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2018 Holiday Guide

Holiday Events for Families in Lake County

By Alysa Hritzik November 9, 2018



Looking for all the holiday happenings in Lake County? You’ve come to the right place! 

We’ve been as busy as Santa’s elves here at the Macaroni Kid factory, wrapping up a list of winter season events just for you.

From longtime annual traditions like Light up Mt. Dora to fun first-time events like ice skating at Light Up Eustis, we’re seeing Christmas and other holiday events popping up everywhere! 

Our goal is to make sure you and your family don’t miss out on any holiday fun! So, we’ve made our list, and we’ve checked it twice. Now, no matter if you’re naughty or nice, we’re ready to share it with you.

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November

Celebration of Thanksgiving Concert at LifePointe Church, November 15th, 7:00 – 9:00pm. FREE.

Light Up Eustis, November 23rd, 5:00-9:00pm.

Light Up Mount Dora, November 24th, 5:00-6:30pm.

Mount Dora Christmas Walk, November 30th, 6:00 – 9:00pm.

Children's Christmas in the Park with Snow, Mount Dora, November 30th, 5:00-9:00 pm. FREE.

Lake County Balloon Glow, November 30th – Dec. 2nd, 5:00 – 11:00 pm. $20.

December

Santa Shuffle 5K, Downtown Tavares, December 1st, 8:00am. $25.

Leesburg Christmas House, Lake Square Mall, Dec. 1st – Jan. 1st, 10:00am – 8:00pm. 

Pancakes with Santa, Cottom’s Farm, December 1st, 8th, 15th, 9:00am-12:00pm. $15.

Cookies with Santa at Eustis Historical Museum, December 1st, 10:00am-12:00pm. FREE.

Mt. Dora Christmas Parade, December 1st, 10:00am.

Tavares Christmas Parade & Celebration, December 1st, 5:00pm.

Christmas Lighted Boat Parade, Lake Dora in Mt. Dora, December 1st, 7:00pm. FREE.

Christmas Concert, First Presbyterian Church of Eustis, December 1st, 7:00pm. FREE

Leesburg Christmas on the Water, December 2nd, 5:00-8:00pm. FREE.

Gingerbread Man Decorating, Mt. Dora Library, December 7th & 8th, 10:30am. $4.

Fruitland Park Hometown Christmas, December 7th, December 7th, 5:30-9:00pm. 

Mistletoe Trot 5K & 10K, December 8th, 8:00 – 10:00am. $25

Umatilla Cracker Christmas Parade & Festival, December 8th, 9:00am. FREE.

Breakfast with Santa, First Presbyterian Church of Eustis, December 8th, 8:00-11:00am. $5.

Breakfast with Santa, Leesburg Recreational Department, December 15th, 9:00-10:30am. $7. 

Mount Dora Half Marathon & 5K Holiday Weekend, December 15th, 7:00am – Dec. 16th, 10:00am.

Lights in the Woods, Trout Lake Nature Center, December 16th, 6:00 – 8:00pm. $5 per vehicle.


Please note: This list will be updated as info about more events comes in, so check back often to make sure you don't miss out on any family fun!

Don't see a family-friendly Christmas or holiday event in Lake County listed here that you know about? Drop me a line at AlysaH@macaronikid.com with the details!

Want to receive a FREE kid-friendly event calendar for Lake County filled with local fairs, festivals, events, activities and more? Sign-up by clicking here!