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Where to see holiday lights in Broward

Going out to see holiday lights is an important part of the holiday season. In South Florida, many of those lights are on palm trees and not on evergreens, but that doesn't make them any less desirable. Florida Christmas lights are still beautiful, and we also have beautiful weather in which to enjoy outdoor light displays.

You can even take a water taxi tour in Fort Lauderdale and see the lights from the water.

There are many places to see holiday lights in Broward County, from big light displays such as the Fantasy of Lights at Tradewinds Park in Coconut Creek and the Symphony in Lights at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale to neighborhoods that go all out to decorate for Christmas, Hanukkah or Florida Winter.

Holiday lights are just a few of the holiday events in Broward.

Where to see holiday lights in Broward County

Photo: Gulfstream Park Village

Symphony In Lights, Hallandale Beach

Entertaining and festive, Symphony In Lights is a free outdoor light show.  It's on display at Gulfstream Park Village, an open-air shopping, dining and entertainment plaza in Hallandale Beach. Admission is free.

The dynamic light display happens every hour on the hour from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. November 12-December 31, 2023. The display features more than 250,000 LED lights, animated to favorite holiday music.

 Gulfstream Park is at 901 S. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach 33009, 954-362-9887, with free parking or valet parking. 

Photo: Water Taxi

Water Taxi Holiday Lights Tour, Fort Lauderdale

Water Taxi offers holiday lights excursions on The  Intracoastal Waterway in Fort Lauderdale. Reservations and payment online are required.  The price is $45 for adults and $15 for kids ages 5 to 11. Order tickets online

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Flamingo Gardens Garden of Light, Davie

Flamingo Gardens is offering evening events featuring a holiday lights display. Garden of Lights events are December 15-23 and December 26-30, 2023. House are 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The event also features live music. 

Ticket prices for Garden of Lights:

  • $20 for ages 12 and older
  • $15 for ages 3 to 11
  • Free for 2 & younger. Free entry for members.
  • Daytime visitors can return free at night with same-day receipt.

Free entry for members. Online purchase is recommended. 

Flamingo Gardens is at 3750 S. Flamingo Road, Davie 33330. Information is on the website or 954-473-2955.

Christmas Lights In The Acres, Plantation

Christmas Lights in the Acres offers an impressive light show synchronized to favorite holiday tunes. Fee is $10 per vehicle. Purchase tickets on an app. Varied dates, weather permitting at Plantation Baptist Church, 11700 NW 28th Court in Plantation 33323, Facebook

Here is the schedule for 2023. Hours are 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

  • November 24-26
  • November 30 through December 3
  • December 7-10
  • December 14-23
  • December 26-28

Holiday Fantasy of Lights drive-through, Coconut Creek

Holiday Fantasy of Lights in Coconut Creek is open 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. November 22 through January 1, 2024. This is a drive-through display that stretches 3.5 miles through Tradewinds Park. The regular fee is $26 per vehicle or $45 for buses and other large vehicles that carry 12 or more people. Special effects glasses are $2 per pair. Tradewinds Park  is at  3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek 33073. Phone is 954-357-8870

Christmas at the Oasis, Pembroke Pines

The Oasis Church in Pembroke Pines hosts Christmas at the Oasis, a free drive-through lights experience. Suggested donation is $10 per car. The event is open Dec. 1-25, 2023. 

Monday through Thursday, it is a drive-through experience only. Friday through Sunday, visitors can enjoy train rides, hayrides, nightly snowfall and s'mores, for a small ticket fee. Hours are 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. On Christmas Day, it will be drive-through only.

The display is at Oasis Church, 12201 SW 14th St., Pembroke Pines.

Ocean Way Holiday Lights, Deerfield Beach

The City of Deerfield Beach has an animated display up throughout December at 401B SW 4th St., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441. The official Ocean Way Holiday lighting ceremony is Dec. 2, 2023, with a festival. You can see the light display for free, but parking is $2 to $4 per hour.

Residential lights & holiday display

Hollywood

Displays are open during day and night ,weather permitting, at 2300 North 57th Avenue, Hollywood 33021, starting Sunday, Nov. 26, through January 6, 2024. Information is on Facebook. Park on Thomas Street, east or west of 57th Avenue. The display includes inflatables and a musical light show from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. You can drive by or park. If driving, use 97.7 FM on your radio. Please don't block neighbors' driveways.

Do you know about holiday light displays we should add to this list? Email us at news@southfloridaonthecheap.com.

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