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Tour of Homes Decorated homes in Winter Springs, Baldwin Park and Winter Park. 10 am-5 pm Saturday, noon-5 pm Sunday; Frontier Civitan Club, 669 Oneida Lane, Winter Springs; $25-$30; frontiercivitanclub.org.

Dec. 3-Jan. 1

Grinchmas Various times daily; Islands of Adventure, 1000 Universal Studios Plaza; various prices; 407-363-8000; universalorlando.com.

The Holidays Macy’s Holiday Parade, shopping in Holiday Village, live shows and concerts. Various times daily; Universal Studios, 1000 Universal Studios Plaza; various prices; 407-363-8000; universalorlando.com.

Dec. 4

A Heartfelt Holiday Affair Spoken word, African drummers, shopping vendors. 6 pm; Pine Hills Performing Arts Center, 5600 W. Colonial Drive; $10; 407-745-7253; heartfelt.eventbrite.com.

Homespun Chic Holiday Marketplace 2:30-6 pm; Redeemer Church, 4064 Winter Garden-Vineland Road, Winter Garden; free; homespunchicmarket.wordpress.com.

Dec. 4-Dec. 11

Eight Annual Festival of Trees 7 pm Sunday, Dec. 4, 11 am-7 pm Monday-Friday, 3 pm Sunday, Dec. 11; Museum of the Apopkans, 122 E. Fifth St., Apopka; free; 407-703-1707; apopkamuseum.org.

Dec. 6

Holiday Bowling Social With AIGA, the professional association for design. 7 pm; The Firkin & Kegler Entertainment Center, 12850 Waterford Lakes Parkway; various prices; 407-629-2665; aiga.org.

Dec. 8

Block Party: Holiday Favorites Food samples from each department. 5-7 pm; Whole Foods Market, 1989 Aloma Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-673-8788.

Miracle on 1st Street Holiday sidewalk sale with live music and kids activities. 5-9 pm; Downtown Sanford, West First Street and South Park Avenue, Sanford; free; 407-320-8180.

Dec. 10

Festival of Lights & Parade Horse and carriage rides, visits with Santa and choral musical performances. 6-10 pm; Baldwin Park Village Center, 1097 Bennett Road; free; 407-740-5838; baldwinparkfl.com.

Holiday Chocolate Making Workshop With executive pastry chef David Ramirez. 2 pm; Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, 9939 Universal Blvd.; $15; 407-996-9770; rosenshinglecreek.com.

Island Christmas Celebration Live reggae music, Jamaican and African merchandise vendors, authentic food and drink specials. 4 pm; Bob Marley – A Tribute to Freedom, CityWalk at Universal Orlando; free-$15; 407-224-3663; citywalk.com.

Naughty or Nice Xmas Party New 52 Grab N’ Go art show, burlesque show, free beer, food and more. 8 pm; The Geek Easy, 114 S. Semoran Blvd.; $5-$10; 407-332-9636.

Nightmare Before Christmas Blacklight Party 8 pm; The Parliament House, 410 N. Orange Blossom Trail; call for price; 407-425-7571; parliamenthouse.com.

Snow Mountain Sled rides in real snow, carnival games, bounce houses, pictures with Santa and more. 5-9 pm; Oviedo Mall, 1700 Oviedo Marketplace Blvd., Oviedo; $5-$10; 407-971-5568.

St. Lucia Festival and Swedish Christmas Exhibit 22nd annual event features Swedish food, music and cultural exhibits. 1-4 pm; Museum of Seminole County History, 300 Bush Blvd., Sanford; free, donations requested; 407-665-2489.

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