Best Places To Look At Christmas Lights In Tallahassee

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There is no better way to spend a night in December than gazing at Christmas lights with a hot chocolate in hand. Nothing gets me in the holiday spirit more than driving around looking for the house with the most spirited decorations. You could drive through any neighborhood and you are sure to see some great lights, but this is a list of the best light displays in Tallahassee.

Dorothy B. Oven Park

During most of the year, Oven Park is a cute place to walk through to see some nice plants. But during December, this park is transformed into a literal winter wonderland. You can drive through the first part, but then you need to get out of your car to walk around this wonderland. This is a great date place!

Chain of Parks—Park Avenue

Park Ave is conveniently located downtown, near FSU’s campus. There are three or four mini “parks” on this road all filled with trees that are adorned with beautiful lights throughout the winter months. Park at any meter and take a stroll through these parks for a truly peaceful experience.


Take a drive down Thomasville Road until you get to Killearn. This is a huge neighborhood and many of the houses decorate for the holidays, so you can’t really make a wrong turn while looking for lights. Not only are the lights beautiful, but the houses are amazing as well.

There are certainly other neighborhoods and parks with great light displays, like Southwood and Cascades Park, but these are my favorites. However you decide to get into the holiday spirit, make sure you take some time this season to enjoy the little things in life and spend time with your loved ones.

Happy Holidays!