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Events & Things To Do in Orlando this Weekend, Dec. 8 - 10, 2023

There's always a ton of things to do in Orlando, and every weekend we bring you the best things to do throughout Central Florida, check out the list and have fun deciding what to do this weekend!


The Best Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend


The Best Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend!



MULTI-DAY EVENTS



Funny Girl
Now - December 10, 2023

Featuring one of the most iconic scores of all time by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill, an updated book from Harvey Fierstein based on the original classic by Isobel Lennart, tap choreography by Ayodele Casel, choreography by Ellenore Scott, and direction from Michael Mayer, this love letter to the theatre has the whole shebang! Get tickets now for this rip-roaring musical at Dr Phillips Center!


St. Luke’s United Methodist Church is excited to present Sounds of the Season

Sounds of the Season Christmas Concert
December 8 - 10, 2023

St. Luke’s United Methodist Church is excited to present Sounds of the Season, our annual Christmas Concert event in the Sanctuary! This year’s event features a massive Community Choir, spirited dancers, and the lush sounds of a live orchestra as we celebrate all the sounds and exuberant joy of this season!


Phantasmagoria’s A Most Haunted Victorian Christmas

Phantasmagoria’s A Most Haunted Victorian Christmas
December 9 - 10, 2023

“Hold high a mug of cider and gather around the Hearth” this holiday season, as you join critically acclaimed Victorian Performance Troupe PHANTASMAGORIA for a festive journey

through whimsical and haunted tales of the holidays!



Holly Jolly Sounds of the Season
December 9 - 10, 2023

This musical celebration, Holly Jolly Sounds of the Season will capture the spirit of the season with members from the String Family at Plaza Live! Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra musicians will play their way through holiday classics, from Frosty the Snowman to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. It’s the perfect way to celebrate the season with family!


A Swingin' Christmas: The Holiday Music of Tony Bennett Winter Park Playhouse

A Swingin' Christmas: The Holiday Music of Tony Bennett
Select Dates, Now - December 16, 2023

Southeastern Regional Premiere at The Winter Park Playhouse! Ring in the holidays with this unforgettable evening of quintessential Tony Bennett! Featuring eighteen holiday classic holiday tunes plus the standards that made Bennett famous like "I Wanna Be Around," "The Good Life," "Rags to Riches" and of course Tony's signature song, "I Left Heart in San Francisco."



The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical
Now - 17, 2023

Osceola Arts presents The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical. It’s everyone’s favorite time of year and the annual Christmas pageant! This year the town’s most mischievous kids, the Herdmans, all want starring roles…but not without a few script changes first. In this jolly and heart-warming musical, witness the spirit of Christmas truly come to life in their small town!


Gatorland Christmas Events Kissimmee

Gatorland Holiday Ho Ho Ho-Down
December 9, 10, 16, and 17

The Alligator Capital of the World. Gatorland is hosting a Ho Ho Ho-Down this holiday season and everyone is invited to join the party! Enjoy madcap festive fun for all the family at Gatorland’s Fourth Annual Holiday Ho Ho Ho-Down Christmas Event, where else can you meet Gator Claus, Krampus Croc and more. All the fun and games are included with the regular price of admission.



Ophelia: A New Musical
Now - December 17, 2023

This brand new musical reimagining of Ophelia’s story at Fringe ArtSpace explores the pressures society places on women and finding oneself in a sea of opposing voices.


Disney Jollywood Nights at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Disney Jollywood Nights
Select Dates, Now - December 20, 2023

Disney Jollywood Nights is a new, separately ticketed event taking place at Disney's Hollywood Studios, get ready to dress in your holiday glam best or festive flair, dance the night away to merry mashups, indulge in divine treats and bubbling spirits, and snap selfies with iconic characters during this new festive event.


For an extra dose of cheer, the party wraps with the return of the nighttime spectacular, “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!”

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
Select Nights, Now - December 22, 2023

One of Walt Disney World's favorite holiday tradition, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is returning to Magic Kingdom Park this year.


Holiday magic is unwrapped with the return of festive favorites like the Christmas extravaganza stage show, “Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration,” the sparkling spectacular “Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks” and the merry must-see “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade.”


Christmas & Holiday Events Happening In Orlando ICON PARK SANTA WORKSHOP EXPERIENCE

Santa's Workshop At ICON Park
Select Nights, Now - December 22, 2023

The entire family can enjoy The Santa Workshop Experience at I-Drive's entertainment destination ICON Park, which has been magically transformed into a winter wonderland, where families can partake in the annual tradition of taking holiday pictures together and the kiddos can meet the main man in person, Santa Claus!.


