Merry Christmas! :-)

 

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.

In some Canadian families and in the United States, 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. In other families, individual members exchange carefully selected gifts. Popular gifts are toys, games and candy for children and clothes, music, alcohol and practical or luxury items for adults. Canadians may open their presents on Christmas Eve after a special church service or during the morning or after lunch on Christmas Day.

The original meaning of Christmas is a special church service, or mass, to celebrate the birth of Christ. The story of the Nativity, or the events surrounding the birth of Jesus, are particularly important in religious celebrations of Christmas. However, many traditions that are around today have their roots in pre-Christian winter festivals. These include the importance of candles and decorations made from evergreen bushes and tree, symbolizing everlasting light and life.

 

Date :
December 25, 2020

Virtual Cabaret: ‘Tis the Season featuring Natalie Cordone

  By Winter Park Playhouse Celebrate the holiday season with this special new one-hour cabaret featuring the fabulous Natalie Cordone! Performing favorite seasonal hits from radio, TV, film and stage, Natalie’s stunning voice and charm will be the perfect way to brighten up your holiday festivities. Playhouse Musical Director Christopher Leavy
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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. Free event.   Date : December 11, 2020 from 8 to 9:15am Event location : Winter Park Chamber of Commerce
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Explore Winter Park Florida

Winter Park is located near one of America's most explored places yet its culture and beauty are often missed by busy travelers. Winter Park is nestled among the Winter Park chain of lakes. These lakes are popular for boating, fishing, kayaking, and water sports. Winter Park is a city of culture and heritage, renowned for several of its annual festivals. This year round destination is a treasure trove of history, culture, fine dining, shopping and natural beauty. Its attractions feature three fine art museums, a historical museum, the winter park scenic boat tour, the Park Avenue, Hannibal Time Square and Shopping Districts.

Winter Park features nine sites on the National Register of Historic Places including Knowles Memorial Chapel, Central Park, The Farmer's Market, and Hannibal Square. If you have never been to Winter Park or you are a returning visitor and would like to find out about places to stay, stores to shop at and things to do, visit our Business Directory.