The Florida Botanical Gardens presents the popular Holiday Lights in the Gardens every evening. In addition to laser lights, flora and fauna displays, and decorated trees, a seven-foot gingerbread house with more than 600 lights, a 30-foot tall white swan and a five-foot tropical parrot have been added to the traditional array of lights lining paths with nightly free entertainment and visits from Santa Claus. 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Suggested donation $2 per person (13 years and older). Special events: Gift and Plant Sale in the Gardens on Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and a dog parade on Dec. 29 starting at 1 p.m.