HOLIDAY GUIDE 2014 

All of the best holiday events happening in Orlando from now until the New Year

MUSIC

Nov. 21
Friday Night Live Weekly concert series featuring local bands in the amphi-theater. 7-9 pm; Cranes Roost Park Plaza, 274 Cranes Roost Blvd., Altamonte Springs; free; 407-571-8863; altamonte.org
Gary Smulyan with the Flying Horse Big Band Winner of Downbeat’s 2014 Reader’s Poll for Saxophonist of the Year.8-9:30 pm; UCF Communi-cations Auditorium, 4000 Central Florida Blvd.; $10; 407-823-2869; music.cah.ucf.edu

Nov. 22
Brevard Symphony Orchestra: Subscription Concert 2 Featuring Daniel Szasz on violin. 8 pm; King Center, 3865 N. Wickham Road,  Melbourne; $39-$50; 321-242-2219; kingcenter.com
Harpeth Rising 7 pm; Fodor’s Grove, 2218 Vincent Road; $15; 407-923-0712UCF Symphony Orchestra Concert 7-9:30 pm; St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 2021 W. State Road 426, Oviedo; free; 407-823-2869; music.cah.ucf.edu

Nov. 23
Ayako Yonetani at the Polasek Performing with guest artist Julius Klein on clarinet. 2 pm Sunday; Albin Polasek, 633 Osceola Ave., Winter Park; 407-647-6294; polasek.org
OJO Plays the Nutcracker Orlando Jazz Orchestra plays selections from the Duke Ellington, Shorty Rogers, Les Brown and others. 2 pm; The Plaza Live, 425 N. Bumby Ave.; $5-$15; plazaliveorlando.com
Organ Plus Three mini concerts in three different downtown churches. 3-6 pm Cathedral Church of St. Luke, 130 N. Magnolia Ave.; free; 407-448-2803; cfago.org
UCF Symphonic Band and Concert Band Concert 7 pm Sunday; Visual Arts Building, Auditorium, 4000 Central Florida Blvd.; free; 407-823-2869; music.cah.ucf.edu

Nov. 24
Valencia College Jazz Lab Band Featuring the big band music of Count Basie and Michael Crotty. 7:30 pm; Valencia’s East Campus, 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail; free; valenciacollege.edu

Nov. 25
Listener with Homeless Gospel Choir and Fero Lux 7 pm Tuesday; Backbooth, 37 W. Pine St.; $8-$10; 407-999-2570; backbooth.com

Nov. 27
Turkey Bash Featuring DJ D-Strong 10 pm; The Beacham, 46 N. Orange Ave.; free; 407-2246-1419

Nov. 28
Harpist Bizarre Quartet Live bass, flute, guitar and harp music. 5-8 pm; Morse Museum of American Art, 445 N. Park Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-645-5311; morsemuseum.org
Friday Night Live Weekly concert series featuring local bands in the amphitheater. 7-9 pm; Cranes Roost Park Plaza, 274 Cranes Roost Blvd., Altamonte Springs; free; 407-571-8863; altamonte.org
Holiday Carillon Concerts Enjoy daily holiday-inspired concerts from the Singing Tower carillon. 1 pm, 3 pm; Bok Tower Gardens, 1151 Tower Blvd., Lake Wales; cost of admission; 863-676-1408; boktowergardens.org

Nov. 29
Beth McKee’s Post Turkey Day Gratitude Bash with Buster Cousins, Kattya Graham, Gail Jijon Attendees are asked to bring donations of blankets and shoes for the homeless. 8:30 pm; Stardust Video and Coffee, 1842 E. Winter Park Road; $10; bethmckee.com
Holiday Carillon Concerts Enjoy daily holiday-inspired concerts from the Singing Tower carillon. 1 pm, 3 pm; Bok Tower Gardens, 1151 Tower Blvd., Lake Wales; cost of admission; 863-676-1408; boktowergardens.org
Home for the Holidays 2014 Get in the holiday spirit with Maestro Albert George Schram, the Holiday Singers and Florida Opera Theatre Youth Choir. 2 pm, 8 pm; Bob Carr Theater, 401 W. Livingston St.; contact for price; 407-246-4262; orlandophil.org

Nov. 30
Holiday Carillon Concerts Enjoy daily holiday-inspired concerts from the Singing Tower carillon. 1 pm, 3 pm; Bok Tower Gardens, 1151 Tower Blvd., Lake Wales; cost of admission; 863-676-1408; boktowergardens.org
Holiday Pops Concert Bring a blanket and enjoy the stylings of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. 4 pm; Central Park, Winter Park; free; 407-770-0071; winterpark.org
Handel’s Messiah 42nd annual choral performance conducted by Dr. John Sinclair and presented by the Messiah Choral Society. 2:15 pm; Bob Carr Performing Arts Center, 401 W. Livingston St.; free; 321-285-6382; messiahchoralsociety.org
John West Performing Charles Marie Widor’s Symphonie IV on the Aeolian-Skinner-Dyer organ. 7 pm; United Methodist Church, 142 E. Jackson St.; free; 407-849-6080; firstchurchorlando.org

Dec. 2
Valencia Music Department Holiday Concert Starring the Valencia singers, contemporary ensemble, orchestra and symphonic band. 7:30 pm; Valencia’s East Campus, 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail; free; valenciacollege.edu

Dec. 4
36th Annual Christmas in the Park Nine 500-pound Tiffany windows are installed in Central Park with professional stage and window lighting along with performances by the
Bach Festival Society Choir, Youth Choir and Brass Ensemble. 6:15-8 pm; Central Park, Winter Park; free; cityofwinterpark.org
Holiday Carillon Concerts Enjoy daily holiday-inspired concerts from the Singing Tower carillon. 1 pm, 3 pm; Bok Tower Gardens, 1151 Tower Blvd., Lake Wales; cost of admission; 863-676-1408; boktowergardens.org

Dec. 5
Christmas Vespers Live seasonally inspired concert. 6-8 pm; Knowles Memorial Chapel, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park; $10; 407-646-2115; rollins.edu
Friday Night Live Weekly concert series featuring local bands in the amphitheater. 7-9 pm; Cranes Roost Park Plaza, 274 Cranes Roost Blvd., Altamonte Springs; free; 407-571-8863; altamonte.org
Holiday Carillon Concerts Enjoy daily holiday-inspired concerts from the Singing Tower carillon. 1 pm, 3 pm; Bok Tower Gardens, 1151 Tower Blvd., Lake Wales; cost of admission; 863-676-1408; boktowergardens.org
Victoria Lynn Schultz Live harpist. 5-8 pm; Morse Museum of American Art, 445 N. Park Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-645-5311; morsemuseum.org

Dec. 5-6
Fall Opera Workshop Celebrate the Valencia College music department’s Opera Theatre Workshop. 7:30 pm; Valencia East Campus, 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail; free; valenciacollege.edu

Dec. 6
Christmas on the Caligari Featuring internationally renowned jazz musicians Per and Tamara Danielsson. 7 pm; Modernism Museum Mount Dora, 145 Fourth Ave., Mount Dora; $20; 352-285-0034; modernismmuseum.org
Christmas Vespers Live seasonally inspired concert. 6-8 pm; Knowles Memorial Chapel, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park; $10; 407-646-2115; rollins.edu
Holiday Carillon Concerts Enjoy daily holiday-inspired concerts from the Singing Tower carillon. 1 pm, 3 pm; Bok Tower Gardens, 1151 Tower Blvd., Lake Wales; cost of admission; 863-676-1408; boktowergardens.org
Light Up the Courtyard Featuring Central Florida Sounds of Freedom and Santa 9 pm; Parliament House, 410 N. Orange Blossom Trail; free; parliamenthouse.com
Mannheim Steamroller 6 pm; Universal Studios at Universal Orlando, 1000 Universal Studios Plaza, cost of admission; 407-363-8000
Sunset and Symphony Holiday Concert The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and the Singing Tower carillon perform together in this outdoor concert. 6-9:30 pm Saturday; Bok Tower Gardens, 1151 Tower Blvd., Lake Wales; $20; 407-676-1408; boktowergardens.org
Yo Gabba Gabba Live! Music Is Awesome! As seen on television. 2 pm and 5 pm; Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave.; $26-$126; 407-839-0119; drphillipscenter.org
WKMG Local 6 Holiday Concert Live performances from the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra to benefit the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Network. 6 pm; Lake Eola Band Shell, 195 N. Rosalind Ave.; free; 407-999-7800; fsyo.org

