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November 24, 2012
Light Up Mount Dora
Annual lighting of Donnelly Park and Downtown Mount Dora - with close to 2 million sparkling lights & Santa.
Location:  Mount Dora
Time:  5:00 pm
More Info: 352-383-2165
Cost: Free admission

November 24, 2012
Tree Lighting Ceremony

Kick off for Now Snowing event there will be a tree lighting ceremony at Celebration Town Center.
Location: Community of Celebration
Time:  5:00pm
Cost:  Free admission

November 30, 2012
Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony
Presented by the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, the night will begin with carols followed by an award ceremony for the 2012 Holiday Card Competition winners. 
Location:  Winter Park
Time: 5:00 pm
More Info: 407-644-8281
Cost: Free admission

November 30, 2012
Light Up Sanford
Local community joins together with school musical performances, professional caroling and the official lighting of the beautiful 40 ft tree in Magnolia Square.  The downtown area and store fronts will be decorated for the Holiday Season.
Location:  Sanford
Time: Beginning at 6:00pm
Cost: Free admission

November 30, 2012
Christmas Walk in Mount Dora
A holiday street party with music in Mount Dora, Santa and shopping sponsored by the Downtown Village Merchants.
Location:  Mount Dora
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 pm
More Info: 352-383-2165
Cost: Free admission

November 30, 2012
Light Up Winter Garden
Welcome in the season in Winter Garden at this annual celebration. Enjoy live entertainment, vendors, shopping, children's activities and a street lighting ceremony.
Location:  Winter Garden
Time: Beginning at 6:00pm
Cost: Free admission

December 01, 2012
Annual Winter Park Christmas Parade
Family friendly event showcases holiday themed floats with Santa Clause and other well known figures.
Location: Winter Park
Time: 9:00 am
More Info: 407-644-8281
Cost: Free admission

December 01, 2012
Winter Garden Christmas Parade
A long-standing tradition will again delight spectators and help to bring in that holiday cheer! Don't forget to look for Santa at the end of the parade!
Location: Winter Garden
Time: 10:00 am
Cost: Free admission

December 01, 2012
Annual Mount Dora Christmas Parade
Delight in the annual Christmas Parade down the streets of Mount Dora.
Location: Mount Dora
Time: 1:00 pm
More Info: 352-735-9629
Cost: Free admission

December 01, 2012
Light Up the Holidays
The traditional lighting of Cranes Roost Park at Uptown Altamonte sponsored by Progress Energy. There will be music, entertainment and fun for the entire family.
Location:  Altamonte Springs
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost: Free admission

December 02, 2012
Holiday in the Park
First Sunday in December celebration. Christmas parade, gourmet food trucks, Jingle Bell Dog Jog. Local high school marching bands will be included in the parade which will circle historic Lake Eola and Thornton Park.
Location:  Downtown Orlando
Time: Beginning at 5:30 pm
Cost: Free admission

December 06, 2012
Annual Christmas in the Park Celebration
Central Park creates the beautiful backdrop for the lighting of eight turn-of-the-century Tiffany windows as the Bach Festival Choir performs in concert from the main stage for the 2-hour performance.
Location:  Winter Park
Time: Beginning at 6:15pm
More Info: 407-645-5311
Cost: Free admission

December 08, 2012
Annual Illuminated Christmas Parade
Winding through Sanford's beautiful historic downtown with fabulous floats lighting up the night sky.  Enjoy music and dancing.
Location:  Sanford
Time: Beginning at 6:00 pm
More Info: 407-688-5120
Cost: Free admission

December 08, 2012
Winter Park Boat Parade & Festival of Lights
The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens will become the official judging and viewing site for the annual Winter Park Boat Parade & Festival of Lights. This free event will begin at dusk and parking fees will apply.
Location: Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens, Winter Park
Time:  Dusk
More Info: 407-647-6294
Cost:  Free admission, parking fees may apply

December TBD, 2012
Holiday on the Drive
Edgewater Drive will be shut down during this festive holiday event for the entire family. Carolers, children's activities, wagon rides and over 30 vendors.
Location:  College Park
Time: From 5 - pm
Cost: Free admission

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