November 22, 2022

Local Holiday Events Guide

24 min read| Published On: November 22nd, 2022|

By Kyle Coppola

Local Holiday Events Guide

24 min read| Published On: November 22nd, 2022| 0 Comments|

‘Tis the Season to be Jolly

It’s officially here, the most wonderful time of the year! We’ve compiled some of the best local events for you to enjoy with family and friends this holiday season. So get your ugly Christmas sweater out, put on your candy cane leggings, grab a peppermint mocha latte and go have some fun!

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WHAT’S HAPPENING IN YOUR AREA

CLERMONT NOVEMBER 20 - JANUARY 8

Enchanted Forest of Trees

CLERMONT NOVEMBER 20 - JANUARY 8

5:30 – 9:00 PM

ENCHANTED FOREST OF TREES
Victory Pointe
938 Victory Way, Clermont

Come gaze over 50 trees decorated by local organizations and businesses. You can also write a Letter to Santa to be placed in Santa’s mailbox (available from Nov. 19 – Dec. 19.) 

EUSTIS NOVEMBER 25

Light Up Eustis

EUSTIS NOVEMBER 25

2:00 – 7:00 PM

LIGHT UP EUSTIS
Ferran Park
250 Ferran Park Dr, Eustis

  • Live Entertainment
  • Snow Slide & Snow Fall
  • Photos with Santa
  • Food & Vendors

GROVELAND NOVEMBER 25 - DECEMBER 23

Catherine's Nightmare Before Christmas Maze

GROVELAND NOVEMBER 25 - DECEMBER 23

Friday’s & Saturday’s 6:00 – 10:00 PM

CATHERINE’S NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS MAZE
Lake Catherine Blueberries
5849 Lake Catherine Rd, Groveland

  • Live Music
  • Food Trucks
  • Kids Play Area
  • Fun Photo Ops

LADY LAKE NOVEMBER 25

Christmas Cruise In

LADY LAKE NOVEMBER 25

6:00 – 9:00 PM

CHRISTMAS CRUISE IN
Wayside At Cottom Farm
41407 Edna C Blvd, Weirsdale

Bring your family and friends as we invite our guests to a drive through tour of our Christmas display for one night only.

LEESBURG NOVEMBER 26

Leesburg Christmas Stroll

LEESBURG NOVEMBER 26

12:00 -8:00 PM

LEESBURG CHRISTMAS STROLL
Downtown Leesburg

Stroll through the streets of Historic Downtown Leesburg and see an array of Christmas light displays, browse through the quaint shoppes, live entertainment and see the lighting of the 24’ high Magical Dancing Lights Musical Christmas Tree including a synchronized choreographed Towne Square Display!

MT. DORA NOVEMBER 26

Light Up Mt. Dora

MT. DORA NOVEMBER 26

4:30 – 6:30 PM

LIGHT UP MT. DORA
Donnelly Park, Downtown Mt. Dora

UMATILLA NOVEMBER 26

Sunsational Farms Christmas Festival

UMATILLA NOVEMBER 26

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

SUNSATIONAL FARMS CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL
Sensational Farms
40541 Roger Giles Rd, Umatilla

  • Kids Activities
  • Ice Slide
  • Vendors & Food Trucks
  • Photos with Santa

THE VILLAGES NOVEMBER 26

Brownwood Tree Lighting

THE VILLAGES NOVEMBER 26

4:00 – 9:00 PM

BROWNWOOD TREE LIGHTING
Brownwood Paddock Square

THE VILLAGES NOVEMBER 29

Lake Sumter Landing Tree Lighting

THE VILLAGES NOVEMBER 29

4:00 – 9:00 PM

LAKE SUMTER LANDING TREE LIGHTING
Lake Sumter Landing Towne Square

LADY LAKE NOVEMBER 29 - DECEMBER 31

Christmas at Cottom's Farm

LADY LAKE NOVEMBER 29 - DECEMBER 31

November 29 – December 24
6:00 – 9:00 PM
December 26 – 31
6:00 – 8:00 PM

CHRISTMAS AT COTTOM’S FARM
Wayside At Cottom Farm
41407 Edna C Blvd, Weirsdale

  • Hay Ride Through the Lights Tour
  • Hot Cocoa, Cookies & Vendors
  • Photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus
  • Santa’s Southern Home Tour

ASTATULA DECEMBER 2

Light Up Astatula

ASTATULA DECEMBER 2

6:00 PM

LIGHT UP ASTATULA
13251 Park Avenue, Astatula

CLERMONT DECEMBER 2

Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony

CLERMONT DECEMBER 2

5:30 – 9:00 PM

ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY
Downtown Clermont

  • Live Holiday Music & Dancing
  • Food Trucks & Vendors
  • Carolers
  • Photo Ops with Santa

