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Mount Dora, Florida is located in the heart of Central Florida just 30 miles north of Orlando. Whether you’re a resident or just a visitor for a day or a week, Come see why Mount Dora is the perfect backdrop for the holidays with our must see seasonal Events, Sites & Shows.

Discover Mount Dora this Holiday Season

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Every year you can count on Mount Dora, FL to provide a beautiful backdrop of holiday displays along with annual events to celebrate the season. 2021 will be no different! Be sure to mark your calendar to check out this year’s annual Holiday events:

Nov 13 & 14 Mount Dora Plant and Garden Fair
Nov 19 & 20 Celebrate the Season with Lake Cares
Nov 27 thru Jan Holiday Greeting Card Lane
Dec 3 Christmas Walk
Dec 4 & 5 Nutcracker
Dec 4 Christmas Parade
Dec 4 Lighted Boat Parade 
Dec 4 Night of Light for Tykes
Dec 4 & 5 Christmas Tour of Homes
Dec 11 Holiday Plaid in the Park
Dec 11 Snow in the Park
Dec 18 Christmas Symphony Singers 
Dec 18 & 19 Half Marathon & 5K
Dec 31 Art of the Deal New Years Eve Party
Dec 31 Fireworks Celebration

Every Sunday in Nov and Dec, come enjoy the Mount Dora Village Market Holiday edition from 9am-2pm in Sunset Park


Celebrate the Season
Celebrate the Season of Trees Nov 19 & 20 in Donnelly Park
Holiday Greeting Card Lane
Holiday Greeting Card Lane Nov 27-Jan in Gilbert Park
Emz angel
Christmas Walk Dec 3 @6-9pm Downtown streets
ballet children
The Nutcracker Dec 4 @7pm & Dec 5 @3pm Community Building Theater
christmas parade
Christmas Parade Dec 4 @10am Donnelly St.
lighted boat parade
Lighted Boat Parade Dec 4 @7pm Lake Dora
Night of Light for Tykes
Night of Light for Tykes Dec 4 @6-9pm Mt Dora Marina
tour of homes
Christmas Tour of Homes PENDING
Holiday Plaid in the Park
Holiday Plaid in the Park Dec 11 @5-9pm Sunset Park
Snow in the Park
Snow in the Park Dec 11 @3-7pm Donnelly Park
Christmas Symphony Singers
Christmas Symphony Singers Dec 18 @6pm Community Building Theater
Half Marathon & 5K
Half Marathon & 5K Dec 18 & 19 @7-9am Evans Park
Art of the Deal
New Years Eve Fireworks
New Years Eve Fireworks Dec 31 @9pm-midnight
Sunday Village Market



catboat boats


Start at MD Marina 148 Charles Ave

You’re in FLORIDA! The weather outside is Delightful. Go see the 1000 yr old Dora Canal on a 2 seated gas powered catamaran. No boating experience needed. It’s the perfect holiday gift for you, your friends & family. Make reservations at

Book a CatBoat Tour


Donnelly Park

Mount Dora Center for the Arts presents its annual fundraising Gala for the first time on NEW YEARS EVE! Celebrate in GATSBY themed attire. You won’t want to miss this extravagant and exciting event just in time to walk downtown to enjoy the fireworks at the city docks .

December 31, 2021 6:30pm

Art of the Deal Tickets


Start at MD Boating Center & Marina

Take a fun tour of Mount Dora on a SEGWAY! Glide along the waterfront boardwalk past the iconic lighthouse and hear some amazing facts about this town. The tour takes you through neighborhoods and downtown to pass shops and restaurants.  

Book a Segway Tour

ballet children

Mount Dora Ballet NUTCRACKER

Community Building

 The Mount Dora School of Ballet returns to present Lake Ballet Theater’s Nutcracker, Tchaikovsky’s famous, full-length ballet. 

December 4, 2021 7pm & December 5, 2021 3pm

Nutcracker Tickets


Start at MD Chamber of Commerce

Your host Jimberly takes you on a tour of 6-7 restaurants in the historic walking district to taste some culinary specialties and tell you a bit of Mount Dora history.

Book a Mount Dora Food Tour

Christmas Symphony Singers

Community Building

Join this jaw-dropping choir as they sing the songs from all your favorite holiday movies!   A symphony of voices recreate the soundtracks you love to hear at Christmas-time.

December 18, 2021  6pm

Christmas Symphony Singers


Donnelly Park

530 N Donnelly St

More than 2 million lights adorn our centrally located park from the last weekend in Nov til the first weekend in Feb

Palm Island Park

411 S Tremain St

Explore one of Mount Dora’s best kept secrets.  See wildlife and native plants as you walk along trails and watch turtles and alligators in the water below the boardwalk in this free park. 

Donnelly House

Donnelly House

535 N Donnelly St

This historic home was built in 1893 and was the home of town pioneers John P. Donnelly and his wife Annie McDonald

Singing Christmas Tree

Sunset park

Make sure you swing by Sunset Park to check out the Giant Christmas tree with its synchronized lights and music. 230 W. 4th Ave

Mount Dora Marina

Mt Dora Boating Center & Marina

148 Charles Ave

Located on the south end of town on Lake Dora, make sure you seek out this incredible display put on by the owners of the marina


Mount Dora Lighthouse

Grantham Pointe

Although it is only 35ft tall, the Mount Dora lighthouse is the only registered working inland lighthouse in the state of Florida

Behind the Scenes

In 2018 Lisa McDonald our Public Information Officer with the City of Mount Dora gave us some insight into what it takes to get Mount Dora into the holiday spirit. Take a peek.

To see more things to do in Mount Dora, Florida all year round