Tree Lighting, Food Trucks and Santa

Tree Lighting 11.20.17

We have combined two of our most popular events for one spectacular night! Food Truck Thursday will be in combination with Center Lake Park's annual tree lighting. Come out on December 7th to have a delicious dinner at one of our 9 food trucks and then watch as we light up Center Lake Park with our giant Christmas Tree. Santa will also be joining us and be available for FREE professional photos taken by the Oviedo Photo Club. The photos will be available for download after the event at no cost.

Event Timeline:


  • Food trucks open                
  • Sandy Back Porch Band takes the stage 
  • Attendees may enter the snow globe, take pictures at the reindeer pen and enter into the gingerbread bounce house


  • Tree Lighting ceremony begins
  • Santa appears to take pictures by the tree

Additional Festivities:                    

  • Tent for children to decorate stockings 
  • University Performing Arts Center dancers performing         
  • Carolers roaming singing holiday cheer

For your safety and the safety of others, guests and their possessions are subject to inspection as a condition of admittance. The City of Oviedo reserves final decision on items brought into the venue. Intoxicated patrons may be denied admittance to the amphitheater. Rules & regulations are subject to change without notice.

***All Bags, small purses, diaper bags and fanny packs are subject to inspection before entry***

Items NOT Permitted: (Violators are subject to citation and ejection from event.) Coolers, Umbrellas, Weapons of any kind, Laser pointers, Animals (exception: official service animal) on lawn, Glass bottles/objects, metal containers or beverage cans, Food or beverages of any kind, Alcoholic beverages, marijuana or illegal drugs

Camera Policy:

Personal cameras are permitted into the venue, however the use of flash photography, removable lens devices or recording equipment are not allowed unless you have been authorized by festival personnel or have a designated media pass.

Children must be supervised at all times.

For more information, call the event hotline at 407-971-5590.