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It’s the first weekend of December, and even though we live in Florida, it definitely feels like winter. So grab those Ugg boots and put on your parkas and enjoy some holiday activities with your family this weekend in Orlando.

this weekend in Orlando

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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.

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, Orlando Weekly and the Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando, Church Street District will illuminate and entertain downtown visitors

Friday, December 6, 2019

The City of Apopka welcomes you to join us Friday December 6th, for our annual Tree Lighting and Winter Wonderland event as we light up the Park. Train rides, face painting, food truck round up vendors, Florida snowfall, performances by local schools and special guest Santa will join us for pictures

Baldwin Park First Fridays

Over 80 local artisans of all genres will display their art while guests shop and stroll through the heart of downtown Baldwin Park. Also featured are many Central Florida based small businesses and non-profit organizations with products and offerings ranging from health and fitness, to beauty and fashion, as well as community service opportunities.

Christmas Food Truck Festival

Join us in our parking lot for Santa, Strolling Carolers, Bounce Houses, Food Trucks, a CDC Fundraiser, and Beer Garden raising funds for our Campus Beautification project.

City of Orlando Tree Lighting Ceremony at Lake Eola

Save the date for the Mayor Buddy Dyer’s annual Tree Lighting Celebration at Lake Eola Park. This free event features a ceremonial first lighting of Lake Eola Park’s 72-foot Christmas tree, live music and performances, vendor booths, and The Daily City’s Food Truck Bazaar serving delicious bites.

Kids Night Out- Florida Film Academy

Join us Friday December 6th for a pizza party, treats and a night of holiday movie making fun. Students work together as a team to make original short films during this popular Friday night event.

Light Up Baldwin Park

Come celebrate Light Up Baldwin Park in conjunction with the Baldwin Park First Friday Festival. The event is free to attend, and will be held in the Baldwin Park Village Center on December 6th, at 5:30pm.

Light Up Clermont

This annual holiday tradition includes an community tree-lighting ceremony being led by the City of Clermont’s own Mayor Gail Ash on Friday, and a Hometown Christmas parade through downtown Clermont on Saturday.

Live Nativity Scene Production and Southern Santa

Non-denominational holiday event depicting Jesus’ birth and the visit from the 3 Kings of the Orient with live animals and live actors. Also included is “Southern Santa” who will be onsite to speak with the children about their Christmas gift wishes.

Maitland’s Getdown Downtown Block Party

Maitland’s Getdown Downtown returns Friday, Dec. 6, on Independence Lane with lots of good food and music from the 501 Band. Music, Kid Zone, Games & Food!

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.

Santa’s Arrival at My Little Town

Dear Friends, We Have an Amazing SURPRISE!!! This Friday December 6th 2019 SANTA CLAUS is arriving at My Little Town and He’s bringing SNOW with him!!!

St.Cloud Annual Tree Lighting

Join us in a special celebration to light up the spirit of St. Cloud. See Santa, visit the elf driving school and enjoy live musical performances, a bounce house, a train ride, “snow” and our “snow” slide.

Winter on the Avenue

Join in the tradition of Winter Park holiday festivities as Park Avenue is transformed into a winter wonderland, complete with a tree lighting, carolers, and a visit from Santa.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Annual St Cloud Holiday Festival

It’s the 41st annual Holiday Festival with over 130 artists and crafters, festival food and live entertainment! It’s a family friendly event, downtown St Cloud!

Annual Wild Winter Wonderland

Take your photo with Santa Claus & The Grinch (located inside Santa’s Enchanted Forest) Visit Mrs.Claus inside her cottage for story time ‘tails’ with her woodland friends Kids activities include a work shop, crafts, face painting, wildlife encounters, and more to come!

Avalon Aglow

This free community event is open to the public and will begin at 3 p.m. with east Orlando’s premier holiday parade and wrap up at 9 p.m. with a fireworks show. The day will feature community performances, pictures with Santa, bounce park, real snow, vendors and train rides.

Breakfast with Santa- Lake Nona YMCA

This weekend in Orlando, have a morning of fun and eat your breakfast with Santa! Sit on Santa’s lap, get creative with a Christmas craft and eat a yummy breakfast that Santa’s elves prepared. Open to the Public! Free for Members; $15 for Non Members.

Breakfast with Santa at RedCone Ice Cream

Enjoy a delicious breakfast with crepes and waffles while doing a Christmas activity with your kids, preparing a letter to Santa and giving it to him when picture and meet and greet time comes.

Holiday Festival for Autism

This weekend in Orlando, join the UCF Center for Autism (UCF CARD) and PALS (Providing Autism Links & Support) for our 4th Annual Holiday Festival for Autism on Saturday, December 7th, 2019. Upon arriving, families will enter the airport for a one of a kind experience! The first 90 minutes will be sensory friendly!

Holiday Movie Night at Waterford Lakes Town Center

Waterford Lakes Town Center and AdventHealth invite you to wear your favorite holiday PJs and enjoy a free movie night showing The Polar Express this weekend in Orlando. Hop aboard the Waterford Express Saturday, December 7 at 6:30 for a special trip with surprise stops along the way!

Maitland Season of Light

Maitland’s Season of Light will be from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at Lake Lily Park with music entertainment, food, activities, Santa and fireworks. Admission is free.

Ocoee Christmas Parade

Ocoee Christmas Parade presented by the City of Ocoee and Ocoee Lions Club. The Parade will start at the intersections of Maguire Road and Enterprise Street, and end at Municipal Lakefront Park at Ocoee City Hall.

The Grove’s Winter Wonderland

It’s a Winter Wonderland on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 11am-2pm. Join us in The Grove’s piazza which will transform into a winter wonderland with none other than Santa and Mrs. Claus!

Winter Garden Christmas Parade

Come celebrate with us in Downtown Winter Garden as the streets fill with amazingly creative decorated Christmas Floats!! Bring a lawn chair or blanket and head to your favorite spot for this annual event.

Winter Springs Winter Wonderland

Tis’ the season for joy and celebration! Stop by the Winter Springs Town Center and enjoy the festivities this holiday season at Winter Wonderland presented by AdventHealth!

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Afternoon Tea with the Frozen Sisters

This weekend in Orlando, join the Frozen Sisters for an Afternoon Tea Experience with Meet and Greet, Story Time and a Sing-Along is sure to have you having the best time for the first time in forever!

Christmas at the Glass Slipper Boutique

Santa is coming!!! Bring your children for pics with Santa followed by a fun gingerbread decorating contest and story time with Mrs. Claus!

Free Family Fun Day at Mennello Museum of American Art

Every second Sunday of the month is Free Family Funday! From 12 – 2:30 p.m., join us at the museum for a miniature fine art project and then take a Tenacious Tour of the exhibits!

Holiday Celebration at Dr.Phillips YMCA

This weekend in Orlando, join us as we usher in the holiday season with a variety of festivities celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa for the young as well as the young at heart. Tree Lighting: Tree Lighting Ceremony will begin at 3:30pm.

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. December 8 – Make Your Own Snow Globe

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