Dec. 7
Christmas Vespers Live seasonally inspired concert. 6-8 pm; Knowles Memorial Chapel, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park; $10; 407-646-2115; rollins.edu
Classic Albums  Live: A Very Lennon Christmas 7 pm; King Center, 3865 N. Wickham Road,  Melbourne; $24.75-$29.75; 321-242-2219; kingcenter.com
Holiday Carillon Concerts Enjoy daily holiday-inspired concerts from the Singing Tower carillon. 1 pm, 3 pm; Bok Tower Gardens, 1151 Tower Blvd., Lake Wales; cost of admission; 863-676-1408; boktowergardens.org
Mannheim Steamroller Live music. 6 pm; Universal Studios at Universal Orlando, 1000 Universal Studios Plaza, cost of admission; 407-363-8000
Sanford Jazz Ensemble presents Winter Concert 3 pm; Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center, 201 S. Magnolia Ave., Sanford; $15; 407-321-8111; wdpac.com
Season’s Greetings: A Steve and Eydie Holiday Tribute Natalie Cordone, Shawn Kilgore and the Joshua Glenn Wilson Trio perform classic tunes. 6:30 pm Sunday; Theatre Downtown, 2113 N. Orange Ave.; $20; 407-841-0083; cordoneandkilgore.com

Dec. 10
Daryl Hall and John Oates 8 pm; King Center, 3865 N. Wickham Road,  Melbourne; $49.50-$99.50; 321-242-2219; kingcenter.com

Dec. 12
Beautiful Music Romance Duo Live flute and guitar. 5-8 pm; Morse Museum of American Art, 445 N. Park Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-645-5311; morsemuseum.org
Friday Night Live Weekly concert series featuring local bands in the amphitheater. 7-9 pm; Cranes Roost Park Plaza, 274 Cranes Roost Blvd., Altamonte Springs; free; 407-571-8863; altamonte.org
Holiday Carillon Concerts Enjoy daily holiday-inspired concerts from the Singing Tower carillon. 1 pm, 3 pm; Bok Tower Gardens, 1151 Tower Blvd., Lake Wales; cost of admission; 863-676-1408; boktowergardens.org
Stuffed! An All-We-Can-Sing Musical Buffet Concert about your favorite holiday foods and live entertainment. 8 pm Friday, 2 pm Saturday; Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave.; $20; ocofchorus.org

Dec. 13
Brevard Community Chorus: Hodie Performing the piece by Ralph Vaughn Williams. 7:30 pm; King Center, 3865 N. Wickham Road,  Melbourne; $5-$20; 321-242-2219; kingcenter.com
A Classic Christmas Holiday favorites performed by the Bach Festival Choir, Youth Choir and Orchestra. 7:30-9 pm; Knowles Memorial Chapel, 1000 Holt Ave.; $40-$60; 407-646-2182; bachfestivalflorida.org
Classic Guitar Holiday Concert Enjoy the festive sounds of the holiday at this concert presented by Jane Rosenbohm. 2 pm; Studio Theatre, Kissimmee; $15; osceolaarts.org
Holiday Carillon Concerts Enjoy daily holiday-inspired concerts from the Singing Tower carillon. 1 pm, 3 pm;
Bok Tower Gardens, 1151 Tower Blvd., Lake Wales; cost of admission; 863-676-1408; boktowergardens.org
Mannheim Steamroller Live music. 6 pm; Universal Studios at Universal Orlando, 1000 Universal Studios Plaza, cost of admission; 407-363-8000
Stuffed! An All-We-Can-Sing Musical Buffet Concert about your favorite holiday foods and live entertainment. 8 pm Friday, 2 pm Saturday; Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave.; $20; ocofchorus.org

Dec. 13-14
Naughty and Nice Celebrate the holidays with song, dance, faith and fun from the Orlando Gay Chorus. 7:30 pm Saturday, 4:30 pm Sunday; The Plaza Live, 425 N. Bumby Ave.; $25; orlandogaychorus.org

Dec. 14
A Classic Christmas Holiday favorites performed by the Bach Festival Choir, Youth Choir and Orchestra. 2-3:30 pm, 7:30-9 pm; Knowles Memorial Chapel, 1000 Holt Ave.; $40-$60; 407-646-2182; bachfestivalflorida.org
Central Florida Jazz Society Kramer and Parnell Benefit Concert. 3 pm; The Abbey, 100 S. Eola Drive; $20; abbeyorlando.com
Classic Guitar Holiday Concert Enjoy the festive sounds of the holiday at this concert presented by Jane Rosenbohm. 2 pm; Studio Theatre, 2411 E. U.S. 192, Kissimmee; $15; osceolaarts.org
Florida Metropolitan Orchestra A new orchestra led by Maestro Laszlo Marosi. 7:30 pm; Timucua White House, 2000 S. Summerlin Ave.; contact for price; timucua.com
Holiday Carillon Concerts Holiday-inspired concerts from the Singing Tower carillon. 1 pm, 3 pm; Bok Tower Gardens, 1151 Tower Blvd., Lake Wales; cost of admission; 863-676-1408; boktowergardens.org
Mannheim Steamroller 6 pm; Universal Studios at Universal Orlando, 1000 Universal Studios Plaza, cost of admission; 407-363-8000
A Peter White Christmas With special guests Mindi Abair and Rick Braun. 7 pm; King Center, 3865 N. Wickham Road,  Melbourne; $30-$50; 321-242-2219; kingcenter.com
Trans-Siberian Orchestra Performing their Christmas Attic rock opera canon. 3 pm, 7 pm Sunday; Amway Center, 400 W. Church St.; $30-$70; 407-440-7900; amwaycenter.com

Dec. 15
Mix 105.1’s All I Want For Christmas Showstarring Daughtry and O.A.R., Ingrid Michaelson 7 pm; House of Blues Orlando, 1490 E. Buena Vista Drive; $49.50; houseofblues.com
Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons A chamber music concert featuring the strings of the Philharmonic conducted by Music Director finalist Eric Jacobsen. 7 pm; The Plaza Live, 425 N. Bumby Ave.; $16-$42; 407-770-0071; orlandophil.org

Dec. 16
Darlene Love: Love for the Holidays As seen on Lethal Weapon and the Oscars. 8 pm; King Center, 3865 N. Wickham Road,  Melbourne; $35-$58; 321-242-2219; kingcenter.com

Dec. 17-18
Naughtier is Nicer featuring David Dorman, Anitra Pritchard, David Kel 8 pm; The Abbey, 100 S. Eola Drive; $30; abbeyorlando.com

