With typically mild weather throughout the holiday season, the Orlando area is ideally placed for spectacular lights displays. While neighbors to the north are contending with a regular onslaught of ice and snow, the roofs in central Florida stay clear. No snow means easier access to the roof, which means a better opportunity to cover the whole house in lights. Before you climb up onto your roof to deck it out in lights, though, check out these already fantastic lights displays in the Orlando area. You can enjoy a nice evening driving around, taking in the lights, and at the same time, get some ideas for your own holiday roof.
Throughout the month of December, the Waterford Lakes Town Center in Orlando comes alive with holiday foods, rides decked out for the holiday season, Santa’s Workshop, and of course plenty of holiday lights. Hours vary, but most days you can enjoy the scene until 11 p.m.
Just north of Orlando in Altamonte Springs, Cranes Roost Park will be lit up through January 1st. From 6 to 11 p.m. (lights will come on at dusk), you can enjoy 100 displays containing over 200,000 lights. This particular display is powered by Duke Energy.
Head south from Orlando and you can find yourself at the Johnson Family Holiday Light Extravaganza in St. Cloud. This display is set to music, with 100,000 lights synchronized to 20 Christmas tunes. Since this display will be raising money for Nemours Children’s Hospital, you can donate and get some ideas for your own rooftop display.
Southeast of the Orlando International Airport, the community of Lake Nona puts on quite a show. Residents in the East Park Subdivision spend a large portion of the year planning the lights, songs, and synchronization. The LED display runs from 6 to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
In Winter Garden, west of Orlando, ten houses along River Grass Lane have decorated roofs, walls, and yards. The coordinated neighborhood effort is set to music broadcast on 99.5 FM.
Start Planning Your Rooftop Display Now
After you’ve taken in all these spectacular displays, you’re sure to have some new ideas about how to deck your roof for next Christmas. Start planning as soon as the weather gets warmer!