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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. This weekend in Orlando, take the family to a Christmas breakfast, decorate Gingerbread houses at American Girl tor attend the Oh! What Fun festival in Lake Nona’s Holiday. For anyone traveling, have a wonderful vacation.

Multiple Dates

Santa’s Enchanted Forest

Join us at the farm for Santa’s Enchanted Forest and Holiday Scavenger Hunt. The Enchanted Forest will open on Saturday, December 8th. We will be open from 6pm until 10pm on the following dates: December 8th, 14th, 15th, 21st and 22nd. (Friday and Saturday)

Winter Park Village Strolling Dickens Carolers

Every Saturday and Sunday from 6-9pm enjoy the sounds of the season as Dickens Carolers stroll our charming village. (Saturday and Sunday)

Annual Holiday Train Lights

3rd Annual Holiday Train Lights Fundraiser to benefit the Osceola Council on Aging. Ride on a real train (inch and a half scale) through 150,000+ holiday lights and 85+ inflatables and arrangements. Parking is $10 per car (Cash Only at Gate) and additional donations are encouraged. (All Weekend)

OH WHAT FUN! Lake Nona Holiday Festival

Lake Nona’s inaugural holiday festival will be filled with festive events for the whole family – including a skating rink, live entertainment, occasional snow falls, festive food and drink options, classic holiday movies, jolly appearances from Santa Claus and a mailbox for letters to the North Pole. (All Weekend – Santa only on Friday)

Friday, December 21, 2018

Junior Nature Explorers

Junior Nature Explorers at Mead Botanical Garden, Winter Park. Children 3 – 6 years old and their grown-up are invited to join in on new fun! Guided by Ms. Linda Jakubisin, Jr. explorers will experience a fun hike through the Garden and a nature activity and/or craft.

Free Holiday Photo Shoot at My Little Town

Dear Friends, we are very Glad to announce our FREE Holiday PHOTO SHOOT only at My Little Town. This Friday December 21st 2018, Bring your best Holidays Attire! My Little Town is happy to give you a very special Gift

Gingerbread House Decorating with American Girl

Design and Decorate your own gingerbread house! 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.

Groove at the Grove-Magic & Mayhem

This interactive family-oriented comedy and variety show is appropriate for all ages and features amazing magic, sidesplitting comedy and ChaChing the amazing bunny!

Hipstoric Friday in St.Cloud

Join us for a magical night full of Holiday fun! Hipstoric – An Amaryllis Christmas will feature a variety of Food Trucks, a special concert from Kenyon Lockry, Fire Truck Rides for all, the Grinch, and SANTA!!! This event is free to the public.

Kids Nights at Plaster Cottage of Clermont

Bring your kids over any Friday at 6:00 PM for plaster painting, pizza and fun! Each child may choose two plaster pieces to paint. Also included is pizza and juice or water to drink.

Mad Science Kids Night Out

Every Friday- Held at the Mad Science Lab inside of the Oviedo Mall. Includes dinner, science class, crafts, games, movie time, and more! $25/child! For kids 4-12 years old. No need to pre-register- just show up at the door at 6pm!

Snow in the Park

The City of Winter Park is proud to present its inaugural “Snow in the Park,” a family-friendly event to be held Friday, December 21 from 2 to p.m., in Central Park West Meadow located at the corner of Morse Boulevard and New York Avenue.

The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art Holiday Friday Nights

Free admission from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Live music from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on six consecutive holiday Friday nights, November 23 through December 28. Programming will also include gallery tours and an art demonstration on selected dates.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

A Very Merry Farmers Market

A Very Merry Farmers Market December 1, 8, 15, 22, 2018 9:00 am – 2:00 pm Visit Santa, shop for seasonal food and gifts, enjoy holiday music

A Whimsical Christmas Breakfast to Remember

Hopkins Park Community Center and the City of St. Cloud Parks and recreation present A Whimsical Breakfast to Remember Saturday, December 22, 2018 We are mindful of the hardships this time of year can bring.

Breakfast With Santa at Maggiono’s Pointe Orlando

Come enjoy our first annual breakfast with Santa on Saturday December 22nd! We will have two breakfast seatings: 9:00am-10:30am & 11:00am-12:30pm! Children will get the opportunity to meet and take a photo with Santa and will also receive a Holiday Gift to take home!

Breakfast with Santa at Santa’s Christmas Tree Forest

Breakfast with Santa at Santa’s Christmas Tree Forest in Eustis. Reserve your place at the table to join Santa for a very merry pancake breakfast.  Breakfast will include a hot breakfast buffet featuring mouth-watering elf-made pancakes with all the toppings, bacon, eggs and pastries.  Children will visit with Santa and receive a special gift.

Christmas Elf Workshop Saturday OPEN PLAY & Toy Collection

Calling all Elves! Donate a toy for the Baby DJ Christmas toy collection program! Bring a toy or purchase a toy at Baby Bottoms Boutique. Come dressed like an elf, enjoy PLAY time in the lounge and do elf things!

Family Night Skate

Go to family night at Astro Skate for 3 hours of skating fun for the entire family.$20 for a family of 5 with one adult/$7 for an individual.

Food Truck Fiesta

Come out to the Food Truck Fiesta for live music and great food. This is a fun, pet-friendly, family event that occurs every 4th Saturday of the month. Call or email for more information.

Lunch with Santa at Stanley Pond Farms

Merry Christmas Ya’ll! We have invited Santa to come help us around the farm this season! Come have lunch with him & his Elves & have some good ole fashion fun!

Painting with a Twist Saturday Kids Family Class

FAMILY CLASS for Kids 7 yrs & Up and Family. Please, No Infants or Toddlers. Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to check in, visit the beverage bar, get smocked and in your seat!

The Art Room: Between the Brushes

Leave your kids with us on Saturday mornings from 10:00am-noon. When you pick them up, they will be excited to show you their new 12 X 16 canvas masterpiece! A fun morning for children 5 years and up.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

American Girl Welcomes Santa

Share a holiday experience that includes a jolly “ho-ho-ho!” Santa is coming to the store, and he can’t wait to meet you and your girl. Whispering her wishes is an exciting holiday tradition, and a special pose with St. Nick is the perfect photo opportunity—bring your camera to capture the moment!

Campfire Christmas

What do s’mores, Christmas carols, fire pits, hotdogs and plenty of fun and games mean? It means welcoming you back for our second Campfire Christmas!

Family Movie Night and Game Night at Old Town

Bring the entire family to watch free movies on a big screen. Old Town will play family-friendly movies and classics every Sunday night. Bring a chair, grab some snacks at your favorite Old Town store, and spend the night watching a movie underneath the stars.

Wekiva Island Winter Wonderland

During the month of December, Wekiva Island is transformed into a Winter Wonderland where guests can enjoy falling snow flurries, take pictures with Santa, glide down our slide made from real snow, along with other crowd-favorite holiday activities.

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