Dec. 19
Merry Bronxmas An evening with the Bronx Wanderers. 8 pm; King Center, 3865 N. Wickham Road,  Melbourne; $8; 321-242-2219; kingcenter.com
Beautiful Music Three Flutes Only 5-8 pm; Morse Museum of American Art, 445 N. Park Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-645-5311; morsemuseum.org
Friday Night Live Weekly concert series featuring local bands in the amphitheater. 7-9 pm; Cranes Roost Park Plaza, 274 Cranes Roost Blvd., Altamonte Springs; free; 407-571-8863; altamonte.org
Holiday Carillon Concerts Enjoy daily holiday-inspired concerts from the Singing Tower carillon. 1 pm, 3 pm; Bok Tower Gardens, 1151 Tower Blvd., Lake Wales; cost of admission; 863-676-1408; boktowergardens.org
The Ho Ho Ho Holiday Show: Tinashe, Meghan Trainor, Bebe Rexha, Bea Miller 6 pm; The Beacham, 46 N. Orange Ave.; $25-$45; 407-2246-1419
Your Holiday Buzz featuring Soul Tickets, Traverser, Born From Ashes, Leaving Haven, LoveJuice, Blaine the Mono 8 pm, Venue 578, 578 N. Orange Ave.; $10; venue578.com
XL’ent Christmas Show featuring the Script, The 1975, Cobra Starship 7 pm; House of Blues, Downtown Disney; $48.50-$51.50; houseofblues.com

Dec. 20
Holiday Carillon Concerts Enjoy daily holiday-inspired concerts from the Singing Tower carillon. 1 pm, 3 pm; Bok Tower Gardens, 1151 Tower Blvd., Lake Wales; cost of admission; 863-676-1408; boktowergardens.org
Mannheim Steamroller Live music. 6 pm; Universal Studios at Universal Orlando, 1000 Universal Studios Plaza, cost of admission; 407-363-8000

Dec. 21
Holiday Carillon Concerts Enjoy daily holiday-inspired concerts from the Singing Tower carillon. 1 pm, 3 pm; Bok Tower Gardens, 1151 Tower Blvd., Lake Wales; cost of admission; 863-676-1408; boktowergardens.org
Mannheim Steamroller Live music. 6 pm; Universal Studios at Universal Orlando, 1000 Universal Studios Plaza, cost of admission; 407-363-8000

Dec. 22
93.3 Jingle Ball featuring Calvin Harris, Pharrell and Jason Derulo 7:30 pm; Amalie Arena, 401 Channelside Drive, Tampa; $53-$903; 813-301-2500; amaliearena.com

Dec. 25
Holiday Carillon Concerts Enjoy daily holiday-inspired concerts from the Singing Tower carillon. 1 pm, 3 pm; Bok Tower Gardens, 1151 Tower Blvd., Lake Wales; cost of admission; 863-676-1408; boktowergardens.org

Dec. 26
Beautiful Music Jazz Trio With flute, guitar and upright bass. 5-8 pm; Morse Museum of American Art, 445 N. Park Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-645-5311; morsemuseum.org
Friday Night Live Weekly concert series featuring local bands in the amphitheater. 7-9 pm; Cranes Roost Park Plaza, 274 Cranes Roost Blvd., Altamonte Springs; free; 407-571-8863; altamonte.org
Holiday Carillon Concerts Enjoy daily holiday-inspired concerts from the SingingTower carillon. 1 pm, 3 pm; Bok Tower Gardens, 1151 Tower Blvd., Lake Wales; cost of admission; 863-676-1408; boktowergardens.org

Dec. 29
Let’s Go Solo Holiday Tour: Chris Demakes, Ryan Eldred, Jay Tea Live music. 8 pm; Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Orange Ave.; $10-$12; willspub.org

Dec. 31
Billy Joel in Concert Performing a specialNew Year’s Eve concert. $150; Amway Center, 400 W. Church St.; Time TBA Wednesday; $30-$70; 407-440-7900; amwaycenter.com
New Year’s Eve at The Abbey Complimentary champagne all evening and televised ball drop. 10 pm; The Abbey, 100 S. Eola Drive; $20; abbeyorlando.com
New Year’s Eve with the Delusionaires, The Woolly Bushmen 9 pm; Wills Pub, 1042 N. Orange Ave.; $10; willspub.org

Jan. 1
Holiday Carillon Concerts Enjoy daily holiday-inspired concerts from the Singing Tower carillon. 1 pm, 3 pm; Bok Tower Gardens, 1151 Tower Blvd., Lake Wales; cost of admission; 863-676-1408; boktowergardens.org

Jan. 2
Friday Night Live Weekly concert series featuring local bands in the amphitheater. 7-9 pm; Cranes Roost Park Plaza, 274 Cranes Roost Blvd., Altamonte Springs; free; 407-571-8863; altamonte.org
Holiday Carillon Concerts Enjoy daily holiday-inspired concerts from the Singing Tower carillon. 1 pm, 3 pm; Bok Tower Gardens, 1151 Tower Blvd., Lake Wales; cost of admission; 863-676-1408; boktowergardens.org

Jan. 3
Holiday Carillon Concerts Enjoy daily holiday-inspired concerts from the Singing Tower carillon. 1 pm, 3 pm; Bok Tower Gardens, 1151 Tower Blvd., Lake Wales; cost of admission; 863-676-1408; boktowergardens.org

THEATER

NOV. 7-30
A Good Old Fashioned Redneck Country Christmas Comedy about three questionably “wise” men who stumble into something big. Check website for show dates and times. Wednesday-Tuesday; Historic State Theatre, 109 N. Bay St., Eustis; $11-$21; 352-357-7777; baystreetplayers.org

Nov. 10-Dec. 28
A Christmas Story, The Musical Classic account of Ralphie Parker and his quest to get a BB Gun for Christmas. 2 pm, 5:30 pm Saturday, Sunday; Orlando Repertory Theatre, 1001 E. Princeton St.; $18; 407-896-7365; orlandorep.com

Nov. 28-Dec. 22
A Christmas Carol A traditional telling of the Dickens novel. 8 pm Thursday-Saturday, 2:30 pm Sunday; Theatre Downtown, 2113 N. Orange Ave.; $22; 407-841-0083; theatredowntown.com

Nov. 29-Dec. 20
Wanzie’s Orange Blossom Trail Living Nativity Christmas Spectacular Comedic site-specific show by Wanzie Presents and D Squared Productions. 7:30 pm Saturday; Parliament House, 410 N. Orange Blossom Trail; $20; 407-496-4523; wanzie.com

Dec. 3-28
A Christmas Carol Christmas classic as directed by Jim Hilsinger. 7:30 pm; Margeson Theater, Shakespeare Theater, 812 E. Rollins St.; $10-$45; 407-447-1700; orlandoshakes.org

Sleuth’s Dickens by Candlelight An intimate production featuring three actors; John DiDonna, Morgan Russel and Monica Long. 8 pm Wednesday-Thursday; Sleuths Mystery Dinner Theatre, 8267 International Drive; $57.95; 407-363-1985; sleuths.com

Dec. 4-20
Miracle on 34th Street Holiday classic from the writer of The Music Man. 6:30 pm Thursday-Saturday; By Your Side ministries, 13355 W. Colonial Drive, Winter Garden; contact for price; 321-305-1111; byyoursideministries.com

Dec. 5-7
The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge Circle Theatre Company presents a sequel to Dickens’ classic novel where Scrooge has fallen back into his miserly ways. 7:30 pm Friday, Saturday, 2:30 pm Saturday, Sunday; The Commons at Metro, 1491 E. Semoran Blvd., Winter Park; $12; 407-947-8465; circletheatrecompany.com

Dec. 5-14
A Christmas Carol As presented by Spotlight Theatre. 7:30 pm, 9:30 pm Friday-Saturday, 4 pm Sunday; Princess Theater, 115 W. First St., Sanford; $15; 407-542-4526; spotlightcfl.org
Tuna Christmas Two actors bring Christmas to life in the small town of Tuna, Texas, in this holiday comedy. 7:30 pm Friday-Saturday, 2 pm Sunday; Main Theatre, 2411 E. U.S. 192, Kissimmee; $15-$22; osceolaarts.org

