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FREE Events & Things To Do in Orlando this Holiday Weekend, Dec. 22 - 25, 2023

It's the holiday weekend, and Christmas is finally here, and Orlando is buzzing with folks from around the world celebratig Christmas in Orlando, and whetehr you're a visitor, or an Orlando local, we've listed all the holly jolly, and FREE EVENTS that are taking place throughout the holiday weekend.


FREE Events & Things To Do in Orlando this Weekend


Best FREE Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend



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FRIDAY, DEC. 22, 2023


Altamonte Springs Holiday Concerts

Altamonte Springs Holiday Concerts
December 22, 2023

Enjoy live music from BlueMoon Holiday Band, a jazz, R&B, funk and soul band from Orlando. performing holiday hits at Altamonte Springs Holiday Concerts in Cranes Roost Park. Plus, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus in the Plaza. Admission is free.



Holiday Friday Nights at the Morse
December 22, 2023

The Morse Museum invites all to celebrate the holidays season with free admission from 4 pm - 8 pm, featuring live music from "Beautiful Music Three Flutes Only."


Holiday Movie at Lake Eola Park
December 22, 2023

Join the Downtown Development Board as they present The Nightmare Before Christmas at Lake Eola Park. Bring your blankets, gather the family, and immerse yourself in the magic of the season.



Mills 50 Parking Lot Party
December 22, 2023

Get ready Mills50 - It's the last Parking Lot Party of 2023 at Wally's on Friday, December 22nd starting at 6 pm! Enjoy an awesome line-up of food trucks for you to enjoy and Wally's bartenders will be slanging drinks all night long! Let's Party!


Oh, What Fun! Lake Nona
December 22, 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.



Holiday Nights at ICON Park
December 22, 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.


Promenade at Sunset Walk in Kissimmee, HOLINIGHTS

Holinights Celebrations
December 22, 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.


The popular entertainment, shopping and dining destination, is hosting several holiday events throughout the festive season including Holinights on select nights from 5.00 pm to 10.00 pm


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!


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

Holidays At Disney Springs
December 22, 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!


Light Up Eustis

Now Snowing In Celebration
December 22, 2023

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.


Tis the Season in Winter Garden
December 22, 2023

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.


Friday Muscle Car Show & Cruise Old Town Kissimmee

Friday Muscle Car Show & Cruise
December 22, 2023

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.



 


SATURDAY, DEC. 23, 2023



Holiday Drone Light Show
December 23, 2023

This holiday drone show will feature a dazzling display of synchronized drones flying in formation to create beautiful holiday-themed designs in the night sky. Attendees will be able to sit back and watch the light show from the comfort of their own blankets and lawn chairs beginning at 8 pm.


Saturday Nite Classic Car Show & Cruise

Saturday Nite Classic Car Show & Cruise
December 23, 2023

Join Old Town in Kissimmee 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.


Oh, What Fun! Lake Nona
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.



Holiday Nights at ICON Park
December 23, 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.


Promenade at Sunset Walk in Kissimmee, HOLINIGHTS

Holinights Celebrations
December 23, 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 featuring 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!


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

Holidays At Disney Springs
December 23, 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!


Now Snowing In Celebration
December 23, 2023

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.


Cranes Roost Park Light Up the Holidays
December 23, 2023

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.


Tis the Season in Winter Garden
December 23, 2023

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.



 


SUNDAY, DEC. 24, 2023



Holiday Nights at ICON Park
December 24, 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.


Promenade at Sunset Walk in Kissimmee, HOLINIGHTS

Holinights Celebrations
December 24, 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 including 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!


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

Holidays At Disney Springs
December 24, 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!


Now Snowing In Celebration
December 24, 2023

Now Snowing is a 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.


Cranes Roost Park Light Up the Holidays
December 24, 2023

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.


Tis the Season in Winter Garden
December 24, 2023

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.


The countdown to the big day is on, and with so little time to get organized before Santa comes down the chimney, we've put together a nice list of when Central Florida's Malls close on Christmas Eve!


Here is everything you need to know about which major grocery stores are open and when they close on Christmas Eve here in Orlando.



 


MONDAY, DEC. 25 2023



Holiday Nights at ICON Park
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.


Promenade at Sunset Walk in Kissimmee, HOLINIGHTS

Holinights Celebrations
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 including 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!


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

Holidays At Disney Springs
December 25, 2023

Enjoy a host of holiday-themed activities and savor the comforting flavors of the season, yes Disney Springs is open on Christmas Day!


Whether you're visiting Orando for the holidays or you're a local, you will not be short of amazing holly jolly things to do, and even on Christmas Day, there is a sled full of amazing things to do, check out our nice list for all the details!


From resort restaurants, and standalone favorites, to the grandest of holiday buffets, Orlando offers Christmas Day Dinner for everyone, and here at Gotta go Orlando we've brought together all the dining options throughout Orlando.


Here is everything you need to know about which major grocery stores are open and when they close on Christmas Day here in Orlando.



Whatever You Do This Holiday Weekend, Have Fun!

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