The first Saturday in December is the kickoff for our Christmas festivities. New this year, to start off the night will be our 1st Annual “Dashing through the Ridge 5K” which will start at 5:00 pm. The participants will run through our beautiful town of Haines City, and will end at Lake Eva Park. There will be a special lighting of Lake Eva Park at the beginning of the evening, and the park will be festive with light displays throughout the month of December for the community to stroll through. Following the lighting will be our annual Glitter Glisten and Snow. This event allows families and children of all ages to participate in many activities, including visits with Santa. From our popular snow slide, to flakes falling from the sky, you will experience something we do not always get here in Florida, SNOW! Performances on stage will include local school groups, and community groups. We also offer free activities and crafts for families to participate in.