Lake Nona Announces Oh What Fun! Inaugural Nighttime Holiday Festival

Seasonal Showcase Will Include Open-Air Skating Rink, Snow, Holiday Movies, Santa Claus, And More

Orlando, Fla. (Nov. 14, 2018) – Lake Nona is kicking off the holiday season with a flurry of activities for the whole family. From Dec. 8 – 30 in Lake Nona Town Center, Oh What Fun! A Holiday Festival will feature one of Central Florida’s only outdoor, open-air skating rinks, live entertainment, occasional snow falls, festive food and drink options, classic holiday movies, and appearances from the big man himself, Santa Claus. Lake Nona’s Oh What Fun! A Holiday Festival will be open Thursday-Sunday from 3 – 10 p.m.

Decked out with all the holiday trimmings, Lake Nona Town Center will transform into a true winter wonderland featuring Christmas trees, lights, a mailbox for letters to Santa, and special holiday programming for Lake Nona’s five-story interactive landmark, The Beacon. Oh What Fun! visitors can also expect live performances from holiday carolers, classic mulled wine and roasted chestnuts, and an occasional pine-scented snow fall.

Themed weekend nights will bring the movies to life with unique activations and experiences based on that week’s featured movie. Each movie will start at 7 p.m. The holiday movie schedule includes:

  • Saturday, Dec. 8: “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”
  • Friday, Dec. 14: “Home Alone”
  • Friday, Dec. 21: “The Polar Express”
  • Friday, Dec. 28: “Frozen”

Santa Claus will make appearances on movie nights from 5 – 9 p.m. Families are welcome to take photos on their own or opt for professional shots with an on-site photographer.

In addition to classic holiday treats, food and beverage options are available from Lake Nona Town Center restaurants including Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen, Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine, and the recently-opened Park Pizza & Brewing Co. Outdoor entertainment district Boxi Park is also expected to open by the end of the year.

Complimentary parking for Oh What Fun! will be available in the five-story central parking structure.

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Orlando’s Lake Nona is one of the fastest-growing communities in America with more than 10 million square feet of world-class residential and commercial facilities.  Adjacent to Orlando International Airport, the large-scale, master-designed community is home to thoughtfully designed neighborhoods, world-class education facilities, a Health & Life Sciences Cluster, a Sports & Performance District highlighted by USTA’s Home of American Tennis – the largest tennis facility in the world, diverse work spaces, recreational facilities, retail centers, and entertainment venues encompassing the best Orlando has to offer with all the conveniences of a dynamic, vibrant community. Driven by a long-term vision, Lake Nona is committed to building an innovative community that inspires human potential whilst being focused on sustainable design, healthy living, and groundbreaking gigabit fiber optic technology. A smart and connected community, Lake Nona is wired for the future, providing a no-limits foundation for individuals and companies to thrive. For more information, visit 


Tavistock Development Company is a diversified real estate firm owned by Tavistock Group specializing in planning, design, finance, construction and development of groundbreaking projects. Tavistock Development Company’s real estate portfolio is highlighted by the 17-square-mile, master-planned community Lake Nona in Orlando, Florida, as well as The Green at Lakewood Ranch, Pier Sixty-Six Hotel and Marina, Sunbridge and The Grove in Windermere. For more information, visit

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