Holiday Events

This page lists Holiday events for families in the Lake County and Sumter County, Florida area.
Kids Lake County and Sumter County: Holiday Events - Fun 4 Lake Kids
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11/01 - 12/18 Light Up Fruitland Park - Holiday Lights Contest

Join us in lighting up Fruitland Park, with our Christmas Lighting Contest. Residents and Businesses are encouraged to register. Entrants must be an ...

November 1st - December 18th, 2017
Area: North Lake County
11/17 - 12/30 POLAR Express Train Ride, The

Enjoy a magical journey based on the classic children’s book, The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg.

November 17th - December 30th, 2017
Hours: 5:15pm
Varies
Area: North Lake County
305 E Ruby Street, Tavares, FL, 32778
11/18 - 12/23 Santa's Christmas Tree Forest

General Admission includes entry to the farm, the Christmas tree field and lot, photo ops, unlimited hayrides, and the farm animal petting zoo. Jolly ...

November 18th - December 23rd, 2017
Hours: Varies
Area: North Lake County
35317 Huff Road, Eustis, FL, 32736
11/18 and 12/22 Movies in the Square in Tavares Town Square

Join us for a movie in the Tavares Town Square. The movie will begin at 6, but music will start at 5:30. We will have free popcorn and special treats ...

November 18th and December 22nd, 2017
Hours: Starts at 5pm
Free
Area: North Lake County
122 E Main Street, Tavares, FL, 32778
11/24 - 12/30 Kirby Family Farm's Christmas Express - Williston

This event is north of us in Williston, near Gainesville and Ocala, but it's worth the drive! Experience the #1 Christmas Train in Florida! You’ll g ...

November 24th - December 30th, 2017
Hours: 6:pm - 10pm
$10 per person in advance, ages 3 and up / $15 at the g...
19630 NE 30th Street, Williston, FL, 32696
11/24 - 12/31 Citrus Tower Christmas Light Show

The Citrus Tower Spectacular Christmas Light Show: Join us for the Light Up Ceremony at 6:00 p.m. on November 24th! Don’t miss this free event! Join ...

November 24th - December 31st, 2017
Hours: 9am - 9pm
Varies
Area: South Lake County
141 N. Hwy 27, Clermont, FL, 34711
11/24 - 12/31 Cottom Farm's Christmas Village

Cottom Farm's Christmas Village will open December 1st for Hayrides and Tours of Santa's Southern Home! Santa & Mrs. Claus will be in the Manor House ...

November 24th - December 31st, 2017
Hours: Starts at 6pm
Area: North Lake County
Marion County Road, Weirsdale, FL, 32195
11/27 - 12/29 Historical Holiday Tours at Sydonie Mansion

Sydonie Mansion invites you to tour one of the most incredible historical homes in Florida. On the National Historical Registry, this winter retreat f ...

Select Dates: November 27th - December 29th, 2017
Hours: 10am and 1pm
$25 person (cash only)
Area: North Lake County
5538 Sydonie Drive, Mount Dora, FL, 32757
11/30 - 12/31 Annual Festival of Christmas Trees at Osprey Lodge

You're invited to stop by and enjoy the Osprey Lodge 2nd Annual Festival of Christmas Trees- view over 30 trees decorated by the Lodge and our busines ...

November 30th - December 31st, 2017
Hours: Monday - Saturday: 9am - 5pm
Free Admission
Area: North Lake County
1761 Nightingale Lane, Tavares, FL, 32778
12/01 - 12/29 Dewey the Library Elf at Eustis Memorial Library

Arriving: December 1st Home to the North Pole: December 29th Dewey the Libra ...

December 1st - 29th, 2017
Free
Area: North Lake County
120 North Center Street, Eustis, FL, 32726
12/03 - 12/31 Rusty Anchor Christmas Lights on the Lake Tours

Departs dock twice nightly. Hot cider and cookies. Reservations are required.

December 3rd - 31st, 2017
Hours: 6pm and 7:30pm
$25 for the 1 hour tour and $35 for the 1.5 hour tour p...
Area: North Lake County
400 W. 4th Avenue, Mount Dora, FL, 32757
12/13 and 12/21 Santa Claus at Magical Jump

Santa is coming back to Magical Jump!!! He will be here on Wednesday, Dec 13th & Thursday, Dec 21st @ 5:30pm for at least an hour.

December 13th and 21st, 2017
Hours: Starts at 5:30pm
Area: South Lake County
200 Hatteras Avenue, Clermont, FL, 34711
12/15 - 12/16 Gingerbread House Decorating at W.T. Bland Library

Pre-purchased ticket required. Tickets available at the circulation desk beginning Friday, December 1st. Recommended $6.00 donation to cover cost of ...

