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Posted on: November 12, 2021

The Town of Oakland Announces New Experiences at the “2021 Santa’s Lane” Event

Save the Date Santas Lane

“Santa’s Lane” will Feature More Twinkling Holiday Lights, Photos with Santa, a Snow Zone, “Rudolph Rides” and More

OAKLAND, FL — The Town of Oakland’s “2021 Santa’s Lane” event is returning bigger and jollier than ever with more lights and new activities on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Town Center, offering brand-new experiences and bringing the community together for holiday fun. 

 At “Santa’s Lane,” guests will have the opportunity to sit with Santa and the elves once again for a jolly photo and they will even get to go home with a special treat from the North Pole, while supplies last. Plus, guests can see Santa’s arrival in a horse-drawn carriage from the comfort of their homes.  Santa’s route will be posted at www.oaklandlf.gov and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OakTownUSA soon. 

With more than double the lights of previous years, families will be treated to a new and festive display of twinkling lights illuminating Town Center Circle, Town Hall and the Healthy West Orange Arts and Heritage Center at the Town of Oakland as part of “2021 Santa’s Lane.” A DJ will play merry music in front of the Center to get participants in the holiday spirit as they enjoy the event.  

 Plus, the Town of Oakland is bringing exciting new experiences to this year’s event - such as:

  • A Snow Zone sponsored by Healthy West Orange at the Center, where guests will play in flurries of snow on the West Orange Trail;
  • “Rudolph Rides,” allowing guests to meet, pet and ride ponies dressed for the holiday season;
  • Holiday photo backdrops throughout the event, giving guests the chance to show off their holiday spirit on social media;  
  • “Trees of the Season” tree decorating contest at the Healthy West Orange Arts and Heritage Center
  • A new art and history exhibition, “Places of Worship,” at the Center, allowing visitors the chance to browse spiritual art and learn the history of Oakland’s churches and their roles in the community;
  • Milk & Cookies hosted by The Lakeside Church, along with crafts and games!

Our generous sponsors include: Co-sponsor The Lakeside Church; Platinum sponsors Orlando Health, Duke Energy, Healthy West Orange, Carr’s Flooring America, Paradise Landscaping, Waste Management; and Gold sponsors DG Doughnuts, Lakeview Networks LLC, West Orange Creamery; and Silver sponsors Cut Ups on Main, Crooked Can, Michael & Mary Ann O’Donnell, Nancy Ross & The Fontenot Family, Bill & Cathy Schneck, Winters Landing Homeowners Association, The Simmes Family, The Placido Family and Martha & Denny Doyle.

Santa's Lane Sleigh Ride route map

Santa Map

Parking

Parking will be available at the West Orange Baptist Church, located at 200 S. Tubb. St., one block from Town Center. Transportation will be provided for those needing a ride to and from the event. Permitted disabled person parking will be available at 50 E Gulley Ave. A special thanks to The Lakeside Church for managing parking and transportation for this event.

Road Closures

The following roads will be closed between 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. for Santa’s Lane. Additionally, parking at Town Center Circle and on Arrington Street outside the Meeting Hall will close on Friday, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. and remain closed through Dec. 4 until 7 p.m. Post Office parking will close on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 11 a.m. All vehicles will be towed by Oakland Police Department.

Road Closure - 2021 Santa's Lane


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