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Lake Ivanhoe Jingle Eve Event 11/23/13 5-11PM

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I have attended this in the past and it is a really nice event to start off the holidays with a real small town feel.  New this year is the Holiday Sign Lighting. 


Jingle Eve is a neighborhood-wide holiday celebration that always occurs the weekend before Thanksgiving. The 2013 celebration promises to be one of the best yet as the weekend will mark the first time the Happy Holidays/Happy New Year sign on top of the historic Ivanhoe building has been lit in two decades! It’s the start of the holiday season here in Orlando and you don’t want to miss it!

Below you’ll find lots of information to make the best of your Jingle Eve. We also recommend liking the Jingle Eve Facebook page for updates and to keep up with the fun!

Holiday Sign Lighting
November 22 {sodEmoji.|} 6:00 PM

The night before Jingle Eve, join Mayor Buddy Dyer as he throws the switch lighting the Happy Holidays/Happy New Year sign on top of the historic Ivanhoe building! It’s been two decades since the beloved neon sign has brightened the holidays of residents and visitors, so there is much to celebrate! This portion of the evening is open to the public and free of charge; no ticket is necessary.

Following the ceremony, Ivanhoe Village Main Street will host a celebratory reception at The Hammered Lamb, 1235 N. Orange Ave.

Donations: If you’d like to make a donation to The Ivanhoe Holiday Sign Fund, please visithere.

Santa’s Workshop
Sponsored by D Squared Productions
5:00 PM-8:00 PM

D Squared Productions will work their magic on the corner of Virginia Dr. and Alden Rd. Families will get the opportunity to participate in workshops and make things. There will be a bouncy house, face painting, and other activities. And, of course, what Jingle Eve would be complete without a visit from Santa Claus who will be assisted by Mrs. Claus and possibly and elf or two! Santa’s Workshop is made possible with the support of Lake Formosa Neighborhood Association.

Lake Ivanhoe Boat Parade
Sponsored by R-Kid Properties
6:30 PM

Boaters and paddleboarders decorate their watercraft for the holidays and set sail on Lake Ivanhoe. Head down to Gaston Edwards Park at 6:30 PM to see the this decked out vessels – it’s a uniquely Florida spectacle. If you would like to be part of the boat parade, contact Jason Dane at [email protected] You could win $500! The boat parade is made possible by the generous support of Hideaway, SkiWorld, Enemy Ink, Nautique, and SeaTow.

Wine Stroll
Sponsored by Barefoot Wine
6:00 PM-11:00 PM

Our popular wine stroll will take you to 12 different wine stops in Ivanhoe Village where you’ll get a chance to have some wine and chat with business owners. Ticket sales for the wine stroll are limited, so it is highly recommended to buy them in advance. Advance tickets are $10, day of event tickets are $15. Go here to buy now.

If tickets are are available on the day of the event, they can be purchased at: Retromended Vintage – 1231A N. Orange Ave., Got Karma? – 817 Virginia Dr., or Oldies But Goodies – 2020A N. Orange Ave. When you purchase advance tickets, they will need to be exchanged for your wristband and wine card at one of these locations first.

Please enjoy your neighborhood responsibly. Must be 21+ to participate in the wine stroll.

Beer Garden
Sponsored by
6:00 PM-11:00 PM

Chill with a brew under the stars while listening to DJ Cub, who always keeps the party going. Our beer garden is located next to The Venue on the corner of Virginia Dr. and New York Ave.

The beer garden is a fundraiser for Ivanhoe Village Main Street. Thank you to the following for making the beer garden possible: R-Kid Properties, The Hammered Lamb, and Junior League of Greater Orlando.

Please enjoy your neighborhood responsibly. Must be 21+ to purchase alcohol.

Food Trucks
Sponsored by Food Truck Bazaar
6:00 PM-11:00 PM

Food trucks will be available on Virginia Dr. The following food trucks will be on hand, please note this lineup is subject to change without notice: Cafe Rouge, Fork in the Road, The Crepe Company, Tastebuds, Carobama BBQ, The Treehouse Truck, Pastrami Project, Monsta Lobsta, Dixieland Diner, Local Yolk’l, Over Rice Food Truck, Midnight Sun Ice Cream, Sweet City Gelato, Yum Yum Cupcake Truck, Coffee Urge.

Give Back
Leading up to and during Jingle Eve, merchants will give you the opportunity to give to two wonderful charities that make life a little easier for kids. Unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots will be collected at Monarch Kitchen & Bath Design and Retro City Cycles. The Marines themselves will be parked in Ivanhoe Plaza during Jingle Eve and collecting your toys. Got Karma and other merchants will be collecting items for Fern Creek Elementary Foundation’s food pantry.

Volunteer Opportunities
It takes lots of volunteers of all shapes and sizes to make Jingle Eve happen. If you’d like to give your time and be an active part of the fun, visit our volunteer signup page. You’ll get a nifty t-shirt designed by Patrick O’Connor and our endless gratitude!

Parking & Transportation
While parking is available it various locations and along N. Orange Ave. in Ivanhoe Village, it is recommended to use one of two lots during Jingle Eve. One lot belongs to Lake Highland Preparatory School and can be found on Alden Rd. between N. Orange Ave. and Brookhaven Dr. The other lot is the Florida Hospital Lot at 1919 N. Orange Ave. across the street from Bargain Box. Thank you to Lake Highland Prep and Florida Hospital for their support!

Despite this accommodations, parking can be frustrating, if you live nearby consider walking or riding your bike. Also, Lynx runs right through the heart of Ivanhoe Village, take Link 102to various stops along N. Orange Ave.

All proceeds benefit the work of Ivanhoe Village Main Street

For further information on Jingle Eve, visit

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