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Christmas Day!

 

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, 2019

Sip, Shop, Stroll

 

Experience the charm of Park Avenue on this uniquely Winter Park wine walk.

Spend the evening visiting your favorite Park Avenue area shops and restaurants. Discover new merchants, check out the latest fashions, gift ideas and seasonal menu items and enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres along the way.

Our holiday season Sip, Shop and Stroll promises to be an even more festive wine walk than usual.

*Check-in is on the corner of Morse Boulevard and Park Avenue*

Fee: $25.

 

Date :
Thursday, December 12, 2019 | 5-8pm

Event location :
Begins at the corner of Morse Boulevard and Park Avenue
Park Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789

Contact :
Tiffany Cahill at tcahill@winterpark.org

Website: https://winterpark.org/events/details/sip-shop-stroll-5036000

21st Annual Pancake Breakfast

 

Before and during the 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. In addition, a portion of proceeds will benefit A Gift For Teaching which directly impacts students in our community.

Please click here to buy tickets.

 

Date :
Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 7 to 10:30am

Event location :
Central Park main stage
Park Avenue & Garfield Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States

Contact :
Amie Morgan at amorgan@winterpark.org

Website: https://winterpark.org/events/details/leadership-winter-park-pancake-breakfast-5036002

67th Annual Winter Park Christmas Parade

 

The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce is proud to host the 67th 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.

Each year the parade travels down Park Avenue, starting at Cole Avenue and proceeding south, ending at Lyman Avenue. More than 80 organizations participate including marching bands, local police and fire departments, scouting groups, local dignitaries and, of course, Santa Claus.

 

Date :
Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 9am to 10:30am

Event location :
Park Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789

Contact :
Tiffany Cahill at tcahill@winterpark.org

Popcorn Flicks in the Park

 

This film is a part of our Popcorn Flicks series, which takes place in Central Park, Winter Park once a month and it’s FREE and open to the public!

Presented by Winter Park CRA and produced by Enzian Theater. This film series features classic films for the whole family.

This film is preceded by How The Grinch Stole Christmas (1966):

Inside a snowflake exists the magical land of Whoville, where the Whos live. All the Whos love Christmas, yet just outside of their beloved Whoville lives the Grinch, a nasty creature that hates Christmas, and plots to steal it away from the Whos, which he equally abhors. Yet a small child, Cindy Lou Who, decides to try befriend the Grinch. When he tries to wipe out Christmas for the cheerful Who-villians, the Grinch discovers that maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more! Magnificently narrated by Boris Karloff and animated by cartoon legend Chuck Jones, it’s an award-winning Who-roast-beast-feast of a holiday classic!

Elf:

Buddy (Will Ferrell) was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa’s elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn’t fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father. As it happens, this is Walter Hobbs (James Caan), a cynical businessman. After a DNA test proves this, Walter reluctantly attempts to start a relationship with the childlike Buddy with increasingly chaotic results.

We encourage you to bring a blanket, a picnic or snacks, and some family and friends and join us. Free popcorn for everyone!

This month’s Popcorn Flicks in the Park is in conjunction with our annual Winter on the Avenue festivities. 

 

Date :
Friday, December 6, 2019 at 7pm

Event location :
Central Park main stage
Park Avenue & Garfield Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States

Contact :
Phone contact: 407-629-0054

Website: https://enzian.org/film/wall-e/

You’re a good Man, Charlie Brown

 

Charles Schulz’s beloved comic strip comes to life in this joyful, classic Broadway musical.  It’s an “average day in the life” of the Peanuts gang, from bright uncertain mornings to hopeful starlit evenings.  Blockhead Charlie Brown, bossy Lucy, prodigy Schroeder, perfectionist Sally, blanket-toting Linus and lovable Snoopy battle with kites, school, baseball and misunderstandings before finally realizing what makes them truly happy.

SHOWTIMES
Week 11/14 – Thurs @ 7:30 p.m., Fri & Sat @ 2 & 7:30 p.m.
Week 11/21 – Thurs @ 2 p.m., Fri & Sat @ 2 & 7:30 p.m., Sun @ 2 p.m.
Week 12/5 – Thurs @ 2 p.m., Fri & Sat @ 2 & 7:30 p.m., Sun @ 2 p.m.
Week 12/12 – Thurs @ 2 p.m., Fri @ 7:30 p.m., Sat @ 2 & 7:30 p.m., Sun @ 2 p.m.

$45 Evening
$42 Senior Evening (62 and over)
$36 Matinee
$20 Industry (Entertainment Professional)
$20 Student (11-25 years old)*
*Students must be at least 11 years old to be admitted to a Mainstage performance.
Special Rates:
$20 Thursday Night & Friday Matinee preview (Opening Week)
$1 off groups of 10 or more (for regularly priced tickets)

The Winter Park Playhouse is Central Florida’s professional musical theatre and affiliated with Actors’ Equity Association.

 

Rate: $20 – $45.

