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10+ FREE Holiday Shows and Concerts in Orlando

Updated: Dec 26, 2023

Orlando is a wondrous place to celebrate the holidays, not only do we get to avoid the horrible winter weather that those up north have to endure, we get to enjoy so many amazing holiday events, including a collection of holiday shows and concerts that are unique to Orlando.


10+ FREE Holiday Shows and Concerts in Orlando

10+ FREE Holiday Concerts And Shows In Orlando

The countdown to the holidays is on, and there is so many wonderful Christmas and Holiday happenings to look forward to here in Orlando, and whether you're a local looking for inspiration, or a visitor looking forward experiencing the holidays without the cold and snow, there is nowhere else with so much to do for FREE, and that includes a unique selection of holidays shows and concerts that are a much loved part of our communities holiday celebrations.



Holiday Friday Nights at Morse Museum
Friday Nights, Now – December 29, 2023

Receive free admission every Friday night at Holiday Friday Nights at the Morse Museum through December, and enjoy special holiday performances during the holiday season with live music enhancing the gallery experience.



Holiday Gala Concert
November 28, 2023

Enjoy the Holiday Gala Concert, an evening of holiday classics at Lake Mary Events Center! Presented by the Center for Fine and Performing Arts of Seminole State College in partnership with Lake Mary Events Center.


Dr. James Smisek & Professor Dianna Campbell join forces for a festive night of new and classic holiday tunes. Featuring Symphonic/Community Band, Jazz Band, Jazz Combo, Concert Chorale, SSC Community Choir, SeminoleSound, the Vienna Choir and lots more!


Christmas in the Park Winter Park Florida

Christmas in the Park
November 30, 2023

Each year, the Morse Museum helps launch the holiday season in Winter Park when it lights up Tiffany windows in Central Park and presents the Bach Festival Choir and Brass Ensemble in concert.


This November is the 45th annual celebration of Christmas in the Park. Christmas in the Park was started by Hugh and Jeannette McKean, the Morse Museum’s benefactors, in 1979 as a way to share a part of their rare Tiffany collection with the public in an informal setting.



Fridays on the Plaza Holiday Music
December 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2023

Enjoy Fridays on the Plaza Holiday Music, featuring the classic sounds of holidays of old as live music serenades shoppers at the plaza of downtown Winter Garden.


December 1 - Light Up Winter Garden including FREE Live Music

December 8 - Roots & Rosin

December 15 - Paint It Black Quartet

December 22 - Safia Valines Trio

December 29 - Gilly And The Girl



Della Phillips Pavilion Celebration Concert
December 2, 2023

Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to Della Phillip Pavilion and enjoy seasonal holiday favorites performed by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Assistant Conductor Mauricio Céspedes Rivero.


The program will include favorites from A Christmas Festival, Music of Frozen, The Night Before Christmas, Chanukah Overture, a festival holiday singalong, and more!


Altamonte Springs Holiday Concerts

Altamonte Springs Holiday Concerts
December 8, 15, 22, 2023

Enjoy live music from artists performing holiday hits at Altamonte Springs Holiday Concerts in Cranes Roost Park. Plus, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus in the Plaza. Food and beverages available for purchase. Admission is free.


11th Annual Violectric Holiday Show

11th Annual Violectric Holiday Show

December 9, 2023

Performing together LIVE on stage, renowned “Vinylinist” and Founder of Violectric Michelle Jones and the talented musicians of the Central Florida strings super-group announce the exciting 11th Annual Violectric Holiday Show, rocking into the Walt Disney Amphitheater at Lake Eola Park on Saturday, December 9, 2023 starting at 7pm.


FREE and open to the public, the 90-minute live concert presented by the City of Orlando Department of Families, Parks and Recreation will feature traditional holiday songs like O Christmas Tree, The First Noel and Hanukkah, O Hanukkah mashed up with classic rock tunes and modern hits like Born to Run, Heroes and Sweet Dreams, delivering a fun-filled, energetic and highly unique holiday show unlike anything seen and heard before and simulcast all around Lake Eola.



The Nutcracker by the Russian Ballet of Orlando
December 16, 2023

The Russian Academy of Ballet presents a gift to the Orlando Community with a free performance of The Nutcracker at the Lake Eola Amphitheater.


Get ready for a whirlwind of holiday magic with The Nutcracker! An eagerly awaited annual tradition, this enchanting tale is the perfect treat for the whole family. Join Clara on her extraordinary journey as she breaks the spell, turning the Nutcracker doll into a dashing prince. Together, they venture into a mesmerizing world of snowflakes and waltz their way into the enchanting realm of sweets.


It's a heartwarming adventure that's brimming with wonder and joy, making this holiday season truly unforgettable for everyone who joins in the spectacle.


Morse Museum Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve Celebration
December 24, 2023

A Christmas Eve tradition is a visit to The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art.

Enjoy free admission to the Morse Museum galleries with live music from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


10+ FREE Holiday Shows and Concerts in Orlando

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