Sanford’s 2018 Holiday Event Guide and Things to Do!

Sanford’s 2018 Holiday Event Guide and Things to Do!

PLEASE NOTE: EVENT DETAILS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE PLEASE CALL BUSINESS TO VERIFY.

Check back often because we are adding new Sanford holiday events almost daily!!! 

Holiday Open House Sip & Shop at Jeanine Taylor Folk Art Gallery

When: Friday, November 9th @ 6pm-9pm

Where: Gallery on First 211 E. 1st street Sanford, FL 32771

What: Let’s get merry! Herald in the holiday season with the premier of Jeanine Taylor Folk Art’s 2018 holiday collection for a Friday evening Sip and Shop event featuring the jazzy musical stylings of Kid Dutch and his band.

Enjoy an evening of good friends, heartwarming drinks, and a live band playing jazz inspired holiday hits while getting the first look at JTFA’s unique holiday gifts. You’ll be sure to find something for everyone on your list

2018 Holiday Collections:

We will be welcoming fresh additions to the popular Eric & Eloise Scandinavian line of home décor and ornaments.

More modern trappings include a gleaming rose gold tree of ornaments with a natural flair.

If you’re searching for a more classic take on winter, JTFA will be introducing our Songbirds in the Arbor collection featuring fanciful cardinals and a little mistletoe.

For those looking for a throwback this holiday season – look no further! Check out our showcase of paint by numbers seasonal accoutrement.

Old favorites that keep us coming back for more this holiday season include the crowd pleasing retro musical TV’s and hand painted ornaments from Uzbekistan.

Admission: This free event is open to the public from 6-9pm on Friday, Nov. 9th.

Info: (407) 323-2774

Make a Clay Ornament for FREE!

When: November 10th @ 11am-4pm & November 17th @ 11am-7pm

Where: The Albritton Art Gallery 104 East 1st Street

What: Don’t Forget that tomorrow is the first day of free ornament making! It starts at 11am runs until to 4pm at the Albritton Gallery-104 E. 1st St. This event is absolutely kid friendly and did I mention it’s FREE??? Hope to see you all there spreading joy for the season! — atThe Albritton Gallery.

Admission: Free

Info: (407) 878-0258

Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony & Santa’s Arrival

When: November 16th, 5:30pm-8pm

Where: Seminole Towne Center 200 Towne Center Cir

What: Celebrate the season and spread holiday cheer at the KidX annual holiday celebration. Kids can get festive with various crafts and activities, face painting, refreshments and more!

Join us for the KidX Club Santa Arrival Celebration, Friday, November 16 from 5:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. in the mall’s Center Court. KidX Club Members get to mingle with Santa and help Seminole Towne Center light the big Christmas Tree in Center Court. Members will then be able to enjoy cookies and milk (or juice), snow and other special activities and performances.

Santa photos & visits will begin at the conclusion of the event.

Admission: Free

Info:(407) 323-2262

Nights of Wonder Light Up

When: November 16th, 6pm-8pm

Where: Chick-fil-A Sanford 4590 W State Road 46

What: Join us for the Nights of Wonder Light Up. We are kicking off the Christmas season with fun for the whole family!

See us light up the featured and elaborate decorations, meet Santa, and even see real reindeer!

Admission: Free

Info: (407) 878-6385

Holiday Open House Extravaganza

When: November 17th, 6pm-9pm

Where: Gallery on First 211 E 1st St

What: Kick off the holiday season with Gallery on First’s Holiday Open House Extravaganza! The gallery will be buzzing with artists, collectors, and holiday cheer.

This free event kicks off at 6pm! Arrive at the gallery early to get the first glimpse of new artwork from the 12 different studio artists.

Enjoy delicious complimentary holiday spirits and seasonal snacks.

Admission: Free

Info:(407) 323-2774

CLAWS AND PAWS PET PHOTO NIGHT

When: November 18th, 6pm-8pm

Where: Seminole Towne Center 200 Towne Center Cir

What: What could be more memorable than a photo of Santa with your favorite family member, Fido or Fluffy? Seminole Towne Center invites all pet lovers out for a special photo opportunity on Sunday, November 18. Get your pet’s photo taken with Santa from 6 pm.- 8 p.m. at the Santa set located in the mall’s Center Court.

