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OAKLAND, FL — The Town of Oakland’s beloved Light Up Oakland/Santa Day event will look a bit different this year, but the Town is committed to making the celebration even more special. This year, “Santa’s Lane Drive Through Christmas” will be marked by the same spirit of giving without the physical gathering.
Area families are invited to drive through town from 4-7 p.m. on Dec. 5 to greet Santa and his elves at Town Center Circle from the safety of their cars. Visitors will go home with a special gift direct from the North Pole, while supplies last. Participants must line up in their vehicles at the West Orange Baptist Church at 200 N. Tubb. St., between 4 and 6:30 p.m. to participate in the event. Walk-ups and gatherings at the Town Center will not be permitted. Safety precautions will be in place for staff and volunteers, including masks, sanitizer and hand-washing stations.
With more than double the lights of previous years, families will be also be treated to a new and exciting display of twinkling lights illuminating Town Center Circle, Town Hall and the new Healthy West Orange Arts and Heritage Center. A DJ will play festive music on the Center porch to get participants in the holiday spirit as they drive through Town.
Visitors will not want to miss Santa’s grand arrival to Town in a one-horse open sleigh! His route will be posted at www.oaklandlf.gov and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OakTownUSA.
Our generous sponsors include: Co-sponsor Lakeside Church; Platinum Sponsor Orlando Health; Silver Sponsors the Simmes Family, Michael & Mary Ann O'Donnell, The Fontenot Family and Nancy Ross, Crooked Can Brewing Company, Cut Ups Hair Salon, Michael Holt with Premier Power, West Orange Creamery and the Whole Enchilada.