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Holiday Festival Movie in Celebration Florida

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The holiday fun doesn’t end with the activities at Town Hall. Join us later in the day for hot chocolate and seasonal snacks during our holiday movie on the Great Lawn.

Date :
Saturday, December 3, 2016 | 6 pm

Event location :
The Great Lawn
Celebration Florida

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December Farmer’s Market in Celebration

 

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The Celebration Farmer’s Market is located at Lakeside Park, 631 Sycamore Street. Peruse the wide variety of food and craft vendors each week for the freshest fruits and vegetables, fun arts, crafts and much more. Open 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Date :
Sundays, December 4,11,18, 2016

Event location :
Lakeside Park, 631 Sycamore Street

Contact :
For more information contact Karen Ford at 407-460-8337 or via email: spud.market@yahoo.com.

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Home decorating Contest

 

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Do you have the best decorated house in the neighborhood this holiday season? Enter your home in the Holiday Home Decorating Contest and show your neighbors you have the holiday spirit!

Applications Due: Tuesday, December 6
Judging: Thursday, December 8 beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Application is available here.

Date :
Thursday, December 8,2016 @ 5:30 pm

Event location :
Town Wide
Celebration, FL

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December Food Truck Friday

 

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Our December Food Truck Friday will be on the 9th. Make plans to join us from 5 – 9 p.m. at Town Hall.

Attendees can enjoy the sights and sounds of DJ Joe Magic, not to mention the culinary delights of many of central Florida’s most popular food trucks. We are thrilled to welcome the Celebration High School Jazz Band that evening.

Scheduled lineup: Carobama BBQ, Slide on Over, Ice Cream Social Club, SwedeDish, Twisted Plates, AJI, Cilantro, La Empanada , Monsta Lobsta, Curbside Chef, Voodoo Kitchen, Phillys Best, 900 Degreez, London Fish.

 

Event location :

Celebration, FL

 

Date :

Friday, December 9, 2016

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Christmas Day!

 

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Many Christians in Canada mark the birth of Jesus Christ on December 25, which is known as Christmas Day. It is a day of celebration when many Canadians exchange gifts and enjoy festive meals.

Many Canadians have a day off work on December 25 and many spend the day with close relatives or friends. It is customary to exchange gifts, enjoy a special festive meal and, perhaps, attend a special church service.

The traditions centered on Christmas gifts in Canada vary a lot between families. In some families, a mythical figure called Santa Claus brings gifts. He travels on a sleigh pulled by reindeer, enters homes via the chimney and leaves presents and candy in Christmas stockings or in a pile under the Christmas tree.

Symbols of Christmas Day

There are many symbols of Christmas. These include images of baby Jesus and the Holy family in the stable, stars and Christmas trees. Another important symbol of Christmas is Santa Claus. This is a mythical figure with origins in European, particularly British, Dutch and German, cultures. He is a jolly man who wears a red suit, has a long white beard, lives at the North Pole and travels in a sleigh pulled by reindeer.

Date :
Sunday, December 25, 2016

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Celebration Resident Dessert Party

 

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The party, which runs from 8 – 9:30 p.m., will be held at the Terrace des Fleurs (located between the UK and France pavilions) and will offer a prime and up close location to view Illuminations: Reflections of Earth. In addition to an array of desserts, the party will also include premium wine and beer, as well as coffee, soft drinks and juices. The party is priced at $71 per person. There is a limited number of reservations available. Parking is included in the price.

Date :
Sunday, November 20, 2016

Event location :
EPCOT, Terrace des Fleurs
Celebration FL

Contact :
To register, or for more information, please click HERE, stop by Town Hall or call 407-566-1200.

Rememberance Day Celebration

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The Celebration Foundation is once again hosting Remembrance Celebration at the Memorial Garden. Mr. Richard Van Natta will be leading us through a secular reflection on family members and friends who we have loved and lost.

 

 

Date :

Saturday, November 19, 2016 | 11 am

 

 

Event location :

At the Memorial Garden

Celebration, FL

Celebration Florida Farmer’s Market

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The Celebration Farmer’s Market is located at Lakeside Park, 631 Sycamore Street. Peruse the wide variety of food and craft vendors each week for the freshest fruits and vegetables, fun arts, crafts and much more.

Celebrations Farmers Market is a weekly event, every Sunday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (winter hours) 9:00 am – 2:00 pm (summer hours).

Date :
Sundays, November 6, 13, 20, 27, 2016 | 9 am to 3 pm

Event location :
Lakeside Park, 631 Sycamore Street
Celebration, FL

Contact :
For more information contact Karen Ford at 407-460-8337 or via email: spud.market@yahoo.com.
Website : http://www.facebook.com/pages/Celebration-Farmers-Market/188589437826101

Brass Band Concert

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The Brass Band is coming back to perform as part of the 20th anniversary during Founder’s Month! Please come and join us on November 5  at 6 p.m. at Lakeside Park. This is a free event for Celebration residents.

The Celebration Foundation Concert Series Committee is thrilled to welcome Gareth Pritchard to Celebration. Professor Pritchard has taken the reigns of the Brass Band of Central Florida from our dear friend Chad Shoopman

Date :
Saturdays, November 5, 2016 | 6 pm

Event location :
Great Lawn, Lakeside Park
Celebration, FL

Contact :
Gloria Niec, Executive Director
The Celebration Foundation
610 Sycamore Street, Suite 110
Celebration, FL 34747

Architect led Tours of Celebration

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Architects from the Celebration Foundation’s New Urbanism committee will be leading tours of Celebration on Saturday, November 5 and Saturday, November 12 in honor of Celebration’s 20th anniversary.

