CHRISTMAS LANE is giving free admission for our Heroes. Military Monday, Teacher Tuesday and Wednesday is First Responders! You need to present your ID.
Christmas Lane is an extraordinary light display that originated in the 1980s for the Dover, Florida community. This light display has grown exponentially over the last 33 years.
In 2015, Christmas Lane relocates to the Florida Strawberry Festival grounds in Plant City, Fl. This move allows us to not only to continue the Christmas Lane tradition, but to bring you a bigger and better experience. We have added many new displays, an expanded food court menu, and a professional quality, covered stage that will feature nightly seasonal entertainment.
The display will be housed in and around the Expo Hall at the Festival grounds. Parking is accessed from Lemon St. and Oak St.
On average it takes over 1800 man hours to set up the display. It is estimated to have over 1.5 million lights adorning over 100 Christmas Trees, from 4 to 40 feet tall, drawing more than 168,000 watts of power. There is a child size train for children under 48 inches tall, that nightly takes more than 600 children through a winter wonderland which includes a tunnel of lights. Santa and Mrs. Claus, along with two of his elves, attend nightly in his sleigh. Children share their wishes and the parents capture many memorable photo opportunities.
There are many designated photo stops as you travel throughout the display, one especially dedicated to our service men and women with a flag of each branch of the military. Real characters such as Rudolph and Frosty the Snow Man make spontaneous appearances and a complete nativity scene demonstrates the real reason for Christmas. There are larger-than-life items on display, such as a Christmas Castle, two 10 foot toy soldiers, a 14 foot reindeer, and even a stuffed polar bear flying a small airplane.