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Brandon's Best Christmas Lights!

The Best Light Displays in Brandon and Beyond!

By Ileana Lazala , Macaroni Kid Brandon Publisher November 30, 2020

Looking for a list of 2020 Brandon and Tampa Bay Area Holiday Events? CLICK HERE or check out our FULL calendar of events!

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 2020
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 this year,)  please contact me so that I can correct the list :)

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Enjoy the lights!

❀️ Ileana and Joe


πŸŽ„ Local Homes πŸŽ„

Barrington Oaks Neighborhood: Barrington Drive, located near John Moore and 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 12th through December 27th from 6:00 pm to 11 pm every night with extended hours on Christmas Eve and Christmas day from 6:00 pm to 12:30 am for those two special days..  CONFIRMED 2020

Symphony Isles: Holiday Lights - Drive-thru Symphony Isles, Apollo Beach. Once a year, we open our gates to everybody to drive-thru our neighborhood to see all of our holiday lights and decorations. This year, our annual holiday decoration drive-thru will be Sunday, December 13th from 6 pm-8 pm  If you want, bring a canned good that will go to local food kitchens (totally optional).  CONFIRMED 2020

506 Hickory Lake Dr. Brandon -- Off of Kings and Lumsden, Tune into 98.9 on your car radio and you can enjoy synchronized dancing lights! 128 channel computer-driven Christmas show! There are also a few other houses on the street with lights. CONFIRMED 2020

1150 Thistledown Dr. Brandon -- Lots of lights and inflatables.  CONFIRMED 2020

3815 Hollister Pl Brandon -- Lights and lots of inflatables CONFIRMED 2020

Fishhawk Palomaglade Dr.  Several neighborhood homes with synchronized lights and music tune into 107.5 FM.  CONFIRMED 2020

14210 Quintessa Ln Litha, FL 33547 Come visit us nightly starting at 6:00 pm for "A Very Merry Sithmas" light display. The shows start every 30 minutes and run for 15 minutes. For the best experience park at the top of the cul-de-sac.  Accepting food donations for Seeds of Hope until 12/13. CONFIRMED 2020

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. 

2014 Sydney Rd.- Burton Family Light Show Thousands of lights synchronized to music.  CONFIRMED 2020

2908 Forestwood Dr. Walk through with photo opportunities. CONFIRMED 2020

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 from 7 pm to midnight. CONFIRMED 2020

11223 St Andrew Ct in Summerfield.  Lots of lights and a great Trap remix of Christmas classics ... definitely worth the trip, especially for Star Wars Fans! CONFIRMED 2020

12705 Charity Hill Ct Riverview FL 33569 Tune your radio to 96.5 FM and enjoy.  A dazzling display of LEDs that are synchronized to music. Includes Christmas Classics as well as some more modern, family-friendly tunes. Includes a blue singing light bulb, who is the star of the show, and his gang of three singing backup light bulbs. The show will run from 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm Friday and Saturday and 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm Sunday - Thursday. CONFIRMED 2020

11561 North Street Gibsonton. Lots of beautiful Lights.  CONFIRMED 2020

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!!!    CANCELLED 2020

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 2020

2026 Chelam Way In Sterling Ranch. Lots and lots of lights! 6 pm to 10 pm until New Years'. This year there are 44,000 lights.  CONFIRMED 2020

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 2020

10425 Frogpond Dr. Walk through light display available with scavenger hunts every Saturday and Sunday. CONFIRMED 2020

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!!! CONFIRMED 2020

10117 Tantara Ct, Riverview, FL 33578 Music, and synchronized lights.

10420 Tara Dr Thousands of lights and inflatables. 

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 CANCELLED 2020

10907 Wildcat Dr, Riverview, FL 33579 Music, and synchronized lights. CONFIRMED 2020

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. CANCELLED 2020

The Wonderland of Lights & Santa's Village NEW event at the Hillsborough County Fairgrounds CONFIRMED 2020

Winter Shimmering Lights -2302 N. Dover Road. Our winter event features a 1/4 mile walking trail through the shimmering lights dancing to music CONFIRMED 2020


πŸŽ„Worth the Drive πŸŽ„


The OAKDALE CHRISTMAS HOUSE 2719 Oakdale Street S., St. Petersburg, Florida. 2020 Christmas Light Display–among the best in the U.S.
Tampa Bay Holiday Light Display features app. 1/2 million lights. Our 42nd year. Among the world’s best Christmas displays. Only display to make HGTV's #1 and NBC's Today show top 3 the same year. 2020‐Many major additions, upgrades, and changes in both lights and displays. Fantastic 18 Train HO Scale Model Railroad.  Open Friday, November 27, 2020, to January 3, 2021. CONFIRMED 2020

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. Drive-Thru only surprise in the front windows for curbside customers They also have a QR Code available for a special message from Santa and a link to your virtual photo with Santa.   CONFIRMED 2020

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. CANCELLED 2020

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 6-9 pm through December 31st. CANCELLED 2020







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