The Best Neighborhood Christmas Lights and Holiday Displays in Lakeland + Polk County

Christmas Lights in Lakeland Florida (2)

Looking for the best Christmas lights in Lakeland? We’ve got a list of amazing neighborhood Christmas light displays around Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, Mulberry & Plant City, as well as local events and attractions where you’ll find an abundance of Christmas lights.

While there are plenty of Christmas events to help get you in the holiday spirit, taking a Christmas Light Drive is a timeless family tradition that is FREE! Plus you can do it any night of the week, no need to wait for a special event.

Many attraction closures and event postponements have been announced beginning September 27 due to Hurricane Ian. We are editing our calendar and articles if we receive notice of event changes, but please be sure to check directly with organizers to confirm any events or activities through October 9. A link is provided at the bottom of every event on our calendar and in all articles.

We’ve also got a handy dandy driving map of impressive Christmas displays to help you find the best outdoor Christmas lights near you. We hope it knocks your stockings off!

Are you a fan of The Great Christmas Light Fight TV Show?? One of the featured houses in the 2020 Season is located right here in Polk County! Keep reading to find out where you can see a Great Christmas Light Fight house near you.

If you’re a Christmas lights super fan and want to show off your masterpiece, first scroll through this list to be sure you aren’t already included, then use the link at the bottom to submit your house or neighborhood to our Christmas Lights Map. We also welcome readers to let us know of any great local displays or send us feedback on these listings. We also welcome reader photos!

© Lakeland Mom. Photos and descriptions are not for reproduction or re-distribution. Linking to this page is welcome.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This list is a compilation of reader suggestions, self-submissions, and locations we found ourselves. Each year we work hard to verify locations from previous years. All of these locations are private residences – some nights they may not have their lights on, some nights they may have technical difficulties or weather issues – we have no control over this. If you discover any errors in our list, or if you feel a light display should be added or removed from our list, please let us know using the form at the bottom of this page.

Don’t miss our Ultimate Guide to Christmas Events + Holiday Activities for a full list of things to do this holiday season in Lakeland and Polk County including Christmas Light Displays, Santa Photos, Christmas Tree Lots, Christmas Parades, Holidays Concerts, Live Performances, Holiday Markets, Ice Skating, Toy Donation Needs, and more.

Neighborhood Christmas Lights in Lakeland FL + Polk County FL

Warm up the hot chocolate {hot cocoa bombs maybe?}, put on your Christmas jammies, load up the car, and go for a Christmas Light Tour in Lakeland! There are some houses that go all out with their Christmas displays, and for that, the rest of us say THANK YOU. 

I love driving these streets and seeing people’s creativity with their holiday displays. If you do go on a Christmas light drive, keep in mind that you are in someone’s neighborhood. Make sure you print out our CHRISTMAS LIGHT SCAVENGER HUNT list before you go.


Lakeland Christmas Lights

Lancelot Drive off Lake Miriam

Lake Miriam Dr & Lancelot, Lakeland, FL 33813
Almost every house on this street is COVERED with Christmas lights and more inflatables and yard decorations than you can imagine. On weekend nights, some of the residents are outside handing out candy canes. I take a quick drive down this street anytime I’m out after dark in December! Be sure to visit this street this year – we’ve heard 2021 will be the last year for a few of these houses that have put up amazing Christmas light displays for 20+ years (see photo below). We appreciate you Chuck and Pat and all of Lancelot Drive!!

Lochnivar Dr. off Lake Miriam

Lake Miriam Dr & Lochnivar, Lakeland, FL 33813 (one street East of Lancelot)
Has multiple houses all decked out – be sure you drive over one street after you’ve visited Lancelot.

VIDEO – Christmas Lights on Lancelot and Lochnivar Dr. off Lake Miriam

Hallam Drive + Hulse Lane

4704 Hulse Lane, Lakeland, FL 33813
Check out this display at the corner of Hallam Dr and Hulse Lane in Lakeland. Lots of Christmas blowups and lights. Best seen by turning onto Hulse from Hallam.

