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Light Up Historic Church Street For The Holidays This Thursday Evening

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Downtown Orlando as the City District tree is going up, with preparations well underway for Thursday's Gingerbread House Making Party and Tree Lighting!

Be the first to celebrate the Holidays in downtown Orlando by joining City District Main Street as they kick off Deck the District with the Annual Tree Lighting & Gingerbread Building Contest.

Gather in historic Church Street as they light the tree for the holidays!

On Thursday evening doors open at 5:30 pm, with the Gingerbread House Building Contest starting at 6:00 pm, followed by City District's annual tree lighting.

The event happens at Cucina Pizza & Bar 54 West Church Street #151 Orlando, FL 32801, and admission is only $10.

Attendees will receive wristbands to participate in Third Thursday Orlando after the event!

On the third Thursday of every month in downtown Orlando from 6 - 9 p.m. Presented by the Downtown Arts District, the 3rd Thursday Orlando series features a gallery hop, makers market, live performances, food trucks, drink specials, and so much more.


You still have time to sign up to compete in the Gingerbread House Making contest!!

Snag your team of four, put on your holiday creative caps, and join in!

Your $30 registration includes the gingerbread kit, drink tickets, and light bites.

Mitch Ruiz and his team at Barnes Supply Orlando have been busy putting the tree up!

Thanks to City District for sharing.

City District Main Street Orlando Deck the District with our Annual Tree Lighting & Gingerbread Building Contest

City District is located in the heart of Orlando and encompasses Downtown’s historic Central Business Art and Entertainment Districts.

Nestled between our city skyscrapers is architecture that dates back to the 1900s tribute to the rich history of our City Beautiful. From award-winning venues, intimate art galleries and vibrant nightlife, the City District offers unique experiences at every corner.

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