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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, Nov. 24
PBR Bike Ride End of the Year Ride Hop on your bicycle and enjoy drinks at Stardust Coffee, Sportstown Billiards, the Falcon and Will's Pub. 6 pm; Ace Metric Cycles, 444 W. New England Ave., Winter Park; free; facebook.com/orlpbrride.

Dec. 1-Dec. 29
Holiday Lights Zipline Safari Soar 68 feet above the ground on this holiday-inspired ride, complete with seven different ziplines, 10 aerial observation platforms and two free-walking sky bridges. Various times Saturdays; Forever Florida, 4755 N. Kenansville Road, St. Cloud; $85; 407-957-9794; foreverflorida.com.

Saturday, Dec. 8
Holiday Lights Bike Tour Hop on your bicycle for an evening ride around Audubon Park alongside Santa, and enjoy live music, hot chocolate, mulled wine and a charity drive at various local venues. 7-10 pm; Bikes Beans & Bordeaux, 3022 Corrine Drive; free; 407-427-1440; b3cafe.com.
Winter Park Boat Parade and Ski Show This evening holiday-themed, water-centric event features a parade of lighted boats (mostly decorated by residents and local businesses), which cruise around lakes Virginia and Osceola, and professionals performing in an afternoon water-ski show choreographed to holiday music. 3:30 pm; Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens, 633 Osceola Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-647-6492; wpboatparade.com.

Saturday, Dec. 15
Jingle Bell Run/Walk Wear a holiday-themed costume for a run/walk to help raise money and awareness for the Arthritis Foundation. 7:30 am; Lake Baldwin Park, 2380 Lake Baldwin Lane; $25-$30; 2012jbrorlando.kintera.org.
Reindeer Run This family-friendly run offers a three-mile route around the park, with a holiday-themed party and activities at the finish. 7:15 am; SeaWorld, 7007 SeaWorld Drive; $24-$35; 407-898-1313; trackshack.com.
Tap 'N' Run 4K Run a 2.5-mile race while being served beer at four stops along the route and a 12-ounce beer at the finish line. Cheers! 5-8 pm; Lake Eola Park, East Central Boulevard and North Eola Drive; $37.52; 502-653-4985; tapnrun.com.

Thursday, Dec. 27
Russell Athletic Bowl Team Pep Rallies The bands, coaches and cheerleaders from each college football team entertain fans at Pointe Orlando with live music and more. 4 pm; Pointe Orlando, 9101 International Drive; free; facebook.com/floridacitrussports.

Friday, Dec. 28
Russell Athletic Bowl NCAA college football game. 5:30 pm; Florida Citrus Bowl, 1610 W. Church St.; $20-$228; 407-423-2476; russellathleticbowl.com.

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