Holiday Lighting Contest
Orange City’s Holiday Lighting Contest is open to all incorporated Orange City residents and businesses. Registration is open through December 13. Each entry MUST designate ONE category that the home is completing for.
- 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
Previous Winner Eligibility: New categories have been established for 2021. Winners from 2020 are eligible to select and compete in one category of their choosing (excluding rookie). Going forward, any resident who wins a category in 2021 will not be eligible to win that same category in 2022.
- Holiday Lighting Contest Guidelines
- Decorations must be visible from the roadway. Only properties within the city limits are eligible for judging.
- Last day to submit an online entry form is Monday, December 13, 2021.
- Decorations for the contest must be available and lit up December 15-21 between the hours of 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. for judging.
- Contest winners will be notified on December 22, 2021.
- A Holiday Lighting Contest awards presentation will take place at the City Council meeting on January 11, 2022 at 6:30 pm.
Christmas Tree Sponsorship Program
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.
Light Up Orange City – Friday, December 3, 2021 at 5:30 pm
Location: block of City Hall, 205 E Graves Ave, Orange City
Join us at City Hall as we kick off the holiday season in our historic corridor. Watch the Mayor flip the switch and light the area up! There will be ice skating and other children’s activities for all to enjoy (free admission). Food trucks will have food available for purchase. The city will provide free hot cocoa and cookies.
Christmas Parade – Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 5:00 pm
Christmas Parade Rules and Guidelines (PDF)
We invite your organization or club to participate in this year’s Christmas Parade.
***ROAD CLOSURE BEGINS AT 4:30 PM***
Road Closure: Volusia Avenue will be closed from Wisconsin Avenue, south to Rhode Island Avenue, starting at 4:30 PM on Saturday, December 11th. 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 Through the Neighborhood – December 17-19
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. Santa will begin his journey each night at 5:30 pm and end at approximately 8:00 pm. He will be visiting NE Orange City on Dec. 17, NW Orange City on Dec. 18 and South Orange City on Dec. 19. A complete list of street will be available here the week of the event.
Times: Approximately 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Santa will begin and end his route each night at Station 67.
|Northeast Side (Dec 17th)|
|E Wisconsin Ave||N Thorpe Ave|
|Columbus Ave||E Oakwood Ave|
|N Leavitt Ave||E Lansdowne Ave|
|Sumner Ave||Pineapple Ave|
|N Pine Ave||E French Ave|
|S Holly Ave||E University Ave|
|Trafford Ave||E Graves Ave|
|Edwards Ave||E Blue Springs Ave|
|Clements Ave||E Ohio Ave|
|S Ada Ave||E Rose Ave|
|S Leavitt Ave||Oakhurst|
|Northwest Side (Dec 18th)|
|W. New York||Hamilton Ave|
|W. French Ave||W Wisconsin Ave|
|Harrison Ave||W Lansdowne Ave|
|W Blue Springs Ave||Howard Ave|
|Lynn Ave||Plum Dr|
|W Central Ave||W Ohio Ave|
|W Graves Ave||S Sparkman Ave|
|Dixson St||S Carpenter Ave|
|Patlin Ave||S Park Ave|
|Brighthwood Ave||W Virginia Ave|
|Brooklyn Ave||Heather Ln|
|Montclair Ave||Garden Lane|
|Tappan Circle||Lantern Lane|
|Park Dr||Compass Landing|
|South Orange City (Dec19) |
|Aspen Ave||Birch Ave|
|Cedar Ave||Dogwood Ave|
|S Carpenter Ave||W Elm Dr|
|W Fern Dr||W Gardenia|
|W Holly Ave||E Holly Dr|
|E Iris Dr||Glazebrook Loop|
|Laurel Leaf||Iris Ct|
|Willow Crest||White Birch|
|Parc Hill Blvd||Big Bend Ave|
|Veterans Memorial Pky||Harley Strickland|
|Enterprise Rd||Parc Hill|