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Light Up Ocala

Saturday, November 21, 2020

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Light Up Ocala is a longstanding community tradition to kick off the holidays that attracts thousands to downtown Ocala. This year marks the 37th anniversary of the holiday merry making event! 

 The 2020 Light Up Ocala will have over 100 vendors including crafts, art and plenty of food options to choose from! Live entertainment will fill the air with festive sounds and an interactive kids zone will keep the whole family entertained. You won't want to miss the holiday parade with a special appearance by Santa. All of which culminates in the most exciting part of the event: lighting up downtown Ocala!

Stay tuned for more information closer to the event, including parking information and full event schedule. 

Event Schedule

4:00 p.m. — Event Opens

4:30 p.m. — Jr. Sunshine Parade

6:30 p.m. — Lighting Ceremony 

9:00 p.m. — Event Ends


Vendor Application

Applications are due by Friday, August 21, 2020.

apply online

Click here for a printable vendor application form.

Performer Application

Applications are due by September 4, 2020.

apply online

Click here for a printable performer application form

Sponsorship Information

Light Up Ocala would not be possible without the generosity and support of our sponsors! If you are interested in joining us as a sponsor of Light Up Ocala, please fill out the sponsorship packet and send it to our Community Special Events Manager Amy Casaletto at 

Sponsorship Guide

Additional Inquiries

For more information or inquiries about Light Up Ocala, please contact our Community Special Events Manager Amy Casaletto at