Florida State Parks are Open for the Holidays

A gazebo at Washington Oaks Gardens State Park is decorated with festive tinsel and ornaments.

Florida State Parks are a great place to celebrate the holiday season.

From visits with Santa to holiday hikes and spectacular light displays, many parks are hosting special holiday events throughout the month of December. Most of Florida’s state parks and trails will be open 8 a.m. to sunset on Wednesday, Dec. 25.

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