There’s nothing like packing up the family in the car and heading out to see Christmas lights! Turn on your Holiday music, grab some cookies and coco, roll down the windows and enjoy the holiday displays. Check out the links below to see more information about the amazing Christmas displays and activities the whole family can enjoy.
Bright Homes and Neighborhoods
Enander’s Winter Wonderland, Nokomis
Located at 2281 Mission Valley Nokomis, FL this house is well worth the drive! It is a private residence, but the Enanders open up their house each year so the community can be dazzled with over 2 acres of spectacular lights! The halls, walls, roof, yard, trees are all decked with over 250,000 lights and 400 lit figurines. From polar bears to dinosaurs and a pirate ship, there’s no shortage of sights to see at this amazing stop! There are well-marked signs of where to start and Enander himself greets all guests, while wearing a Santa hat and passing out candy canes. You can stay as long as you like, but the lights go out at 10 PM each night and the fun begins on Saturday, December 11. Click here for more information.
Cedar Hollow, Sarasota
Check out Cedar Hollow Neighborhood, just south of Fruitville off of Honore on Camus Street. From roofs completely covered in lights to tractors decked out in lights to an archway tunnel drive through, there’s plenty for the entire family to enjoy! It’s to drive up and down al the streets and see what surprise is around every corner. Click here for more information.
Colonial Gables, Sarasota
Colonial Gables is a neighborhood at the corner of Bee Ridge and Woodmont Drive. Grab a warm drink and walk or cruise through the beautiful light displays. The entire neighborhood has decided to get in on the fun – from snow machines to Santa’s village and gingerbread houses to melting snowmen, each house is decked out!
East Mark Drive, Sarasota
Take a drive down this road and house after house is light up with lights! At the end of the lane is a bonafide masterpiece that you must see to believe!
UTC Holiday Lights Show
140 University Town Center Dr. Sarasota, FL 34243
When: Nightly, every half hour between 6:30 and 9:00 PM.
Experience The Holidays at UTC!
Join us as we bring the magic of the holidays to life with a spectacular projection light show outside on our East Grand Entrance (near Kona Grill & Urban Outfitters). We ask all guests to practice social distancing while viewing the shows.
Holiday Movies under the Stars
When: Fridays & Saturdays 7:00 PM, West District UTC
Watch holiday movies under the stars Fridays and Saturdays starting at 7:00 PM. Presented by First Watch, families and friends of all ages are welcome to watch holiday classics in an open-air setting in the West District at UTC, in the lot across from DSW.
Country Christmas, Hunsader Farms
5500 C.R. 675 Bradenton, FL 34211
When: December 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, and 19, 2020 from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Cost: Admission: $12.00 – Cash Only; Kids 5 and under – Free; Parking – Free
The farm is decorated with over 300,000 lights! Admission to Hunsader’s Country Christmas includes hayrides, kiddie train rides, pictures with Santa, a petting zoo, snow tubing, and Christmas movie on the big screen. You can purchase food, beverages, and pony rides too.