The weekend is finally here, and I am sure we are all happy to put the craziness of the election behind us and get out and make some memories with our kids. There are some great family activities taking place this weekend, including festivals, fun fairs and kiddie musicals. So go on out and enjoy yourselves.
The Festival of Trees starts this weekend at the Orlando Museum of Art and runs until November 20. Check out the decorated trees, Christmas scenes and Christmas décor. Wreaths, gingerbread houses and gifts are available for purchase.
Cost: $15 (ages 12+) and $5 (ages 3-11)
Location: Orlando Musem of Art, 2416 North Mills Ave., Orlando
Time: 10am t0 5pm (Sa and Su)
Enjoy a lovely fall day at Scott’s Maze Adventure working your way through one of the two mazes on site. Start with the 1-acre maze to get started and then work your way over to the 6-acre maze. You can do it; we know you can.
Location: 26216 County Road 448A, Mount Dora
Time: 10am to 5pm (Sa) an 1pm to 5pm (Su)
Only a 45-minute drive from Orlando in Deland, the Volusia County Fair will be going on this weekend with great rides, concessions and livestock exhibits. Chase Bryant will be performing today and entry to the concert is free with admission.
Cost: $10 (ages 13+), $7 (ages 6-12)
Location: 3150 East York Avenue, Deland
Time: 11am to Midway closing (Sa) and 11am to 9pm (Su)
Saturday, November 12
The Mediterranean Festival will take place right below the Orlando Eye on I-Drive. Sample some tasty Mediterranean delicacies and watch Greek and Lebanese dancing. There will be face painting, caricatures, balloon art and games for kids
Location: 8375 International Drive, Orlando
Time: 2pm to 12am
Enter the world of Minecraft at the Orlando Public Library. Play games, use the interactive video green screen and do crafts. Check out the Microsoft Device Bar and play their Minecraft™ challenge. Everyone is welcome to dress up in their best Minecraft Gear and strike a pose for the costume showcase. All ages are welcome.
Location: Orlando Public Library at Library Central
Time: 2pm to 4pm
Stuart Little, tells the story of an extraordinary mouse adopted into a human family in New York City. Take your kids on an adventure with Stuart to see what mischief he gets up to. The show on this date will be be ASL interpreted.
Cost: $14 to $18
Location: Margeson Theater, 812 East Rollins Street, Orlando
Time: 4:30 pm
The Happy Elf is a brand new jazz musical by Harry Connick Junior, focusing on Eubie, an elf who is extremely happy all the time. Eubie wants to restore joy to the town of Bluesville and all its kids on the naughty list. He hopes this will secure him a place on Santa’s sleigh on Christmas Eve. Snap your fingers and tap your toes and come along with Eubie on his adventure.
Cost: $14 to $20
Location: Orlando Repertory Theatre, 1001 East Princeton Street, Orlando
Time: 2pm and 5:30pm (Saturday and Sunday)
The Museum of Arts and Sciences is holding the family art class, Floral By Design. Take a look at the still-life flower paintings in the museum galleries and then you and your kids get create your own floral masterpiece. Must RSVP ahead of time to reserve your place.
Location: Museum of Arts and Sciences, 352 South Nova Road, Daytona Beach
Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Sunday, November 13
The Japan Orlando Festival will take place at Hunter’s Creek Park. Enjoy food and performances such as, Taiko drumming, Judo and Yosakoi Soran dance.
Location: The Village at Hunters Creek, 13574 Village Park Dr. Orlando
Time: 11am to 5pm
Create your own works of art inspired by the exhibit: Three American Artists, which displays works by Alice Aycock, Barbara Sorensen, and Deborah Butterfield.
Location: The Mennello Museum of American Art, 900 Princeton Street, Orlando
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