The holiday season is upon us! It’s time to get into the spirit and discover a few of the best places to enjoy the finest displays of Christmas lights in Tallahassee. There are plenty of winter wonderland activities happening throughout the month, so gather the family and join in on the holiday spirit!
A place with some of the most magnificent Christmas lights in Tallahassee is Dorothy B. Oven Park. The display includes more than 250,000 twinkling lights, which light up the entire park. Even Scrooge will get into the spirit when he hears the holiday music. Tallahassee’s most anticipated lighting spectacular takes place throughout the month of December, so be sure to stop by the park and enjoy the sights.
Multiple conveniently-connected downtown parks make Park Avenue one of the best locations to stroll through to experience a true “Winter Wonderland”. Take a walk down the tree-lined streets decorated with the most beautiful lights. Be sure to grab your friends and family and stroll through some of the most beautiful Christmas lights on display in Tallahassee.
Take a drive down Thomasville Road, where you’ll eventually find the sprawling neighborhood of Killearn Estates. Enjoy the homes adorned with holiday decor and lights from top to bottom. Each resident adds their own homey charm, making it a popular neighborhood to drive through during the holidays.
Come see the magnificent display, known as the spectacular Jingle on Woodgate Way! Drive or walk down the street and be amazed by the Christmas lights synced to music. This production is a fan favorite for many families. So, what are you waiting for? Make your way over to Woodgate Way and enjoy the grooviest Christmas lights in Tallahassee.
Another annual spectacle is the Southwood lights. It’s worth the drive across town! Broadcasting the local channel, station 88.7, jam out and watch the lights adapt to the beat of the music. You don’t want to miss this display, some of the decorated homes have even been showcased nationwide on Good Morning America, for their holiday spirit.
If you like the Christmas lights in Tallahassee, you’ll love the Allison Christmas Spectacular. This experience is located just 17 minutes up the road in Havana, Florida. Celebrating their 14th year, there are two houses that light up the night, with 200,000 lights between them. The displays are always so busy that there is a Sheriff on duty to keep the traffic moving safely along. With synchronized music from channel 102.5, it is sure to be a great time.
At 811 Abbiegail Drive, a true Christmas extravaganza is had by all! Starting as early as October, the production has grown from a small family tradition to a town-wide event. Featuring multiple Cinderella carriages, animals, a carousel, Ferris wheel, igloos, Santa Claus, lights and so much more, the Christmas swing is in full effect here!
Festivals in the Area
After you’ve seen the Christmas lights in Tallahassee, be sure to check out some of the other winter festivals and events taking place in our area. Explore winter markets, watch holiday shows, participate in townwide parades or enjoy some holiday snacks. There is no shortage of cheer or activities here in Florida’s capital city!
A longstanding tradition in Thomasville, Georgia is the 35th Annual Victorian Christmas! Starting on December 9th, make your way to downtown Thomasville for a 2-night spectacular and be transported back in time to a Christmas from the past. Stroll through town where you can experience all sorts of entertainment from carolers and musicians, or shop and dine. Don’t miss out on the carriage rides, live nativity, Santa Claus, live reindeer, and marshmallow toasting!
At last, it is time for the annual holiday ballet! Remember to purchase tickets for the showings on December 18th and 19th, for the season’s most revered productions, the Tallahassee Ballet’s The Nutcracker! A truly magical experience to transcend you into a world of Christmas magic and adventure. Come explore a world of dancing snowflakes and sugar plum fairies; you won’t want to miss this.
Tallahassee residents of all ages love participating in the Jingle Bell Run, which takes place December 4th at 6:15 p.m. Come support the festive runners and stay for the Winter Festival and Nighttime Holiday Parade, with awards to the most creative and spirited floats. The night is a true celebration of lights, music, the arts, and most importantly the community!
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