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Ocala Downtown Square

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Address: SE 1st Ave, Ocala, FL 34471
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Ocala's Downtown Square is an eclectic blend of restaurants, boutiques,...

Ocala's Downtown Square is an eclectic blend of restaurants, boutiques, salons, and art & cultural exhibits. Park your car and you are within 10 minutes walking distance of all of this and more. We have a fabulous historic movie theatre that plays 1st run movies, billiards hall, community theatre in a gorgeous histric building with several runs per year of Rock Horror Picture Show, tattoo parlors, diverse nightlife...you get the picture! Come on down and enjoy all the Downtown Square has to offer.

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Beautiful Christmas Lighting

We got to visit during the holiday season and loved all of the Christmas decorations. We also loved the horse statues. Until this visit we didn't realize that horse farms were... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 January 2017
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Decatur, Illinois
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Dunnellon, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we enjoy all the lively activity & lights that the holidays bring. great place to hang out and a few restaurants to try.

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a fun place to park your car and walk through or around the square. Lots of restaurants around and the first Friday night Art Walk is great. Christmas in the Square is not to be missed. We go there often!

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Summerfield, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Christ,as a Season is a great opine to visit the own town area with lots ofthings going on for all ages. Nicely painted horses are super and many people enjoy having pics taken with them. The restaurants around the square are great and we esp liked Harry's and Marks Prime. It's a great place any time of the year... More 

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Decatur, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

We got to visit during the holiday season and loved all of the Christmas decorations. We also loved the horse statues. Until this visit we didn't realize that horse farms were so prevalent here.

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This Plaza has beautiful horses and during the holidays has the most beautiful lights. In The Summer, They have Music on The Square on Weekends. Post Card Beautiful.

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Central Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Ocala downtown is great during the Christmas Holidays, there are normally events going on and the lights are wonderful. Outside of Christmas there is not a lot to do downtown. There are a couple of decent restaurants but not much night life or other things to do during the day. There are very few shops to walk around and shop... More 

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Webster, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We have been downtown several times this holiday season. I love the light display. They have had several musical events and the evenings have been perfect to relax and enjoy them. You can get horse drawn carriage rides around the square. If you are feeling like a bit of adventure you can even go ice skating! A walk over to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

We visited on Christmas eve, just after dark. The lights were beautiful and the place was full of people but not crowded. There are lots of restaurants and bars and such, botiques, candy shops, antique stores and the like. It felt very safe and festive. The downtown area is a lot of fun and very attractive. Not a great deal... More 

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Silver Springs, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Love the Ocala Downtown Square at Christmastime. The trees are all festooned with lights and there are scheduled groups providing music in the evenings. There's the ice skating rink set-up adjacent to the square and Santa in the Gazebo. it's a great, safe place to bring children for a nostalgic evening. The refurbished square seating and walkways are wonderful. Come... More 

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Westminster, MD
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

If you find yourself in the Ocala area during this Holiday Season, you must take time to visit the Christmas Lights in the square. They are spectacular - and the outside "ice skating" rink added to the festive atmosphere. Palm Trees and ice skating - not expected but really beautiful!!

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