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Calendar Of Events
December 2014
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Events for December 2014
Nov 8 Dec 5 Plein Art Exhibit
Location: Mount Dora Center for the Arts
Description: Featured artists Helen Avalon and Catherine Hempel
Nov 21 Dec 14 Annie Get Your Gun
Price: varies
Location: Sonnentag Theatre at the Ice House, 1100 N. Unser St, Mount Dora, FL
Description: There's No Business Like Show Business. as Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show presents the love story of sharpshooters Annie Oakley and Frank Butler. Ticket prices and times available at the Box Office 352-383-4616 (Open Tues-Fri 1-5PM)
1-5 Santa Switchboard Now Accepting Call Requests through December 5th, 2014!!
Description: The Mount Dora Parks and Recreation department has joined in with the elves and reindeers to make special arrangements for Santa to telephone your children! Santa will be calling children, eight years of age and younger. For information contact Parks & Rec. at 352-735-7183. Actual calls will be made Tuesday, December 9th, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM & Wednesday, December 10th, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
1-12 Mount Dora Fire Department Participates In Toys For Tots Drive
Location: The Mount Dora Fire Department
Description: The Mount Dora Fire Department is again this year a Toys for Tots drop off facility. New and unwrapped toys can be donated now through December 12. Donation boxes have been placed at both the fire department and police department lobbies. For more information, please contact the Mount Dora Fire Department at (352) 735-7122.
1-31 The Cannonball Christmas Express Steam Train!
Time: 5th - 7th & 12th - 14th & 16th - 23rd
Price: Check each date
Location: Tavares Train Station
Description: Throughout December of 2014 Departs the Tavares Train Station nightly Santa will board the train at the North Pole to visit with kids of all ages and present each child with a gift. Add Santa's elves and you have a special evening filled with fun and inspiration for life long memories of all ages. This 50 minute trip is great family entertainment!
1 Lose Wieght Live GREAT Seminars
Time: 7-8 PM
Price: Free
Location: Wallace Fitness-252 N Donnelly St. Ste B
Description: Wallace Fitness and the team of health coaches will teach an entirely new approach to well-being based on creating health, rather than reacting to illness. You'll learn healthy habits and adopt a healthier lifestyle, which will help you toward a lifetime of Optimal Health
1 "Toys for Tots Drive"
Location: Mount Dora Fire Department and/or Police Department - N. Donnelly St - Mount Dora
Description: The Mount Dora Fire Department is again this year a 'Toys for Tots' drop off facility. New and unwrapped toys can be donated now through Dec 12. Donation boxes have been placed at both the fire department and police department lobbies.
Extra Info: For more info contact the Mount Dora Fire Department @ 352-735-7122
1 "Christmas Light Tour"
Time: 7 pm
Location: Historic Lakeside Inn - Mount Dora
Description: Thursdays and Fridays throughout December and January. Mount Dora is transformed into a "City of Light" with the illumination of over 3 million lights throughout Old Mount Dora. The lights mix with many stories of Christmas past as told by your tour guide on this walking tour.
1 "Mount Dora Taste of our Town Guided Food Tour"
Time: 2 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Departing from Mount Dora Chamber of Commerce at Sunset Park
Description: Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday in December. A guided food and wine tour of Mount Dora's fabulous restaurants, bistros, wine bars, and more and all with a dash of history.
1 "Rusty Anchor Christmas Lights on the Lake Tours"
Time: Departs nightly
Price: see below
Location: At the end of 4th Ave @ Lake Dora - Mount Dora
Description: Departs dock twice nightly. Hot cider and cookies. $25 for the 1 hour tour and $35 for the 1.5 hour tour per person ($15 for kids)
Extra Info: Reservations are required
1 "Premier Christmas Boat Tour"
Time: Sunset every day
Location: Premier Boat Tours - Departs the docks @ Lakeside Inn - Mount Dora
Description: Hot apple cider and cookies while you enjoy natural beauty and seasonal displays along the lakefront.
Extra Info: Reservations required - 352-434-8040
3-7 "Grand Opening Fundraiser"
Location: Jersey Mikes Subs - 17256 US Highway 441 - Mount Dora
Description: BE A SUB ABOVE! Join in support of this great charity for Florida Hospital Waterman.
