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15 Unique Advent Calendars

It's almost the holiday season, and what better way to countdown to Old Saint Nick's arrival than with one of these unique advent calendars. From the whimsical to the wild, we bet there are a few calendars on this list you've never seen!

Twelve Days of Holiday Gifts: An Orlando Guide

On the first day of… Okay, okay, we won’t sing the whole song, but we will give you 12 ways to shop this season. No matter who is on your list, our gift guide has all of your bases covered—with yummy food items, lush plants, the latest in tech, holiday fashions, spa finds and more. The only thing missing is an actual partridge.

Score Big At Orlando Premium Outlets This Fall

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The Pet Guide: Orlando Magazine’s Cover Pet Contest

Thank you, Central Florida, for entering our contest! The competition was “ruff,’’ but Diego was chosen by the editors as top pet. Read his profile, including details on his encounter with Aibo, Sony’s robot companion. And check out our gallery of all entrants as well!

Living Well 2019

Here, you’ll find pertinent health information and professional opinions from the area’s finest medical experts in our exclusive Q&A’s.

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Nov
22
Fri
Annual Plein Air Paint Out and Exhibit @ Mount Dora Center for the Arts
Nov 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Annual Plein Air Paint Out and Exhibit @ Mount Dora Center for the Arts | Mount Dora | Florida | United States

Plein Air” is French for painting out-of-doors. For one week in November MDCA hosts a plein air paint out which brings artists from all over the area to Mount Dora to paint the scenic lakefront and quaint cottages. The work from the Paint Out is exhibited and awards are given for the top three works. Opening reception: November 8th, 2019 6-8 PM.

New exhibition at the Modernism Museum– Space Oddities: The Sequel @ Modernism Museum Mount Dora
Nov 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
New exhibition at the Modernism Museum-- Space Oddities: The Sequel @ Modernism Museum Mount Dora | Mount Dora | Florida | United States

The Modernism Museum Mount Dora is pleased to announce its new exhibition, Space Oddities: The Sequel. The exhibition opens on Tuesday, July 9th and will run until mid-2020.

Space Oddities: The Sequel expands upon the Modernism Museum’s exhibition of mind-bending Post-Modern designs created by the radical 1980s design collective known as Memphis. This exhibit features hundreds of new Memphis design objects never-before displayed at the Modernism Museum. It also features many items from the remarkable 2016 Sotheby’s auction of David Bowie’s personal Memphis collection, which was assembled over decades of careful consideration. One of the most famous and prolific Memphis collectors, Space Oddities: The Sequel includes many important pieces personally owned by David Bowie, the legendary pop icon, artist, author, actor and astute art collector.

A members-only opening reception will be held on Wednesday, July 10th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM in the Modernism Museum gallery. This event is only open to 3MD Members; however, memberships will be available for purchase at the event. Individual-level Memberships start at $40 and several levels are available. Please visit modernismmuseum.org/memberships or call (352) 385-0034 for more information on becoming a 3MD Member and to find the membership level that is right for you.

General museum admission is $8 for adults; $7 for seniors (55+), educators and students; and $5 for children (ages 4-17). Mount Dora residents and military/ service personnel receive a 50% discount on admission. Modernism Museum Members of all levels enjoy free, unlimited general admission.

Sponsor: Modernism Museum Mount Dora

CFCArts presents A Christmas Story @ CFCArts Black Box Theatre
Nov 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
CFCArts presents A Christmas Story @ CFCArts Black Box Theatre | Orlando | Florida | United States

Experience this beloved family favorite as it is brought to life on stage, in the 1940’s fictional town of Hohman, Indiana. This musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the most coveted of Christmas gifts – an official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. This family classic about a boy scheming to acquire his treasured BB gun is sure to entertain audiences of all ages.

The show starts on November 22 and runs until December 15. On Discount Night, tickets are $15 for all seats! For more information visit our website at https://cfcarts.com/a-christmas-story/

Sponsor: Central Florida Community Arts

Nov
23
Sat
43rd annual Longwood Arts and Crafts Festival @ Downtown Historic Longwood
Nov 23 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
43rd annual Longwood Arts and Crafts Festival @ Downtown Historic Longwood | Longwood | Florida | United States

The 43rd annual Longwood Arts and Craft Festival will feature 200 artists and hand craft exhibitors selling unique items, fine jewelry and seasonal decor just in time for you to get a jump on the holiday shopping season.

There will be ample parking, great festival food, beer, wine tasting, music and a free kid zone. Hours are Sat 9am to 5pm and Sun 9am to 4pm.

www.LongwoodFestival.com

Contact: Janet Gamache 352-217-8390

Annual Plein Air Paint Out and Exhibit @ Mount Dora Center for the Arts
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Annual Plein Air Paint Out and Exhibit @ Mount Dora Center for the Arts | Mount Dora | Florida | United States

Plein Air” is French for painting out-of-doors. For one week in November MDCA hosts a plein air paint out which brings artists from all over the area to Mount Dora to paint the scenic lakefront and quaint cottages. The work from the Paint Out is exhibited and awards are given for the top three works. Opening reception: November 8th, 2019 6-8 PM.


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Guides & Resources

Twelve Days of Holiday Gifts: An Orlando Guide

On the first day of… Okay, okay, we won’t sing the whole song, but we will give you 12 ways to shop this season. No matter who is on your list, our gift guide has all of your bases covered—with yummy food items, lush plants, the latest in tech, holiday fashions, spa finds and more. The only thing missing is an actual partridge.

2019 Premier Veterinarians

The 2019 Central Florida List is OUT! Each year Orlando Magazine publishes the Premier Veterinarians List. Take a look at the full list now.

Retirement Living 2019

This feature highlights several great retirement communities that Central Florida has to offer.

Great Getaways

Fall is finally on its way and now is the perfect time to plan your getaway. Check out some of these great deals and special destinations just a short drive from Orlando. Call or click and get packing for fall fun in the Florida sun.