Whimsical Village of Lights of New Jersey Road

2219 New Jersey Rd, Lakeland, FL 33803
This house goes all out with holiday decorations! Lots of inflatables and fun lights on the house and lining the driveway and yard. Look for the Grinch, the Christmas Vacation RV, swans, gingerbread men, and more. Display will be complete and lit nightly by mid-November.

New Jersey Road + Easton Dr. in Lakeland, Florida

VIDEO – Whimsical Village of Lights of New Jersey Road

Cleveland Heights

811 Fairlington Dr, Lakeland, FL 33813
This house is on the corner of Cleveland Heights and Fairlington – it is covered in lights! {Turn into the neighborhood for the best view}

Lakeland Florida Christmas Lights Farlington
Fairlington Christmas Lights in Lakeland

Lake Hollingsworth

1222 Lake Hollingsworth Dr, Lakeland, FL 33803
The trees at this house on the NW corner of Lake Hollingsworth are filled with white lights! We confirmed these trees are lit as of 11/09/21.

Cherokee Trail

1931 Cherokee Trail, Lakeland, FL 33803
From the homeowner: “Dancing lights running from 6:00-10:00 PM nightly, you are welcome to watch from our sidewalk but the comfort of your vehicle will allow you to hear the music as you tune to an FM station. We would appreciate it if you would refrain from touching the display. Happy Holidays!”

Drive Through Christmas Lights Near Me

Curtis Family Lights

Yarborough Lane, 1/4 mile south of 540-A in South Lakeland
This huge animated Christmas Display in Lakeland, FL includes 120,000 lights dance to Christmas music each night beginning in early December 2021 – Check Facebook for the start date.

Ariana Village Lights

For 1 week in December the gates at Ariana Village are open nightly from 6-9pm for you to visit and see their light displays! Take Harden Blvd and head West on Ariana Street. The park is located about a 1/2 mile on the right. The Ariana Village Lights will be open from December 15 – December 23, 2021.

Spruce Road South + Walt Williams Road

Walt Williams Rd & Spruce Rd S, Lakeland, FL 33809
From a reader: Light show set to music. There are three houses together at the intersection of Spruce Road south and Williams Road that have been decorated beautifully. It’s quite bright, you can’t miss it!

Grinch House – Hwy 33 + Lake Luther Rd.

Hwy 33 + Lake Luther Rd, Lakeland, FL 33805
From a reader: This house at the corner of Lakeland Hills Blvd (Hwy 33) and Lake Luther Road is covered in lights and handmade Grinch decorations.

Country Oaks Neighborhood

Old Polk City Rd & Odoniel Dr, Lakeland, FL 33809 
From a reader in 2018: Country Oaks neighborhood off of Old Polk City Rd is worth a drive. Each year they do a “Come to Bethlehem” drive. A good portion of the homes have lights, nightly luminaries, and figures out of wood that are all headed to “Bethlehem” with the final house as the full nativity.

Corner of Chase Road and Ritter Road

Chase Road & Ritter Road, Lakeland, FL 33810
From a reader: There is a house with a giant display at the corner of Chase Rd and Ritter Road, located in North Lakeland off 98N.

Chase Rd + Ritter Rd Lakeland Christmas Lights

Oakhill Street in Lakeland

Oakhill Street & Sikes Blvd in Lakeland
From a reader: Just after you turn off Sikes Blvd, there are two houses across from each other that are awesome!

Sunshine Village on Reynolds Rd. in Lakeland

1234 Reynolds Road, Lot 160, Lakeland, FL 33801
From the owner:
Lots of lights, inflatables and music too. Also more throughout the community on Fig Tree.

