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Events and Things to Do in Sanford 

Today is the day!! Light up Sanford starts, and if that (paired with cooler temperatures) won't get you into the holiday spirit, then we don't know what will! Besides, this is THE perfect socially distant event for young and old, so walk, hop on your bike, or rent a golf cart and cruise through the district!!   
Sanford offers lots of options for safe holiday fun so please also make sure to check out our ever growing annual Holiday Guide below to see what's happening! 

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December 11th-20th:
"Light Up Sanford" (Holiday Tour of Homes COVID-19 Edition)

We are excited to present “Light Up Sanford” in lieu of the traditional Sanford Holiday Tour of Homes. The Sanford Historic Trust has proudly partnered with The City of Sanford to bring neighbors and neighborhoods together in a fun, Covid friendly, socially distanced holiday tradition. Residents of Sanford will decorate the exterior of their homes for a chance to win a $500 prize! Hop in your car, jump on a bike, grab the golf cart, or stroll the neighborhoods for this self-guided tour. We can't wait to see our community back in action and Sanfording safely! Click here for more info.

Click here for Map of Homes

Rent a Golf Cart and See the Lights!!
How about cruising through the district on a rented golf cart while admiring all the fabulous homes? There are over 50 homes participating so plenty to see ;) 

Click here to rent your golf cart!

December 12th: Santa at the Zoo

It’s the most wonderfully wild time of the year! Visit the Zoo, and safely see Santa too! Activities include:

Socially distanced Photo Op with Santa:
Wayne M. Densch Discovery Center
10 AM - 12 PM & 12:30 PM - 2 PM
*Masks are required for all aged 3 and up

Letter to Santa:
Bring your Christmas list and drop it in Santa’s mailbox!

Candy Cane Hunt:
Guests can stop by the Discovery Center and grab a “Candy Cane Hunt” card that includes clues on where to find the candy canes throughout the Zoo. Guests are given clues to where Candy Canes are hiding. Once all the candy canes have been found, you must unscramble the letters to discover the code word. Show the correct code word for a special treat!

Activities are subject to change. This event is included with your purchase of single-day admission or Zoo annual pass. See you there!

Click here for more info.

December 13th: Russian Ballet Orlando presents The Nutcracker

Join the talented dancers of Russian Ballet as they present the classic story of The Nutcracker in collaboration with Orlando Children’s Choir. Clara, Drosselmeyer, and the Mouse King come to life in this holiday favorite. Spectacular dancing, singing and beautiful costumes will transport you to the Land of the Sweets and bring this holiday classic to life. Set to the rich, melodic score by Pyotr Tchaikowsky, this traditional ballet will bring life and warmth to your holiday season.  

Click here for more info.
How DELICIOUS do these Hot Cocoa Bombs look from Smitty Snack Shop!!

Order yours TODAY, (407) 732-4814!! 

December 13th: Disney's Frozen High Tea & Champagne Party

Do you want to build a snowman?!
We are all super fans of Frozen and what better way to celebrate Christmas with your little ones (or just your friends... trust me... we would!) with a grand Royal High Tea & Champagne Party!
We will be decorating for the occasion accordingly and we encourage everyone to bring their best Frozen costume! We will be taking pictures and having a great time.

Click here for more info.

December 13th & 20th: Sanford Mini Indie

Dates: 12/13 | 12/20
We are so excited to announce the Sanford Mini Indie series which will be held in the Courtyard and newly renovated Event Space of Tuffy's Bottle Shop. We will be hosting weekly events with 25 rotating Vendors. We will begin the last Sunday in November and run through Christmas. We are not accepting new Vendors at this time. We will be following the CDC guidelines which are already being implementing at Tuffy's. We can't wait to see you all!

Click here for more info.
(Please remember to verify with businesses as things are changing rapidly!)