Have you ever wondered why the back of every sign in Celebration is painted green? Or perhaps you never even noticed they are.

The tours will depart from Market Square by the fountain and will be about an hour long. You will learn about our mixed use, compact and vibrant town center using the planning principles of New Urbanism…discuss the details of streetscapes and architectural styles…and even learn from experts about the design and management of our public parks and trails. You can impress your neighbors and friends about details that make our home of Celebration unique.

Celebration Residents Only. Limited availability.  The tours are $5 per person. To register please click HERE.

Date :
Saturdays, November 5 & 12, 2016 | 10 am to 11 :30 am

Event location :
Celebration Market Square
Celebration, FL 34747
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October Food Truck Friday

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Our October Food Truck Friday will be on the 14th. Make plans to join us from 5 – 9 p.m. at Town Hall.

Enjoy the fun and sounds of DJ Joe Magic throughout the evening. Scheduled lineup: Tuk Tuk, Up in Smoke BBQ, Slide on Over, SMAC Mac and Cheese, Caketeer, Over the Top Pita, Twisted Plates, Cilantro, El Cubanito, La Emapanda, Rubios Baja Grill, Monsta Lobsta, Voodoo Kitchen, ChiPhi – A Taste of Two Cities, 900 Degreez Pizza.

Attendees can enjoy the sights and sounds of DJ Joe Magic, not to mention the culinary delights of many of central Florida’s most popular food trucks.

 

Date :

October 14, 2016

 

Event location :

Town Hall

Celebration, FL

 

Movie Night on the Great Lawn

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Residents of all ages are invited to visit Hocus Pocus, as CROA presents movie night on the Great Lawn at Lakeside Park.

Hocus Pocus is scheduled for Thursday, October 13 at 7:30 p.m. (weather permitting).

After three centuries, three witch sisters are resurrected in Salem, Massachusetts on Halloween night, and it is up to two teenagers, a young girl and an immortal cat to put an end to the witches’ reign of terror once and for all.

Residents are encouraged to bring along a blanket or chair and enjoy an evening under the stars with their neighbors. This is a resident only event and a valid CROA ID must be presented.

 

Date :

October 13, 2016 | 7:30 pm

 

Event location :

Great Lawn, Lakeside Park

Celebration, FL

 

Contact :

851 Celebration Avenue
Celebration, FL 34747
Phone: 407.566.1200
Email: town.hall@celebrationtownhall.com

 

Thanksgiving day in Celebration Florida

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Thanksgiving day in Canada is on October 10, 2016.

Thanksgiving Day in Canada has been a holiday on the second Monday of October since 1957. It is a chance for people to give thanks for a good harvest and other fortunes in the past year.

Many people have a day off work on the second Monday of October. They often use the three-day Thanksgiving weekend to visit family or friends who live far away, or to receive them in their own homes.

Many people also prepare a special meal to eat at some point during the long weekend. Traditionally, this included roast turkey and seasonal produce, such as pumpkin, corn ears and pecan nuts. Now, the meal may consist of other foods, particularly if the family is of non-European descent.

The native peoples of the Americas held ceremonies and festivals to celebrate the completion and bounty of the harvest long before European explorers and settlers arrived in what is now Canada. Early European thanksgivings were held to give thanks for some special fortune. An early example is the ceremony the explorer Martin Frobisher held in 1578 after he had survived the long journey in his quest to find a northern passage from Europe to Asia.

From the end of the First World War until 1930, both Armistice Day and Thanksgiving Day were celebrated on the Monday closest to November 11, the anniversary of the official end of hostilities in World War I. In 1931, Armistice Day was renamed Remembrance Day and Thanksgiving Day was moved to a Monday in October. Since 1957, Thanksgiving Day has always been held on the second Monday in October.

Thanksgiving Day in Canada is linked to the European tradition of harvest festivals. A common image seen at this time of year is a cornucopia, or horn, filled with seasonal fruit and vegetables. The cornucopia, which means “Horn of Plenty” in Latin, was a symbol of bounty and plenty in ancient Greece. Turkeys, pumpkins, ears of corn and large displays of food are also used to symbolize Thanksgiving Day. Other popular activities include outdoor breaks to admire the spectacular colors of the Canadian autumn, hiking, and fishing.

Pink on Parade 2016

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Pink it up in the Town of Celebration on October 2, 2016 for the 4th Annual Pink on Parade Breast Cancer 5k! This year’s race is set at 7:30 a.m. at Florida Hospital Celebration Health.

Join us on a beautiful three-mile course through the quaint Town of Celebration as we rally for women battling breast cancer in our community. Whether you run or walk, gather your friends and wear your pinkest attire. All participants will receive an event shirt and bib complete with timing chip. All finishers will receive a customized Pink on Parade 2016 medal. Awards will be given to the top 3 male and top 3 female overall finishers.

Generosity shared through this fun, family-friendly event will provide hope and healing for patients battling breast cancer at Florida Hospital. Join us for a fabulous morning of inspiration, motivation and plenty of surprises along the way!

 

REGISTRATION*

Ages 18+ — $35.00
Ages 11-17 — $20.00
Ages 3-10 — $10.00
Ages 2 and under — Free

 

Date :
October 2, 2016

 

Event location :
Florida Hospital Celebration Health
400 Celebration Place | Celebration, FL 34747

 

Contact :
To register or for more information, go to PinkonParade.com.