Sunshine Village – Reynolds Road in Lakeland FL

Bartow Christmas Lights

The Little Family Christmas Lights

1716 James Pointe Dr, Bartow, FL 33830
This Christmas Tree dances to the music! Watch as the lights on the tree and around the house change with the Christmas music on FM89.7. The Little Family’s yearly Christmas lighting display is bigger than ever as they share the Light of the World through creative sequencing. Check out the video below for a short sample {please note that the music in the video is not what the lights are synched with, we do not own the music used in the display and can’t post it online}.

VIDEO – Little Family Christmas Lights in Bartow, FL

Christmas Lane in Bartow

E. George Street & Spring Court in Bartow 
You’ll find quite a few houses in this area decorated with great light displays! Make sure you explore Spring Court, and then go across to E. George Street and down all of the side streets (Helen St. & Lila Circle) from there. You know it’s impressive when it is known as “Christmas Tree Lane” to the locals!

Bartow Christmas Light Carriage Rides – George Street Christmas Light Festival

From December 15 – 24, nightly from 6 to 10 pm you can ride through the decorated neighborhoods of Bartow in horse-drawn carriage. Prices range from $15-25 for kids and $20-50 for adults. You can also enjoy pony rides, train rides, food trucks, hot chocolate, games and other fun activities before your carriage ride. Visit the Bartow Christmas Light Tours Website to book your carriage tour.

Winter Haven Christmas Lights

Santa’s House by the Bigda’s

4314 Shadow Wood Trail, Winter Haven, FL 33880
The Bigda’s were on The Great Christmas Light Fight TV Show in 2020!! The Bigda’s Christmas Display has over 150,000 lights spread over 2 homes. Tons of animated Disney characters, and a working scale train. You can see this display in person beginning December 4, 2021 through New Year’s Eve. The display is typically lit from Sunday through Thursday 6-9pm, Friday and Saturday 6-10pm.

Visit their Facebook page for photos and a Video Spotlight on their Great Christmas Light Fight episode. It aired on December 23, 2020.

Santa’s House by the Bigda’s – Christmas Lights in Winter Haven, FL

Tera Ln and King Rd in Winter Haven

King Rd SW & Tera Ln, Winter Haven, FL 33880 
From a reader in 2019: “Santa Claus was there in his wooden sleigh passing out candy canes and greeting cars.”

Christmas Lights Lakeland Florida

Hickory Street in Winter Haven

3025 Hickory St, Winter Haven, FL 33881
From a reader: Frosty stands amazed at the mystical oak covered in twinkling lights and magical orbs.

Hickory Street – Winter Haven FL

3430 Hickory St. NW, Winter Haven, FL 33881
From the owner: Drive past the beautiful tree with snowflakes and see the thousands of lights set up throughout the yard.

Jones Family Light Show

132 Bermuda Court, Winter Haven, FL 33880
From the owner: “30,000 Christmas lights and counting!” Starts Thanksgiving night – November 25, 2021 – at dark. Lights will be on from dark until 9pm weekdays, 10pm on weekends, and will run through New Years Night. Tune to 91.7 for music. Facebook

Jones Family Christmas Lights Winter Haven FL
Bermuda Court – Winter Haven Christmas Lights

Brookins Ave in Eagle Lake

691 Brookins Ave, Eagle Lake, FL 33839
From a reader: “This house is decorated with wooden cut outs and traditional style Christmas decorations, plus thousands of lights.” Estimated to begin around Thanksgiving 2021.

Brookins Ave – Eagle Lake, FL

Auburndale Christmas Lights

Michelle Drive in Auburndale

Michelle Dr. Auburndale, FL
From a reader: “2 homes on the same street that the lights are synchronized to music they do a really good job!”

Plymouth Road in Auburndale

449 Plymouth Rd, Auburndale, FL 33823
From the owner: Enjoy our Annual Christmas celebration on Plymouth Road. Two homes across from each other with hundreds of blow molds, inflatables, and thousands of Christmas lights. Santa’s, nativity scenes, snowmen, candles, candy canes and much more.

