Weekend Guide for Hernando County November December 5th-7th

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or visit the community events calendar to get more information.

 

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  • Light up Ridge Manor Christmas Festival 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm featuring activities, food, Christmas carolers, a cakewalk, a DJ, and live performances. Admission is free and Santa Claus will make an appearance as well as Smokey the Bear and Big Frog.
  • Celebration of Lights in Safety Town from dusk – 11:00 pm featuring a mile-long winter wonderland filled with dazzling lights and twinkling animated displays as well as Jingle Bell Junction, a village of 14 decorated buildings filled with entertainment for people of all ages as well as holiday treats, unique gifts, and pictures with Santa.
  • A Christmas Carol at the Show Palace Dinner Theater starting at 6:00 pm
  • Open Skate at The Locomo 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm featuring an 11,000 square foot maple floor as well as light up roller skates, regular skates, inline skates, and adjustable skates in a variety of sizes. There is also a full arcade for all ages including a unique redemption where guests can redeem their tickets.Screen Shot 2014-11-19 at 9.33.41 AM
  • Candy Cane Acres at the Hernando County Fairgrounds 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm featuring a light display and Christmas village. Stop by Mrs. Claus’ kitchen to decorate a cookie, then stop by Santa’s workshop to make a craft, and take a (Florida style) sleigh ride. The event will also feature light displays set to music, games, fresh baked treats and decadent fudge, hot chocolate or hot apple cider, and other indulgences!
  • Santa’s Secret Paradise 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm features more than 17,000 lights, a 23 foot tall castle with princesses, seven trees that dance to the music, an upside down Christmas tree, lots of fiber optics, a train set and a Disney on Ice display, and SNOW. Free and open for the public.
  • Celebration of Poetry & Open Mic 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Pasco-Hernando State College’s North Campus where community members are invited to listen and participate in an open-mic poetry reading. Refreshments will be provided and there will be door prizes too.Screen Shot 2014-12-05 at 3.01.44 PM
  • It’s a Wonderful Life presented by The Live Oak Theatre Company in Brooksville where the audience will be treated as if they are a studio audience in a 1940’s radio show. Doors open at 7 pm. Adult admission is $15 and students 13 and under are $5 with the purchase of an adult ticket. All tickets include coffee/tea and light refreshments.
  • Teen Night at The Locomo 9:00 pm – 12:00 am featuring an 11,000 square foot maple floor as well as light up roller skates, regular skates, inline skates, and adjustable skates in a variety of sizes. There is also a full arcade for all ages including a unique redemption where guests can redeem their tickets.

Saturday:

