? 2016 Mount Dora Christmas Events in Mount Dora

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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.
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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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2016 Schedule of Christmas Events

35th Annual Light Up Mount Dora
Saturday, November 26th, 2016 - Pre-Show @4:30pm, Live Show @5:30pm and 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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6th Annual Lighting of the Main Street Christmas Tree in Mount Dora
Saturday, November 26th, 2016 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 26th, 2016 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 26th, 2016. Dinner will be served in the Donnelly House located at 535 N. Donnelly Street across from the Donnelly Park by Reservation only. Serving hours are from 4:30pm - 7:00pm. Please call Joy Lewis at 352-483-1233 before Nov 15, 2016 for reservations

Santa Switchboard TBA
Actual calls will be made; TBD
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.

20th Annual W.T. Bland Public Library Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
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"

24th Annual Mount Dora Christmas Walk
Friday, December 2nd, 2016 - 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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Join the Men of Mount Dora Masonic Lodge at the Donnelly House for the Annual Christmas Walk
Friday, December 2nd, 2016 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.

56th Annual Mount Dora Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 - 11:00am in Streets of Downtown Mount Dora
A decades old Mount Dora tradition!

Christmas Lighted Boat Parade
Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Lakefront Mount Dora
An annual Mount Dora tradition on the downtown waterfront
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Broadway Music on Tour
Saturday December 3rd @7pm
Mount Dora Community Building Theater
Featuring renowned counter tenor Terry Barber and a cast of Broadway stars for one show only!
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2nd Friday Movie in the Park: Happy Feet TWO
Friday, December 9th at Dusk
Mount Dora Community Building
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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Christmas Sock hop with Johnny Dee & The Starlights
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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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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