What's Hot in North Central Florida Archives for 2013-12

The Edge Effect @ The Marion Theatre & Stuff the Sleigh Downtown!



Downtown’s monthly Girls Night Out will take place Thursday, December 19 from 6-9pm. Bring a toy! Downtown merchants have partnered with 1st Avenue National Bank and the Marion Theatre to “stuff the sleigh” by hosting one of downtown Ocala’s biggest toy drives! Participating “Girls Night Out” businesses are:


Visit any of these downtown businesses with a toy during Girls Night Out and ask for your “stuff the sleigh” special!

While you’re downtown on the 19th, don’t miss award-winning a capella group “The Edge Effect” performing live at the Marion Theatre. They’ll be performing 2 shows: 6:30 and 9pm. The “stuff the sleigh” toy drive and Edge Effect concert admission will benefit Kimberly’s Center for Child Protection, Boys & Girls Club, Kid Central, and the Children’s Home Society.


Silver Springs Laser and Light Show

Cooler weather is inching its way down toward Central Florida, signaling the turn of the seasons at long last. With the holidays ahead of us and travel arrangements being made, Silver Springs State Park is gearing up to offer your family a variety of festive activities that will make even those visiting in-laws smile. Throughout the month of December, the park will be presenting its First Annual Lights and Laser Holiday Celebration, a visually stunning event that will be geared towards guests of all ages. This event, sponsored by BG Capital Group, will be the perfect opportunity to bring your visiting relatives and show off your hometown, or entertain your college student who is home on break. Fog machines, multiple laser projectors, and snow machines will be at work, creating a winter wonderland of light.


Come and have your picture taken with Santa and his helpers, and listen as carolers spread the joy of the season throughout the park. Photos will be available for purchase and to pick up the nights of the event.


The Holiday Lights and Lasers Celebration is in full swing out at Silver Springs State Park wowing crowds with stunning visual effects and family friendly entertainment.


In response to guest requests, Silver Springs Management is adding a third show to it’s weekend evening line up. Gates open at 6pm and shows start at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 pm. Stay for one show, or stay for them all, and in between you can have your picture taken with Santa and his elves, enjoy free hot chocolate, or sit down for a snack with your family while taking in local performers.


Tickets for the event are $5 per child under 9, $10 for students under 18, and $15 per adult. In the spirit of the season, a number of discounts for the event are being offered. Now through the end of the month, guests can take advantage of either a free child admission with each paying adult, or five dollars off of adult admission. Shows will take place on the evenings of the 13th through the 15th, and the 18th through the 30th, EXCLUDING December 24th.

Purchase your tickets at this link https://www.ocoos.com/me/silver-springs-management


If you are hosting a group, you can purchase a family pass of five tickets for $50.  Food and beverages will be available for purchase throughout the evening. Bring your family together in a beautiful outdoor setting this year and share in the joy of the season with the Ocala community at nature’s event venue.


“This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase everything new and exciting at Silver Springs State Park as we bring the Holidays to life. This state-of-the-art sound and light show will truly be amazing and fun for the whole family,” stated Joel Wiessner, Silver Springs Management, LLC.


The holidays are right around the corner, and before you make plans to travel to the next town over to find your Christmas spirit, show some local pride by visiting our reviving Silver Springs State Park. The 1st Annual Lights and Lasers Holiday Celebration is a guaranteed crowd pleaser that won’t cost you a tank of gas to come see. Whether you are naughty or nice, young or old, the Lights and Laser Holiday Celebration is for you.


Universal Orlando Resort Naughty & Nice Holiday

This year, experience the only holiday celebration where your whole family can be themselves–naughty, nice, and everything in-between.


Feeling a little mischievous? Come enjoy the festivities of Grinchmas™ at Universal’s Islands of Adventure®, featuring a live musical show and a chance to meet The Grinch™ himself. Looking for heartwarming family fun? Join in the excitement as the Macy’s Holiday Parade™ fills the streets of Universal Studios Florida® with colorful balloons, floats, marching bands and more. Plus enjoy Mannheim Steamroller live in concert every Saturday and Sunday night (Dec. 7–Dec. 22).


Nobody makes your holidays naughty AND nice like Universal Orlando® Resort.



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