November 23, 2017

The 23 best ways to see Christmas lights in Orlando this holiday season

If you're looking for the twinkliest of lights in the Orlando area, you have plenty of options. From boat parades, to parks covered in fake snow and entire neighborhoods that go all out with laser shows, here are some of the best ways to experience Christmas lights this year.

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Christmas at Gaylord Palms
6000 Osceola Pkwy. 
November 21, 2017 - January 7, 2018
The Gaylord Palms atrium is already a sight for sore eyes, but during the holidays this hotel truly becomes the winter wonderland Orlando deserves.
Photo via Marriott

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

6000 Osceola Pkwy.
November 21, 2017 - January 7, 2018

The Gaylord Palms atrium is already a sight for sore eyes, but during the holidays this hotel truly becomes the winter wonderland Orlando deserves.

Photo via Marriott
Christmas at the Leu House
1920 N. Forest Ave. 
November 12, 2017 - January 3, 2018
The Leu Gardens has gets itself a makeover at Christmastime. Take a tour of Orlando’s most beloved home in its most festive iteration ever.
Photo via Harry P. Leu Gardens/Facebook

Christmas at the Leu House

1920 N. Forest Ave.
November 12, 2017 - January 3, 2018

The Leu Gardens has gets itself a makeover at Christmastime. Take a tour of Orlando’s most beloved home in its most festive iteration ever.

Photo via Harry P. Leu Gardens/Facebook
Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
6000 Universal Blvd. 
November 18, 2017 - January 6, 2018
Who doesn’t wish they could spend every Christmas at Hogwarts? While 75 degrees of Florida sunshine doesn’t exactly live up to the magic of haunted English castles, you can still relish in the Wizarding World’s Christmas light show at Hogsmeade Village and Diagon Alley.
Photo via Universal

Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

6000 Universal Blvd.
November 18, 2017 - January 6, 2018

Who doesn’t wish they could spend every Christmas at Hogwarts? While 75 degrees of Florida sunshine doesn’t exactly live up to the magic of haunted English castles, you can still relish in the Wizarding World’s Christmas light show at Hogsmeade Village and Diagon Alley.

Photo via Universal
Christmas Wonders
1642 Sunburst Way, Kissimmee 
Through January 1, 2018
There isn't a square inch of this house without a Christmas light, and for that we applaud the Christmas Wonders house. See the impressive lights between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. from Sunday to Thursday, and 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
Photo via Christmas Wonders

Christmas Wonders

1642 Sunburst Way, Kissimmee
Through January 1, 2018

There isn't a square inch of this house without a Christmas light, and for that we applaud the Christmas Wonders house. See the impressive lights between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. from Sunday to Thursday, and 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Photo via Christmas Wonders
Holiday Lights & Fountain Show at Crane’s Roost
274 Cranes Roost Blvd., Altamonte Springs 
December 2, 2017 - January 1, 2018
Spending the holidays at Crane’s Roost is classic in Central Florida. Starting at dusk, walk the trail with friends and family while you’re illuminated by large, colorful Christmas light displays.
Photo via Altamonte Springs

Holiday Lights & Fountain Show at Crane’s Roost

274 Cranes Roost Blvd., Altamonte Springs
December 2, 2017 - January 1, 2018

Spending the holidays at Crane’s Roost is classic in Central Florida. Starting at dusk, walk the trail with friends and family while you’re illuminated by large, colorful Christmas light displays.

Photo via Altamonte Springs
Cross Christmas
4241 N. Econlockhatchee Trl 
A trip to the Cross Christmas holiday display will make you feel right at home…that is, if your home is shining with 75,000 lights. The large oak alone is wrapped up with 35,000 bright Christmas lights! See it nightly from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Photo via Cross Christmas/Facebook

Cross Christmas

4241 N. Econlockhatchee Trl

A trip to the Cross Christmas holiday display will make you feel right at home…that is, if your home is shining with 75,000 lights. The large oak alone is wrapped up with 35,000 bright Christmas lights! See it nightly from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Photo via Cross Christmas/Facebook
Deck the Downtown
Downtown Orlando 
December 1 - December 31, 2017
Downtown Orlando districts are teaming up to deck-out shops and businesses in festive lights. Don’t worry if Downtown isn’t your scene; maps featuring participating businesses are available at the Downtown Information Center
Photo via Downtown Orlando/Facebook

Deck the Downtown

Downtown Orlando
December 1 - December 31, 2017

Downtown Orlando districts are teaming up to deck-out shops and businesses in festive lights. Don’t worry if Downtown isn’t your scene; maps featuring participating businesses are available at the Downtown Information Center

Photo via Downtown Orlando/Facebook
Holidays at Disney Springs
1486 Buena Vista Dr. 
November 10, 2017 - January 7, 2018
Disney Springs’ holiday festivities are a great way to enjoy theme park Christmas fun without splurging on ticket prices. Walk through the Christmas tree trail with Disney-themed trees, falling snow and music.
Photo via kyleeyalexandra/Instagram

Holidays at Disney Springs

1486 Buena Vista Dr.
November 10, 2017 - January 7, 2018

Disney Springs’ holiday festivities are a great way to enjoy theme park Christmas fun without splurging on ticket prices. Walk through the Christmas tree trail with Disney-themed trees, falling snow and music.

Photo via kyleeyalexandra/Instagram
Garden Grove Lights 
Garden Grove neighborhood
Easily one of the most spectacular residential Christmas light creations you’ll ever see. It’s well-worth the drive through the neighborhood, though you’ll probably want to step out of your car and stand in awe.
Photo via Gary Kennedy/Youtube

Garden Grove Lights

Garden Grove neighborhood

Easily one of the most spectacular residential Christmas light creations you’ll ever see. It’s well-worth the drive through the neighborhood, though you’ll probably want to step out of your car and stand in awe.

Photo via Gary Kennedy/Youtube
Lake Nona Lights
9800 Old Patina Way 
November 23, 2017 - January 1, 2018
The Lake Nona Lights started out with two dudes just wanting to make a killer light show. Afters months of construction, Central Floridians flood the neighborhood to see the house that blasts holiday tunes to an unforgettable light show. Catch it from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. from Sunday to Thursday, and 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday night.
Photo via Lake Nona Lights/Facebook

Lake Nona Lights

9800 Old Patina Way
November 23, 2017 - January 1, 2018

The Lake Nona Lights started out with two dudes just wanting to make a killer light show. Afters months of construction, Central Floridians flood the neighborhood to see the house that blasts holiday tunes to an unforgettable light show. Catch it from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. from Sunday to Thursday, and 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday night.

Photo via Lake Nona Lights/Facebook