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City of Ocala
Feel Downtown Ocala
Fox 51
Avera and Smith
Justins Comic Shop
Coventry Health Care
Insight Credit Union
Wells Fargo and Adams Homes
Sullivan Cadillac
Rasmussen College
DogPatch Downs
103.7 The Gator
Q92 My Country
The Sky
WOCA The Source
Fairbanks Construction
Brusters Icecream
Waste Pro
Church of Scientology
The Mojo Grill
Ocala Community Credit Union
Party Time Rentals
Chuck E. Cheese
Metro PCS
Bluegreen Vacations
Cameos Salon and Spa
Cameos Salon and Spa

About the Event

Join us downtown for this festive Ocala tradition. 

32nd Annual Light Up Ocala  



Live entertainment, crafts, food, children's activities, Junior Sunshine Christmas parade and a visit by Santa will all be a part of the 32nd annual Light Up Ocala on Saturday, Nov. 21 from 4-9 p.m. in beautiful, historic downtown Ocala.

Stages for the event will be located on North Magnolia Avenue, the Downtown Square and Citizens' Circle.  In order to accommodate pedestrian traffic between the north and south venues, SR 40/Silver Springs Blvd. will be closed adjacent to the square.

The highlight of the event will be the lighting of downtown Ocala and a 42-foot Christmas tree which is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. 

Musical entertainment to be announced.  In addition, a wide array of dancers and musicians will be performing throughout the evening. 

Additional entertainment and FUN this year: 

  • A "Whoville" themed kids zone at the north stage zone, which incorporates the Brick City Plaza where the animated "Grinch that Stole Christmas" will show on the big screen.  
  • The Downtown Holiday Skating Rink, "Let's Skate Ocala" will open at the event.  We have nearly doubled the size of the rink, which will allow more space for you, family and friends! 

Other activites will include: 

  •  Junior Sunshine Christmas Parade which will weave through downtown streets and includes more than 1,000 youth from the community.  
  • 5-8:30 p.m. - Santa will be in his sleigh to visit with children after the parade.  
  • 6:30 p.m. - City officials will kick off the holiday season with the Lighting Ceremony. 
  • Kid Events games and fun zones 



Event Map

will be available at a later date.

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