From thousands of twinkling lights to parades and holiday festivities, December is the month that Mount Dora, Tavares and Eustis really shine. Downtown Eustis continues the holiday magic after its Light Up with 10 minutes of snowfall every houron each Friday night from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. through the end of December.
Mount Dora, arguably the best little Christmas town in Florida, is once again covered in twinkling lights and holiday decorations, as its shops are overflowing with unique items for discerning holiday shoppers. On December 2 the shopping opportunities are endless as the city'sChristmas WalkandArt in the Arborconverge that evening. Find the schedule of this year'slocal holiday events, here
Santa will once again tour Mount Dora neighborhoods on December 6-8. WatchMount Dora Buzz's Facebookpage for the route once it becomes available. December 10 will featureGrinch Fest and Snow in the Parkin two different parks in Mount Dora, so families can plan a full day of festivities.
'Tis the season of giving and the community has stepped up to organize theMount Dora Community Toy Drive to help bring smiles to local kidsin need this holiday season. Anyone able to donate new and unwrapped toys can do so atthese convenient locations. All toys will go directly to kids in need in our local community.
Save some party time forNew Year's Evein Mount Dora. The tradition continues with a street party at Sunset Park and fireworks at midnight. Reservations are available at many downtown restaurants for dinner ahead of the revelry.
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After three years in the making,Lake Eustis Waterfront Grille finally opened last month. We paid a few visits to the new two-story restaurant and shared our experiences.Read more
There's no such thing as too much a good thing and that applies to craveworthy things, too. The destination eatery,Claire's Creperie,is expanding its footprint in downtown Mount Dora to offer more of its delicious savory and dessert crepes.Read more
A big shout-out goes toMaggie's Attic, downtown's landmark wine bar and meeting place, that just celebrated 20 years in Mount Dora. Kudos also go toWalk in the Woods, the outdoor apparel store, which celebrated its 17th anniversary on Fifth Avenue downtown. Cheers to both local businesses for many more prosperous years ahead!
Julianne's Coastal Cottage, a longtime Mount Dora store, changed hands last month. We wish Julie Pointer all the best in her new Midwestern home. If you're downtown, pop into the 4th Avenue store and stay "hi" to the new owner.
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Congratulations to Mount Dora's new City Council Member, Dennis Dawson. He will be representing District Three which includes neighborhoods around Lake Gertrude and Eudora Road.
On Election Day, Mount Dora voters overwhelmingly passed the building height charter amendment which reinforces the existing building height limit of 35 feet in the Historic District and 25 feet high within 100 feet of the lakefront. 68.7% of voters voted "yes."
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