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Winter Park / Maitland Observer Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 7 years ago

Family Calendar

Christmas in the Park

DEC. 6

The 34th annual Christmas in the Park Celebration will be Thursday, Dec. 6. This Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art holiday tradition will be held in Central Park, which creates the beautiful backdrop for the lighting of eight turn-of-the-century Tiffany windows as the Bach Festival Choir performs in concert on the main stage. The two-hour program begins at 6:15 p.m. For more information, please call 407-645-5311.

To complement the annual “Christmas in the Park Celebration,” Friends of Casa Feliz will present Christmas at the Casa, sponsored by Commerce National Bank and Trust, on Thursday, Dec. 6, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Casa Feliz located at 656 N. Park Ave. Santa Claus will be on hand to greet everyone, the house will be decorated for the season and costumed carolers will lead attendees in holiday favorites. For more information, please call 407-628-8200.

DEC. 8

Kids of all ages will enjoy a family-friendly night out as Orangewood Church and School present a Movies on the Lawn showing of “Polar Express” on Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. with pre-show entertainment starting at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to bring chairs and blankets to enjoy an outdoor evening at the movies! Admission, popcorn and parking are free. Concessions will be available for purchase. Visit or email [email protected] for details.

Baldwin Park Festival of Lights is Saturday, Dec. 8, from 6 to 10 p.m. The annual holiday celebration kicks off with a parade celebrating Baldwin Park’s 10-year anniversary. Come join the fun in Village Center (parade begins on New Broad Street at Common Way, and goes all the way to the lake) to enjoy holiday performances, activities for kids of all ages, the chance to meet Santa & Mrs. Claus and much more! Visit to learn more.

Dec. 9

Peterbrooke Chocolatier of Winter Park announces its annual holiday photo shoot with Santa on Dec. 9 from noon to 4 p.m. All community residents are welcome to meet and take complimentary pictures. Guests can indulge in unique-to-store, holiday-inspired chocolates such as the Mrs. Claus-inspired Jami Shoo ($43), ready-to-buy and customizable baskets ($10-300) and Peterbrooke’s 70-pound, three-foot-tall chocolate Santa. For guests’ convenience, photos taken will be uploaded to Peterbrooke’s Facebook page at http:/

Maitland Public Library Events:

Friday, Dec. 7, the E Lab will be from 10 a.m. to noon.

Saturday, Dec. 8, the Second Saturday Winter Wonderland will be from 2 to 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 12, Culture Club Winter Holidays Around the World will be at 4 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 14, Share a Book Title Book Club will be at 10 a.m.

The Library hosts preschool story and craft time every Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. Baby time stories and activities are at 10:30 a.m. every Thursday. Reading Buddies for kindergarten through fifth grade is at 4 p.m. every Thursday. Legos Engineers for ages 9-14 is at 4 p.m. on Mondays.

The Food for Fines program will run through Sunday, Dec. 16. Call 407-647-7700 to register.

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