The Ocala Christmas Light Spectacular

Discover dazzling light displays, festive cheer, delectable bites, and more.

Two reindeer at the Ocala Christmas Light Spectacular.

Every year, the Ocala Christmas Light Spectacular features unforgettable holiday fun with sparkling colorful lights and family-friendly activities. This event offers an assortment of Christmas-themed adventures. Whether you’re looking for exciting things to do with your little ones or seeking to try new savory delights, the Ocala Christmas Light Spectacular provides a variety of thrilling festivities for all ages.

Event Details

  • Scenic Driving Experiences: Dive into the holiday season with a 1.8-mile trail of glowing string lights. Listen to your favorite Christmas tunes in your car and marvel at glimmering displays of lights from the comforts of your car seat.
  • Holiday Activities: Visitors will enjoy a variety of things to do, ranging from participating in a 5k run to traversing across an intricate Christmas-inspired labyrinth. This event offers family-centered activities, including a meet-and-greet photo session with Santa, as well as a bouncy house. Don’t miss creating a special date night while gliding across the Ocala Christmas Light Spectacular’s ice rink.
  • Food & Drinks: Embark on a culinary adventure with an array of appetizing meals. This holiday extravaganza features a variety of savory and sweet treats from local food trucks. Explore different snacks and meals, including cuisines from around the world and classic Christmas delights.
An array of glowing holiday displays at the Ocala Christmas Light Spectacular.

When & Where

The Ocala Christmas Light Spectacular will run from November 24 to December 30, 2023. This event will be held at Florida Horse Park, which is located at 11008 S Highway 475, Ocala, FL 34480. The entrance is located on 11851 Southwest 16th Avenue, Ocala, FL 34473.


Ticket fees vary depending on the type of vehicle and day of week. Admission prices start at $25 per vehicle with available nights running from Monday through Thursday. Event goers can purchase a $35 entry fee for weekend nights. Look through the Ocala Christmas Light Spectacular website for more ticket information.

More Ways to Celebrate the Holidays

Discover exciting festivities in Ocala with a variety of events and shopping adventures. Experience a decadent feast at a restaurant, look for gifts in downtown Ocala, or tap your feet to infectious beats at a live music venue. Whether you’re taking in the outdoors with a large Christmas gathering or looking for thrilling date ideas for the holidays, Ocala features top-rated things to do for this festive season.

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