Extra Info: for more info visit www.jerseymikes.com
4 "The Lincolns: the Story of Our Lives"
Time: 2 pm
Price: Free
Location: W.T.Bland Library, Donnelly St., Mount Dora
Description: A living history presentation by Larry Elliott as Abraham Lincoln and featuring Mary Elliott as Mary Todd Lincoln. Mr Elliott portrays Mr Lincoln in the first person, from his humble roots in Kentucky, to growing up in Indiana, to becoming a self-taught lawyer in Illinois, to becoming our 16th President who preserved the Union and freed the salves, to his untimely death at Ford's Theatre.
Extra Info: This free program is being underwritten by the Mount Dora Library Association. For additional information, call 352-735-7180 option 5
4 "Holiday Pops Community Concert"
Time: 7 pm
Price: FREE
Location: St Edwards Episcipal Church - 5th Ave & Grandview St - Mount Dora
Description: The Mount Dora Jazz Orchestra will perform your favorite Christmas Pop tunes from Harry Connick, Jr., Count Basie, Mel Torme, Les Brown, and others.
4 "18th Annual Library Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony"
Time: 4:30 pm
Price: See Below
Location: W.T. Bland Public Library - N. Donnelly St. - Mount Dora
Description: While we can't promise you snow, we can promise you gingerbread, Christmas carols, candy canes, cookies and punch. There will be a special performance by the Mount Dora School of Ballet and Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive to lead everyone to the Library's Christmas tree and with a wave of his hand turn on the Christmas tree lights. In addition you can make holiday ornaments with the PAWS Therapy Dogs after the Christmas Tree Lighting.
Extra Info: Please bring a nonperishable food item to donate to the Lake Cares Food Pantry or a new toy or new clothing to donate to Mount Dora's Adopt-a-Child or Two program. Pet food is also appropriate and will be donated to the Lake County Humane Society or the Feline Adoption Society. For additional information, call 352-735-7180 option 5
Dec 4 Jan 3 CHRISTMAS TOUR OF LIGHTS WALKING TOUR - Tickets sold at the Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce 352.383.2165 or www.mountdora.com
Time: 7pm MOST THURSDAYS & FRIDAYS
Price: $5 - $10
Location: Tour begins in the lobby of the Lakeside Inn 100 N. Alexander St. Mount Dora
Description: See over 3 million lights as your tour guide takes you on a theatrical illuminated adventure. Mount Dora is transformed into a "City of Light" with the illumination of over 3 millions lights throughout Old Mount Dora. The lights mix with many stories of Christmas past.
5 MOUNT DORA CHRISTMAS WALK
Time: 6-9pm
Location: Downtown Mount Dora
Description: A holiday street party with music, Santa and shopping.
5 Friday Street Party
Time: 6-10 pm
Location: Eustis, Florida
5-7 "16th Annual Fibers Arts Show & Sale"
Time: SEE BELOW
Location: The Lakeside Inn, 3rd & Alexander, Mount Dora
Description: Friday - Dec 5th - 9 am to 8 pm Saturday - Dec 6th - 10 am to 6 pm Sunday - Dec 7th - 10 am to 2 pm All items are handcrafted by our members. Demonstrations of fiber techniques during the show.
5 "Cannonball Christmas Express"
Time: 4pm,5pm,6:15pm & 7:15pm
Price: $27 adults/$20 (4-12)/Free (under 4)
Location: Departs from Tavares Train Station
Description: Climb on board the Cannonball Christmas Express for a trip to see Santa! Enjoy singing, hot chocolate, cookies, and elves on board our century old train. Santa will join us with a special gift for each child. A magical holiday treat for the whole family!
5-7 "Winter Art Show of the Mount Dora Art League"
Time: SEE BELOW
Price: FREE
Location: Congregational Church Fellowship Hall - Donnelly St & 7th Ave - Mount Dora
Description: You are cordially invited to attend the Winter Art Show. TIMES: Friday - 4 pm to 8 pm / Saturday - 10 am to 6 pm / Sunday - 12 noon to 4 pm.
5 "Parking for 'Christmas Walk'"
Price: $10.00
Location: Villa Dora Condominiums - McDonald St & 7th Ave - Mount Dora
Description: UPPER LEVEL ONLY! A resident will oversee the lot until event is over (weather permitting).
