Light up your holiday season with a visit to the Space Coast Lightfest at Wickham Park. Located in Melbourne, Florida, this drive-through light trail features over 3 million twinkling holiday lights in a variety of designs and displays. The trail is open nightly from November 19 through January 1 and draw guests from all over Central Florida. At just about an hour away from your hotel on International Drive, Florida’s Space Coast is the perfect family day trip. Read on to learn about the holiday fun that awaits at Lightfest this season as well as out-of-this-world activities on the Space Coast.
Be Merry and Bright
Your journey through Lightfest begins with a 200-foot tunnel made entirely of twinkling lights. Once you emerge from the brilliantly colored passageway, you’ll arrive in a sparkling wonderland of holiday fun. Drive through lights and animated displays that bring to life the holiday spirit. If you prefer to walk through the decorations, visit on December 1 – 2 for stroll weekend. On those nights only, there will be solely pedestrian traffic. In addition to the lights, the festival will features other fun special events such as hot cocoa, photo booths, and hayrides. Check out the festival’s website for information on more special nights including a motorcycle night, a 5k run, and discounts for teacher, military personnel, and more.
Celebrate the Season on the Space Coast
If you’re looking for a little adventure, consider combining your visit to the Lightfest with a day trip to the Space Coast. Aspiring astronauts and space enthusiasts will want to plan a visit to Cape Canaveral where you can visit the Kennedy Space Center and perhaps even watch a rocket launch. If interstellar travel isn’t your thing, there’s plenty to explore here on Earth. Relax on beaches in Cocoa and Melbourne, explore waterways on an airboat ride, and visit the Brevard Zoo. The Lightfest is open every night from 6:30 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. Be sure to plan your schedule accordingly.
Your Home for the Holidays
Make Rosen Inn International your home base for your Orlando holiday. Located next to the Interstate 4 ramp, our hotel makes it simple to travel throughout Central Florida to enjoy all the area has to offer. At the hotel you’ll enjoy delicious meals in our on-site restaurants, spacious accommodations, and free scheduled shuttles to the Orlando theme parks. Book your Orlando holiday by calling 407-996-1600.