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Town of Christmas.

The Town of Christmas

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Christmas, Florida

Christmas, Florida, is a strip of Highway 50, east of Orlando, with a post office -- including a special mail slot for Santa -- and a number of local attempts at the theme, such as streets named after Santa's reindeer. It was originally named Fort Christmas -- the name was chosen on Christmas day -- but the town dropped the "Fort" when the post office opened in 1892. The appeal of a letter postmarked from Christmas was apparent even then.

Nativity scene.

At the intersection of Highway 50 and Fort Christmas Road stands a year-round Christmas tree. For years it had a sign -- "The permanent Christmas tree at Christmas Florida is the symbol of love and good will; the Christmas Spirit every day in the year." -- and was accompanied by a small, painted concrete Santa Claus, an equally small redwood sleigh and reindeer, and a nativity scene. In 2022 the tree and nativity were moved across the road, but Santa, the sleigh, and reindeer disappeared.

The Town of Christmas

23710 E. Colonial Drive, Christmas, FL
On the southwest corner of FL-50/E. Colonial Drive and FL-420/Christmas School Rd.
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