5 Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra Christmas Concert
Time: 7:30pm
Price: $15-$42
Location: St Patricks Catholic Church, 6803 Old Highway 441 S
Description: Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra Christmas Concert featuring the participation of the Mount Dora School of Ballet in the Nutcracker Suite. One Show Only. Call 352-589-1500 for more info.
5 "Tour & Food at the Donnelly House"
Time: 6 pm to 9 pm
Location: Masonic Lodge - N. Donnelly St - Mount Dora
Description: Join the Men of Mount Dora Masonic Lodge at the Donnelly House for the Annual Christmas Walk. Tour the historic Donnelly House, hot chocolate & pictures with Santa. Our food prices are: Homemade Chili $3. - Hamburgers $3 - Hot Dogs $2 - Drinks $1
Extra Info: For more info call 352-483-1233
5 "A Saxxy Holiday with Alan Darcy at the Winsor Rose"
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Windsor Rose - 142 W. 4th Ave - Mount Dora
Description: This will be quite an evening full of holiday cheer and MOMENTUM with a Christmas Walk in downtown Mount Dora and Alan Darcy in the house. Alan is a composer, artist and sax-maniac! His performances are legendary whether he is featured within a group or as a solo artist. The Windsor is proud to present a Holiday show with Alan where he can bend his "Ho-Ho-Ho" with a smooth saxsation! We may hear sleigh bells ringing or the saxophone singing its true - whatever the weather it will be a lovely saxophone holiday with you!
Extra Info: For reservations call: 352-735-2551
5 "Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra Christmas Concert"
Time: 7 pm
Location: St Patricks Catholic Church - 6803 Old Highway 441 S - Mount Dora
Description: Featuring the participation of the Mount Dora School of Ballet in the Nutcracker Suite. One show only.
Extra Info: for more info call 352-589-1500
6-7 CHRISTMAS TOUR OF HOMES
Price: $15
Location: Downtown Mount Dora
Description: Tour six Mount Dora homes that are beautifully decorated for the holidays. This is a self-driving tour to the various homes. Tickets can be purchased through the Mount Dora Center for the Arts 138 E Fifth Ave Mount Dora. Please contact Sandie Moery 352 735-4324 or Karen Race 904 742-8312.
Extra Info: Mount Dora Homes are as follows: 100 S. Tremain, Building E2 - 2771 Lake Shore Dr - 1600 E. Crooked Lake Dr - 8832 Bridgeport Bay Circle - 2120 Park Forest Blvd - 5011 Greenbriar Trail
6 "Cookbook Cafe"
Time: 9 am to 1 pm
Price: Entry
Location: W.T.Bland Public Library - N. Donnelly St - Mount Dora
Description: Mount Dora GETS COOKING @ the Library...! The Cookbook Caf celebrates local cooks and their books. Community and church groups, chefs and authors are encouraged to participate just in time for the holidays! The showcase is limited to TWENTY (20) groups and authors. There is no charge for entry and books may be sold. A tasting of a recipe from the book is requested from each participant.
Extra Info: The deadline for entry is NOVEMBER 6, 2014. or until the roster is filled. To enter contact: garryl@ci.mount-dora.fl.us or call 352-735-7180 ext. 5
6 54th Annual Mt Dora Christmas Parade
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Donnelly Street
Description: Celebrate Christmas on the Lake. Sponsored by the Mount Dora Lions Club, Mount Dora Community Trust and the City of Mount Dora. Come Join the fun. We are collecting can goods from all the entries and viewers to be donated to Lake Care. Parade Chairman Terry Jaskins. terryjaskins@gmail.com
6 24th Annual Christmas Lighted Boat Parade
Time: 7pm
Price: Free
Location: Originates at Lighthouse, Grantham Point, Mount Dora, Florida
Description: It wouldn't be Christmas without a lighted boat parade! It's always been a fun event for both participates and spectators alike. There's just something special about the lights reflecting off the water that sets this event apart. It follows a day long holiday celebration in Mount Dora that starts with the Lions Club Christmas Parade, shopping, and holiday activities in the park with the Lighted Boat Parade as the grand finale.
6 "WT Bland Library Chess Club"
Time: 10 am - 12 pm
Price: FREE
Location: W.T.Bland Library, 1995 N. Donnelly St., Mount Dora
Description: All ages and skill levels are welcome every 1st and 3rd Saturdays. For more information contact Al Bascombe @ 352-455-9298 or 352-735-7180
6 Wallace Fitness Vitality Walk
Time: 7:30am-8:20am
Price: FREE to the public
Location: Starts in front of Wallace Fitness (252 N. Donnelly St., Mount Dora, FL)
Description: Join us for this rejuvenating, energizing, calorie burning and soul cleansing walk we conduct for our lovely community as compliments of Wallace Fitness.
