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Brandon's Best Christmas Lights!

The Best Light Displays in Brandon and Beyond!

By Catherine Fialla, Macaroni Kid Brandon Publisher December 5, 2019

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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 email me at ileanaLazala@macaronikid.com with the details :)

*Please be aware that not all locations have been confirmed for 2019
I will try to update this list and mark displays that have been confirmed. If you can confirm that any of these locations are up (or if you  find any of these locations are NOT participating his year,)  please contact me so that I can correct the list :)

Enjoy the lights!

❀️ Cat, Ileana & Joe


πŸŽ„ Local Homes πŸŽ„

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. Each year Barrington Oaks opens up in the spirit of the holiday to share in the spirit of Christmas with our light display.  The gates will be open December 13th through December 26 from 6:00pm to 11pm every night with extended hours on Christmas Eve and Christmas day from 6:00pm to 12:30am for those two special days.. CONFIRMED 2019

506 Hickory Lake Dr. Brandon -- Off of Kings and Lumsden, Tune in on your car radio and you can enjoy synchronized dancing lights! 128 channel computer driven Christmas show! There are also few other houses on the street with lights.  CONFIRMED 2019

Lights of Lithia: 5711 Tanagerside Rd, Lithia, FL 33547 Holiday light show synchronized to music to celebrate the holidays and create community spirit through lights and music. CONFIRMED 2019 (plan on having lights up on 12/7)

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. 

434 Benson Street, The Reyes Family about 20,000+ lights, 10 inflatables, Santa sleigh with reindeers, and much more. We are running them from 11/28 to 12/25 at 7pm to midnight. 

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!!! 

5920 Tulip Flower Dr, Riverview. Watson glen neighborhood off Bloomingdale between providence and kings. Don't miss the snow in FL or the 'photo spot' in Santa's sleigh! Between about 6-11 every night. CONFIRMED 2019 "12/7- work in progress, but should be pretty much done within the next few days."

2026 Chelam Way In Sterling Ranch. Lots and lots of lights! 6pm to 10pm until New Years. This year there are 44,000 lights. 

10615 Boyette Creek Blvd Riverview FL 33569 We have a synchronized light show to Pentatonix Christmas songs. The music light show hours are Sun to Thurs 6p to 9p and Fri/sat 6p to 11p. Tune radio to 87.9 FM. CONFIRMED 2019

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. ENJOY!!! 

10117 Tantara Ct, Riverview, FL 33578 Music & synchronized lights

Adventure Drive Lights A FREE family-created holiday light show. We enjoy bringing smiles to people 6 to 60 by decorating our home at 12229 Adventure Dr, Riverview FL  CONFIRMED 2019

10907 Wildcat Dr, Riverview, FL 33579 Music & synchronized lights

Durant at Mt Carmel  a lot of blow ups, around 40 or so: Santa on one side and snowman on the other

For even MORE fabulous Christmas light displays, including a display with over 200,000 synchronized lights, a 20 foot mega tree, leaping arches and over 20 Christmas songs just a short drive away, check out our sister site to the south: Macaroni Kid Apollo Beach - Ruskin - Wimauma, FL


πŸŽ„ Light Displays πŸŽ„

Christmas Lane Florida Strawberry Expo Hall. Come share the Spirit of Christmas with family and friends as you walk through one of the largest private Christmas displays in the country. November 27th 2015-January 3rd, 2016 from 6pm to 10pm daily christmaslane.org CONFIRMED 2019

The Wonderland of Lights & Santa's Village NEW event at the Hillsborough County Fairgrounds CONFIRMED 2019

Winter Shimmering Lights Our winter event features 1/4 mile walking trail through the shimmering lights dancing to music CONFIRMED 2019


πŸŽ„Worth the Drive πŸŽ„

Enchant® Christmas TROPICANA FIELD, ST. PETERSBURG, FL. Enchant Christmas is an immersive holiday light experience that will transport guests to a world of Christmas wonder, with trees up to 80 feet tall, larger-than-life ornaments, twinkling snowflakes and, of course, Santa in a glittering sleigh. Brighter and more heartwarming than your wildest holiday dreams, Enchant will make its Florida debut at St. Petersburg’s Tropicana Field, home of the Tampa Bay Rays, November 22 - December 29. CONFIRMED 2019

Chick-fil-A Waters Ave 6299 West Waters Ave. Tampa, Florida 33634. They really go all out decorating the restaurant. My family usually makes a night of it and plans to eat dinner there. Check out their calendar for nightly entertainment including Santa visits and movie nights. CONFIRMED 2019

The OAKDALE CHRISTMAS HOUSE 2719 Oakdale Street S., St. Petersburg, Florida 2015 SCHEDULE Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, through Sat., January 3rd, 2016, 6 to 10 pm "among the best in the U.S., features app. 1/2 million lights. Our 38th year. Among the world’s best Christmas displays. Only display to make HGTV's #1 & NBC's Today show top 3 the same year." 2019‐Many major additions, upgrades and changes in both lights and displays.
Open Friday November 29, 2019 to January 3, 2020. CONFIRMED 2019

Symphony In Lights at Wiregrass The Shops at Wiregrass, 28211 Paseo Drive Wesley Chapel, FL 33543 Enjoy a lively array of dancing lights, dazzling décor, and snow too! Symphony in Lights is an amazing holiday light show, choreographed to music featuring the Trans-Siberian Orchestra! Shows nightly on the hour 6-9pm through December 31st. CONFIRMED 2019







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