Legoland plans first Christmas 'Bricktacular'
Being Florida’s newest theme park, Legoland Florida is falling in line like the others with special holiday-themed attractions and a more bedtime-friendly New Year’s Eve party.
Beginning Dec. 5, the Winter Haven theme park opens with a “Christmas Bricktacular” with decorations made of Legos, including a 30-foot Christmas tree made of 270,000 green Lego and Duplo bricks at the park entrance. Santa will be roaming the park (not in one of the old Cypress Gardens hoop skirts we hope) and he will be stationed in the botanical gardens area (which retain the name Cypress Gardens from the closed theme park Legoland was built on) for photos during set times.
The first lighting ceremony will be on Dec. 5, and the park will choose a new family each night to assist with the lighting from Dec. 8 to Dec. 31. Be mindful that Legoland Florida is often closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during this slower time of year, and that includes Dec. 6, 7, 13 and 14.
On Dec. 31, the park will celebrate Kids’ New Year’s Eve with fireworks at “midnight KST – Kid Standard Time,” which would be 7 p.m. here.
To find hours and days the park is open, see www.florida.legoland.com.
PHOTO: Santa Claus and reindeer made of Lego in Berlin, Christmas 2007
--Sharon Kennedy Wynne
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