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Lake Eola Park

 

Location:

512 East Washington Street
Orlando, FL 32801

Contact:

Phone: 407.246.4484
Event Rentals: 407.246.2378
Park Hours: 6 a.m. – 12 a.m.

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Lake Eola Park is located in the heart of Downtown Orlando. The sidewalk that circles the lake is .9 miles in length, making it easy for visitors to keep track of their walking or running distances. Other activities available to park visitors include renting swan-shaped paddle boats, feeding the live swans and other birds inhabiting the park, seeing a concert or a play in the Walt Disney Amphitheater, grabbing a bite to eat at Relax Grill on Lake Eola or relaxing amid beautiful flower beds and a spectacular view of Orlando’s skyline.

Celebrate the Holiday Season at Lake Eola Park!

Friday, December 1, 2017 – Saturday, January 6, 2018

Eola Wonderland Christmas Tree Show
Amphitheater at Lake Eola Park

Every night starting on Friday, December 1 through Saturday, January 6 at 5:45 p.m.; 6:45 p.m.; 7:45 p.m.; 8:45 p.m. and 9:45 p.m., the Eola Wonderland 72–foot Christmas tree will come alive with a synchronized light and music show while the Lake Eola fountain displays red, green and gold lights to celebrate the holiday season.

Friday, December 1, 2017 – Saturday, December 23, 2017

Santa Claus at the Eola House
Eola House, 512 East Washington Street

Visit Santa Claus at the Eola House on select nights. Click here for schedule.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.

What’s Up Downtown for the Holidays
Amphitheater at Lake Eola Park

The Downtown Development Board’s annual holiday edition of What’s Up Downtown at Lake Eola Park will feature performances from the Russian Ballet Orlando, Mad Cow Theatre, Dr. Phillips Center Premier Performance Ensemble Docs & Dellas, Howard Middle School Jazz Band and Howard Middle School Show Choir.

Friday, December 8, 2017

** (12/8/17) NOTICE: Due to inclement weather, the below events scheduled for December 8 will be rescheduled. 

6:00 p.m.

Holiday Music Performance by Edgewater High School
Amphitheater at Lake Eola Park

Prior to Holiday Movie in the Park, the Edgewater High School Eagle Chorus will give a holiday music performance at the Amphitheater at Lake Eola Park.

7:00 p.m.

Holiday Movie in the Park
Amphitheater at Lake Eola Park

Every week during the holiday season, free movies will play at the Amphitheater at Lake Eola Park. This week’s free holiday movie is Elf, starring Will Ferrell.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Violectric Holiday Show
Amphitheater at Lake Eola Park

Rock in the holidays with the popular strings super-group “Violectric” at the annual Violectric Holiday Show presented by the City of Orlando Department of Families, Parks and Recreation.  Free and open to the public, the LIVE concert features traditional holiday songs mashed up with classic rock tunes and modern hits. Plus, for this year’s pet-friendly show, Violectric has teamed up with Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando.  Attendees are encouraged to bring their pets to the show, and anyone who brings a pet supply or makes a donation for Pet Alliance will receive a pet photo opportunity with Santa and Mrs. Claus making a special visit to the show.

Friday, December 15, 2017

6:00 p.m.

Holiday Music Performance by Howard Middle School
Amphitheater at Lake Eola Park

Prior to Holiday Movie in the Park, students from Howard Middle School will give a holiday music performance at the Amphitheater at Lake Eola Park.

7:00 p.m.

Holiday Movie in the Park
Amphitheater at Lake Eola Park

Every week during the holiday season, free movies will play at the Amphitheater at Lake Eola Park. This week’s free holiday movie is, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

7:00 p.m.

“The Nutcracker” Performance by the Russian Ballet of Orlando
 Amphitheater at Lake Eola Park

The Russian Ballet of Orlando will present a gift to the Orlando community with a free performance of the traditional ballet, “The Nutcracker.”

Friday, December 22, 2017

 6:00 p.m.

 Holiday Music Performance by Lake Nona High School
Amphitheater at Lake Eola Park

Prior to Holiday Movie in the Park, students from Lake Nona High School will give a holiday music performance at the Amphitheater at Lake Eola Park.

7:00 p.m.

Holiday Movie in the Park
Amphitheater at Lake Eola Park

Every week during the holiday season, free movies will play at the Amphitheater at Lake Eola Park. This week’s free holiday movie is Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

11:00 a.m.

Florida Citrus Parade
Downtown Orlando

The Florida Citrus Parade brings together more than 3,000 participants in one of Central Florida’s longest running traditions. The parade, which has become one of the largest sports affiliated parades in the nation, will feature signature citrus floats, marching bands from across the country and family fun in Downtown Orlando.

See event listings below for more information on these, and other events!