EUSTIS DECEMBER 2

First Friday

EUSTIS DECEMBER 2

6:00 – 9:00 PM

FIRST FRIDAY
Downtown Eustis

  • Live Music
  • Food Trucks & Vendors
  • Santa in the Park

THE VILLAGES DECEMBER 2

Spanish Springs Tree Lighting

THE VILLAGES DECEMBER 2

4:00 – 9:00 PM

SPANISH SPRINGS TREE LIGHTING
Spanish Springs Towne Square

WILDWOOD DECEMBER 2

Winterfest in Wildwood

WILDWOOD DECEMBER 2

6:00 – 9:00 PM

WINTERFEST IN WILDWOOD
100 North Main Street, Wildwood

  • Pictures with Santa
  • Letters to the North Pole
  • Snow Play
  • Magical Holiday Train

BUSHNELL DECEMBER 3

Christmas on the Frontier

BUSHNELL DECEMBER 3

2:00 – 7:00 PM

CHRISTMAS ON THE FRONTIER
Burgess-Shadbush Nature Center
4101 River Bends Drive

  • Music & Caroling
  • Crafts
  • Frontier Foods
  • General Store

LAKE PANASOFFKEE DECEMBER 3

Christmas on the Frontier

LAKE PANASOFFKEE DECEMBER 3

5:00 PM Lineup
6:00 PM Start

ANNUAL LIGHTED CHRISTMAS BOAT PARADE
Canal at Pana Vista Lodge

LEESBURG DECEMBER 3

Leesburg Christmas Parade

LEESBURG DECEMBER 3

6:00 – 9:00 PM

LEESBURG CHRISTMAS PARADE
Downtown Leesburg

MT. DORA DECEMBER 3

Mt. Dora Christmas Parade

MT. DORA DECEMBER 3

10:00 AM

MT. DORA CHRISTMAS PARADE
Downtown Mt. Dora, Donnelly Street

CLERMONT DECEMBER 3

HOMETOWN PARADE

CLERMONT DECEMBER 3

10:00 AM

HOMETOWN PARADE
Downtown Clermont

TAVARES DECEMBER 3

Sounds of Christmas Parade & Celebration

TAVARES DECEMBER 3

5:00 PM

SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS PARADE & CELEBRATION
Downtown Tavares

LADY LAKE DECEMBER 3

Lady Lake Christmas Parade

LADY LAKE DECEMBER 3

10:00 AM

LADY LAKE CHRISTMAS PARADE
“CHRISTMAS UNDER THE SEA”
Old Dixie Highway, Lady Lake

WEBSTER DECEMBER 3

Webster Christmas Parade & Light Up

WEBSTER DECEMBER 3

5:30 – 9:00 PM

WEBSTER CHRISTMAS PARADE AND LIGHT UP
15 S Market Blvd, Webster

  • Vendors & Food Trucks
  • Live Music
  • Photos with Santa

LEESBURG DECEMBER 4

Light up Venetian Gardens

LEESBURG DECEMBER 4

5:00 – 7;30 PM

LIGHT UP VENETIAN GARDENS
Ski Beach, Leesburg

  • Food & Vendors
  • Hay Rides
  • Lighted Boat Parade 6:15 PM
  • Music & Live Entertainment

EUSTIS DECEMBER 9 - 30

Snowflakes by the Lake

EUSTIS DECEMBER 9 - 30

6:00 – 9:00 PM

SNOWFLAKES BY THE LAKE
Ferran Park
250 Ferran Park Dr, Eustis

Enjoy a peaceful snow fall while watching the million dollar sunset on the lake. Snow fall at the top of every hour until 9:00 PM.

FRUITLAND PARK DECEMBER 9

Hometown Christmas

FRUITLAND PARK DECEMBER 9

5:30 – 9:00 PM

HOMETOWN CHRISTMAS
Downtown Fruitland Park

  • Music & Entertainment
  • Mr. & Mrs. Claus
  • Bounce Houses
  • Food & Vendors

LADY LAKE DECEMBER 9

Light Up Lady Lake

LADY LAKE DECEMBER 9

6:15 PM

LIGHT UP LADY LAKE
Veterans Park (Lady Lake Log Cabin)
106 S. Hwy 27/441

EUSTIS DECEMBER 10

Christmas Time on the Farm

EUSTIS DECEMBER 10

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

CHRISTMAS TIME ON THE FARM
Amber Brooke Farms
36111 County Rd 44A, Eustis

The farms are decked-out with festive decor and ready to welcome you and your family for a fun-filled winter day. Take your picture with Santa, browse the holiday arts & crafts fair, experience fun farm activities, listen to live music, and more!