6 "Cannonball Christmas Express"
Time: 4pm,5pm,6:15pm & 7:15pm
Price: $27 adults/$20 (4-12)/Free (under 4)
Location: Departs from Tavares Train Station
Description: Climb on board the Cannonball Christmas Express for a trip to see Santa! Enjoy singing, hot chocolate, cookies, and elves on board our century old train. Santa will join us with a special gift for each child. A magical holiday treat for the whole family!
6 "Christmas on the Caligarii"
Time: 7:00 pm
Price: $15 to $20
Location: Modernism Museum - 145 4th Ave - Mount Dora
Description: A little jazz.....A little Christmas......A night of wonderment. By internationally performing Jazz musicians - Per & Tamara Danielsson - featuring Wendell Castle's Caligari Piano. Doors open at 6:45 PM. Presented by Main Street Leasing.
Extra Info: More Info: 352-385-0034 or visit: www.modernismmuseum.org
6-7 Off The Beaten Path FLORIDA ARTS TOUR
Location: Mount Dora, Eustis, Tavares, Sorrento, Umatilla & Leesburg, Florida
Description: Self-guided cultural adventure through Central Florida. 35+ Professional and Guest Artists represented via 17 Tour Stops (studio/art centers/art museum/artist's co-op/nature center) Visit with artists in their unique "off the beaten path" studios. Offering fine art, fine American crafts, demonstrations and information on art classes/workshops-for art lovers, collectors, and holiday shoppers. www.floridaartstour.com. Sponsored in part by private & corporate patrons and Lake County Tourism.
6 "BJ Thomas - A Mount Dora Christmas" PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS AT THE MOUNT DORA AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 352.383.2165 OR WWW.MOUNTDORA.
Time: 7 pm
Price: $50 - $60 - $70
Location: Mount Dora Community Building - Mount Dora
Description: BJ Thomas - BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND.....Christmas in Mount Dora. Sold over 70 million records - Five Time Grammy Winner Also featuring Jeff Whitfield and Marc Z
Extra Info: "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on my Head" "Hooked on a Feeling" and many more!
6 DECEMBER CHAMBER RIDE! Grab your bike & let's go!
Time: 8:30am-11:30am
Location: Meet at the Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce 341 N. Alexander St. Mount Dora
Description: Date: Saturday Dec. 6th Time: 8:30am - 11:30am Route: Three Bob's Route / 40 miles Pace: B, no-drop Bring: Cash for munchies at a local cafe after the ride
6 "Alexander Gandia Cooking Class"
Time: 6:00 pm
Price: $40.
Location: Pisces Rising - 239 W. 4th Ave - Mount Dora, Fl
Description: Take part in Chef Alexander Gandia's invigorating cooking class where you still learn how to make cultivating dishes such as Pork and Apple Meatballs, Vegetable Linguini and Butternut Squash Gnocchi.
Extra Info: $35. per person for EARLY SIGN UP - which ends November 30th. More Info visit: www. piscesrisingdinning.com or call: 352-385-2669
7 Mount Dora Village Market
Location: Elizabeth Evans Park - end of Donnelly Street - by Lake Dora
Description: Every Sunday by the lake
Extra Info: For more information contact: Don Stuart @ 352-406-6455 and visit www.MountDoraMarket.com
7 "Cannonball Christmas Express"
Time: 4pm,5pm,6:15pm & 7:15pm
Price: $27 adults/$20 (4-12)/Free (under 4)
Location: Departs from Tavares Train Station
Description: Climb on board the Cannonball Christmas Express for a trip to see Santa! Enjoy singing, hot chocolate, cookies, and elves on board our century old train. Santa will join us with a special gift for each child. A magical holiday treat for the whole family!
9 "Dinner with the Storytellers"
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Windsor Rose Restaurant and Tea Room on 4th in Mount Dora
Description: "Storytellers of Central Florida"
Extra Info: Reservations recommended
9 "Karen Marshall Sings Christmas"
Time: Noon
Price: Free
Location: Morrison United Methodist Church - 1005 W. Main St - Leesburg
Description: Vocal Recital by Karen Marshall, Soprano with Ture Larson, Accompanist. Karen will be singing music of the Season, such as: O Come O Come, Emmanuel; O Holy Night; and other Christmas favorites.
