ABOVE: Donnelly Park in downtown Mount Dora (Photo by Mount Dora Buzz)
Mount Dora will come alive with over 2 million lights on Saturday, November 30, during the 38th annual Light Up Mount Dora. Workers with Mount Dora Marina, the City of Mount Dora, and local businesses have been stringing up the lights in the city since mid-October. The combined efforts of these groups have turned the Central Florida town into an increasingly well-known Christmas destination. Mount Dora Marina alone has over a million lights and is reportedly the largest privately-owned light display in Central Florida. (see video)
ABOVE: Mount Dora Marine privately-funded light display (Photo by Mount Dora Buzz)
Light Up Mount Dora will feature pre-ceremony shows in downtown Donnelly Park with dancers, traditional Christmas carols and much more. Residents and visitors are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and blankets to the park.
Most of the historic downtown’s quaint shops will be open late, so guests can get a jump on their holiday shopping. The area’s diverse restaurants and bars will also be open late to accommodate the visitors.
"LIGHT UP MOUNT DORA" EVENTS SCHEDULE
4:30-5:30: Pre-show events in Donnelly Park with dancers, traditional Christmas songs and more entertainment. 5:30-6:30 Christmas Show 6:30: Light Up Ceremony begins at Donnelly Park with Lights to be turned on shortly afterward. 6:40: Large Christmas Tree in Sunset Park will turn on lights and music. The night will be topped off with a special visit from Santa. The city’s lights will remain on nightly through February. For more holiday events in Mount Dora, Tavares & Eustis, click here.