Photo prices will vary depending on selected print and pets will receive a special treat after each visit. Pets may enter through the Food Court entrance or Dock #6, near Burlington. Traditional pets only please.

Admission: Free to attend

Info:(407) 323-2262

Brewdolph’s Holiday Bar Pop-Up at The Original Celery City Craft

When: November 29th & 30th – December 6th & 7th

Where: Celery City Craft 114 S Palmetto Ave.

What: Come enjoy Brewdolph’s Holiday Bar Pop-Up at The Original Celery City Craft on SELECT DATES!

We’ll have some great holiday beers and cocktails in a winter wonderland designed by our friends at A. Clore Interiors.

BACKGROUND STORY

Brewdolph the “other red-nosed reindeer”, Rudolph’s long lost step-brother is opening up a Pop-Up Holiday Bar at the original Celery City Craft in Historic Downtown Sanford to open on November 24th for the Small Business Saturday activities!

Enjoy holiday music, winter beers, Christmas-themed drinks, bartender elves all in a beautiful winter wonderland designed by A.Clore Interiors.

On their grand opening they will be offering a special concoction made by the one and only Blitzen called Cousin Blitzen’s Cranked Egg Nog. It will be FREE for those that show a receipt of purchase from a participating retailer from the #Sanfording Shop Small Campaign!

Few know that Blitzen is actually Brewdolph’s first cousin (on their mother’s side) and go way back when they and Donner would drink egg nog all night before the Friday Night Reindeer Games way back in their high school days!

Brewdolph also has a bright red nose but was kicked off the team Freshman year for “drinking too much” until his step-brother (on his father’s side) Rudolph somehow got the job to lead them that night. Before that he was Brewdolph’s punk little step-brother reindeer that cried for everything and everyone made fun of!

Anyways (eye-roll) … come enjoy this unique holiday bar pop-up right in the heart of Historic Downtown Sanford now thru the end of 2018!

Admission: FREE for those that show a receipt of purchase from a participating retailer from the #Sanfording Shop Small Campaign!

Info: 407-915-5541

Holiday Trunk Show with Melissa Menzer & Darlene Allen

When: November 30th @ 2pm-6pm & December 1st @ 10am-4pm

Where: Jeanine Taylor Folk Art, 211 E 1st St.

What: Jeanine Taylor Folk Art welcomes the return of Melissa Menzer and Darlene Allen for a festive two day pop up show!

Melissa Menzer is at it again! You’ll feel an undeniable sense of holly jolly cheer as you meet the cherry cheeked Santas and grinning reindeer made of yarn spools. Melissa’s work resides at the intersection of whimsy, humor, style, and craft where all misfits and unique characters are welcome!
Darlene Allen’s mohair bears and woodland creatures evoke a sense of warmth and whimsy. Darlene’s official title as Master Bearmaker lends a hint to the style and caliber of her plush creations.

Admission: This is a free event.

Info: 407-323-2774

CHRISTMAS IN THE SQUARE

When: November 30th, 6pm-8pm

Where: Magnolia Square, Downtown Sanford

What: Come out and join us as we begin our holiday festivities with our annual tree lighting. Enjoy live entertainment, face painters, balloon artists and a visit from Santa! It’s fun for the whole family!

Admission: Free Admission

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The Elf’n Christmas Tree Show

When: Saturday, December 1st @ 10am-8pm

Where: Magnolia Square, Downtown Sanford

What: The Elf’n Christmas Tree Show The Historic Sanford Welcome Center is looking to add more holiday cheer to our building for all of the folks that come in during the holidays. So, in conjunction with the Sanford Art Walk, we are sponsoring two different festive contests. First is a Christmas Tree decorating contest. With this you can bring in and decorate a tree just for fun or to bring attention to your business, cause or charity. The trees will be voted on by the attendees of the December 15th Sanford Art Walk and a $50 prize for best tree will be awarded. We are also sponsoring an Elf on a Shelf contest. Come check out the Welcome Center space and decide where your elf might lurk to keep an eye on all the kids. The elves will also be voted on by the attendees of the December 15th Sanford Art Walk and a $25 prize for most creative elf will be awarded. We need both trees and elves to be in place by November 30th and they can be taken down between December 26 and January 6. If you are interested, please contact the Welcome Center for further details.

