Light-Up Eustis

City of Eustis 30th Annual Light-Up Celebration


On Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, the City of Eustis will host the 30th Annual Light-Up Eustis Celebration in Downtown from 5 – 9 p.m. with the light-up ceremony beginning at 6:00 p.m. The free, family-friendly event will include tons of snow with a 75 foot snow slide, live music and entertainment, food trucks, vendors and a visit by Santa, Mrs. Claus and Dancer the reindeer.

“This year will mark three decades of celebrating Light-Up in Eustis,” said Mayor Robert Morin. “We love the excitement and atmosphere in downtown as we turn on the lights and greet Santa when he arrives. Our traditions bring family, friends and community together in a festive spirit and we look forward to the entertainment and holiday cheer.”

The event will kick off at 5:00 p.m. Bay Street Player’s Young People’s Theatre will perform on the center stage in Downtown at 5:30 p.m. At 6:00 p.m. the public is invited to join Mayor Morin, members of City Commission, and winners from the Miss Eustis pageant in a countdown ceremony to watch approximately 400,000 LED holiday lights come to life across Downtown and Ferran Park.

Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive via fire truck. Children are invited to take a free photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus and decorate a personalized keepsake photo frame with representatives from the Lake Eustis Museum of Art. Families will have fun on the free 75’ snow slide which makes its debut in Eustis for the first time this year.

Santa’s arrival will be followed by:
• Holiday Music by Grande Island Baptist Church, Downtown Center Stage
• Reading of ‘The Night Before Christmas’ and Fire Dancing by Phantasmagoria, Downtown Center Stage
• Eclectic Style Performing Artist, Suzanne Reynolds, Alexander Park (Magnolia/Bay St.)
• Pianist, Barbara Gomulka, Ferran Park

For more information about the event, please email events@eustis.org or call (352) 483-5491.

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