Holiday Lights in the 904

  • by Catherine Tortorici
  • November 17, 2023

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Celebrate accordingly by checking out these beautiful light displays all around Jacksonville! We have included all kinds, from drive throughs to boat parades!

Deck the Chairs

When: 11/22- 1/1

Where: Seawalk Pavilion

Deck the Chairs is back and ready for another season. The Deck the Chairs bring together the community through incredible displays, events, and nonprofits!

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Dazzling s

When: 11/24 - 12/29

Where: Jacksonville Arboretum and Gardens

The Jacksonville Arboretum is beautiful throughout the year, but during the holiday season it is transformed into a beautiful light display!

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Colors of the Wild

Where: 370 Zoo Parkway

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The Asian Lanterns are a blend of tradition, artistry and innovation that have been capturing the hearts and eyes of people all around the world. The zoohas brought this magical experience to life with a spectacular fusion of lanterns, wildlife and wild places. Each lantern will tell a story about the significance of conservation and illuminating the  with out of this world visual presentation and glow! ⁠

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Girvin Road

When: 11/24- 1/1

Where: Girvin Road

Girvin Road transforms into a free lights display that you don’t have to leave the car for! Voted Jacksonville’s best light display in 2021, this is something you won’t want to miss!

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Christmas Tree in James Weldon Johnson Park

Where: James Weldon Johnson Park

James Weldon Park features a 56 foot tall energy efficient tree with 78,000 lights!

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Laura Street

Where: Downtown

Sip on some hot chocolate from a local cafe and take a stroll down Laura, Adams, and Bay Street.


When: 12/10

Where: Riverside-Avondale

Luminaria has become one of the premier holiday events in Jacksonville and a legacy for the Riverside Avondale neighborhood. This year is the 38th annual event and a showcase of community pride and dedication to our neighborhood.

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St. Augustine Night of Lights

When: 11/18 - 1/31

Where: Downtown St. Augustine

Check out  of Lights in America’s Oldest City. You can walk the historic streets of St. Augustine and view beautiful lights all around!

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Beauclerc Christmas Lights

When: 11/24 - 1/1

Where: 3710 Beauclerc Road

Beuclerc features a whole acre of land that visitors can walk or drive through. They were even featured in the Great Light Fight!

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Stephen Foster State Park

When: 12/8 - 12/24

Where: 11016 Lillian Saunders Dr.

Stephen Foster State Park hosts an experience featuring hot cocoa, popcorn, marshmallow roasting, and other holiday activities!

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Sykes Family Christmas on the Farm

When: 11/24 - 12/16

Where: 5995 Brough Rd.

Come and enjoy a 3/4 mile Christmas light show on a hayride while sipping on some hot apple cider, hot chocolate, or coffee! They’ll have bounce pads, swings, tube slides, barnyard ball zones, and much more available!

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Smith’s Lights on Rue Neighborhood Lights

When: 11/24 - 1/1

Where: 4930 Rue Street

Smith’s is a private home that encourage people in the community to explore their incredible light display!

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Rathbone Drive Neighborhood Lights

When: 12/1- 1/1

Where: 4826 Rathbone Drive

Rathbone Drive has lights set to music and an area you can get up and walk through. They have bubbles as well as an area where you can drop off a letter to Santa!

Orange Park Neighborhood Wiz

When: 12/1 - 1/1

Where: 1252 Tumbleweed Drive

Enjoy a drive through the Orange Park Wiz neighborhood and view over 20,000 holiday lights and music.

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Lighthouse Illuminations

When: 11/22 - 1/13

Where: 100 Red Cox Dr.

Discover twenty-one uniquely decorated trees, each with a distinct theme, at this special after-hours event. Explore the Keepers’ House and grounds illuminated by lights and garlands, and enjoy a sensational view of the lighthouse’s mark.

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Arbor Glade Neighborhood Christmas Lights

When: 12/1- 1/1

Where: Backwind Drive

Arbor Glade provides a beautiful display of lights off of Old St. Augustine Road. Turn up the holiday music and take a drive!

Atlantic Beach Neighborhood Lights

When: 12/1 - 12/31

Where: 402 Snapping Turtle Court East

Enjoy 60,000 lights with inflatables, holiday music, all inside a cul-de-sac. As a courtesy, please park on Oceanwalk Drive to get to the lights.

2022 Joshua’s Christmas Lights

When: 12/1 -12/31

Where: 1877 Penzance Parkway

A neighborhood comes together to honor Joshua, who lost his battle to cancer. 10 houses come together with beautiful light displays to honor his life.


11/25: Downtown Jacksonville Light Boat Parade 

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12/2: Palm Valley Lighted Boat Parade

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12/2: Christmas on Julington Creek 

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12/9: St. Augustine Regatta of Lights 

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