4 Florida Cities Among America’s Best Light Displays
When it comes to holiday home décor, many people go all out for various reasons. It could be a cherished holiday tradition, a means of embracing the festive spirit, or simply an activity within the neighborhood. For many, the holiday season isn’t complete without at least one night dedicated to driving around and admiring the vibrant and colorful light displays.
To find the most festive displays, USA TODAY 10Best editors and experts combed the nation for the brightest and most beautiful holiday light shows. From neighborhoods and cities to parks, they identified the brightest and most captivating displays, putting the choices to a vote among readers.
Florida cities dominate light displays.
Earning spots on their list are four Florida locations celebrated for their exceptional light displays. Claiming the fourth spot is Holiday in Paradise in West Palm Beach. The attraction has a light display and features Sandi, a 35-foot-tall, 700-ton holiday tree sculpted entirely from sand, as highlighted by the ranking.
Securing the sixth spot is Johannessen Lights in Winter Park. This ranking shines a spotlight on Eric Johannessen, the owner of Johannessen Lights, whose passion for his family, creating enduring memories for his children, and Christmas itself is manifested in a magical display of festive lights adorning his home.
Cranes Roost Park clinches the eighth spot as the venue for Altamonte Springs’ Light Up the Holidays. This annual Christmas event is a spectacle complete with a choreographed fireworks display, a towering 60-foot Christmas tree, and an impressive 200,000 dazzling lights.
Rounding up the Florida cities in the rankings at number nine is Holiday Spectacular, presented by Mosaic in Tampa. This event kicks off with the illumination of a 35-foot-tall Christmas tree floating in the harbor. The Riverwalk transforms into a display of festive lights and decorations, while Water Works Park sees oak trees adorned with strings of lights and unique floating displays such as gingerbread houses or toy trains set in the adjacent river.
See which other cities secured a place on the list by checking out the complete rankings here.