Orlando Holiday Guide 2012
A comprehensive listing of all the jingle belling, caroling, Nutcrackering and eggnogging taking place in Orlando this holiday season
Published: November 14, 2012
Friday, Dec. 7
Date Night – Zentangle Bring a date, dinner and drinks for a workshop where you'll create a holiday Zentangle with instructor Adele Bruno. 7-9 pm; Casselberry Art House, 127 Quail Pond Circle, Casselberry; $10-$15; 407-262-7722; casselberry.org.
Dec. 7-Dec. 16
The Singing Christmas Trees This annual holiday tradition features a full orchestra and choir performance with two 40-foot tall trees and a display of 250,000 lights. 7:30 pm Friday, 3 pm Saturday, 5 pm Sunday; First Baptist Church, 3000 S. John Young Parkway; $5-$45;
Saturday, Dec. 8
Baldwin Park Festival of Lights An evening parade, live performances by choral ensembles, face painting for the kids and carriage rides around the area. 6-10 pm; Baldwin Park Village Center, 1097 Bennett Road; free; 407-740-5838.
Sanford Christmas Parade Watch as local groups, marching bands and notable residents celebrate the season throughout the streets. 6 pm; downtown Sanford, Sanford Avenue and First Street; free; 407-302-2586; sanfordfl.gov.
St. Lucia Festival Swedish Christmas festival with live music, ethnic food vendors, appearances by Swedish residents from Sanford and more. 1-4 pm; Museum of Seminole County History, 300 Bush Blvd., Sanford; free; 407-665-2489; seminolecountyfl.gov/museum.
The Twelve Pubs of Christmas Pub Crawl Make your way around the Mills50 District with drinks at Funky Monkey, Will's Pub, Lil Indies, BART, the Peacock Room and more. 8 pm; Wally's Mills Avenue Liquors, 1001 N. Mills Ave.; $10; 407-896-6975; mills50.org.
Dec. 8-Dec. 9
19th Annual Bed and Breakfast Holiday Tour More than 20 bed and breakfast inns showcase holiday decor, feature live entertainment and serve culinary treats in this self-guided tour themed "The Twelve Days of Christmas." 1-5 pm Saturday-Sunday; Downtown St. Augustine; $25; staugustinebandbtour.com.
Christkindlmarket The bakery hosts a German-inspired two-day holiday vendor fair with folk dancing, music, puppet shows and more. 9 am-5 pm Saturday-Sunday; Yalaha Bakery, 8210 County Road 48, Leesburg; free; 352-324-3366; yalahabakery.com.
Sunday, Dec. 9
Sparkle Market Holiday shopping market with local vendors selling crafts, art and wares, performances by local musicians and more. 11 am-6 pm; Dandelion Communitea Café, 618 N. Thornton Ave.; free; 407-362-1864;