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

It's the weekend and there's no shortage of things to do here in Orlando, and we've chosen all the fun and FREE EVENTS that are taking place throughout the weekend.


FREE Events & Things To Do in Orlando this Weekend


Best FREE Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend



FRIDAY, DEC. 8, 2023



College Park UMC Child Development Center Christmas Festival
December 8, 2023

Silent Auction, food trucks, Santa, games, bounce houses, kiddie train, crafts, and local vendors. Get the details.



Orange County's Free Movie in the Park
December 8, 2023

Bring your family and friends to Meadow Woods Community Park, 1751 Rhode Island Woods Circle, Orlando, on Friday, December 8 for the FREE Movie in the Park: The Grinch! This fun animated movie (rated PG, 90 mins.) starts at 6 p.m., shortly after dark. Bring lawn chairs and snacks, or purchase from food trucks.



Writer's Block Bookstore's Winter Garden Polar Express
December 8, 2023

Come join us for this exciting free event, The Winter Garden Polar Express! Meet us at the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation to redeem your "train ticket" and a special storytime of The Polar ExpressINSIDE the train. Then, children will be encourage to visit all the "train stations" to get their ticket punched at various Winter Garden shops including Ruby and Rust, Driftwood Market, Polkadotz, Foxtail, Ginger's Baking, Swalty Sisters and more! Each station will have a special goodie for each child with a ticket so make sure to stop by each participating shop. Climb aboard this Winter Garden, holiday adventure!



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.



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.


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.


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.



Community Presbyterian Church's Bethlehem Experience
December 8 - 9, 2023

This Christmas season, experience something special. What would it feel like to travel back in time 2000 years at the time of Jesus’ birth? We are bringing Bethlehem to YOU! Come experience all the sights, smells and sounds of Bethlehem at this one-of-a-kind event! Featuring live animals, 250,000 lights, a living nativity, Roman soldiers and politicians, ensemble of angles, marketplace, Bethlehem star, interactive night of wonder, hundreds of actors donned in costumes, and all kinds of foods & goods from Bible times!


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.


Snap memories in front of the picture-perfect photo walls and Peppermint Square’s 24-foot Christmas tree centerpiece with family and friends. Ready to trim the tree together at home? Pick out your perfect blue spruce or Douglas fir at the Peppermint Forest Christmas tree lot. Join us on the first night of Hanukkah to kickoff the festival of lights with a menorah blessing.



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.

Snow & Carolers on The Lawn Guests can enjoy the magic and wonder of a snowy holiday season, right on I-Drive. Every night from 7 to 8 p.m., eight snow machines will create flurries that blanket ICON Park’s central gathering place, The Lawn. Snowfall is nightly, with carolers every Saturday evening.

Holiday Light Show on The Wheel The Wheel at ICON Park is getting into the holiday spirit with the return of the popular holiday light show. Gather on The Lawn and watch as The Wheel’s 64,000 LED lights dance to a seasonal soundtrack during a 10-minute production


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.


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
Now - December 30, 2022

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.


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.


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.



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.


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.


Winter Garden Friday on the Plaza

Winter Garden Friday on the Plaza
Every Friday

Come enjoy live music every Friday night on the Plaza in Winter Garden.


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, and it's a perfect free night out for the whole family.


Enjoy a stroll through the 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.


The Promenade is home to over 2 dozen restaurants, retail shops, movie theaters, and entertainment options, located just ½ mile from the intersection of State Road 429 and U.S. 192, at 3251 Margaritaville Blvd. FREE admission and parking.



Little Listeners at Altamonte Library
Every Friday

Experience stories brought to life at Altamonte Library with fun books, interactive rhymes and craft activities during Little Listeners Storytime every Friday at 11 a.m. Sessions are tailored for ages 3 to 5 to help foster a love of reading.


Sessions run for 30 minutes. Parents must stay with child. Reservations are required.



Free Bingo Night at District Eat and Play Oviedo
Every Friday

Free Bingo each Friday night at District Eat and Play Oviedo Mall, Oviedo at 6pm.



 


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.



City of Ocoee’s Jolly Jamboree
December 9, 2023

Tis the season to be jolly! Celebrate the holiday season and bring the family to our Jolly Jamboree and Holiday Dog Parade!



Lake Fairview Marina's Boat Parade
December 9, 2023

You are invited to our 20th Annual Light Up the Lake Boat Parade. Crowned Rebels will play from 6pm-10pm. Bring a picnic and enjoy the lights and festivities. Parade starts at 7:30 Party continues while parade is underway.



Pine Hills Holiday Parade
December 9, 2023

Mark your calendar and plan to attend, participate, and celebrate with family, friends, and community partners. The 3rd Annual Pine Hills Parade will start at Barnett Park and Recreation located at 4801 West Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL. 32818 at 2:00 PM, and end at the park where food, fun, and community celebrations will continue until 5:00 PM!


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.


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.


Snap memories in front of the picture-perfect photo walls and Peppermint Square’s 24-foot Christmas tree centerpiece with family and friends. Ready to trim the tree together at home? Pick out your perfect blue spruce or Douglas fir at the Peppermint Forest Christmas tree lot. Join us on the first night of Hanukkah to kickoff the festival of lights with a menorah blessing.



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.

Snow & Carolers on The Lawn Guests can enjoy the magic and wonder of a snowy holiday season, right on I-Drive. Every night from 7 to 8 p.m., eight snow machines will create flurries that blanket ICON Park’s central gathering place, The Lawn. Snowfall is nightly, with carolers every Saturday evening.

