Winter Park Florida :: December events 2018

Winter Park Sunday Running Group

 

 

The Winter Park Sunday Running Group has been a source of pleasant running experiences and friendships for hundreds of runners over 40 years. We encourage and welcome runners of all ages and speeds to join us on the course which offers exceptional scenery throughout Winter Park. The most popular distances range from five to ten miles, but the course easily accommodates shorter loops of three or four miles. It is our policy to ensure that people new to the group are warmly welcomed and that they do not get lost on the course.

 

Date: Sundays, December 2,9,16,23,30, 2018 at  7 a.m – Weekly on the same day
Event location: Park Avenue & Welbourne Avenue – Winter Park, FL 32789 United States
Contact: Jack Gallagher

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Trustee Luncheon

 

 

Please join us for a trustee lunch with President/CEO Betsy Gardner Eckbert in a private dining room at The Ravenous Pig. As space is limited, tickets for this luncheon are first come first serve.

Fee/Admission: $25.

 

Date: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 from 11:30 am to 1 pm
Event location: Ravenous Pig, 565 W Fairbanks Ave -Winter Park, FL 32789
Contact: Stacey Cox

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Popcorn Flicks in the Park featuring “Miracle on 34th Street”

 

 

Presented by Winter Park CRA and produced by Enzian Theater. This film series features classic films for the whole family. We encourage you to bring a blanket, a picnic or snacks, and some family and friends and join us. Free popcorn for everyone!

In this Christmas classic, an old man going by the name of Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn) fills in for an intoxicated Santa in Macy’s annual Thanksgiving Day parade. Kringle proves to be such a hit that he is soon appearing regularly at the chain’s main store in midtown Manhattan. When Kringle surprises customers and employees alike by claiming that he really is Santa Claus, it leads to a court case to determine his mental health and, more importantly, his authenticity.

 

Date: Friday, December 7, 2018 at 7pm
Event location: Central Park, 150 W Morse Blvd, Winter Park, FL 32789, USA
Contact: Please call 407-629-0054 or visit http://enzian.org/film/popcorn_flicks-

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Holiday Friday Nigths

 

L’image contient peut-être : intérieur

 

Free admission from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on six consecutive holiday Friday nights, November 23 through December 28. Programming will also include gallery tours and an art demonstration on selected dates.

The holiday season continues at the Morse on Friday, December 7, with free admission from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and live music by Beautiful Music Chamber Trio (cello, flute, and violin) beginning at 5:00 p.m. The evening’s programming also includes an evening tour of the exhibition “Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Laurelton Hall” at 7:00 p.m.

For six consecutive Friday evenings during the holidays (November 23 through December 28), the Museum is providing not only free admission from but live music and more.

For more information, visit http://www.morsemuseum.org/programs-events/friday-nights-at-the-morse

 

Date: Friday, December 7, 2018 from 4 to 8pm
Event location: The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
445 N. Park Ave.Winter Park, FL 32789
Contact: Please call 407-645-5311, send e-mail to information@morsemuseum.org or visit http://www.morsemuseum.org/

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Winter on the Avenue

 

 

Join in the tradition of Winter Park holiday festivities as Park Avenue is transformed into a winter wonderland, complete with a tree lighting, holiday choirs, carolers and a visit from Santa.

The City of Winter Park has partnered with The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, Park Avenue Merchants Association, and Enzian Theater to kickoff the holidays in Winter Park the first Friday evening in December.

Come experience the best of downtown Winter Park this holiday season! Park Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic in order to transform downtown into a pedestrian plaza, beginning at 2 p.m. New England Avenue will remain open to thru traffic.

 

Date: Friday, December 7, 2018 from 5-10pm
Event location: Central Park – Park Avenue, Winter Park, FL 32789
Contact: Tiffany Cahill

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Leadership Winter Park Pancake Breakfast

 

 

Before and during the Christmas parade, Leadership Winter Park hosts its annual Pancake Breakfast at the Central Park stage from 7:00-10:30 a.m. Tickets cost $5 and include pancakes, sausage, coffee, milk, juice and fabulous toppings! Event proceeds benefit adult and youth leadership development programs.

