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Orlando Weekend Guide: The Top Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend January 6 - 8

Updated: Jan 7, 2023

It's a new year, the holidays are over, and Orlando is kicking off January as it does every week of every year, with an exciting lineup of amazing things to do.


It might only be the first weekend of 2023 but there is so much going on, and whatever you decide to do this January weekend, have an awesome time, and enjoy!


Top Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend

Top Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend



Three King Celebration at SeaWorld

Friday, January 6 2023


In honor of the cherished tradition of Latin cultures, families are invited to SeaWorld Orlando to commemorate the arrival of the Three Wise Men.


The Three Kings Celebration at SeaWorld Orlando, allows families to enjoy festive music and cuisine, plus extended opportunities to enjoy special performances in Nautilus Theater, and the Sea of Trees, SeaWorld's festive holiday lights.


Keep the spirit of the holidays burning brighter and longer than ever with this special event on Friday, January 6, 2023.


Three King Celebration at SeaWorld


Lunch & Learn: A Century of Orlando Public Library

Friday, January 6 2023


In celebration of the 100-year anniversary of the Orlando Public Library and the Orange County Library System, join Orange County Regional History Center as they look back at the library system’s century of service to Orange County.


The will explore the important role that libraries play in their communities and take an in-depth look at the fascinating story of how OCLS has grown along with our community from the singular Albertson Public Library in 1923 to the far-reaching, widely utilized resource we know today.


Lunch & Learn: A Century of Orlando Public Library


Fitness Friday - Free Yoga Class At Disney Springs

Friday, January 6 2023

Relax your mind and stretch your body during a one-hour yoga class sponsored by lululemon at Disney Springs, in Walt Disney World.


The event will begin at 9:15 am, outside Ever After Jewelry, with complimentary parking is available in the Orange Garage starting at 8:45 am.


Please arrive at least 15 minutes early and bring your yoga mat and water bottle.


The first 35 participants to pre-register and check in will receive a gift from lululemon.



Fitness Friday - Free Yoga Class At Disney Springs


The Killer Robots! Robotica Destructiva

Friday, January 6 2023


WORLD PREMIERE at The Enzian Theatre!

A trio of android warrior sisters are awakened from a 10,000 year sleep to do battle with a series of mechanized warlords and other assorted killer robots.

Orlando’s The Killer Robots! is an intergalactic multimedia project that is equal parts GWAR, Kiss, Alice Cooper, bizzarro comic books and old sci-fi movies!

Formed in 2004 they quickly became known for their anarchic stage shows and goofball music. Knowing that the denizens of Central Florida could handle the madness, they organized a guerilla theater troupe for every show they played in order to maximize the chaos.

In 2016 they broke into the world of feature films with the release of The Killer Robots! Crash and Burn! Now, 6 years later they return with the unstoppable force that is Robotica Destructiva!

The Killer Robots! Robotica Destructiva


Rising Up Angry at Ace Cafe Orlando

Friday, January 6 2023


A night of Metal at the Ace. Come Rock out with the Local Legends RISING UP ANGRY with Special Guest SOULSWITCH, SOMEBODY'S HERO and all the way down from Nashville the bands CRUSADE and LINES IN THE SKY.



If you like hard rock and heavy metal then you need to be at this show. It's gonna be insane!


Rising Up Angry at Ace Cafe Orlando


Three Kings Day in Lake Nona

Saturday, January 7, 2023


Join Lake Nona for a Three Kings Day celebration on Saturday, January 7 from 3 – 9 pm at Lake Nona Town Cente.


This family-friendly event features live entertainment, activities for the whole family, and delicious eats.


Don’t wait for an epiphany, you’re not going to want to miss this event!


Lake Nona Town Center Events


Saved By The 90's at House of Blues Orlando

Saturday, January 7, 2023

Saved by the 90s is a national sensation that is bringing back the 90s with a huge interactive party, featuring a live 90s cover band that will blow your socks off!


The Saved By the 90's party kicks off this Saturday at The House of Blues Orlando, get your tickets now.


Saved by the 90s is the highest-quality, longest-running live music 90s party on Earth!


Saved By the 90's The House of Blues Orlando


Three Kings Day 2023 at Old Town Kissimmee

Saturday, January 7, 2023


The Osceola Chamber will once again be hosting the 19th annual Three King’s Day Osceola at Old Town in Kissimmee on Sunday, January 8, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


The celebrations at Old Town will include a visit from the Three Kings, where you can meet the Three Kings and take a photo with them.


Everyone can enjoy FREE Hotdogs, and FREE popcorn.


In the spirit of giving and celebration of Three Kings Day, The Osceola Chamber’s Three Kings Day celebration will include toy giveaways for children under the age of 11, bicycle and tablet giveaways by random lottery throughout the event, business vendors, live music, and more.


Three Kings Day 2023 at Old Town Kissimmee


Sleeping Beauty at Dr Phillips Center

Saturday, January 7, 2023


Don't miss the world's favorite masterpiece of classical ballet, the internationally acclaimed,The State Ballet Theatre of Ukraine returns to North America and Canada in the 22/23 season for the sparkling performances.



Tickets are still available.


The evil fairy Carabosse curses Princess Aurora for 100 years of sleep with a single-finger prick on her 16th birthday. Doomed by fate, only a sweet kiss from the prince can break the spell and wake up the sleeping beauty.


A fascinating tale comes to life in Andrey Litvinov's exquisite production, "a master class in classical style" (The Guardian), with "some of the most delightful steps in the 19th-century repertoire". This superb classical production features Tchaikovsky's delightful music, visually stunning with lavish sets and elaborate costumes.




History Alive! Florida’s Pioneering Spirit

Saturday, January 7, 2023


The first Saturday of every month, history comes alive at the Orange County Regional History Center!


Visitors engage with history through interactive experiences and themed hands-on activities the whole family can enjoy.


This Saturday the theme is Florida’s Pioneering Spirit.


Activities are free with regular admission. Bank of America cardholders, members, Florida educators, and Orange County employees receive free admission.


History Alive! Florida’s Pioneering Spirit Orange County Regional History Center


Planet Rock With DJ Icey, Baby Anne & Monk

Saturday, January 7, 2023


Take an intergalactic journey to Planet Rock featuring Orlando legends and industry pioneers DJ Icey b2b Baby Anne, Monk, This Saturday from 9pm, at The Vanguard on Orange Avenue.



Planet Rock With DJ Icey, Baby Anne & Monk


UK Tribute Tour! The Police The Cure The Cult

Saturday, January 7, 2023


UK Tribute Tour - featuring live tribute bands of The Police, The Cure & The Cult live on stage at the Ace Cafe Orlando.


The Police – by Zendatta

The Police ultimate tribute band hails from South Florida. The band, founded in 1995, has performed extensively in some of the best venues in the country and abroad. Fans rave about their impressive performances, describing Zendatta shows as a true experience of the original sounds and energy of The Police. Their Band members, Gerard Ubieda, Joe Mart, and Rick Bigai, have garnered success and recognition throughout their careers, including Latin Grammy nominations.


The Cure – by Love Song

The Cure Tribute Experience delivers an amazing show just like you are watching The Cure perform live in concert! Rusty Wilmot is Robert Smith personified on stage! People have mistaken him for the real frontman on many occasions! The band has spent hundreds of hours perfecting the exact sounds of every song, along with a mesmerizing visual show of lights and videos to add to the experience. LOVESONG is a full concert experience filled with songs and video elements that pay tribute to Robert Smith and the legacy of the iconic band and music.


The Cult – by Cult Revolution

The Cult Tribute band is the most authentic tribute to the famous UK band, The Cult. Robbie Sinn on lead vocals is as close to Ian Astbury as it gets! The Cult formed in 1983 and dominated the rock charts with hits like Spiritwalker, Rain, She Sells Sanctuary, Love Removal Machine, Wild Flower, and Fire Woman.


Tickets available from Ace Cafe Orlando


The Police – by Zendatta Orlando


Orange County Library 100 Year Celebration Kickoff

Saturday, January 7, 2023


Orange County Library System celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2023, and staff have already begun planning memorable programs and events throughout the new year to celebrate the monumental anniversary.

The year long celebrations begin in January at the Orlando Public Library with the 100 Year Celebration Kickoff Event on January 7.

The event is free to the public, and everyone is encouraged to join in the celebrations.


Orange County Library 100 Year Celebration Kickoff


Brevard Renaissance Fair - Pirate Weekend

Saturday, January 7 & Sunday, January 8, 2023


The Brevard Renaissance Fair kicks off with Pirate Weekend!


Ahoy me mateys, we be needin’ all hands on deck as we set sail for adventure! Would-be sea dogs are challenged by the Prince to bandy about their saltiest language in the “Talk Like A Pirate Contest”. The'll also be judgin’ the finer points of how a lass fills in her corset at our “Bustier Contest.” Yarr!


Brevard Renaissance Fair - Pirate Weekend


St Pete Comic Con

Saturday, January 7 & Sunday, January 8, 2023


St. Pete Comic Con is happening this weekend, Saturday, January 7, and Sunday, January 8, and its a true nerd event, all under the roof of St Pete's Coliseum in historic downtown St. Petersburg.


The two-day, multi-genre event will feature comics, anime, sci-fi, and cosplay, with guests including comic artist Christopher Jones, known for his work on major titles like Young Justice, Avenger’s Earths Mightiest Heroes, and Doctor Who. Disney animator Peter Raymundo whose work includes Mulan, Lilo & Stitch, Tarzan, Princess and the Frog and more.


Plus, four of Florida’s top cosplayers, Dark Lady Cosplay, Amazon Cosplayer, Star Cos22, and Avera Cosplay are appearing both days and will be hosting panels, judging contests, and meeting fans at their booths.


In addition, there will be more than 50 hours of programming that ranges from contests to K-pop dance to panel discussions.


St Pete Comic Con


Neil deGrasse Tyson at Dr Phillips Center

Sunday, January 8, 2023


Neil deGrasse Tyson takes to the stage in the Walt Disney Theater at Dr Phillips Center with his latest show: The Search for Life in the Universe.


NOW SOLD OUT!


In this illustrated talk, it all begins with Mars. Neil reviews the ongoing effort to search for habitable planets, liquid water, and life in the cosmos, culminating in the search for intelligent life and whether or not it already exists on Earth.


Neil deGrasse Tyson Walt Disney Theater  Dr Phillips Center  The Search for Life in the Universe


KrampusCON at Krush Brau Park

Now through January 8, 2023


Krampus Con is taking place at Krusch Brau Park, easy to find next to the Gator Inn Motel on Hwy 192.


Krampus Con is a fully immersive experience where you go through a laser swamp, a bone cave and finally end up in Krampus' throne room all while the evil elves provide four shots (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) to drink throughout the maze.


Photo ops with Krampus are available.


A full menu of Krampus' favorite German eats, and drinks will be available for purchase before or after your experience. So come early or stay late as you enjoy the fully immersive Krampus Shot Experience while traveling through Krampus’ realm!


KrampusCON at Krush Brau Park


Asian Lantern Festival: Into The Wild

Now Through January 15, 2023


The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens transforms at night into the Asian Lantern Festival: Into the Wild!


Experience the Zoo like you’ve never seen it before! See over 30 different, hand-constructed illuminated lantern displays around the Zoo on a 3/4 mile path. Celebrate the art, beauty and wonder of traditional Asian lantern festivals.


Food and beverages are available for purchase.


Guests of all ages can enjoy this unique event. Tickets must be purchased online.


Asian Lantern Festival: Into The Wild at Central Florida Zoo


Orlando Area Farmers Markets


Every weekend there are some awesome farmers markets happening throughout the area, check out our guide to the when and where!


Saturday, January 7, 2023

Winter Garden Farmers Market

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


Winter Park Farmer's Market

The Saturday Farmers’ Market is one of the best produce and plant markets in central Florida which takes place every Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Central Park.


Lake Mary Farmer's Market

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


City of Longwood Farmer's Market

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


Lake Nona Farmers Market

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



Sunday, January 8, 2023

Orlando Farmers Market at Lake Eola Park

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 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Celebration Farmers Market

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 a.m. to 2 p.m


East Orlando Farmer's Market

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

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 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Downtown Mount Dora Village Market

Mount Dora’s open-air Mount Dora Village Market in Sunset Park is open Sundays from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm offering fresh products from over 50 market vendors.


Central Florida Farmers Markets


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