Make your winter in Gainesville extra magical and memorable. From the Historic Thomas Center and 20th Avenue to the duck pond at North Florida Regional Medical Center, the city comes alive with festive lights and displays every year. If you are looking to see the best Gainesville has to offer, hit the road and capture the spirit of the holidays with friends or family. Check out our favorite, must-visit spots.
Historic Thomas Center
The holiday tree lighting happens every year at Historic Thomas Center in Gainesville. You can see the sparkling decorations of the entire building and the beautiful tree that sits in the foyer. Take a tour on a horse-drawn carriage ride and view the Christmas lights that dot the historic houses in that area.
When: December 7 @ 6pm - 8pm
It's time to cheer when the holiday season is here! Come and experience the winter wonderland at Depot Park with stunning light displays every night as North-Central Florida gets in the holiday spirit.
When: November 26th - December 31st
Town of Tioga
Enjoy the Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Festival this winter and experience a night of fun for the whole family. From a visit with Santa to train rides, face painting, food trucks, games, dance performance, and more, the Town of Tioga light display on November 28th has it all.
When: November 28 @ 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Butler Town Center
Catch a live lighting ceremony of the Butler Town Center's Christmas tree. Enjoy spectacular light decorations and bring your family for photos ops, festivities, and to meet Santa! Get ready to watch the Friday night lights at Greenspace Butler Town Center.
When: December 10th from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm