Probably one of our smartest purchases of 2010, were annual passes to Silver Springs/Wild Waters. We went to Silver Springs in the springtime, and made quite a few trips to Wild Waters over the summer. About an hour and a half away, this is the perfect day trip and we've had a great time every time we've gone.
For Christmas, they were having a special "Festival of Lights," where the park was open from dusk til 8:00 and featured an incredible amount of Christmas lights throughout the entire park as well as carolers and a special lighted boat parade.
Though the evening was much colder than this warm-blooded Florida gal would like, we had a great time. The lights were amazing and it was obvious the team that put it all together had worked very hard. I will say the best part was Outback afterwards with the Thomas fam!