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Hello Holidays – Kick Off the Season This Weekend

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The holidays have arrived in Lake Mary and that means the city’s spectacular annual light display in Central Park is twinkling nightly! It also means that the calendar will be filling up quickly with school, work and family events. But before the holiday hysteria sets in, take a moment this weekend to celebrate the merry and bright as you kick off the season during these festive (and free) events taking place in Lake Mary and around Seminole County.


City of Lake Mary Events

Holiday in the Park

Friday, Dec. 2 from 6:00 -8:00 p.m. in Central Park at Lake Mary City Hall

Gather your family, friends and neighbors in Central Park for the lighting of the Lake Mary Christmas Tree then visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus as you enjoy the city’s famous holiday light display!


Holiday Open House at the Lake Mary Museum

Sunday, Dec. 4 from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Enjoy the museum’s Festival of Trees (which continues through Dec. 26) and hand-crafted holiday decorations during this community celebration and silent auction. Refreshments and entertainment will be provided.


Santa Parade

Saturday, Dec. 10 and Saturday, Dec. 17

Surprise the kids with a truly special holiday treat when Santa visits your neighborhood! On December 10 and 17, Santa and Mrs. Claus will tour various communities on top of a Lake Mary Fire Department fire truck and escorted by the city’s police officers. The parade will begin both days at 8:30 a.m. and continue until 5:00 p.m., or until each neighborhood on the route has been reached. To find out when Santa will be visiting your block, click here!


City of Sanford Events

Christmas in the Square

Friday, Dec. 2 from 6:00 - 8:00  p.m. in Magnolia Square (First Street)

Join the City of Sanford as the community lights up historic downtown Sanford with live entertainment, Santa and more. Continue the holiday fun during the city’s Annual Illuminated Christmas Parade and Illuminated Boat Parade.


City of Longwood Events

Celebrate the Season & Tree Lighting

Friday, Dec. 2 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. in Historic Longwood (Church Ave.)

Celebrate the holiday season in downtown historic Longwood with a tree lighting, train rides, appearances by Santa and his elves, games, food and more!


City of Altamonte Springs Events

Light Up the Holidays

Saturday, Dec. 3 from 5:00- 9:00 p.m. in Cranes Roost ParkSalute the season as the City of Altamonte Springs illuminates Cranes Roost Park with fireworks, a giant ice slide, Santa and Mrs. Claus, train rides, holiday performances and more. The city is also hosting a full schedule of holiday shows, concerts and movies throughout December.

12 Days of Christmas Celebration


City of Oviedo Events
Thursday, Dec. 8 from 6:00 -9:00 p.m. in Center Lake Park (Oviedo)

Kick off the City of Oviedo’s 12 Days of Christmas celebrations during this holiday event which will feature the annual tree lighting, food trucks, Santa and more!

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