Admission: Free Admission

Info: 407-302-2586

Phantasmagoria’s “Victorian Christmas Celebration”

When:

December 1st @ 6:00pm – 7:30pm & 8:00 pm – 9:30pm
December 2nd @ 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Where: Higgins House Victorian Bed and Breakfast – 420 S Oak Ave, Sanford, FL 32771

What: Phantasmagoria is proud to present their “Victorian Christmas Celebration” at the Higgins House Bed and Breakfast

Celebrate the holidays early on December 1st and 2nd, as Phantasmagoria joins with the gorgeous Higgins House Victorian Bed and Breakfast for an old fashioned “Victorian Christmas Celebration”
Relish in holiday splendor with music, Holiday Stories and Poetry, Dance, Music, Fire Performance and MORE while enjoying Victorian treats and delights along with Victorian drinks to warm a chilled heart.
(Suggested age 9 and up but good for all ages)
Make it a full day of CHRISTMAS as December 1st is also the 30th annual Sanford Holiday Tour of Homes! Visit Higgins for our celebration either before or after your tour!

Admission:

TICKETS: Preorder Online $20.00 General / $30.00 VIP (includes drink tickets for alcoholic beverages, souvenir and Photo Op with the cast)
Walk Up: $25.00 General / $35.00 VIP
(407) 324-9238
Tickets Online at: www.higginshouse.tix.com

Info: Click Here for Event Facebook Page! 

30th Annual Holiday Tour of Homes

When: Saturday, December 1st @ 3pm-9pm

Where: Historic Downtown Sanford

What:

The holidays are fast approaching, and the Sanford Historic Trust is celebrating the thirtieth anniversary of its annual Holiday Tour of Homes. In honor of this milestone, the Tour of Homes Committee plans to feature several homes that have been on the tour in the past while also adding a few new homes to the lineup. This year’s tour will pay tribute to the pioneers who came to Sanford decades ago and began restoring the city’s historic homes and reinvigorating the community.
Join us as we showcase Sanford’s historic charm this holiday season. The self-guided walking tour, which serves as one of the first events on the area’s annual holiday calendar, features a mix of local businesses and private homes along Oak Avenue and Park Avenue that are decorated for the holiday season. Some residences will showcase their interiors while others will offer live entertainment and light refreshments from their front porches or backyard gardens.
These beautiful homes are sure to inspire your holiday decor and get you into a festive mood. While walking from house to house, you will be reminded of celebrations of years past, as holiday music, performed by local musicians, fills the streets of Historic Sanford. As the sun sets, luminaries will guide you along as you sip hot cocoa or apple cider. But this tour is not only about celebrating the past. In addition to visiting several historic neighborhood homes, you will have the opportunity to visit new, hip downtown businesses and make memories at several photo stops along the way.
Check our Sanford Holiday Tour of Homes Facebook page for Tour updates.
You can start the tour at any tour stop, but must check in first to get wrist bands and a tour guidebook at one of the following locations:
Downtown: Historic Sanford Welcome Center
230 E. 1st Street, Sanford, FL 32771
Neighborhood: All Souls Catholic Church
800 S. Oak Avenue, Sanford FL 32771
Online tickets can be purchase through the link below.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sanford-historic-trust-holiday-tour-of-homes-tickets-51303950497
General Information:
Ticket Cost is $30 per person.
This event is a fundraiser for the Sanford Historic Trust.
Well-supervised children are allowed at the full ticket price. Children under 1 are free.
No strollers allowed in the homes.
No high heels (best advice is to wear comfy walking shoes anyway!)
No pets
No refunds – this is a rain or shine event!

Admission: $30

Info: Click Here for Event Facebook Page

SENSITIVE SANTA 2018

When: December 2nd-9th @ 9am-11am

Where: Seminole Towne Center Mall Where: Center Court near the Santa set

What: Sensitive Santa is returning to Seminole Towne Center!