Auburndale FL Christmas Lights
Plymouth Road – Auburndale FL

Mulberry Christmas Lights

Seven Oaks Street in Sundance off Shepherd Rd

517 Seven Oaks St., Mulberry, FL 33860
From the homeowner: 15,000 LED lights and counting. The Christmas lights will be on from November 26 – January 6, 2022.

Mulberry Florida Christmas Lights
Seven Oaks Street in Sundance – Christmas Lights Mulberry, FL

Laurel Crest Ct – Mulberry

4171 Laurel Crest Ct, Mulberry, FL 33860
From the owner: We have all kinds of giant blow ups. We also have points of light, and plenty of beautiful stuff to see.

Don Weaver Christmas Lights in Mulberry – Ended in 2019

Marquise Ln, Mulberry, FL 33860 
The last year for the Weaver Christmas Light display was 2019, Don moved out of state. It will not be up in 2021.

Polk County Christmas Lights
Fort Meade, Lake Wales, Frostproof

Lynch Family Dancing Lights in Fort Meade

N Hendry Avenue, Fort, Meade FL
Over 50,000 Christmas lights that dance to music. See photos on their Facebook page.

Michaels Family Christmas Lights Lake Alfred
Michaels Family Light Show – Lake Alfred, FL

Babson Park Christmas Lights

900 Ohlinger Rd, Babson Park, FL 33827
From the owner: We have tons of blow-ups in the yard and lights line the yard and roof. Inside the screen porch you can view a huge Christmas village display.

VIDEO – Babson Park Christmas Lights near Lake Wales

Polk County Christmas Lights
Haines City, Davenport, Lake Alfred

Michaels Family Light Show in Lake Alfred 

400 E Cummings St, Lake Alfred FL
Come out and enjoy 100,000+ lights synced to music – Opening Night is November 27, 2021. Includes a 37 foot mega tree, lots of inflatables and reindeer. New 13ft animated ferris wheel. Kids bring your letters to Santa to put in the mail box. Tune your radio in your car to listen to the music or park and enjoy the show. Park the car at the park, get out and get your dance on. Lights are on nightly from 6pm – 10pm. See photos on their Facebook page.

Davenport Christmas Lights

365 Thousand Oaks Blvd, Davenport, FL 33896
From homeowner: “Tons of lights, we are also still adding lights daily!!”

Banbor Lights Spectacular – Davenport

7237 Mystic Brook Way Davenport, Fl 33896
The Banbor Lights Spectacular runs nightly through the Christmas season from November 25 – January 9! Sunday- Thursday 5:30-10PM, Friday – Saturday 5:30-10:30PM. Please be sure to turn off your headlights when watching the show, do not block any driveways.

Haines City Christmas Lights

28 Pine Forest Ln, Haines City, FL 33844
From homeowner: “Christmas lights synced to music. Over 6,000 lights. Show features 7 songs and lasts about 21 minutes. Outdoor sound system or can be listened to on our show channel 92.9 FM from the car. The display will begin the first weekend of December 2021.

Plant City Christmas Lights

McDowell Family Lights

2607 Sparkman Road, Plant City, 33566
This animated Christmas Light display will run from November 26, 2020 – January 2, 2021
Sunday – Thursday 6pm-9pm
Friday – Saturday 6pm-10pm

Masters Family Christmas in East Plant City – No light show in 2021

Jim Johnson Road, Plant City, 33566

Lights of Winter in East Plant City – Ended in 2019

Bella Garden Lane, Plant City, 33566

Christmas Lights in Lakeland

Glorious Night at First Baptist Church of Plant City

Join First Baptist Church of Plant City this Christmas season for something new and unique. Glorious Night is a 30-minute drive-in light show featuring Christmas songs old and new, a story of hope, and thousands of programmed Christmas lights. Come and experience Glorious Night. {Show restarts every 40 minutes from 6-10pm but it is designed so that no matter when you arrive you can enjoy the show}. This show was called The Light of Christmas at First Baptist Plant City in 2020.

