Holiday at Heritage Square 2015
Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs joined citizens and guests on Dec. 12 at the Orange County Regional History Center to kick off the holiday season by lighting up Heritage Square and Wall Street as part of Holiday at Heritage Square, a free family event that has become a tradition for many and was created by Orange County Government to light up the heart of downtown Orlando and help local families ring-in the holiday season. Before the lighting, Mayor Jacobs spoke of the importance of being a part of the community, and how Orange County’s “neighbors helping neighbors” philosophy is put into action during the holidays. The holiday cheer was widespread throughout the day at the History Center as many guests visited with Santa Claus, enjoyed holiday stories and decorated their own gingerbread cookies. Many guests also brought new, unwrapped presents to donate to Mayor Jacobs’ Holiday Heroes Toy Drive.