The Villages is a large, age-restricted retirement community located in Sumter County, Florida. With over 80,000 residents, The Villages boasts a wide range of amenities and activities, including golf courses, swimming pools, recreation centers, and clubs.
Holiday Events in The Villages (Sumter County)
The Villages is also home to a variety of holiday events, so if you’re looking for something to do this holiday season, be sure to check out the events below.
Saturday - November 5th: Spanish Springs Arts & Crafts Festival @ 10:00am to 5:00pm
Kicking off this holiday season’s events at The Villages Florida is the Spanish Springs Arts & Crafts Festival. This event will feature over 100 local and regional vendors, offering a wide variety of handmade arts and crafts. There will also be live music, food vendors, and more.
Visitors will even find movie theaters and dining, so you can make a day of it. This event is free and open to the public.
Thursday - November 10th: Electric Light Party @ 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Located at Lake Sumter Landing Market Square, Blonde Ambition hosts the Electric Light Party. This is a free, family-friendly event that features live music, food vendors, and of course, electric lights. Be sure to immortalize the night in the free photo booth.
Friday - November 11th: Parady's Tribute to Veterans @ 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Parady’s Tribute to Veterans is an annual event that honors those who have served our country. This year’s event will feature live music, a car show, and more.
Located at The Village’s Brownwood Paddock Square, there will be special performances by The Village’s own Cheerleaders and Twirlers & Drum Corps.
If you enjoy fun music and entertainment and taking a trip back in time to check out classic Model As and Ts, Parady’s Tribute to Veterans is sure to be a great event for you.
Saturday - November 12th: 2023 New Car Showcase @ 9:00am to 3:00pm
Lake Sumter Landing Market Square hosts the 2023 New Car Showcase. This is your opportunity to check out the latest makes and models from different dealers. In addition, there will be a classic car show, live music, and more.
Sunday - November 13th: Artist Round the Square @ 1:00pm to 4:00pm
The Visual Arts Association hosts this year’s Artists Round the Square, where local artists will be displaying and selling their work. This event is a visual arts extravaganza with many artists expected to participate. You’ll find paintings, pottery, jewelry, and more. The event takes place a Brownwood Paddock Square, so be sure to swing by and support your local artists.
Friday - November 18th: British Invasion Festival and Car Show @ 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Held at Lake Sumter Landing Market Square, the British Invasion Festival and Car Show celebrates all things British. This event will feature classic British cars, live music, food vendors, and more.
The Villages’ own resident performing groups will be on hand to provide entertainment, as well as The Hooligans.
Lots of Market vendors will be open late for your shopping convenience, so be sure to mark your calendar and check it out.
Saturday - November 19th: November 2022 Cruise In @ 4:00pm to 9:00pm
The Villages offers plenty of car shows this holiday season, with the November 2022 Cruise In being one of them. This event will feature classic cars, hot rods, and more. There will also be live music from Rocky & The Rollers, food vendors, and more.
Both residents and non-residents are welcome to bring their vehicles to participate. Vehicles 30 years or older are permitted. Spanish Springs Town Square hosts this year’s event and is the perfect place to show off your classic car.
Saturday - November 26th: Brownwood Paddock Square 2022 Tree Lighting Festival @ 4:00pm to 9:00pm
As Christmas draws near, The Villages prepares for the coming holiday with its Brownwood Paddock Square Tree Lighting Festival. As the inaugural tree-lighting event of the season, there will feature live music, food vendors, Santa Claus, and more.
The tree lighting ceremony will begin at 4:00pm, so be sure to arrive early to get a good spot. Guests are welcome to attend this free event.
Tuesday - November 29th: Lake Sumter Landing 2022 Tree Lighting Festival @ 4:00pm to 9:00pm
The Villages’ Lake Sumter Landing 2022 Tree Lighting Festival is one of the largest tree-lighting events in Central Florida. Santa Clause will be in attendance, as well as live music from groups like Blonde Ambition and The Village’s own performers.
This is one holiday event you won’t want to miss. So mark your calendar and join in on the festive fun.
Friday - December 2nd: Spanish Springs 2022 Tree Lighting Festival @ 4:00pm to 9:00pm
Spanish Springs Town Square is the location for this year’s third tree-lighting festival. Many of The Village’s resident performing groups will be on hand to entertain guests.
Guests can look forward to appearances by Santa himself, as well as Mrs. Claus, Sounds of Scotland, Photo Booth, We Flip, and much more.
At 8:00pm, Bill Doherty hosts a sing-a-long and counts down the tree-lighting event. Admission is free, and the event is open to the public. So come on out and enjoy the festive atmosphere with the whole family.
Saturday - December 17th: December 2022 Cruise In: @ 4:00pm to 9:00pm
The Village’s second cruise-in event of the holiday season kicks off at 4:00pm. This event will again feature classic cars, hot rods, and more and is open to both The Village residents and outside guests.
If you have a vehicle 30 or more years old, feel free to bring it for everyone to see. There will be plenty of sights, sounds, and foods from all over the area, so make sure you pay a visit.
Saturday - December 24th: December 2022 Scooter's Christmas Pajama Bash: @ 4:00pm to 9:00pm
Tis’ the season to rock Christmas pajamas and who better to rock out with than Scooter The DJ!
Come out for holiday fun at Scooter’s Christmas Pajama Bash featuring:
– Photo booth for FREE photos with the Grinch
– Christmas Pajama contest with prizes
– Food vendors and more!
This year’s holiday season events are sure to be a blast, so be sure to check them out. The Villages offers something for everyone, so come on down and enjoy the festivities.
From car shows to tree lighting ceremonies, there’s something for all ages to enjoy. So mark your calendar and join in on the fun.