Scenic drive through a winter wonderland drive and Holiday Village will benefit local charities
The holidays will be even brighter this year in Tampa Bay with the inaugural run of the Celebration of Lights, a dazzling winter wonderland attraction that will delight visitors and support local charities.
On select evenings from Nov. 27 through Jan. 3 at Safety Town at the Concourse, visitors can drive a one-mile trail through animated light displays featuring an interactive game for kids and holiday music for inside the car. The route leads to Jingle Bell Junction, a lively Holiday Village in the area’s beloved Safety Town where all ages can enjoy entertainment, seasonal fare, and photos with Santa.
Celebration of Lights is the vision of Dave Parris, a West Pasco community leader who passed away in August. He worked tirelessly over the last five years to develop plans for what he dreamed would one day be a cherished holiday tradition for families across Tampa Bay, while benefitting local charitable organizations. Proceeds will be directed to Angelus House, Good Samaritan Clinic, Haley House Fund, Metropolitan Ministries, and Safety Town.
Celebration of Lights is open Nov. 27, 28, 29, 30; Dec. 4, 5, 6, 7; and Dec. 11 through Jan. 3, and open weekdays from dusk until 9:00 p.m. and weekends from dusk until 11:00 p.m. It is located at Safety Town at the Concourse, just west of the Suncoast Parkway on SR 52. The address is 15325 Alric Pottberg Road, Spring Hill, Florida, 34610.
Entrance fees, which include the one-mile lights trail and a visit to Jingle Bell Junction, are $20 per car and $40 for a 14-passenger van. Gifts and concessions will be available at fair market price.
More information is found at www.celebrationoflights.net.