Wonderful Holiday and Christmas Lights at Homes Near Orlando for 2021
Last week, we rounded up some of the best professional Christmas lights around Orlando, and now we’ve put together a list of some stunning residential Christmas lights in Orlando. We at Mommy Poppins are always amazed at the creativity homeowners use when creating their displays! From mesmerizing, choreographed light shows, to impressive walk-through displays with fun photo ops, Orlando families are in for a real treat when visiting these houses. And THREE of the houses listed below have been featured on The Great Christmas Light Fight show in years past (one is actually a full street of participating houses). So grab your holiday pajamas and hot cocoa, and plan a night to drive around and check out these bright and dazzling Orlando Christmas lights this season.
Just remember, people live in these homes and neighborhoods, so be good visitors by arriving during posted times and don't block driveways, blast radios, and touch personal property.
Holiday and Christmas Lights in Orlando
Bivona Christmas Light Show—Winter Springs
1601 N. Wind Court
The Bivona Christmas lights have been shining each year at Christmastime since 1983, with more lights added each year as well as a fantastic light show set to music. Visitors are asked to be mindful of neighbors and other families that want to view the show. Open through the holiday season, from 6-11pm
Christmas Wonders – Kissimmee
1642 Sunburst Way
Featuring over 50,000 computer-controlled lights dancing to music, this home display in Kissimmee is a must visit in South Orlando. It’s a Central Florida favorite that has been occurring every year since the '90s. It was scaled back last year due to the pandemic, but will be back to its full display for 2021! Opening dates TBD
Live, breathe, and enjoy the festive season at Cross Christmas.
4241 N. Econlockhatchee Trail
An oak tree wrapped in more than 80,000 lights, light displays choreographed to music, and snow flurries are just a few things visitors will love about the Cross family Christmas display. Snow flurries occur every half-hour between 6:30-10pm. Open through the holiday season
The Fye's Crazy Christmas House—Casselberry
407 Eagle Circle
This beautiful display contains more than 60,000 lights, a music light show, life-sized nativity scene, a North Pole Village, and a large sleigh for photo ops. Note: There will be no Santa mailbox due to COVID. Open nightly through the holiday season; Sunday-Thursday 5:30-9pm and Friday-Saturday 5:30-9:30pm
Johanessen Lights offer a dazzling view of holiday lights.
Johanessen Lights – Winter Park
7849 Georgeann Street
The wildly popular Johanessen Lights display was featured on The Great Christmas Light Fight in 2016 and features more than 250,000 lights and music. After taking a hiatus last year due to the pandemic, the family announced the display will be open again this year (yay!) but dates have not been announced yet. Visitors can also tour the backyard, complete with impressive setups and fun photo ops. Dates TBD
Lake Nona Lights—Orlando
9800 Old Patina Way
Going on its 10th year lighting up Lake Nona, this annual light show has grown each year with new songs and lighting effects. It features more than 25,000 lights choreographed to holiday favorites. Open through December 31; Sunday-Thursday 6-10pm and Friday-Saturday 6-11pm
The Lights on Jeater Bend—Celebration
Jeater Bend Drive
This streetwide display was featured on The Great Christmas Light Fight in 2015 and is comprised of 11 decorated homes synchronized to music, fun projections, Florida snow flurries, and Santa. While you can drive through to view the displays, it's best to park and walk around to get the full experience. Open through December 31, from 6-9:30pm
Santa's House by the Bigdas – Winter Haven
4314 Shadow Wood Trail
The Bigdas family in Winter Haven were featured on and WON The Great Christmas Light Fight last year! The house features over 100,000 lights and a musical display that you can tune to on your car radio. Kids will love their handcrafted lawn characters, including Alvin and the Chipmunks, Toy Story, and more. Keep an eye out for Santa between 7-8pm nightly. Open through December 31; Sunday-Thursday 6-9pm and Friday-Saturday 6-10pm
Photos courtesy of the houses.