Experience the Holidays Like Never Before in a Location Your Family Loves!

Join us for an ALL-NEW holiday light spectacular that will envelop you and your family in an enchanting environment filled with a million lights from entrance to exit. Young and old alike will enjoy the nearly 2 MILE drive-thru immersive experience of continuous light features followed by a festive walking visit to Santa’s Village, full of attractions, holiday goodies and visits with SANTA!

TAMPA BAY’S FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS & SANTA’S VILLAGE

ALL-NEW PRODUCTION

For the first time, Hillsborough County Fair is producing the event ourselves, ensuring that the Fairgrounds are wholly transformed into a spectacle of holiday cheer. The elaborate, contemporary displays feature LED technology for the brightest festival around! Tune-in to Mix 100.7, Tampa Bay’s Christmas Station and the official radio station of the Festival of Lights and Santa’s Village, to fully immerse yourself in the holiday spirit during your drive-thru of the light displays.

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HOLIDAY SPIRIT AND SPECIAL NIGHTS

HOLIDAY SPIRIT

Plan your visit now to see elaborate light displays such as hilarious elves wrestling alligators, a giant gingerbread house with candy and cakes, Santa and his reindeer riding on an airboat and a giant snowman.  Check out our special nights, such as Paws and Claus, ThunderBug Night and Heroes Night!

Thank you to everyone who came out during the opening weekend of Tampa Bay’s Festival of Lights & Santa’s Village! Due to popular demand on opening weekend, the Hillsborough County Fairgrounds will open the Tampa Bay’s Festival of Lights drive-thru experience for seven additional nights for a reduced fee of $20 per car (up to 8 people). During these nights, Santa’s Village will not be open.

New Dates for Tampa Bay’s Festival of Lights Drive-thru Experience Only – 6-10pm: – Monday, November 29 – Tuesday, November 30 – Wednesday, December 1 – Monday, December 6 – Tuesday, December 7 – Monday, December 13 – Tuesday, December 14

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Click on a date to buy tickets for that date.

SPECIAL NIGHTS

  • Thursday, December 2:  Paws & Claus Night – with special appearance by Bolt.

    Bring your dog for pictures with Santa!  You’ll also be able to meet Bolt, the ambassador for the Tampa Bay Lightning and Southeastern Guide Dogs, who’ll be onsite from 6-9 pm.  Well-behaved dogs on a leash or in a stroller or carrier are welcome throughout the event.

  • Friday, December 3: ThunderBug Night

    Tampa Bay Lightning’s ThunderBug will visit Tampa Bay’s Festival of Lights and Santa’s Village from 7-9 pm.  Come by and get your picture with him!

  • Thursday, December 9:  National Pediatric Cancer Foundation Fundraising Night

    $10 from every ticket sold this night will be donated to the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation.

  • Wednesday, December 15:  Heroes Night

    Active and retired members of the Military and First Responders and their families get exclusive access to Tampa Bay’s Festival of Lights & Santa’s Village throughout the night, PLUS they receive $10 off each ticket for that night with valid ID.

     

BUS SALES

Bus Pass: $80 (max 30 people) – available for purchase online.

GROUP SALES

20-74 Tickets $5 off – $20 per car

24-149 Tickets $6 off – $19 per car

150 Tickets plus $7 off – $18 per car 

Please contact the Fair Office to organize group sales – Email or Call Us: (813) 737-FAIR

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SANTA’S VILLAGE

After your magical drive thru, take a holiday stroll through Santa’s Village, filled with activities and treats to tempt the young and young-at-heart. Festive lights blanket the area from the Town Square to Holiday Plaza.

Activities

  • Visits & Pictures with Santa on Santa’s Porch
  • Santa’s Craft Stations in Santa’s Workshop
  • Holiday movies and shorts in Town Square
  • Santa’s Interactive Barnyard where you can pet and feed the critters
  • Santa’s Camel Pen where you can pet the camels and even go for a camel ride!
  • Holiday treats and goodies along Main Street
  • Holiday Plaza filled with picnic tables and a fire pit to gather around

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