December 15th - 16th, 2017
Hours: 10:30am - 4pm
$6
Area: North Lake County
1995 N. Donnelly Street, Mount Dora, FL, 32757
12/15 Christmas Parent's Night Out at Real Life - Mount Dora

Merry Christmas from us to you . . . . Let us play with your children while you go take care of some Christmas shopping or enjoy a night on the town! ...

December 15th, 2017
Hours: 6pm - 9:30pm
Area: North Lake County
31205 Round Lake Road, Mount Dora, FL, 32757
12/15 Fruitland Park Movie on the Lawn - ELF

The votes are in!!! December's Movie on the Lawn will be.........ELF So, bring your blankets, bring your chairs, and bring your appetites!! FREE P ...

December 15th, 2017
Hours: 6pm - 9pm
Free
Area: North Lake County
506 W Berckman Street, Fruitland Park, FL, 34731
12/16 Afternoon with Santa at Magnolia Park -  Apopka

Please bring camera for photo opportunities with Santa! Visit Santa, Face Painting, Holiday Craft, Cookie Decorating, Games, Moon Walk and more!

December 16th, 2017
Hours: 2pm - 5pm
2yrs - 12yrs: $4 / Adults: Free
2929 S Binion Road, Apopka, FL, 32703
12/16 Annual Afternoon with Santa at Magnolia Park - Apopka

Join us for our Annual Afternoon with Santa at Magnolia Park!

December 16th, 2017
Hours: 2pm - 5pm
Children: $4 / Adults: Free
2929 S Binion Road, Apopka, FL, 32703
12/16 Annual All for the Kids Holiday Party - Tavares

We are asking for gift cards, unwrapped toys, books, new clothes & toiletries for children from age 2-18. ALL cash or check donations will be used t ...

December 16th, 2017
Hours: 1pm - 4pm
Area: North Lake County
100 E Caroline Street, Tavares, FL, 32778
12/16 Breakfast with Santa at First Presbyterian Church of Eustis

Join us for our annual breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 16th. The event will include a pancake breakfast, pictures with Santa, raffle items, ...

December 16th, 2017
Hours: 8:00am - 11:00am
$5 children (ages 1-10 - under 1 FREE) / $5 adult
Area: North Lake County
117 S. Center Street, Eustis, FL, 32726
12/16 Breakfast with Santa at Leesburg Community Building

Join Santa for a wonderful breakfast at the Leesburg community building! Enjoy a great breakfast while watching a classic Holiday Movie, take pictur ...

December 16th, 2017
Hours: 9am - 10:30am
Advance: $7 person / At Door: $10 person
Area: North Lake County
109 East Dixie Avenue, Leesburg, FL, 34748
12/16 Habitat for the Holidays at Oakland Nature Preserve

Join our Education coordinator, Rachael Cravens, to help create a Habitat for the Holidays by crafting edible pine-cone feeders for Oakland Nature Pre ...

December 16th, 2017
Hours: 10:30am - 11am
FREE for members / $5 for non-members.
747 Machete Trail, Oakland, FL, 34760
12/16 Holidays with the Horses at DreamCatcher Horse Ranch Rescue Center

Come and have some holiday fun with us! We will have: Face Painting Christmas Horse & Pony Rides Meet Mr & Mrs Clause at the grotto Photos opps wi ...

December 16th, 2017
Hours: 10am - 2pm
Free Admission
Area: South Lake County
10627 Toad Road, Clermont, FL, 34715
12/16 Milk and Cookies with Santa at Viaport Florida

Christmas day is soon to come! Sweets and treats and lots of fun! Santa is looking forward to sharing cookies and milk with all the kids, and handin ...

Santa: Appearances
December 16th, 2017
Hours: 10:30am - 11am
Free Admission
Area: North Lake County
10401 US Highway 441, Leesburg, FL, 34788
12/16 Pet Portraits with Santa at Petco - Clermont

Ho, ho, ho! Santa Paws is coming to town! Back by popular demand, Santa Claus is once again posing with your pets for digital holiday photos! Come out ...

December 16th, 2017
Hours: 1pm - 4pm
$9.95
Area: South Lake County
2561 E Highway 50, Clermont, FL, 34711
12/16 Santa's Twilight 5K in Clermont

Celebrate the holidays with this holiday themed night run in Historic Downtown Clermont. A scenic 5K course through Downtown and the surrounding resid ...

December 16th, 2017
Hours: 7pm
$39
Area: South Lake County
1271 Commons Court, Clermont, FL, 34711
12/16 Snow Fest at RDV Ice Den - Orlando

Enjoy Central Florida’s favorite winter family event! During SNOW FEST, attendees can ice skate, play in REAL snow, learn to Curl,enjoy a snow slide f ...