OXFORD DECEMBER 10, 11, 17 & 18

Christmas at the Farm

OXFORD DECEMBER 10, 11, 17 & 18

December 10, 11, 17 & 18 10:00 AM

CHRISTMAS AT THE FARM
Brown and Brown Farms
13940 U.S. 301, Oxford

  • Kids Activities
  • Hay rides
  • Live Music
  • Photos with Santa & Grinch

MINNEOLA DECEMBER 10

Annual Moonlight Parade

MINNEOLA DECEMBER 10

6:00 PM

ANNUAL MOONLIGHT PARADE
S. Disston Ave, Minneola

SORRENTO DECEMBER 10 & 17

Grinchmas at Puzzle Ranch

SORRENTO DECEMBER 10 & 17

3:00 – 8:00 PM

GRINCHMAS AT PUZZLE RANCH
Puzzle Ranch
33348 CR 437, Sorrento

  • Photos with the GRINCH
  • Pony & Hay rides
  • Live Music
  • Photos with Santa

TREATS WITH SANTA

EUSTIS DECEMBER 3

Cookies with Santa

EUSTIS DECEMBER 3

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

COOKIES WITH SANTA
Eustis Historical Museum
536 N. Bay St., Eustis
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

LADY LAKE DECEMBER 10

Pancake Breakfast with Santa

LADY LAKE DECEMBER 10

9:00 AM

PANCAKE BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
Wayside at Cottom’s Farm
41407 Edna C Blvd, Weirsdale
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

CLERMONT DECEMBER 10 & 11

Breakfast with Santa

CLERMONT DECEMBER 10 & 11

December 10 9:00 AM
December 11 9:00 AM & 10:00 AM

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
Once Upon a Creation Co.
4300 US 27, Suite 207, Clermont
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Grab a delicious hot cocoa or cup of coffee and enjoy a beautiful breakfast with a selection of pastries, fresh fruit and holiday treats.

MT. DORA DECEMBER 11

Breaksfast with Santa and Friends

MT. DORA DECEMBER 11

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA AND FRIENDS
Lil Bit of Life
2920 Robie Ave., Mt. Dora
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

WILDWOOD DECEMBER 16

Cookies with Santa

WILDWOOD DECEMBER 16

6:30 – 8:30 PM

COOKIES WITH SANTA
Wildwood Community Center
6500 CR-139, Wildwood
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

  • Story Time with Mrs. Claus
  • Sugar Cookie & Reindeer Food Making

CHRISTMAS TREE FARMS

HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS

Misty Mountain Christmas Tree Farm

HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS

Monday – Thursday 12:00 – 7:00 PM
Friday – Sunday 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

MISTY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS TREE FARM
Howey-In-The-Hills
41407 Edna C Blvd, Weirsdale

  • Uncut Southern Red Cedar Trees
  • Pre-Cut North Carolina Fraser Fir Trees
  • Handmade Wreaths
  • Specialty-made Jams & Pottery

EUSTIS

Santa's Christmas Tree Forest

EUSTIS

November 19-December 18
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

SANTA’S CHRISTMAS TREE FOREST
35317 Huff Road, Eustis

  • U-Cut & Pre-Cut Christmas Trees
  • Petting Farm & Gift Shop
  • Hay Ride, Zip Line & Activities
  • Good Food & Drinks
  • Visits with Santa

BEYOND THE LOCAL FESTIVITIES

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About the Author: Kyle Coppola

Kyle Coppola was born in Newton, Massachusetts and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communications from Curry College in 2016. After traveling to Florida on a family vacation, he decided he could not get enough of the warm weather and made the move from snowy Massachusetts to central Florida 8 years ago.

For the last decade Kyle has gained valuable experience in social media content creation, marketing and sales, writing, video production, sports announcing and even broadcasting for local radio stations, such as FM 102.9 in The Villages and FM 91.5 in Massachusetts. Every year he volunteers at The Villages Charter High School as a play-by-play sports announcer for the football games as well as a public address announcer for the basketball games, including the annual Battle at The Villages Tournament.

Outside the office Kyle is a husband and father to two beautiful girls along with their cat. In his spare time he likes to spend time with his family, travel, play golf and swim. He is also a huge sports junkie and even bigger motorsports fan and loves to attend racing events when he can.

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