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Christmas Lunch on the Hill

December 12 @ 10:30 am - December 21 @ 1:30 pm

What Christmas items can be found at the Manor? FInd out at this week's luncheon. $15 suggested donation includes your choice of two items (soup, salad, quiche), beverage, and dessert as well as a tour of the Manor Museum. Placemats will provide info on Christmas at Chinsegut HIll.

When Bad Landscapes Happen to Good People

December 13 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 pm

Residents are invited to attend a free class, “When Bad Landscapes Happen to Good People” on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at the Spring Hill Branch Library – 9220 Spring Hill Dr. at 10:30 a. m. The class will be presented by Florida-Friendly Landscaping Program Coordinator, Lilly Browning. Is your yard frustrating you? Does your lawn laugh at your attempts to make it beautiful? In this free class, we will discuss common garden problems and the solutions. Free class. No registration…

Twelve Days of Christmas

December 13 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 5:00pm, repeating until December 22, 2017

Event Type: Arts and Entertainment,Family,Festival,History and Culture,Music,Outdoors Cost: Free; open to the public Contact Name: Ryan Contact Email: [email protected] Contact Phone: 352-540-6409 Link: http://www.brooksvillemainstreet.org Celebrate the Season as Brooksville becomes a Christmas-town. From the official tree lighting on Thursday, December 7th through December 22nd, the workday weeknights will be bustling with holiday music and entertainment and snow! Each weeknight will feature a  performance from 6:00-7:00pm by a local choir, musical group or dance studio to fill your evenings with more…

Wildlife Wednesday Walk

December 13 @ 5:00 pm

Event Type: Family,Outdoors Cost: Free; pre-registration is required Contact Name: Gina Contact Email: [email protected] Contact Phone: 352-754-6722 Link: http://www.MyFWC.com/Chinsegut While the weather is nice why not enjoy the outdoors on a guided walk to look for wildlife. You never know what you might see. Visit areas not often seen by hikers, learn a little history and ecology along the way.  Please dress appropriately for early evening walking and wear sturdy shoes. Bring binoculars if you have them and your camera.

Christmas Carriage Rides

December 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 20, 2017

Event Type: Arts and Entertainment,Family,History and Culture,Outdoors Cost: $5.00 per person Contact Email: [email protected] Contact Phone: 352-540-6409 Link: http://mainstreetbrooksville.org Add a bit of real nostalgia to your holidays with a Carriage Ride in Historic Brooksville. Rides depart every 15 minutes from the Courthouse area.

Christmas Bird Count: Aripeka-Bayport area

December 14 @ 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Event Type: Family,Outdoors,Sports Cost: Free; pre-registration is required Contact Name: Bev Contact Email: [email protected] Contact Phone: 352-686-0460 Link: http://www.hernandoaudubon.org The nation's longest-running citizen science bird project fuels Audubon science throughout the year. Join a team to survey the designated Christmas Bird Count areas, tallying species for Hernando County. The count will document all the birds in a circle extending from Pine Island to Crews Lake. You can also count in your own backyard. The nationwide Bird Count event has become…

Legendary Sirens Perform

December 15 @ 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

Event Type: Arts and Entertainment,Family,Music Cost: Park Admission: Adults, $13.00; Ages 6-10, $8.00; age five and under, free. Contact Phone: 352-592-5656 Link: http://www.weekiwachee.com Two performances: 11:00pm and 1:00pm. The saying, "Once a mermaid, always a mermaid," holds true as The Legendary Sirens perform this weekend! This nostalgic show will take you back to the early years of Weeki Wachee Springs by the ladies who created the magic. 

Friday Night Thunder – Inverness

December 15 @ 5:00 pm - December 16 @ 8:00 am

Spend an evening in downtown Inverness with live music, car cruise-in hosted by Citrus MOPARS and dining and shopping specials every third Friday of the month.

First Friday Make Up Day

December 15 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Due to the Christmas Parade we have rescheduled First Friday festivities for Dec 15th. Come out for a beautiful carriage ride down Church Street to see the lights! Activities and fun throughout downtown Dade City, including Makers and Shakers located in the old Social Security building. Use #FirstFridayDadeCity in your social media posts.

Winter Waterland 2017

December 15 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 30, 2017

Event Type: Arts and Entertainment,Family,Festival,History and Culture,Music,Outdoors Cost: Adults, $6.00; ages 6-12, $4.00; age 5 and under, free Contact Phone: 352-592-5656 Link: http://weekiwachee.com/events The Weeki Wachee Mermaids, Santa and his elves welcome you to an underwater performance you won't forget. Enjoy the performance, light show and special holiday activities and decorations throughout the Park.

