Downtown Orlando Christmas Parade and Holiday in the Park Festival on Sunday, December 15th, 2013

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The annual Orlando Christmas Parade and Holiday in the Park Festival returns to Downtown Orlando at Lake Eola Park and Thornton Park on December 15th, 2013.

Orlando Christmas Parade

The 2013 Orlando Christmas Parade will feature over 70 parade units including several of the local high school marching bands of Jones High School, Maynard Evans High School, Edgewater High School, and Bishop Moore High School.

Actor Orlando Jones will be the Grand Marshall and will be joined by former UCF Basketball Player Marcus Jordan.

The parade will begin at 5:30 pm with an expected end time of 7:00 pm.

Orlando Christmas Parade Route and Map

The parade route will circle around Lake Eola Park beginning and ending on Central Boulevard as it begins on Rosalind with turns at Robinson and Summerlin (see map):

Holiday in the Park

Leading up to the Orlando Christmas Parade will be a holiday festival that will take place at Lake Eola Park that will feature holiday entertainment from 12 pm to 6 pm including recording artist Prita Chhabra, Johnny Martino, Orlando Jones, and dance groups J-Groove and Standing Ovation. At night, the park will light up with Christmas Lights in the trees and holiday music being played.

Pet Costume Contest and Jingle Bell Dog Jog

At 3:00 pm, a pet costume contest will take place at the park with the participants being able to participate in the parade. Also, from 5:15 pm to 6:15 pm the Jingle Bell Dog Jog Parade will circle Lake Eola

Click here to visit the official site for more information and also click here for information about the Winter Park Christmas Parade and here for the Baldwin Park Christmas Parade.

Click here for our guide about Christmas activities in Downtown Orlando and here for all Christmas events in Orlando.

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