Emily Bonvini – 321.217.4252
Ring in the Holidays at the City of Orlando’s Ninth Annual Tree Lighting Celebration
The City of Orlando invites Central Florida residents and visitors to ring in the holiday season at the annual Downtown for the Holidays Tree Lighting Celebration.
The highlight of this free event is the lighting of the City’s 72-foot-tall Christmas tree at Lake Eola Park’s Washington Plaza. Attendees will help countdown to the lighting of the tree’s 88,000 animated lights and the 15-minute Eola Wonderland Christmas tree show where the tree will come alive to a synchronized light-and-music show with the Lake Eola fountain.
Entertainment will include holiday performances at the Walt Disney Amphitheater from the Trinity Lutheran School, The Sunshine Trio and a stage show by Encore! Cast Performing Arts that will include more than 100 Disney Cast members and their families. The stage entertainment will conclude with a special finale performance of “Let There Be Peace on Earth” dedicated to the victims of the Pulse tragedy.
The event will also feature food trucks and a holiday market offering gifts, food and drinks for purchase, as well as the opportunity to meet Santa until 10 p.m. at the Eola House.
At tonight’s event, the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program, which helps more than 3,500 underprivileged children, will be accepting donations of new, unwrapped toys appropriate for children ages 0-12.
Friday, December 2, 2016
5 – 9 p.m.
Trinity Lutheran School Christmas musical: 5 p.m.
The Sunshine Trio: 6 p.m.
**Tree Lighting: 7 p.m.**
Encore! Cast Performing Arts: 7:30 p.m.
Lake Eola Park
195 North Rosalind Avenue
PARKING AND TRAVEL INFORMATION:
Parking is available for a fee at all Downtown Orlando parking garages, lots and Smart Meters.
The free LYMMO Circulator is recommended for Downtown residents and attendees parking at garages other than the Library Garage (112 East Central Boulevard).
Fifth/Third Bank lot on the corner of Rosalind Avenue and Robinson Street. This lot will not be available before 5 p.m.