Holiday Light Displays for 2020

Updated: Aug 12, 2021

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. Also you can view Christmas Lights all over the country from the comfort of you own home. Check out the links below to see more information about the amazing Christmas displays.

Bright Homes and Neighborhoods

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!

Walk-Through Light Displays

UTC Holiday Lights Show

140 University Town Center Dr. Sarasota, FL 34243

When: Wednesday, December 9 - December 20th 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.

Country Christmas, Hunsader Farms

5500 C.R. 675 Bradenton, FL 34211

When: December 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, and 20, 2020 from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Cost: Admission: $10.00 – Cash Only; Kids 5 and under – Free; Parking – Free

The farm is decorated with over 250,000 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.

Virtual Light Displays

Ready to go all over the country from the comfort of your own home! Click here for access to the list of displays to view from home!

National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

The spectacle of lighting the National Christmas Tree in Washington DC ushers in the holiday spirit with a magnificent display of lights. That’s why we’ll tune in on Thursday, December 3, for the virtual National Christmas Tree Lighting to celebrate almost 100 years of this dazzling tradition. Click here to view the tree lighting and see past year's ceremonies!

Macy's Santaland at Home

Anyone who’s seen Miracle On 34th Street holds a special place in their heart for Macy’s holiday traditions. In a special treat, the Macy’s Santaland light show will go virtual with a beautiful lighting display to enjoy throughout the holiday season. To go along with the dazzling lights, a narrated story experience adds to the fun, engaging all the senses and enhancing the overall experience. Click here to see Santaland at Home!

Chicago's Christmas Tree Lighting

This longstanding tradition has been celebrated for more than 100 years by the residents of Chicagoland and folks that simply feel the beat of Chicago in their hearts. The donation of the tree is an honor that belongs to a different family every year, and the reveal of the beautiful new tree is always met with oohs and ahhs. Holiday programs accompany the Christmas tree lighting. Symbolizing the start of the holiday season, the Chicago Christmas Tree Lighting offers a bright way to usher in a time of hope and joy for all. Click here to watch the lighting virtually

Tour of Lights

Prefer to sit back and let someone else do the driving? Hop on a trolley and let the driver take you to all of the best lit spots in the city. There are two options for holiday lights trolley tours in Sarasota.

Annual Holiday Tour of Lights

Trolley departs from the Publix parking lot on the corner of Bee Ridge Rd. and Cattlemen Rd.

5804 Bee Ridge Road Sarasota, FL 34233

How it Works: SRQ Trolley is by group reservation only this year. Click here for more information on pricing and COVID-19 safety precautions.

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