Every year the community of DeFuniak Springs decorates with millions of lights all around Lake Defuniak - the center of DeFuniak Springs Historic District. The number of lights increases every holiday season so there are well over 3 million Christmas lights and decorations - and mostly old fashioned style. Traditionally, the lights go on the day after Thanksgiving and continue to glow each night until December 31st. The trip is more than worth it as you drive around the lake surrounded by historic homes and view the reflection of millions of lights. Many visitors come every year between Thanksgiving and New Years Eve to see the sights and scenes on display. Trees laden with thousands of lights illuminate hand-painted figures, the nativity, Santa’s elves, whimsical penguins, dinosaurs, reindeer, palm trees, jumping dolphin, a tribute to the military and too many lighted scenes to name. The display opens each evening from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and admission is only $3 per person, with children 6 and under free. Season passes for unlimited viewing of the dazzling display are available for $35. Directions: From Hwy. 90 West, turn right onto U.S. 331 South. Turn left at the first red light (Live Oak Avenue). Follow this to the entrance of Christmas Reflections. From Hwy 90 East, turn left at the red light onto U.S. 331 South. Turn left at the first red light (Live Oak Avenue). Follow this to the entrance of Christmas Reflections. From Interstate 10, go north on U.S. 331 to the fifth red light (Live Oak Avenue). Turn right and follow to the entrance of Christmas Reflections. Photos are by an online blogger visiting the area over the holidays in 2009. She loved the experience and chose to walk around the entire lake rather than drive. Walking, at least part of the way, is the BEST way to see the lake and lights. But, if the weather is cold then driving is perfectly enjoyable.