 

Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 7-10:30am
Event location: Central Park, Park Avenue – Winter Park, FL 32789
Contact: Click here to buy your tickets or send e-mail to Amie Morgan

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Let There Be Joy! A Christmas Celebration December 13 & 14

 
 
Let There Be Joy! A Christmas Celebration features over 300 singers, dancers and musicians performing cherished holiday favorites live on stage. Guests are invited to experience an immersive evening of music, including “All I Want for Christmas is You,” “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” “O Holy Night,” and many more! 
 
December 13 & 14 | 7:30 p.m.
Northland Church
 
 
 
Advance tickets start at $10. Free for ages 3 and under.
Discounts available for groups of 10 or more.
 
To purchase tickets in advance, please visit CFCArts.com/Joy or call the CFCArts Box Office at 407-937-1800 ext. 710.
 

“Ye Olde Hometown” Christmas Parade

 

A holiday tradition for the young, and young at heart.

The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce is proud to host the 66th annual Winter Park “Ye Olde Hometown” Christmas Parade. The event has been held each December for more than 60 years, making it the oldest continuous holiday parade in Central Florida.

More than 80 organizations participate including marching bands, local police and fire departments, scouting groups, local dignitaries and, of course, Santa Claus.

 

Important Dates:
August 10 – Applications open to Chamber members
August 24 – Applications open to the general public
September 28 – Applications close
October 26 – Accepted applicants notified
November 9 – All entry payments due
November 30 – Mandatory meeting for all parade participant representatives

 

*Deadline to apply for the parade is September 28. To register.
 

 

Date : Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 9am to 10:30am

Event location : Park Avenue, Winter Park, Florida

Contact : Ally Stricker at astricker@winterpark.org or call (407) 644-8281

Winter Park Florida :: November events 2018

Cows n’Cabs

 

 

Grab your boots and dust off your cowboy hat! Cows ‘n Cabs is a food & wine stroll, featuring gourmet fare, wine, craft beer and spirits from 25+ local restaurants. We hope you’ll join us for this incredible evening Saturday, November 3rd in Winter Park’s West Meadow. All proceeds benefit After-School All-Stars Orlando and Elevate Orlando.

 

Date: November 3, 2018
Event location: West Meadow Central Park
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States 
Contact:
Website: http://www.cowsncabs.com/

 

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Winter Park Sunday Running Group

 

 

The Winter Park Sunday Running Group has been a source of pleasant running experiences and friendships for hundreds of runners over 40 years. We encourage and welcome runners of all ages and speeds to join us on the course which offers exceptional scenery throughout Winter Park. The most popular distances range from five to ten miles, but the course easily accommodates shorter loops of three or four miles. It is our policy to ensure that people new to the group are warmly welcomed and that they do not get lost on the course.

 

 

Date: November 4, 11, 18, 25, 2018 at  7 a.m – Weekly on the same day
Event location: Park Avenue & Welbourne Avenue – Winter Park, FL 32789 United States
Contact:
E-mail: jackgallagher534@gmail.com
Website: http://www.orlandorunnersclub.org/about-this-theme

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Laura Hodos

 

 

Another unique entertainment option at The Winter Park Playhouse is our Spotlight Cabaret Series in the beautiful lobby piano bar. Enjoy an assortment of beverages from the Tuscan-inspired mahogany bar while experiencing a true “New York-style” cabaret. We feature a different professional singer monthly and these shows are approximately 55 minutes in length. Students must be 15 years of age or older to be admitted to our cabaret series. 

Tickets for this very popular offering are $20 with a one drink minimum. Advance reservations and early arrival are strongly recommended as seating is limited to 72. Tickets can be purchased online or by visiting or calling the box office at (407) 645-0145. Once sold-out, standing room tickets are available for $10. 

 

Date: November 7-8, 2018
Event location: 711 Orange Avenue Suite C Winter Park, FL 32789
Contact: – (407) 645-0145
E-mail: mail@winterparkplayhouse.org
Website: http://www.winterparkplayhouse.org/ or https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=88611

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Coffee Talk featuring Commissioner Carolyn Cooper

 

 

This free, popular CoffeeTalk series gives the community an opportunity to sit down and talk with the Mayor, City Commissioners, and City Manager over a cup of coffee provided by Barnie’s Coffee Kitchen. CoffeeTalk provides a more informal setting to share ideas, concerns and thoughts with city leaders. We hope to see you at CoffeeTalk!

