Christmas Reflections 2023

Christmas Lights reflecting off a lake

 It's THE event of the year! Bring the entire family any night of the week or come and stay the weekend in the beautiful, historic DeFuniak Springs, Florida! Come see more than 10 million lights reflect off a perfectly round spring-fed lake glowing in holiday splendor! Enjoy a holiday family tradition that is a delight to all ages as we light up Chipley Park with the annual Christmas Reflection displays. A variety of Victorian, animal, and toy soldier cutouts, Santa’s workshop, and the grandfather clock ticking away are among the thousands of decorations that adorn these historic grounds. This event is orchestrated and hosted by the City of DeFuniak Springs. See below for free holiday special events, markets, and the Festival of Trees which complement this season's light show.  (Thank you to all of the 2023 volunteers, our schedule has been filled, we welcome everyone to volunteer again next year!) Sign up to Volunteer!


  • Day after Thanksgiving to New Year's Eve.
    • Nightly, 7 days a week, 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm.
    • The last car is at 9 pm.  Lights are out by 9:30 pm.
    • As the weather permits.


  • $5 per person
  • Free for children 5 and under
  • Tuesday Discount for Military:  $10 for a carload of up to 6 people
  • Season Passes:
    • Available for $50

Other Related Events:

Festival of Trees - At The Chautauqua Hall of Brotherhood - 20th ANNIVERSARY! Open nightly from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm, November 24th through December, 3rd. The FESTIVAL OF TREES event has wrapped up for 2023!

Photos with SANTA!

Bring the family out to the City of DeFuniak Springs, Visitors Center (on Circle Drive @ The Lake Yard) and get your 2023 photos with Santa Claus, while you visit Christmas Reflections. 

Photos with Santa will be available on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 5:00 PM till 9:00 PM, Nov. 24th through Dec. 23rd, 2023.

Directions: (GPS: 3 Circle Drive, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435)

  • From Pensacola/Crestview:
    Take U.S Highway 90 East; turn right onto U.S Highway 331 South. Turn left onto Live Oak Avenue (first red light); follow the Christmas Reflections entrance path. 
  • From Alabama:
    Take U.S Highway 331 South to DeFuniak Springs; turn left onto U.S. Highway 90 West; turn right onto U.S Highway 331 South. Turn left onto Live Oak Avenue (first red light); follow the entrance to Christmas Reflections.
  • From Tallahassee:
    Take Interstate 10 West to Exit 85 (DeFuniak Springs); turn right onto U.S. Highway 331 going north; turn right onto Live Oak Avenue; follow to the entrance of Christmas Reflections.
  • From U.S. Highway 98:
    Take U.S Highway 331 North; turn right onto Live Oak Avenue (sixth red light); follow the entrance into Christmas Reflections.


Christmas Reflections Information