Archive for the ‘Children’s Events’ Category.

Behind the Curtain: MichLee Puppets and the Art of Puppetry

ID-10055741The  Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens is having a special exhibit about puppets and puppet mastery. Come out and experience the puppets of MichLee. Learn about the rich history of puppeteering and the intricacy involved with story telling and puppet creation.

This is a fun exhibit for the whole family. Call the museum for ticket prices and exhibition times at, (407) 645-5311.

This exhibit runs from May 6-31.

Popcorn Flicks in the Park

ID-10055741Pack a blanket and some snacks for the Popcorn Flicks in the Park at Central Park.

On May 8 join us at 8pm for Mary Poppins. Remember to bring friends and family, this is a free event for everyone.

The rain date will be May 22.


ID-100202352SPREE is a pop-up consignment sale benefiting children who are blind or with visual impairments. The funds from the sale will go to Lighthouse Central Florida, the area’s only private, non-profit agency offering a comprehensive range of services to people living with sight impairment in the tri-county area. The funds from the sale will specifically benefit Lighthouse CFL’s Early Intervention Program for children with visual impairments between the ages of 0-5. The sale will feature clothing and accessories for women, men, and children.

So join us the weekend of April 26-29 in raising funds for this worthy cause. Event runs from 9am-6pm each day.

For more information call Dani Mihalic at 407-898-2483 ext. 235.

Winter Park “Ye Olde Hometown” Christmas Parade



This saturday join us as we gather on the streets of beautiful downtown Winter Park to enjoy the magical Christmas Parade. Hosted by your Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, you’ll take in the bands, the marching and all the spectacle that is in the parade.

The parade route follows Cole Avenue and proceeds south to Comstock Avenue. Thanks to all of our media partners, including: Orlando Family Magazine, Orlando Life, The Park Press, WFTV Channel9, Winter Park/Maitland Observer, 89.9 FM WUCF, and 98.9 FM WMMO.

Leadership Winter Park Pancake Breakfast



Join us on December 7 from 7am-10:30 for a delicious pancake breakfast at the Central Park Stage. This holiday tradition allows us to support the Winter Park elementary schools and their teachers through out the year. So bring your wallets and your appetites for some delicious breakfast for a great cause.

If you come down early enough you’ll also have great seats for the start of the “Ye Olde Hometown” Christmas Parade. Order your tickets at the park or online here:

Adults $6
Children $4
Price includes pancakes, sausage and refreshments.

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Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony



Mark your calender for Friday, December 6, at 5pm as we come together in downtown Winter Park for the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Stroll in Central Park, brought to you by the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce.


The festivities begin with carols sung by St. Margaret Mary Catholic School Choir, ParkMaitland Glee Club, New Warner Chapel, Winter Park High School’s Belle Chanson Choir and Orlando Harmony. Following will be the 2013 Holiday Card Competition winners and finally the tree lighting hosted by Bob Opshal of WFTV.


Central Park will come to life with the lighting of the tree, and our special guests Mr and Mrs Clause will be there to greet all the children and share refreshements.


Stick around Central Park after the tree is lit because there will be a special screening through Popcorn in the Park of White Christmas at 7pm.


Do not miss out on the great family fun!


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Mother Daughter Tea



This  Sunday, October 13; 2 – 5 pm at Rosen Shingle Creek, 9939 Universal Blvd, Orlando you and your little girl will enjoy light petits fours, tea, inspiring activity stations, a doll hair salon, a Chinese auction, and shopping.

You don’t want to miss this inspiring experience for girls ages 5-12! Your little girl’s favorite doll is invited, too!  We also ask that you bring at least one non-perishable food item to donate to the Jewish Family Services Pearlman Pantry for their Thanksgiving holiday food drive.

Cost: $42 Adults / $24 Child and JCC members save $6; Prices increase by $5 after October 9. Contact Amber Tucker at 407-387-5330 or email



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Winter Park Chamber of Commerce to Help Feed the Need



It is hard to believe, but unfortunately true that 172,590 children in our community struggle with hunger. When these kids have no food, we have no choice but to respond. This fall the Winter Park community is breaking new ground in an effort to end hunger in Central Florida.

Feed the Need Winter Park, presented by Mayflower Retirement Community and Winter Park Memorial Hospital, is not your average food drive.  It is the first of its kind, community-wide effort to raise funds for Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.

The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce is leading the charge to recruit members of the business community to become Community Champions, organizations who commit to raising a minimum of $500 towards the effort to feed hungry families in our community. Community Champions will receive:
  • Recognition on campaign website
  • Recognition on social media
  • Recognition in ‘Thank You’ ad in Winter Park/Maitland Observer
  • Opportunity to compete for top fundraising prizes.
Ready to sign up? Download a Community Champion form here or visit Need more information? Contact Patrick Chapin at 407-644-8281 or
Community Champions that sign up by Friday, October 25, will be recognized at the campaign kick-off onThursday, October 31 at City Hall and be able to show their commitment to the cause by standing with City of Winter Park Mayor Ken Bradley, Rollins College President Lewis Duncan and Chamber President/CEO Patrick Chapin at the event.
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Stuart Miles

Trick or Treat on Park Avenue



Don’t miss out this for an early chance to take your little ones out to trick or treat in a family friendly atmosphere on Saturday, October 26; 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Children in costume are invited to visit participating Park Avenue area merchants for a Halloween tradition.  Sign up to participate by October 4 to be included in marketing materials.


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Popcorn Flicks in the Park

On October 10th, the Winter Park Parks and Recreation Department present, “House on Haunted Hill.”

Bring your blankets, snacks and friends out for a night of laughs and fun while watching the movie in Central Park. Film starts at 8pm, rain date is set fro October 24th.

For more information call 407 629 0054.