December 2nd and December 9th, Sensitive Santa will be returning to Seminole Towne Center team to spread some holiday cheer!

Admission: Price: Free to visit – Photo package prices vary

Info: Additional Information: Visit Site

 

Sanford Jazz Ensemble-Christmas Concert

When: December 2nd, 3pm

Where: Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center

What: The Sanford Jazz Ensemble is a volunteer community orchestra made up of a diverse group of excellent musicians, dedicated to the preservation of the Big Band Jazz Tradition. The band’s extensive repertoire covers a wide range of material from the classic swing era to the contemporary jazz styles of today.

Admission: $15, Click Here to Purchase your Tickets! 

Info: (407) 321-8111

Sanford Library

DIY Family Snow Globes

When: December 3rd, 6pm-7:30pm

Where: Sanford Library, 150 N Palmetto Ave, Sanford, FL 32771, USA

What: DIY Family Snow Globes: Free. For the whole family. Registration required. Bring your creativity and make a snow

globe with us on Monday, December 3rd from 6:00 – 7:30 PM.

Admission: Free

Info: (407) 665-1620

Nights of Wonder: North Pole Express

When: December 7th, 6pm-8pm

Where: Chick-fil-A Sanford 4590 W State Road 46, Sanford, Florida 32771

What: Take a ride on our magical train to the north pole! Wear your Christmas pajamas and enjoy Chick-n-Minis during dinner!
Join us for our third Nights of Wonder event. Holiday cheer and family fun!

Admission: Free

Info: (407) 878-6385

German Christmas Party

When: December 7th, 7pm-10pm

Where: Luisa’s Cellar, 206 Sanford Ave, Sanford, FL 32771, USA

What: Because there is a multicultural home in the house let’s celebrate a German Christmas! We will offer traditional German music, along with Gluhwein and gingerbread cookies! We will also offer some traditional German food to go along the evening! Bring your Christmas lederhosen and just celebrate German style!

Admission: Free

Info: Click Here for the event Facebook page!

 

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Sleigh: A Christmas Comedy at Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center

When: December 7th, 7:30pm-10:30pm

Where: Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center, 201 Magnolia Ave, Sanford, FL 32771, USA

What: A young couple spends their first Christmas together, tackling all the holiday traditions with two very different expectations. Meanwhile, a pair of shopkeepers re-define “rivalry” as they coax customers away from their competitor. And three determined mail carriers fight the elements, a poorly addressed letter, and even each other to make a delivery. You’ll be laughing your way through the holidays!

Admission: $20/$22/$25

Info: Click Here for the event Facebook page!

(Sanford365 went last year, check out the fun we had…http://bit.ly/2AnYzm1)

Shopping day for little ones

When: December 8th @ 10am-5pm, December 15th & 22nd @ 1pm-3pm

Where: Rustic and Pipe Decor 109 W. 1st Street

What: Shopping day for your little ones…
They can secretly pick out presents for their loved ones while having cookies and juice.
You can relax, have a hot beverage and shop for your friends and family while we help them with their selections.
Gifts begin as low as $3.00 and will be in a gift bag with tag.

Admission: Free to attend.

Info: Click Here for Event Facebook Page!

St. Lucia Festival

When: December 8th @ 1pm-4pm

Where: Museum of Seminole County History 300 Eslinger Way

What: Our yearly tribute to Seminole County’s Swedish heritage, a traditional Christmas procession and tasty dessert-tasting!

Admission: Free and open to the public.

Info: Click Here for Event Facebook Page!

ANNUAL ILLUMINATED CHRISTMAS PARADE

When: December 8th @ 6pm

Where: Historic Downtown Sanford on 1st Street

What: Come out and enjoy the evening as we light up downtown Sanford with our annual illuminated Christmas Parade! It’s fun for the whole family!

Admission: Free

Sunday Movie Nights! Presented by Nation Law Firm and Tuffy’s

When: December 9th, 6pm-9pm

Where: Tuffy’s Bottle Shop & Lounge 200 S Myrtle Ave, Sanford, Florida 32771

What: Pack up your family, friends, picnic baskets, blankets, and lawn chairs. We’re celebrating the holidays with movies in the park!

