The city of Winter Garden held its annual Light Up celebration Friday, Dec. 1, along downtown Plant Street. Musical acts performed on various stages throughout the night, and vendors lined the street selling a variety of holiday décor and fun merchandise.
The highlight of Light Up Winter Garden is the throwing of the switch to turn Plant Street’s trees and buildings in a winter wonderland of lights. Mayor John Rees and the city commissioners participated in the program, and the mayor’s wife, Linda Rees, threw the ceremonial switch. Participants churches were Church of the Messiah, Cornerstone Community Church, Resurrection Catholic Church, First United Methodist Church of Winter Garden, People of Faith Lutheran Church, Southside Church and First Baptist Church of Winter Garden.
Children and families had fun at the snow slide and snow pile and enjoyed spending a few minutes with Santa and Mrs. Claus.