Your Guide to 2015 Holiday Happenings in Florida

Posted: December 8, 2015 | Categories: News | Events
By Highland Homes

Holiday Events in FloridaAre you looking for a schedule of holiday events and celebrations near your new home in Florida? We’ve compiled a list just for you! The best hometown Christmas parades, craft shows, twinkling lights and festive displays are all just moments away.

Winter Haven area


  • Winterfest at Wilson Park - December 12 - Enjoy an electric night-time parade, Festival of Trees, games, vendors and Mr. and Mrs. Claus.

Lady Lake



  • Manatee River Holiday Boat Parade - December 12 - Viewing sites start at the Bradenton Yacht Club with the parade route ending at the Riverhouse Reef and Grill.


  • The Christmas Express at Kirby Family Farm — Select dates November 27—December 30 - Enjoy a 25-minute journey around the Kirby Family Farm in a narrow-gauge historic locomotive, craft and gift village and great food.
  • Santa on the Square at Downtown Square — Select dates December 1—17 — Mr. and Mrs. Claus and the elves meet and greet children.
  • Gateway Bank’s 2015 Reindeer Run - December 12 - One of Ocala’s oldest running traditions.
  • Ocala Marion Christmas Parade - December 12 — This year’s theme is Winter Express and the parade route starts on East Silver Springs Blvd.
  • It’s a Wonderful Life at Reilly Arts Center - December 12 & 13 — In the tradition of the original 1940’s radio broadcast, live characters bring to life the story of George Bailey.

Orlando Area

Plant City

Tampa Bay

Wesley Chapel & Pasco County

  • Synthetic Ice-Skating at The Shops at Wiregrass - November 13- January 3 — A realistic ice skating experience made with Superglide Synthetic Ice.
  • Symphony in Lights at The Shops at Wiregrass - Nightly through December 31 - More than 250,000 LED lights choreographed to the music of the Trans Siberian Orchestra.
  • Christmas Train Ride - December 12-13 - Take a ride to the North Pole! Held at Crews Lake Wilderness Park in Spring Hill.

Join in the holiday merriment, create wonderful memories, and we wish you a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah and Happy Holidays from all of us at Highland Homes.

If you are looking for a new home in Central, North Central, Southwest or Tampa Bay, Florida, visit the Highland Homes website to explore communities and learn how you can own a new home for the holidays.

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