Holiday Events Around Mount Dora


Twinkling lights, sweet scents, festive cheer… it’s the most wonderful time of the year! Around your new Medallion home at Lakes of Mount Dora, fun-filled adventures await for you and your family to celebrate the season and connect with your community. From marathons and holiday shopping to New Year’s Eve celebrations and snow sledding (yes, it’s true!), take a look at the special, holiday-themed events happening beyond your front door in downtown Mount Dora: 


December 19: Mount Dora 5K


’Tis the season to enjoy the fresh air! If you love a good workout, register for the annual Mount Dora 5K (just a little over 3 miles), and feel great while you help support Mount Dora High School and Run 4 a Cause. This festive and scenic run starting at Elizabeth Evans Park will surely put you in the holiday spirit. Plus, a post-run celebration with drinks on your lanai is always a good idea!


December 19-20: Christmas at the Market


There’s no better feeling than finding the perfect gift for a loved one. (Or even something special for yourself!) If you have some last-minute holiday shopping to do, look no further than the Holiday Market at Renninger’s Antique Center, where you’re sure to find that special something. Enjoy complimentary treats while you browse unique antiques and handmade items!


December 20: Mount Dora Half Marathon


If you’re a more seasoned runner, tackle the half marathon! You’ll wind through the most beautiful parts of town, with water, Gatorade, and bathrooms available along the way. Whether you’re going for a new personal record or you’re participating in your first half marathon ever, you’ll have so much fun joining in on the festivities with your community and conquering your fitness goals. 


December 31: Mount Dora New Year’s Eve Celebration 


It’s finally time to welcome 2021! Ring in the new year at Sunset Park starting at 9 PM, with live entertainment, delicious food, drinks, and of course, fireworks at midnight. Bring your best friends for a fun night out or enjoy a special evening with your grandkids. There’s nothing better than saying cheers to a new year and new beginnings with your loved ones! 


There’s no better place to enjoy the festive fun of the holidays than beautiful, lakeside Mount Dora. Experience a laid-back, cheerful atmosphere as you stroll along the tree-lined streets with family and friends, whether you’re browsing for holiday gifts at a charming store or enjoying a meal together at your favorite eatery. There’s so much waiting for you downtown — we hope you have a merry and bright holiday season here!


For more information about Lakes of Mount Dora, please contact us at 914-214-9857.