Light Up Mount Dora: A Winter Wonderland in Downtown Mount Dora
As the holiday season approaches, the charming town of Mount Dora transforms into a magical winter wonderland, thanks to the annual Light Up Mount Dora event. This beloved tradition illuminates the streets of downtown Mount Dora, bringing joy and festive cheer to both residents and visitors alike. From the grand lighting ceremony at Elizabeth Evans Park to nightly light displays that last through January, Light Up Mount Dora is an event you won’t want to miss.
The Grand Lighting Ceremony at Elizabeth Evans Park
The festivities kick off with a grand lighting ceremony held at Elizabeth Evans Park. This event is the official start to the holiday season in Mount Dora and is a spectacle that draws crowds from all over Central Florida. As the sun sets, the park comes alive with the flip of a switch, lighting up the night sky with hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights. The ceremony often includes live music, food vendors, and activities for kids, making it a family-friendly affair.
Types of Activities
Light Up Mount Dora is not just about the lights; it’s a whole experience. Here are some of the activities you can enjoy:
Caroling and Live Performances
Local choirs and musicians often grace the event with live performances, filling the air with holiday tunes that set the mood for a festive evening.
Food and Beverage Stalls
What’s a holiday event without some delicious treats? Indulge in hot cocoa, freshly baked cookies, and other seasonal goodies from various food and beverage stalls.
Downtown Mount Dora’s shops stay open late during the event, offering unique holiday gifts and souvenirs. It’s a great opportunity to get some holiday shopping done while enjoying the festive atmosphere.
From face painting to a visit from Santa Claus, there are plenty of activities to keep the little ones entertained.
***Pictures with Santa at Sunset Park 6 – 9pm***
Nightly Light Displays Through January
The best part about Light Up Mount Dora is that the lights stay on every night well into January, allowing plenty of time for everyone to experience the magic. The entire downtown area is adorned with lights, from the trees to the rooftops, creating a mesmerizing display that can be enjoyed on a leisurely evening stroll.
Light Up Mount Dora is more than just an event; it’s a cherished tradition that brings the community together in celebration of the holiday season. Whether you’re a local resident or a visitor to the area, the event offers a unique way to experience the spirit of Mount Dora during the most wonderful time of the year.
So mark your calendars and make your way to Mount Dora this winter to bask in the glow of thousands of twinkling lights and partake in festivities that will surely make your holiday season brighter.
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