Holiday time Central Florida is very special. The cities of Maitland, Winter Park and Eatonville all adorn their streets with decorations, lighting and trees. The weather is perfect for strolling around, watching neighborhoods slowly become Winter Wonderland’s. Lightin displays in this area can be quite unique and beautiful!
In Maitland, Holidays at Waterhouse Residence is a great way to get in the spirit of the season. Starting November 29th, this 1884 Victorian beauty will be all decorated and ready for your visit. Imagine what it was like for the Waterhouse family when they had their own holiday celebrations in the 1880’s. And be sure to look for the Waterhouse Mouse. He hides in a different place every year.
On December 5th, the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art in Winter Park starts their celebrating by offering a special evening out in the park – Tiffany in the Park. From music, to food, and even gorgeous Tiffany windows in the park, this is truly a special night.
In Winter Park, December 7th is the date for their annual holiday parade. Come see it all, and then stick around to meander the lovely Park Avenue area. Many shops and restaurants await you!
Then come back to Maitland in time for Season of Light, also on December 7th. Santa travels around the city on a firetruck, and arrives at Lake Lily Park in time to kick off this celebration. There will even be food and fireworks this year!
And of course, Thurston House will be decorated too for Holiday Time Central Florida, starting right after Thanksgiving. Enjoy the holiday decorations that we have lovingly collected over our lifetimes. From antqiue Santa’s to holiday linens, all will be sure to please your holiday senses. Come stay with us and imagine the Thurston family here for their celebrations in the 1880’s…truly a special time!