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The Orlando Eye gets festive!

Is that Santa at The Orlando Eye?? Maybe he needed to defrost? Or a quick staycation before the busy season?

Can you believe it? Only a week left until Christmas!! And right around the corner… Spring 2015 and the opening of The Orlando Eye!

With The Orlando Eye growing to 400-feet and the outer wheel nearly complete, Santa felt compelled to put a star on top so the reindeer knew to fly a little bit higher than usual.

With The Orlando Eye growing to 400-feet and the outer wheel nearly complete, Santa felt compelled to put a star on top so the reindeer knew to fly a little bit higher than usual.

Downtown Orlando Celebrates With Special Star!

Downtown Orlando Celebrates a Holiday Tradition with Jack Kazanzas Christmas Star

It’s up and shining over downtown Orlando’s Orange Avenue!

Video with resident of Jim Barrett:

 

The tradition of raising the 600-pound golden star started in the 1950s when two competing department stores, Ivey’s on the east and Dickson & Ives on the west of Orange Avenue, joined together in 1955 to hang the Christmas star between the two. In 1984, after the department stores had closed, Jack Kazanzas, a lifelong resident of Orlando, led a campaign to raise funds to replace the original Christmas Star that had fallen into disrepair.

 

For more information on holiday events in the City of Orlando visit cityoforlando.net/holiday

Cool photo @ http://instagram.com/p/Tfrv5-LZCZ/