Each child that participates in The Santa Workshop Experience will even receive a free ride on the new Carousel on The Promenade, and they’ll also be provided a complimentary ride on The Wheel in a holiday-decorated capsule and access to the VIP no-wait line.


The Best Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend

Eola Winter Wonderland
Select Nights, December 1 - December 23, 2023

The most wonderful time of the year is here in Orlando, and the city invites Central Florida residents and guests to celebrate the holidays with family-friendly holiday events and activities for all ages to enjoy at Lake Eola including:

Eola Wonderland Snowfall: Experience a Florida snowfall in downtown Orlando near the Eola House. Snow will fall for 15 minutes on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. Downtown Orlando Merry Market: Enjoy downtown’s Merry Market where shoppers will find the best in arts and crafts and more. The market will be located on the east side of Lake Eola Park on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. Santa Claus at the Eola House: Santa Claus is coming to the City of Orlando and he’s not camera shy. Parents have festive picture-taking opportunities for their children with Santa at the Eola House every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm


Christmas & Holiday Events Happening In Orlando OH WHAT FUN LAKE NONA

Oh, What Fun! Lake Nona
Now - December 23, 2023

With nightly snowfalls, live entertainment, photo ops and memorable encounters that will amaze and enchant, Oh, What Fun! makes the holidays magical for everyone.


Enjoy all your favorite chilly-weather foods as sweet-treats stations and pop-up stands offer specialty snacks and beverages made especially for the season. Enjoy classic Christmas tales with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Santa’s Cottage. Stroll through Lake Nona’s very own Holiday Market for some Christmas shopping or explore the Evergreen Christmas Tree Trail.



Beach Nights at Aquatica Orlando
Saturdays, Now - December 23, 2023

Every Saturday, guests can visit Aquatica Orlando for daytime fun, and then when the sun goes down, guests can watch some of their favorite family-friendly holiday movies on the beach, and it’s all included with park admission. Guests are encouraged to bring a towel or take a seat in one of the many lounge chairs available and enjoy this special experience.



Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!
Now - December 23, 2023

Ring in the holiday season at Orlando Family Stage with Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!


Junie B. Jones, First-Grader, is super-excited about the upcoming Holiday Sing-Along and Secret Santa gift exchange at her school. Too bad tattletale May keeps ruining all of Junie B.’s fun. So, when Junie B. draws May’s name for Secret Santa, she comes up with the perfect plan to teach her nemesis a lesson! But will the Christmas spirit of peace and goodwill interfere before she can give you-know-who what she deserves?



The Office Holiday Party Musical Extravaganza Show
Now - December 23, 2023

With new original songs and a comedic cast of characters pulled straight from your neighboring cubicles, The Office Holiday Party Musical Extravaganza Show returns for a third year with drinks, mingling, scripted gift-exchanges, and a little bit of that good ol’-fashioned holiday spirit. Get tickets now for this fantastic production from Renaissance Theatre Company.



Moonshine & Mistletoe: An Appalachian Christmas Tale
Now - December 23, 2023

The Ballards, Lessy Boy and Curleen, welcome family and friends into their Appalachian mountain home to celebrate Christmas Day. In the midst of the Great Depression, they have no gifts to exchange, but instead, they share their love of Appalachian hymns and carols.


Moonshine & Mistletoe at the Winter Garden Theater is a musical valentine to a bygone era and is a wholesome holiday theatrical event for the entire family.


Orlando Ballet Presents World Premiere: The Nutcracker

Orlando Ballet Presents World Premiere: The Nutcracker
December 8 - 24, 2023

Like young Clara, Artistic Director Jorden Morris dreams big as all will see when Orlando Ballet premieres this entirely new production of The Nutcracker. Supported by an elite dream team of designers of sets, costumes and lighting, this production is a wonderfully imaginative version of the world’s most beloved holiday tale. Staying true to the traditional story of a young girl’s love for her favorite Christmas gift bestowed by the town’s toymaker, Morris pairs Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s classic musical score with entirely new choreography to create a fresh and whimsical experience complete with giant snow globes, fancy mice, and a few high-flying surprises.


Santa Photo Experience at The Mall At Millenia

Santa Photo Experience at The Mall At Millenia
Now - December 24, 2023

The Magic of Santa is Back! Celebrate the holiday season with The Mall At Millenia once again as they present their classic Santa Photo Experience.


Make new holiday memories and share moments with Santa.


Meet Santa at The Florida Mall

Meet Santa at The Florida Mall
November 16 - December 24, 2023

Bring your family, friends and even pets to meet Santa at The Florida Mall.


Sensory-friendly sessions are also available on select dates with Caring Santa, created exclusively for children with special needs.


Reservations are highly recommended for all Santa experiences, and you can even receive a free phone call from Santa when you book online.



