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Things to Do in Dunedin this Weekend: Vintage Santa, Carolers, Motorcycles

Music lovers, bikers, shoppers, history enthusiasts or anyone wanting to get into the Christmas spirit will find something to do in this list of holiday-related events in Dunedin this weekend (Friday, Dec. 14 to Sunday, Dec. 16). Enjoy!

Lantern-Guided Christmas Stroll on Victoria Drive 

  • When: Friday, Dec. 14, from 5:15 to 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Starts at Dunedin Historical Museum on Main Street
  • Why Go? Docents dressed in Victorian-era costumes will lead you on a Christmas-themed tour along Victoria Drive, sharing anecdotes from some of Dunedin's earliest holiday celebrations. Hot cider, carolers and vintage Santa Claus will also highlight the evening. Admission is $20; reservations suggested. Call 727-736-1176

2nd Friday Wine and Art Walk

  • When: Friday, Dec. 14; 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  • Where: Pioneer Park
  • Why Go? Enjoy an evening of wine tastings, gourmet foods, and prizes. Purchase a $10 wristband at select locations and be eligible for special offers, giveaways, and more from more than 40 merchants around Main Street and Douglas Avenue. Insider tip: You won't want to miss the Artist Open House at Institute for Creative Arts or the Barbara Lewis Scratchboard Demo at Painted Fish Gallery!

Annual "A Christmas Fantasy" Orchestral Organ Concert 

  • When: Friday, Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m.
  • Where: Kirk of Dunedin Christian Church
  • Why Go? "For 45-years, this concert has been a seasonal experience of a lifetime, proving wildly popular with those attending," organizers say. Terry Charles performs on one of the largest orchestral pipe organs in the world. Tickets are $15, all seats are reserved. Call the ticket office at 727-733-5475.  

For Kids: A Wishful Winter's Night 

  • When: Saturday, Dec. 15; 4 to 8 p.m.
  • Where: Pioneer Park
  • Why Go? This free event, put on by Kids Wish Network, features onstage entertainment, pictures with Santa and vendors with food and drinks. 

Live Concert: Bellarive 

  • When: Saturday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. 
  • Where: In the Friendship Hall at First United Methodist Church of Dunedin
  • Why Go? For the "admission price" of just a canned food item, you can see popular contemporary Christian music group Bellarive perform on its Not So Silent Christmas Tour. Bellarive is bringing special guests Ethan Parker Band and Benjamin Rupe to celebrate the group's first full-length studio album "The Heartbeat," which rose to became an iTunes chart topper over the summer. Two of the group's members, Mike and Melissa Mage, are from Palm Harbor.  

Suncoast Brotherhood 32nd Annual Toy Run 

  • When: Sunday, Dec. 16 at noon (parking starts at 10 a.m.)
  • Where: Leaves K-Mart parking lot on U.S. 19 with a police escort. Ends at American Legion Post 275, where there'll be food, entertainment, games, raffles and more.
  • Why Go? This annual motorcycle procession through Dunedin is for the children. Bikers wishing to participate must bring $5 and an unwrapped toy, which goes to Pinellas County Foster and Adoptive Parents Association. Don't own a bike? You can spectate along the route on State Road 580.

Holiday Celebration at Andrews Memorial Chapel 

  • When: Sunday, Dec. 16; 5 to 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 4:30 p.m.)
  • Where: Andrews Memorial Chapel
  • Why Go? Experience historic Andrews Memorial Chapel decked out for the season. It's a wonderful photo opportunity. Musicians on harp, keyboard, saxophone and guitar will set the mood, along with holiday-themed refreshments; $7.

Looking for more options? Check the Dunedin Patch events calendar and see what else is happening. Don't see your event? Add it to the calendar!

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