Candy Cane Acres

December 15 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 16, 2017

Event Type: Family,Festival,Music,Outdoors Cost: $10.00 per carload, includes 10 free tickets; additional tickets, 50-cents each Contact Name: Sherri Contact Phone: 352-796-4552 Link: http://www.hernandofarigrounds.com Gather your family and friends to enjoy the holiday light display and Christmas Village. Visit Mrs. Claus' kitchen and decorate your own cookie, see the Parade of Trees, stop by Santa's workshop and make a craft to take home, and have fun at the Magical Playland. Cuddle up for an old Florida-style sleigh ride, stop at the…

A Fireside Christmas

December 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until December 16, 2017

One event on December 16, 2017 at 2:30pm

A Live Oak Fireside Christmas is an original production that includes a potpourri of Christmas songs, stories, recollections and more. Tickets are $20, $5 for children 13 and younger. Tickets include coffee, tea and dessert. Call 352-593-0027, email [email protected] or visit www.liveoaktheatre.org

Symphony: Holiday Concert – Sound of the Season

December 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30pm, repeating until December 16, 2017

An event every 2 days that begins at 2:30pm, repeating until December 17, 2017

Event Type: Arts and Entertainment,Family,History and Culture,Music Cost: Adults, $18.00; students K-12, $5.00 Contact Email: [email protected] Contact Phone: 352-515-6993 Link: http://hernandosymphony Make your Holidays sparkle with music as the Hernando Symphony Orchestra opens its 2017-2018 season with Sounds of the Season. The spectacular holiday program will feature guest soloists The Nature Coast Brass performing holiday favorites. The Orchestra will perform renditions including An American Christmas, The Night Before Christmas, Christmas in the Kitchen and more. Attending patrons will delight to…

Ghost Tour

December 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until June 2, 2018

Legend has it that the 160-year old former residence of pioneer Frank Saxon is still inhabited by some of its residents, including three-year old Jessie May Saxon. During the first hour, a guide will tell you about energies in the house and the actual evidence collected over the years. In the second hour you can revisit any area of the house, and conduct your own investigation! Hand-held cameras and recording devices are allowed.

Friday Night Thunder – Inverness

December 16 @ 12:00 am - December 17 @ 8:00 am

Spend an evening in downtown Inverness with live music, car cruise-in hosted by Citrus MOPARS and dining and shopping specials every third Friday of the month.

Brooksville Christmas Bird Count

December 16 @ 7:00 am - 7:00 pm

Event Type: Family,Outdoors,Sports Cost: Free; pre-registration is required Contact Name: Linda Contact Email: [email protected] Contact Phone: 352-428-2629 Link: http://www.hernandoaudubon.org The nation's longest-running citizen science bird project fuels Audubon science throughout the year. The Brooksville Christmas Bird Count counts and documents the quantity and variety of bird species within a 7.5 mile radius from Bystre Lake. Join one of the teams to survey the designated Christmas Bird Count areas, tallying species for Hernando County. You can also count in your own…

Hernando County Farmers Market

December 16 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Vendors offer fresh veggies and fruit, organic and Amish country food, plants, local honey, herbs, soaps, jams, candy, baked goods, jewelry, crafts, and more. Contact Phone: 352-232-4241 Link: http://www.hernandocountyfarmersmarket.webs.com

Legendary Sirens Perform

December 16 @ 11:00 am

Event Type: Arts and Entertainment,Family,Music Cost: Park Admission: Adults, $13.00; Ages 6-10, $8.00; age five and under, free. Contact Email: [email protected] Contact Phone: 352-592-5656 Link: http://www.weekiwachee.com Two performances: 11:00am and 1:00pm. The saying, "Once a mermaid, always a mermaid," holds true as The Legendary Sirens perform this weekend! This nostalgic show will take you back to the early years of Weeki Wachee Springs by the ladies who created the magic

Chalk Finish Paint Workshop

December 16 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Bring your own small wooden item to this beginner's workshop where you'll learn how to transform an old piece into a masterpiece. Your piece must be small enough that you can carry it into the workshop yourself. As a general rule of thumb, your piece should be no larger than the size of a suitcase. The fee for this hands-on workshop is $45 plus the cost of the paint you select.

Children in the Wild: Winter

December 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Event Type: Family,Outdoors Cost: Free; pre-registration is required - for ages 5 to 9 Contact Name: Gina Contact Email: [email protected] Contact Phone: 352-754-6722 Link: http://www.MyFWC.com/Chinsegut Children are invited to Chinsegut to learn about animals in winter weather. The program includes stories, games, crafts and other activities.  Please dress for some outdoor activity.

