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City of Leesburg launches special events

City of Leesburg launches special events

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For immediate release:  October 19, 2023
Contact:  Office of the City Manager
                      352-728-9786 ext. 1100

City of Leesburg launches special events

          LEESBURG, FL - Leesburg is pleased to announce the hiring of Maggie Lyden as the Special Event Manager for the city’s new event division. Lyden brings a wealth of experience to the position and will lead a team of staff and volunteers tasked with providing high-quality events for the community following 28 years of successful events presented by the Leesburg Partnership. The city is committed to upholding the legacy of excellence established by the Partnership.

          The first event to be hosted by the city of Leesburg will be the highly anticipated Leesburg Christmas Festival, scheduled for December 2, 2023. The theme of the parade and festival is, “A Christmas Cinema Spectacular”. This joyful celebration promises to bring the holiday spirit to residents and visitors alike.

          “The city of Leesburg would like to express its sincere gratitude to the community for their continued support,” said City Manager Al Minner. “As we move ahead, we look forward to creating memorable experiences and fostering a sense of unity through our exciting lineup of special events.”

          For more information about the Christmas Festival or any upcoming events, visit the special events page of the official city website at Please direct event-related inquiries to or call 352-728-9786 ext. 3255.


Leesburg is a progressive city of more than 28,000 residents in northwest Lake County. The city government serves twice as many people with its electric, gas, water and wastewater public utilities. Leesburg is also a central hub for commerce, attracting 50,000 people to work each weekday. For more information, visit