The lot across the street from Tuffy’s will be transformed into an outdoor movie theater, and we’re going to show some great Christmas movies! We’ll have some delicious holiday beverages and great drink specials. Movies like Elf, Home Alone, Christmas Vacation and more! Love Your Shorts Film Festival will be showing some shorts before the feature to get your indie fix.
Join in on all the fun.
Check back often for updates!
See you 12/9 for week 1 of Movie Night in the Park @ Tuffy’s!
Thanks to The Nation Law Firm!

Admission: Free

Info: Click Here for event Facebook page!

Pictures with Santa!

When: December 12th, 4pm-7pm

Where: Sprint 1633 WP Ball Boulevard, Sanford, United States

What: Sleigh, skip or…Sprint to our store for a free photo with Santa!

Admission: Free

Info:(407) 322-5656

Talent Town’s Winter Show featuring The Nutcracker and The Grinch

When: Thursday, December 13th @ 6:30pm

Where: 519 S. Park Ave.

What: Come join us Thursday, December 13th, for “A Classic Children’s Christmas”. Talent Town’s dancers are excited to present an updated version of “The Nutcracker”. And we will treat you to an adorable presentation of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” performed by our littlest actors, the Superstar Kids….along with plenty of fun for the whole family. Who doesn’t love a Christmas cookie??!?! Everyone has been working hard in preparation for this wonderful evening. (Open to the public.)

Admission: Tickets go on sale November 26th. $5 per person. Children under 2 free.

Info: Click Here for Event Facebook Page!

Christmas Movie Night Under The Stars

When: December 14th, 5pm-6:30pm

Where: 520 Magnolia Ave, Sanford, FL 32771, USA

What: A Charlie Brown Christmas – FREE ADMISSION Friday, December 14th Cookie Decorations – 5pm Movie Starts – 5:30pm *Raffle & Snow after the movie* 520 Magnolia Ave. Sanford, FL CentralSanford.Net/Downtown Bring your fold up chairs and blankets Hot chocolate will be served!

Admission: Free

Info: Click Here for the event Facebook page!

Nights of Wonder: Nutcracker Realms

When: December 14th @ 6pm-8pm

Where: Chick-fil-A 4590 W. State Road 46

What: Toy soldier and lighted fairy stilt-walkers will bring the magic of the Christmas season. In addition, we will feature a nutcracker theme, a Millennium Middle School puppet show, and a special appearance by the Sugar Plum Fairy.

 

Admission: Free

Info: Click here for the event Facebook page! 

Holiday Lighted Bike Ride! 2018

When: December 15th @ 6:30pm-9:30pm

Where: Meet at the corner of 6th and Myrtle Avenue. For GPS reference use 301 West 7th Street, which is Venue 1902 Preservation Hall.

What: Christmas is upon us once again and you know what that means….lights! So get some lights on your bikes and meet us on December 14th at Touhy Park, we will start riding at 6:30.

You can get really cool and easy install lights at Pedal Driven at 210 North Park Ave. And, breaking news, Matt Steward at Pedal Driven will take over coordinating the ride next year!

Come have some fun!

Admission: Free!

Info: Click Here for Event Facebook Page

WHOVILLE COMES TO SEMINOLE TOWNE CENTER

When: Saturday, December 15th @ 11am-1:30pm

Where: Seminole Towne Center, 200 Towne Center Cir, Sanford, FL 32771, USA

What: Whoooo’s ready for an exciting opportunity to meet the one and only Grinch?

Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 15th from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. as the Mayor of Whoville, Cindy Lu Who, other Whoville characters and of course THE GRINCH make a special appearance at Seminole Towne Center for an exclusive event!
You don’t want to miss this event!

Admission: Free!

Info:(407) 323-2262

Sanford Library

TLC: Ugly Sweater Party – Free. For middle & high school students

When: Saturday, December 15th @ 2pm-3:30pm

Where: Sanford Library, 150 N Palmetto Ave, Sanford, FL 32771, USA

What: No registration required. Join us Saturday, for the teen Ugly Sweater Party! You bring the sweater, we bring the ugly.

Admission: Free!

