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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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Wednesday, Dec. 26
A Christmas Carol Outdoor showing. 6:30 pm, 9 pm; UCF Arena, University of Central Florida; free; 407-823-6006; lightupucf.com.

Sunday, Dec. 30
Miracle on 34th Street Light Up UCF hosts an outdoor showing of the 1974 holiday film directed by George Seaton. 5:30 pm, 8 pm; UCF Arena, University of Central Florida; free; 407-823-6006; lightupucf.com.


Wednesday, Nov. 14
Ceramic Luminaries Workshop Join Joanne Borges to create your own ceramic luminary and decorate it for the holiday season. 6-9 pm; Casselberry Art House, 127 Quail Pond Circle, Casselberry; $20-$25; 407-262-7722;

Nov. 15, Dec. 20
Third Thursday Gallery Hop Stroll through the Downtown Arts District, with new openings at various galleries. 6-9 pm Thursday; CityArts Factory, 29 S. Orange Ave.; free; 407-648-7060; orlandoslice.com.
Thornton Third Thursday Gallery Hop & Art Walk Nontraditional galleries and retail vendors display artworks. 7-9 pm Thursday; Thornton Park, Summerlin Avenue and Washington Street; free; orlandoslice.com.

Nov. 16-April 26
Friday Nights at the Morse Free admission to the galleries, with select evenings offering live music, art demos and curator tours. 4 pm; Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, 445 N. Park Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-645-5311; morsemuseum.org.

Saturday, Nov. 17
Holiday Open House View a collection of new works by the studio artists. 6-9 pm; Gallery on First, 211 E. First St., Sanford; free; 407-323-2774; galleryonfirst.com.

Nov. 17-Nov. 18
DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts This 20th annual outdoor juried art show features an impressive collection of more than 180 national artists and crafters displaying works in a variety of mediums including painting, glass, photography, printmaking and many more. Area retail stores offer shopping opportunities as well. 10 am-5 pm Saturday-Sunday; downtown DeLand, Indiana Avenue and South Woodland Boulevard; free; 386-738-5705; delandfallfestival.com.
Osceola Art Festival 45th annual outdoor juried art show with sidewalk chalk art, a student art display, live entertainment, a downtown sculpture walk and dining and shopping opportunities. 9 am-5 pm Saturday-Sunday; downtown Kissimmee, Broadway and Monument avenues; free; 407-846-6257; ocfta.com.

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