Town of Oakland announces new experiences for 2021 Santa’s Lane event

New experiences for the annual event will include a snow zone, ponies, holiday photo backdrops and more.

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The Town of Oakland’s annual “Santa’s Lane” event is returning bigger and merrier than ever with additional lights and new activities in December. 

With more than double the lights of previous years, families will be treated to a new festive display of twinkling lights illuminating Town Center Circle, Town Hall and the Healthy West Orange Arts and Heritage Center in Oakland. A disc jockey will add to the celebration with merry music in front of the center to get participants in the holiday spirit as they enjoy the event. 

The 2021 event will additionally feature several new aspects. 

Some of the new experiences will include a Snow Zone sponsored by Healthy West Orange at the Center, “Rudolph Rides,” which will allow guests to meet, pet and ride ponies dressed for the holiday season, holiday photo backdrops, and the “Trees of the Season” tree decorating contest at the Healthy West Orange Arts and Heritage Center.

The new art and history exhibition, “Places of Worship,” at the center will also allow visitors the chance to browse spiritual art and learn the history of Oakland’s churches and their roles in the community. 

Santa's Lane 2021 will occur on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Town Center in Oakland. 



Annabelle Sikes

News Editor Annabelle Sikes was born in Boca Raton and moved to Orlando in 2018 to attend the University of Central Florida. She graduated from UCF in May 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a minor in sociology. Her past journalism experiences include serving as a web producer at the Orlando Sentinel, a reporter at The Community Paper, managing editor for NSM Today, digital manager at Centric Magazine and as an intern for the Orlando Weekly.

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