Holiday Nights at ICON Park
Now - December 25, 2023

The 20-acre ICON Park has transformed into a holiday wonderland with the arrival of the I-Drive District’s 50-foot decorated tree, nightly snowfall, Santa Workshop Experience, The Wheel’s holiday light and music show, carolers – and, of course, Santa himself.

Guests are invited to bring a blanket, gather on ICON Park’s center lawn to enjoy the free nightly snowfall and magical light show, and grab a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants and entertainment venues.


Promenade at Sunset Walk in Kissimmee, HOLINIGHTS

Holinights Celebrations
Select Nights, Now - December 25, 2023

The holidays are coming, and at the popular Promenade at Sunset Walk in Kissimmee, the Holinights are on the way too, bringing non stop holiday fun and entertainment.


Holinights Celebration features Santa Claus, Mischievous Elves, Towering Toy Soldiers, Live Music & Tree Lighting Nightly, Snow Ball Fights with the Mischievous Elves, Holiday Craft & Street Markets, Car Shows & More!


Pirates Dinner Adventure Christmas Show

Pirates Dinner Adventure Christmas Show
Now to December 25, 2023

Ho! Ho! Ho! If you’re looking for a new tradition the whole family will love, get ready for a jolly good time and a swashbuckling adventure right here in Orlando, Santa’s even made his way from the North Pole to Central Florida to celebrate the holidays at Pirates Dinner Adventure!


Guests can experience the action, romance and excitement of the classic dinner show with a holiday overlay featuring Christmas music and a ship-side visit from a special guest at the end of the show. During the post-show Buccaneer Bash, guests can party with pirates and take pictures with the Jolly Old Elf himself!



Wekiva Island's Winter Wonderland
December 1 - December 25, 2023

At Wekiva Island enjoy nightly snow flurries plus extra entertainment and activities which are offered on select days and evenings, including outdoor movies and visits from Santa Claus.


Winter Wonderland is back, and features the sparkling Christmas Tree Forest with a 30-foot Christmas tree! Plus nightly “snow” flurries, sparkling holiday décor, and special events for the whole family.


Holidays At Disney Springs November 11, 2022 through December 30, 2022

Holidays At Disney Springs
Now - December 30, 2023

Enjoy a host of holiday-themed activities and savor the comforting flavors of the season while shopping for the perfect gifts for everyone on your list!

Highlights Include:

Meet Santa and enjoy festive holiday tunes with live musical performances and DJs. Plus, encounter Toy Soldier Stilt Walkers and Snowflake Skaters.


Discover Christmas around every corner, as you come across a collection of elaborately decorated Disney Christmas trees throughout the neighborhoods of Disney Springs.


Flurries are in the forecast for Disney Springs Town Center. In the evenings, delight in a magical snowfall, adding an extra touch of wonder to your holiday shopping.


EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

The Holidays At EPCOT
Now through December 30, 2023

Embrace holiday traditions from around the world and delight in the telling of the Christmas story.


Highlights include:

EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays presented by AdventHealth – Be immersed in the wondrous sights, sounds and flavors of the season from November 24 through December 30, 2023! Savor treasured recipes from around the globe at Holiday Kitchens. And embark on a journey with Holiday Storytellers sharing holiday traditions from around the world.


Candlelight Processional – Hear the stirring story of Christmas presented by a celebrity narrator, accompanied by an orchestra and massed choir.


More Holiday Entertainment – Watch as Holiday Storytellers bring beloved traditions such as Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Lunar New Year and more to life! Witness stories told through music and dance, with performers in traditional costumes—November 24 to December 30, 2023.


 Holiday Lights at Island H20 Water Park

Holiday Lights at Island H20 Water Park
Now - December 31, 2023

Island H20 Water Park has revealed that Holiday Nights, an exciting new island-themed holiday light spectacular will take place select nights at the Kissimmee water park from November 8 to December 31.


This sparkling new event will feature countless twinkling lights, enchanting displays, live entertainment, and delightful treats, all while supporting a charitable cause.

Visitors can look forward to hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights, themed displays, unique photo spots, live entertainment, and tantalizingly themed treats and gifts, all which will transform Island H2O Water Park into an extravaganza for the whole family.


Tickets are available for purchase from Nov. 1 at Islando H2O Water Par for $34.99 per adult / $29.99 per child with a portion of proceeds supporting Kissimmee's Give Kids The World Village.


SeaWorld Orlando’s Christmas Celebration Select Dates, November 11, 2022 through January 3, 2023

SeaWorld Orlando’s Christmas Celebration
Select Dates, Now - December 31, 2023

SeaWorld Orlando’s award-winning Christmas Celebration returns with the sights, sounds and flavors of the holiday season.


