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Winter On The Avenue and Ye Olde Hometown Christmas Parade This Weekend

Updated: Feb 8

Tree lighting ceremony, live entertainment, holiday movies, Santa, and a parade this weekend in Winter Park!

Winter Park’s historic Park Avenue and Central Park will transform into a festive holiday plaza on Friday, December 6, for Winter On The Avenue, an evening of fun and celebration to help kick off the season and set the stage for the annual Christmas Parade and Pancake Breakfast the next day.


Park Avenue will be closed to vehicles from Canton Avenue to Lyman Avenue beginning at 2 p.m. on December 6 in preparation for Winter On The Avenue, which begins at 5 p.m. and includes a tree-lighting ceremony, live entertainment, two popcorn flicks under the stars, snow slides and – of course – a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus.


The 67th Annual Ye Olde Hometown Christmas Parade begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7, on Park Avenue. Revelers can fortify themselves while raising money for a good cause at the annual Pancake Breakfast from 7 – 10:30 a.m. at the Central Park Stage. The breakfast is $5 and includes stacks of pancakes, toppings, sausage, milk and coffee. The proceeds support the Winter Park Improvement Foundation's Legacy Fund.


Full Schedule:


Friday, Dec. 6

  • 5 p.m. Choir Performances, South Central Park

  • 5:35 p.m. – Tree-Lighting Ceremony, South Central Park

  • 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Snow Slides and S’mores Roasting, Central Park West Meadow

  • 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Santa and Mrs. Claus (line closes at 7:30), South Central Park

  • 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Caroling by the Caroling Co., Along Park Avenue

  • 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Holiday Popcorn Flicks, Central Park Stage, “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” and “Elf”

  • 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. – Snowflake Stilt Walkers, South Park Avenue

  • 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Holiday Jazz, Park Avenue


Saturday, Dec. 7

  • 7 a.m.–10:30 a.m. – Pancake Breakfast, Central Park Stage

  • 9 a.m.–10:30 a.m. – Ye Olde Hometown Christmas Parade, Park Avenue


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