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The Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation is proud to announce the dates and times for the 19th Annual “Holiday Lights in the Garden” event.This year’s celebration will begin on Friday, November 29, 2019 and end Saturday, January 4, 2020. It will be open every evening between 5:30 and 9:30. Admission is a suggested donation of $5.00 per person over the age of 13.

Parking, including accessible parking, is available at our primary event entrance, at 12211 Walsingham Road. Additional parking will be available at our Ulmerton Entrance, but parking is limited so come early or choose to visit us on our non-peak days— primarily weeknights. Groups are encouraged to contact our office in advance, so we can help make your experience a memorable one.

To add to the sights and sounds, we have arranged a variety of local volunteer talent to perform nightly! Click here for this week's Playbill listing nightly performers. Santa visits regularly throughout the event through December 23, but be sure to check the schedule, in case he had to go back to the North Pole to handle an issue with the toy making.

Each evening includes food, drinks, and ice cream from our partner, St. Pete Concessions. Light-up items for the kid in all of us will be available for purchase on our Botanical Bounty Gift Cart, located on the main plaza. All types of seasonal gifts and 
decor will be available in our Botanical Bounty Gift Shop, located in the main building. Both will be open nightly.

The Foundation invites local businesses and individuals to show their support for this great family event by becoming Holiday Lights in the Gardens Event Sponsor. You can sponsor a Garden Entrance, a Holiday Lights Display, or be included on our Sponsor Board. Visit our website for our Sponsor Level Chart, showing all of the amenities included in each package. Thank you to our sponsors!

Our Annual Holiday Lights in the Gardens event depends upon the support of hundreds of volunteers. Those wishing to volunteer for this year’s event should sign up at

For more information, visit our Holiday Lights in the Gardens page. During the event, updates are available at the “Holiday Lights in the Gardens” Hotline: 727-582-5800.

  • More than 45 vendors on site.
  • An assortment of plants, including tropical plants, orchids, herbs, bromeliads, citrus, bamboo, begonias, and fruit trees.
    Specialty vendors with a variety of items for gift-giving: unique clothing, jewelry, garden art, ceramics, doggie treats, honey, body lotions, candles and more.
    The Botanical Bounty Gift Shop will be open, offering exquisite botanically-themed products.
  • Suggested donation:
    $5 a person, children 12 and under and FBGF Members FREE.
  • Free Parking:
    12211 Walsingham Road and 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo, FL.
  • This event is RAIN or SHINE, no rain date or refunds.
  • Click here for our Vendor List!

The Professional Association of Visual Artists (PAVA) will premiere its Annual Members' Exhibit at The Gallery at Creative Pinellas! 

The exhibit will showcase over 150 works of art from award-winning professional artists in various mediums, and all will be for sale. In addition, the exhibit includes a special "Pinewoods Partners’ Gallery", with artwork to benefit both the Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation and Heritage VillageExhibit will be open, and all artwork will be for sale during these specific times:

  • First Look:Friday, December 6th: 4:30 pm-8:30 pm
    Saturday, December 7th: 9:30 am-8:30 pm
  • Members’ Awards Exhibit:
    Thursday, 12/12-Sunday, 12/23: 4:30 pm-8:30 pm
  • After Christmas “Last Chance” Days:
    Thursday, 12/26-Friday, 12/27: 3 pm-8:30 pm
    Saturday, 12/28: noon-4:30 pm

The Exhibit is located in the Gallery at Creative Pinellas, at the entrance to the Florida Botanical Gardens: 12211 Walsingham Road, Largo. Admission and parking are FREE.

Admission: Free to the public
Hours: 7 am - 5 pm
Open Daily
Pet Friendly!

The Florida Botanical Gardens is an Oasis nestled in the heart of Pinellas County. This Pinellas County Park is open every day of the year 

Admission: Free to Public
Hours: 7am to 5pm daily

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