• With the Flip of a Switch, Mount Dora Goes Christmas

    The Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce, the Mount Dora Bicycle Festival and the City of Mount Dora present the 39th Annual Light Up Mount Dora Saturday, November 30 from 4:30pm – 6:30pm in historic downtown Mount Dora at Donnelly Park. Come experience an enchanted evening as Mount Dora transforms into a magical Christmas wonderland!  
     
    The Light Up program begins with soulful Christmas Blues by Beautiful Bobby Blackmon, and showcases area musicians, choirs, dancers, actors and yes, there will be Santa! The Tree Lighting Ceremony of The Tree of Hope, symbolizing hope and peace to residents who are dealing with cancer, will kick off the illumination of millions of twinkling lights and Mount Dora’s Christmas Season begins, but it’s certainly not over.
     
    After the ceremony in Donnelly Park, join us for the lighting of Main Street Leasing's 40 ft musical Christmas tree, entertaining visitors with a dazzling display of dancing lights choreographed to holiday tunes, at the corner of Alexander Street and 4th Avenue. Special appearance by the “one-and-only Santa Claus” with complimentary photos to capture this special occasion in the winter wonderland.
     
    There will be children’s activities, seasonal and food vendors, hot cocoa and cookies available at the Gingerbread House by Lake Cares Food Pantry and don’t forget to browse through the quaint shops to find the perfect gift.
     
    Christmas continues at the Mount Dora Boating Center, home to the largest private display of Christmas lights and decorations in Central Florida. For the past 20 years people have enjoyed the spectacle by land or sea on the two-acre complex on St. Charles Street.

    It's a wonderful evening that has become a tradition where family and friends come together and celebrate the Christmas holiday! For complete event details visit mountdora.com and to find out about this and other holiday events presented by the Mount Dora Chamber and other local organizations for the duration of the holiday season. Visit mountdora.com.  Follow us on Facebook.com/mountdorachamber. Visit ClickOrlando.com for the live stream of Light Up Mount Dora from 4:30 – 6:30 November 30. 
     
    Sponsored by: Waterman Village, AdventHealth, Concerts71.com, Mid Florida Pediatric Dentistry, iHeart Radio, Magic 107.7, 103.1 FM The Wolf, WKMG News 6, and Visit Lake.