Info: (407) 665-1620

 

2nd Annual Sanford Jingle Jam

When: December 15th @ 4-10pm

Where: Historic Downtown Sanford

What: Wayne Densch Inc. Presents – JINGLE JAM 2018 in Historic Downtown Sanford FL on December 15th from 4-10pm.

Come Celebrate the holidays with us at this FREE to the Public Holiday Event covering several streets in Historic Downtown Sanford (The Famous L – Celery City to West End and up Sanford Ave)!

Festivities include LIVE MUSIC on 3 Stages, Holiday Vendors, Carnival Games, A Magic Show, Pictures with Santa, 15+ Gourmet Food Trucks, LIVE Wrestling Acts & much more!

This is a Family and Pet-friendly event! Honeypot will be performing, along with plenty of others. Full music and entertainment Lineup TBA!

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS: AutoNation of Sanford: Acura, Ford, Honda, and Mercedes! The proceeds raised from carnival games, sponsorships and vendor station fees are going to benefit multiple Local Seminole County charities selected by the Ladies 327 Supper Club!

For VENDOR INFO please contact kim@ladies327.org

Admission: Free

Info: Click Here for Event Facebook Page 

CHRISTMAS MEMORIES: THE MUSIC OF WHITE CHRISTMAS WITH OBB

When: December 16th, 3pm-6pm

Where: Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center 201 S Magnolia Ave  Sanford, FL 32771 United States

 

What: The Big Band presents Christmas memories! The music of White Christmas and more come alive in this tribute to the music of the Holidays! Recreations of the costumes and music from thThe Big Band presents Christmas memories! The music of White Christmas and more come alive in this tribute to the music of the Holidays! Recreations of the costumes and music from the motion picture White Christmas featuring Sisters; White Christmas; Count Your Blessings in addition to holiday favorites! Don’t miss the greatest Big Band in the southland! Great vocals and awesome instrumentals will set the tone for an evening you will never forget!!

Admission: $23-30

Info: Click Here for event Facebook page!

Christmas concert featuring Shirley Wang

When: December 16th, 2pm-5pm

Where: Higgin’s House Bed & Breakfast 420 S Oak Ave, Sanford, Florida 32771

What: The Higgins House is thrilled to present Acclaimed Opera singer Shirley Wang for a very special Christmas concert. Please join us for a lovely afternoon as Shirley sings some of the most beloved Christmas carols and songs!

Admission: $15, Click Here for Tickets!

Info: Click Here for event Facebook page!

Sunday Movie Nights! Presented by Nation Law Firm and Tuffy’s

When: December 16th, 6pm-9pm

Where:  Tuffy’s Bottle Shop & Lounge 200 S Myrtle Ave, Sanford, Florida 32771

What: Pack up your family, friends, picnic baskets, blankets, and lawn chairs. We’re celebrating the holidays with movies in the park!

The lot across the street from Tuffy’s will be transformed into an outdoor movie theater, and we’re going to show some great Christmas movies! We’ll have some delicious holiday beverages and great drink specials. Movies like Elf, Home Alone, Christmas Vacation and more! Love Your Shorts Film Festival will be showing some shorts before the feature to get your indie fix.
Join in on all the fun.
Check back often for updates!
See you 12/9 for week 1 of Movie Night in the Park @ Tuffy’s!
Thanks to The Nation Law Firm!

Admission: Free

Info: Click Here for event Facebook page!

A Christmas Carol Student Production

When: December 19th, 7pm-9pm

Where: Sanford Civic Center 401 E. Seminole Blvd. Sanford

What: St. Thomas More Academy invites you to a student production of A Christmas Carol. Featuring beautiful music, dramatic talent and a hearty dose of holiday cheer. The fundraiser will support the building of a school. Holiday refreshments will be served after the play.

Admission: $10, Tickets may be purchased at the door or through this link: www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/2177556. Just be sure to enter “play tickets” in the memo field.

Info: ritaangele@hotmail.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holiday Cookie Beer Pairing

When: December 20th, 4pm-10pm

Where: Deviant Wolfe Brewing 121 W. 1st Street Sanford, FL 32771

What: Forget about the milk and join us for a beer and holiday cookie pairing on Thursday, December 20th. Flights include four Deviant Wolfe beers paired with four classic holiday cookies. The pairing is based on flavor profiles of both the beer and its matching cookie, so each complement each other for sheer dessert perfection!

