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Posted on: November 19, 2020

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Light Up the Lake is set for Friday, December 4, 2020, 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. at the Depot District. Tree lighting 6 p.m. The Cove Lighted Boat Parade will pass by. Christmas music and Santa Claus.

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Help Us Light Up the Lake

Light Up the Lake set for Friday, December 4, 2020


Inverness, FLA – The City of Inverness is preparing for the first-ever Light Up the Lake event set for Friday, December 4, 2020. This event is welcomes those who want to participate in a variety of ways. First, the City is encouraging all who live along the lakes to decorate for the holidays and help “light up the lake.” 


Next, boaters can join in the Cove’s Lighted Boat Parade and create a magical sight for spectators. To register for the boat parade, stop by the Cove Restaurant or Apopka Marine. There are great prizes for first, second and third place in the boat parade.


The Light Up the Lake event is free and open to the public and starts at 4:00 p.m. It’s an outdoor event with something for everyone. The evening starts with children’s activities and community groups selling hot cocoa and treats. Join us on the lawn of Liberty Park for the tree lighting ceremony at 6:00 p.m. This 31-foot-tall Christmas tree is fully decorated and will be an impressive site for park visitors. The Cove’s Lighted Boat Parade will pass by the parks at 6:30 p.m.


The Citrus Community Concert Choir and the Nature Coast Dulcimer Players will follow the tree lighting and will provide Christmas music for about two hours.


Santa and Mrs. Clause will be in the Depot District visiting with children from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


This outdoor event will take Covid-19 precautions and ask all participants where a mask, socially distance, wash hands frequently, use hand sanitizer, limit touch points and encourage people to stay home if they do not feel well. 


Light Up the Lake

Depot District

300 N. Apopka Avenue

Friday, December 4, 2020

4 p.m. – 10 p.m.


The Cove Lighted Boat Parade 

Register at the Cove Pub or Apopka Marine

First Place $150 & Power Pole courtesy of Apopka Marine

Second Place $100 & $100 Cove Pub gift card

Third Place $50 & $50 Cove Pub gift card

Starts at Little Lake Spivey

Must comply with all boat parade requirements for awards

Boat Parade Questions?  352-601-8483




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