  • Friday, November 6, 2021 – Sunday, January 2, 2022 | Nightly, 6 PM – 10 PM
  • FREE
  • First Baptist Church of Plant City – 3309 James L Redman Pkwy, Plant City, FL 33566
  • Website (see a short preview from 2020 on Facebook)

**See our Tampa Christmas Light List for the paid attractions with Christmas Light displays in and around Plant City**

Lakeland Christmas Lights Map – Christmas Lights Near Me

We’ve created a map that covers all of the best Christmas Light Displays in Lakeland, Bartow, Winter Haven, Mulberry, Plant City, and across Polk County.

Christmas Light Show Near Me | Christmas Light Display Near Me

Christmas Light Displays Around Lakeland and Polk County

Christmas Lights in Downtown Lakeland and Munn Park

Every year the City of Lakeland makes Downtown Lakeland magical with the addition of light displays all over Munn Park. Lights come on at dusk every night, so pick a night to eat at a great local eatery downtown, and take a stroll through the park! Or visit during one of December’s special events, such as First Friday, the Food Truck Rally, or Buena Market. See a list of upcoming events in Downtown Lakeland.

You can also find light displays around Lake Morton and Lake Mirror in the downtown area.

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Starlight Nights Downtown Winter Haven

Main Street Winter Haven & The City of Winter Haven are thrilled to continue Downtown’s Winter Haven’s newest Holiday tradition – Starlight Nights!

For six weeks, Downtown Winter Haven will be dazzling with lights as we ring in the season of Holiday cheer and togetherness. Dine, shop, and enjoy a beautiful evening stroll with fun photo opportunities and surprises around every corner. You’ll be able to explore the magic of the lights as you walk around. Downtown businesses will also participate in a window decorating contest adding to the magic of the Holidays.

Lights of LakelandCanceled for 2021

Lights of Lakeland will not be open in 2021. These are the Lakeland church Christmas Lights located on Lakeland Highlands Road.

  • Highland Park Church – 4777 Lakeland Highlands Rd, Lakeland, FL 33813

Events with Drive Thru Christmas Lights

These events were NEW in 2020 – they are drive-through Christmas Light Displays and walk-through Christmas Light Displays. Use the links below to get more information on this year’s events.

Night of Lights at One More Child – December 3 and 4, 2021

Light the Night at Redemption Church – December 3, 2021

Christmas Lights in Tampa

Head to Tampa and St. Peterburg / Clearwater to see some impressive Christmas light displays! Check out our list of Things to Do in Tampa at Christmas for a list of places to see Christmas lights including:

  • Festival of Lights + Santa’s Village at the Hillsborough Fairgrounds
  • Nights of Shimmering Lights in Dover
  • Christmas in the Wild at ZooTampa at Lowry Park
  • FREE Light Displays along the Tampa Riverwalk and in Curtis Hixon Park
  • FREE Light Displays along the St. Pete Waterfront
  • Drive-Thru Lights and Walk Through Lights in Clearwater

Orlando Christmas Light Displays

Take a drive to Orlando for some impressive Christmas light displays and attractions. Get details on Christmas Lights and Holiday activities in the Orlando area including:

  • Night of a Million Lights at giving Kids the World Village (NEW in 2020 – we’ve heard it is AMAZING!!)
  • The Lights on Jeater Bend in Celebration
  • Dazzling Nights at Harry P. Leu Gardens
  • Holidays at Disney Springs + Christmas Tree Trail
  • Christmas in Color at Island H20 Water Park
  • Lake Nona Lights

Submit a Christmas Light Display for Lakeland Mom

If you know of a Christmas Light Display in Lakeland or the surrounding area that isn’t on our list, tell us about it and help us spread Christmas joy! Visit our Christmas Light Submission Form and we’ll get it added ASAP. You can also use this form to give feedback about any of the displays already on our list.

Christmas Events + Holiday Activities

Check out our Ultimate Guide to Christmas Events + Holiday Activities to find more things to do including Neighborhood Christmas Light Displays, FREE Christmas Events, Santa Photos, Christmas Parades, and more.