Flight List for the Cookie Beer pairing is as follows:
Sourmanjaro- Sour Blonde with Coffee
Fall Harvest- Sweet Potato Seasonal Ale
I Ain’t Afraid of No Roast- Robust Porter
Bestitos de Coco- Coconut and Vanilla Bean Brown Ale
Seats will be limited so get there early. Cheers to good beers!

Admission: Free Admission, Purchase Flight

Info: Click Here for Facebook Event Page!

 

 

 

 

Cookie for Santa Annual Event

When: December 20th, 5:30pm

Where: The Sweet Chalet Shoppe, 209 Bellagio Cir, Sanford, FL 32771, USA

What: You are invited to an awesome cookie class for kids with Santa!! $25 per child! Ages 4 and up!

Info: Click here for Event Facebook page!

 

 

Crazy Xmas Sweater Dinner

When: December 20th, 6:30pm-9pm

Where: Ellen’s Wine Room 440 S. Sanford Ave.

What:“Wear your ? Craziest”

Prizes

All Wines 10% off
Menu to be Announced

Info: Click here for Event Facebook page!

Luisa’s Cellar & Higgins House Christmas Wine Dinner

When: December 20th, 7pm-9pm

Where: Luisa’s Cellar 206 Sanford Avenue, Sanford, Florida 32771

What: Celebrate the Holidays in style with this one and only chance. Luisa’s Cellar has teamed up with the beautiful Higgins House to host a wonderful night of good wine, food, classical music and of course great friends.

Weather permitting this event will be held in the gorgeous patio of the Higgins House. We will go through a 3 course dinner along with a reception course perfectly paired with wine.

Higgins House Chef will take care of the menu will Sommelier Mary will guide you through the tasting and pairing process.

This event has limited seating and makes the perfect Christmas gift for couples or those that love to support local.

Menu will be revealed in the next few days.

Make sure to join us for this wonderful and unique event.

Admission: Tickets Price: $75 per person
You will receive a $10 voucher to buy wine at the end of the event.

You can buy tickets at: https://squareup.com/store/luisascellar

Info: Click here for Event Facebook page!

Christmas Dance Bazaar

When: December 20th, 6:30pm-9pm

Where: Sanford Woman’s Club 309 S Oak Ave, Sanford, FL 32771

What: Come celebrate our annual Christmas celebration through dance & song! We want you to experience this special event along with some special guest. Will you join us? #JDSOTA

Info: Click here for Event Facebook page!

 

 

Nights of Wonder: Jingle Bell Rock

When: December 21st, 6pm-8pm

Where: Chick-fil-A Sanford 4590 W State Road 46, Sanford, Florida 32771

What: Santa Claus is coming to town! Come by Friday, December 21st from 6-8 pm and jam out to some Christmas music with Santa, the St. Andrews Bell Choir, DJ, Santa Cow and more! #eatchikinandbemerry

Photos with Santa provided by: Chestnut Artistry & Design, LLC

Info: Click here for Event Facebook page!

Nights of Wonder: Jingle Bell Rock

When: December 22nd, 9am-10pm

Where: Downtown Sanford, FL

What:

Remember to SHOP SMALL in Historic Downtown Sanford this Saturday December 22nd and every day before the holidays!

Historic Downtown Sanford is home to over 50 independently-owned and operated small businesses. Shop where it makes a difference in local lives!
SHOP SMALL FOR THE HOLIDAYS IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN SANFORD!
#ShopSmall #SupportLocal #HistoricDowntownSanford #Sanfording
The movement that supports small businesses every day and everywhere! You’re shopping small every time you pick up a latte at the corner coffee shop, grab lunch at a local café, buy a new bag at the neighborhood boutique, or catch a show at the town theater. You’re supporting the small businesses that make your community vibrant and unique!
Now more than ever it is important that we truly support our local shops and retailers. Please consider liking the pages of these participating retailers who have come together on this campaign and consider them for your holiday season purchases.
The Rosie Lee Co.
Antidote Apothecary & Spa
Palate Coffee Brewery
Maya Books and Music
Magpies Modern General
The Albritton Gallery
Wondermade
Hollerbach’s Outfitters
Jeanine Taylor Folk Art
Jemhil’s
Rustic and Pipe Decor
Triple Goddess Treasures
Pedal Driven Co.
Board & Brush Sanford
The Cute Boutique
A.Clore Interiors
Ria’s Decor & More
Luisa’s Cellar
West End Trading Co. SPECIAL OFFER!
Show your receipt of purchase from any participating retailer and get a free Sunshine State Bomb shot!

