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Orlando Holiday Guide 2012

A comprehensive listing of all the jingle belling, caroling, Nutcrackering and eggnogging taking place in Orlando this holiday season

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Nov. 17-Dec. 30
Be Good for Goodness' Sake! Annual holiday show features home decor, ornaments and other crafts. 10 am-6 pm Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 pm Sunday; Jeanine Taylor Folk Art, 211 E. First St., Sanford; free; 407-323-2774; jtfolkart.com.

Nov. 23, Dec. 28
Sanford Art Walk Monthly art party with art displays in various venues along First Street. 6 pm Friday; downtown Sanford, East First Street and South Park Avenue; free; 407-302-2586; sanfordwelcomecenter.com.

Nov. 23-Jan. 13
Holidays at the Waterhouse The Maitland museum transforms into a holiday-themed wonderland with spirited decor and activities. Noon-4 pm Thursday-Sunday; Waterhouse Residence & Carpentry Shop Museum, 820 Lake Lily Drive, Maitland; $3; 407-629-1532; artandhistory.org.

Nov. 30-Dec. 1
Holiday Open House View works by the collection of 22 studio artists. 6-9 p.m. Friday, 4-9 p.m. Saturday; Mcrae Artists Studios, 906A Railroad Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-599-9956;

Dec. 1-Dec. 2
13th Annual Holiday Sale The Crealdé artists showcase and sell works. 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 11 am-4 pm Sunday; Crealdé School of Art, 600 St. Andrews Blvd., Winter Park; call for details; 407-671-1886; crealde.org.

Sunday, Dec. 2
Central Florida Watercolor Society Holiday Pot Luck Luncheon 1:30 pm; Germaine Marvel Building, 210 W. Packwood Ave., Maitland; free; centralfloridawatercolor.com.

Thursday, Dec. 6
1st Thursdays: Art Under $200 – 'Tis the Season Holiday-themed art party. 6-9 pm; Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave.; $10; 407-896-4231; omart.org.

Friday, Dec. 7
First Friday Charity Festival & Art Stroll Art displays by more than 40 local artists, live music, drink specials, dinner offerings and shopping at local merchants. 5:30-9:30 pm; Baldwin Park, New Broad and Jake streets; free; 407-923-3849; facebook.com/baldwinparkfirstfridayfestival.
First Fridays Guests receive free admission and enjoy later hours, light refreshments, docent-led tours, demos and gallery talks. 4-8 pm; Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-646-2526; rollins.edu/cfam.

Saturday, Dec. 8
Fourth Annual Murder City Photography Christmas Lights Photo Walk Bring your camera or camera phone for a photography walking tour around downtown Winter Park. 7:30 p.m.; Winter Park Rose Garden, Park Avenue, Winter Park; free.

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