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Christmas in Apopka 2021

A big weekend of events in Apopka marks the stretch run to Christmas

Parade, Concert, and Christmas Market headline Saturday activities

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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas... in Apopka.

Saturday marks the beginning of a two-week sprint to Christmas Day in Apopka. First, there is a parade, then a trip to a local Christmas Market, and finally a concert at the Amphitheater, all happening this Saturday (Dec. 11). For more details on those events, keep reading!

Christmas Parade (10am - 12pm)

On Saturday at 10 am, the Foliage Sertoma Club and the City of Apopka present the 45th Annual Apopka Christmas Parade. This year's theme is Health, Hope, and Unity.

The 2021 parade will follow the traditional route, which runs northbound on Park Avenue from United Methodist Church of Apopka to Votaw Road.

Crowds of up to 25,000 have attended the parade in previous years, with 90-plus floats, vehicles, marching bands, and displays parading down Park Avenue. 

The parade originated in 1967 and has become one of the largest in Orange County.

For more details, go here.

The Foliage Sertoma Club of Apopka Christmas Parade starts at 10 am on Saturday, December 11th.
The Foliage Sertoma Club of Apopka Christmas Parade starts at 10 am on Saturday, December 11th.

Holiday Pops Concert (5pm - 7pm)

Join the Orlando Philharmonic at the Annual Holiday Pops concert at The Apopka Amphitheater. Pack a picnic and enjoy the sounds of the season with familiar favorites to delight the entire family. This event is free and open to the general public.

Gates open at 4 PM. The concert begins at 5 PM. Parking is free for this event. Tents and pets are not permitted.

The Amphitheater has seats available for patrons, but also provides a large, grassy area for patrons to set up their own outside seating arrangements. Thus, outside seating and blankets are permitted.

Now in its 28th season, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra returns to Apopka for its Holiday Pops Concert Saturday from 5-7 pm at the Apopka Amphitheater.  The orchestra is led by Music Director Eric Jacobsen and is comprised of creative musicians and artists from around the world. 

For more details, go to: OrlandoPhil.org.

The Orlando Philharmonic is returning to Apopka this holiday season.
The Orlando Philharmonic is returning to Apopka this holiday season.

Fox Valley Farm & Hopyard Christmas Market (9am - 4pm)

Fox Valley Farms and Hopyard, a five-acre property located just ten minutes from downtown Apopka, has geared up for the holidays with extended hours, gifts, and unmatched hospitality befitting the Christmas season.

One visit, and you'll be hooked with the farm's 130 chickens, 17 ducks, and ten turkeys. There are also orchards full of exotic fruits, including muscadine grapes and a hopyard that will blow your mind.

In the gift shop, Fox Valley has combined their traditional products like whole cone hops and gifts, including for bath & body, coffee & tea, honey, candles, home craft beer products, garden & seeds, and more, with now, an additional assortment of items tailored for Christmas gift shopping.

You'll love finding Christmas gifts you just don't find in the regular chain retail stores... gifts such as:

  • Local artisan created crafts and goods 
  • Everything for the craft beer lover
  • Unique and ready-made gift baskets 

Fox Valley is also extending its hours for the next two Saturdays (December 11th and 18th) to 4 pm.

The Little Red Truck at Fox Valley Farm and Hopyard will be on display Saturday.
The Little Red Truck at Fox Valley Farm and Hopyard will be on display Saturday.

There are a lot of things to do at Fox Valley, so come on out! Whether shopping for that perfect Christmas gift, enjoying free hot chocolate, taking a family photo with the Little Red Truck, or sitting awhile on the giant teak root bench and watching the entertaining farm animals, there's something for everyone big and small! 

Mike and Jennifer Fox are ready to welcome you this holiday season to their farm.

So before or after the Apopka Christmas Parade this Saturday, or the following Saturday, take a trip to the Fox Valley Farm and Hopyard - destined to be a newly cherished Apopka Christmas tradition.

Check out Fox Valley Farm and Hopyard on their websiteFacebook, or Instagram pages.

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