Ocala, Florida — The 32nd Annual Light Up Ocala will take place on Saturday, November 21, from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
A wide variety of dancers and entertainers will be performing throughout the evening, including Extensions Dance Studio.
- 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 last year, which will allow more space for you, your family and friends!
- Junior Sunshine Christmas Parade which will weave through downtown streets and includes more than 1,000 youth from the community.
- Kids events and fun zones
Santa will be in his sleigh from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to visit with children after the parade.
Then, Ocala will kick off the holiday season with the Lighting Ceremony that is scheduled to take place at 6:30 p.m.
Information to know
Stages for the event will be located on the corner of Fort King Street and South Magnolia Avenue, North Magnolia Avenue, and 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.