This festive annual event at the Hillsborough County Fairgrounds features a nearly 2-mile drive-thru holiday light spectacular with over 1 million lights, as well as Santa’s Village festivities on select evenings and midway rides Thursdays – Sundays including a Reindeer Carousel, Santa Train, Ferris wheel and family rollercoaster.

Santa’s Village — featuring live entertainment, visits with Santa Claus, holiday movies and shorts, Santa’s Barnyard, camel rides and tasty holiday treats — runs Nov. 24-27, Dec. 1-4, Dec. 8-11 and Dec. 15-25. A Holiday Market will also be open Fridays and Saturdays from Nov. 25 to Dec. 24.

Ride hours are 5-10 pm every Friday – Saturday and 5-9 pm Sundays and Thursdays. Ride tickets are $5 each or 5/$20.

Festival admission is $25 per vehicle (up to 8 occupants) on days when Santa’s Village is open and $20 per vehicle all other days.

Tampa Bay’s Festival of Lights & Santa’s Village is presented by the Hillsborough County Fair.

For more information, call 813-737-3247.

FL Carnivals does not operate, nor is affiliated with any event listed on this website. Hours, prices, and dates are subject to change without notice.