Every year Santa and Mrs. Claus visit Mount Dora neighborhoods with a few of their local friends. This year, Santa will tour neighborhoods on three evenings: December 4, 5 and 6.
Santa covers a lot of ground touring the city, so he relies on the help of Mount Dora's Police and Fire Departments. The sound of loud sirens fill the evening air as Santa and his festive motorcade travel throughout the city.
Mrs. Claus reports Santa loves Christmas in Mount Dora, so his 2018 tour schedule covers a lot of the city. As a result, his arrival times can be unpredictable, but his elves assured Mount Dora Buzz that it's always worth any wait that might occur.
Santa will depart the police headquarters every night at 5:30 p.m. Below is the planned tour schedule, but please note times are subject to change due to traffic and unforeseen delays.
DECEMBER 4: 5:30 – 6:00: Normandy Drive, Overlook Drive, Dogwood Mountain, Old Eustis Road 6:00 – 6:20: Downtown area, Donnelly Park 6:20 – 7:20: Hammock Oaks, Lake Center Drive, Spring Harbor 7:20 – 9:00: TJ Maxx, Walmart, Target (stopping @ Target)
DECEMBER 5 5:30 – 6:00: 1300 block of Tremain Street, Grant Avenue, Wardell Street, Pine Avenue, Grandview Street between Pine Avenue and 11th Avenue 6:00 – 6:20: Downtown area, Donnelly Park 6:20 – 7:45: Unser Street & 9th Avenue (east), Highland Street, 5th Avenue, Lake Franklin, 1st Avenue, Simpson Street (south Liberty Avenue), Cobble Hill, Dorsett Drive, Mountclair Court, Claire Morris, Rossiter Street, Camp Avenue 7:45 –9:00: Chautauqua, Johns Avenue, South Grandview Street, South Clayton Street, 3rd Avenue, Donnelly Park
DECEMBER 6 5:40: Bristol Lakes 6:00 – 6:20: Country Club of Mount Dora (Clubhouse) 6:45 – 8:00: Lancaster at Loch Leven, Loch Leven 8:00–9:00: Summerview, Veranda Apartments, Summerbrooke For more news and events in Mount Dora, Tavares & Eustis, click here. Free subscriptions to the monthly issue of Mount Dora Buzz are available here.