  • Multi-family Yard Sale 7:00 am – 4:00 pm at 11456 Salters Street in Spring Hill featuring household items, motorcycle items, and more!
  • Bark Island at Pine Island Beach 7:30 am – 9:30 am where dogs are invited to splash, play, and socialize
  • Breakfast with Santa hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill 8:00 am – 11:30 am at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church featuring all you can eat pancakes.12
  • Home Depot Kids Workshop- Holiday Yard Stakes at 9:00 am for children ages 5 – 12. FREE
  • Yard Sale at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park 9:00 am – 3:00 pm with 30-50 vendors. Registration fees benefit improvements to the park.
  • Holiday in the Gardens 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Nature Coast Botanical Gardens
  • 12th Annual Big Cat Christmas 10:00 am – 2:00 pm at Wildlife Survival Sanctuary where visitors get up close ad personal with a variety of wildlife. All children attending will receive a FREE Christmas present!
  • 1st Annual Spirit of the Holidays Festival: Taste In Ridge Manor 11:00 am – 5:00 pm featuring local restaurants selling one to two items from their everyday menus and marketing their dining experience to Hernando County residents. The Florida Cracker Cowboys Blue Grass Band will be providing live music and a car show will be onsite. Family-friendly games will also be on-going throughout the day as well as face painting, pony rides, a petting zoo, bounce house, sand art and Santa bag races.
  • Open Skate at The Locomo 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm featuring an 11,000 square foot maple floor as well as light up roller skates, regular skates, inline skates, and adjustable skates in a variety of sizes. There is also a full arcade for all ages including a unique redemption where guests can redeem their tickets.
  • Christmas on the Florida Frontier 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Dade Battlefield Historic State Park where visitors can step back in time to a simpler time of celebrating Christmas on the Florida Frontier, making and playing with home-made toys, creating corn husk dolls, soap carving, learning the art of punch tin crafts, dipping candles, listening to old-time music, square dancing, singing carols, decorating a Christmas tree, making Christmas crafts, and visiting a far from home soldier’s encampment. Participants will get to sample holiday frontier treats and buy refreshments from vendors. $5/vehicle up to 8 people.nice-christmas-carol-wallpapers-1024x768
  • A Christmas Carol at the Show Palace Dinner Theater starting at 6:00 pm
  • Celebration of Lights in Safety Town from dusk – 11:00 pm featuring a mile-long winter wonderland filled with dazzling lights and twinkling animated displays as well as Jingle Bell Junction, a village of 14 decorated buildings filled with entertainment for people of all ages as well as holiday treats, unique gifts, and pictures with Santa.
  • Candy Cane Acres at the Hernando County Fairgrounds 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm featuring a light display and Christmas village. Stop by Mrs. Claus’ kitchen to decorate a cookie, then stop by Santa’s workshop to make a craft, and take a (Florida style) sleigh ride. The event will also feature light displays set to music, games, fresh baked treats and decadent fudge, hot chocolate or hot apple cider, and other indulgences!
  • Santa’s Secret Paradise 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm features more than 17,000 lights, a 23 foot tall castle with princesses, seven trees that dance to the music, an upside down Christmas tree, lots of fiber optics, a train set and a Disney on Ice display, and SNOW. Free and open for the public.Screen Shot 2014-12-05 at 3.01.44 PM
  • Open Skate at The Locomo 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm featuring an 11,000 square foot maple floor as well as light up roller skates, regular skates, inline skates, and adjustable skates in a variety of sizes. There is also a full arcade for all ages including a unique redemption where guests can redeem their tickets.
  • It’s a Wonderful Life presented by The Live Oak Theatre Company in Brooksville where the audience will be treated as if they are a studio audience in a 1940’s radio show. Doors open at 7 pm. Adult admission is $15 and students 13 and under are $5 with the purchase of an adult ticket. All tickets include coffee/tea and light refreshments.

Sunday:

  • Ride To Remember in Downtown Brooksville to raise awareness and funds for individuals, caregivers and families needing support through the Alzheimer’??s Family Organization.
  • Open Skate at The Locomo 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm featuring an 11,000 square foot maple floor as well as light up roller skates, regular skates, inline skates, and adjustable skates in a variety of sizes. There is also a full arcade for all ages including a unique redemption where guests can redeem their tickets.
  • A Christmas Carol at the Show Palace Dinner Theater starting at 1:00 pmFestive-Christmas-Concert
  • Free Christmas Concert Presented by The Nature Coast Festival Singers at Grace Presbyterian Church starting at 3:00 pm. Music will include classic Christmas carols, an audience Christmas carol sing-a-long, music by Gwyneth Walker and John Rutter and Handel’s Hallellujah Chorus, as well as a brass and percussion accompaniment from the Dade City Symphony. There will also be several baskets of goodies including Disney park hopper passes, fishing excursions, symphony tickets, gift certificates for dinner, and various other items, given away at the concerts.
  • Celebration of Lights in Safety Town from dusk – 9:00 pm featuring a mile-long winter wonderland filled with dazzling lights and twinkling animated displays as well as Jingle Bell Junction, a village of 14 decorated buildings filled with entertainment for people of all ages as well as holiday treats, unique gifts, and pictures with Santa.
  • Santa’s Secret Paradise 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm features more than 17,000 lights, a 23 foot tall castle with princesses, seven trees that dance to the music, an upside down Christmas tree, lots of fiber optics, a train set and a Disney on Ice display, and SNOW. Free and open for the public.

Special thanks to the Spring Hill Now’s Sponsor of the Month for December:

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