About This Episode
Dazzling Nights 2021 at Leu Gardens showcases a totally reimagined attraction for the holidays in Orlando. Virtually every facet of the experience is brand new for 2021.
Dazzling Nights 2021 at Leu Gardens is a 3/4 mile journey of awe-inspiring light experiences. Dazzling Nights 2021 at Leu Gardens is a fully expanded and reimagined magical experience for the entire family, the perfect date night and a great time with friends, presented by the City of Orlando, Leu Gardens and Creative City Project – the trusted creators of IMMERSE in Downtown Orlando.
Dazzling Nights at Leu Gardens is an epic journey to immerse you in the wonder of the holidays!
Dazzling Nights 2021 at Leu Gardens features lights, music, and interactive elements to complete the transformation of the 50-acre, Harry P. Leu Gardens into a stunning holiday wonderland. Tickets must be purchased in advance.
For the second year, the City of Orlando, the Creative City Project and Leu Gardens present Dazzling Nights. A three quarter mile journey of awe inspiring light experiences. This year, visitors will experience a completely reimagined attraction, including a massive holiday light maze, an area with 185 hanging Moroccan lanterns and so much more. Join me as I give you a glimpse into the second annual Dazzling Nights at Leu Gardens. Coming up next.
From Downtown Orlando, Leu Gardens is only 4.5 miles north. Nestled on the shore of Lake Rowena. As we enter Dazzling Nights at Leu Gardens, our journey begins with the holiday sounds of a festive holiday band. And the breathtaking grandeur of a Christmas tree towering three stories tall. As we make our way into Leu Gardens for Dazzling Nights, we enter a serene and peaceful yuletide forest, lighting our way with flashes of vibrant color, transforming the gardens into a fairyland of holiday fantasy.
Take in the tranquil stillness and meditate on the hope for good will toward men. This peaceful entry into Dazzling Nights at Leu Gardens is only a taste of the wonders to follow. Just around the bend at Dazzling Nights, we see what seems to be stars that have fallen from the heavens. Moving closer, we come upon the Three Kings Passage, 185 hanging Moroccan lanterns, lighting our way with shining flickers of the spirit of the holidays. After a brief stop for seasonal snacks at Dazzling Nights, we make our way further into Leu Gardens and come upon a joyous sight as our eyes behold a massive holiday maze that challenges us to find the childlike wonder of discovery as we navigate our path through walls of holiday lights. Having found our inner child and the wonder of the season, the stillness of the gardens at Dazzling Nights beckons us toward a line of camphor trees illuminated with brilliant white lights.
And the pathway known as reflections of the heart. Off in the distance are three glowing trees, which remind us that there are miracles of the holiday season all around us. If only we would look for them. Moving further into Dazzling Nights and Leu Gardens, we approach the Rose Garden, which has come to life with beautiful orbs of colored lights that remind us that spirits of holiday seasons past are never far away. Heading toward the end of our journey through Dazzling Nights, we pass through a mesmerizing star field of lights, which offers us the perfect backdrop for holiday photos.
Near the former home of Harry and Mary Jane Lou is a lighted forest of trees and a chance for your young ones to play and experience what it’s like to be in a life sized snow globe. As always, Dazzling Nights at Leu Gardens ends with the promise of a white Christmas in Central Florida. Here, the young and young at heart can bask in the light and love of the holiday season. I hope you’ve enjoyed our tour through this second annual Dazzling Nights at Leu Gardens. Make plans to enjoy this new holiday tradition in Orlando. Happy holidays.