Mt. Dora Christmas Parade
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57th Annual Mt. Dora Christmas Parade & Food Drive

Get in the holiday spirit and come to Mount Dora's annual Christmas Parade, and bring food for the hungry. Again we are sharing all food and money collected with Lake Care Pantry. Bring your friends and visiting guests, too.

 Saturday, December 2nd
 Parade starts at 10:00 a.m.
 11th & Donnelly Streets, Mount Dora

This will be the 57th Mount Dora Lions Annual Christmas Parade. Again this year, the Parade has provided an opportunity for parade watchers along the parade route and parade participants to donate canned goods to support the Lake Cares Food Pantry.

If you have a group that would like to participate in the parade, the entry fee is
$20 or a collection of canned goods. Make checks payable to Lake Care Pantry. Please talk to your group and do a couple of Canned Food Drives and Money Collections before the parade... maybe on in October and one in November... to make our gathering great this year. Our goal is to collect over a ton of food.

Bring canned goods to our site on the day of the parade. Complete the following form and email it to:

 Parade Chairman
Terry Askins  
(click on link for email address)
 Phone: 352-551-0133
 Fax: 352-383-3373
to leave a message

Entry Information & Checklist:     CHECK________ (OR) FOOD DRIVE________

_______________ Marching / Foot Unit, Number of People _______________

_______________ Cars,  _______________ Band,  Number of Members _______________

_______________Truck  ___under 25 feet___under 35 feet______or specify_______

Type of Entry ____________________________________________________________

Name of Group/Business __________________________________________________

Contact Person _______________________  Phone ____________  Email _____________@_____

You will be notified of line-up & staging after Monday, November 20

Line up 9:00 AM, Step-off 10:00 AM      LINE UP # ____________

  Disclaimer: Entrant hereby discharges & releases Parade Organizers from any responsibility or personal Liability due to injury, loss, or damage to property during their participation in the event, regardless of how caused. Please NO Santa Clauses. We will provide the real thing. All semi trucks will be at the rear of the parade.


  1. What time and where should the team meet with our float / walkers/ etc.?
    Line up is 9 a.m. and Streets will be closed.
    Parade starts at 10 a.m.
  2. What number are we in the lineup?
    A line up number will be sent to you by email by Saturday, November 25th.
    Look for stakes with numbers starting at 11th & Donnelly.

  3. What's the Entry Fee?
    Food Drive  or  Check for $20.00 made out to Lake Care Pantry.
  4. Do I need to check in?
    Yes, everyone must check in by 9:30 a.m. at Chelsea Title, corner of 12th & Donnelly.
    Just send one person; the whole group doesn't need to check in.
    Please bring food drive items so we can place them in a trailer or check for $20.

    Those down Jackson Avenue & Cemetery Road, just have someone check in with the Lion Club member directing traffic. They will have purple shirts and yellow vests. Leave food / checks with them and we will send someone down to collect the food for the trailer.
  5. Is there anything else you need from our company / organization?
    Make sure whoever you leave your food/ check with marks your company / organization off the list.
  6. Are we allowed to throw candy into the crowd?
    Yes, you may throw candy, but if you have a moving vehicle, someone must walk on both sides to keep small children and parents from getting too close to the moving vehicle.

Most of all... Thank You for joining us for the 57th Annual Lions Club Parade.
And please remember,
NO Santas of any kind... and have FUN!


Lions Club International is the world’s largest service organization, with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 45,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world. Since 1917, Lions Clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired and made a strong commitment to humanitarian service. The Centennial Celebration is a time to mark this milestone, celebrate our legacy and look forward to the next century of service. The Centennial Celebration runs through June 2018 and offers all Lions opportunities to celebrate and serve.