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Orlando Holiday Events in December

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December Friday and Saturday evenings beginning November 30, 2012
Enchanted Evening
Holiday showcase celebrating Central Florida's Performing Arts.  The free showcase is open to the general public and includes:  Thursdays - Local school and church choirs performing holiday favorites; Fridays - Excerpts from the Nutcracker by Elizabeth Parsons School of Dance, Windermere Ballet and community Dance Theatre; Saturdays -  contemporary Dance Holiday Classics performed by Valerie and Miriam's Dance Arts, Soda Pops.  Santa and his elves visit every Friday and Saturday.
Location:  Rosen Shingle Creek
Time:  6:00 - 9:00pm
Cost:  Free admission

November 30 - December 24, 2012
Holiday Events at the Swan and Dolphin Hotel
The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel is gearing up for a holiday celebration packed with festivities for the entire family. Orlando is already known for being the destination of choice for holiday travel, and the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel has a world of holiday magic planned for hotel guests this December, from an elf tuck-in service to sightings of Santa and Mrs. Claus on vacation, complete in tropical attire!
Location:  Swan and Dolphin Hotel
Time:  different times
Cost:  Free admission for some events

December 01,  2012
Winter Park Pancake Breakfast
Annual fundraiser event held a the Central Park main stage from 7am- 10:30am.  Enjoy hot pancakes, sausage and beverages before and after the Winter Park Christmas parade.
Location: Winter Park, Central Park
Time: 7am- 10:30am
Cost: $6 adult, $4 child

December first weekend, 2012
Cracker Christmas
First weekend in December.  Entrance is free, free parking across the road from the park. BBQ pork sandwiches, chicken filets, community groups have baked goods, drinks, hotdogs, gator, sweet pickles, etc. Pioneer demonstrations - broom making, blacksmiths, basket weaving, rope making, spinning, quilting, lace making, wood carving, and many more. Santa Claus 1pm - 3pm both days, large craft fair with over 150 crafters with handmade items, the Christmas Post Office will have a booth so you can get your Christmas cards hand stamped, antique engine and tractor display, and much more.
Location: Fort Christmas, Christmas FL
Time:  10am - 4pm.
Cost: Free admission

December 02, 2012
Sugar Plum Fairy Tea
Classic holiday tradition meet and greet with the Sugar Plum Fairy from The Nutcracker.  The event includes Tea service, framed photo with eh Sugar Plum Fairy at the fireplace.
Information:  407-996-9770
Location:  Rosen Shingle Creek
Time:  2 - 4pm
Cost:  $20 per person

December 09, 2012
Jingle Bugs Rock!
Calling all Volkswagens to Old Town where there will be bugs on display starting at noon.  Other family activities include children's entertainment with Herbie The Love Bug displays, a best decorated holiday car and Santa will join the cruise. 
Annual Car Cruise benefiting Toys for Tots. 
Location:  Old Town, Kissimmee
Time: 12 noon
Cost:  Free admission

December 02, 2012
Santa's Stories
The history behind Santa Clause and the why we follow the holiday traditions that we do.
Location: Orange County Regional History Center
Info:  407-836-8580 to register
Cost: $5 per child, adulta are free

December 09, 2012
Drop and Shop
Leave your kids at the History Center for the afternoon while you do your holiday shopping.
Location: Orange County Regional History Center
Info:  407-836-8580 to register
Cost: $5 per child

December 24, 2012
Christmas Eve Open House

Free admission all day long to the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.
Location: Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Time:  9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Cost:  Free admission

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