Elf Movie Night

December 16 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us at SunWest Park on December 16 from 4-7pm for some Christmas festivities! Perfect for the family, it is a great opportunity to get the kids out and about during the holiday season. Santa Claus & Mrs. Claus will bring their big red fire engine for a photo op. Play Bingo-on-the-Beach to win prizes like shirts, amenity tickets, and other seasonal goodies! And bring your lawn chairs, towels, or picnic blankets: we'll finish the night off with the feature…

6th Annual Downton Abbey Christmas Evening

December 16 @ 4:00 pm

Event Type: Arts and Entertainment,Family,History and Culture Cost: Reservation only, $31.95 per person. Carriage rides, $10.00 per person. Contact Name: John Contact Email: [email protected] Contact Phone: 352-593-4111 Link: http://thetiltedteacuptearoom.com/ Tea Seatings: 4:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm, 7:00pm. Carriage Rides: 5:30-8:30pm, every 15 minutes. The show may be finished, but Downton Abbey lives on in Florida's Adventure Coast. Be a part of English Royalty during this evening experience as Lady Grantham will learn there is never a dull moment on a weekend in…

Winter Waterland 2017

December 16 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Event Type: Arts and Entertainment,Family,Festival,History and Culture,Music,Outdoors Cost: Adults, $6.00; ages 6-12, $4.00; age 5 and under, free Contact Phone: 352-592-5656 Link: http://weekiwachee.com/events The Weeki Wachee Mermaids, Santa and his elves welcome you to an underwater performance you won't forget. Enjoy the performance, light show and special holiday activities and decorations throughout the Park.

Laughing All the Way! A comedy fundraiser for Ability Tree of Florida

December 16 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Laughing All the Way is a stand-up comedy event and fundraiser in support of Ability Tree Florida! Saturday, December 16th at 7pm at the Springstead Theater on 3300 Mariner Blvd in Spring Hill, FL. There will be live stand-up comedy featuring Daren Streblow! Daren has performed for Disney Cruise Line and Universal Studios, and he’s the host of his own syndicated comedy radio show which is airing in over 70 markets around the United States and Canada. Ability Tree Florida…

Yoga in the Preserve

December 17 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Rescheduled: for this Sunday, 12/17/17 at 9 AM This event has been rescheduled for a warmer day! 4100 Starkey Blvd., Trinity Take time for yourself during this busy & stressful season. Experience the renewing power of yoga and the energy, strength, and flexibility that can be achieved through the practice. Join Justin J. Martz for an all-level Yoga Vinyasa practice followed by seated breath meditation. No flexibility or meditation experience required. Justin Martz is a 200 hour graduate & teacher-trainer…

Legendary Sirens Perform

December 17 @ 11:00 am

Event Type: Arts and Entertainment,Family,Music Cost: Park Admission: Adults, $13.00; Ages 6-10, $8.00; age five and under, free. Contact Email: [email protected] Contact Phone: 352-592-5656 Link: http://www.weekiwachee.com Two performances: 11:00am and 1:00pm. The saying, "Once a mermaid, always a mermaid," holds true as The Legendary Sirens perform this weekend! This nostalgic show will take you back to the early years of Weeki Wachee Springs by the ladies who created the magic

Celebration of Lights – E.S. Homosassa Springs Wildlife S.P.

December 19 - December 24

Each evening, December 19 through December 24, 5:30pm to 9pm. The annual Celebration of Lights at the Ellie Schiller Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park will run six evenings from December 19 through Christmas Eve, and then again on December 26 for an after-Christmas party. The community is invited to come and enjoy Sebastian’s Winter Wonderland, a spectacular, synchronized light and sound show. A variety of entertainment will be offered nightly and refreshments will be available. This event is sponsored by…

Meet the Reindeer with Santa

December 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00pm, repeating until December 20, 2017

Event Type: Family,Outdoors Cost: Free; open to the public Contact Email: [email protected] Contact Phone: 352-540-6409 Link: http://mainstreetbrooksville.org This is a great photo opportunity so be sure to bring your camera. Meet the Reindeer and Santa as they make a pre-Christmas Eve visit to Brooksville.

First Day of Winter Hike: The Hunt for Evergreens

December 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Event Type: Family,Outdoors,Sports Cost: Free; pre-registration is required. Age 16 and up Contact Name: Gina Contact Email: [email protected] Contact Phone: 352-754-6722 Link: http://www.MyFWC.com/Chinsegut Join the 3rd annual First Day of Winter Hike! The hike will explore the grounds of Chinsegut as the search for evergreens and plants of holiday lore. Please wear sturdy shoes and remember to bring your camera.

Legendary Sirens

December 23 @ 11:00 am

Event Type: Arts and Entertainment,Family,Festival,History and Culture,Outdoors Cost: Park admission: Adults, $13.00; ages 6-12, $8.00; age 5 and under, free. Contact Phone: 352-592-5656 Link: http://weekiwachee.com/events Performances: Saturday, 11:00am; Sunday, 11:00am and 3:00pm. Weeki Wachee's mermaids celebrate the holidays with you! The saying, "Once a mermaid, always a mermaid," holds true as The Legendary Sirens perform this weekend! This nostalgic show will take you back to the early years of Weeki Wachee Springs by the ladies who created the magic. Note:…

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