All You Need to Know About Christmas in Mount Dora 2021

All You Need to Know About Christmas in Mount Dora 2021

The holiday season is upon us and that means it’s time to get festive! If you’ve been searching for a way to celebrate Christmas in Mount Dora, then look no further!  We have put together thorough list that covers all things Christmas in Mount Dora and the surrounding towns.  Special events, lightshow displays, where to find santa…we’ve got it all and so much more!  

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Special Holiday Events

Although the holidays are the busiest season of the year, it’s a great time to create traditions and make memories.  We are so fortunate to have a lively community with so many opportunities to do just that.  Grab your calendar and take a look at the list below.  

Special Holiday Events
Tavares Christmas Celebration & Parade

Location:  Tavares Square    More Info Here
Date:  December 4, 2021.    Time:  3 – 9 pm    

Holiday Plaid in the Park

Location:  Sunset Park, Mount Dora    More Info Here
Date:  December 11, 2021    Time:  5 – 9 pm   

Mount Dora 5K and Half Marathon

Location:  Donnelly Park, Mount Dora    More Info
Date:  December 18 – 19, 2021

Festivals on the Farm

So Christmas in Florida isn’t exactly magical, but we do have other perks.  One of which is the perfect winter temperatures for outdoor festivals.  Get out and enjoy the fresh air this season!

Holidays on the Farm

Santa Photos and Sightings

You don’t want to miss a visit with Santa!  Check out all of the great events where you will find Santa this year.  

Photos with Santa
Photos with Santa

Location:  Lake Square Mall    More Info
Date:  November 26 – December 31, 2021

Free Pictures with Santa in Tavares

Location:  Wooton Park, Tavares    More Info
Date:  December 11, 2021    Time:  10 am – 12 pm

Santa Tours by Mount Dora Police Department

Santa Tour Routes ⛄️🚨   More Info Here

November 29th Day 1:
West – Normandy Drive, Overlook Drive, Hillside Drive, Hilltop Drive, Dogwood Mountain, Downtown, Hammock Oaks Apartments, Eudora Chase Subdivision, Spring Harbor Apartments, Village Grove Subdivision, Tri-Cities Shopping Plaza, Walmart, Chick-Fil-A, & Target

November 30th Day 2:
Northeast – Northeast Community, Bristol Lakes Apartments, Country Club of Mount Dora, Loch Leven Shopping Plaza

December 1st Day 3:
Southeast – Donnelly Park, Downtown, South Simpson Street, South Rhodes Street, South Rossiter Street, Cobble Hill Subdivision, Dorset Subdivision, Overlook Subdivision, Chautaqua Subdivision, & South Clayton Street

December 2nd Day 4:
Communities North of 441 – Loch Leven Subdivision, Lancaster at Loch Leven Subdivision, Lakes of Mount Dora, Summerview Subdivision, Summerbrooke Subdivision, & Elevate 155 Apartments

Every night will be streamed live via FB to show where we are and the upcoming neighborhoods and streets.

Holiday Shows & Performances

Getting dressed up for a holiday show is one of the joys of the season.  Check out the list and buy tickets in advance!

Holiday Shows and Performances
The Nutcracker

Location:  Mount Dora Community Building   
Date:  December 4 & 5, 2021    More Info Here 

A Christmas Carol: A New Musical

Location:  The State Theatre
Date:  December 3-12, 2021    More Info Here 

It's a Wonderful Life

Location:  The State Theatre
Date:  December 18 & 19, 2021    More Info Here 

Some Enchanted Evening

Location:  Sonnentag Theatre
Date:  November 12 – December 12    More Info Here 

A Christmas Carol

Location:  Melon Patch Player
Date:  December 3-19    More Info Here 

Support Local, Shop Local

Keep our small towns small and shop local this year!  We have scoured the internet to find great local vendors that provide unique gifts!  We promise you won’t be disappointed.  Check out our Shop Local Post!

Christmas Lights Installation

Who doesn’t love a beautifully lit home this time of the year?  Although decorating outdoors can be fun, it can also be a bit stressful if you’re not one for heights or are a bit short on time.   To solve this problem, we have scoured the internet for the most highly recommended service provider who offer this service!  **Please note that we have not personally used these services and are not held liable.