Dec. 5-21
Christmas by Committee: A Musical Newcomer Amy tries to save the Annual Citrus Village Christmas show. 8 pm Friday-Saturday, Monday, 2 pm Saturday-Sunday; Garden Theatre, 160 Plant St., Winter Garden; $29; gardentheatre.org
The Sound of Music A nun leaves the convent to become a governess to seven wealthy Austrian children. 8 pm Friday, Saturday, 2 pm Sunday; Melon Patch Theater, 311 N. 13th St., Leesburg; $18; 352-787-3013; melonpatchplayers.com
White Christmas Based on the cherished 1954 classic holiday film. 7:30 pm Friday-Saturday, 2:30 Sunday; Athens Theatre, 124 N. Florida Ave., DeLand; $22; 386-736-1500; athensdeland.com

Dec. 5-Jan. 4
James Joyce’s The Dead Inspired by Joyce’s short story, join an Irish home full of memories and romantic music. 7:30 pm Thursday-Saturday, 2:30 pm Sunday; $28.25-35.75; 407-297-8788; madcowtheatre.com

Dec. 6-22
Dickens by Candlelight Three-person interactive show. 8 pm Friday-Saturday, 5:30 pm Sunday; Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 E. Rollins St.; $35; 407-222-7669; dickensbycandlelight.com

Dec. 7
Christmas Around the Tree: A Holiday Cabaret Featuring eight vocalists from Central Florida Community Arts as they sing holiday songs around the tree. 7:30-9 pm; Seminole State College Fine Arts Concert Hall, 100 Weldon Blvd., Sanford; free; 407-708-2040
Light Up Downtown South Lighting of the community Christmas tree and performances by local choirs. 6 pm; Lake Beauty Park, 50 W. Miller St.; free; 407-246-2283; cityoforlando.net
Nutcracker Ballet Tea Event English-style tea event with sandwiches and a holiday performance of The Nutcracker. 1:30-3:30 pm; Rosen Shingle Creek, 9939 Universal Blvd. $25; rosenshinglecreek.com

Dec. 7-29
Christmas Bricktacular Explore the park’s holiday-themed attractions. 9:30 am Saturday-Sunday; Legoland, One Legoland Way, Winter Haven; cost of admission; 877-350-5346; legoland.com

Dec. 7-Jan. 4
The Macy’s Holiday Parade Inspired by the mother of all parades in New York City, this one happens daily. Various times daily; Universal Studios at Universal Orlando; cost of admission; 407-363-8000; universalorlando.com

Dec. 8
Fringe Year Round: Merry Fringein’ Xmas III Santa and Ms. Claus are back for a third installment of the Fringe classic. Complete with silent auction and holiday kick-off party. 8 pm; Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 E. Rollins St.; contact for price; dickensbycandlelight.com
Miss Comedy Queen Holiday Spectacular A fun-filled show benefiting The Barber Fund and hosted by Blue Starr, featuring performances from past Miss Comedy Queen winners and contestants. 7 pm; The Venue, 511 Virginia Drive; by donation; 407-412-6895; thevenueorlando.com

Dec. 12-26
Invasion: Christmas Carol An adaptation of the classic Dickens classic where a carefully blocked and rehearsed production is thwarted by an improvised character of the audience’s choosing. 7:30 pm Thursday-Friday, 2 pm Sunday; $15; sak.com
Sanford St. Lucia Festival Celebration of Swedish heritage with dessert and beverage sampling and more. 1-4 pm; Museum of Seminole County History, 300 Bush Blvd., Sanford; free; sanfordstlucia.com

Dec. 14
The Rep’s Holiday Family Gala Dancing, meet-and-greet with the actors, holiday treats and more. 4 pm; Orlando Repertory Theatre, 1001 E. Princeton St.; $65; 407-896-7365; orlandorep.com

Dec. 19
A Very Merry Power Chords Christmas 7 pm; Edyth Bush Theatre, Orlando Repertory Theatre, 1001 E. Princeton St.; $15; 407-896-7365; orlandorep.com

Dec. 19-20
One Man A Christmas Carol One-man presentation of the Dickens classic by David McElroy. 7:30 pm Friday; 7:30 pm Saturday; Bay Street Players, 109 N. Bay Street, Eustis; $20; 407-341-3495; baystreetplayers.com

Dec. 19-22
A Christmas Carol One-man presentation of the Christmas classic. 7:30 pm Friday, Saturday and Monday, 2 pm Sunday; The Venue, 511 Virginia Drive; $20; 407-341-3495; southwindstheatre.com

Dec. 20
A Christmas Carol As performed by the traveling Nebraska Theatre Caravan. 7 pm; King Center, 3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne; $15-$27; 321-242-2219; kingcenter.com

Dec. 30-Jan. 3
3rd Annual Madrigal Dinner An evening of music, stories and a seven-course feast. 6:30 pm Tuesday-Wednesday, Friday-Saturday; By Your Side Ministries, 13355 W. Colonial Drive, Winter Garden; free; 321-305-1111; byyoursideministries.com

Dec. 30
Yule of Fools SAK’s signature holiday improv show where two teams of professionals compete against each other for the most laughs. 7:30 pm; SAK Comedy Lab, 29 S. Orange Ave.; $15; sak.com

DANCE

Nov. 29
Clare and the Chocolate Nutcracker Special guest appearance by Savion Glover. 3 pm, 7 pm; Walt Disney Theater, Dr. Phillips Center, 445 S. Magnolia Ave.; $25.25; 407-839-0119; drphillipscenter.org

Dec. 5
Nutcracker Ballet Performance presented by Elizabeth Parsons School of Dance. 6:30 pm; Rosen Shingle Creek, 9939 Universal Blvd.; free; rosenshinglecreek.com

Dec. 6
Space Coast Ballet’s The Nutcracker 2 pm, 7 pm Saturday; King Center, 3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne; $10.50-$40.50; 321-242-2219; kingcenter.com

Dec. 12
Nutcracker Ballet Performance presented by Elizabeth Parsons School of Dance. 6:30 pm; Rosen Shingle Creek, 9939 Universal Blvd.; free; rosenshinglecreek.com

Dec. 19
Nutcracker Ballet Performance presented by Elizabeth Parsons School of Dance. 6:30 pm; Rosen Shingle Creek, 9939 Universal Blvd.; free; rosenshinglecreek.com

Dec. 19-21
Orlando Ballet’s The Nutcracker Featuring live musical accompaniment by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. Friday-Sunday; Dr. Phillips Center, 445 S. Magnolia Ave.; $43.75; 407-426-1739; orlandoballet.org

Dec. 20
The Russian Academy of Ballet presents The Nutcracker The classic holiday story of Clara who dreams of a Nutcracker Prince. 7 pm; Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center, 201 S. Magnolia Ave., Sanford; $21-$28; 407-321-8111; wdpac.com

Dec. 21
The Nutcracker Luncheon Enjoy a delicious meal and meet your favorite characters from the holiday show. Proceeds benefit Orlando Ballet School. Noon-2 pm; The Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando, 325 N. Orange Ave.; contact for price; 407-418-9812; orlandoballet.org

Dec. 23
In His Name … We Dance! Celebrate the storytelling of the Christmas story performed by the Center for Dance and the Performing Arts. 4 pm, 8 pm; Garden Theatre, 160 Plant St., Winter Garden; $15; gardentheatre.org

EVENTS

Ongoing
Christmas Bricktacular Explore the park’s holiday-themed attractions. 9:30 am Saturday-Sunday; Legoland, One Legoland Way, Winter Haven; cost of admission; 877-350-5346; legoland.com

