The 31st Annual Light-Up Eustis Celebration will take place November 23 in historic downtown from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The light-up ceremony will begin at 6:00 p.m. The free, family-friendly festivities include a 75-foot snow slide, live music, entertainment, food trucks, and vendors. Kids will also enjoy a special visit by Santa, Mrs. Claus, Dancer the reindeer and its baby Donnie.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: 5:00 p.m.: Win1 Ministries’ Praise Team taking the stage. 5:30 p.m.: Bay Street Player’s Young People’s Theatre. 6:00 p.m.: Mayor Morin, members of City Commission, and winners from the Miss Eustis Pageant in a countdown ceremony to watch approximately 400,000 LED holiday lights come to life across all of Downtown Eustis.
The ceremony is followed by Santa and Mrs. Claus arriving by sleigh from the North Pole. Children are invited to take a free photo with them and decorate a keepsake frame from the Lake Eustis Museum of Art. Santa’s arrival is followed by holiday music by the Community of One Choir, Grande Island Baptist Church, and The Master’s Praise, Downtown Center Stage.
Kids also have a chance to slide on a 75-foot snow hill or ice skate on real ice. Admission to the ice rink is $10 per skater and includes skate rental.