 

Date: November 8, 2018 – 8-9am
Event location: Winter Park Country Club – 761 Old England Ave – Winter Park, FL 32789 United States
Contact: 407-599-3339

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Winter Park’s 8th Annual Veterans Day Celebration

 

 

“Honoring Winter Park Heroes”.

The city will present its 8th Annual Veterans Day Celebration to honor all of the veterans of Winter Park, Florida. The city calls all veterans that have served in any military campaign or military branch in honor of our nation’s freedom. This event pays tribute to their dedicated service to our country and the community is invited to join us in honoring these distinguished men and women.

 

Date: November 9, 2018
Event location: Winter Park Community Center – 721 W. New England Ave.
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States
Contact: 407-599-3275

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Fresh Stop : Mobile Market

 

 

A Road Map to Better Health:

In central Florida more than 90,000 individuals live in food deserts, areas without easy access to fresh, nutritional foods. Limited food choices result in poor nutrition as families rely on fast food or processed foods sold by neighborhood convenience stores.

Families are forced to substitute foods usually high in fat, sugar and salt, which in turn leads to increased rates for diabetes, higher blood pressure and other diet related diseases.

The Fresh Stop bus is a mobile farmers’ market created to serve these in-need neighborhoods. The program offers fresh fruits and vegetables in community-centered locations and at budget friendly prices.

 

Date: November 19, 2018 | 10am-11:30pm
Event location: Winter Park Community Center – 721 W. New England Ave.
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States
Contact: 407-599-3275
Website: http://www.thefreshstopbus.com/
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Leadership Winter Park Oktoberfest

 
 
 
 
October 24; 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
 
Join us for our 4th annual Oktoberfest hosted by Leadership Winter Park. Savor authentic German delights, seasonal beer & wine, sing along with the lively Oom Pah band, Alpine Express, and partake in festive activities that include men & women’s stein holding, yodeling and a costume contest! All proceeds benefit the Winter Park Improvement Foundation.
 
 
General Admission – $25
·    Seasonal beer and wine
·    Samplings of a variety of German fare

·    Festive Contests that include men and women’s stein holding, yodeling and a costume contest

 

VIP Experience – $50

 
·    All General Admission perks
·    Access to VIP bar
·    Your choice of a complimentary beer stein or pilsner glass
·    Private VIP seating area
·    Exclusive viewing of traditional keg tapping ceremony 
 

Winter Park Autumn Art Festival

 

Presented by Axiom Fine Art
 
Fine Art, Florida, Family Fun
 
The Winter Park Autumn Art Festival is the oldest juried fine art festival exclusively featuring Florida artists. The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce is proud to host the festival on the second weekend in October each year. The community-oriented sidewalk show presents quality visual art and live entertainment the whole family can enjoy. The festival is held in beautiful Central Park located along historic Park Avenue in downtown Winter Park.
 
 

 

Date : Saturday, October 13, 2018

Event location : Winter Park, Florida

Contact : Axiom Fine Art | Consulting at autumnartfestival.org

Member orientation

 

This is a Winter Park Chamber of Commerce event.

This is a “can’t miss” opportunity to meet the Chamber staff as well as fellow new members in person. Learn how to utilize the many benefits of your Chamber membership including how to maximize your exposure via our social media and other marketing avenues. We will give you a run down of our upcoming events and programs so that you can determine which are the best to help you activate your network and to connect you to resources to grow your business.

 

Date : Wednesday, October 10, 2018 from 2-3pm

Event location : 151 W. Lyman Ave – Winter Park, FL 32789

Contact : Lauren Bloom at lbloom@winterpark.org

Winter Park Florida :: October events 2018

Winter Park Sunday Running Group

 

 

The Winter Park Sunday Running Group has been a source of pleasant running experiences and friendships for hundreds of runners over 40 years. We encourage and welcome runners of all ages and speeds to join us on the course which offers exceptional scenery throughout Winter Park. The most popular distances range from five to ten miles, but the course easily accommodates shorter loops of three or four miles. It is our policy to ensure that people new to the group are warmly welcomed and that they do not get lost on the course.

