Best Hotel for Holiday Lights in the Garden

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Best Hotel for Holiday Lights in the Garden

Our neck of the woods here at Sirata Beach Resort is about as far from a frozen tundra this time of year (or any time of year) as you can get: a very good reason to come visit us for a subtropical antidote to those wintertime blues, incidentally. But just because we don’t have mountainous snowdrifts, fearsomely icicled eaves, or an abundance of authentic snowmen doesn’t mean St. Pete Beach and its surrounds are lacking in holiday ambience.

A case in point is the Holiday Lights in the Garden, a much-loved annual tradition over at the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo—just a half-hour or so north from Sirata. We definitely recommend taking in this dazzling display, which incorporates more than a million LED lights to kindle some heartwarming North Pole spirit right here on the Florida Gulf Coast.

Holiday Lights in the Garden

Holiday Lights in the Garden kicked off on Friday, November 23rd and runs through Sunday, December 30th, serving as one of greater Tampa Bay’s signature yuletide celebrations. The million-strong luminosity blazes in the garden from 5:30 to 9:30 PM each evening. A new feature this year is the Illuminated Bird Walk, which traces the Florida Botanical Garden’s recently added Wetlands Walkway boardwalk.

Alongside the multitudinous lights, Holiday Lights in the Garden boasts a stupendous centerpiece in the form of a 16-foot-tall Christmas tree richly lit up and bedecked in hundreds of ornaments.

Throw in a busy schedule of live music as well as regular visits from Santa Claus himself, and you’ve got a genuine holiday spectacular in this 100-acre greenspace, owned and run by Pinellas County.

Take in Holiday Lights in the Garden on a Sirata Beach Resort December Getaway

Come mark the holiday season with us here at Sirata Beach Resort and take in the gorgeously decorated Florida Botanical Gardens in all their festive glory while you’re at it. It’s a one-of-a-kind way to immerse yourself in yuletide splendor while soaking up the palm-tousled sea breezes of Pinellas County: in other words, to get into the Christmas spirit of things, but minus the subzero temperatures and blizzards.

Meanwhile, we’ll show you the finest of St. Pete Beach hospitality here at Sirata, which includes fabulous wining and dining at Harry’s Beach Bar and Rum Runners Bar & Grille: either one the perfect place to find yourself after a visit to the Holiday Lights in the Garden.

Reserve your December getaway at Sirata Beach Resort and wander the twinkling paradise over at the Florida Botanical Gardens—which, we’ll hasten to add, happens to be a wonderful place to visit each and every day of the year.