Friday, December 11th
  1. Friday Yoga Schedules
  2. Friday Live Music in Sanford 
  3. “Light Up Sanford” (Holiday Tour of Homes COVID-19 Edition) 
  4. Light Up Sanford Holiday Tour of Drinks 
  5. Goldsboro Farmers Market 
  6. Brews & Rescues | Charity Event w/ Pet Rescue by Judy 
  7. Sanford Ghost Tours 
  8. Friday Light Frenzy at Altitude Trampoline Park 
  9. Holiday Festivities in Downtown Sanford 
  10. GHOSTLIGHT, a Christmas Tale 
  11. 5th Annual X-Mas Rager w/ Chuck Magid Band 
Saturday, December 12th
  1. Saturday Yoga Schedules
  2. Saturday Live Music in Sanford, FL 
  3. “Light Up Sanford” (Holiday Tour of Homes COVID-19 Edition) 
  4. Saturday Morning Soldiers SHRED 
  5. Sanford’s Marketplace on Magnolia 
  6. Santa at the Zoo 
  7. Light Up Sanford Holiday Tour of Drinks 
  8. Tastings & Tours w/Complimentary Cocktails at Loggerhead Distillery 
  9. Sanford Ghost Tours 
  10. Teen Night at Altitude Trampoline Park 
  11. Holiday Festivities in Downtown Sanford 
  12. GHOSTLIGHT, a Christmas Tale 
  13. Jazz & Chew at Shantell’s 
Sunday, December 13th
  1. Sunday Yoga Schedules
  2. Sunday Live Music Sanford, FL 
  3. “Light Up Sanford” (Holiday Tour of Homes COVID-19 Edition) 
  4. Sunday Luncheon Cruise 
  5. Sanford Mini Indie Series 
  6. Ladies 327 Christmas Bazaar 
  7. Santa Photos at Seminole Towne Center 
  8. Light Up Sanford Holiday Tour of Drinks 
  9. Sunday Happy Hour Sanford, FL 
  10. GHOSTLIGHT, a Christmas Tale 
  11. Disney’s Frozen High Tea & Champagne Party 
  12. Russian Ballet Orlando presents The Nutcracker 
  13. Charity Toy Drive & Gathering at The Park Dive Bar
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December 13th: Ladies 327 Christmas Bazaar

Sip on a delicious local beer or cider while strolling through the courtyard of Celery City while visiting local vendors that will be set up in the courtyard!
Wine and mixed drinks also available or grab a bite to eat as well from Sushi & Seoul.
Get a Jumpstart on your holiday shopping. 

Click here for more info.

December 5th-20th: Holiday Festivities in Downtown Sanford 

From December 5th through December 19th, on Friday and Saturday evenings enjoy strolling street entertainers as they perform throughout downtown Sanford. Happy Holidays from the City of Sanford.  
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December 18th: German Christmas Night Ugly Sweater Party

Join us to celebrate Sascha's home with a good ol German Christmas Night! We will have stollen (German Christmas dessert), Gluhwein and a special German Food Menu prepared by The Empress Table. We encourage reservations for the event.  
Click here for more info.

December 19th: Breakfast With Santa

Come enjoy Breakfast With Santa at Texas Roadhouse - Sanford
$5 for Children | $10 for Adults
Enjoy breakfast, vendor fair(sponsored by Ladies 327), crafts(sponsored by Ladies 327), and pictures with Santa!
Call Ahead Seating: 407-328-1085 

Click here for more info.

December 31st: New Year's Eve at Hollerbach's - Silvester 2020!

Join us for 𝐒𝐢𝐥𝐯𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟎 at the Willow Tree! Our New Year's Eve activities begin at 5 pm and will include:
- Jimmy and Eckhard: Live Traditional German Music 5 pm - 8 pm
- Theos Linsensuppe (homemade Lentil soup - a NYE/New Year's Day tradition in Germany, Italy and elsewhere)
- COUNTDOWN to midnight on German time, with a live TV feed to the midnight festivities in Deutschland! just before 6 p.m.
And - never to be missed on a German New Year's Eve - we will be playing the classic British television comedy sketch "Dinner for One," a beloved tradition on New Year's Eve in Germany since it was first filmed (in English with German subtitles) especially for the German television audience in 1963.

Click here for more info.
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Have a lovely weekend,
❤️, Claudia

👩🏻‍💻Editor & Founder of Sanford365

🏡Realtor at Charles Rutenberg Realty
14+ Years of Experience in Central Florida 

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