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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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Saturday, Dec. 15
Shoes4Kids 5K Fun Run/Walk Fundraiser to supply shoes to underprivileged school-age children in Central Florida. 5 pm; Lake Eola Park, North Rosalind Avenue and East Washington Street; donations accepted; legacylife.us/shoesforkids.

Friday, Nov. 16
Blanket Orlando Picnic Enjoy a day of music and entertainment in the park, with a blanket drive for the homeless in Orlando. 3 pm; Gaston Edwards Park, 1236 N. Orange Ave.; free, blanket donations requested.



Saturday, Nov. 17
Family Days at the Museum: Happy Holidays 1 pm; Waterhouse Residence & Carpentry Shop Museum, 820 Lake Lily Drive, Maitland; free; 407-629-1532; maitlandhistory.org.
Parent and Child Workshop – Thankful Trees Create a tree sculpture Thanksgiving table centerpiece by using wire and various material. 1-3 pm; Casselberry Art House, 127 Quail Pond Circle, Casselberry; $10-$15, all supplies are included; 407-262-7722;

Saturday, Nov. 24
The Holidays with Mr. Harley Kids can sing and dance with the musician. 2 pm; Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd.; free; 407-835-7481; ocls.info.

Saturday, Dec. 1
Breakfast With Santa The East Orange County Kiwanis Club hosts a pancake and sausage breakfast with the Big Guy in Red. 8-11:30 am; Waterford Lakes Town Center, 413 N. Alafaya Trail; $4-$6; 352-874-8288.

Sunday, Dec. 2
Family Adventure Day: Santa's Stories Learn the story behind Santa Claus and other holiday traditions. 1 pm; Orange County Regional History Center, 65 E. Central Blvd.; $5 per child, adults free; 407-836-8500;

Dec. 4-Dec. 18
Santa Tuesdays Visit with Santa, have professional family photos taken and watch the Robert Harris Duo Holiday Show. 6-8 pm Tuesday; Cranes Roost Park, 274 Cranes Roost Blvd., Altamonte Springs; free; 407-571-8863;

Dec. 3-Dec. 7
Joyeux Noel, Polichinelle! Holiday-inspired Punch & Judy-style hand-puppet show. 10:30 am 4:30 pm Monday-Friday; Pinocchio's Marionette Theater, Altamonte Mall, Altamonte Springs; $6; 407-834-8757; pinocchios.net.

Saturday, Dec. 8
Breakfast (or Brunch) With Santa Share a meal with the Big Guy in Red and enjoy up-close animal encounters. Call for time; Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, 3755 N. U.S. Highway 17-92, Sanford; call for price; 407-323-4450; centralfloridazoo.org.
Kid's Workshop – Glazing Ceramic Holiday Ornaments The little ones work with pre-made ceramic ornaments and learn the basic techniques of glazing in this art workshop. 1-3 pm; Casselberry Art House, 127 Quail Pond Circle, Casselberry; $10-$15; 407-262-7722; casselberry.org.

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