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Fall Guide 2012

Fall Guide 2012: Events

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Oct 13. TEDx Orlando, the Garden Theatre

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Nov. 3. Neanderthal Ball, Orlando Science Center

Nov. 10-Nov. 18
25th Annual Festival of Trees Council of 101 sponsors this annual holiday event, which transforms the Orlando Museum of Art into a holiday wonderland. Designer-decorated Christmas trees, gingerbread houses and vignettes on display at the museum will help get you in the holiday mood, do some early shopping at the holiday boutique and maybe catch a local dance troupe or choir perform while you browse. Various times daily; Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave.; $6-$10; 407-896-4231; omart.org.

Nov. 10-Jan. 1
Ice! Merry Madagascar-themed holiday event with rooms full of hand-carved ice sculptures, a two-story ice slide and a Luminescence Christmas show. Various times daily; Gaylord Palms Resort, 6000 W. Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee; $13.99-$27.99; gaylordhotels.com.

Nov. 12-Nov. 16
Downtown Orlando Fashion Week 2012 Themed "The End of the World: A Love Story," the weeklong event features designer showcases, a charity dinner, runway fashion shows and live performances. Various times Monday-Friday; Downtown Orlando, Orange Avenue and Central Boulevard; $25-$175; 321-225-9070; facebook.com/downtownorlandofashionweek.

Nov. 16-Nov. 17
22nd Annual Sunshine Challenge Central Florida Home Brewers host a two-day beer competition and festival. Various times Friday-Saturday; Hilton Orlando North, 350 S. North Lake Blvd., Altamonte Springs; visit website for details; cfhb.org.

Nov. 16-Nov. 18
Avalon Jubilee Annual fall carnival with a variety of food vendors and midway rides in the park. 3-10 pm Friday, 10 am-10 pm Saturday-Sunday; Tanja King Memorial Park, Corner of Honey Locust Boulevard and Tanja King Road; free; eventsatavalonpark.com.
Southern Pinball Festival Three-day event with classic pinball machines, a pinball tournament, art displays and more. Noon-midnight Friday, 10 am-midnight Saturday, 10 am-5 pm Sunday; Crowne Plaza Orlando-Universal, 7800 Universal Blvd.; $15-$35; 407-781-2107; southernpinballfestival.com.

Nov. 16-Dec. 27
Festival of the Seasons Outdoor holiday event with streetside carolers, live holiday music, costumed stilt walkers and street performers, DJ dance parties and more. Various times daily; Downtown Disney, 1478 E. Buena Vista Drive; free; 407-934-7639; disneyworld.disney.go.com.

Nov. 16-Jan. 6
Winter in the Park Annual holiday event features an outdoor ice skating rink in Central Park, kids games, holiday carolers and more; through Jan. 6. Various times daily; Central Park's West Meadow, North Park Avenue and West Morse Boulevard, Winter Park; $10 all day includes skate rental; 407-599-3203; cityofwinterpark.org.

Nov. 17
Winter Park Harvest Festival This is the third annual edition of this super-popular day-long local food event, which focuses on locally sourced and sustainable foods. Highlights include a producers-only farmers market, cooking demos, food-related seminars and roundtables, live acoustic music, DIY activities for kids and a mobile community garden display. 10 am-9 pm Saturday; Central Park's West Meadow, North Park Avenue and West Morse Boulevard, Winter Park; free, alocalfolkus@gmail.com; winterparkharvestfestival.com.

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