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Get in the Holiday Spirit with Flamingo Gardens’ Garden of Lights

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For select dates throughout December, Flamingo Gardens displays tens of thousands of twinkle lights around the Arboretum and Wray Home. While admiring the lights, also check out the plant-life around you—the gardens are home to over 3,000 species of plant. Along the path are interactive snow globes, holiday scenes and crafting stations. At the lovely Flamingo Cafe, guests may treat themselves to holiday goodies and beverages. Check out their site here for more details.

While you’re in town, also make a stop at Sawgrass Mills Rainforest Cafe. The well-known food spot is a fun experience year-round, but even better on December 15th during their special Breakfast with Santa event. The occasion features an extensive holiday buffet, raffles, goodie bags for children, and fun activities for all. Best of all, the big guy himself will make an appearance!