Find the Perfect Christmas Tree

Santa's Farm

35317 Huff Rd.
Eustis, FL 32726
Dates & Details Here

Sunsational Farms

40541 Roger Giles Rd.
Umatilla, FL 32784
November 27, 2021
Details Here

Graham's U Pick

14803 Lake Yale Rd.
Umatilla, FL 32784
November 27, 2021
Details Here

The Crazy Acres Farm

19341 Saltsdale Rd.
Umatilla, FL 32784
December 4, 2021
Details Here

Ocala National Forest

Avoid the crowds and the expense!  Get a permit and cut your own Christmas tree from the Ocala National Forest.
Details Here

Corner or SR 44 and CR 452

Christmas tree tent located across from the Lake County Fair Grounds and in front of Crossroads 44.
Map Location Here

Misty Mountain Christmas Tree Farm

22400 County Road 455
Howey in the Hills, FL 34737

Details Here

Corner or SR 44 and CR 452

Christmas tree tent located across from the Lake County Fair Grounds and in front of Crossroads 44.
Map Location Here

Misty Mountain Christmas Tree Farm

22400 County Road 455
Howey in the Hills, FL 34737

Details Here

Corner or SR 44 and CR 452

Christmas tree tent located across from the Lake County Fair Grounds and in front of Crossroads 44.
Map Location Here

Christmas Light Shows & Displays

One of my favorite memories made each Christmas is driving around with hot chocolate looking at Christmas lights.  Use this list as a guide to find the area’s best displays.

Mount Dora Christmas Walk
Photo Credit: https://flic.kr/p/it41T2
29th Annual Christmas Walk

Downtown Mount Dora
More Info Here
Date:  December 3, 2021    Time:  6 – 9 pm 

The Ocala Christmas Light Spectacular

A little drive from Lake County, but offers an impressive drive-through light show!  This is an ongoing event.
Details Here

Lake Christmas Lights

Lake Christmas Lights Facebook Group is a community of locals who share neighborhoods and homes with great light displays!
Join the Group Here

Mount Dora Boating Center and Marina
Photo credit: https://flic.kr/p/dErwWn
Mount Dora Boating Center & Marina

Amazing light display along the shores of Lake Dora.

148 Charles Ave.
Mount Dora, FL 32757
More Info Here

Citrus Tower Light Show

Location:
The Citrus Tower
141 North Hwy 27
Clermont, FL 34711

Light up ceremony will be on Friday, November 26th at 7pm.
The show will then run every night through the end of the year between 6 pm -10 pm.
More Info Here

 

Citrus Tower
https://flic.kr/p/6wx6bw
The HoLedet Show

15635 Turkey Farm Rd, Minneola, FL 34715
More Info Here
It is not confirmed that they will be doing the show again this year.  Check the link for info.

31th Annual Mount Dora Lighted Boat Parade

Location:  Shores of Lake Dora      More Info Here
Date:  December 4, 2021.    Time:  7 – 9 pm
Register to enter your boat here!

Gatewood Gallery of Lights

Location:
1293 Gatewood Ave.
Minneola, FL 34715

More Info Here

The Road to Bethlehem Drive-Thru Experience

Location:
3551 E Orange Ave.
Eustis, FL 32736

More Info Here

Plymouth Hallow Circle Christmas Lights

24127 Plymouth Hallow Cir. Sorrento, FL 32776

Details Here

New Year's Eve

Upcoming Events

Volunteer or Donate

Jacket Drive
Lake County Toy & Food Drive
Randy Young Salon
911 N. Donnelly Street
Mount Dora, FL
Donations accepted till December 18th.”
 
Holiday Pet Food Drive

Collection Dates:  November 26th- January 2nd, 2022

Organized by Perfect Paws Pet Sitting

More Information Here

Lake Cares Food Pantry
More Info Here
2001 W Old US Hwy 441
Mount Dora, FL 32757
Reach out for information about donations and volunteer opportunities.
 
Misfit Spay and Neuter Clinic

Purchase items needed by the clinic. Here’s their Amazon Wishlist

Purchase candles for gifts and support pets in need.  More Information Here

ERA Grizzard Toys for Tots

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