Beginning Thanksgiving Day and running through New Year’s Eve, Tampa Bay’s Festival of Lights & Santa’s Village envelops families in more than 1 million lights along an expanded 2-mile drive. Favorites such as the Pirates of Tampa guarding the entry to the 110-ft. drive-thru animated tunnel, the Florida-themed alligators and airboats, and lively animals frolicking are joined by a new dip “Under the Sea,” sparkling with blue lights and playful aquatic creatures. Santa’s Village is packed with tasty treats and activities, including holiday-themed rides, a Holiday Market that’s open every night, and the Hometown Hillsborough Historical Village, complete with firepits where families can make yummy s’mores. Visits with Santa, Santa’s workshop with craft stations, Santa’s Barnyard, camel rides, holiday movies and live entertainment on the weekends promise endless fun for the entire family. Don’t be surprised to find the Grinch or Jack Frost strolling around Santa’s Village!
Tickets are $25/car (8 people) or $80/bus (30 people). Santa’s Village is open November 23-26, November 30-December 3, December 7-10, December 14-25. All other dates are drive-thru only, with tickets $20 on those nights ONLY.