Many think of Florida as hot year-round. While they aren’t wrong, Florida still knows how to partake in the holiday festivities.
One such holiday display is the “world’s largest Christmas light maze,” which is coming to St. Petersburg in November. Deemed the world’s largest Christmas light maze adventure, visitors will take part in “The Great Search,” featuring larger-than-life light sculptures with a magical snowfall. Visitors will also meet the lovable but mischievous elf named Eddie and his sidekick Sparky to learn about the disappearance of Santa’s reindeer before Christmas Eve.
The center of the maze will even feature an 80-foot lighted pine tree, while the surrounding areas will feature an ice-skating trail, Santa’s landing where people can meet Santa, and a Christmas market. Tickets start at $19.99 for adults and $14.99 for children.
Another famous Christmas-themed event for Floridians is Santa’s Enchanted Forest. The theme park, located at Tropical Park near Southwest 82nd Avenue and 40th Street, captures the wonderment of lights and holiday spectacles, entertaining guests with food, thrill rides and everything in between. Santa’s Enchanted Forest is also home to South Florida’s tallest Christmas tree, and features tons of beautiful lights that will make for the perfect holiday date night picture.
There’s also St. Augustine’s 65th Annual Christmas Parade, which rounds up the holiday season with floats, festive decorations and lots of holiday cheer and fun. Holiday decorations adorn the streets, and everything from floats to marching bands to antique cars and horses and carriages will be decked out in Christmas gear. There will also be a parade going through downtown and afterwards, visitors can take pictures with Santa. Admission is free and the Christmas Parade will take place on the first Saturday in December.