vehicle Fri – Sun $30 per vehicle 12-15 Seat Passenger Vans and Limos $40
The City of Jacksonville’s Christmas Tree is lit! You can see it in all its glory at James Weldon Johnson Park. The energy-efficient, 56-foot Christmas tree boasts over 78,000 LED lights, 150 ornaments and has been a staple in Downtown Jacksonville’s holiday traditions for the last 34 years.
Nocatee-A-Glow runs the entire month of December at Spray Waterpark and Nocatee Station Field. Family-friendly festivities included a Christmas village, various musical and dance performances, visits with Santa & Mrs. Claus, horse-drawn carriage rides, a petting zoo, food trucks and much more. Address: 400 Nocatee Center Way, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32081
Beaches Train Club Running Holiday Trains at Beaches Library
Choo! Choo! The trains are running at the Beaches Branch Library and will be up through New Year’s Eve! The library is located at 600 3rd St, Neptune Beach, FL. For library hours of operation or more information, visit the Locations page at JaxPulbicLibrary.org or call 904 255-2665.
This local family goes above and beyond every year! Be sure to check out this walk-thru display in Mandarin. This display is free to look at. Parking is roadside, so be sure to be careful when getting in and out of the car!
Beach Boulevard Christmas Display
This secret Christmas gem is on W Rd off of Beach Blvd. The mother and son duo put in 40 days of work and over 175,000 lights with numerous hand-painted wood displays. It features a free walk-through experience.
Walk-thru lights display at 4930 Rue Street Jacksonville, FL 32258
This event is a computer-controlled Christmas Lights Display in Starke! The lights run every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through Jan. 1, 2023. The event is free for all, but donations are accepted and 100% goes to Clay Humane. (from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. | Address: 15912 NE 14th AveStarke, FL 32091) Click here to read more.
As the countdown to the holidays continues, there is a tradition that many people love, which is the citywide Christmas party at the Prime Osborn. Thousands line up each year to ensure their children have toys, books, clothes, etc. ahead of Christmas. The Children’s Christmas Party of Jacksonville did not hold our in-person toy distribution event in December 2020 or 2021 in response to the risk posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The one-day, first come/first serve event will be held on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, at the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center in downtown Jacksonville.
Date: Saturday, December 17th, 2022 | Click here for more information.
The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales are coming to Northeast Florida! The horses will visit five Jacksonville-area Winn-Dixie stores from Dec. 13 to Dec. 17. Click here for a full list of where the events will be located.
Eric Bumgarner and Johnny Dunning created an incredible lights display at 5084 Losco Road. “All the lights are synced to music, which can be heard when standing outside or by tuning into an FM station that we have transmitting out to the road,” Bumgarner said.
This neighborhood light display is hosting a community event on Dec.17 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with attractions, Christmas photo ops, photos with Santa, baked goods for sale, a petting zoo, food Trucks and so much more! The event is free to attend, but some things may cost. Cash is preferred, but cards will be accepted. Address: Apopka Drive in Middleburg, FL 32068
Carriage Crossing Light show!
This house is decked out in dancing lights that move to the beat of ten different songs. The songs are not programmed to a radio channel so attendees must roll down their windows. Check out the video below! Address: 4342 Carriage Crossing Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32258
Follow the dancing beams of light in the sky down Doctors Lake Drive to Doctor’s Lake Estates to experience our animated light show. It features over 30 songs, projection, 20 ft Mega tree, 4 spotlight beams and so many LED pixels we’ve lost count. Tune in to the show from your car on 97.5 FM on cold nights or roll down your window to listen live. Come experience the Christmas light show until Dec. 26 every Sunday through Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday to Saturday 7 to 11 p.m. weather permitting. Address: 3119 Pine Road Orange Park FL 32065
Jack, a 16-year-old in Jacksonville, proudly presents the 5th annual Christmas light show. The show features more than 10,000 lights synchronized to 10 different songs. The lights will be lit from 6 to 10 p.m. nightly and people can tune in to 90.3 FM to watch them dance. Jack also collects donations for a charity called Debra of America to fight a rare connective tissue disorder that his cousin has. “So far I have raised over $11,000 this year!” Jack said. Address: 4204 Garibaldi Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32210.
St. Augustine Christmas display
This lights show features more than 300 character inflatables at 3629 fort Peyton circle in St. Augustine. Thanks for sharing, Nicole Benchoff! Address: 3629 fort Peyton circle St. Augustine 32086
Christmas in Coventry in Jacksonville
This computerized Christmas light display features more than 10,000 lights synchronized to music. Address: 14299 Hawksmore Lane in Mandarin
AWESOME HOLIDAY DISPLAY!🎄 This computerized Christmas light display in Mandarin features more than 10,000 lights synchronized to music. The show is featured in our list of light displays and events around Northeast Florida. Check out the full list here: https://t.co/vE3FfHQ3CN pic.twitter.com/ut0fpgv7Y0— News4JAX (@wjxt4) November 30, 2022
Christmas light show in St. Johns County
“Over 6000 Christmas Lights. The show runs from 5:30 to 10:30 every night. There are 10 Sequences to choose from at JG216.com. Cars can tune in to 88.9 to listen to the show. Address: 216 Johns Glen Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32259