Light Up Wellen! Tree Lighting & Holiday Celebration

Downtown Wellen Park
19745 Wellen Pk Blvd,
Venice, FL 34293

Celebrate the season with a spectacular line up of Christmas sights and sounds in Downtown Wellen Park! Local schools and volunteer groups choir performances, photo ops with Santa, traditional tree lighting ceremony, ice dancers, live music on Solis Hall stage, ornament decorating, hot chocolate booth , and so much more!

Due to traffic, safety, and parking capacity, attendees must RSVP to secure a FREE parking pass for this event, 1 RSVP per car NOT per person. Parking pass should be displayed in your car dashboard upon entry to Downtown Wellen, this parking pass gets you into designated parking lots. RSVP HERE 

In the event we are sold out of Parking Passes or the RSVP lots are full, there will be overflow parking lots available via the intersection of the Fire Station (Preto Blvd) and US 41 down off of Sunglow.

Schedule of Events:

3:00pm-6:00pm (last sale at 5:30pm): North Port Arts Center Ornament Decorating – $5 for 3 ornaments (lawn area across from Foxtail Coffee) while supplies last, last sale is at 5:30pm

3:00pm-4:00pm: Ugly Sweater Dance Party-DJ On Solis Hall Stage

4:00pm-4:45pm: Venice Theatre – Silver Foxes Performance (Solis Hall Stage)

4:00pm-8:00pm: Santa (on Canopy Green between Solis Hall & The Banyan House) – photo ops, line will likely be cut off by 7:30pm

4:00pm-8:00pm: Hot Chocolate Booth in front of Foxtail Coffee

5:00pm-5:30pm: Taylor Ranch Elementary Performance (Solis Hall Stage)

5:00pm-7:00pm: Ice Dancers Performance (on blocked off Wellen Park Blvd)

5:45pm-6:30pm: Venice Musicale Encore Group Caroling (under Heritage Tree)

6:30pm: Tree Lighting

7:00pm-11:00pm: Discofox -Live Music on the stage of Solis Hall! DISCOFOX is a Nashville-based Pop/Rock band. Check out their music here.

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