The Association of Poinciana Villages (APV) will once again spread holiday cheer with a spectacular holiday celebration to wrap up 2019. The 27th Annual Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration will be held Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Amphitheater at Vance Harmon Park, located at 695 Country Club Drive in Poinciana.
This family-friendly event is free for APV residents and the public to enjoy. The festivities begin at 11 a.m. with a grand parade featuring more than 50 floats and participants making their way from Cypress Parkway to Vance Harmon Park. Immediately following the parade we will start the can’t-miss Holiday Celebration at the Vance Harmon Park Amphitheater, complete with food trucks, bounce houses, face painters, balloon artists, vendors and live music, including a battle of the bands featuring local high school musicians.
Back by popular demand, there will also be an opportunity to have your picture taken with the Master of Ceremonies himself…Santa Claus!
“This annual event is a favorite not only for our residents but also our staff members and local businesses. It’s incredible to see so many people come together in the spirit of the holidays,” said Mark Maldonado, APV General Manager. “If you haven’t attended, this is a perfect time to start. And, even if you have, we have some wonderful new things planned for this year.”
Residents and area- businesses are invited to participate by entering a float for the parade or participating as a vendor at the Holiday Celebration. APV is also looking for sponsors, vendors, battle of the bands contestants and volunteers. As this is one of the association’s largest events of the year, it is a wonderful opportunity to get in front of Poinciana residents and introduce your company or services to the community.
“The generosity and support of our amazing sponsors and volunteers enables us to continue to provide these events at no cost to attendees year after year,” Maldonado said.
As always, the community thanks its Corporate Platinum Sponsors, Badcock Home Furniture & More Kissimmee, Yanira Suarez New Homes Team; Corporate Gold Sponsors: Florida Medicare Options, Poinciana Medical Center, IMA Medical Group, Valencia College; Contributing Sponsors: First Service Residential and Larsen and Associates.
If you are interested in joining in on the fun, please contact APV Lifestyles Director Liz Wargo at 863.427.0900 ext. 301 or Liz.Wargo@fsridential.com. Additionally, you can find all of the registration forms, including the volunteer application, on the first page of the APV community website, https://www.apvcommunity.com.
Parking will be provided off site at the Activity Campus at 445 Marigold Avenue and the grassy lot behind Walgreens also on Marigold Avenue. Pastor Terry from Living Waters Church has partnered with the association to provide a shuttle bus from Walgreens and the Activity Campus parking area. APV will also being using their 14-passenger bus as a shuttle. Shuttles will be provided to transport attendees to and from the event site. We ask that event patrons be patient with the shuttle service as this event attracts hundreds of people.
Residents should also keep in mind that the following streets will be closing at 10:45 a.m. on the day of the Parade: The Poinciana Golf Villages of Country Club Drive, Country Club Drive, South Flag Drive, South Flag Court, Trophy Lane, Chip Court, Spoon Place, Country Club Court and Cypress Drive.
The Annual Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration is just one of the many major events APV hosts throughout the year for residents and community members. Other events include the Poinciana Beautiful Awards Gala, the Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular, and the Annual Trunk or Treat. For more information about event sponsorship opportunities, please contact Trish Moore at 863-427-0900 ext. 107 or Trish.firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Association of Poinciana Villages
The Association of Poinciana Villages, Inc. (APV) is one of the largest homeowner’s associations in the United States, serving more than 65,000 residents. The 47,000-acre, unincorporated, suburban community encompasses both Polk and Osceola counties, perfectly nestled between Haines City and Kissimmee, Florida. The Association of Poinciana Villages maintains its core vision of continuing to be one of the best places in all of central Florida to live and raise a family. Visit apvcommunity.com for more information.