November 17, 2022
Celebrate the Holidays with FPL SolarNow
Are you ready for the holidays? FPL SolarNow is celebrating the season with festively lit solar trees, arts and crafts, and fun-filled holiday events that are perfect for the whole family.
This holiday season, we’re thankful for the role solar plays in creating clean energy that benefits us all. As part of FPL SolarNow, over 70+ locations across Florida have been transformed into living classrooms to teach communities, including future generations, about the benefits of solar. Seeing these innovative solar structures up close is just one way to learn about and appreciate the world’s most important source of energy.
We hope you join us in the holiday cheer!
Our Solar Trees Light Up, Too!
You may be lighting your own Christmas tree or decorating your house with sparkling lights, but our solar trees are also shining in the night sky with dazzling lights. Make sure to check out select FPL SolarNow locations to see these unique, innovate structures in your own backyard, including Babcock Ranch, Zoo Miami, Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science, Palm Beach International Airport, ArtsPark at Young Circle, Exploration Tower at Port Canaveral, and Riverfront Veterans Memorial Park.
“Sunny” the Solar Tree is in the Holiday Spirit
Have you met Sunny at one of our locations across Florida? Now, you can create your own masterpiece featuring the virtual, “talking” solar tree with our downloadable coloring pages, inspired by the holidays and our partner locations.
On your next visit to your local park, zoo or museum, let Sunny show you how the rays from the sun can be turned into solar energy! Through augmented reality and 3D imagery, you can learn all about how solar panels work and FPL’s commitment to bring more solar power to Florida.
‘Tis the Season with Fun Events at Our Partner Locations
Whether you’re rockin’ around the Christmas tree or spinning dreidels this December, there is an event hosted by an FPL SolarNow partner near you.
Tree Lighting at St. Augustine Distillery
Visit the St. Augustine Distillery on November 18, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. for a tree lighting ceremony and local holiday shopping event. Take a tour of the distillery and sample local spirits while you learn about solar energy. Afterward, shop and support local vendors while enjoying the festive sights and sounds.
Zoo Lights at Palm Beach Zoo
Palm Beach Zoo’s must-see illuminating event lights up this holiday season on select nights from November 18, 2022, through January 1, 2023, from 6 – 9 p.m. While the animals slumber, the Zoo will dazzle with more than one million eco-friendly LED lights, creating a festive glow along its tropical pathways. Be bright with cheer and take photos of Santa, listen to a DJ playing holiday tunes, enjoy sweet treats and more.
Winter Wonderland Laser Lights & Bites at Cox Science Center and Aquarium
On November 25, December 16, 23 and 30, from 6 – 9 p.m., stop by the Cox Science Center and Aquarium for their annual Winter Wonderland Laser Lights & Bites. This event is bound to spread some cheer as families can sing and dance along to holiday favorites, explore outdoor exhibits, mini golf, and enjoy entertainment with dazzling lights, science-themed activities and food trucks.
Zoo Lights at Zoo Miami
Zoo Miami will open at night for a special holiday event with one million bright, animal-shaped lights and dazzling tree lights. Experience Zoo Lights on select nights from November 25 through December 30. Enjoy Snowman’s River Boat Rides (additional charge applies), arts and crafts, holiday music, appearances by Santa, and much more!
North Pole Drive Thru at Reed Canal Park
Reed Canal Park is giving Volusia County the chance to drive through the North Pole and see Santa on December 2 from 6 – 8 p.m. Treats will be given along the way, and you can see solar energy up close by visiting four solar trees throughout the park. Join the fun by entering the wintry wonderland at 919 Reed Canal Road.
Tree Lighting at Babcock Ranch
Babcock Ranch is kicking off the holiday season with the Fifth Annual Tree Lighting in Founder’s Square on December 2 from 6 – 9 p.m. This free celebration will feature holiday songs by a local choir, food trucks, hot chocolate and an appearance by Santa Claus himself! Join this solar-powered community as they make spirits and lights bright under our many solar trees in the square.
Holiday Parade at Palm Bay City Hall
The biggest holiday parade on the Space Coast is returning to Palm Bay City Hall on December 3 from 6 – 9 p.m. While enjoying the three-mile parade featuring dozens of brightly lit floats, bands and cheer squads, be sure to stop by one of our three solar trees which help provide clean energy all season long. The parade will begin at the Eastern Florida State College campus and head north on San Filippo Drive, where it will then move west on Malabar Road and end at Minton Road, in front of City Hall.