Enjoy the holidays in the Inverness area!
Dec. 6 Candles 'n' Carols with all you can eat fish fry with horse drawn wagons & luminaries down Orange Avenue. Floral City downtown, starts 5:30 p.m.
Dec. 7 Floral City Heritage Day, Florida Folk Life Day with tour of historic homes vendors and entertainment. Floral City downtown, starts 10 a.m.
Dec. 7 Valerie Theatre presents Ditchfield Singers live. Tickets, showtimes and more info ValerieTheatre.org (352) 341-7850
Dec. 13 Elf the movie at the Valerie Theatre at 6:30 p.m.. Free screening while supplies last. Tickets available in person at the box office Thursday - Friday 12 - 4 p.m.
Dec. 13 Jingle & Mingle Inverness Visitor Center Party, 5 - 8 p.m. Check out your local welcome center and learn more about City happenings. 203 E. Dampier Street, Inverness.
Dec. 13-15 Nights of Lights at Fort Cooper State Park,organizers ask for a donation of nonperishable food items, toy or pet food.. 3100 S. Old Floral City Road (352) 726-0315
Dec. 14 Christmas Parade, Main Street Inverness starts at 12 p.m.. Viewable from both sides of Main Street from Publix to Cooter Pond Park. Questions? Chamber of Commerce (352) 795-3149.
Dec. 14 Jungle Bell 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk. Starts Wallace Brooks Park, 328 E. Dampier Street at 10:30 a.m.
Dec. 14 The Cove's un-official Inverness Lighted Boat Parade starts at Lake Spivey boat ramp at 5:50 p.m. The boats follow the leader around the shoreline of Lake Henderson to the Cove. Judges are located at the Point House boat dock. Awards at 8 p.m. at the Cove Pub & Grub. Questions 352-344-5894.
Dec. 18 Inverness Business Leaders Christmas Party, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Inverness Womens Club, 1715 Forest Drive. Free for IBL/$25 non-IBL members.
Dec. 20 Friday Night Thunder Christmas Edition. Downtown Inverness, start 5 p.m. Features Citrus MOPARS Car Cruise-in and holiday music. Free event.
Events subject to change. Public events in the Inverness area as of mid-November.