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Local Events This Holiday Season


I am BACK! I was never far, however, I failed to get a post up for 2 weeks. Let’s blame it on being 9 months pregnant and move on, shall we? Great! I would normally be posting a #FreshListingFriday today, but I am switching it up this week to bring you a list of all the Local Events going on for the Holiday Season! (Events in no particular order.)


Cookies with Santa

Sat, Dec 9, 2017 10:00am – 12:00pm Come get pictures with Santa and enjoy cookies. This free event is hosted by Eustis Historical Museum Location: The Clifford House 536 N. Bay Street Eustis,  FL 32726.

‘Night of Lights’ at Waterman Village

Thu, Dec 14, 2017 6:00pm – 8:00pm Waterman Village Retirement Community is holding its first annual ‘Night of Lights’, where the general public can drive through the community to see their Christmas lights. Location: Waterman Village 445 Waterman Avenue, Mount Dora, FL 32757

Holiday Concert

Thu, Dec 14, 2017 7:00pm – 9:00pm This is an annual city-sponsored concert to benefit Lake Cares Food Pantry. This is a free event. Location: Mount Dora Community Building 520 North Baker Street, Mount Dora, FL 32757

The Great Songs of Christmas

Sat, Dec 16, 2017 7:00pm – 9:00pm Tenor Edward Bryant will sing wonderful songs of Christmas in this historic Eustis setting. Limited seating  so early ticket purchase is recommended (only a $10.00 donation to Eustis Historical Museum). Location:The Clifford House 536 N. Bay Street, Eustis FL 32726


Children can enjoy free sledding and ice skating in downtown Mount Dora’s Donnelly Park.  There will be a ‘fast pass’ line for the snow slopes available to children with the donation of a canned good or a new unwrapped toy.  The event is free and the fun starts at 5 p.m. and goes until 9 p.m.


Holiday themed trains rides depart from Tavares and go on an hour-long train ride to the North Pole. Tickets can be purchased at the Tavares train station located at 305 Ruby Street in downtown or by calling 352-742-7200. Tickets range from $48 to $182 depending on the class of ticket.

Historical Sydonie Mansion Evening of Lights

Sat,  December 9th 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM 5538 Sydonie Drive, Mount Dora, FL 32757 $30.00 Per Person 90 minute Special Guided Tour with Holiday Music and Treats. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED! Call guest services at 321-236-1534 for more information.

Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra – O’ Holy Night 

Date: Dec 14, 2017 7:30 pm-09:30 pm Duration:2 Hours Epiphany Celebration Anglican Church 1724 South Bay St. (rte 19 N.) Eustis, FL 32726 For tickets and more information: http://www.floridalakessymphonyorchestra.com/

22nd Annual Leesburg Christmas House 

Start: November 24 @ 8:00 am End:December 9 @ 5:00 pm ViaPort Florida 10401 US Hwy 441 Leesburg, FL 34788 United States Phone:352-365-0053 Website: http://ww.leesburgpartnership.com/christmashouse

A Christmas Carol

December 8th-17th, 2017 Melon Patch Theater 311 N. 13th Street, Leesburg, FL 34788. Visit Leesburg Partnership for Event Times.

Nutcracker Christmas Show Spectacular 

December 9 @ 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm Anastassia Ballroom & Dance 32624 Blossom Lane, Leesburg, FL 34788.

2017 Festival of the Trees Presented by Apopka Historical Society

Enjoy the beauty of the season with trees, wreaths and lanterns decorated by local businesses on display in the City Hall Lobby for two weeks from Sunday, December 3 to Sunday, December 17. The trees and wreaths are up for silent auction. City Hall Lobby hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday with extended viewing hours as follows: Thursday, December 7 – 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Saturday, December 9 – 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Sunday, December 10 – 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm Thursday, December 14 – 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Saturday, December 16 – 10:00 am to 3:00 pm Top Tree bidders will be announced at the closing ceremony starting at 5:30 pm on December 17 at City Hall.

41st Annual Foliage Sertoma Club of Apopka Christmas Parade 

Date: December 9, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Location: Parade Route runs northbound on Park Avenue from First United Methodist Church of Apopka to Votaw Road, Apopka, FL 32703.

Holiday Movies in the Park

December 8, 2017 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Location: Kit Land Nelson Park 10 S Forest Avenue, Apopka, FL 32703. Free event. Parking at Edwards Field.

Downtown Mount Dora becomes a free street party at Sunset Park.  Food, music and fireworks.

I hope you find this list of Local Events helpful as you enjoy this Holiday Season!

See you next time…