? 2016 Mount Dora Christmas Events in Mount Dora

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2016 Schedule of Christmas Events

Light Up Mount Dora, the Christmas Walk and the Christmas Parade have passed but the Christmas lights are on downtown and will remain on nightly through January.

Christmas Lights in Donnelly Park

Santa's Switchboard
Calls made Tuesday, December 6 and Wednesday, December 7 between 5:30pm and 8:00pm. Get your registration form now.
The Mount Dora Parks and Recreation department has joined in with the elves and reindeers to make special arrangements for Santa to telephone your children. Santa will be calling children, eight years of age and younger. For information contact Parks & Rec. at 352-735-7183.
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The Lake Concert Band FREE holiday concert under the direction of John Landers to Benefit Lake Cares Food Pantry.
Thursday, December 8th @7pm
Mount Dora Community Building
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2nd Friday Movie in the Park: Happy Feet TWO
Friday, December 9th at Dusk
Donnelly Park
Come join us the 2nd Friday of each month for our FREE Movie In the Park. FREE to attend. Concessions are sold to support youth scholarships.

2nd Friday Art Splash - Special Holiday Art & Craft Stroll
Friday, December 9th, 2016. @6pm - 8pm
Last minute Christmas gift ideas courtesy of the art galleries and studios of downtown Mount Dora

Christmas in the Park with Snow
Saturday, December 10th, 2016 - 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Snow, Sledding, Santa, Food, Games & Fun!
Donnelly Park at 5th Avenue and Donnelly St.
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Santa's Tour of Mount Dora
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday December 13th, 14th & 15, 2016
Various times and locations over three evenings.
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Christmas Sock hop with Johnny Dee & The Starlites
Saturday December 17th @7pm
Mount Dora Community Building Theater
Back by popular demand after their standing-room only summer concert Johnny Dee Legends in Concert, Johnny Dee is back for 1 show only with their Christmas sock hop!
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5th Annual Mount Dora Half Marathon
Sunday December 18th @
Elizabeth Evans Park
This event offers 2 walk/run distances, a single loop half marathon, and a 5k run/walk. The half marathon is a USATF Certified Course.(#FL12108EBM).The course will be closed to vehicular traffic from 7:00 AM to 10:30 AM. The finish line will remain open until the last runner completes the race, and medals will be awarded to ALL finishers regardless of when they finish to all 5K & half marathon participants.
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The Nutcracker Suite
Monday & Tuesday December 19th & 20th @7pm
Mount Dora Community Building Theater
The magic of "The Nutcracker Suite" will be expertly choreographed by the talented Artistic Director, Kathryn Wheeler, and the Mount Dora School of Ballet Staff.
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A SAXXY HOLIDAY SHOW WITH ALAN DARCY, COMPOSER, VOCALIST, SAX & FLUTE
Friay December 23rd, 6:30pm
Windsor Rose Restaurant & Tea Room
This will be quite an evening full of cheerful holiday songs with MOMENTUM and some new material to compliment our dinner event, so come with your friends, make a friend, bring your loved ones, and embrace the artistry of Alan Darcy in downtown Mount Dora. $40 to $45 price includes your choice of dinner entree'; Chicken Cordon Bleu, 12oz Pork Porterhouse Chop, Beef Wellington, Scottish Salmon Gran Marnier, Eggplant Lasagna.
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Final Friday Wine Walk at Norm's Palette - Holiday Celebration Edition
Friay December 30th, 7pm
Norm's Palette
Join us for the Holiday celebration edition of the Final Friday Wine Walk at Norm''s Palette. This truly is the Final Friday Wine Walk of 2016! Featuring 15+ wines from around the world and a leisurely stroll through the east-side of historic downtown Mount Dora.
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Christmas Eve Dinner and Christmas Day Buffet at the Lakeside Inn
Bring the family and enjoy a traditional meal at the Lakeside Inn.
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New Years Eve Celebration with Fireworks
Sunset Park and 4th Ave. Docks featuring live entertainment and fireworks at midnight!
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Christmas Themed Tours and Adventures

The Cannonball Christmas Express
After Thanksgiving and throughout December of 2016
Departs the Tavares Train Station bound for the North Pole
Christmas Express trains sell out quickly! Book now! Enjoy refreshing Apple cider on the station platform while waiting to board the Cannonball Christmas Express. Once onboard our century old train, you will enjoy singing, Storytelling and a chance to meet Santa & Mrs. Claus. Santa will have time to meet and greet you with a fun gift and to say hello to each child as you ride our 1907 Steam Train to and from Tavares.
Trains depart from the train station in Tavares located at 305 E. Ruby St.
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Christmas Lights Tour on The Fun Bus
From November 26th through December 30th, 2016
Two tours nightly offering a fabulous view of the spectacular Christmas lights in Mount Dora and Taveres. Book Online NOW!
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Mount Dora Taste of our Town Guided Food Tour
Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday
2pm - 4:30pm Departing from the Chamber of Commerce
A guided food & wine tour of Mount Dora's fabulous restaurants, bistros, wine bars and more and all with a 'dash of history.' Reserve your spot on a tour NOW!
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Rusty Anchor Christmas Lights on the Lake Tours
Throughout December 2016
Departs dock twice nightly. Hot cider and cookies. $25 for the 1 hour tour and $35 for the 1.5 hour tour per person ($15 for kids) and Reservations are required. Book Online NOW!
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Women's Committee of Fine Arts Presents: The 39th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes
December 3rd & 4th, 2016
This is a self driving tour to see beautifully decorated homes for the holidays on Deer Island, Tavares. Tickets are $20 online for the tour (25.00 at the door) and $20.00 for an optional lunch. Proceeds go to fund scholarships for students pursuing careers in the Arts. For more information and/or ticket purchase call the Mount Dora Chamber of Commerce.(352-383-2165)
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