Holiday Guide Listings
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Published: November 24, 2011
The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights Seasonal display of lights synchronized to holiday music. 7 pm nightly; Disney Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista; included with park admission; 407-939-1289; disneyworld.disney. go.com.
Through Jan. 8
Festival of the Seasons Holiday carolers, Latin, jazz and pop performances, costumed street performers and holiday dance parties. Various times daily; Downtown Disney, 1478 E. Buena Vista Drive; free; 407-934-7639; disneyworld.disney.go.com.
Winter in the Park Outdoor ice skating, holiday music, games, carolers and more. 3-9 pm Monday-Thursday, 3-10 pm Friday, 10 am-10 pm Saturday, noon-8 pm Sunday; Central Park, North Park Avenue and West Morse Boulevard, Winter Park; free-$10; 407-599-3203; cityofwinterpark.org.
Thanksgiving Dinner Tofurkey, turkey and all the trimmings. 1 pm, 4 pm, 7 pm Thursday; Drunken Monkey Coffee Bar, 444 N. Bumby Ave.; free-$24.99; 407-893-4994; drunkenmonkeycoffee.com.
Nov. 25-Dec. 30
Holidays Around the World – Candlelight Processional The story of Christmas told by celebrity narrators including Mira Sorvino, Geena Davis, Neil Patrick Harris and others. 5 pm, 6:45 pm, 8:15 pm daily; America Gardens Theatre, Epcot, Lake Buena Vista; included with park admission; 407-939-1289; disneyworld.disney.go.com.
Nov. 25-Jan. 1
Christmas at Bok Tower Gardens & Pinewood Estate Holiday Home Tour Holiday movies, concerts, poinsettia displays, visits with Santa and tree decorating. 10 am-5 pm Monday-Saturday, 1-5 pm Sunday; Bok Tower Gardens, 1151 Tower Blvd., Lake Wales; $18; 863-676-1408; boktowergardens.org.
Nov. 26-Dec. 31
Now Snowing Nightly Holiday festival with an ice-skating rink, Charles Dickens carolers, photos with Santa, carriage rides and a nightly snowfall. 4 pm daily; Celebration Town Center, 690 Celebration Ave., Celebration; $5-$25; 407-566-1202; celebrationtowncenter.com.
Used Cooking Oil Recycling Event Pour your collected Thanksgiving dinner cooking oil into a shatter-proof container and then bring it to City Hall to be recycled. 7 am-1 pm; The Rotunda at Orlando City Hall, 400 S. Orange Ave.; free; 407-246-4279; cityoforlando.net/grease.
Holiday at Heritage Square Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs flips the switch to turn on the holiday light display, while guests enjoy musical performances, visits with Santa, crafts and other holiday activities. 6:15 pm; Heritage Square, South Magnolia Avenue and East Central Boulevard; free; 407-836-7010.
Christmas at the Casa Hot cocoa, holiday music by Shannon Caine’s Vintage Holiday Carolers and visits with Santa. 6:30-8:30 pm; Casa Feliz, 656 N. Park Ave., Winter Park; free, $2-$5; 407-628-8200; casafeliz.us.
Christmas in the Park Annual lighting of the glass Tiffany Windows at the Morse Museum and an outdoor concert by the Bach Festival Choir. 6 pm; Central Park, North Park Avenue and West Morse Boulevard, Winter Park; free; 407-645-5311; morsemuseum.org.
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