Lights, snow, markets and more: Winter Garden gets ready for free holiday festivities

City of Winter Garden hosts almost daily Christmas events

Strolling through Winter Garden during winter with all the festive lights. (Samara Cokinos, WKMG)

WINTER GARDEN, Fla. – The city of Winter Garden is preparing a month of Christmas and holiday activities, including Christmas light displays, concerts, markets, parades and more.

Tis the Season in Winter Garden kicks off on Friday, Dec. 2 with Light Up Winter Garden, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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The event starts when they turn on the lights at City Hall on Plant Street at 6:15 p.m. and follows with activities all night long throughout the downtown area, including a snow slide and 22 tons of snow at the Main Street Wonderland.

The event is free and so is parking.

The festivities continue every day through Jan. 8 with decorations, music, photo stations and performers along the West Orange Trail.

On Saturday, Dec. 3, the Winter Garden Christmas Parade starts at 10 a.m., followed by a Christmas market along Plant Street from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and then the Winter Garden Christmas Golf Cart Parade at 6 p.m.

On weekends City Hall will play host to a special light show from 6 to 9 p.m.

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The Saturday Winter Garden Farmers Market also gets into the holiday spirit with visits from Santa and holiday shopping.

A Hanukkah Celebration and Menorah Lighting will also take place Dec. 19 at 6 p.m. outside the Downtown Post Office.

There are more markets, presentations, concerts, special horse-drawn carriage tours and more. Many of the events are free, but some do have a fee.

To see a full schedule of events, head to the city of Winter Garden website.

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