Extra Info: Concert is Free and Open to the Public.
9-10 "Santa's Call From the North Pole"
Time: 5:30 pm to 8 pm
Location: Santa's Workshop - North Pole
Description: SANTA'S SWITCHBOARD NOW TAKING CALL REQUESTS. Working closely with the North Pole, the Mount Dora Parks and Recreation department has again made special arrangements to have Santa Claus telephone children and deliver a memorable greeting this holiday season. Santa will make calls to children 8 years of age and younger on Dec 9 and 10 from 5:30 pm to 8 pm.
Extra Info: Call request forms are available through the city's website and the Parks & Recreation office, located at 900 N. Donnelly St. Request forms must be turned in by Friday, Dec 5. Parents are encouraged to provide details about their child, including their special accomplishments, best friends and pet's name, so Santa can get to know him or her better. For more info call 352-735-7183 or visit www.cityofmountdora.com
10 Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce Business At Breakfast
Time: 7:30 am - 9 am
Price: $10. with RSVP or $12. at the door
Location: Lakeside Inn, 100 Alexander St., Mount Dora
Description: Special Guest Speaker: Janelle Woodyard of Mount Dora Travel.
Extra Info: Please RSVP to the Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce by calling 352-383-2165 or email clerical@mountdora.com.
10 "The SLDigest Senior Fun Fest" Christmas Party
Time: 10am to 12pm
Price: donation
Location: Eustis Community Center, 601 Northside Dr, Eustis
Description: JOIN US to celebrate the magic of Christmas! Enjoy music of the season, gifts, prizes, light refreshments, and more! Featuring: Robert Whittaker - Kim Marie - The Dyn-A-Mite Stompers - Santa, of course.
Extra Info: Admission: One unwrapped toy or a $5. donation to go to 'Toys for Tots' SEE YOU THERE!
11-23 Member's Showcase
Location: Mount Dora Center for the Arts Gallery - 138 E. 5th Ave - Mount Dora
Description: Mount Dora Center for the Arts presents a showcase of artwork by its member artists in an exhibit at the MDCA Gallery. Works include painting, pottery, fiber, jewelry and more. Opening reception December 12 from 6-8PM
Extra Info: Pick up your map for the 2nd Friday Art Stroll at the gallery and visit the Holiday Arts and Crafts artists. A great opportunity to select some "one of a kind" gifts at the galleries, studios and artist locations.
11 LAKE CONCERT BAND 25TH ANNIVERSARY HOLIDAY CONCERT!
Time: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Price: Donations accepted for Lake Cares Food Pantry
Location: Mount Dora Community Building 520 N. Baker Street Mount Dora
Description: Join us for a FREE Holiday Concert featuring the Lake Concert Band in its 25th Anniversary under the direction of Mark Barton and former music directors Wesley R. Johnson, Gordon M. Purslow, and Wilbur "Smitty" C. Smith. Enjoy holiday favorites including Christmas Song, Festival of Carols, & Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. Sponsored by the City of Mount Dora.
Extra Info: Monetary donations collected during the concert to benefit Lake Cares Food Pantry. Thank you for your support! www.lakeconcertband.com
11 HOLIDAY BUSINESS AFTER HOURS WITH SEACOAST BANK
Time: 6-8pm
Price: FREE
Location: Seacoast Bank 15119 U S Hwy 441 Eustis
Description: This is a combined Holiday After Hours for Seacoast Bank, Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce, Lake Eustis Area Chamber of Commerce, and Tavares Chamber of Commerce. Please bring a toy for Toys For Tots.
12 MOVIE IN THE PARK "Frozen"
Time: Dusk
Price: FREE
Location: Donnelly Park - 5th and Donnelly St
Description: Bring your family and come downtown for Mount Dora's Movie in the Park.
12 "Cannonball Christmas Express"
Time: 4pm,5pm,6:15pm & 7:15pm
Price: $27 adults/$20 (4-12)/Free (under 4)
Location: Departs from Tavares Train Station
Description: Climb on board the Cannonball Christmas Express for a trip to see Santa! Enjoy singing, hot chocolate, cookies, and elves on board our century old train. Santa will join us with a special gift for each child. A magical holiday treat for the whole family!
