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Holiday Lights In The Gardens

Holiday Lights in the Gardens

The Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation is proud to announce the dates and times for its 21st annual winter event.

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When

Friday, November 26, 2021 — Sunday, January 2, 2022

5:30- 9:30 PM

Event Details

Admission is a suggested donation of $10.00 per person, over the age of 13. Credit cards and cash are accepted at our entrance gates, no pre-registration necessary.

Event Activities & Information

  • The Gardens will sparkle with 1 million, twinkling, LED lights in a multitude of colors. Vibrant laser lights and lighted figures round out our display to wow guests of all ages. Our friends, The Train Guys, will be back again for the opening weekend of the event. Their model trains will surround our 18 foot evergreen tree, bedecked in nature-inspired splendor, in the heart of the Wedding Garden.
  • There are four entrances to Holiday Lights and all of them have names: SnowflakeOn the Bridge coming in from the Ulmerton Road Entrance. PoinsettiaOn the walkway from the Walsingham Road entrance. Blue HeronOn the North Bridge entrance from the back of the Visitor Center. Green TurtleOn the east side of the gardens, off the Walsingham Road cul-de-sac. When you arrive at the event, you will receive a color-coded sticker, to remind you which entrance you came in at. View our Holiday Lights Map 2021 for more details on entrances, entertainment locations and more!
  • To add to the sights and sounds, we have arranged a variety of local volunteer talent to perform nightly. View our weekly Playbill listing nightly performers. For inquiries on how to perform at the event, please email us at: flbgfoundation@gmail.com.
  • St. Pete Concessions is here again with great food, desserts, and non-alcoholic beverages for sale, so come hungry!
  • We will no longer be hosting Santa at the event, but be sure to check out Santa Saturdays at our neighboring Heritage Village. We welcome the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscaping Association and Pinellas County Farm Bureau, who will be sponsoring our Children’s Candy Cane Area, providing free kids crafts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings.
  •  NEW THIS YEAR - on New Year's Eve we will be hosting a private event: Latin Night: Holiday Lights. On Friday, December 31, 2021 from 6-9 PM, guests may enjoy a buffet-style dinner filled with Latin-inspired food, live music from local flamenco and jazz musicians, and a cash bar. Beat the crowds, and spend a fun-filled evening at the Florida Botanical Gardens. General Admission: $60, FBGF Members: $50. Registration opens: Tuesday, November 16, 2021. Ages 21+.
  • Creative Pinellas hosts their Arts Annual exhibit from November 11th through December 19th. The public is welcome to visit the Gallery, located off our Walsingham Entrance. Admission is free, Wednesdays through Sundays, noon to 5 pm.
  • The Gardens are handicapped-accessible. Parking, including handicapped parking, is available at our Green Turtle Entrance, at 12211 Walsingham Road. Most walkways are ADA Compliant: allowing access for wheelchairs, walkers and strollers. However, we do not have wheelchairs or scooters available.
  • Additional parking will be available at our Snowflake, Poinsettia and Blue Heron Entrances. Parking is limited, so come early or choose to visit us on the weeknights. Groups of 10 or more are encouraged to contact our office in advance, so we can help make your experience a memorable one: 727-582-2117 and review our Group & Bus Instructions.
  • Leashed pets are welcome at any time, but again we encourage you to attend on weeknights.
  • In addition to its regular operating hours (9 am-4 pm), our Botanical Bounty Gift Shop will be open from 5:30-9:30 pm nightly for all your holiday shopping needs! New this year, is our Botanical Bounty Pop Up, located outside of the Children's Candy Cane Area. Don't forget to attend our Gift & Plant Sale on Saturday, December 11th from 10 am-4 pm to shop from even more local vendors. We will have a select group of vendors at our Holiday Lights in the Gardens for preview on Friday, December 10th as well.
  • The Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation invites local businesses and individuals to show their support for this great family-friendly event by becoming sponsors. You can sponsor a Garden Entrance, a Holiday Lights Display, or be included on our Sponsor Board. Please consider joining us as a sponsor and help us spread lots of holiday cheer! Fill out our Holiday Lights Sponsorship Form or contact us to create a package tailored to your needs.
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When:
Friday, November 26, 2021, 5:30 PM until Sunday, January 2, 2022, 9:30 PM
Where:
Florida Botanical Gardens
Holiday Lights in the Gardens
12211 Walsingham Rd
Largo, FL  33774
Additional Info:
Category:
Public Events
Registration is not Required
Payment In Full In Advance Only