Holidays at Leu Gardens Featuring Holiday Blooms, Dazzling Nights, Holiday Home Tour & Gnome Hunt - Nov 24 through Jan 7



ORLANDO, FLORIDA [Novembe, 2023] – Harry P. Leu Gardens will host Holidays at Leu Gardens from November 24, 2023 through January 7, 2024. This celebration of the holidays features live seasonal plant displays and original creations, a holiday home tour of the Historic Leu House Museum, a holiday gnome hunt and the 4th annual Dazzling Nights immersive light show.


Holiday Blooms will showcase bursting holiday colors with over 13 varieties of 5,000 poinsettias in displays brimming with lush foliage including holly trees, winter edibles, bromeliads, succulents, begonias and more handcrafted plant creations designed by the Gardens world-class horticultural team. Displays throughout the Gardens include sculptured flamingos, giant bromeliad hanging spheres, a sweeping poinsettia pinwheel of color and a succulent tree. Holidays at the Historic Leu House Museum will showcase traditional holiday designs that sparkle and shine in every room of the historic home for a truly nostalgic holiday experience.  The Holiday Gnome Hunt will provide hours of entertainment as visitors can delight in searching the Gardens for our special gnome friends.

Dazzling Nights will transform the Gardens into a glittering wonderland of one million shining light creations, displays and immersive holiday experiences for the whole family. Created by our partners at Creative City Project and Memoir Agency, the Gardens comes to life at night with a journey through beacons of light, a dazzling 30-feet shimmering gold tree, Moroccan lanterns, a tunnel of 10,000 lights, whimsical tree lights, laser shows, glowing pathways and nightly snowfall with music, food, and fun for the holidays. Evenings include the opportunity to walk through the Gardens gleaming with light as you sip on holiday beverages and treats.

“We are thrilled to offer a bigger and brighter event this year as we celebrate the winter season,” states, Jennifer D’hollander, Harry P. Leu Gardens Executive Director.  “We cannot wait to host the Central Florida residents, winter travelers, friends and families this holiday season for any number of activities day or night.”

“Every year Dazzling Nights continues to grow as our guests enjoy these family moments to cherish for a lifetime,” states Heide Evans, Creative City Project executive director.  “This year’s Dazzling Nights features a stunning, one-of-a-kind light show as well as timeless favorites such as laser lights, snow, and interactive opportunities for every age. We’re keeping this annual tradition fresh and exciting for repeat visitors, as well as first-time guests!”


Sponsors and media partners who help make Holidays at Leu Gardens and Dazzling Night possible include the City of Orlando, Visit Orlando, Advent Health, United Arts of Central Florida, Orange County Arts & Cultural Affairs Program, WUCF Public Media, Orlando Sentinel Media Group, and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture.

Harry P. Leu Gardens daytime holiday activities are included with general admission during normal operating hours.  Dazzling Nights requires a separate admission ticket for entry and are only available for purchase online.


Tickets are now on sale for Dazzling Nights. Visit: Tickets are timed for entry and start at $22 for adults, $19 for children ages 3-13 and free under 3 years of age. Guests are encouraged to purchase tickets early, as dates are likely to sell out quickly. Tickets are non-refundable. Limited paid onsite parking is $15/car and complimentary offsite parking is available via shuttle at Audubon Park K-8 School located at 1500 Falcon Drive, Orlando, Florida 32803.


Dazzling Nights light displays include bright lights, flashes, flicker of lights and music in which some individuals may be sensitive to experiencing.  special low sensory night is planned for Tuesday, December 5, 2023 and details are coming soon to the website.  Visit:


About Harry P. Leu Gardens

Harry P. Leu Gardens is owned and operated by the City of Orlando, Orlando Venues Department and was established in 1961 to preserve and share fifty (50) acres of botanical flora and fauna, with over forty different plant displays and collections for the public to visit daily, seasonal outdoor exhibits, educational programming, special events, and is one of Orlando’s premier wedding and private event venues.   General admission is $15/person, $10/children under 18, and Free for children under 4, active military, and members.  Parking is free and the Gardens is accessible for persons with disabilities, wheelchairs, and strollers.  For more information contact Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 North Forest Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32803.  407.246.2620 |

About Creative City Project

Started in 2012, Creative City Project is a 501(c)3 non-profit which began as artists performing on street corners and in plazas around Downtown Orlando.  Today, Creative City Project is fulfilling its mission to cultivate a thriving arts community in Central Florida through a more profound sense of ownership and care for Orlando amongst its residents while shaping the global perception of The City Beautiful, which is known for its innovation and creativity.  Creative City Project is fully committed to inspiring Central Florida’s audiences and helping guests live a life of creativity and adventure while connecting them with meaningful arts experiences on an annual basis. | FB@CreativeCityProject | IG@CreativeCityProject | YouTube@CreativeCity Project | LinkedIn@CreativeCityProject

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