The Ultimate Guide to the Holidays in Horizon West

The Holidays are quickly approaching and we’re thrilled to have so much to celebrate right here in Horizon West. As we continue to grow as a community our roots run deeper and our own unique identity and culture is beginning to sprout. We encourage you to stay local this magical season so that our small businesses and events can continue to flourish and thrive. This indispensable guide will help you navigate the perfect gift, events and activites and ways to give back right here in HW.


Gifts for the Holidays

I Love Horizon West Merchandise

This holiday season, share your community pride and spirit with your loved ones by gifting original Horizon West gear. 

Gift Ideas: High quality tees and sweatshirts in a variety of fun and creative designs including My Other House is a Castle and My Other Ride is a Monorail. 
Horizon West accessories include bags of all sizes and purposes, beach towels, mugs and bottles. A bumper magnet can makes a great stocking stuffer for the Horizon West superfan. Shop online at and join the Facebook group to receive special offers. 


Southern Chicks This'n'That

Gift Ideas: Personalized Gifts and Ready-to-Purchase Home Decor Items.
Customized Christmas sacks, holiday pillows, hand-painted signs, ornaments and more. Also offering come-to-you painting parties for private events or fundraisers. Visit the website or Facebook to shop. Local pickup and limited delivery available.


Woof Gang Bakery & Grooming

Village of Bridgewater: 13524 Summerport Village Pkwy, Windermere, FL 34786 (407) 877-3000

Lakeside Village: 7848 Winter Garden Vineland Rd #116, Windermere, FL 34786 (407) 614-3477

Gift Ideas: Pet Toys and Accessories & Gift Cards.
Woof Gang Bakery is a leading specialty retailer of pet food, pet-related supplies, and pet grooming, with more than 80 locations across the U.S., two of which are in Horizon West. As well as carrying dog and cat food products, Woof Gang Bakery also carries unique, fashionable doggie items, a variety of fun, fuzzy and tough toys, as well as fashionable accessories, collars and leads, and a wide range of doggie spa products.


OrangeTheory Fitness

13620 Summerport Village Pkwy, Windermere, FL 34786  (407) 502-2656

Gift Ideas: Save on a New Heart Rate Monitor thru Cyber Monday or gift a Monthly Membership.
Orangetheory Fitness was designed to make sure anyone trying this workout feels successful.  No matter where you're at in life, Orangetheory Fitness offers a workout for all levels encouraging and supporting you every step of the way.  For the business minded, Orangetheory Fitness also offers Lunch & Burns and Corporate Memberships which make great gifts for your team.   Stop by the Summerport Village location or visit


Hand & Stone Massage & Facial Spa

6516 Old Brick Rd. Suite 100, Windermere, FL 34786  (407) 378-4413

Gift Ideas: Gift Card BOGO
Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa offers professional Massage, Facial and Hair Removal services tailored to your individual needs. Purchase a gift certificate to be used for a variety of luxury massages including hot stone,  peppermint scalp and aromatherapy massages and facial treatments. Visit


V's Barbershop 

Lakeside Village Center: 7848 Winter Garden Vineland Rd #108, Windermere, FL 34786 (407) 614-0330

Gift Ideas: Gift Cards for Hairstyling, Hot Lather Straight-Razor Shave, Shoe Shine.
At V’s Barbershop, a haircut is ritual, a nostalgic experience harkening back to a simpler day when men gathered at the corner barbershop to discuss everything from business, to sports, to current events. V’s barbers provide both traditional short haircuts, as well as contemporary and trendy styles. Every haircut includes a hot lather neck shave and ends with a relaxing shoulder massage. Complete packages are available for everything from haircuts, to shaves, to facials and massages—even cigars for special occasions! Visit



14111 Shoreside Way, Winter Garde, Fl 34787  (321) 250-3580

Gift Ideas: Movie Magic Gift Cards.
Cinépolis USA’s revolutionary cinema concepts make every movie memorable and have changed the way movie-goers will watch movies forever. Visit


Club Pilates

13848 Tilden Rd., Ste. 130, Winter Garden, FL 34787 (407) 890-5344

Gift Ideas: Group Class Memberships (4-Pack, 8-Pack, Unlimited or Pre-Paid Annual Membership).
Born in San Diego in 2005, Club Pilates has expanded across the nation, bringing Pilates to hundreds of thousands of people. Pure to Joseph Pilates’ original Reformer-based Contrology Method, but modernized with group practice and expanded state-of-the-art equipment, Club Pilates offers high-quality, life-changing training at a surprisingly affordable price. Visit