Lake Eola Events

Date & Time

Event

Location

Every Sunday
Eola Sunday Market
The Eola Sunday Market has gained a reputation of being one of the best in Central Florida. The market features fruits and vegetables, home-made breads, an assortment of local cuisines, beer, wine and a variety of artwork and entertainment. For more information, please visit orlandofarmersmarket.com
Southeast Corner
Friday December 1 - Saturday January 6Eola Wonderland Christmas Tree Show Every night starting on Friday, December 1 through Saturday, January 6 at 5:45 p.m.; 6:45 p.m.; 7:45 p.m.; 8:45 p.m. and 9:45 p.m., the Eola Wonderland 72–foot Christmas tree will come alive with a synchronized light and music show while the Lake Eola fountain displays red, green and gold lights to celebrate the holiday season.Amphitheater
Friday December 1 - Saturday December 23Santa Claus at the Eola House Visit Santa Claus at the Eola House on select nights. Eola House
Thursday December 7
11:45 am - 1:15 pm
What's Up Downtown for the Holidays The Downtown Development Board invites you to the annual holiday edition of What's Up Downtown. Pack up your lunch and head to the Walt Disney Amphitheater at Lake Eola Park where you’ll experience song and dance performances by the Russian Ballet Orlando, Mad Cow Theatre, Docs & Dellas, Dr. Phillips Center Premier Performance Ensemble, Howard Middle School Jazz Band and Howard Middle School Show Choir. For more information, and to RSVP, please contact Rose Garlick at rose.garlick@downtownorlando.com, call 407.246.3789Amphitheater
Friday December 8
6 - 9 pm
** (12/8/17) NOTICE: Cancelled due to inclement weather, will be rescheduled.
Holiday Movies at the Park -
Elf
After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity. Enjoy holiday music from the Edgewater High School Eagle Chorus before the show.
Amphitheater
Saturday December 9
7 - 9 pm
Violectric
Holiday Show
Rock in the holidays with the popular strings super-group “Violectric” at the annual Violectric Holiday Show presented by the City of Orlando Department of Families, Parks and Recreation. Free and open to the public, the LIVE concert features traditional holiday songs mashed up with classic rock tunes and modern hits. Plus, for this year’s pet-friendly show, Violectric has teamed up with Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando. Attendees are encouraged to bring their pets to the show, and anyone who brings a pet supply or makes a donation for Pet Alliance will receive a pet photo opportunity with Santa and Mrs. Claus making a special visit to the show. For a sample, please visit violectric.net
Amphitheater
Sunday December 10
4 - 8 pm
District 2 Holiday Event Join District 2 as we celebrate the holidays. A live mariachi band and more! Amphitheater
Friday December 15
6 - 9 pm
Holiday Movies at the Park -
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
The Griswold family's plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster. Enjoy holiday music from the Howard Middle School Chorus before the show.
Amphitheater
Saturday December 16
7:30 - 9 pm
The Nutcracker by the Russian Ballet of Orlando The Russian Academy of Ballet presents a gift to the Orlando Community with a free performance of the traditional “The Nutcracker”. For more information, please visit russianacademyofballet.comAmphitheater
Friday December 22
6 - 9 pm
Holiday Movies at the Park -
Nightmare Before Christmas
Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home cause confusion. Enjoy holiday music from the Lake Nona High School Chorus before the show.
Amphitheater
Saturday December 30
11 am - 1 pm
Florida Citrus Parade The Florida Citrus Parade has grown to become one of the largest sports affiliated parades in the nation, an annual tradition that occurs each year between the Russell Athletic Bowl and the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl games. For more information, please visit floridacitrusparade.comNorthwest Lawn

10421262_989261377754219_7969883020431835876_nLake Eola Fountain

The original Linton E. Allen Memorial Fountain was built in 1957 and refurbished in 2011. It is known as the “official” icon of the City of Orlando. At night the fountain comes alive with a choreographed show set to music. The colors of the water and the musical themes change with the season. Shows run nightly at approximately 8:00  and 9:30 p.m. lasting about 6 minutes. Show times will change in the Spring.

GRSBR-56Swan Boat Rentals (Swan Boats closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day)

A ride on a paddle boat is a great way to explore Lake Eola. Lake Eola Park has swan-shaped paddle boats available for rent for $15.00 per half hour. Each boat holds 5 people (children of all ages are welcome). Hours of operation are 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday; and 10 a.m. – 10p .m. Wednesday through Saturday (weather permitting).   Rentals are accepted up to 30 minutes prior to closing time.  Look for the boat rental dock by the Relax Grill. No reservations needed!

 

1012198_674331472580546_1671980171_nPark Rentals

Lake Eola is a popular destination for festivals, concerts, fundraising walks and even weddings.   There are various locations around the park available for rent as shown here.  For information on park rentals please call 407.246.2378.

Eola House

1499459_774215762592116_824151579_nThe newest addition to Lake Eola Park, the Eola House is a historic setting for meetings, baby showers, small weddings or other events. Click here for information on rentals, or call 407.246.2378. Limited public access. 

Vendor information

To be a vendor at the Sunday Farmer’s Market, or any other park event, please contact the event promoter directly. Following are the most frequently requested contacts:

Fiesta in the Park: fiestainthepark.com

July 4th Fireworks at the Fountain: 321.281.2185

Sunday’s Farmers Market: orlandofarmersmarket.com

Group Feeding Permit Information 

Leaper-Compact-NEW Lake Eola has a park-wide sound system which links the amphitheater with speakers surrounding the lake. This project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program. The Orlando Community & Youth Trust and the Downtown Development Board/Community Redevelopment Agency partnered with Orange County to provide funding. 

 

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