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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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Came here at Christmas time and just loved the very extensive lighting decorations. Santa Claus, the Grinch and ice skating plus tons more to do as you walked around. Horse and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Wheatfield, New York
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41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Came here at Christmas time and just loved the very extensive lighting decorations. Santa Claus, the Grinch and ice skating plus tons more to do as you walked around. Horse and buggy rides too with many good restaurants in the area. Worth checking out.

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Ocala, FL
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43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The town square is such a nice place to visit. The trees surrounding it are large and beautiful as is the gazebo. There is always something going on for all ages an cultures. Our most favorite time is Light Up Ocala in November. I remember when it first started with all the food and festivities....a nice remembrance. However, now it's... More 

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Thank Carol M
Ocala, Florida
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166 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went downtown to have a bite to eat and see the Christmas Lights. The Boy Scouts were performing that night and it was just delightful.

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Thank HappyFloridians
Jupiter, Florida, United States
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were there for the Cattleman's Assoc. Art Show. Really enjoyed dinner at The Ivy House. The Ocala Downtown Square was still beautifully lit up from the holidays. We enjoyed some interesting stores. The Art on The Street did not have a lot of artists for the stroll.

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Thank Sharon R
Germantown, Tennessee
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376 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Ocala does a great job of decorating the square for Christmas. Always such a pretty area. A number of great restaurants there as well.

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Plano, Texas
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

Was visiting my father and decided to go downtown and enjoy the lights. Spectacular display for a small city. Also took a carriage ride -- only $5.00 if you take the communal version and not private.

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The Villages, Florida
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115 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Visited downtown Ocala Square on December 24, 2015. The area was filled with shoppers, music, and people waiting to get into restaurants, Downtown Square offers a diverse atmosphere with people of all ages, Several hotels are on or near the square which has an interesting history. Will certainly return when we have more time to further explore. Parking could be... More 

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Florida
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Christmas time is my favorite time to visit the Ocala Downtown Square as they have the whole square decorated for the holidays and the way the trees are lit up is extremely creative. Plenty of places to choose from if you feel like having a bite to eat.

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Down the Shore, Barnegat, NJ
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38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Downtown was so festive. Unique way to decorate trees (something different than what we see in N.J.). Santa was also there and the children were thrilled to visit him

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Plainsboro, New Jersey
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82 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

This is a nice place if you want to walk around the town. Little shops to go into but there is nothing spectacular. Holiday lights were up.

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