Nov. 7-Dec. 19
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party This holiday-inspired event comes complete with special lights on the Cinderella Castle, a special parade, free cookies and hot cocoa. Varioustimes daily; Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World Resort; $62; 407-824-4321; disneyworld.disney.go.com

Nov. 7-Jan. 4
The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights Each night, watch as millions of holiday lights twinkle in synchronized unison throughout the park. Various times daily; Disney Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World Resort; cost of admission; 407-939-5277; disneyworld.disney.go.com

Nov. 14-Dec. 29
Festival of the Seasons Downtown Disney transforms into a seasonal wonderland with live entertainment, a grandiose tree, visits with Santa Claus and holiday shopping opportunities. Various times daily; Downtown Disney, 1478 E. Buena Vista Drive; free; 407-939-5377; disneyworld.disney.go.com

Nov. 15-Jan. 4
Ice! featuring The Nutcracker Rooms of hand-carved ice sculptures, ice slides and watch Artisans in Action at a live ice-carving zone. Various times daily; Gaylord Palms Resort, 6000 W. Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee; $28.99; 407-849-4423; marriott.com

Nov. 20
Hope for the Season: Candle Lighting and Observance of National Children’s Grief Awareness Day Hosted by New Hope for Kids. 6-7:30 pm; Cranes Roost Park Plaza, 274 Cranes Roost Blvd., Altamonte Springs; free; newhopeforkids.org
Light Up UCF Ice skating rides and photos with Santa all under falling snow. Be sure to check out the Holiday Light Show and the Holiday Film Festival too. 5 pm Friday; CFE Arena, 12777 Gemini Blvd.; $12-$30; 800-745-3000; lightupucf.com
Holiday Brunch and Fashion Show A brunch buffet with holiday carolers, a mother and child fashion show and more. 10:30 am-1:30 pm Saturday; Park Plaza Gardens, 319 S. Park Ave., Winter Park; $40; 407-628-1680
Thanksgiving Vegan Potluck Hosted by the Animal Rights Foundation with this vegan holiday tradition. 2 pm Saturday; Mead Gardens, 1300 S. Denning Drive; $5 with a dish to share, $15 without; 407-968-2400

Nov. 22
Ivanhoe Village Jingle Eve Holiday-themed evening and wine stroll on Virginia Drive. 5-11 pm Saturday; Virginia Drive, Ivanhoe Village; free; ivanhoevillage.org
5th Annual Winter Park Harvest Festival A celebration of local farmers, gardeners, chefs and artisans. 10 am-4 pm Saturday; West Meadow, Central Park, Winter Park; free; alocalfolkus.com/wphf

Nov. 22-Dec. 31
SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration Celebrate the holidays in a watery winter wonderland. Various times daily; SeaWorld, 7007 SeaWorld Drive; $82; visit website for select dates; 407-363-2613; seaworldparks.com

Nov. 24-Jan. 5
Leu’s Holiday House Tour the historic estate which is decked out in holiday decor. 10 am-3:30 pm daily; Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave.; free; 407-246-2620; leugardens.org

Nov. 26
The Night Before Thanxgiving Block Party Live music by Who Rescued Who and turkey bowling with frozen Butterballs. 8 pm; Wall St. Plaza, Wall and Court Streets; free; wallstplaza.net

Nov. 26-Dec.30
Candlelight Processional Celebrity narrators including Neil Patrick Harris and Jonathan Groff share the story of Christmas, accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and mass choir. Various times daily; Epcot, Walt Disney World. cost of admission; 407-824-4321; disneyworld.disney.go.com

Nov. 27
Drunken Monkey Vegan/Non-Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner for Everyone A pre-paid reservation event for everybody. 1-3 pm, 4-6 pm, 7-9 pm Thursday; Drunken Monkey Coffee Bar, 444 N. Bumby Ave.; $25; 407-893-4994
Rosen Centre’s Thanksgiving Holiday Brunch The chef serves up holiday fare and complimentary mimosas and champagne. 11 am-7 pm; Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Drive; $41.95; 407-996-9840. rosencentre.com/thanksgiving

Nov. 28-Dec. 31
Busch Gardens Christmas Town Busch Gardens transforms into a holiday wonderland of wintery surprises and all things holiday. Monday-Sunday; Busch Gardens, Tampa; price of admission; buschgardens.com

Nov. 28-Jan. 4
Holiday Home Tour at Pinewood Estate Stroll through the home and take in all of the elaborate holiday decorations. 10 am-5 pm Monday-Saturday, noon-5 pm Sunday; Bok Tower Gardens, 1151 Tower Blvd., Lake Wales; $20; 863-676-1408; boktowergardens.org

Nov. 29
Jammin’ Food and Rum Fest Food made with rum, rum beverages, vendors and musical performances by Felicity, Milka, the Groove Orient, Jo Solo, Adolescent Theory, the Luna Bellum, Ellipsis, Davey Leatherwood and Spacecoast. Noon; Lake Eola, corner of Central and Eola Drive; contact for price; 210-901-8786; jamminfoodandrumfest
Santa Claus Comes to Market Meet and greet and get a photo. Santa Welcome Breakfast at 8:30 am. 10 am-2 pm Saturday; East End Market, 3201 Corrine Drive; $15-$40; eastendmkt.com

Nov. 29-Dec. 30
Holidays Around the World Celebrate global holiday traditions with costumed performers, cultural foods, Gospel celebrations and more. Various times daily; Epcot, Walt Disney World; cost of admission; 407-824-4321; disneyworld.disney.go.com

Nov. 30
Winter Garden WonderFest Guests include Marvel Comics artist Sergio Cariello, DC Comics artist Joze Marzan Jr., and over 50 vendors. Sunday; The Bella Room, 12100 W. Colonial Drive, Winter Garden; $5; wintergardenwonderfest
Beerd Run Bearded 5K, beard competition and keg party 10:30 am; Harbor Park, 2380 Lake Baldwin Lane; contact for price; beerdrun.com

Dec. 1-22
Holiday Gingerbread House Competition and Display Local chefs and members of the hospitality industry can compete. Judging takes place on Dec. 18 from 5-6:30 pm; Rosen Shingle Creek, 9939 Universal Blvd.; contact for price; 800-996-9939; rosen shinglecreek.com/holidays

Dec. 2
Christmas at the Casa Costumed carolers and Santa Claus lead attendees in singing some of their holiday favorites. 6-8:30 pm; Casa Feliz, Winter Park; free; 407-628-8196; casafeliz.us
Music Department Holiday Show Featuring some of the best musical ensembles from the college. 7:30-9 pm; Valencia College East Campus, 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail; free; 407-582-2291; valenciacollege.edu/arts

Dec. 4
36th Annual Christmas in the Park Nine 500-pound Tiffany windows are installed in Central Park with a professional stage and window lighting, along with live performances by the Bach Festival Society Choir, Youth Choir and Brass Ensemble. 6:15-8 pm; Central Park, Winter Park; free; cityofwinterpark.org
Holiday at Heritage Square Mayor Teresa Jacobs flips the switch to light Heritage Square. Enjoy refreshments, holiday crafts and more. 6-9 pm; Heritage Square, South Magnolia Avenue and East Central Boulevard; free; 407-836-8500; thehistorycenter.org

