Year In Review 2015
Citizens in Orange County celebrated another historic year filled with outstanding accomplishments and incredible successes in 2015. This Year in Review photo gallery is a visual representation of the region’s strong and robust economy, continued job growth, historic record-breaking visitation numbers, transformative economic achievements and incredible new milestones for Orange County’s internationally renowned sports, arts and cultural venues.
Year In Review 2014
The year 2014 was filled with historic community celebrations that marked Orange County’s extraordinary “Year of Transformation.” This year’s accomplishments have helped move Central Florida to the national and international stage for arts, sports, recreation and culture. These advancements have made Central Florida a better place to live, work and play, along with creating a richer future for our children and future generations.
Holiday Heroes Toy Drive Collects 4,655 Toys For Families
Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs’ fourth annual Holiday Heroes Toy Drive exceeded goal expectations collecting 4,655 toys. The toys were sorted and donated to Orange County Neighborhood Centers for Families, Orange County Public Schools, Wraparound Orange, the Community Food and Outreach Center, Toys for Tots and the American Red Cross.
City Of Winter Park And Winter Garden Holiday Parades
The City of Winter Park celebrated the 62nd Annual “Ye Olde Hometown” Christmas Parade running through North Park Avenue and West Morse Boulevard. One of Central Florida’s longest running parades, the parade boasted more than 100 participants, including Mayor Jacobs, District 5 Commissioner Ted Edwards, marching bands, dance troupes, floats, local dignitaries and Santa Claus.
Holiday At Heritage Square 2014
Orange County kicked off the holiday season on Thursday, December 4 at the Orange County Regional History Center with its signature Holiday at Heritage Square celebration and tree lighting ceremony. Now in its 12th year, this free family event has become a tradition for many local families and was created by Orange County Government for local children and their families to ring-in the holiday season together and light up the heart of downtown Orlando.
Florida Citrus Parade
Thousands of spectators gathered in downtown Orlando on Dec. 30, 2014 for the region’s Florida Citrus Parade, an Orange County tradition that began in 1980. Organized by the Florida Citrus Sports Foundation, which promotes signature sporting events in Central Florida, the parade is one of the largest sports affiliated parades in the nation.