Monday, December 9, 2013

Christmas in the Gardens

While most of the country is shivering, we’re warm and toasty here in Florida. It’s great for the tourists going to the beach, but it doesn’t exactly feel “Christmas-y”. To get into the Christmas spirit, last night Ron and I went to see the Holiday Lights display at the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo.

The paths and trees of the park were beautifully decorated with over 750,000 lights. In keeping with the tropical gardens, many of the lights were in the shape of flowers and birds. In the wedding garden, there was a giant Christmas tree and a lighted gazebo. Who needs cold?

Florida Botanical Gardens Holiday Lights

palm tree



gingerbread people



wedding garden

 Christmas tree

Travel Tips: The lights display will be open through January 1 from 5:30 to 9:30 PM. The park is free but there is a $2 suggested donation.


  1. Beautiful shots, Susan! So Florida-y! I like what they've done with the Gazebo area.

  2. Fantastic! I'll send you pictures of the Norfolk Botanical Garden. It's drive-through only right now, but on New Year's Day they're having a running event through the lights.