MB Skincare

Located inside Porte Noir in Lakeside Village Center, 6536 Old Brick Rd. Suite 110, Windermere, FL 34786  (407) 489-9120

Gift Ideas: Gift Certificates Available.
Come and experience complete skin treatments delivered with over 28 years of experience and state of the art equipment in a luxurious atmosphere. Specializing in Microblading, Brazilian Waxing Services and Microinfusion. Visit


Kenpo Karate Chophouse

6506 Old Brick Rd. Suite 140, Windermere, FL 34786  (844) 536-7635

Gift Ideas: A holiday camp week or karate classes will make a great gift and keep your kiddos active.
Kenpo Karate Chophouse strives to develop the mind, body and spirity together as one in a safe, family-friendly environment.  Programs include adult and kids' Kenpo Karate classes and specialty camps.  Visit


Gentiles Cleaning 

Gift Ideas: Surprise your loved one with a one time or recurring home cleaning and give the gift of time. 
Gentiles Cleaning offers affordable plans to help keep homes clean and organized.  Visit or call (407) 867-8289. 


College Nannies, Sitters & Tutors

13790 Bridgewater Crossing Blvd. #1080, Windermere, FL 34786  (407) 543-6667

Gift Ideas: Nothing says I LOVE YOU like a night away from the kids! 
College Nannies, Sitters and Tutors Builds Stronger Families by providing full-service childcare and personalized tutoring solutions. Book a sitter at

BONUS:  Head Over to for Movie Tix and Make it an Extra Special Date Night!


Bella Grey Photography

Gift Ideas:  Gift certificates available. 
Bella Grey Photography is a professional photography business serving the HW area. This husband & wife team specializes in Lifestyle Newborn, Maternity, Children, Family, Senior and intimate Weddings. Capture precious moments with a private photo session and canvas prints from


The Village Barber

Summerport Village Center: 13796 Bridgewater Crossing Blvd. #1080, Windermere, FL 34786

Gift Ideas: Gift Cards make a great stocking stuffer for the local men in your life!
The Village Barber Shop provides patrons with a traditional, yet modern, barber shop experience. A haircut and a hot towel shave will make a unique and welcome gift. Visit


Rodan & Fields, Danielle Tarantino

Gift Ideas: Holiday gift sets are now available and qualifying purchases receive a FREE jar of Micro-Dermabrasion Paste.
Danielle Tarantino is your local Independent Consultant for Life Changing Skincare.    Visit Danielle Loves R + F



The French Cafe - Hamlin,  Town Center of Horizon West

Planet Smoothie - Hamlin, Town Center of Horizon West

Takeout Waiter - Delivering your favorite meals right to your door!

Giving Back During the Holidays

Donate to the Baby DJ Toy Drive at Orangetheory Fitness

The Baby DJ program began over 25 years ago when its founder “Johnny Magic” was inspired to provide assistance to families of economic disadvantage in the Central Florida area. In the years since, Baby DJ has worked in collaboration with local churches and nonprofits organizations to fulfill this mission. Baby DJ volunteers have spent countless hours collecting and distributing resources to assist families in need. Learn more at Drop off your donations at Orangetheory Fitness located in Summerport Village at 13620 Summerport Village Pkwy., Windermere, Fl.


Adopt a Fire Station with Citrus Church & Horizon West Happenings  

Citrus Church and Horizon West Happenings have teamed up to adopt Fire Station 35 and 44 this holiday season.  Here's your chance to give back to the First Responders who put our community first every day. Text 84321 and follow the directions in the comments below. 


Assemble a Gift Bag for The Greyson Project

Take part in the heartwarming mission of one family and their army of volunteers, including Horizon West resident Lindsey Kirkland. Lindsey knows firsthand what it's like to spend the holidays in the hospital, and she's using her superpowers to help spread joy and sparkle in local children's hospitals such as Nemours Children's Hospital. The Greyson Project is collecting donations of decorations for children’s hospital rooms. Learn more by visiting today.


Purchase One of Santa's Old-Fashioned Christmas Trees

Windermere High School: 5523 Winter Garden Vineland Rd, Windermere, FL 34786

Purchase your tree at Santa's Old-Fashioned Christmas Trees next to Windermere High School to benefit the Windermere Wolverine Chorus. Trees start at $65 and wreaths are also available for $25 - $50.  Every tree is watered daily and wearing a Santa Hat!  Kids can write letters to Santa and there are great picture opportunities as well. Visit


Buy a Gift Card from Honey Baked Ham Fundraiser 

Purchase gift cards for Honey Baked Ham to support Windermere High School Legacy Fund. Gift cards are available for purchase in denominations of $10, $25, $50 or $100. Buy for yourself to use at upcoming holiday parties or give as a gift. Perfect for Christmas, New Year’s Eve, Potlucks, Easter and more. The Legacy Fund was created to help students reach their full potential, by being the vehicle to provide funds for academic, athletic, and art programs for Windermere High School. 20% of every purchase supports this group. Purchase your gift cards at Honey Baked Ham Fundraiser.


