If that seems like a somber color, it was for a reason. The city was officially using that color in recognition of World Diabetes Day, and to raise awareness of the illness that has impacted so many lives.
The next day, the fountain turned purple, this time to commemorate Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and Hunger and Homeless Awareness Month as well.
On Friday, though, the fountain at Lake Eola will be displaying the colors green and red more regularly, and the city will use the final day in November to officially kick off the holiday season.
Starting at 4 p.m. at the Walt Disney Amphitheater at Lake Eola Park, there will be the traditional and official lighting of the city’s Christmas tree. That tree has been standing next to the Amphitheater for more than a week now, after Parks & Recreation Department workers set it up there.
The annual Holiday Lights Orlando event will be followed by a presentation of “The Gift,” a play presented by the Trinity Downtown Evangelical Lutheran Church and School. The evening will also include live music, an outdoor movie, and holiday treats for everyone to enjoy. Continue reading