Christmas and Holiday Tree Lightings around Central Florida!

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Can you feel it? Sure, it’s 80-something degrees here in Central Florida, but there’s something about wreaths and garlands going up on our neighborhood entrance signs and palm trees lit up like candy canes in red & white twinkling lights that give you that “it’s the holiday season” feeling. Or maybe it’s just me! But this is the MOST wonderful time of the year, after all, so let’s go ahead and get ready to celebrate!
If your family’s anything like mine, you’re both excited about all the fun this season brings and dreading the extra expenses that naturally come with it. However, I am here to help you track down a ton of FREE holiday fun, starting with Christmas & Holiday Tree Lightings around Central Florida!

Check out this list of FREE Christmas and Holiday Tree Lightings around Central Florida for 2022

These 2022 Christmas & Holiday tree lightings around Central Florida are FREE events for you to take your family. Some even have food trucks if you want to make it a dinner night out, too!

Let us know in the comments if we missed any! And we hope you have fun! Take lots of pictures & feel free to tag us @OrlandoMomCollective on social media! 

2022 Tree Lighting, Food Trucks and SANTA in Oviedo

Center Lake Park in Oviedo
Thursday, December 1st, 2022
5pm to 9pm
Click here for more info on the annual tree lighting, complimentary Photos with Santa, food trucks & more!

 

2022 Tree Lighting Celebration at Lake Eola in Orlando

Downtown Orlando
Lake Eola Park’s Washington Plaza
Friday, December 2nd, 2022
5pm to 9pm
This event includes food trucks, a holiday market for a little Christmas shopping and even performances at the Walt Disney Amphitheatre. Bring comfy shoes — parking around downtown can be a little tricky and lead to lots of walking.
Get more information here!

Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony in Casselberry

Lake Concord Park, 95 Triplet Lake Drive behind City Hall
Saturday, December 3rd, 2022
5pm to 8pm
Click here for more information about Casselberry’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. This could be the night you get your kids’ photos with Santa (but bring your own camera for FREE portrait style photos.) You’ll enjoy the annual tree lighting ceremony, plus enjoy singing, dancing, activities for the kids and vendors to help you with Christmas shopping.

35th Annual Light Up Winter Garden 2022

City Hall: 300 W. Plant Street and Historic Downtown
Friday, December 2nd, 2022
6pm to 9pm
Lighting is at 6:15pm
Try to get there early for parking — it could get a bit crowded!
And click here to find out more about this festive way to welcome the holiday season! It’s not only the 35th annual Light Up Winter Garden event, but it’s also the event that kicks off the 38 days of “Tis the Season!”

Light Up Clermont 2022

City Hall Park and Downtown Clermont
Friday, December 2nd, 2022
5:30pm to 9pm
Click here for all the details on the City of Clermont’s annual tree lighting! This is known as “one of Clermont’s most popular traditions!” Come ready to enjoy live music, carolers, a photo opp with Santa & Mrs. Claus plus my hubby’s favorite – the food trucks!

Annual Holiday in the Park – Downtown Lake Mary 2022

Friday, December 2nd, 2022
6pm to 9pm
Central Park in Downtown Lake Mary
Click here to find out more about Lake Mary’s annual holiday tree lighting and dancing light show! Come ready to check out the food vendors, winter maze & more!
To make this night even more special, you can help “fill the sleigh” and bring a toy to donate for Lake Mary and Crystal Lake Elementary Schools!

Winter on the Avenue 2022 in Winter Park

Friday, December 2nd, 2022
5pm to 9pm
Central Park, Park Avenue in Winter Park
Click here to learn more about this Winter Park holiday tradition for your family. Park Avenue is an awesome local spot to visit year-round, but during the holidays, it’s transformed into a winter wonderland! Come ready to enjoy the tree lighting, sing along with the carolers and maybe even say hi to Santa!

39th Annual Light Up Mount Dora 

November 26, 2022
4:30pm to 6:30pm
Click here to find out more about the 39th Annual Light Up Mount Dora tradition. You’ll get to see Donnelly Park and downtown Mount Dora light up with over 2 million sparkling Christmas lights, enjoy Christmas music and more!

27th Annual Mount Dora Christmas Walk

Friday, December 2nd, 2022
6pm to 9pm
Downtown Mount Dora
Click here to find out more about this holiday-fun-filled street party for the whole family! You’ll enjoy strolling the idyllic downtown Mount Dora area with music, food vendors, toy vendors, shopping (shops open until 9:00 PM) and even free pictures with Santa!

24th Annual Now Snowing event in Celebration’s Tree Lighting Ceremony

Saturday, November 26th, 2022
5pm to 9pm
Celebration Town Center
Click here for more on the Tree Lighting Ceremony in Celebration, featuring the first snowfall of the season (Florida-style, of course!) Your kiddos might not believe it when they see Santa Claus make his grand entrance! Plus, enjoy live music from strolling carolers and more! If you miss the tree lighting ceremony, don’t worry! They’ll have snow falling every night through December 31st!

Light Up the Holidays 2022 in Altamonte Springs 

Saturday, December 3rd, 2022
5pm to 9pm
Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Springs
Click here to find out more about this City of Altamonte Springs’ holiday tradition. The 60-foot Christmas tree is a perfect photo opp, plus the whole family can enjoy live music, train rides, fireworks and keep your eyes open for Santa & Mrs. Claus!
Even if you can’t make it to these events, many of these are kick offs to the holiday season! You can still stroll around downtown areas, parks and more to enjoy the sights and sounds of this “most wonderful time of the year!”
Hope this is just the festive start to what I hope will be a VERY Merry Christmas & happy holidays for you & your family! 
~Coppelia
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Coppelia is a local Orlando radio personality, wife, mom and self-proclaimed "Boricua princess!" Boricua because she was born in Puerto Rico and princess because ... Disney! Her love of all-things-Disney probably started when her grandma "Abuela Mamin" brought 5-year-old Coppelia to Disney World for the first time! She's married to her "Boricua prince charming," Adam, who is also from Puerto Rico. Both of their kids, their son Chris {2006} and daughter Ally {2009} were born in California. So far, Coppelia's family adventures have taken her from Puerto Rico to California, then Texas (where she loved being a part of our sister community, the Houston Moms Blog!) She moved to Orlando in 2019 for an awesome radio gig! You can hear her on Z88.3 in English and La Z 102.5 in Spanish! When she's not on the radio or getting her kids to basketball and gymnastics, Coppelia blogs about family, faith and fun at coppeliamarie.com. She's also the author of a Bible devotional called “Whole: How One Book Can Transform Your Whole Life." While her roles as wife & mom are priority, she loves opportunities to lead worship and sing in churches and speak at Christian women’s conferences. Orlando life is still new to Coppelia, but she loves being a Disney Annual Passholder. She and her sister Emille hit the parks as often as possible! Special Disney memories include her Disney Honeymoon in 2004 and her first RunDisney half marathon at the Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend in 2015! Can't wait to make new memories & share them with YOU! You can follow her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @Coppeliamarie.

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