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Suwannee Lights 2023

A festive drive-through and walk-thru light display in northern Florida

Dates: November 21–December 30, 2023

Suwannee Lights is a huge holiday light display featuring over 6.5 million lights with drive-through and walk-through options. Get prepared for photo opportunities, campfire songs, karaoke, marshmallows, and hot chocolate. Kids can meet Santa and his elves on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights in the Country Store while adults visit Craft Village to shop for handmade gifts.

Visitors can combine a dazzling drive-through experience with a mesmerizing walk-through. After a drive, park your car and explore the enchanting garden and amphitheater on foot. The area is covered with thousands of lights and spectacular displays. Take an up-close look at the magic of Christmas while walking down to the Music and Lights Finale. Afterward, stop at the nostalgic Craft Village to see some souvenirs, decorations, and handmade gifts for the whole family.

When & where

Suwannee Lights festival runs from late November through December, 6 pm to 10 pm. The festivities take place in the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park & Campground, north of Live Oak, Florida. The park is located on the picturesque banks of the Suwannee River in North Florida and has a natural area for outdoor music concerts.


On Sunday–Thursday, the adult ticket is $10 at the gate and $8 online. On Friday and Saturday, the prices rise to $12 and $10 respectively. A child ticket (four to 12) is always $2, while kids under four get free admission. Every Tuesday, adults also can get free admission with a Busy Bee Ticket. Just purchase select merchandise at one of the participating Busy Bee Food Stores and see the lights for free.

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