All Holiday Events

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Holiday Meals Bootcamp 101 with Chef Ze Carter

Saturday, November 16, 2019

11 a.m.

At the W.T. Bland Public Library - free event


Light Up Mount Dora 

Saturday, November 30, 2019

4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Pre-show starts at 4:30 p.m. with the switch to all the lights being turned on at 6:30 p.m.  Live entertainment at Donnelly Park including singing, dancing and ending with a countdown to turn on all the lights.  There will even be a visit from Santa!  Make your way to Sunset Park on 4th for the big tree lighting after the City Lights are turned on.

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Lake County Ladies Chorus Songs of Christmas Concert

Saturday, November 30, 2019

11 a.m.

At the W.T. Bland Public Library - free event

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Santa Tour with Mount Dora Public Safety – 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

December 3-5

Mount Dora Police and Fire tour neighborhoods in the city using golf carts, PD vehicles, the Bearcat and a Firetruck, towing Santa in a Sleigh to meet kids, give out candy, stuffed animals and dog treats.  The tour starts downtown the first night with Santa stopping at Donnelly Park for a meet and greet.  It’s a tradition that grew from 1 day to 3!


Locations

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Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at W.T. Bland Public Library

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

4:30 p.m.

Join us for a tree-mendous time singing holiday favorites with the Triangle Elementary children's choir. Enjoy cookies and punch out in the Butterfly Garden, while being serenaded by the Mount Dora Dulcimer Society and our Ukulele Band. Kids can get creative at our ornament making workshop and make Christmas cards with the PAWS Therapy dogs. Watch Santa & Mrs. Claus light the Christmas tree. Meet Margaret and H.A. Rey's storybook character, Curious George.

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Annual Mount Dora Christmas Walk 

Friday, December 6, 2019

5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Free admission to a family friendly street party in downtown Mount Dora featuring live music, dancing, shopping and Santa.  Stroll the streets to enjoy the lights, vendors, live reindeer, and a chance to meet Santa in front of the Sunset Park Tree.

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Annual Christmas Parade 

Saturday, December 7, 2019

10 a.m.

Christmas parade in the streets of downtown Mount Dora at 10:00 a.m.  It's a fun, festive parade down Donnelly Street through downtown Mount Dora featuring clubs, groups, bands, Public Safety and an appearance by Mr. and Mrs. Claus being pulled in their sled!

Want to add your group into the parade?  Please use our Christmas Parade Application

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26th Christmas Lighted Boat Parade

Saturday, December 7, 2019 

7:30 p.m.

Parade begins on Lake Dora, at the Lighthouse on Grantham Point, across from Gilbert Park on Tremain Street and Liberty Avenue, Downtown Mount Dora. Local boat owners compete for best in light show display and originality.

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The Nutcracker Ballet

December 7-8

Mount Dora School of Ballet performing The Nutcracker, a holiday tradition to the music of classical composer Tchaikovsky.  Two performances over the weekend.   Mount Dora Community Building.  www.mountdoralive.com for ticket purchase.

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Christmas Tour of Homes

Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9


Tour Mount Dora homes that are beautifully decorated for the holidays. Come see historic homes decorated with a personal touch to celebrate the holiday season.  This is a self-driving tour to the various homes. Cost is $20 online. Sat. 11 am - 4 pm and Sun. 11 am - 4 pm. For information and tickets, visit the Women’s Committee of Fine Arts of Mount Dora.  Tickets available at www.wcfamountdora.com

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Holiday Concert at the Mount Dora Community Building

Thursday, December 12, 2019 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Lake Concert Band under the direction of John Landers free holiday concert.  This is a donation based concert with all proceeds being donated to the Lake Cares Pantry.  Make Donations at the door.

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Snow in the Park 

Saturday, December 14, 2019

5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

In Donnelly Park, enjoy our ice that is brought in for the kids to enjoy.  All kinds of events, vendors, bounce houses and sledding down the hill at the park.  This is a free event.  This is a family-friendly community oriented event for our residents and visitors.

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Phantasmagoria's Christmas Carol

December 19, 2019

7:30 p.m.

The Mount Dora Library Association presents Phantasmagoria's A Christmas Carol, benefiting your favorite library. The performance will take place at the Mount Dora Community Building and tickets are available online at www.MountDoraLibraryAssn.com. Learn more about Phantasmagoria here: https://www.phantasmagoriaorlando.com/wordpress/

Proceeds benefit the W.T. Bland Public Library


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MDPD Northeast Community Christmas Party

December 21, 2019  10 a.m. to noon

Come Celebrate & have fun at the MDPD Annual Northeast Community Christmas Party at the Martin Luther King Center located on 803 Florida Ave.  There will be an obstacle course game, bounce house, music, and food.  Come meet Santa Claus!


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New Year’s Eve Celebration

December 31, 2019 - 9 p.m.

Say goodbye to 2018 with this free event!  Food, drinks and live music at Sunset Park and 4th Avenue Docks featuring live entertainment, food and fireworks at Midnight!