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What’s happening this weekend – Winter fest, Santa pet photos, photography workshops



Thursday 

See the first performance of the adult-only comedy “Who’s Holiday!” from 1-3:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 at Penguin Point Productions, 1220 Oviedo Mall Blvd. in Oviedo. In the show, a grown-up Cindy Lou Who tells the story of the Christmas Eve that she first met the Grinch. The show also runs at 2 p.m. Sunday. Dec. 11, at 1 p.m. Thursday Dec. 22 and at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 23.  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.

Learn to create your own snowflake out of hot glue at the Seminole County Public Library’s Craft Corner event from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8 at the East Branch Library, 310 Division St. in Oviedo. The event is free and no registration is required. 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., Thursday, Dec. 8 and Friday, Dec. 9 throughout Winter Springs. Learn more.

Friday

Experience the final Kid Crew Scavenger Hunt of the year from noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 at the Oviedo Mall, 1700 Oviedo Mall Blvd. in Oviedo. Begin your search at Joy For Gifts inside the north entrance of the mall to pick up a scavenger hunt form. All participants aged 12 and younger who return their finished form to Joy For Gifts will receive a prize. Participation is free. Learn more

Make your own crafter’s half apron and a reusable gift bag from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 at Our Suite Village, 1305 Oviedo Mall Blvd. in Oviedo. Bring your own favorite cut and interfaced holiday fabric or purchase a kit at SaltySews.com in advance. The cost is $25 to attend. Learn more

Enjoy the Winter Springs Winter Wonderland of Lights event from 7-9 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Dec. 9-11 at Central Winds Park, 1000 Central Winds Drive in Winter Springs. 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.

Attend the Ensemble Company’s first performance of “A Christmas Carol” from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 at Penguin Point Productions, 1220 Oviedo Mall Blvd. in Oviedo. Learn more

Saturday

Hang out with fellow car enthusiasts at the Cars and Coffee event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 10 at Rock and Brews Oviedo, 7131 Red Bug Lake Road in Oviedo. Learn more

Join Boys Town Central Florida for their 16th Anniversary Candy Cane 5K on 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, a pancake breakfast, a kid zone and more. Registration is $30 up to Friday, Dec. 9. Kids run for free. Learn more

Try your hand at “macro” photography with the Seminole County Public Library’s Tween Photography Science program for ages 8-12 from 1-2:30 p.m. or 3-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 at the East Branch Library, 310 Division St. in Oviedo. The event is free. Registration is required. Learn more

Enjoy a Holiday Storytime event from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 10 at B. Dalton Booksellers, 1260 Oviedo Mall Blvd. in Oviedo. Snacks and activities are included in the free event while supplies last. Learn more

Enter Oviedo’s own winter wonderland at the Winter Fest event from noon-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 at Center Lake Park, 299 Center Lake Lane in Oviedo. Enjoy cookie decorating, face painting, pet pictures with the Grinch, a Polar Express train and more. Wristbands are required for activities and cost $25. Learn more

Sunday

Catch the tree lighting and meet Santa Claus at the Oviedo Historical Society’s Holiday Market, happening from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 at the Lawton House, 200 W. Broadway St. in Oviedo. Enjoy holiday shopping with local vendors and children’s activities, including book readings of classic holiday stories like The Night Before Christmas and The Story of Hanukkah. Guests can also make ornaments to place on one of nine community trees. Santa will arrive at 5 p.m. Learn more.

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 farm animals as well. The cost is $15 per child and $5 per adult. Learn more.

Bring the kids for a merry time at the Holly Jolly Workshop from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 at The Taste of Curiosity, 100 Alexandria Blvd., Suite 10, in Oviedo. Create your own ornaments, make pizza, enjoy sensory table play and more. The cost is $40 for children ages 10 and younger. Learn more

Learn to paint the Holiday Cheermeister himself, the Grinch, from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 at Calliope Street, 1670 Oviedo Mall Blvd. in Oviedo. All materials and instructions are included. The cost ranges from $25 to $35. Learn more

Future Events

Volunteer and help bring holiday cheer at the 15th annual HOPE Helps’ Christmas in the City event Saturday, Dec. 17 at HOPE Helps Inc., 812 Eyrie Drive in Oviedo. Children and their families in need will be able to choose gifts, enjoy lunch and more at this outreach event. Learn more

Bring your furry friends and get their picture with Santa at this pet-friendly photo event from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12 at the Oviedo Mall, 1700 Oviedo Mall Blvd. in Oviedo. Learn more

Dance the night away at the Sunshine Optimist Club dance event sponsored by the Oviedo Fire Department from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16 at the First United Methodist Church of Oviedo, 263 King St. in Oviedo. The group invites persons with disabilities and other residents in Central Florida to attend and enjoy music by DJ Big Dan the Music Man. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. Tickets are $2 per person. 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.

Bring the family for the Boys 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 at 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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