2014 Schedule of Events

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The Cannonball Christmas Express
Throughout December of 2014
Departs the Tavares Train Station bound for the North Pole
Santa will board the train at the North Pole to visit with kids of all ages and present each child with a gift. Add Santa's elves and you have a special evening filled with fun and inspiration for life long memories of all ages. This 50 minute trip is great family entertainment!
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Next up on the Mount Dora Christmas events calendar...

Mount Dora Christmas Lights Guided Walking Tour

Mount Dora Half Marathon and 5K Run
Sunday, December 21th, 2014
Come to the quaint town of Mount Dora for a run filled with tree lined vistas of waterfront neighborhoods and lake-hugging roadways.
More Information Click HERE for more info.

Authors in the Park 3rd Annual Christmas Spectacular
Saturday, December 20th, 2014 @5pm in the Donnelly Building at Donnelly Park
12 local authors showcasing their talent in an open-house atmosphere. FREE gift wrapping for any books purchased. Raffle prized from local businesses. FREE admission!
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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

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 2014
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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Premier Boat Tours Christmas Boat Tour
Throughout December at sunset every day.
Departs the docks @ Lakeside Inn, Mount Dora
Hot apple cider and cookies while you enjoy natural beauty and seasonal displays along the lakefront. Reservations Required!

These events have passed, be sure to catch them next year.

33rd Annual Light Up Mount Dora
Saturday, November 29th, 2014 @5:30pm; Light Up at 6:30 p.m.
Donnelly Park on the corner of Fifth Ave. and Donnelly St.
Join us for the lighting in Donnelly Park and downtown Mount Dora with over to 2 million sparkling lights! Don’t miss this spectacular show with traditional Christmas Songs, dancers, and more. The event is free & open to the public. For more information, contact the Mount Dora Area Chamber of Commerce at 352-383-2165.
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5th Annual Lighting of the Main Street Christmas Tree in Mount Dora
Saturday, November 29th, 2014 after Light Up
4th Avenue Pedestrian Mall adjacent to Sunset Park
Join us for the lighting of the 40-foot Christmas tree featuring thousands of lights flashing, dancing and blinking in time to Christmas tunes.

Join the Ladies of the Donnelly House for dinner at the Donnelly House with Mount Dora Chapter #103
Saturday, November 29th, 2014 from 4:30 pm to 7 p.m.
Historic Donnelly House
Please join Mount Dora Chapter No 103 OES as they celebrate the lighting of Historic Downtown Mount Dora for the holidays on November 30, 2013. Dinner will be served in the Donnelly House located at 535 N. Donnelly Street across from the Donnelly Park by Reservation only. Serviing hours are from 4:30pm - 7:00pm Dinner includes: Your choice of Roast Beef or Pork, Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables, Roll and Dessert. Your choice of Iced Tea, Lemonade, Water or Coffee. Cost is $9.35 + 0.56 (tax) = $10.00 - Please call Joy Lewis at 352-483-1233 before Nov 22, 2013 for reservations"

ALL NEW Christmas Lights Tour
Thursdays & Fridays Throughout December & January
Mount Dora is transformed into a "City of Light" with the illumination of over 3 million lights throughout Old Mount Dora. The lights mix with many stories of Christmas past as told by your tour guide on this walking tour. Buy Tickets Online

Santa Switchboard Now Accepting Call Requests
Through December 5th, 2014
Actual calls will be made; Tuesday, December 9th, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM & Wednesday, December 10th, 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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.

Mount Dora Fire Department Participates In Toys For Tots Drive
Through December 11th, 2014
The Mount Dora Fire Department is again this year a Toys for Tots drop off facility. New and unwrapped toys can be donated now through December 12. Donation boxes have been placed at both the fire department and police department lobbies. For more information, please contact the Mount Dora Fire Department at (352) 735-7122.

