Looking for something to do this weekend? You have come to the right place. Here is a list of some fun activities to take your kids to this weekend in the Orlando area.


Saturday, November 19

Elf Jr

Based on the holiday movie Elf, join Buddy on his quest to find his true identity and to share some holiday spirit.

Cost: $10 for ages 13+, under 12 free
Location: Calvary Assembly, 1199 Clay Street, Winter Park, FL (Cavalry Kids Building)
Time: 2:00pm and 7:00pm

Guardian Ad Litem Superhero 5K Run

The Guardian Ad Litem Superhero 5k Run is in its 6th year. They invite everyone, kids too, to dress up as their favorite superhero and walk, run or fly – you have super powers, don’t you – to support the Seminole County Guardian Ad Litem program for abused and neglected kids. Sounds like a fun day for a good cause!

Cost: $25 in advance, $30 day of the race, kids 12 and under are free
Location: Blue Jacket Park, 2501 General Rees Ave, Orlando, FL
Time: 7:00am (Registration), 8:00am (Race), 9:00am (Kids Fun Run and Games)

Holiday Dazzle on I-Drive

I-Drive kicks off the holiday season with Holiday Dazzle featuring music, dance and the jolly old man himself. This event benefits the Salvation Army Angel Tree program, so please consider adopting an angel for $30.

Cost: Free
Location: 9101 International Drive, Orlando, FL
Time: 6:30pm

Jingle Eve Festival

At the Jingle eve and boat parade, there a variety of different activities for the whole family. They will be lighting Christmas Tree. Carolers will be strolling the village and singing holiday songs and Santa will be there for kids, and adults alike, to tell him their wish lists.

Cost: Free
Location: Ivanhoe Village, Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL
Time: 5:00pm to 10:00pm

Orlando Museum of Art Festival of Trees

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)

Orlando Philharmonic Symphony Storytime: Corn in the Rock

Narrative children’s story-time with the Orlando Philharmonic. Pre-show, join them in the lobby for fun family activities, including mini-performances, coloring stations, and instrument try-outs!

Cost: $9
Location: 425 N Bumby Ave, Orlando, FL
Time: 10am and 11:30am

Multi-Day Events

Light up UCF

The ultimate place to get your Holiday celebrating on in Orlando. Take a spin around the ice skating rink, watch a holiday classic or check out the holiday light show. There is something for everyone in the family.

Cost: Individual attraction costs vary/$19.95 for combo ticket that includes Ice Skating, Ice Slide, Ferris Wheel, Light Up Express and Winter Whirl
Location: CFE Arena, 12777 Gemini Blvd. N, Orlando, FL
Time: 12:00pm to 10:00pm

Note: Light Up UCF runs until January 7.

Scott’s Maze Adventure

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.

Cost: $12
Location: 26216 County Road 448A, Mount Dora
Time: 10am to 5pm (Sa) an 1pm to 5pm (Su)

The Happy Elf

A brand new jazz musical by Harry Connick Junior, focusing on Eubie, and 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 Theater, 1001 East Princeton Street, Orlando
Time: 2pm and 5:30pm (Saturday and Sunday)

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