Donate to Provide a Book, a Bear & a Heart to Share

Bears Who Care is a non-profit organization based right here in Horizon West. Bears Who Care brings  comfort and engages the imaginations of ill and disadvantaged children during times of need. The organization supports children between ages 1 through 12 in the local community who have been affected by an illness, injury, disaster or financial hardship. Donate at


Donate Gently Used Medical Equipment 

The Medical Equipment Bank of Winter Garden loans gently used wheelchairs, walkers, canes, crutches, shower chairs, bedside commodes and more to people in need.  If you have medical equipment in good condition that you no longer need please consider helping Winter Garden Senior Home Care collect for this great cause.  Also if you are or know of a senior in need of equipment please reach out to WG Senior Home Care. 

Celebrating the Holidays * Events Calendar

Healthy Holidays

Maintain Your Health This Holiday Season with Tips & Tricks from Horizon West Nutrition Services.  Visit the Facebook event page for more info

Holiday Classics at the Cinepolis Luxury Cinema Hamlin

Lean back in your fully reclining leather seat while enjoying your holiday favorites this year.  Buy Tickets at

11/27: Scrooged
12/04: National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
12/11: The Polar Express
12/18: Home Alone

Healthy for the Holidays in Horizon West

Join Orlando Health for nutrition and stress management classes to get a jump start on the New Year! Classes are held  Wednesdays 9:00 am—10:00 am at the Center for Health Improvement, Orlando Health  Emergency Room and Medical Pavilion—Horizon West, 17000 Porter Road Winter Garden, FL 34787.  
November 28:  Handling the Top 10 Holiday Hazards                          Lisa Cooper, Registered Dietitian 
December 5:    Manage Stress-Don’t Let Stress Manage You              Teresa Bartko, Exercise Specialist 
December 12:  Handling the Top 10 Holiday Hazards                           Lisa Cooper, Registered Dietitian 
December 19:  Manage Stress-Don’t Let Stress Manage You               Teresa Bartko, Exercise Specialist

Register for these FREE classes by emailing

Independence Holiday Market

Dec. 1st, 11am to 3pm - Shop unique handcrafted treasures, candles, jewelry and more. Visit the Facebook event page for more info. 

Advent Workshop for Kids 

Dec. 7th, 5:30 to 7:30pm - Join Citrus Church in this fun and interactive night to share stories and activities to help prepare families to make the most of the Christmas season. Includes a craft, sensory tables, and pizza.  Visit the Facebook event page for more info. 

Bay Lake Elementary Winterfest

Dec. 14th, 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM - Join Bay Lake Elementary in celebrating the Holiday Season with Food Trucks, a Train, Games,a Silent Auction and a Holiday Shop. 12005 Silverlake Park Dr, Windermere, FL 

Candelight Service at Life Church Horizon West

Dec. 23rd, 10 to 11am - Life Church Horizon West is hosting their annual candlelight service.  Bring your family and join in to celebrate the season.Visit the Facebook event page for more info

Christmas Eve Family Service & Movie at Cinepolis

Dec. 24th, 4:30 to 5:30pm - Start a new family tradition for Christmas Eve! We will share the story of Christmas in an interactive way designed for infants, toddlers, pre-schoolers, and elementary children.  A screening of Charlie Brown Christmas immediately follows. Visit the Facebook event page for more info

Noon Years Eve Party

Dec. 31st, 11am to 1pm - Join Citrus Church for crafts, a balloon drop at noon, cookies with milk toast, and lots of fun. Mr. Richard will be joining in for an interactive kids concert.
Visit the Facebook event page for more info and to RSVP

Hosting your own Holiday Soiree this Season?

Book your Holiday Party with Cathee Brady Catering by Nov. 30th and receive a complimentary Speciality Cocktail for your event. Cathee Brady Catering specializes in residential and corporate catering for breakfast-lunch-dinner and cocktail parties. Servers, Bartenders and Sous Chefs are provided for a stress free extraordinary experience. Visit or call (407) 947 - 4036 for more info. 


Don't forget to check in on the Horizon West Happenings Events Calendar to see what's happening throughout the year!


Happiest of  Holidays to All!

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