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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.

Taking a Christmas Light Drive is a timeless family tradition that is FREE! 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!

If you’re into outdoor events this year, we also have a separate list of Outdoor Holiday Events + Christmas Attractions.

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. (HINT – the episode airs December 23, 2020 at 9pm)

If you’re a Christmas lights super fan and want to show off your masterpiece, click this button to add your house or neighborhood to our Christmas Lights Map!

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Jump to: Neighborhood Christmas Light Displays | Walk Through and Drive-Thru Christmas Light Displays | Map – Christmas Lights Near Me

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, 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. 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.


Editors Note – we are in the process of confirming light displays for 2020. All unconfirmed listings from 2019 are noted below. Dates are listed when available, otherwise most displays are turned on at Thanksgiving or the week after.

Drive Through Christmas Lights Polk County
Lancelot Drive in Lakeland Florida

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!)

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 (see above)

VIDEO – Lancelot and Lochnivar Dr. off Lake Miriam

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 after Thanksgiving.

New Jersey Road + Easton Dr. in Lakeland, Florida

VIDEO – Whimsical Village of Lights of New Jersey Road

Cleveland Heights

3800 Cleveland Heights Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33813
This house has inflatables and Christmas lights on display.

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 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!

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 have to 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 from 6:00 to Midnight beginning December 4, 2020. Facebook.

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 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.”

Lakeland Hills Blvd + Lake Luther Rd in North Lakeland

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.

Ariana Village Lights

For 1 week in December (December 15 – 23, 2020)  the gates will be open nightly from 6-9pm for you to visit Ariana Village 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. {Santa will not be available for photos this year}

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!”

Island Walk Community in Lakeland (unconfirmed for 2020)

St. Lucia Drive, Lakeland, FL 33812 
From a reader: The cul du sac at the end of Saint Lucia Drive in Island Walk community (off Clubhouse Road) has a few very nicely decorated houses.

Christmas Lights Lakeland Florida

Bartow Christmas Lights

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!

Ironwood Trail in Lakeland/Bartow

4823 Ironwood Trail, Bartow, Florida 33830
{Although the address is Bartow, this is near Catfish Country on Hwy 98}
This home has a beautiful Nightmare Before Christmas display with dancing lights, a 25 foot tree and countdown clock. Show hours are from 6pm to 10 pm.

Christmas Lights Bartow Florida
Ironwood Trail – Bartow, Florida

Winter Haven Christmas Lights

Santa’s House by the Bigda’s

4314 Shadow Wood Trail, Winter Haven, FL 33880
The Bigda’s are going to be on The Great Christmas Light Fight TV Show this year!! You can see this display in person beginning December 5, 2020 through New Year’s Eve. The display will be on Sunday through Thursday 6-9, Friday and Saturday 6-10.

Visit their Facebook page for photos and a Video Spotlight on their Great Christmas Light Fight episode. It will air on December 23, 2020 at 9pm.

Santa’s House by the Bigda’s – 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.”

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!”

Hickory Street in Winter Haven

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

Hickory Street – Winter Haven FL

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.”

Brookins Ave – Eagle Lake, FL

Mulberry Christmas Lights

Seven Oaks Street in Sundance off Shepherd Rd

517 Seven Oaks St., Mulberry, FL 33860
From the homeowner: Over 7k LED lights and counting. Turned on nightly at 5:45pm – Midnight.

Mulberry Florida Christmas Lights
Seven Oaks Street in Sundance

Don Weaver’s Christmas Lights in Mulberry – Ended in 2019

Marquise Ln, Mulberry, FL 33860 
The last year for this display was 2019, Don moved out of state. It will not be up in 2020.
See the Facebook photos/video here.

Don Weaver Christmas Lights Mulberry
Don Weaver’s Christmas Lights in Mulberry – ended in 2019

Polk County Christmas Lights

Lynch Family Dancing Lights in Fort Meade

N Hendry Avenue, Fort, Meade FL
Over 50,000 Christmas lights that dance to music. November 25 – December 31, 2020 from 6PM-9PM (weather dependent). See photos on their Facebook page.

Michaels Family Light Show in Lake Alfred 

400 E Cummings St, Lake Alfred FL
Come out and enjoy 100,000+ lights synced to music beginning November 30, 2020. Mega trees, 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. 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!!”

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. Show runs nightly from 6-9 Mon-Thurs, 6-10 Fri- Sun.

Plant City Christmas Lights

The next three houses have Plant City addresses but are only 5-7 minutes from where Drane Field Road meets County Line Road, so we are including them because they will be very close for some of our readers. 

McDowell Family Lights

2607 Sparkman Road, Plant City, 33566
Show runs from November 26, 2020 – January 2, 2021
Sunday – Tuesday 6pm-10pm
Friday – Saturday 6pm-11pm

Masters Family Christmas in East Plant City – No light show in 2020

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

The Light of Christmas at First Baptist Church of Plant City

Join First Baptist Church of Plant City this Christmas season for something new and unique. The Light of Christmas 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 The Light of Christmas. {Show restarts every 40 minutes from 6-10pm but it is designed so that no matter when you arrive you can enjoy the show}.

  • Friday, December 4, 2020 – Saturday, January 2, 2021 | Nightly, 6 PM – 10 PM
    First Baptist Church of Plant City – 3309 James L Redman Pkwy, Plant City, FL 33566
  • Website (see a short preview on Facebook)

**See below for the paid attractions with Christmas Light displays in 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 the Holiday Walkabout on Tuesday December 1, 2020, First Friday on December 4, or a Festive Friday.

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

Starlight Nights Winter Haven Florida Christmas Lights (1)

Starlight Nights Downtown Winter Haven

Main Street Winter Haven & The City of Winter Haven are thrilled to announce Downtown’s Winter Haven’s newest Holiday tradition – Starlight Nights – kicking off in 2020!

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 at your own comfort level, whether you’d rather drive-through or walk around. Downtown businesses will also participate in a window decorating contest adding to the magic of the Holidays.

Lights of LakelandCanceled for 2020

Lights of Lakeland will not be open in 2020. These are the Lakeland church Christmas Lights located on Lakeland Highlands Road.
You’ll find an impressive display of OVER 500,000 LIGHTS at Lights of Lakeland! Located just south of the Polk Parkway on Lakeland Highlands Road, Lights of Lakeland is Highland Park Church’s ANNUAL, FREE walk-thru Christmas experience the whole family can enjoy!

Events with Drive Thru Christmas Lights

These events are NEW in 2020 – they are drive through Christmas Light Displays.

Night of Lights at FBCH + One More Child – December 11 & 12, 2020

Light the Night at Redemption Church – December 11 & 12, 2020 {Registration Required}

Christmas Lights in Tampa

Head to Tampa 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:

  • The Christmas Trail in Plant City (really close to Lakeland!)
  • 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

If you know of a Christmas Light Display in Lakeland or the surrounding area that isn’t on our list, help us spread Christmas joy! Use the form below and we’ll get it added ASAP.

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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.