A festive festival: Oh What Fun! A Holiday Festival in Lake Nona

Until Sunday, Jan. 5, Lake Nona Town Center will transform into a true winter wonderland.

Lake Nona is kicking off the holiday season with its second Oh What Fun! A Holiday Festival featuring a flurry of festive activities for the whole family. Until Sunday, Jan. 5, Lake Nona Town Center will transform into a true winter wonderland with one of Central Florida’s only outdoor, open-air skating rinks surrounded by Christmas trees, twinkly lights, a mailbox for letters to Santa and everything we love most about the holiday season.

Lake Nona’s Oh What Fun! A Holiday Festival will be open Thursdays through Fridays 4

to 10 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Each week is packed with activities including skating, classic holiday movies, jolly appearances from Santa Claus, strolling carolers, kid’s crafts and the occasional snow fall. Skate rentals begin at $10 per person.

The holiday movies will start each Thursday at 7 p.m. The holiday movie lineup includes:

• Thursday, Dec. 5: “The Santa Clause”

• Thursday, Dec. 12: “The Grinch” (2018)

• Thursday, Dec. 19: “Elf”

Meet Santa and get your holiday photos each Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. Complimentary digital downloads will be available. Strolling carolers from the Merry Measures will lift your holiday spirits Thursday through Saturday evenings. On Sundays at noon, Boxi Park will host activities for kids including decorating gingerbread men and making their own snow globes and snowflakes.  

Boxi Park will also be serving up classic holiday treats and festive food and drinks throughout the festival. Additional food and beverage options are available from Lake Nona Town Center restaurants including Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen, Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine, and Park Pizza & Brewing Co.

Complimentary parking for Oh What Fun! will be available in the five-story central parking structure.

For more event information, visit www.facebook.com/pg/learnlakenona/events/.