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Lake Conway Christmas Boat Parades

Lake Conway Christmas Boat Parades

December 01 2017

The Lake Conway boat parade is a tradition that dates back almost 32 years. The first parade had 4 participating boats and dates back to 1985. It has been held annually for the past 18 years. Last year 175 boats entered the two day event on Little Lake Conway and North Lake.

This year, South Lake is going to make it official ... a Christmas Boat Parade for thos on the South Lake: their own night ... their own parade!

Decorate your boat and join the parade!

South Lake
Fri, Dec 15th

Friday, December 15th will kick off the weekend of 3 Lake Conway boat parades. Parade starts at 8:00 PM at the South side of the Nela Bridge. Save the date! Start planning your backyard watch party.

Middle Lake Sat, Dec 16th
2016 brought nearly 75 boats to their parade. Many on the south shore of the middle lake have expressed a wish to have the parade pass by their homes. Parade starts at 7:00 PM at the Sand Bar (SE Corner of Middle Lake).

North Lake
Sun, Dec 17th, 2017
Lake Conway's classic boat parade. This is a longstanding tradition in Belle Isle, with more than a hundred boats. The parade starts at 7:30 PM at 'the Point' on (North) Little Lake Conway.

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December 2017

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Community Calendar

Central Florida's Ultimate Winter Wonderland Light Up UCF

Nov 17 2017

Ends in about 1 month

Returning for its tenth annual season at CFE Arena, visitors can expect to enjoy an outdoor skating rink, exciting holiday attractions, snow, and more! Kick off the holidays at CFE Running through Sunday, December 31. This year’s festival offers 45 nights of ice skating, a world-class choreographed light show with new music, free holiday movies, live entertainment, rides like the Ferris Wheel, Light Up Express kids train, and much more.

Movies in the Park

Dec 01 2017

Experience movies outdoors in Orlando's most beautiful garden! Leu Gardens offers an amazing and unique setting to see a classic or current feature film. This months feature film is Arrival. Movie goers may bring dinner picnics including alcohol and seating (chairs or blanket) then sit back and enjoy an outdoor movie. October's movie is National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation.Grilled items, popcorn and drinks are available for purchase. Garden admission: $6 adult, $3 child. For more information please contact the Leu Gardens at 407.246.2620 or visit

Retired Educators Meeting

Dec 07 2017

The Orange County Retired Educators Association will meet at College Park United Methodist Church, 644 W. Princeton Street, Orlando, for a program of Seasonal Winter Music and a Silent Auction. Call 407-677-0446. See our website: Anyone who has worked in education is invited to join.

Toys For Tots Collection Celebration

Dec 08 2017

December 8th - 6 to 9pm Bring a new, unwrapped toy. There will be food trucks, car show, entertainment, bounce house, free hot dogs and hamburgers (while they last). The following events will take place in Bagshaw Park at: Edgewood City Hall 405 Larue Avenue, Edgewood, FL 32809 Call (407) 851-2920 for more information.

Children's Christmas Party

Dec 09 2017

The American Legion Post 286 Family will be hosting a Children's Christmas Party, please call American Legion at 407-859-1460 to reserve a spot for your child (space is limited to 100). Refreshments will be served. Lots of games and a surprise visitor. American Legion Post 286 - 529 E Fairlane Ave., Orlando, FL 32809.

Conway Community Holiday Market

Dec 10 2017

Sunday, December 10 from 11-3 P.M. At Barber Park on Gatlin Avenue is the perfect convenient location for making special holiday purchases for gifts, parties, dinners and more. Market will be featuring local and organic produce, local honey, oils, arts, crafts, meals and snacks. Relax with a chair massage and listen to Jazza Nova. Lucky Dawgs Barbeque, KC Crepes, Happy Bee Honey, Val’s Cake Pops, Kettle Korn and Sweet Potato Fries along with Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream and Kona Ice Food Trucks and more. Taste test all the vendors have to offer. Come and have your picture taken with Santa Claus and strolling carollers from 11:00 – 2:00. There will be a guest appearance by our own Deb Halye and Michael Haddad performing holiday music for your entertainment. Thank you to all who contributed to the annual Thanksgiving Basket Brigade. Over 100 complete Thanksgiving meal baskets were provided to Conway churches and schools., , 407-719-7829.

The Nutcracker

Dec 21 2017

Ends in about 1 month

Orlando Ballet present the timeless holiday classic at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. To help bring one of the most famous classical ballets to a larger audience.Tickets this year will start at just $19.