18th Annual W.T. Bland Public Library Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
December 4th @4:30pm
WT Bland Public Library Mount Dora
Join us in admiring the handmade ornaments on the Library's Christmas tree. Santa will return once again to kindle the lights on our Christmas tree and hand out treats to all. Then enjoy holiday cookies and punch and hot apple cider in the Library's Community Room. Details: W.T. Bland Public Library 352-735-7180. FREE"

Mount Dora Christmas Walk
Friday, December 5th, 2014 - 6pm to 9pm
FREE admission to a family friendly street party in Downtown Mount Dora featuring live music, dancing, shopping and Santa.
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A Saxxy Holiday with Alan Darcy at the Windsor Rose
Friday December 5th, 2014
This will be quite an evening full of holiday cheer and MOMENTUM with A Christmas Walk in downtown Mount Dora and Alan Darcy in the house. Reserve Online NOW!
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Join the Men of Mount Dora Masonic Lodge at the Donnelly House for the Annual Christmas Walk
Friday, December 5th, 2014 from 6-9pm
Historic Donnelly House across from the park
Tour the historic Donnelly House, hot chocolate & pictures with Santa.
Our food prices are: Homemade Chili $3, Hamburgers $3, Hot Dogs $2 and Drinks $1 Call (352)-483-1233 for more information.

Florida Lakes Symphony Orchestra Christmas Concert
Friday, December 5th, 2013
featuring the participation of the Mount Dora School of Ballet in the Nutcracker Suite. One Show Only. St Patricks Catholic Church, 6803 Old Highway 441 S
Call 352-589-1500 for more info.

55th Annual Mount Dora Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 6th, 2014 - 11:00am in Streets of Downtown Mount Dora
A decades old Mount Dora tradition!

Lighted Boat Parade
Saturday, December 6th, 2014 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Lakefront Mount Dora
An annual Mount Dora tradition on the downtown waterfront
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Christmas on the Caligari
Saturday, December 6th, 2014 - 7:00pm
At the Modernism Museum
Featuring internationally performing Jazz musicians Per & Tamara Danielsson

BJ Thomas - A Mount Dora Christmas
Saturday December 6th, 2014 at 7:00pm
5 Time Grammy Award winner BJ Thomas returns to Mount Dora after a sold-out summer show! Get tickets while you can!
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Christmas Tour of Homes
Saturday and Sunday, December 6th and 7th, 2014.
This is a self driving tour to see six homes beautifully decorated for the holidays. Tickets are $15 and All proceeds go to fund scholarships for students persuing careers in the Arts.. For more information call Sandie at 352 735-4324 or Karen 904 742-8312.

Join us for a FREE holiday concert featuring The Lake Concert Band under the direction of Mark Barton to Benefit Lake Cares Food Pantry.
Thursday, December 11th from 7pm to 9pm
Mount Dora Community Building

2nd Friday Movie in the Park: 'Frozen'
Friday, December 12th at Dusk
Donnelly Park
Come join us the 2nd Friday of each month for our FREE Movie In the Park in Donnelly Park. Movies begin at dusk. Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy the show! Concessions are sold to support youth scholarships.

2nd Friday Art Stroll - Special Holiday Art & Craft Stroll
Friday, December 12th, 2014. @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 13th, 2014 - 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Snow, Sledding, Santa, Food, Games & Fun!
Donnelly Park at 5th Avenue and Donnelly St.
See it on YouTube Click to see Christmas in the Park with Snow

A Celtic Christmas with the GlenGariff Duo at the Windsor Rose
Saturday, December 13th, 2014 - 6:30 pm
The joy and hope of Christmas are celebrated in a Celtic-styled celebration, leaving memories of home during the holidays in Ireland. Listening to celebrated folktales and Carols connects us with ancient historic reasons of why the custom of Christmas music has endured. We feel enriched while being entertained and the subtle charm of connecting to something larger than ourselves.
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"A Cocktailed Christmas"
Wednesday, December 17th, 2014 @5:00pm
Tremain's Tavern Historic Lakeside Inn
The Lakeside Chamber Players Present: "A Cocktailed Christmas." For more information, contact the Historic Lakeside Inn at 352-383-4101.
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Golden Triangle Christmas Concert
Thursday, December 18th, 2014 @7pm in the Mount Dora Community Building
Proceeds benefit the Parks & Recreations Scholarship Program & the Mount Dora Swim Team. $3 donation suggested.
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