12-13 "The Snow Queen" by Ron Nicol
Time: 7 pm
Location: Christian Home & Bible School - 301 W. 13th Ave - Mount Dora
Description: Based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen.
Extra Info: More Info: 352-729+-4195
12 2nd Friday Art Stroll - Christmas Edition
Time: 6pm-8pm
Description: 2nd Friday Art Stroll - Christmas Edition Last minute Christmas gift ideas courtesy of the art galleries and studios of downtown Mount Dora
13 CHILDRENS CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK
Time: 5-9pm
Location: Donnelly Park
Description: Join us in Donnelly Park for a chance to go snow sledding! Sponsored by Mount Dora Parks and Recreation 352-735-7183
13 "Cannonball Christmas Express"
Time: 4pm,5pm,6:15pm & 7:15pm
Price: $27 adults/$20 (4-12)/Free (under 4)
Location: Departs from Tavares Train Station
Description: Climb on board the Cannonball Christmas Express for a trip to see Santa! Enjoy singing, hot chocolate, cookies, and elves on board our century old train. Santa will join us with a special gift for each child. A magical holiday treat for the whole family!
13 Gateway Christian School presents ONCE UPON A HOLY NIGHT
Time: 11am
Location: Mount Dora SDA Church 18440 U S Hwy 441 Mount Dora
14 Mount Dora Village Market
Location: Elizabeth Evans Park - end of Donnelly Street - by Lake Dora
Description: Every Sunday by the lake
Extra Info: For more information contact: Don Stuart @ 352-406-6455 and visit www.MountDoraMarket.com
14 "Cannonball Christmas Express"
Time: 4pm,5pm,6:15pm & 7:15pm
Price: $27 adults/$20 (4-12)/Free (under 4)
Location: Departs from Tavares Train Station
Description: Climb on board the Cannonball Christmas Express for a trip to see Santa! Enjoy singing, hot chocolate, cookies, and elves on board our century old train. Santa will join us with a special gift for each child. A magical holiday treat for the whole family!
14 "The Snow Queen" by Ron Nicol
Time: 2 pm
Location: Christian Home & Bible School - 301 W. 13th Ave - Mount Dora
Description: Based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen.
Extra Info: More Info: 352-729+-4195
14 "And on Earth, Peace. A Shepherd's Story"
Time: 4 pm
Price: Free
Location: First Presbyterian Church - 6th Ave & Alexander St - Mount Dora
Description: The Music and Arts Department presents a Christmas Concert. A collection of Christmas anthems with choir, drama, and chamber orchestra.
Extra Info: Free and Open to the Public. (A free will offering will be taken) For more information call 352-383-4089 or visit www.fpcmtdora.org
14 "First Christmas: Stories from the Birth of Christ"
Time: 9 am & 11 am
Location: First United Methodist Church of Mount Dora - 439 E. Fifth Ave
Description: We would like to invite the community to this event as presented by our music and drama ministries.
Extra Info: For more Info, visit www.mtdorafumc.org or call 352-383-2005
16-23 "Cannonball Christmas Express"
Time: 4pm,5pm,6:15pm & 7:15pm
Price: $27 adults/$20 (4-12)/Free (under 4)
Location: Departs from Tavares Train Station
Description: Climb on board the Cannonball Christmas Express for a trip to see Santa! Enjoy singing, hot chocolate, cookies, and elves on board our century old train. Santa will join us with a special gift for each child. A magical holiday treat for the whole family!
16 "Fit & Festive Holiday Party"
Time: 6 pm to 8 pm
Price: Free
Location: W.T. Bland Public Library - N. Donnelly St - Mount Dora
Description: Come try some great Holiday appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Tantalize your taste buds and keep your waistline in check. Bring your spouse or significant other & friends. Let's celebrate the Holiday Season in healthy style! Hosted by Karen Marshall, Patty Schutt, Pat Crane, Melissa Sirek, Kierstin Weber - Your Independent Health Coaches.
