Christmas Holidays at Largo Central Park in Largo, Florida

By Published On: December 22nd, 2022

Christmas Holidays at Largo Central Park in Largo, Florida

Published on 12/22/22: Seven story Ferris wheel, carousel, two million lights, hot chocolate, photo opps, and s’mores! Is this up anyone’s alley? Who’s already visited the 70-acre Largo Central Park this holiday season? 

For this activity suggestion, we even reluctantly opted out on watching our favorite Shore Acres golf cart parade. Too many great activities around Tampa Bay and not enough time! We lived vicariously through friends at the parade, it’s a great one, even donated our golf cart lights to the cause. (posted earlier about the parade)

Green Space and More at Largo Central Park

Alright, so you all know I love green space. I especially enjoy when you add in huge oaks and other mature vegetation, water features, plus well thought out landscape lighting and pathways. Colt of course loves when you include one of the best playgrounds in Pinellas County! This says a lot, as there are so many good ones. Largo Central Park has it all. I’ll do a full write-up on the park in the new year, including info on the ‘all ages’ free train that runs during the first weekend of each month. 

Holiday Lights at Largo Central Park

So, while I love the park already, the City of Largo puts the cherry on top between 11/24 and 1/1. Their setup is excellent. I’ll try to make a video of last night’s experience and post on the new LovingStPete YouTube Channel. Make sure you’re subscribed there if you’re not already (it’s free of course).

General Information

We’re so glad we visited last night. The atmosphere even had us pushing bedtime back, a couple times. Big thanks to follower Tc Lore on the nudge for us to check it out!

Dates: Nov 24-Jan 1

Time: 5-11pm

Address: 101 Central Park Drive, Largo

Cost: FREE to walk the lights. Carousel and Ferris wheel are $6/ride or $20 for a 4 pack of tickets.

General Rules: Walking only, no cart, bikes, nor vehicles permitted. 

Dogs: Must remain on leash at all times.

Food/Drink: Vendors onsite selling delicious treats and eats. For instance, leave your sweet tooth to the 40 year funnel cake veteran, @mrbillfinefoods.

Wheelchairs: The paths are wheelchair friendly.

Carousel: Minimum height is 36″. Those 36″-42″ must have a ticketed adult rider with them

Ferris Wheel: Minimum Height to ride alone: 56″. Infant/toddlers and ticketed children from 36″ to 56″ are allowed with a ticketed adult rider.

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Written by : St Petersburg Realtor, Mike Braswell

Mike Braswell is a Tampa Bay Realtor, serving St Petersburg, Clearwater, all nearby beaches and more. Mike started LovingStPete in October of 2020 after a difficult year took its toll on local businesses. After being cooped up for portions of 2020 (lockdown) Mike and his son decided to get out and explore, helping spread the good word about the local area he loves so much. Often even doing gift card giveaways to support local. LovingStPete is now followed by over 48 thousand people on social media! The majority of posts are informative on fun parks, activities, day trips, great restaurants, and in general provide a comprehensive tour of the area!

Soon after receiving his bachelors in Management Information Systems, Mike developed and then operated a vacation rental advertising business for 10+ years as CEO/Owner. The business was eventually acquired by VRBO. Mike has earned the trust of many large clients over the years. Such as NFL, Wynn Resorts, Blue Cross Blue Shield, VISA, Genuine Parts Company (NAPA Auto Parts), AT&T, and other Fortune 500 companies.

When not spending time with his beautiful wife and energetic son, Mike enjoys boating and is also an avid tennis player. An interesting fact about Mike is that he grew up on an avocado farm with over 15 varieties, some of which you can find in our local Publix/Winn Dixie as his dad still farms the same farm at 87 years old!

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