JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Are you ready to get into the Christmas spirit? News4Jax has compiled a list of the best light displays and events in our area.
So grab your family and friends and hit the road!
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Girvin Road in Blackhawk Bluff Subdivision | Best Jax winner in 2021, 2020 and 2019
One of the largest Christmas light displays in the Jacksonville area is back. If you and the family plan to drive around to see some holiday decorations, you may want to check out the Blackhawk Bluff neighborhood west of Atlantic Beach. Click here for more details.
Night of Lights in San Agustin | JaxBest winner in 2022
The award-winning show will be on every night until January 31st. Thousands of people are guaranteed to see the event that brightens up 20 blocks of the historic district of San Agustin. Click here for more information.
Deck The Chairs at Jacksonville Beach | Best Jax winner in 2022
Deck The Chairs puts a unique twist on Christmas decorating! The free holiday light display is a must-see event at the Seawalk Pavilion through January 1st. Click here for more information.
‘Dazzling Nights’ at the Jacksonville Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
The Jacksonville Arboretum and Botanical Gardens will once again transform into a stunning winter wonderland for “Dazzling Nights.” The three-quarter interactive holiday experience will feature a million dazzling lights, sparkling forests, magical displays, music and beautiful sculptures. Click here for more information.
ZooLights at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
ZOOLights is a winter wonderland this holiday season! The event shines with over 2 million lights with vibrant color tones, creative imagery and Instagram-worthy backdrops. For tickets and more information click here. (Days: December 9 – 11 | 15 – 18 | 22 – 24 | 18 – 21)
Jax Illuminations Annual Drive-Thru Holiday Light Show
Load up the family and tune your car radio to our special radio station. Hear your favorite holiday tunes dance to the music as you drive through Millions of lights that twinkle and twinkle. The impressive drive-thru features two mega trees, a 300-foot tunnel of lights, custom Christmas scenes and much more. Sunday – Thursday from 18:00 to 21:30 Friday and Saturday from 18:00 to 22:30 | Monday – Thursday $25 per vehicle Friday – Sunday $30 per vehicle 12-15 seater passenger vans and limousines $40
The Jacksonville Christmas Tree
Jacksonville’s Christmas tree is up! You can see James Weldon in all his glory at Johnson Park. The energy-efficient 56-foot Christmas tree features more than 78,000 LED lights, 150 ornaments and has been a staple of Jacksonville’s Downtown holiday traditions for the past 34 years.
Nocatee-A-Glow events in December
Nocatee-A-Glow runs all December at Spray Waterpark and Nocatee Station Field. The family-friendly festivities included a Christmas village, various music and dance performances, visits with Santa Claus and the Virgin Mary, horse-drawn carriage rides, a petting zoo, food trucks and much more. Address: 400 Nocatee Center Way, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32081
Beauclerc street near San Jose
This local family goes above and beyond every year! Be sure to check out this screenshot in Mandarin. This screen is free to view. The parking lot is on the side of the road, so be sure to be careful when getting in and out of the car!
Smiths Lights Street
Driving Lights Display at 4930 Rue Street Jacksonville, FL 32258
Lights on the 14th
This event is a computer controlled Christmas Lights display at Starke! The lights will be on every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from January 1, 2023. The event is free to all, but donations are accepted and 100% goes to Clay Humane. (6:00 PM to 9:00 PM | Address: 15912 NE 14th Ave Starke, FL 32091) Click here to read more
Jacksonville Kids Christmas Party
As the countdown to the holidays ticks down, there’s one tradition that many people love, and that’s Prime Osborn’s City Christmas Party. Thousands line up every year to get toys, books, clothes, etc. for their children before Christmas. Children’s Christmas Party of Jacksonville did not hold our toy distribution event in December 2020 or 2021 in response to the risk posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The one-day event will take place on December 17, 2022 at the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center in downtown Jacksonville.
Date: Saturday, December 17, 2022 | Click here for more information.
Budweiser Clydesdales to make 5 stops at Winn-Dixie stores in Northeast Florida
The world famous Budweiser Clydesdales are coming to Northeast Florida! The horses will visit the Winn-Dixie store in the Jacksonville area from December 13th to December 17th. Click here for a full list of where the events will be located.
Jacksonville Walk-Thru Holiday Light Show on Losco Road
Eric Bumgarner and Johnny Dunning created a spectacular light at 5084 Losco Road. “All the lights are synchronized to the music, which can be heard while parked outside or tuned to an FM station that we broadcast down the road,” Bumgarner said.
Lights Apopka! Light display, letters to Santa and more
This neighborhood light display is hosting a community event on December 17th from 5-9pm with rides, Christmas photo ops, photos with Santa, candy for sale, petting zoo, food trucks and much more! The event is free, 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 decorated with dancing lights that move to the beat of ten different songs. The songs are not scheduled on a radio station, so attendees must roll down their windows. Watch the video below! Address: 4342 Carriage Crossing Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32258
The biggest show on Doctors Lake Drive
Follow the dancing lights in the sky down Doctors Lake Drive to Doctor’s Lake Estates to experience our animated light show. It has over 30 songs, projection, a 20 foot mega tree, 4 spotlights and so many LED pixels that we’ve lost count. Tune into the show from your car on 97.5 FM on cold nights or roll down the window to listen live. Come and experience the Christmas light show until December 26 every Sunday from Thursday to 9:00pm and Friday to Saturday from 7:00pm to 11:00pm. weather friendly. Address: 3119 Pine Road Orange Park FL 32065
Jack’s Christmas Light Spectacular
Jack, a 16-year-old from Jacksonville, proudly presents the 5th Annual Christmas Light Show. The show features over 10,000 lights synchronized to 10 different songs. The lights will be on every night from 6pm to 10pm 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 his cousin’s rare connective tissue disorder. “So far this year I’ve raised over $11,000!” said Jack. Address: 4204 Garibaldi Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32210.
San Agustin Christmas display
This light show features more than 300 inflatable characters at 3629 Fort Peyton Circle in St. Augustine. Thanks for sharing, Nicole Benchoff! Address: 3629 Fort Peyton Circle St. Augustine 32086
Christmas in Jacksonville’s Coventry
This computerized Christmas light display features over 10,000 lights synchronized to music. Address: 14299 Hawksmore Lane in Mandarin
AMAZING HOLIDAY DISPLAY!🎄 This computerized Mandarin Christmas light display features over 10,000 lights synchronized to music. The show is featured in a list of light displays and events in Northeast Florida. See the full list here: https://t.co/vE3FfHQ3CN pic.twitter.com/ut0fpgv7Y0
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Christmas light show in St. in Johns County
“More than 6,000 Christmas lights. The show will be 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 hear the show. AddressesAddress: 216 Johns Glen Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32259
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