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Thursday 

Join the fun at the City of Oviedo’s Island of Misfit Toys Tree Lighting Experience from 5-9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 at Center Lake Park, 299 Center Lake Lane in Oviedo. In addition to the tree lighting that takes place at 6:30 p.m., enjoy a free photo with Santa, food and drinks, carolers, live reindeer and characters such as Rudolph. The event is free.  Learn more.

Book a photo session with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 at Amaduzzi Photo Studio, 1315 Oviedo Mall Blvd. in Oviedo. Sessions are by appointment only. The cost of a mini-session is $75. Learn more.

Enjoy a performance of “Jekyll and Hyde” beginning Thursday, Dec. 1 and running until Sunday, Dec. 4 at the Winter Springs Performing Arts Center, 1425 Tuskawilla Road in Winter Springs. The cost per ticket is $16. Learn more.

Friday

Listen to the Brass Band of Central Florida at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 and 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at St. Luke Lutheran Church’s Concert Series, 2021 W. State Road 426 in Oviedo. Learn more.

Rock out to a live performance by Mother Medicine Music from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 at Rock & Brews, 7131 Red Bug Lake Road in Oviedo. Learn more.

Explore permanent jewelry options at the Lala Links pop up from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 at Mod Market & Riley Reigh, 183 E. Mitchell Hammock Road in Oviedo. Learn more.

Experience the ultimate holiday showdown at the Deck the Mall: Naughty Vs. Nice event from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 at the Oviedo Mall, 1700 Oviedo Mall Blvd. in Oviedo. Guests are invited to dress in their holiday best and enjoy food and wine, activities for the kids, holiday shopping discounts and more. The event is free. Learn more.

Saturday

Join the City of Oviedo for a Christmas Parade from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 with the parade route beginning at the Oviedo Gym and Aquatic Center, 148 Oviedo Blvd. in Oviedo. The parade will then travel down Oviedo Boulevard, around Center Lake Park and then end at Center Lake Lane. Food and drinks will be available for purchase at 5 p.m. at Center Lake Park. The event is free. Learn more.

Get in the festive spirit at a Holiday Storytime event from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 3 at B. Dalton Bookstore, 1260 Oviedo Mall Blvd. in Oviedo. Snacks and activities are included in the free event while supplies last. Learn more.

Shop a traditional-style market at the Oviedo Historical Society Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Lawton House, 200 W. Broadway St. in Oviedo. Enjoy browsing options for produce, baked goods, dairy, honey, plants and more, as well as enjoying the creations of local vendors and professional artists. The event is free to attend. Learn more.

Celebrate the holiday season with the 40th Annual Winter Springs Winter Wonderland Parade from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at the Winter Springs Town Center, 434 Tuskawilla Road in Winter Springs. Enjoy local entertainment and businesses, a visit from Santa and the annual Christmas tree lighting. The event is free. Learn more.

Rock out to a live performance by Blazing Sands from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 at Rock & Brews, 7131 Red Bug Lake Road in Oviedo. Learn more.  

Sunday

Bring the kids for a sensory-friendly Santa Experience in partnership with Autism Speaks from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 at the Oviedo Mall, 1700 Oviedo Mall Blvd. in Oviedo. Photo packages will be available. The event is free. Learn more.

Celebrate the 40-year anniversary of Jim Henson’s “The Dark Crystal” with showings at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 at the Regal Oviedo Mall, 1500 Oviedo Marketplace Blvd. in Oviedo. Tickets are available for purchase online. Learn more.

Enjoy the Winter Springs Winter Wonderland of Lights event from 7-9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 at Central Winds Park, 1000 Central Winds Drive in Winter Springs. The event will also take place Friday, Dec. 9 until Sunday, Dec. 11. Drive through the park and view a dazzling display of holiday lights. No vehicle above 11 feet tall is permitted at this event. The cost is free.  Learn more.

Future Events

Decorate your own ugly sweater cookie from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 at Green Acres Farm, 1700 Marsh Road in Oviedo. Guests will be able to visit the farm animals as well. The cost is $15 per child and $5 per adult. Learn more.

Attend the first performance of the adult-only comedy “Who’s Holiday!” starting at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 at Penguin Point, 1220 Oviedo Mall Blvd. in Oviedo. Learn more.

Swap your favorite holiday recipes at the Jingle and Mingle Holiday Recipe Swap and Contest from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 at Studio 312 Salon, 1755 W. Broadway Street, Suite 3, in Oviedo. Make your favorite holiday dish for others to sample with a copy of the recipe. Learn more.

Enjoy a live performance by Doc Fu and the Soul Surgeons from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16 at Rock & Brews, 7131 Red Bug Lake Road in Oviedo. Learn more.

Get ready for Santa’s Run as the Winter Springs Police Department escorts him through the city as he passes out candy nightly from 5-8 p.m., Monday, Dec. 5 through Friday, Dec. 9 throughout Winter Springs. Learn more.

Join Boys Town Central Florida for their 16th Anniversary Candy Cane 5K Saturday, Dec. 10 at Central Winds Park, 1000 Central Winds Drive in Winter Springs. Registration opens at 7 a.m. and the race will begin at 8 a.m. Additional festivities will include a costume contest, awards, pancake breakfast, a kid zone and more. Registration is $30 on Thursday, Dec. 1 and kids run free. Learn more

Bring the family for the Boy’s Town Central Florida’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Open House starting at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18 at the Boys Town Central Florida campus, 975 Oklahoma Street in Oviedo. The event is free but monetary donations, gift cards, and school and household supplies donations are welcome. Learn more.  

Regular Events

Dementia-Friendly Dining is every Wednesday from 2-5 p.m. at the Town House Restaurant, 139 N. Central Ave. in Oviedo. Families and friends may bring their loved ones who are living with Dementia to a friendly, safe, and enjoyable meal. Learn more.

Battle and embark on new adventures in Dungeons & Dragons every Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. at Versus Games, 1320 Oviedo Mall Blvd. in Oviedo. Learn more

Enjoy live traditional Irish music sessions every Wednesday from 6-9 p.m. at Irish 31 Oviedo, 65 W. Mitchell Hammock Road in Oviedo. Learn more.

Beers and Bingo is a weekly event at 7 p.m. every Thursday at 855 E. S.R. 434 in Winter Springs. It’s free to play and prizes include discounted bar tabs and gift cards. Learn more.

The Irish 3.1 Run Club meets every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Irish 31, 65 W. Mitchell Hammock Road in Oviedo. Learn more.

Win free drinks at Perfect Pours’ Team Trivia Night every Tuesday at 7 p.m. at 855 E. S.R. 434 in Winter Springs. Learn more.

Win prizes at a music- and party-game-themed bingo from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesdays at Bonfires Bar and Grill, 1340 Alafaya Trail in Oviedo. Learn more.

Think and Drink Trivia Night is every Sunday from 8-10 p.m. at the Kava Culture Kava Bar, 1174 Tree Swallow Drive in Winter Springs. Enjoy drink specials and a weekly changing trivia theme. Learn more.

Win gift cards at the Rock & Brews trivia night every Monday starting at 8 p.m. Rock & Brews Oviedo is at 7131 Red Bug Lake Road in Oviedo. Learn more.

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