Info: Click here for Event Facebook page!

Phantasmagoria’s A Christmas Carol

When: December 22nd @ 2pm & 7:30pm

Where: Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center 201-203 South Magnolia Avenue

What: Celebrate the 2018 Holiday Season as Phantasmagoria returns with its own unique adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic holiday tale “A Christmas Carol, A Ghost Story of Christmas” This critically acclaimed Victorian Performance Troupe will bring its signature tapestry of movement, dance, puppetry, projections, music and storytelling to the stage of the Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center as one of the most famous Ghost Stories of all times comes alive! A true tale of the Past, Present and Future – with the glory of redemption! Dickens’ wonderful tableau will come to life with Phantasmagoria’s own unique aesthetic and performance style in a brand new adaptation of the classic work. Last year’s performances sold fast so get your tickets now! A show good for all ages!

Admission: $20/$22/$25

Info: Click Here for Event Facebook Page

Puerto Rican Christmas Night

When: December 22nd, 6pm-10pm

Where: Luisa’s Cellar 206 Sanford Avenue, Sanford, Florida 32771

What: This is not a drill! This is Mary’s turn! As you know Christmas in Puerto Rico are EPIC and we are ready to bring them to you! We will be featuring Christmas Puerto Rican food provided by Bocadillos Cafe (Winter Springs) while Mary will be offering her popular home made Coquito! Traditional Christmas Puerto Rican music and above all… much love and good times all night long. We encourage reservations as this will be a busy night! Bring your family and enjoy the fun! Feliz Navidad!!!

Info: Click here for Event Facebook page!

Sunday Movie Nights! Presented by Nation Law Firm and Tuffy’s

When: December 23rd, 6pm-9pm

Where:  Tuffy’s Bottle Shop & Lounge 200 S Myrtle Ave, Sanford, Florida 32771

What: Pack up your family, friends, picnic baskets, blankets, and lawn chairs. We’re celebrating the holidays with movies in the park!

The lot across the street from Tuffy’s will be transformed into an outdoor movie theater, and we’re going to show some great Christmas movies! We’ll have some delicious holiday beverages and great drink specials. Movies like Elf, Home Alone, Christmas Vacation and more! Love Your Shorts Film Festival will be showing some shorts before the feature to get your indie fix.
Join in on all the fun.
Check back often for updates!
See you 12/9 for week 1 of Movie Night in the Park @ Tuffy’s!
Thanks to The Nation Law Firm!

Admission: Free

Info: Click Here for event Facebook page!

The Christmas Story Production and Candlelight Service

When: December 23rd, 9am-10:30am & December 24th 5pm-6:30pm

Where:  City Church 1711 S Orange Blvd, Sanford, Florida 32771

What: Join us this Christmas Eve and experience the story of Christmas.

RSVP your seat TODAY! This event is FREE.

Every child that attends gets a free gift so make sure to RSVP at citychurchfl.org/christmas.

Admission: Free

Info: Click Here for event Facebook page!


Here’s your guide to all of this seasons Christmas movies… https://christmastvschedule.com/

About The Author

Claudia

Hi, my name is Claudia! I live, work and play in Sanford, FL. To top it all off, I am also totally in love with Sanford! My husband Jose and I are Realtors in Sanford, FL and help people realize their dreams of home ownership. We have two sons, Nicolas (2011) and Lukas (2013). I am originally from Germany, moved here in 2004. In 2008 I started Sanford365.com. I love everything that says creativity. Design is my passion, no matter if Graphic, Web or Fashion Design - and I am also into photography :) I'm also very social and love to hang out with my family and friends, be it for a kids play date or a fun night out ;)

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