The Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation

Holiday Lights in the Garden

Join us for a Pinellas County holiday tradition! Our Gardens light up with 1 million+ brilliant LED lights to delight all ages (Photo Gallery). New in 2018 is our Illuminated Bird Walk that follows our recently erected Wetlands Walkway. There is entertainment most nights (click here for schedule - Dec 27 - 30) and St. Pete Concession is on site every night to provide great food for the masses. And a special thanks to our SPONSORS!

Dates:  Friday, November 23 to Sunday, December 30

Time:  5:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Costs: Suggested donation of $5.00 per person 13 and over for entry into the Lights.  All donations go to support ongoing maintenance, upkeep and expansion of the Florida Botanical Gardens. You can also donate here to help us continue this great event.

PARKING: Main event parking is located at 12211 Walsingham Road, Largo, FL  33774 - Additional limited parking is also available at 12520 Ulmerton Road, along 125th Street N, and along 119th St.

DOGS: The Florida Botanical Gardens are a pet-friendly venue and they are allowed into Holiday Lights, but owners are advised that large crowds, especially on weekends, may make this an inappropriate occassion to bring your pet. We also ask that should you decide to bring your pet that you make appropriate preparations to properly dispose of any pet waste from your pet while you are visiting, including in our parking areas. 

VOLUNTEERS: We need volunteers every night of our event and would love to have you come and volunteer to help us with our event. Adults preferred - Teens 15 and older must be accompanied by responsible adult. Hours for event volunteers is 5:15pm to 9:15pm. To sign up e-mail us at

SPONSORS: Holiday Lights is brought to you by the Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation and the generous gifts of business, corporate and individual sponsors. If you are interested in being an event sponsor select the sponsor button below to sign up on-line or print and mail this HL 2018 Sponsor Form back to our offices with your donation. For additional Information call us at (727) 582-2117

A special thank you to our planning committee and all of the dedicated volunteers who help make the Holiday Lights in the Garden a huge success year after year.