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Holiday Lights Shine Bright on the Space Coast

Nothing reflects the holiday season quite like a light display. As the sun starts to set on the Space Coast, holiday lights across the county will make many streets shine bright! Some houses will don the traditional white lights and candles in the windows, and others will have props on display and lights dancing to music.

Traditions may change but wandering from house to house to see everyone’s decorations is a cherished pastime for many. This year, we rounded up a few spots on the Space Coast that go all out and are worth the extra drive to see. So grab the hot cocoa, turn on your favorite holiday music and hit the road!

Lights of Hope

Sand Point Park, 101 N. Washington Avenue, Titusville
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through December 24,
6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays
6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Sundays

Walk through 30,000 square-feet of professional light displays at Lights of Hope. This family-friendly experience includes the chance to meet Santa, hayrides, live entertainment, arts and crafts, and much more. $7. Hopenb.org/LightsOfHope

Hundred Acre Woods

Hundred Acre Wood Drive, Cocoa

Just about every house in the Hundred Acre Woods neighborhood is beautifully decorated during the holiday season. Some are traditional, some are contemporary and one even has their lights set to music. If this neighborhood is anything like last year’s displays, you won’t want to miss it. Free.

Space Coast Lightfest

Wickham Park, 2500 Parkway Drive, Melbourne
Through January 1
6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

More than 2.7 million lights and animated displays will light up Wickham Park in Melbourne at the Space Coast Lightfest. Visitors will experience the wonders of the season at this holiday themed, drive-through event that draws more than 15,000 vehicles annually. $15-$20. SpaceCoastLightfest.com

Candy Cane Lane

Verbenia Court, Satellite Beach

For over 30 years, the Verbenia Court neighborhood in Satellite Beach, also known as Candy Cane Lane, has decked out its streets with holiday cheer. From stringed lights to inflatables and candy cane arches over the sidewalk, the neighborhood rallies together each year to bring the community a month-long light festival. Free.

Restivo Family Lights

239 Dorado Avenue NE, Palm Bay

For the past eight years, the Restivo family in Palm Bay has put on a light show that dazzles. This year the 17-minute show will feature dancing lights, animated displays, props and a sing-a-long spectacular where animated faces sing with the kids. The 17-minute show runs on a loop from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. on week nights and 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on weekends. Free. BcLights.com


This article appears in the December 2015 issue of SpaceCoast Living.
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