Holiday events around Central Florida

How you can participate with your family

By Tara Evans - Executive Producer
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Marion County

Annual Holiday Helpers Drive

Marion County Fire Rescue is asking for help to bring joy to needy families! You can help by donating new and unwrapped clothing, toys and non-perishable goods to under-privileged children through December 13, 2013. You can also "adopt" families to provide gifts for. Contact Merrie Smith at 352-291-8000 for more information

These are the locations accepting donations:

  • MCFR Headquarters                 
  • Anthony Station 1        
  • Meadowood Farms Station 12
  • Friendship Station 21             
  • Citra Station 2                 
  • Orange Springs Station 13
  • Rainbow Springs Station 22    
  • East Marion Station 4    
  • Salt Springs Station 15 
  • Marion Oaks Station 24           
  • South Forest Station 6  
  • Shady Station 16
  • Weirsdale Station 27                
  • Fort McCoy Station 7    
  • Silver Springs Shores Station 17
  • Rolling Greens Station 28       
  • Orange Lake Station 9    
  • Belleview Station 18
  • Spruce Creek Station 30          
  • The Villages of Marion Station 10
  • Sparr Station 19                        
  • Ray Lloyd, Jr. Station 31 
  • North Marion Station 11
  • Golden Ocala Station 20         
  • Liberty Station 32

Orange County

Light Up UCF

The snow will fall, in Orlando this winter. Light Up UCF, an affordable family winter wonderland featuring ice skating, rides, and holiday attractions makes its annual imprint at the newly renamed CFE Arena (formerly UCF Arena), beginning tomorrow, Friday, November 15 and running through Sunday, January 5.

For more information click here.

Festival Of Trees

The Orlando Museum of Art's Council of 101 will present Central Florida's favorite holiday event, the 27th Annual Festival of Trees, "All That Glitters," opening November 16-24, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

For more information, click here.

Brevard County

Festival Of Trees

The Junior League of South Brevard Inc. is excited to announce the 29th annual Festival of Trees.  This family-friendly event is an annual community fundraiser to continue improving Brevard County through financial and volunteer commitments.  Attend a silent auction for themed trees, buy gifts, win a raffle and even see Santa!

Click here for more information.

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