December is one of our favorite months of the year for so many reasons. Among them, are all the holiday display worth visiting around Florida. Here are a few of the best displays you’ll want to visit.
2019 Reindeer Run 5K Race, Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 4:20 PM: Ocala, FL
Although this is not exactly a holiday display, it is a very fun community event in Ocala that supports the Boys & Girls Club of Marion County. Pals Ocala Auto Repair is sponsoring this event and we would love to see you there. The Rudolph Dash Kids Fun Run starts at 4:10 PM, and the location is at the Center State Bank parking lot. The address for Center State Bank is 1632 East Silver Springs Boulevard Ocala, FL US 34470. To enter the race and find out more details, visit their website athttps://runsignup.com/Race/FL/Ocala/GatewayBankReindeerRun.
Kirby Family Farm’s Christmas Train: Williston, FL
Located just outside of Ocala and Gainesville, come and experience Florida’s Christmas Train! See the holiday lights with your family like never before on this 20-minute journey around the Kirby Family Farm property in their authentic, narrow-gauge historic locomotive through thousands upon thousands of holiday lights for an light show your family will never forget. On top of this beautiful train ride, the Christmas Train event a manger babies petting zoo, live shows like the Elf Circus and the Christmas Magic Magician, the Italian Carousel, festival rides.
The Christmas Trail: Plant City, FL
For those who don’t mind a little walking, Plant City’s Christmas Trail is an outdoor ¼ mile walking trail through the woods filled to the brim with Christmas themed scenes and thousands of lights for your family to enjoy. Guests can expect this leisurely walking trail to include a beautiful ‘Tales of Christmas’ story theme, a 25-foot-tall Christmas tree, some ‘snowfall’ throughout the night, numerous family photo opportunities, and maybe even a glimpse of Santa walking through the trail. Free face painting is provided, and the trail offers a variety of concessions and kid crafts for sale.
Night of Lights: St. Augustine, FL
Each night from November 23 to February 2, the Night of Lights festival turns the city of St. Augustine into the dazzling holiday display of your dreams. During this award-winning holiday lights display, downtown St. Augustine offers train and trolley tours winding through the best areas, as well as horse-and-carriage, water, and air tours to get the best possible view. Take a walk through the Plaza de la Constitucion or wander through the brick downtown streets while staring up at the glowing holiday lights. Snap some photos with the variety of outdoor displays or take a break and grab a bite to eat at one of the local surrounding restaurants.
Winter Wonderland: Clearwater, FL
The Clearwater community has been wowing visitors with their Winter Wonderland display since 1993, complete with a full Christmas village and intricately done light show. The event is perfect for families, including live entertainment, thousands of lights adorning real pine trees, and a fantastic hot chocolate shop. Kids will love cookie decorating with Mrs. Claus and taking photos with Santa and will be beside themselves visiting the petting zoo and going for a pony ride.
WinterFEST at Adventure Landing in Jacksonville Beach: Jacksonville, FL
This event in Jacksonville brings the snowy winter to sunny Florida! Enjoy the tropical Florida weather while partaking in a variety of traditional winter activities and family holiday fun at WinterFEST. Boasting the adorable Alpine Village, visitors can wind through the snowy village and enjoy the festive window and lights displays. Take advantage of this temporary winter wonderland’s Alpine Racer - a 130-foot long ice slide – nightly snowfalls, outdoor ice-skating rink, and plenty of holiday treats.
Before you go on your holiday display adventures, be sure your vehicle is ready for the trip. For preventive maintenance service or repairs, schedule an appointment at Pals Ocala Auto Repair. We are conveniently located at 2821 SW College Road, Ocala, FL, 34474. Our team of auto mechanics looks forward to taking great care of you and your vehicle.