Bring on the holidays! Don't miss any of the season's festive events, including visits from Santa. Check out the local Holiday Event Guide for Mount Dora, Tavares and Eustishere and get updates on Mount Dora Buzz's Facebook page.
It's hard to imagine a better Christmas town for kids than Mount Dora. For starters, there's an oversized musical Christmas Tree, a parade, a wonderland of twinkling lights, a special mailbox for letters to Santa that get answered personally by Mrs. Claus (get more info here), and he also visits the city's neighborhoods during his four-night Santa Tour. You can find the routes for each evening here. All of these festivities are topped off by the annual Christmas Walk on December 3 and Snow in the Park on December 11 (see calendar for details). No doubt, it's great to be a kid in Mount Dora!
Not to be overlooked is Tavares' big Christmas Celebration and Parade on December 4 from 3-9 pm. Head downtown for "ice-skating," food vendors, music and more.
No worries, adults aren't forgotten during the holiday season. Mount Dora's Annual Christmas Tour of Homes takes place on December 4 and 5. The self-driving tour starts at the Country Club of Mount Dora's clubhouse. On New Year's Eve, usher in 2022 at the annual New Year's Eve block party and fireworks at Sunset Park in downtown Mount Dora.
Visitors can now explore Mount Dora a new way. Mount Dora Marc's Walking Tours recently started helping people get the most of their Mount Dora visits. The two-hour tours start from Mount Dora Community Building and meander through downtown while the experienced guide shares the city's history and stories. Read more
The remarkable results of last month's election means times are changing in Mount Dora for at least the next few years. Mount Dora's new City Council members were sworn in on November 16. The three younger members represent a significant shift in the small town's government. Read more
Everyone loves to shop locally and this year Explore Mount Dora will make it easier to find unique gifts for everyone on your list by posting great local finds. You can follow Explore Mount Dora on Facebook here.
Scroll down for new local eateries and stores, plus local Government Buzz, the Best of Mount Dora winners, and more.
Beer lovers can toast to a new microbrewery and cafe opening in uptown Mount Dora. The new spot will specialize in European-style brews and family-friendly, casual dining. Read more
Another new eatery, a pressed sandwich spot, opened in downtown Mount Dora. Delicias Cubanas is located on Alexander Street. Patrons can order Cuban sandwiches and other pressed sandwiches at the walk-up counter in the former space of Dukes Dogs.
Scroll down for Government Buzz, the annual Best of Mount Dora winners, and more.
Mount Dora's new City Manager, Patrick Comiskey, started in mid-November. Comiskey is a seasoned top administrator who recently relocated to the city with his wife after accepting the position. Read more
Be sure to check Mount Dora Buzz's government page regularly to find out what's happening at Mount Dora City Hall.