The perfect holiday gift? It just might be Holiday Shopping on Park Avenue , a package that offers shopping along one of America’s most quintessential and historic main streets in Winter Park, Florida and two nights of luxurious recuperation at The Alfond Inn at Rollins, ranked among the best hotels in the world.
Winter Park is a walkable city famed for its cobblestone streets, upscale shops, tree-lined avenues and relaxed pace, along with welcoming sidewalk cafes and open-air restaurants. It’s an ideal place in Central Florida to get into the holiday spirit, with the “Winter in the Park “ ice skating rink opening on November 27 and the “Winter on the Avenue” holiday celebration on December 1st that turns downtown into a pedestrian plaza, welcoming the annual tree lighting with carolers and a visit from Santa. The next day brings the Winter Park “Ye Olde Hometown” Christmas Parade, currently in its’ 65th year and the longest-running parade in Central Florida.
The Alfond Inn at Rollins, recently named one of the Top Hotels in the World in the Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards 2017, is just a five minute stroll away from these festivities, a luxury hotel with dog-friendly accommodations as well as Hamilton’s Kitchen, the hotel’s popular restaurant. There’s a free curator-led Happy Hour art tour on December 6 at 5:30 PM of The Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art at Rollins College, which is exhibited throughout the hotel. A highlight of the tour is the new Tomás Saraceno sculpture, Cloud Cities – Nebulous Thresholds, in the hotel’s Conservatory. Saraceno is a recipient of the prestigious Calder Prize and his work is represented at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
To really get into the Winter Park spirit, guests can continue their shopping sojourn at the museum shops of the nearby Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College and the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, both walking distance from The Alfond Inn at Rollins.
Holiday Shopping on Park Avenue
- Two nights in a Classic Room, based on double occupancy.
- Two welcome cocktails by the pool.
- $50 credit at Hamilton’s Kitchen, The Alfond Inn’s award-winning restaurant.
- Special offers from select Park Avenue merchants.
- Rates start at $269 per night, plus tax, based on a two-night minimum and double occupancy.
To book the Holiday Shopping Package online, go to www.thealfondinn.com or call reservations at 407-998-8090 and reference the Holiday Shopping Package.