Included with theme park admission, the event transforms SeaWorld Orlando into a winter wonderland with more than 3 million sparkling lights.


Enjoy all the family-friendly holiday entertainment, from the iconic Sea of Trees that dance to music as they light up the central lagoon, to delicious holiday treats.


Experience fan-favorite holiday shows and seasonal entertainment throughout the park. And be sure to stay late to finish your evening with an impressive holiday firework show.


Christmas On Main Street USA MAGIC KINGDOM Walt Disney World

The Holidays At Magic Kingdom
Now - December 31, 2023

Get wrapped up in all things merry and bright, with sensational sights and holiday delights. The Magic Kingdom, truly is extra magical during the holidays, with beautiful decor, festive entertainment, and extra jolly eats and treats.


Highlights this holiday season includes:

NEW! Frozen Holiday Surprise – Gather ‘round Cinderella Castle for a dazzling new experience that will illuminate the castle like never before—featuring Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff and the Snowgies!


Seasonal Décor – Discover oh-so-jolly holiday trimmings and touches along Main Street, U.S.A. and throughout the park.


Jingle Cruise – During the holiday season, the beloved Jungle Cruise undergoes a yuletide transformation. It’s a festive-yet-familiar adventure from stem to stern!


Meet Santa - During the Holiday Week and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party you can meet Santa at the Liberty Square Gazebo.


The Holidays At Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The Holidays At Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Now - December 31, 2023

Embark on yuletide adventures in a park full of entertainment and thrills.


Decor at Hollywood Studios includes SANTA GERTIE! There are also oversized Christmas ornaments in Echo Lake, as well as a giant Christmas tree, and other decor.


You will also discover vintage inspired decor on Hollywood and Sunset Boulevards, with snow falling along Sunset Boulevard.


Highlights include:

For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration – Enjoy an unforgettable holiday finale featuring everyone’s favorite snowman, Olaf.


Minnie's Holiday Dine at Hollywood & Vine – See Minnie Mouse and her pals during an oh-so-merry meal. Advance reservations are strongly recommended.


Toy Story Land Characters in Holiday Attire – See some Pixar pals decked out for the season.


Light Up Eustis

Now Snowing In Celebration
Now - December 31, 2023

Now Snowing, Central Florida’s original and premier Snowing event is celebrating 25 years this year, offering one of the area’s only synthetic ice rinks, special community performances by some of the area’s top young talent, and special concert events throughout the season.


Now Snowing is a month-long Winter Wonderland Spectacular featuring strolling Charles Dickens style Carolers, photos with Santa, horse drawn carriage rides, train rides, ice skating, and nightly snowfall at 6, 7, 8, 9pm. It’s a true throwback to the traditional family style holiday.



Holidays At Universal Orlando Resort
Now - December 31

Anyone can “Ho-ho-ho” and “Fa-la-la” for the holidays. But if you want to scream, laugh and shout your jingle bells off, you’ve got to awesome up your season with Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort.

Join the celebration of Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter as Hogwarts castle lights up for the holidays and festive decor brightens up the streets of Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley.


Enjoy a hot Butterbeer while both the Frog Choir and Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees put a holiday spin on their performances.

Larger-than-life balloons float through the streets of Universal Studios Florida in Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s, along with appearances by the Minions from Illumination’s Despicable Me and some of your favorite characters from DreamWorks Animation’s Shrek and Madagascar films.


Get together with the resident Whos in Universal’s Islands of Adventure, where you can enjoy the music and fun of The Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular starring the Grinch.

Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s, Part of Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort.


Christmas & Holiday Events Happening In Orlando Legoland Florida

Holidays At LEGOLAND Florida Resort
Select Days, Now - December 31, 2023

At LEGOLAND Florida Resort, this jolly time of year features a giant LEGO Christmas tree, unforgettable seasonal shows, holiday characters, special treats, LEGO activities, twinkling lights and more during Holidays at LEGOLAND!


Oh and as extra special gift, this festive event is included in general admission!


Highlights include:

Visit the Holiday Village Postal Service to send your letters to LEGO Santa,

Rock around the giant LEGO tree to holiday tunes,

Take “elfies” with your favorite holiday LEGO Characters,

And don't miss ringing in the new year with colorful bursts of LEGO bricks fireworks over Lake Eloise at an earlier, kid-friendly, celebration time.


Cranes Roost Park Light Up the Holidays

Cranes Roost Park Light Up the Holidays
Now – January 1, 2024

The City of Altamonte Springs and Duke Energy celebrate the tradition of lighting up Cranes Roost Park with live music, entertainment, fireworks, train rides, along with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Watch as the park comes alive with spectacular holiday displays featuring 200,000 lights and a 60-foot tree decorated with thousands of ornaments and garland.