December 16th, 2017
Hours: 2pm - 6pm
$16 ages 3 yrs and older
8701 Maitland Summit Blvd, Maitland, FL, 32810
12/17 - 12/19 Live Nativity at Good News Church of Central Florida, Inc.

Come join us on Tuesday, December 19 at either 6, 6:30 or 7pm for our 3rd annual Live Nativity at Good News Church. Watch the Christmas story come to ...

December 17th - 19th, 2017
Hours: Starts at 6pm
Free Admission
Area: North Lake County
400 Executive Blvd, Leesburg, FL, 34748
12/17 Menorah Lighting Ceremony at The Villages - Spanish Springs Town Square

Enjoy this festive Menorah Lighting Ceremony with beautiful music, singing, and readings as we officially light the Menorah to celebrate Hanukkah!

December 17th, 2017
Hours: 3pm - 4pm
Free
Area: Sumter County
Alonzo Avenue, The Villages, FL, 32159
12/19 Teen Elf Party at Astor County Library

Dress like an elf! Dance like an elf! Snack like an elf! It's our Annual Teen Elf Party! Best costume wins a prize! This is free, it's loud and a ...

December 19th, 2017
Hours: 6pm - 7:45pm
Free
Area: North Lake County
54905 Alco Road, Astor, FL, 32102
12/20 Teen Club - Christmas Party at Leesburg Public Library

It's Party Time!| Age Group(s): Teens (13-18)

December 20th, 2017
Hours: 3:30pm - 5pm
Free
Area: North Lake County
100 East Main Street, Leesburg, FL, 34748
12/21 Children's Christmas Party at Astor County Library

Join us as we party all around the library! This is not your grandma's holiday party! Enjoy music, crafts, movies, great snacks and much more! Free ...

December 21st, 2017
Hours: 6pm - 7:45pm
Free
Area: North Lake County
54905 Alco Road, Astor, FL, 32102
12/21 Teen Red vs Green Party at Astor County Library

Not your average holiday party! Wear Red! Wear Green! Let's see who wins! Enjoy Live DJ music, snacks, and just general partying. It's all free - ...

December 21st, 2017
Hours: 6pm - 7:45pm
Free
Area: North Lake County
54905 Alco Road, Astor, FL, 32102
12/22 - 12/24 Gift Wrapping for Shelter Pets at Viaport Mall

We are excited to be teaming up with Girl Scout Troops 9295/9296 for our annual Gift Wrapping for Shelter Pets at ViaPort Mall Dec 22,23,& 24th. Sto ...

December 22nd - 24th, 2017
Hours: 12pm - 7pm
Area: North Lake County
10401 US Highway 441, Leesburg, FL, 34788
12/22 Kids' Christmas Party at the King Center

Our children are hosting carnival games during the Kids' party at the King Center. Our Lake Cares clients will enjoy games, food, music, and a gift fr ...

December 22nd, 2017
Hours: 2pm - 3pm
Area: North Lake County
439 E 5th Avenue, Mount Dora, FL, 32757
12/23 Santa Claus at Paisley Park

Santa Claus and his friends are coming to town! Saturday, December 23rd at Paisley Park.

December 23rd, 2017
Hours: Starts at 10am
Free
Area: North Lake County
24956 County Road 42, Paisley, FL, 32767
12/23 Youth Christmas 9 Pin No-Tap at Break Point Alley

Come and join us for our Christmas youth 9 pin no-tap tournament. December 23rd at 1 p.m. cost is only $15 per person.

December 23rd, 2017
Hours: 1pm - 4pm
$15
Area: North Lake County
1950 Classique Lane, Tavares, FL, 32778
12/24 - 12/25 Christmas Grand Brunch at Mission Inn Resort and Club

December 24th: Join us for our annual Christmas Eve Grand Brunch from 11am - 3pm Served at our La Hacienda Restaurant here at Mission Inn Resort. ...

December 24th - 25th, 2017
Hours: Starts at 11am
Up to $49.99
Area: South Lake County
10400 County Road 48, Howey-in-the-Hills, FL, 34737
12/25 Christmas Day Buffet at Lakeside Inn

Lakeside Inn is the perfect spot to celebrate and enjoy the holidays with family and friends. This historic Inn feels like a large and comfortable hom ...

December 25th, 20117
Adults: $59.95 / Children(6yrs - 12yrs): $21.95
Area: North Lake County
100 North Alexander Street, Mount Dora, FL, 32757
12/25 Free Christmas Luncheon at First United Methodist Church of Mount Dora

Free Christmas luncheon for anyone from our congregation or community. Lunch is served in Friendship Hall on the corner of Fifth and Grandview. Handic ...

December 25th, 2017
Hours: Starts at 12pm
Free
Area: North Lake County
439 E 5th Avenue, Mount Dora, FL, 32757