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Events and Things to Do in Sanford 

And here we are, the Holiday Season has officially started! Are you planning on watching the Tree Lighting on Magnolia Square virtually this evening? Sanford offers lots of options for safe holiday fun so please check out our ever growing annual Holiday Guide below to see what's happening! 

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FEATURED EVENT: Virtual Christmas in the Square Tree Lighting Event


Please join us online to enjoy the kickoff of the holiday season at at 7 PM on Friday, December 4th for the annual tree lighting ceremony. Then 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 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 1st-31st: Light Up Sanford Holiday Tour of Drinks

The Sanford Holiday Tour of Drinks is back! Starting December 1, join us for the “Light Up Sanford” Holiday Tour of Drinks as 10 of our amazing establishments downtown create a unique holiday cocktail/drink created specifically for this event. $1 from each drink special will be donated back to the Sanford Historic Trust through the entire month of December!

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December 4th: GHOSTLIGHT, a Christmas Tale

It’s 1958, and in New London, Ohio, the 30th Annual Christmas Spectacular is opening tomorrow! At the helm is a fussy director who has lost the true spirit of Christmas, and it looks like “spectacular” will be a long shot. With the help of unexpected visitors from the past, present, and future, one whirlwind evening helps the director, and the whole community, come together for a spectacle this town will never forget!

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December 5th: Orlando Big Band's A Swingtime Christmas

HO HO HO and get ready for the show! The Orlando Big Band is back with Christmas favorites. Join us along with Bing, Rosemary, Cab, Glenn, Artie and Benny for some of the greatest holiday hits of all time. These songs will bring the holidays to life with classic selections from the 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s. Don’t miss this great tribute.  

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December 6th: 3rd Annual Sanford Caddyshack Open

Join us for the 3nd Annual Sanford Caddyshack Open to be held at The Mayfair Country Club to benefit Cops for Christmas brought to you by Celery City Craft, West End Trading Co., and Ladies 327 Supper Club!

This tournament is all about the FUN! Open to anyone (not just golfers). Scramble format, and teams will consist of 6 players (4 golfers and 2 putters/fun havers).

Be sure to dress in your Caddyshack best!!

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Guest Post by Third + Windsor: 
The Hottest Christmas Decorating Trends of 2020: 5 Easy Ways to Incorporate What’s Hot for the Holidays in Your Home while supporting Local Sanford Businesses
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(Please remember to verify with businesses as things are changing rapidly!)

Friday, December 4th
  1. Friday Yoga Schedules
  2. Friday Live Music in Sanford 
  3. Light Up Sanford Holiday Tour of Drinks
  4. Motorcycle Riding Experience
  5. Goldsboro Farmers Market 
  6. Sanford Sailfest Regatta 2020 
  7. Sanford Ghost Tours 
  8. Friday Light Frenzy at Altitude Trampoline Park 
  9. Virtual Christmas in the Square Tree Lighting Event 
  10. GHOSTLIGHT, a Christmas Tale 
Saturday, December 5th
  1. Saturday Yoga Schedules
  2. Saturday Live Music in Sanford, FL 
  3. Saturday Morning Soldiers SHRED 
  4. Sanford’s Marketplace on Magnolia 
  5. Light Up Sanford Holiday Tour of Drinks 
  6. Orlando Big Band’s A Swingtime Christmas 
  7. Saturday Scratch 5-Gamer at Airport Lanes 
  8. Sanford Sailfest Regatta 2020 
  9. Grudge Tugs at The Barn 
  10. Tastings & Tours w/Complimentary Cocktails at Loggerhead Distillery 
  11. Krampusnacht at Hollerbach’s – 5.Dezember 2020 
  12. Kids Night Out!
  13. Sanford Ghost Tours 
  14. Teen Night at Altitude Trampoline Park 
  15. Holiday Festivities in Downtown Sanford 
  16. GHOSTLIGHT, a Christmas Tale 
Sunday, December 6th
  1. Sunday Yoga Schedules 
  2. Sunday Live Music Sanford, FL 
  3. 3rd Annual Sanford Caddyshack Open at Mayfair Country Club 
  4. Sunday Luncheon Cruise 
  5. Sanford Mini Indie Series 
  6. Santa Photos at Seminole Towne Center 
  7. Light Up Sanford Holiday Tour of Drinks 
  8. St, Nicholas Day (Nikolaustag) at Hollerbach’s 
  9. Sunday Happy Hour Sanford, FL 
  10. GHOSTLIGHT, a Christmas Tale 
  11. The Sanford Jazz Ensemble Best of the ’70s and ’80s 
  12. Sanford Sailfest Regatta 2020 

December 5th: Krampusnacht at Hollerbach's - 5.Dezember 2020

𝐊𝐫𝐚𝐦𝐩𝐮𝐬 is returning to Sanford - and there’s nothing you can do about it…
…except come to Hollerbach’s on December 5th and meet the dreaded old horned goat-demon himself in person! Even with so many 𝑢𝑛𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑖𝑔𝑒 children to stuff in his sack and so many people around the world to terrify, Krampus is still finding time to honor us with a visit for the third year in a row.
“Who or what is a Krampus?”...

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December 6th: St. Nicholas Day (Nikolaustag) at Hollerbach's

Have you been 𝙗𝙧𝙖𝙫? Or have you been 𝙪𝙣𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙞𝙜? Der Nikolaus is coming, and he'll know!
𝗦𝘁. 𝗡𝗶𝗰𝗵𝗼𝗹𝗮𝘀 𝗗𝗮𝘆 (𝗡𝗶𝗸𝗼𝗹𝗮𝘂𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗴) is an old German holiday tradition we love bringing to Sanford each year on December 6th! St. Nikolaus himself will be joining us, and Jimmy and Eckhard: Live Traditional German Music will be performing their annual Christmas show, at both 12:00pm and again at 6:00pm. 𝙂𝙡𝙪̈𝙝𝙬𝙚𝙞𝙣 (Christmas in a glass) will be served nice and hot all day. It's the perfect way to get yourself in the Christmas spirit!
This year St Nick will visit each of the tables to give gifts to the children and will be available for pictures in Magnolia Square in front of the Christmas Tree.
Lasst uns froh und munter sein, und uns recht von Herzen freu'n...

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December 6th & More: Sanford Mini Indie

Dates: 12/6 | 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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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. 

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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.  

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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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