Deck The Seas At SEA LIFE Aquarium Orlando
December 1 - January 1

Celebrate the holiday SEAson in an underwater wonderland at SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium.


The Orlando aquarium has been transformed into an underwater winter wonderland, featuring creatures that love living in the cold, ready for guests to embark on a wintery cold-water scavenger hunt.


Plus on weekends, you can meet SEA LIFe's Sharky dressed up in his holiday best!


Ice! At Gaylord Palms returning for the Holidays featuring Charlie Brown

Ice at Gaylord Palms Resort
Now - January 3, 2024

There's no better way to celebrate the holidays than by gathering your family for Christmas at Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida.


Step into a wonderland carved by expert artisans out of 2 million pounds of colorful ice with a dazzling display of larger-than-life sculptures, thrilling ice slides, and awe-inspiring tunnels.


This must do holiday event in Central Florida will feature Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the Peanuts gang, who will be the stars of this year's holiday celebration as ICE! returns for 2023.


In addition to the ICE! attraction, a sleigh-full of events and activities will be featured across the 64-acre resort. Christmas shows and activities are presented in the atrium, while parts of the convention center transform into Alpine Village, a bustling, holiday hamlet with Bavarian-style storefronts, immersive activities and one of Florida’s largest Christmas shops.


Christmas Town At Busch Gardens Tampa

Christmas Town At Busch Gardens Tampa
Now to January 4, 2024

Celebrate the year with holiday cheer & gather with family and friends to create merry memories. Experience the joy of the season up close with animal encounters, thrilling rides, holiday inspired culinary delights and festive shows like Christmas on Ice



Outdoor Ice Skating at Melia Orlando
Now - January 4, 2024

Meliá Orlando Celebration has partnered with Glice to install a 38’ x 38’ rink next to the main lobby entrance that requires no water energy or carbon emissions. A sustainable alternative to traditional ice rinks, Glice Eco-Rink uses synthetic ice panels for year-round family fun.


The rink is open to the public Oct. 15, 2023 through Jan. 3, 2024 from 4 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person for both adults and children and includes a pair of skates. Tickets are sold on-site at the rink.


Christmas & Holiday Events Happening In Orlando DAZZLING LIGHTS AT LEU GARDENS

Dazzling Lights at Leu Gardens
Now - January 6, 2024

Produced by Creative City Project, Dazzling Nights is back for its third year — and this time, it will be bigger and even more interactive.


The all-ages holiday event transforms the 50-acre Harry P. Leu Gardens into a stunning winter wonderland featuring a million dazzling lights, shining forests, magical displays, music and beautiful sculptures.


Highlights include a 70' long candy cane path, giant neon flowers, a brand new laser light show with live singers, meet and greet characters in an icy world, a giant, inflatable play area with a chimney slide, and so much more!



Tis the Season in Winter Garden
December 1, 2023 - January 7, 2024

Downtown Winter Garden transforms into a winter wonderland for 38 days of Tis the Season, outdoor holiday movies, light shows, carriage tours, boutique stroll, farmer’s market, and holiday music on the plaza are here to enjoy.



Colorful Christmas at Crayola Experience
Now - January 7, 2024

Experience the holidays Crayola-style at Colorful Christmas, hosted by Crayola Experience at The Florida Mall.


Can you help Santa and his friends save the holiday? Enjoy some SNOWtastic adventures as you go! Meet animatronic Christmas characters and listen to them tell stories as you solve their riddles. Step inside a life-sized snowglobe, watch a light show starring Scarlet and her singing reindeer friends. All while crafting unique gifts from the heart! Enjoy holiday fun the Crayola way! All included in general admission.



Asian Lantern Festival: Into the Wild
Now - January 14, 2024

Experience Central Florida Zoo like you’ve never seen it before! See different, hand-constructed, larger-than-life illuminated lantern displays around the Zoo on a 3/4 mile path. Celebrate the art, beauty and wonder of traditional Asian lantern festivals.



 


FRIDAY, DEC, 8, 2023


Celebrate the Season in Longwood

Celebrate the Season in Longwood
December 8, 2023

Join the festivities at the City of Longwood’s Annual Celebrate the Season Event. This holiday street party will feature an array of activities including photo opportunities with Santa, music by DJ Dennis, performances by One School of the Arts, an inflatable snow maze, giant fun slides, a petting zoo, a trackless train, 10+ food trucks and a major laser light show throughout the event.


Christmas at the Movies: A Very Merry Sequel CFCArts

CFCArts presents Christmas at the Movies: A Very Merry Sequel
December 8, 2023

This December, step into all your favorite holiday stories as the CFCArts Community Choir presents its annual holiday extravaganza, Christmas at the Movies!


