The boat and land parades have come and gone. The festivals and special events are done. Santa is back in the North Pole preparing for his Christmas Eve journey. However, Pinellas County’s biggest light displays continue to delight right through New Year’s Eve.
• Holiday lights in Largo Central Park
LARGO – Families can enjoy an amazing light display of more than a million lights in Largo Central Park through Friday, Jan. 3. It’s free to stroll through the park and see the dazzling displays of trains, toy bears, carolers, toy soldiers and many more. There will be a campfire each night to enjoy after strolling through the park. Call the Largo parks department at 586-7415 or visit LargoParks.com.
• Holiday Lights in the Gardens
LARGO – The Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation’s Holiday Lights in the Gardens continues through Wednesday, Jan. 1, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Stroll through this year’s display of more than 750,000 twinkling lights and holiday decorations. A donation of $2 per person (13 years and older) is recommended. The Florida Botanical Gardens is located at 12520 Ulmerton Road in Largo, with an alternate entrance at 12211 Walsingham Road. The gardens remain open from 7 a.m. until dusk every day, with free admission during daylight hours. For more information, visit www.flbg.org or call 582-2100.
• Oakdale Christmas Light display
ST. PETERSBURG – The Oakdale Christmas Light continues through Jan. 3, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., at 2719 Oakdale St. S., St. Petersburg. The display includes about 500,000 lights on a half-acre lot. A walking yard tour includes an 18-train HO scale model railroad, moving and animated items, inflatables, lighted figures and displays. Enjoy hands-on games and bubble machines for the kids. Several trees tower over the display, including one rising to 70 feet. To get to the display, take I-275 to exit 22 (old exit 9), which is 175 E. Turn right on Fourth Street, heading south. Go 1 mile, crossing over 22nd Avenue South. The next street on the left is Oakdale. Go two blocks, park or look. For more information, visit ChristmasDisplay.org.