Dec. 5
The 4th Annual Hysterical Tour of Gnomes A tour through six bars in downtown Sanford where the participants dress like gnomes. $100 to the best costume. 8 pm; $20; littlefish-hugepond.com
25th Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony Featuring performances by local children’s choirs and the lighting of the tree. 5:15 pm; Central Park, Winter Park; free; cityofwinterpark.org
Christmas Around the Tree: A Holiday Cabaret Featuring eight vocalists from Central Florida Community Arts as they sing holiday songs around the tree. 7:30-9 pm; Seminole State College Fine Arts Concert Hall, 100 Weldon Blvd., Sanford; free; 407-708-2040
Christmas in the Square Live holiday entertainment, tree lighting ceremony, balloon artists and Santa himself. 6 pm; Downtown Sanford, First Street and Magnolia Square, Sanford; free; 407-688-5120
Celebrate the Holidays Under the Stars at the Grove Screening of The Polar Express, train rides and more. 6-9 pm; The Grove, 4744 S. Apopka Vineland Road, Windermere; free; facebook.com/thegroveorlando
Fall Opera Workshop Short selections from The Producers, Kinky Boots and more by Valencia’s Opera Theater Workshop. 7:30-9 pm; Black Box Theater, Valencia College East Campus, 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail; free; 407-582-2291;valenciacollege.edu/arts
Holiday Lights OrlandoWatch the official lighting of the Christmas tree. 4-10 pm Friday; Lake Eola Park; free; 307-246-3720; cityoforlando.net
Orlando Holiday Brew Fest Sample dozens of types of seasonal beers from local breweries. 6-10 pm; Heritage Square, South Magnolia Avenue and East Central Boulevard; contact for price; floridabeer festivals.com
Patrons of the Arts Holiday Bazaar Featuring local artists and food truck fare. 8 am-4:30 pm; Trinity Preparatory School, 5700 Trinity Prep Lane, Winter Park; 321-282-2438; trinityprep.org

Dec. 5-14
The Singing Christmas Trees Annual holiday tradition featuring a full orchestra and choir performance with two 40-foot-tall trees and a display of 250,000 lights. 7 pm Friday, 3 pm Sunday, 5 pm Sunday; First Baptist Church, 3000 S. John Young Parkway; $47; 888-461-9824; firstorlando.com

Dec. 5-20
Star of Bethlehem Planetarium Show A presentation that explores the story of the Magi and uses cutting edge research to discuss the phenomenon of the Star of Bethlehem. 7 pm, 8:30 pm Friday-Saturday; Emil Buehler Planetarium at Seminole State College of Florida, 100 Weldon Blvd.; $6; 407-708-2360; seminolestate.edu/planet

Dec. 6
4th Annual Orlando Pottery Festival Work by some of the best potters and ceramicists in the Orlando area. 9 am-5 pm; Loch Haven Neighborhood Center, 610 N. Lake Formosa Drive; free; orlandopotteryfestival.org
The 6th Annual Murder City Media Christmas Lights Photo Walk Join photographers of all skill levels and walk down Park Avenue with your camera. Test your skills on the new window displays and light installations with tips from photojournalist Barry Kirsch. 7-10 pm. Park Avenue, 251 S. Park Ave., Winter Park; free; murdercityphotography.com
13th Annual Santa Stumble Dress as a holiday character and then join a pub crawl through downtown. 7 pm; Chillers, 33 W. Church St.; $20; orlandosport andsocialclub.com
16th Annual Leadership Winter Park Pancake Breakfast A traditional pancake breakfast with sausage, coffee, juice and an array of toppings. 7 am-10:30 am; Central Park Stage, Central Park, Winter Park; $6; 407-644-8281; winterpark.org
62nd Annual Winter Park Ye Olde Hometown Christmas Parade 9 am; Park Avenue, Winter Park; free; 407-644-8281; winterpark.org
Avalon Aglow Seasonal festival with a parade, hot apple cider and fireworks. 3-9 pm; Avalon Park Town Center, 13001 Founders Square Drive; free; 407-658-6565; avalonpark.com
Christmas Around the Tree: A Holiday Cabaret Featuring eight vocalists from Central Florida Community Arts as they sing holiday songs around the tree. 7:30-9 pm; Seminole State College Fine Arts Concert Hall, 100 Weldon Blvd., Sanford; free; 407-708-2040
Holiday Dinner for the Animals Featuring guest speakers Mary Beth Ikard with the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee. 6 pm; Garden Café, 810 W. Colonial Drive; $25-$40; 407-968-2400
Light Up the Holidays Celebrate the yearly lighting up of Cranes Roost Park with music, entertainment, fireworks and Santa. 5-9 pm; Cranes Roost Park Plaza, 274 Cranes Roost Blvd., Altamonte Springs; free; 407-571-8863; altamonte.org
Winter Fest Beer Garden Delight in a flurry of flavors and seasonal beers on tap. 5-8 pm; Rosen Center Hotel, 9840 International Drive; $35; rosenplaza.com

Dec. 6-7
Cracker Christmas Outdoor holiday event with a barbeque lunch, pioneer demos, workshops and more. 10 am-4 pm; Fort Christmas Historical Park and Museum, 1300 Fort Christmas Road, Christmas; free; 407-254-9312;
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Dec. 6-Jan. 3
Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular Live retelling of Dr. Seuss’s classic holiday tale. Various times daily. Universal Studios, 6000 Universal Blvd.; cost of admission; universalorlando.com

Dec. 7
A Walk Through Bethlehem Live performance of the Christmas story. 5:30 pm; First United Church of Orlando, 142 E. Jackson St.; 407-849-6080; firstchurchorlando.org
Sparkle Artisan Market Local artists and hand-crafters with live performances and a reiki circle. 10 am-5 pm; Dandelion Communitea Café, 618 N. Thornton Ave.; free; dande lioncommuniteacafe.com

Dec. 9
A Florida Craft Christmas Six glasses of craft beers with small plate pairings by Luis Bistro, hosted by the Hourglass Brewery. 7-10 pm; The Hourglass Brewery, 480 S. Ronald Reagan Blvd., Longwood; $35; floridacraft.org
Seminole State Holiday Concert Join the Seminole State Music Department for a celebration of holiday classics. 2-3:30 pm; Seminole State College Fine Arts Concert Hall, 100 Weldon Blvd., Sanford; free; 407-708-2040
Santa Tuesday Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus under the tower and have a professional photo taken. 6-9 pm; Cranes Roost Park Plaza, 274 Cranes Roost Blvd., Altamonte Springs; free; 407-571-8863; altamonte.org

Dec. 12
The 12 Bars of Christmas Pub Crawl Drink your way through downtown Orlando. 7:30 pm; Wall Street Plaza, Wall and Court streets; $20; orlandopubcrawl.com
Casselberry Tree Lighting Ceremony Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive along with over 20 vendors, live music and 15 food trucks. 5-9 pm; Lake Concord Park, Casselberry; free; casselberry.org

Dec. 12-13
McRae Studio Open House Featuring the studios of the 21 resident artists. 6-9 pm; McRae Art Studios, 904 Railroad Ave., Winter Park; free; mcraeartstudios.com

Dec. 13
7th Annual Holiday Lights RideForget stationary light displays, 2014 is all about making it mobile - decorate your bike! 6:30 pm Saturday; Bikes, Beans and Bordeaux Cafe, 3022 Corrine Drive; free; 407-427-1440; bikesbeansandbordeaux.com
10th Annual Winter Park Boat Parade and Festival of Lights and Ski Show 3:30 pm Water Ski Show on Lake Virginia, 4 pm to sundown Boat Decoration contest; Dinky Dock Park, Winter Park; free; 407-647-6294; polasek.org
Sanford Christmas Parade Celebrate the holiday season with the Parade of Lights, featuring marching bands, illuminated floats and Santa. 6 pm; Downtown Sanford, First Street and Magnolia Square, Sanford; free; 407-688-5120
Winter Spark Holiday Parade and Festival 4-8 pm; New Broad Street, Baldwin Park; free; 407-923-3849; baldwinparkevents.com

