What's Your Weekend in Lake County Florida Looking Like?
It's hard to believe that it's just one week until Christmas! They weren't kidding when they said the time in between Thanksgiving and Christmas was shortened down - I'm nowhere near ready! I'm sure it'll all come together... it always does. Let's take a break, take a deep breath, and think about what we can do this weekend here in Lake County, Florida!
Friday, December 20, 2019 and Saturday, December 21, 2019:
The Enchanted Forest in Groveland is open from 6:00 - 10:00 pm this weekend at Lake Catherine Blueberries. You'll take a hayride to and from the forest and walking trails and will see a beautiful display of lights, listen to Christmas music, and go on a scavenger hunt. Santa, Rudolph, and Buddy the Elf will be there for photos and kids will be able to write letters to Santa and give him their Christmas lists. Once the scavenger hunt is complete, redeem your prize in Santa's Workshop. You can get crafty while there to create a take-home Christmas souvenir. Tickets are available online for purchase - $8 for adults, $4 for children 12 and under, or free for children 3 and under. If you purchase tickets there, they will be at an extra $2 per person. They are also doing Catherine's Nightmare Before Christmas for $8 in advance (not recommended for young children or children under age 8; children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult).
Friday, December 20, 2019 - Sunday, December 22, 2019:
Santa's Christmas Tree Forest is open in Eustis this weekend from 12:00 noon - 5:00 pm. General admission is $3 on Friday or $4 on Saturday or Sunday. Your admission price includes entry to the farm, the Christmas tree field and tree lot, photo ops, hayrides, and the farm animal petting zoo. Additional attractions available for an additional charge include horse rides ($6), zip lines, bounce pillow, mazes, and a barrel tram. Jolly Acres is $10 for children (accompanying adults are free) including the bounce pillow, mazes, barrel tram rides, shark tooth dig, a double barrel slide, and a rubber ducky race. Jolly Acres Plus is $20 including all listed in Jolly Acres and unlimited zip lines for as many times as you can get through the line.
Saturday, December 21, 2019:
It's Elf Story Time from 2:00 - 4:00 pm at the Lake Square Mall. This is a free event for children aged 12 and under. There will be fun crafts, classic stories, and snacks.
Sunsational Farms in Umatilla is hosting it's Christmas Festival from 4:00 - 8:00 pm. Get your Santa photo, play reindeer games, ride on the bee train, and test your skills in the Christmas Scavenger Hunt Maze. The bee train and the maze close at dusk. There will be a food truck and a Christmas movie that begins at dusk, plus the farm store will be open.
The Clermont Performing Arts Center hosts Michael Londra's Celtic Yuletide beginning at 7:30 pm. Experience Christmas with a Celtic twist on a musical journey through Ireland with song, dance (some of the dancers are from Riverdance and Lord of the Dance), and stories. Traditional carols like Silent Night and The First Noel are combined with new holiday songs like Beyond the Star. Tickets are $20.00 and $27.50; the $35.50 seats are sold out. You can purchase your tickets online.
Now through Sunday, January 5, 2020:
Get ready to have fun at Eustis on Ice! General admission is $10 per person and includes unlimited skating for the day and skate rental. They have a Sip n' Skate Pass option for $90 that includes 10 skate passes with skate rentals plus 10 drinks. You can use any number of your skate passes each day (meaning you can use them for a large group in one day or spread them out). Hours are usually 3-9 pm on Monday-Thursday, 3-10 pm on Friday, 10 am - 10 pm on Saturday, and 1-7 pm on Sunday. Guests will enjoy skating on real ice! Coin operated small lockers are available for $0.50 while skating.
In addition to these events, there's plenty to do in Lake County Florida:
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Hope you found something fun to do in this post! If you know of a holiday or weekend event that I missed, please let me know so I can add it. If you think others may like this post, I'd really appreciate you sharing it with them.
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