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It’s the weekend before Christmas, as we enter the final countdown before the big day there are a lot of events happening around town. For anyone traveling, have a wonderful vacation.

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Multiple Dates

30 Days of Christmas in Downtown Orlando

Holiday décor, light shows, music and snow set to operate nightly from December 2 – December 31 starting at 6pm, 7pm, 8pm and 9pm. In partnership with the Downtown Development Board, Church Street Marketplace a ShopCore Property

A Merry Winter Garden Light Show

Watch as City Hall is transformed with A Very Merry Light Show from 6pm to 9pm! Using digital mapping and projection, City Hall magically will feature animated holiday greetings!

Central Florida Zoo: Asian Lantern Festival

The Asian Lantern Festival: Into the Wild is the only event in Central Florida celebrating the culture, art, and beauty of traditional lantern festivals celebrated throughout Asia for centuries.

Oh What Fun Lake Nona Holiday Festival

Lake Nona is kicking off the holiday season with its second annual Oh What Fun! A Holiday Festival featuring a flurry of festive activities for the whole family.

The Nutcracker Family Performance

Seeing the Nutcracker ballet is a time-honored holiday tradition. However, the full ballet might be a bit much for younger kids. Instead take them to the Nutcracker Family Performance of the Orlando Ballet.

Friday, December 20, 2019

Gingerbread House Decorating

Take part in one of the season’s tastiest traditions in an event your family will love— gingerbread house decorating! This festive activity includes everything your girl needs to make a one-of-a-kind holiday centerpiece with gingerbread pieces, frosting, and lots of candy decorations.

Grinchmas Afternoon Tea Experience

Join us for a Grinchmas Themed Afternoon Tea Experience with A Selection of Finger Sandwiches, Freshly Baked Scones served with Devonshire Cream and Preserves, Assorted Miniature Pastries and Unlimited Loose Leaf Tea.

Movie in the Park – Baldwin Park

Baldwin Park’s 3rd Annual Movie in the Park featuring ELF! Come join us for this FREE event for all ages. Grab your kids and friends for a night of laughs. We encourage you to bring a chair and/or blanket and arrive early to get a spot.

Nutcracker Ballet Performance at Rosen Shingle Creek

Dancing mice, toy soldiers and sugarplum fairies come to life in Rosen Shingle Creek’s Nutcracker Ballet Orlando, an abbreviated version of the holiday favorite performed in the hotel’s grand lobby by the talented young dancers at the Elizabeth Parsons School of Dance in Windermere.

Santa Stories at Waterford Lakes Town Center

Presented by AdventHealth, Join Santa at his workshop as he shares his favorite holiday stories with you! Come and create a special craft, enjoy tasty snacks and refreshments while listening to an uplifting holiday story!

Saturday, December 21, 2019

A Merry Winter Garden Light Show

Watch as City Hall is transformed with A Very Merry Light Show from 6pm to 9pm! Using digital mapping and projection, City Hall magically will feature animated holiday greetings!

Cookie Decorating

Celebrate the season with a sweet treat, cookie decorating at American Girl! Your girl can get creative by decorating three holiday cookies with festive frosting and sprinkles.

Holiday Spectacular at Gymnastics USA


Merry Tuba Christmas

Enjoy the rich sounds of Christmas as tuba, euphonium, sousaphone & baritone players of all ages gather in Central Park to perform a FREE concert from the main stage beginning at 1 p.m.

MetroWest WinterFest Event

Mr. & Mrs. Claus, Snow Slide, Skating Rink, Pony Rides, Merry-Go-Round and SANTA is parachuting into the event! This will be the biggest event yet! COME JOIN US for music, food and lots of FUN!!

Movie Night with Santa in the Park

Movie Night in Dartmouth Park! Bring Blankets / Lawn Chairs! Admission is FREE! 4:30 PM: Food Trucks/Vendors Decorate Christmas Cookies @ The Church on the Drive Booth Write Letters to Santa @ The Luxe Mortgage Booth Meet Santa @ Get Photos!

Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer: The Musical

The beloved holiday classic Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer has been set to music and is playing on stage at the Dr. Phillips Center. As much as we loved the original cartoon special when we were kids, your children will love the new musical.

Santa’s Twilight 5k

A Holiday themed night run in Historic Downtown Clermont. A scenic course through Downtown and the surrounding residential streets and trails of Clermont.

Winter Walk Party at SKELETONS

Join us for some Holiday fun! Enjoy extra touch tables, holiday sweets, photos in our exhibits, winter scavenger hunts, and beautiful seasonal decorations. For the month of December we will have the Museum decorated for the winter season, but for one day only, we invite you to enjoy our Winter Walk Event!

Winter Wonderland Festival

Santa is Coming to the Winter Festival in Lake Nona! Play Reindeer Games, Holiday Crafts, Photos with Santa, Great Food, and Snow Flurries!

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Chanukah on the Park

Chabad of Greater Portland Orlando Presents Chanukah on the Park The evening stars Duvie Shapiro and will include a Grand Menorah Lighting, Cash Gelt Drop, Chasidic Dancers, Glatt Kosher Food, Strolling Magic, Live Musical Entertainment, Sufganiyot Donuts, Kids Activities & More!

Holiday Sunday Fundays at Boxi Park

Sundays in December will be holiday fun for the entire family at Boxi Park. Come out for holiday crafts, seasonally-inspired food and drinks, and family friendly entertainment. Every Sunday in December from noon to 4PM.

Holiday Tea Orlando

Create an unforgettable experience at American Girl’s 2019 Holiday Tea Orlando! We’ll serve a selection of delectable treats and delicious drinks for both kids and adults.

Lessons and Carols

This annual service follows a traditional King’s College, Cambridge, sequence of nine lessons telling the Advent/Christmas story. These are interspersed with congregational hymns and choral works which reflect and meditate upon them.

Santa Brunch in Orlando

Share a holiday experience that includes a jolly “ho-ho-ho” with a Santa Brunch in Orlando at American Girl. Santa is coming to the store, and he can’t wait to meet you and your girl.

Which of these activities do you plan to do in Orlando this weekend?