Extra Info: RSVP: 352-301-4634 or email: karenM4Health@gmail.com
17 "The Celebrate Hanukkah program"
Time: 4:30 pm
Price: FREE
Location: W.T. Bland Public Library - 1995 N. Donnelly St - Mount Dora
Description: If you think of Hanukkah as the Jewish version of Christmas, then you need to come and learn the real reason for this festive Jewish holiday. Rabbi Geoff Solomon of the Traditional Congregation of Mount Dora will talk about Hanukkah and it customs - about the menorah - how to play the dreidel and the significance of the food served during Hanukkah. Best of all, you will get to taste the foods. Hanukkah is probably one of the best known Jewish holidays, not because of any great religious significance, but because of its proximity to Christmas. It is bitterly ironic that this holiday, which has its roots in a revolution against assimilation and the suppression of Jewish religion, has become the most assimilated, secular holiday on our calendar.
Extra Info: For more information call 352-735-7180 option 5
18 MOUNT DORA FOOD TRUCKS
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Location: Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce
Description: A variety of 10 to 15 unique food trucks offering a wide variety of different food styles! Event located behind the Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce. Tables & seating available in Sunset Park.
18 "Golden Triangle Christmas Concert"
Time: 7 pm
Price: $3.00 Suggested Donation
Location: Mount Dora Community Building - 520 Baker St - Mount Dora
Description: Proceeds benefit the Parks & Recreation Scholarship Program & the Mount Dora Swim Team. Participating Schools: Eustis Middle School - Tavares Middles School - Mount Dora High School - Eustis High School - Tavares High School. COME OUT AND SUPPORT OUR YOUNG PEOPLE!
Extra Info: For more info visit: www.mountdoracommunitybldg.com
20 "WT Bland Library Chess Club"
Time: 10 am - 12 pm
Price: FREE
Location: W.T.Bland Library, 1995 N. Donnelly St., Mount Dora
Description: All ages and skill levels are welcome every 1st and 3rd Saturdays. For more information contact Al Bascombe @ 352-455-9298 or 352-735-7180
20 "Pictures with Santa"
Time: 12 pm to 2 pm
Location: Southern Technical College - 2799 W. Old 441 - Mount Dora
Description: You're invited to a Holiday Celebration at the Mount Dora Campus! Bring your family and friends for fun with Santa and much more! Free Pictures and Prints....Arts and Crafts........Cookies and Hot Cocoa.........Movie Showing........
Extra Info: For more info call: 352-383-4242
20 "Authors in the Park 3rd Annual Christmas Spectacular"
Time: 5 pm to 7 pm
Price: Free
Location: Donnelly Building @ Donnelly Park - 5th and Donnelly - Mount Dora
Description: Authors in the Park is an author event series which supports local authors and community literacy. The event is sponsored by MillerWords.com and Arts for the Community, Inc (a local non-profit) This years event will feature Steve Boone of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band 'The Lovin' Spoonful' Boone will be on hand to promote his memoir, "Hotter Than a Match Head". In addition, other local authors will be on hand including: Sharon Cosby, Illustrator Victor Donahue, De Miller, Olivia Miller, Theresa Oliver, D.G. Stern, C. Kevin Thompson, and Colleen Wait.
Extra Info: It is free to attend and the authors will be available for photos and autographs. The city will be showing off its holiday light display and local shops will be open.
21 Mount Dora Village Market
Location: Elizabeth Evans Park - end of Donnelly Street - by Lake Dora
Description: Every Sunday by the lake
Extra Info: For more information contact: Don Stuart @ 352-406-6455 and visit www.MountDoraMarket.com
21-27 "Mission Inn Christmas Holiday"
Location: Mission Inn Resort & Club, 10400 County Road 48, Howey-In-The-Hills. FL
Description: There is more to be thankful for when celebrating Christmas at Mission Inn. In addition to deluxe accommodations and legendary service. Join us for a seductive candlelight dinner at any one of our four resort restaurants. Join us for golf on the famous El Champeon Course and the challenging Las Colinas Course. Or select a great Spa treatment from our Spa Marbella. Tennis, Boating, Trap and Skeet, bicycle rides and just plain relaxing are all available to make your Holiday great fun.
Extra Info: For more information & prices contact 800-874-9053 and/or www.missioninnresort.com
21 "Blue Christmas"
Time: 4 pm
Location: First United Methodist Church of Mount Dora - 439 E. Fifth Ave
Description: We would like to invite those having trouble coping with the holidays to a special service.
