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Parks & Recreation Events
The Orange County Parks and Recreation Office strives to offer a variety of recreational activities, including classes, clinics, and camps. We also aim to provide fun events for all ages.  Below is a listing of events being planned by Orange County Parks & Recreation or the Orange County Parks & Recreation Foundation.  For a listing of events in Orange County by other event planners, please visit the Orange County Tourism website:

Upcoming OCPR Events

Gingerbread Contest BannerGingerbread House Contest
Gingerbread Structures Due 12/8/17
Hosted in Partnership with the Arts Center in Orange,
Sponsored by Krecek KakesElysium Tree Farm, and Partner's First Federal Credit Union.

Gingerbread houses will be on display at the Arts Center in Orange December 9 through December 15 from 10am-5pm.  Official judges will decide the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. The public will be able to visit the Arts Center in Orange and vote for their favorite gingerbread entry to win the "People's Choice Award" any time during this time frame (except Sunday the 10th, when the Center is closed).   Voting will be in the format of a free will donation, and the award will be decided by which entry raises the most funds.  Funds raised will support the Orange County Parks & Recreation Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization which supports the Parks & Rec. Dept., and facilitates programs and projects like a future dog park, a Veteran’s Memorial, the Playin’ in the Park Independence Celebration, and more!  Please stop by and vote, or just look at the great entries.

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Tacky Lights Tour Dates 12/9-12/30 (7-9pm), 2017
Want to follow the tour?  Download the Tour Guide Brochure! The guide lists the addresses of the homes on the tour, and also features a link and QR code for a Google Map that has the locations marked.  We hope you have fun following our inaugural tour!

Households who registered their home on the tour will receive a
free commemorative crew neck sweatshirt (one per household, while supplies last) which was made possible by our sponsors. This event is sponsored by Dominion Energy, Coca Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated, Amos Apparel, Orange Tire Inc., and Partner's First Federal Credit Union