Places To See Christmas Lights Around Jacksonville

  • by Charles Wagoner
  • November 21, 2016
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Looking to find a great place to take the family to see Christmas Lights around the First Coast? We have comprised a list of the best spots to check out. 


1. Blackhawk Bluff Neighborhood off Girvin Road

Dazzle your family and friends with a drive through this neighborhood located just West of Neptune Beach. The entire neighbor hood participates in a event that started over a decade ago. 


2.  Jax Illuminations @ The Morocco Shrine Center​

Jax Illuminations has created a wonderful opportunity for families to create a new holiday tradition. Enjoy the magic of driving through a mile of holiday lights that are perfectly synchronized to holiday music. Come see over one million brilliant LED lights that dance, twinkle, and sparkle to some of your favorite holiday songs. Before you enter the drive through display you will tune your car radio to our station then enter into a mile of synchronized lights, giant presents, candy canes, and much more.


3. Deck The Chairs

Deck The Chairs is an annual lighted sculptural exhibit at the Sea Walk Pavilion in Jacksonville Beach using the iconic red chairs of the Volunteer Lifesaving Corp..  Free and open to the public.  The light display aims to build community pride, foster private and public relationships, and provide a wholesome and festive downtown during the holidays.


4. 402 Snapping Turtle Drive E., Atlantic Beach

Two homes are covered with over 40,000 lights, set in motion to holiday music that is playing outside. It is free and open to the public to ride by. Lights are on nightly. 


5. Christmas on Crystal Springs

Located at 10580 Crystal Springs Rd, "Christmas on Crystal Springs" is an animated Christmas light display located in Jacksonville, Florida. It is dedicated to celebrating an often neglected part of the Christmas tradition which is the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.


6. Nights of Lights in St. Augustine

St. Augustine’s popular holiday season city-wide event - the famed Nights of Lights celebration – will glow with more than three million brilliant white lights again this year attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors to the oldest city in the Nation. Nights of Lights runs through January 31, 2016, in St. Augustine, Fla. 

During Nights of Lights, St. Augustine glows with holiday magic - from the ground to the rooftops. Selected by National Geographic in 2011 & 2012 as one of the ten best holiday lighting displays in the world, St. Augustine’s Nights of Lights feature millions of tiny white lights that create a magical atmosphere in the Nation’s oldest city. Many historic landmarks and locations are beautifully illuminated during Nights of Lights. The waters of Matanzas bay glow from the nightly reflections of lights strewn along the bay walk and displayed on the Bridge of Lions.


7. Zoo Lights

Celebrate the holiday season and create a family tradition admiring the sparkling lights and brilliant hues at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens’ Fifth Annual ZOOLights event. Thousands of LED lights will transform the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens into a luminous winter wonderland filled with moving sculptures, forests of lighted trees and animal silhouettes. Guests will have the opportunity to view sculptures and performances by local artists including students at UNF, and a fairy village in the Range of the Jaguar. In addition to walking among the thousands of lights strung throughout the Zoo and listening to spirited holiday music, guests can enjoy a unique view of ZOOLights by boarding the Zoo’s lighted train (the train only runs from the back of the Zoo to the front). Guests can also enjoy carousel rides, the 4-D Theater featuring the Polar Express, marshmallow roasting, warm weather “ice” skating and more for an extra charge.

Dates:

Dec. 9 -11 & Dec. 16 - Jan. 7 Closed Christmas Day
6:00 pm. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday - Thursday
6:00 pm. to 10 p.m. Friday & Saturday


The Zoo closes at 5:00 p.m. and will re-open for ZOOLights at 6:00 p.m


8. The Enchanted Christmas Village

The Enchanted Christmas Village is a magical and delightful experience that brings Christmas to life in Jacksonville, Florida. Bringing families together in a fun and safe environment is the Village's first goal. Guests will be surrounded by over one million Christmas lights that will illuminate the magic of the season for all to enjoy! And don't miss our animated Christmas Tree that performs every half hour in the evenings. 

 

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