Jingle Eve, one of my absolute favorite holiday events of the season, returns this month to Ivanhoe Village with a slew of old favorites plus a few new perks this year. It's a perfect time to eat, drink and shop! Here's what's on deck for this November 22nd fête.
6pm: Holiday Sign Lighting
District 3 Commissioner Robert Stuart will kick off Jingle Eve when he throws the switch to light up the Happy Holidays/Happy New Year sign on top of the historic Ivanhoe building!
6:30pm: Christmas Tree Lighting
The towering Christmas tree in Gaston Edwards Park will be set aglow.
6-11pm: Wine Stroll
The popular wine stroll will take you to 15 different wine stops in Ivanhoe Village where you’ll get a chance to have some wine while you get your holiday shopping started. Tickets are $20 and available in advance at bungalower.com/JingleEve, or the night of the event at 2 locations still TBD. You must be 21+ to participate in the wine stroll.
6-11pm: Beer Garden
Sponsored by The Hammered Lamb and The Thirsty Topher, the beer garden will feature several festive brews as well as a DJ. It will be located next to The Venue on the corner of Virginia Dr. and New York Avenue and serves as a fundraiser for Ivanhoe Village Main Street.
6-11pm: Food Trucks
Orlando's Food Truck Bazaar has rounded up 15 trucks to participate in this year's Jingle Eve and they will park at various locations along Virginia Dr. and North Orange Ave.
Parking & Transportation
While parking is available at various locations and along N. Orange Ave. in Ivanhoe Village, it is recommended to use one of two lots during Jingle Eve. One lot belongs to Lake Highland Preparatory School and can be found on Alden Rd. between N. Orange Ave. and Brookhaven Dr. The other lot is the Florida Hospital Lot at 1919 N. Orange Ave. across the street from Bargain Box.