Legoland Florida: Christmas Bricktacular begins Dec. 5

Legoland Florida has announced its first year-end holiday plans. Beginning Dec. 5, the Winter Haven theme park will mark its “Christmas Bricktacular” with decorations, primarily in “The Beginning” and Fun Town areas.

One dominant decoration should be the 30-foot Christmas tree made of 270,000 green Lego and Duplo bricks. It will be erected in The Beginning - a.k.a., the park’s entrance. The first lighting ceremony will take place Monday, Dec. 5., and a family will be selected to assist with the lighting each night from Dec. 8 to Dec. 31.

(Friendly reminder that Legoland Florida, which opened in October, is frequently closed on Tuesdays and Wednesday, including Dec. 6, 7, 13 and 14. )

Santa Claus will be stationed in the botanical gardens area and available for photos.

On Dec. 31, Legoland Florida will celebrate Kids’ New Year’s Eve, which features fireworks at an unusual time — what Legoland refers to as midnight KST or “Kid Standard Time,” more commonly known as 7 p.m. Eastern Time.

The holiday events are included in regular park admission.

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