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Enchant Christmas light maze returning to St. Petersburg’s Tropicana Field

The lights, ice skating and Santa will return, and new this year is a North Pole night sky simulated with thousands of synchronized lights.
The 80-foot lighted pine Christmas tree shone tall in the center of the maze at Enchant Christmas in 2019 at Tropicana Field's massive holiday display. The light maze and village will return Nov. 26-Jan. 2.
The 80-foot lighted pine Christmas tree shone tall in the center of the maze at Enchant Christmas in 2019 at Tropicana Field's massive holiday display. The light maze and village will return Nov. 26-Jan. 2. [ DIRK SHADD | Tampa Bay Times ]
Published Aug. 4

The baseball diamond at Tropicana Field will once again be turned into a twinkling village called Enchant Christmas, the “world’s largest Christmas maze.”

The light maze and village will return Nov. 26-Jan. 2. New this year is a Magical Night Sky, a recreation of a North Pole night sky that will animate thousands of synchronized lights shimmering and dancing across the stadium.

Tickets go on sale in September, a news release said, though it didn’t give exact dates for sales or ticket prices at EnchantChristmas.com.

In the 2019 display, a tunnel of lights at Enchant Christmas at Tropicana Field created a holiday wonderland on the baseball field.
In the 2019 display, a tunnel of lights at Enchant Christmas at Tropicana Field created a holiday wonderland on the baseball field. [ DIRK SHADD | Tampa Bay Times ]

Features will include gliding down the Ice Skating Trail, sampling holiday treats from around the world, visiting the artisan Christmas market and meeting the big man himself, Santa, before stepping into a brilliantly lit Christmas light maze set up in the outfield in St. Petersburg.

Related: What it's like in the 'world's largest Christmas light maze'

Enchant Christmas was a big hit when it opened in 2019, with many sold-out nights.

The outfield featured tunnels of lights to walk through, an 80-foot lighted “pine” tree in the center (it had a steel core), a globe where Santa welcomed kids, ice skating, huge lighted reindeer and switchbacks and mirrored walls to make navigating a little trippy. And there were dressed-up “villagers” throughout who cheerfully posed for pictures and pointed out where to find the giant Rudolph light sculpture.

“We’re thrilled to welcome guests back this holiday season,” said Tampa Bay Rays President Brian Auld.

The lighted tunnel at Enchant Christmas in Tropicana Field was a big hit in 2019. The light maze and village will return Nov. 26-Jan. 2 in St. Petersburg.
The lighted tunnel at Enchant Christmas in Tropicana Field was a big hit in 2019. The light maze and village will return Nov. 26-Jan. 2 in St. Petersburg. [ DIRK SHADD | Tampa Bay Times ]

The company’s website currently has a promotion to win an opening weekend party for eight people. Enter at EnchantChristmas.com.