It’s the most wonderful time of the year and the cities of Lake County, FL are decorated with holiday spirit. Here is a list of some of the must-see light displays in “Real Florida” located a short drive from Orlando.
Downtown Mount Dora
Stroll through over 2 MILLION sparkling lights when you visit the Mount Dora installation in it’s 39th year. The lights are all throughout Downtown Mount Dora and will be up until February. Must see places include Donnelly Park, Mount Dora City Hall and the dancing lighted Christmas Tree at Sunset Park.
Cottom Farm’s Christmas Village
Cottom Farm’s Christmas Village (4650 Marion County Rd, Weirsdale, FL 32159) has been featured on the ABC TV show “The Great Christmas Light Fight” and invites you to tour “Santa’s Southern Home.” The Christmas light display is open Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Hayrides, tours of Santa’s Southern Home, cocoa and cookies are provided in your admission.
“America’s Hometown” is full of holiday cheer! Visit downtown Eustis to see the lights at Ferran Park, go ice skating at Eustis on Ice and hop aboard the magical Polar Express Train Ride – Orlando for a trip to the North Pole.
Venetian Gardens Park
Venetian Gardens Park is one of the most picturesque places to visit in Central Florida and it is even better when it is bright with holiday cheer! Walk through a winter wonderland while you island hop along the shores of Lake Harris. Stop in downtown Leesburg for a bite to eat and find someone a gift in one of the boutique stores.
“America’s Seaplane City” celebrates the holidays in true Florida fashion by decorating all of the palm trees that line Main St. in downtown Tavares and much more. Get the perfect holiday photos in front of the decorations at the historic Tavares Union Train Station and along the shores of Lake Dora through Wooton Park.
Located 30 minutes west of downtown Orlando is the city of Clermont, the “Choice of Champions.” The theme of the 31st annual display is a “Holiday in Paradise.” Check out all of the lights, shops and restaurants in Lake County’s largest city. Don’t forget to see the Clermont Historic Village, Victory Pointe and Clermont City Hall.