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Icon Park celebrating the season with nightly concerts, charity drive

by Brittani Tuttle

For a week this December, Icon Park will be celebrating the holiday season with the first “Light the World with Love” Christmas Concerts.

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Photo by Quinn Roseboom

From Dec. 6-11, local high school, church, and community choirs will perform nightly from 5-8 p.m. Each night, four choirs will perform traditional Christmas songs in front of Icon Park’s holiday tree. There will also be Christmas-inspired videos, and emcees will lead the crowd in singing some Christmas carols themselves. To close out the evening, professional performers will take the stage each night. This will be the first year for the event.

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“At Icon Park, we’re all about showing locals and visitors alike what Orlando is all about,” said Chris Jaskiewicz, president and CEO of Icon Park. “The Light the World with Love Christmas Concerts are a perfect way to show off the talent here in Orlando, as well as to give back to the community we care about so much — plus, who couldn’t use a dose of the Christmas spirit?”

Local charities to be featured throughout this year’s event include:

  • Clarita’s House Outreach
  • Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida
  • Edgewood Children’s Ranch
  • Frontline Outreach
  • Latisha’s House
  • Matthew’s Hope
  • One Heart for Women and Children
  • Orlando Community & Youth Trust
  • Orlando Day Nursery & Childcare
  • Orlando Serve Foundation
  • Poverty Solutions Group
  • Russell Home
  • The Howard Phillips Center for Children & Families
  • United Against Poverty
  • The Salvation Army

Featured performers for the event include Daniel Emmet, Sunshine Mafia, Opera Orlando, David Osmond, Ofi, and God’s Example. The performing community choirs will come from all over Central Florida.

You can check out the schedule for this year’s performances here.

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