Extra Info: For more Info, visit www.mtdorafumc.org or call 352-383-2005
21 FLORIDA LAKES CHAMBER CONCERT SERIES - WINTER WONDERLAND CHRISTMAS SWING
Time: 3PM
Price: $25
Location: Congregational Church of Mount Dora 650 North Donnelly Street, Mount Dora
Description: Enjoy Christmas Swing with John DePola's Swing Jazz Trio. Tickets: http://www.floridalakessymphonyorchestra.com
23-25 "The Goblin Market"
Description: Will be closed for Christmas Holidays - 23rd through 25th
24 CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY
Description: Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce will CLOSE at NOON
24-25 "Christmas Eve Dinner & Christmas Day Buffet"
Location: Lakeside Inn - Alexander St - Mount Dora
Description: Enjoy a traditional holiday celebration with family and friends at Florida's most historic hotel and the centerpiece of the quaint and timeless community of Mount Dora.
Extra Info: For Reservations call 800-556-5016
24 "Christmas Eve Service"
Time: 5:30 pm & 7:30 pm
Location: First United Methodist Church of Mount Dora - 439 E. Fifth Ave
Description: 5:30 pm Contemporary Service with our Praise Band, a children's live nativity, and candle-lighting. 7:30 pm Traditional Service with our pipe organ, Celebration Choir, and candle-lighting.
Extra Info: For more Info, visit www.mtdorafumc.org or call 352-383-2005
25 CHRISTMAS DAY
Description: Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce will be CLOSED
25 "Pisces Rising"
Description: Will be closed on Christmas Day
25 "Copa Cabana"
Description: Will be closed on Christmas Day
25 "Bob Evans"
Description: Will be closed on Christmas Day
25 "The Lost Parrot Restaurant"
Description: Will be closed on Christmas Day.
26-28 CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY
Description: Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce will be CLOSED
27 Classic Car Cruise-In
Time: 5- 9 PM
Location: Eustis, Florida
28 Mount Dora Village Market
Location: Elizabeth Evans Park - end of Donnelly Street - by Lake Dora
Description: Every Sunday by the lake
Extra Info: For more information contact: Don Stuart @ 352-406-6455 and visit www.MountDoraMarket.com
Dec 28 Jan 3 "Mission Inn New Year's Holiday"
Location: Mission Inn Resort & Club, 10400 County Road 48, Howey-In-The-Hills. FL
Description: There is more to be thankful for when celebrating New Year's at Mission Inn. In addition to deluxe accommodations and legendary service. Join us for a seductive candlelight dinner at one of our four resort restaurants. Join us for golf on the famous El Champeon Course and the challenging Las Colinas Course. Or select a great Spa treatment from our Spa Marbella. Tennis, Boating, Trap and Skeet, bicycle rides and just plain relaxing are all available to make your Holiday great fun.
Extra Info: For more information & prices contact 800-874-9053 and/or www.missioninnresort.com
31 NEW YEAR'S EVE
Description: Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce will CLOSE at NOON
31 MOUNT DORA NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION & FIREWORKS
Time: 7pm - Midnight
Location: Sunset Park 4th Avenue & Alexander Street, Mount Dora
Description: Ring in the New Year! Featuring the Mount Dora Jazz Orchestra and Fireworks at midnight.
31 TOAST IN THE NEW YEAR at the American Legion Post 35!
Price: $20 p/p
Location: American Legion Post 35 920 South Highland Street, Mount Dora
Description: Prepaid Reservations Seating Arrangement. Filet Mignon with mashed potato's, green beans with a roll...Advance Meal Tickets Are Available At The American Legion Post 35 Mount Dora Cut Off Date For The Ticket Sales Is December 25th. Midnight Champagne Toast. OVERFLOW Band playing until 12:30am. Call for information: American Legion Post 35 352.383.4389 Open Daily from 9 am - 11 pm 920 South Highland Street Mount Dora, FL 352.383.4389 Closed New Year's Day
31 "The Goblin Market"
Description: Will be open for New Years Eve
31 New Years Live at Pisces Rising
Price: After 10pm - VIP Package $10 per person
Location: Pisces Rising 239 West Fourth Avenue Mount Dora
Description: Live 12 piece jazz orchestra by the Mount Dora Jazz Orchestra - Dancing - Kitchen open late - No cover charge - VIP Package available after 10pm for $10 per person which includes a Reserved table, 2015 Champagne flute, & Premium drink ticket. Fireworks at Midnight a the end of West Fourth Avenue. RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED FOR DINNER.