Busy holiday season for Ocala / Marion


WIND-FM Completely Unchained-The Ultimate Van Halen Tribute: Four talented and creative musicians will recreate Van Halen’s ultimate production from 7 to 9 p.m. on November 19 at Circle Square Cultural Center, 8395 SW 80th St., Ocala. For more information on this act, visit completeunchainedrocks.com. For tickets, visit csculturalcenter.com or call 854-3670.

Light up Ocala: The 37th Anniversary Light Up Ocala will take place from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. on November 20 throughout downtown Ocala. Over 100 vendors including crafts, arts and food options are expected. Performances, a junior parade, Santa appearances, and more. Visit ocalafl.org for details and updates, including parking options. Free entry.

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The Life and Times of Bobby Randall: Take a musical journey with Bobby Randall as he guides you through his 35 years in music, TV / radio and touring at 7 p.m. on November 20 at the Orange Blossom Opry, 16439 SE 138th Terrace, Weirsdale. Enjoy stories on the road with Nashville’s biggest stars such as Charlie Daniels, Mickey Gilley, Sawyer Brown, Confederate Railroad and many more. Visit obopry.com or call 821-1201 for tickets and details.

Ocala Symphony Orchestra: A weekend of performances on November 20 and 21 by the Ocala Symphony Orchestra will celebrate the OSO’s full return to the stage at the Reilly Arts Center, 500 NE Ninth St., Ocala. Timetables and tickets on reillyartscenter.com or 351-1606.

“It’s a Wonderful Life” / A live radio play: This show will be on stage at the Ocala Civic Theater from November 26 to December 31. 19. More details on https://ocalacivictheater.com/

The Wood Brothers: Live music with The Wood Brothers will come to the Reilly Arts Center, 500 NE Ninth St., Ocala on December 2. Timetables and tickets on reillyartscenter.com or 351-1606.

First Friday Artistic Walk: The First Friday Art Walk returns to downtown Ocala from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on December 3. Hands-on art activities and demonstrations, local artists selling works, plus sidewalk street entertainers and live musical performances in the downtown plaza.

First Saturday free: Admission to the Appleton Museum of Art, 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, will be free from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on December 4. Details on appletonmuseum.org or call 291-4455.

Light up Lillian Lake: The annual event will be held at Lillian Lake from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm December 4th. Crafts, food, music and a tour with Santa Claus (4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.), followed by a double feature film with two free 30-minute films. Citizens who wish to enjoy the cinema should bring a chair or blankets for their families, ”the organizers said in a statement.

Urban Family Community Day: Enjoy free admission Dec. 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Appleton Museum of Art, 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, on this annual community day celebrating “A Dickens Christmas: The Urban Family Holiday Exhibition”. Visit appletonmuseum.org or call 291-4455 for details.

Ocala Christmas Parade: The parade will depart at 5:30 p.m. on December 11. The theme is “Christmas for heroes” and the Grand Marshal will be Ben Marciano. The parade begins on 25th Avenue Southeast, then heads west on Silver Springs Boulevard to Eighth Avenue Northeast.

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