This year’s concert will feature a stunning collection of music from films from this time of year. Join our powerful 300-voice Community Choir and members of the Symphony Orchestra for one of Central Florida’s favorite annual holiday traditions! Gather your family and friends to join the fun as CFCArts celebrates the season of joy and community through magnificent and brilliant arrangements of holiday movie music.


Symphony Serenade: Holiday Strings at Bok Tower Gardens

Symphony Serenade: Holiday Strings
December 8, 2023

Enjoy an intimate holiday concert experience with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra at Bok Tower Gardens. This program is specially curated by the musicians performing them. This evening of beautiful holiday music will feature outstanding OPO Principal Musicians plus a few special surprise guests.


Altamonte Springs Holiday Concerts

Altamonte Springs Holiday Concerts
December 8, 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.



Holiday Friday Nights at the Morse
December 8, 2023

The Morse Museum invites all to celebrate the holidays season this year with free admission from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.



Bikeriders Tour: Ben Nichols, Lulu and the Black Sheep
December 8, 2023

Bikeriders Tour: Ben Nichols, Lulu and the Black Sheep, with your host Oliver Peck live at Will's December 8th, 2023 at 8PM. Get tickets now.



CASPA
December 8, 2023

CASPA comes to Celine Orlando. Get your tickets now! 18+.



Flagman Traverser Ben Katzman's DeGreaser, and Breathless
December 8, 2023

Flagman Traverser Ben Katzman's DeGreaser, and Breathless is coming to Conduit. Get your tickets now!



Phony PPL
December 8, 2023

Phony PPL comes to The Social. Get your tickets now! 12+



SLANDER featuring Wavedash, Saka & Redline
December 8, 2023

SLANDER featuring Wavedash, Saka & Redline comes to The Vanguard in downtown Orlando. Get your tickets now! 18+



Tamar Braxton: Love and War 10 Year Anniversary Tour
December 8, 2023

Tamar Braxton: Love and War 10 Year Anniversary Tour comes to House of Blues Orlando at Disney Springs. Get your tickets now!



Vegan Glow Party at Market On South
December 8, 2023

Dance, eat, drink, glow, at Market on South with raffle giveaways every 30 minutes, live DJ, all vegan vendors, free glow sticks/led lights, and more.


Art After Dark at Lake Nona

Art After Dark at Lake Nona
Every Friday

Every Friday night, Art After Dark takes over Lake Nona Town Center from 6 pm.


Enjoy a stroll through our Town Center as you explore hand crafted artisan products, and tasty cuisine. Be sure to grab a glass a wine, stay a while to enjoy the art displayed on the six story art installation, The Beacon.


Sunset Walk’s Fired-up Fridays

Sunset Walk Fired-up Fridays

Every Friday

Friday nights, the Promenade at Sunset Walk presents Fired-Up Fridays, a free Car & Truck Show event with all makes, models, and years welcome of show car quality.


Featuring music by DJ Scotty B and Company, plus the very best regional live bands.


Winter Garden Friday on the Plaza

Winter Garden Friday on the Plaza
Every Friday

Come enjoy live music every Friday night on the Plaza, at Downtown Winter Garden, Centennial Plaza Gazebo.


Friday Muscle Car Show & Cruise Old Town Kissimmee

Friday Muscle Car Show & Cruise
Every Friday

Join the heart pounding excitement of high-performance engines and true horse power for our Muscle Car Show every Friday night at Old Town in Kissimmee. The Friday Muscle Car Show will begin at 3:00pm and the qualifications are show-quality muscle and factory-performance cars from 1964 and newer and classics from 1985 and older. Cars will cruise at 8:30pm and all cars registered can participate.



Duel of Fools at SAK Comedy Lab
Every Friday and Saturday

This is SAK’s signature improv show! Two teams of professional improvisers compete for your laughs with audience judges selected at the start of the show. The actors make up songs, scenes and characters right in front of your eyes with the help of the audience’s suggestions and participation. Appropriate for all ages. 7 pm.


King Of The Hill at SAK Comedy Lab
Every Friday and Saturday

In this knockdown, drag-out comedy battle, a cast of our professional performers pair up in teams of two and use audience suggestions to create scenes, songs and characters on the spot. After each round, the audience decides which team wins and which team loses. The winning team stays for the next round while the losers form new teams to dethrone the Kings. By the end there can only be one King of the Hill! 9 pm.



 


SATURDAY, DEC. 9, 2023



Mount Dora Snow in the Park

December 9, 2023

Mount Dora Snow in the Park is an afternoon filled with sledding, ice skating, and festive activities in Donnelly Park — and don’t miss a visit with Santa.


