Holiday Lights Celebration

Christmas tree with holiday patrons

Join us Saturday, Dec. 2 from 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. as we present holiday lights in the Thomas Center Gardens, an illuminated holiday treat for the whole family! Watch the Thomas Center Gardens become a winter wonderland of shimmering, magical lights at this annual celebration. Thousands of lights adorn the garden’s trees, inviting you to stroll the paths and enjoy the wonder and magic of the season. Holiday goodie bags will be available for children, with entertainment by the Gainesville Harmony Show Chorus, the Singers of Reformation and the Gypsy Guerilla Band. Inside the Historic Thomas Center, the fabled giant pine provided and decorated by the Thomas Center Associates soars above the Spanish Court.

Horse-drawn carriages transport you to another era, as they tour the surrounding neighborhood that is lit by hundreds of luminaries. Carriage rides are a $5 donation per person. Carriages and luminarias are provided by the Duckpond Neighborhood Association.