 

Date :
Thursday, December 5, 2019

Event location :
711 Orange Avenue Suite C
Winter Park, FL 32789

Contact :
Phone contact: 407-645-0145

Website: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=95391

 

Christmas in the Park

 

Each year, on the first Thursday of December, the Morse Museum helps launch the holiday season in Winter Park when it lights up Tiffany windows in Central Park and presents the Bach Festival Choir and Brass Ensemble in concert. This December is the 41st annual celebration of Christmas in the Park.

Christmas in the Park was started by Hugh and Jeannette McKean, the Morse Museum’s benefactors, in 1979 as a way to share a part of their rare Tiffany collection with the public in an informal setting. Today, the Morse and the City of Winter Park co-sponsor the event.

The event begins at 6:15 pm when the signal is given to turn on the window lights. The concert concludes about 8:00 pm, and the windows remain lighted until 8:30 pm.

 

Date :
Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 6:15 to 8:30pm

Event location :
Central Park
150 W Morse Blvd
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States

Contact :
Phone contact: 407-645-5311

Website: http://www.morsemuseum.org/programs-events/christmas-in-the-park

Bobby Koelble Presents Jazz in the Garden

 

Enjoy an afternoon of electric Jazz music, tasty food, craft cocktails and shopping in a beautiful, serene setting all while helping to benefit Mead Botanical Garden.

Bobby Koelble presents Jazz in the Garden, a series of Jazz concerts that will be hosted by Mead Botanical Garden. The shows, that are held on the last Sunday of September, October and November, will consist of world class musicians performing a collection of your favorite Jazz standards with a twist.

There will be food and beverages available for purchase, a shopping area curated by Suzette’s One Of A Kind Finds, as well as a limited number of VIP passes which include a brunch buffet catered by Bites and Bubbles, beer or cocktail and a VIP viewing area.

 

Fee/Admission: $15 – $40.

 

Date :
Sunday, November 24, 2019 from 1 to 5pm

Event location:
Mead Botanical Garden
1300 S. Denning Dr.
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States

Contact :
Website: https://orlandoweeklytickets.com/events/97618708/bobby-koelble-presents-jazz-in-the-garden?fbclid=IwAR04eWWLXgZyNSuUjO87DUARw9fdvNrVai_YourQ7KSYDF40Je9pERU27Gc

Theatre : You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

 

 

Charles Schulz’s beloved comic strip comes to life in this joyful, classic Broadway musical. It’s an “average day in the life” of the Peanuts gang, from bright uncertain mornings to hopeful starlit evenings. Blockhead Charlie Brown, bossy Lucy, prodigy Schroeder, perfectionist Sally, blanket-toting Linus and lovable Snoopy battle with kites, school, baseball and misunderstandings before finally realizing what makes them truly happy.
Suitable for general audiences (Age 8 & up).

SHOWTIMES
Week 11/14 – Thurs @ 7:30 p.m., Fri & Sat @ 2 & 7:30 p.m.
Week 11/21 – Thurs @ 2 p.m., Fri & Sat @ 2 & 7:30 p.m., Sun @ 2 p.m.
Week 12/5 – Thurs @ 2 p.m., Fri & Sat @ 2 & 7:30 p.m., Sun @ 2 p.m.
Week 12/12 – Thurs @ 2 p.m., Fri @ 7:30 p.m., Sat @ 2 & 7:30 p.m., Sun @ 2 p.m.

$45 Evening
$42 Senior Evening (62 and over)
$36 Matinee
$20 Industry (Entertainment Professional)
$20 Student (11-25 years old)*
*Students must be at least 11 years old to be admitted to a Mainstage performance.
Special Rates:
$20 Thursday Night & Friday Matinee preview (Opening Week)
$1 off groups of 10 or more (for regularly priced tickets)

The Winter Park Playhouse is Central Florida’s professional musical theatre and affiliated with Actors’ Equity Association.

 

Fee/Admission: $20 – $45.

 

 

Date :
Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 2pm

Event location :
The Winter Park Playhouse
711 Orange Ave., Suite C
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States

Contact :
Phone contact: 407-645-0145

10th Annual Pumpkin Run 5K

 

For the 10th Annual Pumpkin Run, a 5K for runners, race-walkers and casual walkers at historic Mead Garden, 1500 South Denning Drive, Winter Park, on Saturday, November 9, 2019.

The Annual Pumpkin Run is for runners, race-walkers and casual walkers. This family-friendly event is a fundraiser supporting mission projects for our parishes in Haiti, and is sponsored by St Margaret Mary Catholic Church and St. Stephen Catholic Community.

It is a chip-timed race and on-site registration begins at 6:30 a.m. All race participants receive a race t-shirt and are invited to enjoy an after-race celebration, supported by local sponsors and vendors, and the 5K awards ceremony. Free digital photos are available to all participants. Sponsorship packages are available and greatly appreciated.

Please see the website for information on registration and sponsorship.

Fee/Admission: $20 – $30.

 

Date :
Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 7:30 to 11am

Event location :
Mead Botanical Garden
1300 S. Denning Dr.
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States

Contact :
Phone contact: 407-421-2151 Website: http://pumpkin5krun.com/