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Nelson to update City Council on December events in Mayor's Report


Apopka Mayor Bryan Nelson will give updates on three December events according to the agenda for the December 1st City Council meeting. Under the Mayor's Report, Nelson will update the Council on the Apopka Tree Lighting and Holiday Market, the open house at Camp Wewa, and the Arts in the Park. 

Here are the details on those three events, according to the City website:

Apopka Tree Lighting and Holiday Market

The City of Apopka welcomes residents to its annual Tree Lighting event, as they light up Kit Land Nelson Park for the holidays. Enjoy holiday music, and photos with Santa.

Be sure to shop and explore the Holiday Market, presented by the Apopka Farmers Market. Additional dates on December 9th and 16th during the tree lighting event. 


  • Date: Thursday, December 2nd
  • Time: 6 PM to 8 PM 
  • Location: Kit Land Nelson Park
  • Cost: Free
  • Toy Donations: Apopka Forever Wishes will be accepting unwrapped toys (for all ages) at this event. 

For more information about this event, please contact Carolyn at Events@apopka.net

City of Apopka to Host Open House at Camp Wewa

The City of Apopka Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting an open house at Camp Wewa on December 7th from 4 PM to 7 PM. This event will allow families to tour the facility and learn about upcoming 2022 overnight and day camps and rental opportunities, including weddings, team-building events, educational programs, and corporate retreats.

The City purchased this one-hundred-year-old camp from the YMCA in September 2021. Through partnerships with Lowe’s Home Improvement and the Friends of Camp Wewa, the City was able to revitalize the camp.

The City is excited to provide lifelong memories through the camp, retreats, rentals, events, and outdoor education. It looks forward to keeping the traditions that made this a popular destination.


  • Date: December 7th
  • Time: From 4 PM to 7 PM
  • Where: Camp Wewa, 221 S. Binion Road, Apopka, FL 32703

This open house will feature:

  • Crafts
  • S’mores
  • Tours of Camp Wewa
  • And more!

Contact: Gary Fuchs, Camp Wewa Manager, Apopka Parks, and Recreation Department  Phone: 407-703-1700

For more details about Camp Wewa, go here.

Apopka Arts in the Park

Join us for the inaugural event as we celebrate community music in the Apopka Amphitheater while more than 150 fine and fun artists, handcrafters, and food vendors set up to show and sell their unique goods around the Jason Dwelley pond. There will be ample parking and the event is FREE to attend! 


  • What: 1st Annual Apopka Arts in the Park
  • When: Saturday, December 4th from 9am-5pm
  • Where: Apopka Amphitheater 

Holiday Pops with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra

The City of Apopka is proud to host this free event, featuring a special family-friendly concert from the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, to celebrate the holidays. Pack a picnic and enjoy the sounds of the season with familiar favorites to delight the entire family. Visit the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra page to learn more.


  • Date: Saturday, December 11th
  • Time: 5 PM to 7 PM
  • Location: Apopka Amphitheater (3710 Jason Dwelley Parkway, Apopka, FL)
  • Cost: Free (No Ticket Required)


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