Holiday Activities

2022 Holiday Activities

Holiday Lighting Contest
Registration available until Dec. 13

Orange City’s Holiday Lighting Contest is open to all Orange City residents and businesses that reside in the city limits.  Register your home online. 


  • Clark W Griswold: The display you can see from outer space!
  • Frosty’s Recognition: Best use of holiday characters (Frosty, Santa, Mrs. Claus, Rudolph, Buddy the Elf, etc.)
  • Traditional: Light display that captures the classic Christmas motif
  • Rookie: First year entering the contest
  • Commercial: for commercial businesses

Register Here

Christmas Tree Sponsorship Program
Registration due Nov. 14
Would you like to sponsor a tree that will be featured in Dickinson Park? Businesses and organizations can provide the city a decorated tree which will be featured in Dickinson Park for the month of December. The City will provide signage for the tree that features your business name. This is limited to 20 businesses.
Christmas Tree Sponsorship Application 

Light Up Orange City
Friday, December 2, 2022 at 5:30 pm at City Hall
Join us at City Hall as we kick off the holiday season in our historic corridor.  Enjoy the tree lighting, food trucks, kid zone, train ride, Santa photos, and a holiday movie.  The city will provide free hot cocoa and cookies.  Food available for purchase.

Christmas Parade
Saturday, December 10 at 5 pm on Volusia Ave.
Register Here
Rules and Guidelines

 Christmas Parade Road Closure: Volusia Avenue will be closed from Wisconsin Avenue, south to Rhode Island Avenue, starting at 4:30 PM on Saturday, December 10th. Roads will re-open at the conclusion of the parade at approximately 6:30 PM.
Parade Route: South on Volusia Ave, beginning at French Ave and ending at Ohio Ave.

Santa Visits Orange City
December 16 – Northwest Orange City
December 17 – South Orange City (including shopping plazas)
December 18 – Northeast Orange City

In a partnership with the North Pole, the Orange City Fire Department has made arrangements for Santa to make an appearance in Orange City neighborhoods. Due to his hectic schedule, Santa will not stop but will drive by waving and wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas.

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