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