Holiday Guide Listings
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Published: November 24, 2011
Winter Park Holiday Boat Parade and Festival of Lights Holiday-themed and lighted boats, with food, wine and beer, a water ski show, holiday music and visits with Santa. 3:30 pm; Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens, 633 Osceola Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-647-6492; wpboatparade.com.
Dec. 10-Dec. 11
Holiday Tour of Historic Inns Self-guided walking tour features 25 decorated bed and breakfast inns, food samples and ghost stories. 1-5 pm Saturday-Sunday; Downtown St. Augustine, San Marco Avenue, St. Augustine; $25; staugustinebandbtour.com.
Wine & Chocolate Festival Local arts and craft vendors, live music and winery tours. 10 am-5 pm Saturday, 11 am-5 pm Sunday; Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards, 19239 U.S. Highway 27 North, Clermont; $2 donation; 800-768-9463; lakeridgewinery.com.
Mills50 Jingle ‘n Mingle Street festival with holiday music, shopping vendors, live entertainment and more. 6-9 pm; corner of Mills Avenue and Lake Highland Drive; free.
Sparkle Handmade holiday market. 11 am-8 pm; Dandelion Communitea Cafe, 618 N. Thornton Ave.; free; 407-362-1864; dandelioncommunitea.com.
The 12 Bars of Christmas Pub Crawl 8 pm; Downtown Orlando, Orange Avenue and Central Boulevard; $20; orlandopubcrawl.com.
Dec. 16-Dec. 18
Holiday Weekend Christmas hayride, a holiday parade and other seasonal activities. Various times Friday-Sunday; Cypress Cove Nudist Resort, 4425 Pleasant Hill Road, Kissimmee; various prices; 407-933-5870; cypresscoveresort.com.
Green Gifts and Healthy Holiday Treats Gift-making and cooking demo. 1 pm; Whole Foods Market, 1989 Aloma Ave., Winter Park; free, registration required; 407-673-8788.
Grandma Party Bazaar 10 am-6 pm; Stardust Video & Coffee, 1842 E. Winter Park Road; free; 407-623-3393.
Bootylicious Christmas Party 9 pm; The Parliament House, 410 N. Orange Blossom Trail; call for price; 407-425-7571; parliamenthouse.com.
Chanukah on the Park 5 pm; Central Park, North Park Avenue and West Morse Boulevard, Winter Park; 407-644-2500; cityofwinterpark.org.
Champs Sports Bowl Parade of Bands School bands from the Atlantic Coast Conference and Big East championship teams will march through downtown Winter Park. 11 am; Park Avenue at Morse Boulevard, Winter Park; free; 407-599-3463; cityofwinterpark.org.
Wine Lounge: Champagne and Sparklers New Year’s Eve celebration with appetizers and entertainment. 6:30-8:30 pm; Whole Foods Market, 1989 Aloma Ave., Winter Park; $10; 407-673-8788.
Dec. 30-Jan. 1
Nude Year’s Eve Weekend with Alter Eagles Various events Friday-Sunday; Cypress Cove Nudist Resort, 4425 Pleasant Hill Road, Kissimmee; various prices; 407-933-5870; cypresscoveresort.com.
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