2021 Dazzling Nights Holiday Lights Spectacular at Leu Gardens in Orlando

Article graphics courtesy by Creative City Project

Press Release by Creative City Project

This Year’s Event Brings a Completely Redesigned, Brand-New Show to Leu Gardens Featuring Epic Lighting Installations, Photo Moments, Live Entertainment and Much More Food

Presented by AdventHealth and Brought to You by Creative City Project and Memoir Agency

Tickets on Sale Now at www.dazzlingorlando.com

Orlando, FL (September 21, 2021) – Orlando’s 50-acre Harry P. Leu Gardens will transform once again into a stunning, winter wonderland featuring a million dazzling lights, shining forests, magical displays, music and beautiful sculptures during “Dazzling Nights” – a family-friendly adventure that gives guests the opportunity to embark on an unforgettable, three-quarter mile, interactive holiday experience.  

Created by the team who brings the IMMERSE Festival to Downtown Orlando every October and presented by AdventHealth, Dazzling Nightsis an awe-inspiring, annual holiday event. 

A few snapshots of the all-new, totally redesigned 2021 adventure include:

  • A forest lit with the flickering of hundreds of hand-made Moroccan lanterns
  • A 7,000 square foot light maze
  • The Leu Gardens Rose Garden comes to life with 150 colored balls of light
  • A forest of neon trees
  • A 65’ long tunnel of 12’ tall stars
  • The finale of snow returns, but this time enhanced by two giant light trees
  • Brand new entertainment and food offerings

This year, guests can also enjoy a great holiday dinner and treats as well, including:

  • A holiday feast of turkey, mashed potatoes, green beans and gravy layered in a cup
  • Turkey, stuffing and cranberry sandwich 
  • Warm minestrone soup in a bread bowl
  • And more!

Dazzling Nights is purposefully designed with our healthcare partner AdventHealth to be inclusive, accessible and safe.  There will also be a sensory-friendly option with adjusted lighting and sound.  This is the first sensory-friendly holiday lighted experience of its kind in Central Florida.  Date and time details will be posted on the event website. 

The outdoor event is designed to ensure adequate social distancing and safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

“It’s time again to be immersed in the wonder of the holidays,” says Creative City Project Executive Director Cole NeSmith.  “We are thrilled to bring back our sold-out, holiday experience of last year with an all-new, completely redesigned show and keep this annual tradition fresh.  Amidst the continuing challenging climate, Dazzling Nights is truly the perfect, safe, ‘must-do’ holiday tradition for the whole family.”

“Following its wildly popular debut at Leu Gardens last year, we’re looking forward to welcoming Dazzling Nights back for an even longer run this year,” says Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer.  “This new holiday tradition offers Orlando residents and visitors alike a unique way to experience our beautiful botanical oasis at night.”

“This year has been incredibly difficult for our community, which makes gathering with friends and family to experience joy and feel whole together more important than ever,” says Sharon Line Clary, Vice President of Strategic Marketing & Communications for AdventHealth.  “We are thrilled to help bring this incredibly special experience to Central Florida for the second year.”

Dazzling Nights recently announced its expansion to Jacksonville, Florida at Jacksonville Arboretum & Botanical Gardens also being held November 19 – January 9.

2021 Dazzling Nights Orlando

LOCATION:  Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 North Forest Avenue, Orlando, FL 32803

DATES:  November 19, 2021 to January 9, 2022.  To ensure the safety of guests, timed entry will take place from 5:30pm-9pm.

TICKETS:  $22 per person, $25 peak nights, purchase at www.dazzlingorlando.com 

PARKING:  On-site parking is available for a small fee. 

LEARN MORE:  www.dazzlingorlando.com 

About Creative City Project

Creative City Project began in 2012 as a group of artists performing on street corners and in plazas around Downtown Orlando.  The event was renamed IMMERSE at the beginning of 2017.  Its mission is three-fold: To cultivate a thriving arts community in Central Florida, to nurture a deeper sense of ownership of and care for Orlando amongst its residents and to shape the global perception of The City Beautiful as one known for innovation and creativity.  In addition to IMMERSE, Creative City Project is committed to helping guests live a life of creativity and adventure by connecting them with meaningful arts experiences throughout the year.  Each Monday, Creative City Project releases “This Week In Art” video series highlighting interesting arts events happening across Central Florida that week.  Additionally, Creative City Project hosts a weekly podcast called “Artrepreneur” focused on helping artists make creativity their career. 

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