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37th annual Christmas in the Park

The City of Winter Park and The Morse Museum present the 37th annual lighting of century-old Tiffany windows in Central Park with a free outdoor concert of holiday favorites by the Bach Festival Society Choir and Brass Ensemble.


Thursday, December 3, 2015
6:15 pm to 8:00 pm
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Central Park
Park Avenue & Morse Boulevard
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States

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On Thursday, Dec. 3, the City of Winter Park and The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art present the 37th Annual Christmas in the Park in downtown Winter Park.

The free outdoor event begins at 6:15 p.m. when the lights are turned up on nine century-old Tiffany leaded-glass windows and Central Park is transformed into a luminous concert hall for the esteemed 160-voice Bach Festival Society Choir.

Hugh and Jeannette McKean, who together built the Morse Museum’s collection, began Christmas in the Park in 1979 to share a part of their rare Tiffany collection with the public in an informal setting.

Eight of the windows featured at Christmas in the Park are memorials with religious themes designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany’s firm for installation in the chapel at the Association for the Relief of Respectable, Aged, Indigent Females (1814–1974) in New York City. Tiffany Studios’ Christmas Eve window, c. 1902, will also be on view at the event and in the Morse Museum following Christmas in the Park. The window—in which a figure resembling Father Christmas holds the Christ child—was designed by Thomas Nast Jr., son of the famous political cartoonist, for his sister’s home in New Rochelle, New York.


Thursday, December 3rd 2015 at 6:15 PM

to Thursday, December 3rd 2015 at 8:00 PM


Central Park

251 South Park Avenue

Winter Park, FL 32789

City of Winter Park Olde Fashioned 4th of July Celebration

thumbnail-activities-eventsDate: Saturday, July 4, 2015

Time: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM





The City of Winter Park will present their annual 20th Anniversary Olde Fashioned 4th of July Celebration!

Wear your red, white and blue, bring a blanket or beach chair, and gather with family and friends to enjoy this Winter Park tradition.

The annual celebration will feature live patriotic music performed by the Bach Festival Brass Band and the Bach Festival Choir, Orlando Cloggers, Rockin’ Roadster Road Show, Clydesdale horse-drawn wagon rides, and much more! Children’s activities will include the annual bicycle parade at 9 a.m. from City Hall to Central Park, and fun games and inflatables. Families and friends are also invited to stroll along Park Avenue and Hannibal Square to shop and dine at the wide selection of boutiques and eateries.

FREE hot dogs, watermelon and water will be available while supplies last. Chips, snacks and sodas will be available for purchase. The city will be providing a free bike valet service as an incentive for alternative modes of transportation in the beautiful downtown area. The bike valet is available from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. behind the main stage in Central Park near Garfield Avenue.

In addition, The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art will present their Independence Day Open House. The museum, which is home to the world’s most comprehensive collection of work by American artist Louis Comfort Tiffany, will provide FREE admission to its galleries from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.