With its quaint downtown that lights up each holiday season, Mount Dora is a beautiful city to spend the holidays. In addition to the sparkling lights, the city hosts numerous Christmas and New Year themed events to ring in the new year. We've got plays, parties, and celebrations included in this list of festive holiday events in Mount Dora that all lead up to the countdown we've been waiting for. 

Carol of The King, The Irish Dance Christmas Spectacular - Prepare to be frozen in shock with this chilling play about a king trying to prepare his kingdom for the Christmas season only to be stopped by an evil force. Carol of The King takes place Wednesday, December 6th at the Mount Dora Community Center. Tickets prices are $15-35.

Mount Dora Police Department Northeast Community Christmas Party - This party is all about the music, games, and food. Come out to the Martin Luther King Center Saturday, December 9th from 9 a.m. to noon to challenge yourself on the obstacle course, play on the bounce house, and meet Santa! 

France Neil and Dave Capp at Modernism Museum - Celebrate the holidays with this festive event at  Modernism Museum featuring saxophonist Dave Capp and vocalist France Neil singing Christmas carols. Tickets are $25 and admission includes a sparkling wine reception at 6:30 p.m. followed by the concert at 7 p.m. 

Christmas in the Park with Snow - Gather up your snow boots and head to Donnelly Park Saturday, December 9th for a night of family-friendly activities including crafts, food, ice skating, sledding, Santa, and more. The fun will start at 5 p.m. and conclude at 9 p.m.

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The Nutcracker - This Christmas season, come out to watch Tchaikovsky's renowned play at the Mount Dora Community Center Saturday, December 16th at 7 p.m. or Sunday, December 17th at 2 p.m. Ticketsare between $20-45. 

Traditional Holiday Celebrations at The Historic Lakeside Inn - Bring the loved ones to enjoy a traditional holiday celebration on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, or New Year's Eve at Lakeside Inn, Florida's Most Historic Hotel. On each event day, there will be elegant four-course meals served in a festive environment. Call (352) 383-4101 for reservations.

New Year's Eve Celebration - And the countdown begins! Gather at Sunset Park on December 31st to ring in the new year with live entertainment and fireworks at midnight.

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