To sweeten the deal: donations of non-perishables at Lake Cares Food Pantry earn you fast pass tickets – so make sure to bring something your donations as part of spreading some cheer! The best Christmas event around is no…snow joke; don’t miss out on all the fun right here in town.



Winter Park Boat Parade
December 9, 2023

Organized by the Winter Park Rotary Club, head to Dinky Dock Park to see the Winter Park Boat Parade, featuring sparkling boat and dock holiday decorations created by residents and local business sponsors.



Oviedo Winter Fest
December 9, 2023

Fresh from the North Pole, tons of fun at Oviedo Winter Fest at Center Lake Park! With the purchase of an all inclusive wristband, you will have unlimited access to all the different activities, rides, and attractions. IF YOU GO ON OR IN any activity you need a wristband.


Kissimmee Main Street presents “Light up Kissimmee”.

Light Up Kissimmee
December 9, 2023

Kissimmee Main Street presents “Light up Kissimmee”. Our Christmas season kick-off begins by lighting up the entire Kissimmee’s Historic Downtown with wonderful holiday decor and lights! We will have parranda, the Broadway Welcome Station tree lighting and the City of Kissimmee tree lighting as well it’s going to be a Jolly Jolly Holiday!


Sanford Annual Parade of Lights

Sanford Annual Parade of Lights
December 9, 2023

The annual “Parade of Lights” on Saturday, December 9th from 6–8 PM offers residents and visitors a dazzling evening of exciting parade floats, lights and music with over 75 entrants parading downtown on 1st Street to celebrate the holidays.


11th Annual Violectric Holiday Show

11th Annual Violectric Holiday Show

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.



Paperback Romance, Parks and Razz, Stoned Mary
December 9, 2023

52 Productions Presents Grrrls Night w/ Paperback Romance, Parks and Razz, Stoned Mary, and More comes to The Conduit. Get your tickets now! 18+



Esh Morgan
December 9, 2023

Esh Morgan performs LIVE at Lil' Indie's 10pm-1am (Free) Get tickets now.



Luicidal Featuring OG SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Members
December 9, 2023

Luicidal Featuring OG SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Members LOUICHI MAYORGA, R.J. HERRERA, MIKE CLARK, and MANDO OCHOA, With The Hajj, Terminally Ill, Killed By Florida, Pilot Jonezzz. Live at Will’s Pub, get tickets now.



VIAL + JER
December 9, 2023

VIAL + JER comes to The Social. Get your tickets now! 12+




El Alfa
December 9, 2023

El Alfa is coming to Amway Center with his La Leyenda Del Dembow Tour on Sunday, December 10. Get your tickets now!



Lil Lotus, Makeout, and Sace6
December 9, 2023

Lil Lotus, Makeout, and Sace6 are coming to Conduit. Get your tickets now!

18+



Winter Park Christmas Sidewalk Market
December 9, 2023

This is an event you don't want to miss our sidewalk pop-up markets are always a great time! Featuring local artisans and makers under our covered sidewalk a full service coffee and wine bar inside the store and sourdough pizzas made fresh to order by C-M Bakari. Shop holiday decor and gifts relax with a chair massage by Moving Massage or grab a glass of wine and hang out in The Nine-Two Wine Room. If you've been looking for a laid back unique spot to hang out with friends (or meet new ones) shop or learn something new you will not be disappointed with Hometown! We have a little something to offer everyone come out and see why we're being called the "hidden gem" of Winter Park. Admission is free and all ages are welcome!



Thornton Park District SantaCon
December 9, 2023

Santacon is celebrated all over the Country and is simply a gathering of people dressed a Santa that go in a group from Restaurant and Bars celebrating the Holiday Season with tasty adult libations!



Faire Of The Dog Winter Market​
December 9, 2023

A vintage/makers market at Wills Pub, Lil Indies & Wally’s! 50+ vendors will be set up both inside and outside! There will be plants, vintage, art, jewelry, home goods, coffee, food & more

We also collect donations for the Pet Alliance of Orlando so be sure to bring food,toys or cash for a chance to enter our donation raffle and win some bar tabs. Free entry. All ages. Pup friendly so long as your pup is friendly!


Disney Springs Kids Club

Disney Springs Kids Club
Every Saturday

Dance, play and be entertained at engaging shows for kids of all ages at the Disney Springs Kids Club, taking place every Saturday. Free Entertainment and Free Parking.


Saturday Nite Classic Car Show & Cruise

Saturday Nite Classic Car Show & Cruise
Every Saturday

Join Old Town in Kissimmee every Saturday and take a trip down memory lane. The Old Town Classic Car Show has been a local tradition for over 30 years, it is one of the premier weekly car shows in Central Florida. The Saturday Classic Car Show begins at 1:00pm and welcomes show-quality 1985 and older hot rods, street rods, and antiques. Cars will cruise at 8:30pm. The event is free for participants and free for the public to attend.


