Holiday Happenings in Lake County 2021

Rumor has it that Santa spends his off-season vacationing in “Real Florida. Real Close.” With his reindeer back home, wish Santa safe travels back to the North Pole as he leaves by seaplane! Lake County is ready to light up and welcome you to special events and more all season-long.

Leesburg Main Street Christmas Stroll

christmas tree and lights

Photo – City of Leesburg  

Get a head start on holiday happenings in Leesburg! Finish that left-over turkey and head straight to Main Street Leesburg for a magical winter wonderland. Stroll through the streets to see an array of lights, displays, shops, live entertainment, food and more. Slide down a snow-covered hill, hayride and visit Santa at his first stop of the season.

📍: Downtown Leesburg
📆: Fri., Nov. 26; Lights throughout the season

⌚: 6 p.m. Event

34th Annual Light Up Eustis Celebration

christmas tree with lights
Photo Credit: @CityofEustis on Instagram

Photo – City of Eustis

Snow slides, toy soldiers, LIVE reindeer, food trucks and more can be found in historic downtown Eustis! The fun starts at 5 p.m. as the Bay Street Players take the stage. Watch a spectacular light up ceremony at 6 p.m. and then enjoy carolers and more the rest of the night.

📍: Ferran Park/Downtown Eustis
📆: Fri., Nov. 26; Lights throughout the season

⌚: 5-9 p.m.

Light Up Clermont & Holiday Enchanted Forest

Array of christmas trees

Photo – City of Clermont Facebook

Enjoy being “Gnome for the Holidays” at the City of Clermont’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, 5:30 p.m. Fri., Dec. 3 in Downtown Clermont followed by a Hometown Parade 10 a.m. Sat., Dec. 4. Enjoy a Cookies & Cocoa walk 6 p.m. Fri., Dec. 10 in Downtown Clermont as well! Don’t worry, Clermont has you covered for the whole holiday season – stroll the Enchanted Forest of Christmas trees all month long. Learn more at

📍: Holiday Enchanted Forest – Victory Pointe, Clermont
📆: Sat., Nov. 20, 2020 through Sun., Jan. 2, 2021
⌚: Open until 10 p.m. nightly

Light Up Mount Dora & Christmas Parade

building with lights

Photo – City of Mount Dora Facebook

Get excited for Christmas with the beautiful Downtown Mount Dora Christmas Parade! Get in the Christmas spirit and stick around to shop and eat in downtown before the lights come on. Enjoy shopping, food and lights through the end of the year.

📍: Downtown Mount Dora
📆: Sat., Dec. 4; Lights nightly beginning Nov. 24 through the season

⌚: 10 a.m. Parade

Dreams of Christmas in Tavares

santa in seaplane

Photo – City of Tavares Facebook

Santa takes flight at the City of Tavares’ Dreams of Christmas celebration! Catch the parade down Ruby and Main Streets in Downtown Tavares. Visit with Santa, enjoy live entertainment and have fun all night-long. Don’t miss your chance to wish Santa safe travels as he heads back up north on a seaplane followed by fireworks at Wooten Park!

📍: Downtown Tavares
📆: Sat., Dec. 4; Lights nightly throughout the season

⌚: 5:30 p.m. Parade, 9 p.m. Santa Send-off & Fireworks

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  • Sandra Gonzalez
    November 25, 2020

    Love it, something to do outside! Yessss!

  • Eliane Laboy
    November 26, 2020


  • Joanne Polizzi
    November 30, 2020


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Holiday Happenings in Lake County 2021