Step into ‘Dazzling Lights’ display this holiday season at Orlando’s Leu Gardens

Winter event will take place at Harry P. Leu Gardens from Nov. 25-Jan. 1

Dazzling Nights at Harry P. Leu Gardens is returning Nov. 25 and will continue until Jan. 1, 2023 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. every night except Christmas. (Dazzling Nights)

ORLANDO, Fla. – Forget starry nights and step into “Dazzling Lights” this winter in Orlando. A bevy of brilliant bulbs is sure to bring the holiday spirit to Central Florida, even if the weather won’t.

Dazzling Nights at Harry P. Leu Gardens is returning Nov. 25 and will continue until Jan. 1, 2023 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. every night except Christmas.

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The event will include:

  • A brand new, redesigned show
  • A million lights bringing Leu Gardens to life
  • A 40-foot diameter snow dome with swirling snow
  • A 70-foot tall candy cane vortex light tunnel
  • A walk through a forest with giant, neon flowers
  • A new laser light show with live singers
  • Meet-and-greet characters in the an icy world
  • A giant, inflatable play area that lets you slide down chimney chute just like Santa

“It’s so exciting to see Dazzling Nights continue to grow for our guests,” Chief Creative Officer of Memoir Agency Cole NeSmith said in a statement. “This year’s Dazzling Nights features even more lights, new live entertainment, an expanded food menu and character meet-and-greets, plus a new yeti play area. We’re keeping this annual tradition fresh and exciting for repeat visitors, as well as first time guests!”

This year, due to increased demand, Dazzling Nights has introduced a “choose your own adventure” approach to the event, during which guests are encouraged to explore the garden in any order they want. Premium experience tickets, which feature a premium outdoor lounge, “skip the line” access and more, are also available.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Dazzling Nights back to Leu Gardens for its third consecutive year because it’s quickly become a cherished annual tradition for members, residents and visitors alike,” Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said in a news release. “This immersive family-friendly experience creates lasting memories and helps get our Central Florida community in the holiday spirit.”

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Dazzling Nights brings holiday spirit to Leu Gardens

Tickets, which are $25 per person and $22 per child, must be purchased for a specific time and date in advance online. Entry for children 2 and under is free.

On-site parking will be available for $12 and free off-site parking is available at Audubon Park K-8 School with a complimentary shuttle service to the event.

Organizers recommend guest arrive at least 30 minutes before their reserved time, as there are no late entries accepted or refunds issued.

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

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Samantha started at WKMG-TV in September 2020. Before joining the News 6 team, Samantha was a political reporter for The Villages Daily Sun and has had freelance work featured in the Evansville Courier-Press and The Community Paper. When not writing, she enjoys travelling and performing improv comedy.