Holly Jolly Happenings: City of Largo Welcomes the Holiday Season with a Calendar Packed Full of Festive Events

The holidays in Largo are a magical time, and we want to ensure you and your family have a safe and fun season. From things to do in Largo, tips on hosting safe celebrations, and a holiday playlist, Largo.com/HollyJolly features several ways to celebrate with loved ones. Here you can also find tips to avoid porch theft, fire safety, and ways to stay sustainable during the holidays.  

Check out this list of festive events in Largo this season: 

Holiday Lights & Carnival Rides
Nov 23-Dec 31 | 5-10pm | Largo Central Park
Experience the season's enchantment of Largo transforms into a radiant wonderland for this beloved annual tradition. Immerse yourself in the magic of over two million mesmerizing LED lights, creating a breathtaking holiday display perfect for the whole family to enjoy. Please note this is a walking tour. Golf carts, electric bikes and motorized vehicles are not permitted inside of the park.

Holiday Lights in the Gardens
Nov 23-Dec 31 | 5:30-9:30pm | Florida Botanical Gardens
Through our community partnership with the Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation, the City of Largo is proud to share Holiday Lights in the Gardens at Florida Botanical Gardens. The Gardens will sparkle with one million, twinkling, LED lights in a multitude of colors. Vibrant laser lights and lighted figures round out their display to wow guests of all ages. Visit the Florida Botanical Gardens Holiday Lights website for more information.

Holiday Stroll & Tree Lighting
Dec 2 | 6pm | Largo Central Park
Embark on a festive journey through our dazzling light display, revel in live performances, witness the magical tree lighting at 6pm, and meet Santa for free photos from 6:30 to 8pm. Limited on-site parking is available for $10, or park and walk from Largo Middle and Largo High Schools for $5.

Holiday Concert in the Park
Dec 16 | 2pm | Largo Community Center
Indulge in the festive spirit for the whole family with an afternoon filled with holiday music, creative make-and-take crafts, and the delightful warmth of hot cocoa and holiday cookies.

The Blind Boys of Alabama Holiday Show
Dec 16 | 8pm | Central Park Performing Arts Center
Recognized worldwide as living legends of Gospel music, the Blind Boys of Alabama will take the stage to deliver timeless holiday standards from their Grammy-winning albums.

Holiday Cookies & Crafts
Dec 18 | 5pm | Largo Public Library
'Tis the season to express love through handmade crafts. Kids aged 5-12 are welcome to unleash their creativity with various craft supplies, creating something special for themselves or a loved one, and indulging in a sweet treat or two.

Noon Year Celebration
Dec 31 | 11am | Largo Community Center
Ring in 2024 with adults-only festivities, including dancing, entertainment, and light refreshments. The party keeps going until the ball drops, with a champagne toast at noon.

To find more events, visit LargoEvents.com, LargoArts.com, or LargoPublicLibrary.org. Just a reminder, City facilities will be closed on the following dates: Thursday, November 23; Friday, November 24; Monday, December 25; Tuesday, December 26; and Monday, January 1. From all of us at the City of Largo, we wish you a joyous, healthy, and safe holiday season!