Florida Botanical Gardens kicks off Holiday Lights in the Gardens

- The Florida Botanical Gardens kicks off its Holiday Lights in the Gardens the day after Thanksgiving. 

FOX 13 News got a sneak-peek at this year's event, which includes laser and LED lights synchronized to music, as well as live musical performances, activities for children, dancing, food, and holiday gifts. 

The Florida Botanical Gardens’ Holiday Lights in the Gardens starts Friday, November 24 and runs through Sunday, December 31 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Some volunteer entertainers will perform dances, sing carols, and play music for visitors. 

And of course, visits with Santa Claus will be held every night through Dec. 23.

This year, theme nights will be held every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday during the vent.

Monday evenings are Paws Nights. Visitors can bring their four-legged friends decked out in their holiday best to stroll the gardens.

Tuesday evenings will be Tripod Tuesdays. Photographers - both professional and amateur - can capture the lights and share their best photos.

Wednesday evenings are Wacky Wednesdays. Visitors can come dressed in their wackiest holiday sweaters, ties, hats, and socks and pose for selfies among the holiday lights.

A donation of $4 per person ages 13 and over is suggested, with all proceeds going to fund the maintenance and upkeep of the gardens.

Visit www.flbgfoundation.org for more on the gardens, and for information on the event, visit http://go.activecalendar.com/pinellascounty/site/pressrelease/event/holiday-lights-opens-nov-24/.

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