Live Music on the Lawn in Lake Nona

Live Music on the Lawn in Lake Nona

Every Saturday

Live on the Lawn is your Saturday oasis to relax and recharge while listening to live music and playing lawn games with family and friends. Join Lake Nona from 11 am – 3 pm every Saturday!


Show Car Saturday Nights at Promenade at Sunset Walk

Show Car Saturday Nights at Promenade at Sunset Walk
Every Saturday

The Promenade at Sunset Walk is home to Show Car Saturday Nights. All makes and models are welcome and displayed along Margaritaville Boulevard.

Car enthusiasts will enjoy the music of DJ Scotty B while admiring an amazing collection of classic to modern automobiles, with live bands performing on the Promenade Plaza Stage nightly.


Orlando Area Sunday Farmers Markets

Orlando Area Saturday Farmers Markets
Every Saturday

The Winter Garden Farmers Market is your hometown market open every Saturday from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm. in beautiful Historic Winter Garden.


The Winter Park Farmers’ Market is one of the best produce and plant markets in Central Florida which takes place every Saturday morning from 8 am - 1 pm in Central Park.


The Lake Mary Farmers Market features local vendors of produce, plants, baked goods, and arts and crafts. The market is open every Saturday, from 9 am - 1:30 pm at Lake Mary City Hall.


Visit every Saturday at the City of Longwood Farmers Market at Reiter Park from 9 am - 2 pm, with locally sourced seafood and produce to handmade crafts and more.


Join in every Saturday morning in Lake Nona, the Lake Nona Farmers Market takes place in the beautiful Town Center from 11 am - 3 pm, shop local with the freshest produce and more.



Duel of Fools at SAK Comedy Lab
Every Friday and Saturday

This is SAK’s signature improv show! Two teams of professional improvisers compete for your laughs with audience judges selected at the start of the show. The actors make up songs, scenes and characters right in front of your eyes with the help of the audience’s suggestions and participation. Appropriate for all ages. 7 pm.


King Of The Hill at SAK Comedy Lab
Every Friday and Saturday

In this knockdown, drag-out comedy battle, a cast of our professional performers pair up in teams of two and use audience suggestions to create scenes, songs and characters on the spot. After each round, the audience decides which team wins and which team loses. The winning team stays for the next round while the losers form new teams to dethrone the Kings. By the end there can only be one King of the Hill! 9 pm.



 


SUNDAY, DEC. 10, 2023



We Are The Asteroid and The Ludes
December 10, 2023

We Are The Asteroid and more TBA perform LIVE at Will's Pub on December 10th, 2023, 8PM, $12/$15, 18+. Get tickets now.



Grandma Party at Stardust
December 10, 2023

Grandma Party features Art, unique gifts, jewelry, DJ's, live music, plants, vintage, food, full bar, raffle & more!



Santa’s Toy Drive Car and Truck Show
December 10, 2023

The Promenade at Sunset Walk invites you to give back this holiday season. Join us at Santa’s Toy Drive, in partnership with the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office Toy Drive Campaign.


A 2-toy donation is suggested for all car and truck owners, and spectators for the children of Central Florida. Special appearances by Santa Claus throughout the day.


FREE admission and parking. All years makes, models of show car quality are welcome.

Featuring live music by DJ Scotty B. and Team. Hundreds of dollars in raffle prize giveaways to show car participants, including a stay at Margaritaville Resort Orlando, plus Top 3 Merchant’s Choice trophies.


Orlando Farmers Market at Lake Eola Park

Orlando Area Sunday Farmers Markets
Every Sunday

One of the most popular farmers markets in Central Florida, Orlando Farmer’s Market is located in the heart of Orlando at Lake Eola park, and takes place Sundays 10 am - 4 pm.


Every week at Celebration Farmers Market there are multiple vendors here selling everything from fresh food and produce, to local crafted jewelry, and much more, with a beautiful backdrop of Lakeside Park, this is a must go to farmers market on Sundays, 9 am - 2 pm.


The popular East Orlando Farmers Market offers hand selected produce, creative local small business owners, along with botanical varieties to chose from. Every Sunday 11 am - 4 pm.


Clermont Farmer's Market features over 60 vendors selling seafood, organic produce, and other household items, this popular market is the place to go on Sundays 9 am - 2 pm.


Mount Dora’s open-air Mount Dora Village Market in Sunset Park is open Sundays from 9 am – 2 pm offering fresh products from over 50 market vendors



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