Seasonal Showcase Will Include Open-Air Skating Rink, Snow, Holiday Movies, Santa Claus, And More
Orlando, Fla. (Nov. 14, 2018) – Lake Nona is kicking off the holiday season with a flurry of activities for the whole family in Lake Nona Town Center. From Dec. 8 – 30, the Lake Nona Holiday Festival will feature one of Central Florida’s only outdoor, open-air skating rinks, live entertainment, occasional snowfalls, festive food and drink options, classic holiday movies, and appearances from the big man himself, Santa Claus. The Lake Nona Holiday Festival will be open Thursday-Sunday from 3 – 10 p.m.
Decked out with all the holiday trimmings, Lake Nona Town Center will transform into a true winter wonderland featuring Christmas trees, lights, a mailbox for letters to Santa, and special holiday programming for Lake Nona’s five-story interactive landmark, The Beacon. Lake Nona Holiday Festival visitors can also expect live performances from holiday carolers, classic mulled wine and roasted chestnuts, and an occasional pine-scented snowfall.
Themed weekend nights will bring the movies to life with unique activations and experiences based on that week’s featured movie. Each movie will start at 7 p.m. The holiday movie schedule includes:
- Saturday, Dec. 8: “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”
- Friday, Dec. 14: “Home Alone”
- Friday, Dec. 21: “The Polar Express”
- Friday, Dec. 28: “Frozen”
Santa Claus will make appearances on movie nights from 5 – 9 p.m. Families are welcome to take photos on their own or opt for professional shots with an on-site photographer.
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In addition to classic holiday treats, food, and beverage options are available from Lake Nona Town Center restaurants including Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen, Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine, and the recently-opened Park Pizza Brewing & Co. Outdoor entertainment district Boxi Park is also expected to open by the end of the year.
Complimentary parking for the Lake Nona Holiday Festival will be available in the five-story central parking structure.