Brandon's Best Christmas Lights!

December 6, 2012

The best light displays in Brandon and beyond!

By: Catherine Fialla
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Every year my family likes to get in our PJ's, grab a cup of hot cocoa and hop in the car. Our destination? Holiday lights of course!

This list is a compilation of houses I've been to in past years, places I've recently seen and reader recommended locations. If you know of any awesome , or even "pretty good" light displays in the area, please comment below or email me at catherinef@macaronikid.com with the details :)

I will try to update this list and mark displays that have been confirmed. If you find that any of these locations are NOT participating his year, please contact me so that I can correct the list :) 

Enjoy the lights!

Barrington Oaks Neighborhood: Barrington Drive, located near John Moore & Lumsden in Brandon. consists of 51 homes, most of which decorate for the holidays. Decorations range from blowups to nativity scenes and more We tried to go, but the neighborhood gates were closed. Maybe they open up later in the season???? 12/8/12 

6023 Palomaglade Drive: in FishHawk- Paloma Glade, off of Osprey Ridge Dr. Tune in on your car radio and enjoy synchronized dancing lights! Confirmed J 12/8/12

15306 Vireoglen Lane:  in FishHawkTune in on your car radio and enjoy synchronized dancing lights! Confirmed J 12/8/12 

5923 Parkset Drive
: in FishHawk Garden District. Tune in on your car radio and enjoy synchronized dancing lights! Confirmed J 12/8/12

9711 Riverview Drive: It's past the library and around the curves. They have all kinds of inflatables and you get out of your car and walk around. They even give out free popcorn! The guy said they have been doing it for 35 years!!! I don't know how I've missed this before. Our first visit was last year!

13014 Gleneagles Place Riverview, in Summerfield . The whole street usually does a nice display of Christmas lights. You can drive it or walk down the street. I haven't had the chance to go over there this year, but I'm sure they are doing the display this year. ENJOY!!!

407 Cranberry Ln., between Parsons Ave. and Kingsway Rd., just north of Clay Ave. The display includes 12,000 lights with snowmen playing in fake snow. Homemade wooden characters and houses display snowmen skiing on a slope, selling trees, riding in a sleigh and ice skating. In Santa’s workshop, reindeer learn to fly, and a train makes a delivery to the elves.

Brandon Forest located in Seffner off of Parsons Ave. north of Windhorst Rd. and south of Wheeler Rd. From S.R. 60, travel north up Parsons Ave., go through the Windhorst Rd. light and make a right onto Forest Circle. 

Wexford Green, located right off of Valrico Rd. in between Durant Ave. and Lumsden Rd. is a community located on a dead-end road, Wexford Green Dr.

Debrocke Lights 11720 Stonewood Gate Drive, Riverview, FL 33579: Fantastic light show! Dancing lights synchronized to music :)
http://www.debrockelights.com/ Confirmed J 12/8/12

Christmas Lane 2091 Wooten Road ~ Dover, FL 33527: We are a 1 1/2 acre Winter Wonderland Walk-Thru located in the heart of Dover, FL. Train Ride for the kids
Photo Opportunities. Enjoy Hot Chocolate, Coffee, or Ice Cold Drinks and Freshly Popped Popcorn or Freshly made cotton candy on your stroll around the grounds. Santa visits nightly from December 16th through December 23rd: 6:00-8:00 p. m., and stops for a brief visit on December 24 from 6-7 on his way back to the North Pole. Nightly musical entertainment beginning mid December. Manger scene http://christmaslane.org/ Confirmed J 12/8/12

13026 Carlington Lane Riverview, Florida, 33569, private residence no lights up :( 12/09/12 -Thanks Kristin!

2026 Chelam Way In Sterling Ranch. Lots and lots of lights! Confirmed J 12/8/12 - Thanks, Alison!

415 Benson Street, Valrico Fl 33594: The Reyes Family 12,500 lights: hanging flashers off of the tree, "Noel" moving bear, and inflatable Santa and penguin

Have your say


1) alison said:
Chelam Way in Sterling Ranch is pretty neat if you are already in the area
2 years, 5 months ago
2) Kristin said:
There are no lights at the Carlington Lane address.
2 years, 5 months ago
3) Catherine said:
Thanks for sharing, Alison! We went to see them last night :) I've added it to our list Thanks for letting us know, Kristin. I hope you were able to see some of the other light displays :)
2 years, 5 months ago
4) Kim said:
Night of Shimmering Lights on the Hillsborough County Fairgrounds is beautiful. $20 per carload and they let you go around more then once. they also have different craft vendors and free pics with Santa that they email to you once done. They sell hot donuts by the bag $4 or 2 for $7 powdered sugar and cinnamon sugar. very yummy ! they also play a christmas movie outside ....We went last weekend the kids loved it!
2 years, 5 months ago

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