 

Date: Sundays, October 7,14,21,28, 2018 at  7 a.m – Weekly on the same day
Event location: Park Avenue & Welbourne Avenue – Winter Park, FL 32789 United States
Contact: E-mail: jackgallagher534@gmail.com
Website: http://www.orlandorunnersclub.org/about-this-theme

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Autumn Art Festival Kickoff Party

 

 

Join us at the beautiful Mead Botanical Garden for our 2018 Winter Park Autumn Art Festival Kick-Off Party. This event is sponsored by WUCF-FM, 89.9, “Jazz and More” and will feature American jazz standards, Latin jazz, and groove/soul tunes performed by The Michael Hawley Trio. A surprise guest vocalist may join the group for a few numbers as well! 

Lite bites will be provided by Bulla Gastrobar. Click here to register.

*Fees/Admission:

Free for Chamber Members
$10 for Non-Members 

 

Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018 | 5-7pm
Event location: Mead Garden, 1300 S Denning Drive – Winter Park, FL 32789
Contact: call 407-644-8281 or send e-mail to  Ally Stricker 

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Popcorn Flick in the Park presents “The Pit and the Pendulum”

 

 

Elizabeth Barnard Medina (Barbara Steele) has died in the prime of life, and her brother, Francis (John Kerr), wants to know why. Elizabeth’s husband, Nicholas (Vincent Price), and her doctor offer differing explanations, but when Francis learns that Nicholas’ mother may have been buried alive, he begins to wonder if his sister met the same fate. And when he comes to believe that Elizabeth’s spirit wanders about Nicholas’ castle, Francis investigates — and is stunned by what he finds.

The Pit and the Pendulum – $10
Smooth Ambler Contradiction Whiskey, Angostura bitters, Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice, topped with Gosling’s Ginger Beer

 

Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018
Event location: Central Park, Winter Park FL, USA
Contact: Cathy Countryman at events@enzian.org Website: https://enzian.org/films/special-programs/popcorn-flicks/

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Curtains Up ! 2018

 

 

Don’t miss our annual fundraising event!

Please join us for our popular gala featuring sensational performers in a one-of-a-kind show, delicious catered food, an open bar and exciting silent & live auctions. 

Proceeds from the evening will directly support the Playhouse’s outstanding professional musical programming which entertains, uplifts and inspires thousands of adults and children throughout Central Florida each year.

Tickets are $150 per person. Seating is limited to 123 so get your tickets today!

Call 407-645-0145 or click here to get your tickets now

 

Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018 | 6-10pm
Event location: Winter Park, FL
Contact: http://www.winterparkplayhouse.org/

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The Hot Seat

 

 

Hear from Central Florida’s top entrepreneurs as they take on the hot seat and tell their story about building a successful business. We’ll provide the lunch, you provide (some of) the questions.

oin us and hear from Malia Dreyer, founder of Lettermade LLC, as she shares her story of creating her collection of linens.

Cost is: $25 for Chamber Members and $50 for Non-members.

 

Date: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 | 11:30 am – 1pm
Event location: Winter Park Chamber of Commerce – 151 West Lyman Avenue – Winter Park, FL 32789
Contact: Amie Morgan

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Winter Park Paint Party

 

The Parks & Recreation Department’s Family Fun Program invites children Kindergarten through 3rd grade to a paint party in Phelps Park.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

 

Date : Wednesday, July 18, 2018 from 10am to 12pm

Event location : Phelps Park – 1200 N. Phelps Ave. – Winter Park, FL 32789 United States 

Contact : (407) 599-3342

Good Morning Winter Park

 

Good Morning Winter Park is Winter Park’s live, interactive morning magazine featuring local topics ranging from politics to exploring entries in the marketplace in and around Winter Park, Florida. 

This month, Good Morning Winter Park will partner with the City of Winter Park to host its “COFFEETALK” with Mayor Steve Leary.

The purpose of COFFEETALK is to give the community an opportunity to talk to their city leaders in a more casual, informal environment, and avoid the stage fright often experienced at large meetings. Please click here to register.

 

 

Date : Friday, July 13, 2018 from 8am to 9:30am

Event location : Winter Park Chamber of Commerce – 151 West Lyman Avenue – Winter Park, FL 32789

Contact : Ally Stricker at astricker@winterpark.org