Orlando’s Harry P. Leu Gardens will transform into a magical wonderland featuring a million dazzling lights, shining forests, magical displays and beautiful sculptures during “Dazzling Nights,” a new family friendly adventure that gives guests the opportunity to embark on a three-quarter-mile interactive holiday experience. The outdoor event is designed to ensure adequate social distancing and safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and visitors will be required to wear masks.
Created by the team who brings the IMMERSE Festival to Downtown Orlando every October and presented by AdventHealth, Dazzling Nights is promising to be an awe-inspiring holiday event. A few snapshots of the adventure:
- When guests arrive at Leu Gardens, they will have a photo opportunity in front of a unique, 30’ tall towering Christmas tree.
- Interactive lights on the ground light up and ring like holiday bells when stepped upon.
- Guests journey through a forest of light and fog, as if walking through the aurora borealis.
- Visitors immerse themselves in a 65’ long tunnel of wondrous light.
- And the evening wouldn’t be complete without snow and holiday tunes.
- And so much more!
“When we began dreaming about a holiday experience, we knew it had to be more than just lights on trees,” says Cole NeSmith, Creative City Project Executive Director. “We’re always asking how we can create unique, creative experiences that will inspire our guests. Some of the installations are breathtakingly epic, and others are quite intimate. We think adults and kids, alike, are going to want to make this an annual tradition.”
Dazzling Nights will feature lights, music, and interactive elements to complete the transformation of the 50-acre, Harry P. Leu Gardens into a stunning holiday wonderland.
“Our holiday traditions may look a little different this year because of COVID, and that gives us an opportunity to find new ways to discover joy, feel whole and find inspiration this season,” said Sharon Line Clary, vice president of marketing at AdventHealth. “We encourage our neighbors to visit Dazzling Nights, take in the fresh Florida air and celebrate the holidays at the beautiful Leu Gardens with your loved ones.”
“AdventHealth is the perfect partner for Dazzling Nights,” says NeSmith. “They are committed to the wholeness and healing of all people, and I think Dazzling Nights will do just that. I’m excited to see spirits lifted among families and groups of friends as they share this meaningful experience together.”
LOCATION: Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 North Forest Avenue, Orlando.
DATES: Dec. 1 to Jan. 3. To ensure the safety of guests, timed entry will take place from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
TICKETS: $22 per person and can be purchased at dazzlingorlando.com
PARKING: On-site parking is available for a small fee. Complimentary parking and a shuttle will be provided off-site at Blue Jacket Park, 2501 General Rees Ave., Orlando.