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Holiday Lights In The Gardens 2023

Holiday Lights in the Gardens 2023

New Year's Eve (December 31st): Last evening of Holiday Lights in the Gardens from 5:30-9:30 PM.

There is a suggested donation of $10 per person, with kids 12 and under free. Donations support our new Majeed Discovery Garden for children.

The Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation is excited to announce the dates for its annual winter fundraiser, running from Friday, November 24th, 2023 through Sunday, December 31st, 2023. The Gardens will sparkle with 1 million, twinkling, LED lights in a multitude of colors. Vibrant laser lights and lighted figures round out our display to wow guests of all ages. The opening of our new Majeed Discovery Garden will take this already awesome event to the next level. You won't want to miss it! Interested in being a sponsor? See the information below.

Kids Activities
There will be free kids activities in the Majeed Discovery Garden every Monday and Friday evening throughout the month of December.

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Sponsorship Weekly Entertainment Schedule


Friday, November 24, 2023-Sunday, December 31, 2023. 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM nightly

Leashed pets are welcome!

Come enjoy our light display as you stroll along our many ADA compliant walkways. We do not offer wheelchairs or scooters for rent on site.

Help us raise funds to grow the Florida Botanical Gardens

The Holiday Lights in the Gardens serves as our annual fundraiser

The suggested donation amount of $10 per person supports our new Majeed Discovery Garden, which aims to connect children to nature. Thank you for giving back to the community!


Q: Is there an entrance fee?

A: This is the annual winter fundraiser for the Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation, which enables us to maintain and grow the gardens and keep it open to the public for free 363 days a year. A donation of $10 per person is kindly requested to support our mission, children 12 and under are free.

Q: Where are the entrances to the event?  

A: There are 3 entrances for general admission: Poinsettia, Snowflake and Blue Heron. Green Turtle must be used for buses and group visits. You will receive a corresponding-colored sticker when you arrive at these entrances to help you remember where you entered/parked.

Q: Where do I park my car?

A: Passenger car parking is located at either 12520 Ulmerton Rd, Largo, FL 33774 or 12211 Walsingham Rd, Largo, FL 33778. Buses must park at our Green Turtle Entrance.

Q: May I arrange a Group Tour?

A: Groups of 10 or more are encouraged to contact our office in advance, so we can help make your experience a memorable one: 727-582-2117 and review our Group & Bus Instructions.

Q: Is there food for purchase?

A: Yes, there is food and non-alcoholic hot and cold drinks available for purchase at our Palm Pavilion in the McKay Creek Plaza. We are excited to be partnering with St. Pete Concessions again this year!

Q: Are pets allowed?

Yes, leashed pets are welcome in outdoor areas. Invisible leashes are not permitted.

Q: Is the Gift Shop open?

Yes, our new Gift Shop will be open during Holiday Lights in the Gardens. It is located in the center of the Gardens off of McKay Creek Plaza. Make sure to stop by and do your holiday shopping!



All Your Holiday Shopping Needs

Get excited! Our new location for the Botanical Bounty Gift Shop will be open nightly, so make sure to check it out.

The dates for this year's Gift & Plant Sale are Saturday, December 9th from 10 AM-9 PM and Sunday, December 10th from 8 AM-3 PM. See the event page for more details.

Childrens Garden Goal Meter
Friday, November 24, 2023, 5:30 PM until Sunday, December 31, 2023, 9:30 PM
Florida Botanical Gardens
Holiday Lights in the Gardens
12211 Walsingham Rd
Largo, FL  33774
Additional Info:
Public Events
Registration is not Required
Payment In Full In Advance Only