Enchant lights up Tropicana Field again with ‘Reindeer Games’-themed Christmas light maze

The immersive Christmas light maze opens the day after Thanksgiving, Nov. 24, and runs daily through Dec. 31.

click to enlarge Enchant Christmas at Tropicana Field - Photo by Maddi Baptiste/Playbook Public Relations
Photo by Maddi Baptiste/Playbook Public Relations
Enchant Christmas at Tropicana Field
Enchant Christmas is coming back to St. Petersburg for its fourth year, filling Tropicana Field with over a million lights, ice skating and a holiday shopping village. The immersive Christmas light maze opens the day after Thanksgiving, Nov. 24, and
runs daily through Dec. 31.

This year’s theme is "Reindeer Games," which features a scavenger hunt through the
light maze to find missing magic bells from Santa’s sleigh. The bells were taken by a
group of mischievous forest animals, who want the chance to fly Santa’s sleigh instead
of their reindeer friends.

The maze features the return of massive reindeer light displays, which were part of
2019’s "The Great Search," as well as the 100-foot “Everwhite” Christmas tree

There’s also the 450,000-square-foot blackout curtain that turns the inside of Tropicana Field into a winter wonderland with a twinkling North Pole sky.

New this year is an installation of RGB lights that showcase patterns and figures moving from one side of the field to the other. There are also plenty of new and interactive light sculptures and a starry night chandelier effect over the maze, which offers no bad views all around Tropicana Field.
Event Details

Enchant Christmas

Through Dec. 31

Tropicana Field 1 Tropicana Dr., St. Petersburg St. Pete

Enchant’s now annual holiday event has proven to be a boon for Tropicana Field and a destination experience for the city of St. Petersburg. Last year, Mayor Ken Welch
declared opening day, Nov. 25, 2022, “Bright Friday” to recognize the event’s
celebration of the holiday season and local businesses.

Economics and logistics aside, as a local, it’s great to see Tropicana Field utilized
during the Rays’ off-season. During Enchant, the 33-year-old stadium is the prettiest it’s ever been. And with a shiny new ballpark in the works, we hope there will still be space for the “World’s Largest Christmas Light Maze” and its signature light bulb cocktails.

Tickets for Enchant Christmas, which is at Tropicana Field in St. Pete through Dec. 31, start at $34 for adults with several add-ons and upgrades available.

To manage crowd flow, you pick a time slot when you buy tickets. Enchant will open as
early as noon on select weekend days, and during the week will open at 5:30 p.m.
There are also night owl tickets available that allow entry as late as 9:30 p.m.

Add-ons and upgrades include ice skating ($15), a buffet dinner ($55) and VIP ($25 per
adult), which includes express entry, access to the VIP lounge, a beverage and a
souvenir gift.

It’s highly recommended that you purchase a parking pass ($15 and up) with your ticket ahead of time.

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Freelance contributor Chelsea Zukowski is a Tampa Bay native who started her journalism career in 2014 at the Tampa Bay Times, working her way up from editorial assistant to entertainment reporter and copy editor. After four years in print, she moved on to broadcast as a digital producer with 10 Tampa Bay-WTSP,...
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