Dec.13-14
Big Bang Bazaar Holiday Spectacular Curated selection of over 100 local indie artists and crafters. 11 am-6 pm Saturday, 11 am-5 pm Sunday; Maitland Civic Center, 641 S. Maitland Ave., Maitland; $5; bigbangbazaar.net

Dec. 14
Grandma Party Bazaar The best curated local crafters and vendors sell their awesome wares at this annual shopping event. Live music all day and fun activities to boot. 10 am; Stardust Video and Coffee, 1842 E. Winter Park Road; free; 407-623-3393; grandmapartybazaar.tumblr.com
Locally Grown Book Fair Over 40 local authors representing a variety of genres will line the halls and courtyard of East End Market. Noon-4 pm; East End Market, 3201 Corrine Drive; free; bookmarkitorlando.com

Dec. 24
2nd Annual Chanukah Nightly Menorah Lighting Celebrate eight nights of Chanukah and the nightly lighting of a seven-foot menorah. 5:30 pm; Rosen Plaza Hotel, 9700 International Drive; free; 407-996-9700; rosenplaza.com/holidays

Dec. 18
Gingerbread House Competition and DisplayThe hotel is inviting local chefs, pastry enthusiasts and members of the hospitality industry to compete. Judging takes place on Dec. 18 from 5-6:30 pm; Rosen Shingle Creek, 9939 Universal Blvd.; contact for price; 800-996-9939; rosen shinglecreek.com/holidays

Dec. 19
Potlatch: A Lesson in Gratitude A Native American/First Nations celebration promoting connectivity, sharing and wealth amongst community through the open exchange of goods and services. Bring books, CDs, apparel or other items to share with other participants. 1-2:15 pm; Valencia College East Campus, 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail; free; 407-582-2291;valenciacollege.edu/arts

Dec. 20
3rd Annual Christmas Light Ride Take a ride through Ivanhoe Village and College Park to take in the great home light displays at a casual pace. Don’t forget to decorate your bike! 7 pm Saturday; Retro City Cycles, 1806 N. Orange Ave.; free; 407-895-2700; retrocitycycles.com
Christmas 1965 ’60s theme party with all the retro trimmings; music, decorations and drinks. Dress to impress, Mad Men style. 7 pm; Maxine’s on Shine, 337 N. Shine Ave.; free; frankiesapartmente.com
The Nutcracker Luncheon Enjoy a delicious meal and meet your favorite characters from the holiday show. Proceeds benefit Orlando Ballet School. Noon-2 pm; The Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando, 325 N. Orange Ave.; contact for price; 407-418-9812; orlandoballet.org
19th Annual Merry Tuba Christmas Enjoy the rich sounds of Christmas, as interpreted through tuba, euphonium, sousaphone and baritone players. 1 -5 pm; Central Park, Winter Park; free; 407-599-4364; gailrobertson.com

Dec. 21
Chanukah on the Park Singing, dancers, jugglers and food along with a special Grand Menorah lighting. 5 pm Sunday; Central Park, Winter Park; free; 407-644-2500; cityofwinterpark.org

Dec. 31
Brilliant at 90 The Orlando Museum of Art’s New Year’s Eve party with fireworks, party favors and more. 10 pm; The Orlando Museum of Art, ; $90; 407-896-4231; omart.org
The Winner’s CircleFeaturing six winners from six seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race. 8 pm; Parliament House, 410 N. Orange Blossom Trail; contact for price; 407-425-7571; parliamenthouse.com

FILM

NOV. 19
Dave Ramsey and Rachel Cruze present The Legacy Journey Broadcast of a talk about tough financial choices, captured in front of a live audience in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in September. 12:55 pm; multiple venues; $12.50; fathomevents.com

Nov. 21
Light Up UCF Movie Night: The Santa Clause Tim Allen kills Santa and assumes his snowy mantle. 7 pm, 9:30 pm; UCF, 4000 Central Florida Blvd.; free; lightupucf.com

Nov. 22
Light Up UCF MovieNight: The Santa Clause 2 Tim Allen has to save Christmas, again. 7 pm, 9:30 pm; UCF, 4000 Central Florida Blvd.; free; lightupucf.com
The Barber of Seville (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) Broadcast of the Met’s production of Rossini’s classic comedy. 12:55 pm; Multiple venues; $24; fathomevents.com

NOV. 24
Queen of Rock Montreal 1981 Broadcast of the iconic concert at Montreal’s Forum in 1981 and re-mastered for the big screen. 7 pm; multiple venues; $12.50; fathomevents.com

Nov. 26
The Barber of Seville (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) Broadcast of the Met’s production of Rossini’s classic comedy. 12:55 pm; multiple venues; $24; fathomevents.com

Nov. 28
Light Up UCF Movie Night: A Christmas Story The ultimate holiday story of a boy trying to get a BB gun for Christmas. 7 pm, 9:30 pm UCF, 4000 Central Florida Blvd.; free; lightupucf.com

Nov. 29
Light Up UCF Movie Night: Frozen. The Disney film everyone’s crazy about. 7 pm, 9:30 pm; UCF, 4000 Central Florida Blvd.; free; lightupucf.com

Dec. 4
Rifftrax Live: Santa Claus As directed by K. Gordon Murray. 8 pm; Multiple venues; $12.50; fathomevents.com

Dec. 5
Date Night at Leu Gardens: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation The third film in the Lampoon series about the Griswolds. 7:30 pm; Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave.; $5; 407-246-2620; leugardens.org
Force MajeurePsychodrama about a Swedish family trapped at a ski resort following an avalanche. Times TBA; Enzian Theater, 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland; contact for price; 407-629-0054; enzian.org
Light Up UCF Movie Night: Home Alone A young boy is left to fend for himself when his family forgets him. Everything is fun and games until two men try to break in and rob his home. 7 pm, 9:30 pm; UCF, 4000 Central Florida Blvd.; free; lightupucf.com
Popcorn Flicks: How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Jingle All the Way A beautiful Seussical musical about a tall hairy green man who breaks into people’s homes and talks to their children on Christmas Eve. 7 pm; free; Central Park, Winter Park; enzian.org

Dec. 6
Light Up UCF Movie Night: The Muppets Christmas Carol The Muppets take on Dickens and you’ll be singing “cheeses for us meeses” for days. 7 pm, 9:30 pm; UCF, 4000 Central Florida Blvd.; free; lightupucf.com

Dec. 7
A Christmas Carol (1938), Christmas in Connecticut (1945) Screenings of the Christmas classics. 2 pm, 7 pm; Multiple venues; $12.50; fathomevents.com

Dec. 9
A Christmas Carol Screening of the 10-minute 1910 silent film and the 1928 full-length adaptation. 7 pm; Garden Theatre, 160 Plant St., Winter Garden; $7; gardentheatre.org

Dec. 11
A Christmas Carol Starring Alastair Sim as Ebenezer Scrooge and directed by Brian Desmond Hurst. 7 pm; Garden Theatre, 160 Plant St., Winter Garden; $7; gardentheatre.org
Holiday Movie Night: How the Grinch Stole Christmas 7-9 pm; Cranes Roost Park Plaza, 274 Cranes Roost Blvd., Altamonte Springs; free; 407-571-8863; altamonte.org

Dec. 12
Light Up UCF Movie Night: The Polar Express A CGI Tom Hanks drives a train full of children to the North Pole without their parents’ consent. 7 pm, 9:30 pm; UCF, 4000 Central Florida Blvd.; free; lightupucf.com

Dec. 13
Light Up UCF Movie Night: Veggie Tales Holy talking Jesus-vegetables, Batman! 7 pm, 9:30 pm; UCF, 4000 Central Florida Blvd.; free; lightupucf.com

