On The Town: December 2015

20 special events happening in the month of December.




SCOTT’S MAZE ADVENTURES
Through Dec. 13
Disappear into a corn maze that covers 6 acres of a family farm. There are also mini mazes, zip lines, hay rides, tours, food vendors and more. Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1-5 p.m.; last admission sold at 3 p.m. 26216 County Road 448A, Mount Dora. 352-383-6900. longandscottfarms.com

PUBLIX PRESENTS EMERIL LAGASSE
Dec. 1
Join Publix supermarkets chefs for a night of cooking and camaraderie with Emeril. There will be Q&As, a cooking demonstration, and a book-signing of Emeril’s latest book. 8 p.m. Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave., Orlando. drphillipscenter.org

POKEMON: SYMPHONIC EVOLUTIONS TOUR
Dec. 4
This video game concert, featuring the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, is a showcase for Pokemon music matched with timed visuals. Bring Pokemon materials to trade, catch or battle. 8 p.m. Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave., Orlando. drphillipscenter.org

THORNTON PARK 2ND THURSDAY ART AND WINE WALK
Dec. 10
Artists display works for sale along the streets and inside local businesses. Free, but a $10 wristband (available at Olde Town Brokers) gets you a free pour of wine at various locations. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Summerlin Avenue at Washington Street. thorntonparkdistrict.com 

THE VAMPIRE DIARIES OFFICIAL CONVENTION
Dec. 11-13
A weekend of mixing and mingling with guest celebrities from both The Vampire Diaries and The Originals—there will be Q&A sessions and photo opps. Join in the Saturday night celebration with Chase Coleman. Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, 1751 Hotel Plaza Blvd., Lake Buena Vista. creationent.com

CELEBRATE DOGS!
Dec. 12-13
More than 150 breeds compete in the annual Eukanuba Best of Show & American Kennel Club, with events involving agility, obedience, conformation, dock diving and more. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Orange County Convention Center, 9899 International Drive, Orlando. akc.org 

3RD THURSDAY GALLERY HOP & ART WALK
Dec. 17
Visitors converge on Orlando’s Downtown Arts District to celebrate art. 6 p.m. City Arts Factory, 29 S. Orange Ave., Orlando. orlandoslice.com


World of Good

December Fundraisers

12/3-6
TIPOFF CLASSIC INVITATIONAL,
benefits Central Florida charities and provides students with college scholarships. Winter Park High School gymnasium. rotaryoce.org

12/4
CFHLA ENGINEERS HOLIDAY CHARITY GOLF OUTING, benefits the Women’s Residential & Counseling Center, Orlando. Falcon’s Fire Golf Course, Kissimmee. cfhla.org

12/4-6
FESTIVALS OF SPEED ORLANDO, benefits Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. Ritz-Carlton Orlando at Grande Lakes, Orlando. festivals-ofspeed.com

12/5
OUC HALF MARATHON & TRACK SHACK 5K, benefits Track Shack and Florida Citrus foundations. Lake Eola, Orlando. trackshack.com

LEADERSHIP WINTER PARK PANCAKE BREAKFAST, benefits local elementary schools. Central Park Main Stage, Winter Park. winterpark.org

SANTA SHUFFLE 5K, benefits the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree holiday gift program in Lake and Sumter counties. 201 E. Main St., Tavares. santashuffle5krun.com

12/10
OMYF OPEN, benefits the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation. Villas of Grand Cypress Golf Resort, Orlando. nba.com/magic/2015omyfopen

12/12
JINGLE BELL RUN/WALK, benefits the Arthritis Foundation. Lake Baldwin, Baldwin Park, Orlando. 407-208-1766. arthritis.org

VANESSA WELCH REINDEER RUN, benefits Toys For Tots. SeaWorld, Orlando. trackshack.com

HOLIDAY BICYCLE RIDE, benefits New Hope for Kids. South Seminole Middle School, Casselberry. 407-331-3059, ext. 15 newhopeforkids.org

12/12-13
CHARITY WEDDING GOWN SALE,
benefits Brides Against Breast Cancer. Four Points By Sheraton, Orlando Studio City. orlando.eventful.combridesagainstbreastcancer.org

12/19 
SILENT NIGHT? NOT TONIGHT,
benefits the Benji Watson Cancer Foundation. The Abbey, Orlando. bensvoice.org

Coming up…

1/23 
SEASONS 52 PARK AVE. 5K,
benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida, the Joe R. Lee Branch in Eatonville, and the Track Shack Foundation. Central Park Main Stage, Winter Park. trackshack.com

Check out these holiday events happening in December

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