Holiday Light Show on The Wheel The Wheel at ICON Park is getting into the holiday spirit with the return of the popular holiday light show. Gather on The Lawn and watch as The Wheel’s 64,000 LED lights dance to a seasonal soundtrack during a 10-minute production.



City of Apopka's Christmas Parade
December 9, 2023

Join the City of Apopka's 47th Annual Christmas Parade: "A Christmas Story In Apopka". Presented by The Foliage Sertoma Club of Apopka and the City of Apopka everyone is invited to this annual parade. The route runs northbound on Park Avenue from United Methodist Church of Apopka to Votaw Road.



Community Presbyterian Church's Bethlehem Experience
December 8 - 9, 2023

This Christmas season, experience something special. What would it feel like to travel back in time 2000 years at the time of Jesus’ birth? We are bringing Bethlehem to YOU! Come experience all the sights, smells and sounds of Bethlehem at this one-of-a-kind event! Featuring live animals, 250,000 lights, a living nativity, Roman soldiers and politicians, ensemble of angles, marketplace, Bethlehem star, interactive night of wonder, hundreds of actors donned in costumes, and all kinds of foods & goods from Bible times!


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.


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
Now - December 30, 2022

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.


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.


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.



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.



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!


Saturday Special at Pioneer Village

Saturday Special at Pioneer Village
Every Saturday

Visit Pioneer Village at Shingle Creek 2491 Babb Road, Kissimmee every Saturday morning and enjoy a special activity. All materials will be provided with admission and is great for all ages.



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.



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 11am – 3pm every Saturday!


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 and all cars registered can participate.


The Classic Car Show is free for participants and free for the public to attend. It’s the perfect outing for families of every generation, young and old, to enjoy.


Show Car Saturday Nights at Promenade at Sunset Walk

Show Car Saturday Night at Promenade at Sunset Walk
Every Saturday

The Promenade at Sunset Walk is home to the free 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.


Throughout the evening, find your favorite restaurants and shops at the Promenade at Sunset Walk.


Lake Nona Farmers Market

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.



 


SUNDAY, DEC. 10, 2023



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.



Chanukah on the Park
December 10, 2023

Mark your calendars for December 10th at 5:30PM for the annual Chanukah on the Park celebration! Free and fun for all ages! Hope to see you there!



Chanukah Family Festival
December 10, 2023

Chabad of South Orlando presents the Unity Chanukah Community Celebration with tubing on real snow, lighting of an ice carved Menorah, and more! Kindle 4 Lights tonight; In commemoration of the miracle of Chanukah we kindle the Chanukah lights—oil lamps or candles—each evening of the eight-day festival, increasing the number of lights each evening. Tonight we kindle four lights.


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.


Snap memories in front of the picture-perfect photo walls and Peppermint Square’s 24-foot Christmas tree centerpiece with family and friends. Ready to trim the tree together at home? Pick out your perfect blue spruce or Douglas fir at the Peppermint Forest Christmas tree lot. Join us on the first night of Hanukkah to kickoff the festival of lights with a menorah blessing.



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.

Snow & Carolers on The Lawn Guests can enjoy the magic and wonder of a snowy holiday season, right on I-Drive. Every night from 7 to 8 p.m., eight snow machines will create flurries that blanket ICON Park’s central gathering place, The Lawn. Snowfall is nightly, with carolers every Saturday evening.

Holiday Light Show on The Wheel The Wheel at ICON Park is getting into the holiday spirit with the return of the popular holiday light show. Gather on The Lawn and watch as The Wheel’s 64,000 LED lights dance to a seasonal soundtrack during a 10-minute production


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.


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
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.


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.


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.



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.


Orlando Farmers Market at Lake Eola Park

Orlando Area Sunday Farmers Markets
Weekly, 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.


Central Florida Farmers Markets


 


IDEAS FOR FREE THINGS TO DO IN ORLANDO


Enjoy Disney Springs in Orlando for free

Disney Springs

Disney Springs is a wonderful place to waste away a few hours or more, and it's free to visit, and parking is free too.


Stroll through Town Center at Disney Springs to view vibrant displays from talented artists at the Art Walk, let the kids enjoy the interactive fountains, while everyone will love checking out a unique collection of stores including The Coca Cola Store, M&M's World, Lego Imagination Center and more.


You can take a break at The Welcome Center with air conditioning, comfy chairs and freeice water.


Enjoy the free entertainment atmultiple locations where individual musicians and bands perform in the evening, plus House of Blues frequently offers free live music at its Front Porch Bar, Raglan Road usually has free live music on their patio, and on a Saturday morning there is even a free kids club with lots of entertainment!


Visit Disney's Boardwalk for free

Disney's Boardwalk

Disney’s BoardWalk is gorgeous, built around a lake and is beautifully themed to be reminiscent of Cape May or Coney Island in the 1940s.


It’s free to enter and fun just walking around and enjoying the atmosphere, in the evening you can enjoy street performers (jugglers, comedians, fire-eaters, jazz ensembles, etc.), and at any time of the day or nigh you can take a trip on a friendship boat!


Free Walt Disney World Monorail Tour

Walt Disney World Monorail Transportation

You can take three different Monorail rides at Walt Disney World, all for FREE.


The inner Monorail circles the three Monorail resorts, Contemporary, Polynesian and Grand Floridian. You can get off and explore each resort, or just enjoy the ride and the view, as often as you wish, altho at night you might just want to stop at the Contemporary and enjoy the spectacular view of the fireworks from the balcony, and yes its free.


You can also ride the express Monorail that just goes between the Ticket and Transportation Center and the Magic Kingdom for the same view, but no stops at the resorts, although this can get very busy!