Dec. 14
Christmas Movie Night Celebrate baby Jesus’s birthday with creepy movies; Gremlins, The Year Without a Santa Claus, Bad Santa. 8 pm; Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave.; free; willspub.org
The Polar Express A young boy stumbles onto a magic train that takes him on a magical journey to the North Pole. 11 am; Enzian Theater, 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland; $10; 407-629-0054; enzian.org
White Christmas: The 60th Anniversary A special presentation of the film with backstage stories and an Irving Berlin White Christmas retrospective. 12:55 pm, 7 pm; Multiple venues; $12.50; fathomevents.com

Dec. 15
White Christmas: The 60th Anniversary A special presentation of the film with backstage stories and an Irving Berlin White Christmas retrospective. 12:55 pm, 7 pm; Multiple venues; $12.50; fathomevents.com

Dec. 16
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland A behind-the-scenes look at the Royal Opera House production. 7 pm; Multiple venues; $15; fathomevents.com
A Flintstones Christmas Carol Animated TV movie based on the cartoon series set in a time far before the biblical birth of Jesus. 7 pm; Garden Theatre, 160 Plant St., Winter Garden; $7; gardentheatre.org

Dec. 18
Holiday Movie Night: Frozen Two young girls struggle to keep their family together despite the freakish magic powers of one of the siblings to freeze anything she touches. Cranes Roost Park Plaza, 274 Cranes Roost Blvd., Altamonte Springs; free; 407-571-8863; altamonte.org
Scrooged Starring Bill Murray as Frank Cross in this modern twist on the Dickens classic. 7 pm; Garden Theatre, 160 Plant St., Winter Garden; $7; gardentheatre.org

Dec. 19
Light Up UCF Movie Night: Home Alone 2 Seriously, how many times can you leave your son behind? 7 pm, 9:30 pm; UCF, 4000 Central Florida Blvd.; free; lightupucf.com
Movie Under the Stars: Frozen An outdoor screening of the latest Disney classic. Dusk; Downtown Avalon Park; free; eventsatavalonpark.com

Dec. 20
Light Up UCF Movie Night: All I Want For Christmas The 1991 classic starring Lauren Bacall, Thora Birch and Ethan Randall. 7 pm, 9:30 pm; UCF; free; lightupucf.com

Dec. 21
The Nutcracker Performed by the Bolshoi Ballet and captured live. 12:55 pm; Multiple venues; $15; fathomevents.com

Dec. 26
Light Up UCF Movie Night: Christmas in Connecticut A 1945 classic directed by Peter Godfrey starring Barbara Stanwyck’s hair. 7 pm, 9:30 pm; UCF; free; lightupucf.com

Dec. 27
Light Up UCF Movie Night: Fred Claus Vince Vaughn stars as Santa’s older bratty brother. 7 pm, 9:30 pm; UCF, 4000 Central Florida Blvd.; free; lightupucf.com
Gone With the Wind Make sure you eat before going to this classic film, because the star doesn’t like it when you’re hungry. 11 am; Enzian Theater, 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland; $10; 407-629-0054; enzian.org

Dec. 28
The Wizard of Oz Noon; Enzian Theater, 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland; $5; 407-629-0054; enzian.org

Jan. 2
Light Up UCF Movie Night: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Classic Griswold series. 7 pm, 9:30 pm; UCF, 4000 Central Florida Blvd.; free; lightupucf.com

Jan. 3
Light Up UCF Movie Night: Jack Frost 7 pm, 9:30 pm; UCF, 4000 Central Florida Blvd.; free; lightupucf.com

CIVICS

Nov. 20
Transgender Day of Remembrance Candlelight Vigil Informational booths, guest speakers and a candlelight vigil. 5 pm; Valencia Community College East, 701 Econlockhatchee Trail; free; 407-929-6251

Nov. 21
Blanket Orlando Warm someone less fortunate this season by gifting them with blankets, coats, shoes, socks and any basic essentials. 4-10 pm; Gaston Edwards Park, 1236 N. Orange Ave.; free; facebook.com/frankiesapartmente

Nov. 22
ARFF’s 11th Annual Vegan Thanksgiving Join the Animal Rights Foundation of Florida at their annual potluck. No meat dishes allowed. 2 pm; Mead Garden, 1300 S. Denning Drive, Winter Park; $5 with dish, $15 without; arff.org

Nov. 25
Chair-ity for a ClausSilent auction of custom-painted rocking chairs and reception to benefit the American Cancer Society. 6 pm; Rosen Plaza Hotel, 9700 International Drive; $35; 800-627-8258; rosenplaza.com

Dec. 4
16th Annual Holiday Dinner for the Animals Guest speaker will be Mary Beth Ikard with the Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee. 6 pm; Garden Cafe, 810 W. Colonial Drive; $40; arff.org

SPORTS

Nov. 22
Grateful Yoga Free community class set to the music of the Grateful Dead. 4 pm; Warrior One, 2822 Corrine Drive; free; 407-952-1920; warriorpy.com

Nov. 22-30
Old Spice Classic NCAA college basketball tournament featuring bracket-format games with eight teams. Various times daily; ESPN Wide World of Sports, 700 Victory Way, Kissimmee; contact for price; disneyworld.disney.go.com

Nov. 27
25th Annual Turkey Trot Almost 6,000 people turn out for this 5K benefit for Seniors First. 7 am; Lake Eola Park, Downtown Orlando; contact for price; 321-292-0177; seniorsfirstinc.org
Thanksgiving Day Power Yoga Sweat out that dinner and raise money for a yoga scholarship program. 8 am; Warrior One, 2822 Corrine Drive; by donation; 407-952-1920; warriorpy.com

Nov. 27-30
The Central Florida Auto Show A four-wheeled extravaganza with hundreds of the newest cars, crossovers, trucks and SUVs. Noon-9 pm Thursday, 10 am-9 pm Friday-Saturday; Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Drive; $10; autoshoworlando.com

Nov. 27-31
Holidays on Ice at Rosen Centre Professional ice skating and lights show with performers from around the country. 6 pm Thursday-Sunday, 7:30 pm Friday, Saturday; 9 pm Wednesday; Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Drive; $25; 407-996-9840; rosencentreholidays

Dec. 5-7
Festivals of Speed High-end car and airplane showcase with swanky parties and wine dinners. Various times; Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes, 4012 Central Florida Parkway; various prices; 352-385-9450; festivalsofspeed.com/orlando

Dec. 13
Jingle Bell Run/Walk 7:30 am; Lake Baldwin Park; free; 407-208-1766; 2014jborlando.kintera.org
Orlando Christmas Parade and Jingle Bell Dog Jog 11 am; Orlando Fashion Square Mall, 3201 E. Colonial Drive; free

Dec. 21
108 Sun Salutations for the Winter Solstice: Food Program Fundraiser Two hours of moving meditation to reset your body for the rest of winter. 5-7 pm; Warrior One, 2822 Corrine Drive; free; 407-952-1920; warriorpy.com

Dec. 29
8th Annual Russell Athletic Bowl Parade of Bands A musical prelude to the Russell Athletic Bowl game. 11 am Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium, 407-599-3463

Dec. 30
Florida Citrus Parade One of the largest sports parades in the country featuring floats adorned with citrus fruit, marching bands and more. 10 am; Orlando Citrus Bowl, 1 Citrus Bowl Place; free; floridacitrusparade.com

Jan. 1
Capital One Bowl This annual tradition pits two NCAA college football teams against each other. 1 pm; Florida Citrus Bowl, 1610 W. Church St.; contact for price; 407-849-2020; capitalonegame.com

Jan. 4
New Year Endless Possibilities Sankalpa Workshop A practice of asana, pranayama and yoga nidra. 2:30 pm; Warrior One, 2822 Corrine Drive; free; 407-952-1920; warriorpy.com

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