It’s always a surreal scene. One day a year, drivers make a double-take as they pass a snowy hill in downtown Mount Dora.
2019 marks the eighteenth year that snow has fallen and this year it’s forecast for the evening of December 14. That’s the day the City of Mount Dora transforms the slope at Donnelly Park into six lanes of fun-filled sledding (see event video). To complement the night’s family-friendly activities, the pickleball courts will become an ice-skating rink during the annual Snow in the Park event.
The festive atmosphere will also include holiday princesses, music and kids’ activities plus a visit from a special guest from the North Pole.
The favorite seasonal event for local kids has 40 friendly staff members from the City’s parks department creating the fun by helping with the sledding and ice-skating, providing security for Santa and looking after the park’s maintenance.
Participants are encouraged to support the Lake Cares Food Pantry by bringing donations of non-perishable food items in exchange for a fast-pass ticket which will get you to the snow slopes quicker.
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