Holiday Guide Listings
Orlando needs more indie films for Christmas
Published: November 24, 2011
Holiday on the Drive Shopping and dining event with horse-drawn carriage rides, Christmas karaoke, cookie decorating and more. 5-9 pm; Edgewater Drive and Smith Street; free admission; collegeparkpartnership.com.
Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Stroll Children’s activities and choir performances. 5 pm; Central Park, North Park Avenue and West Morse Boulevard, Winter Park; free; 407-644-8281.
Candlelight Tour of Homes Hop on an evening trolley ride for a showcase of holiday-decorated homes, carolers and food from area restaurants. 6-9:30 pm; East Eighth Street and Elliott Avenue, Sanford; $25-$30; sanfordhistorictrust.org.
Christmas in the Square Holiday festival in Magnolia Square. 6-8 pm; downtown Sanford, West First Street and South Park Avenue, Sanford; free; 407-688-5000; sanfordfl.gov.
Christmas Walk Holiday street party with music, Santa and shopping. 6-9 pm; Downtown Mount Dora, East Fifth Avenue and North Donnelly Street, Mount Dora; free; 352-383-2165.
Great Gifts Fashion Show Holiday fashion event showcases apparel and accessories. 6-8 pm; Whole Foods Market, 1989 Aloma Ave., Winter Park; $5; 407-673-8788.
Holiday Lights Orlando presents Trinity Downtown’s the Gift Christmas Festival and Show Choir music, a Christmas play and an outdoor viewing of How the Grinch Stole Christmas starring Jim Carrey. 4 pm; Lake Eola Park, North Rosalind Avenue and East Washington Street; free; 407-246-2827; cityoforlando.net.
Light Up Winter Garden Street-lighting ceremony, live entertainment, local vendors, shopping and children’s activities. 6-9 pm; Downtown Winter Garden, West Plant Street and South Park Avenue, Winter Garden; free; 407-656-4111; cwgdn.com.
Orlando Holiday Brew Fest Unlimited samples of more than 100 beers, food samples and entertainment. 6-10 pm; Heritage Square, South Magnolia Avenue and East Central Boulevard; $25-$35; floridabeerfestivals.com.
Dec. 2-Dec. 10
The Star of Bethlehem Planetarium show explores the changes to the calendar system over the millennia. 7 pm, 8:30 pm Friday-Saturday; Seminole State College Planetarium, 100 Weldon Blvd., Sanford; $6; 407-708-2360; seminolestate.edu/planet.
Dec. 2-Dec. 11
The Singing Christmas Trees Full orchestra and choir performance with two 40-foot tall trees and a display of 250,000 lights. Various times Friday-Sunday; First Baptist Church, 3000 S. John Young Parkway; $5-$45; firstorlando.com.
13th Annual Pancake Breakfast Traditional breakfast to benefit area elementary schools. 7-10:30 am; Central Park, North Park Avenue and West Morse Boulevard, Winter Park; $6; 407-644-8281.
51st Annual Christmas Parade 1 pm; Downtown Mount Dora, East Fifth Avenue and North Donnelly Street, Mount Dora; free; 352-735-9629.
Avalon Aglow Holiday parade, amusement rides, music, food and a fireworks show. 3 pm; Avalon Park Town Center, 13001 Founders Square Drive; free; 407-658-6565; avalonpark.com.
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