Holiday Guide


2017 Holiday Guide
  1. Nov - Dec Carillon Concerts & Home Tours Bok Tower Gardens, check website for times
  2. Nov - Dec Christmas Mansion Tour, Stetson Mansion in Deland, check website for times
  3. 11/9 to 12/22 Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Magic Kingdom 
  4. 11/9 to 12/22 Fireworks Holiday Dessert Party at Tomorrowland Terrace Magic Kingdom
  5. 11/10 to 1/3/18 Christmas at the Leu House, Harry P. Leu Gardens, check website for times
  6. 11/17 to 12/31 Light Up UCF, CFE Arena, check website for times
  7. 11/18 to 1/6/18 Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Universal & Islands, check website for times
  8. 11/18 to 1/7/18 Ice Skating in Downtown Winter Park Central Park, Winter Park, 10am-6pm
  9. 11/18 to 1/6/18 The Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular, Islands of Adventure
  10. 11/18 to 1/6/18 Universal's Holiday Parade Featuring Macy's Universal Orlando
  11. 11/18 to 12/25 The Grinch & Friends Character Breakfast, Islands of Adventure
  12. 11/19 to 12/30 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays Epcot, check website for times
  13. 11/19 to 12/30 Frozen Ever After Dessert Party Epcot, check website for times
  14. 11/19 to 12/25 Santa Photo at Mall at Millenia, Mall at Millenia, 6pm til mall closing
  15. 11/19 Festival of Trees, Orlando Museum of Art, 10am-4pm EDITORS PICK
  16. 11/19 Hanging of the Jack Kazanzas Star downtown Orlando 8am-10:30am EDITORS PICK
  17. 11/20 to 1/1/18 Space Coast Drive-Thru Light Fest, 2500 Parkway Dr, 6:30pm to 10pm
  18. 11/21 to 1/7/18 ICE! Ice slides and walk-thru, Gaylord Palm Resort, check website for times
  19. 11/23/17 Seniors First Turkey Trot, Robinson St. at Hillman St. 8am-9:30am
  20. 11/24 Record Store Day Park Ave CDs, Audubon Park, check website for times
  21. 11/24 to 12/31 Dinner With Rudolph, Sea World, check website for times
  22. 11/24 to 12/31 SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration, Sea World, all day
  23. 11/25 to 12/30 Snowfall, Ice Skating, Carolers and Events, Celebration, 4pm to 10pm
  24. 11/25 - 11/26 The Best Christmas Pageant Ever - The Musical, Orlando Rep, 2pm & 5:30pm
  25. 11/25 Small Business Saturday, any local Orlando business, all day
  26. 11/25 Orlando Philharmonic Holiday Concert Bob Carr Theater, 2pm and 8pm 
  27. 11/25 Pop Culture Trading Party Gods & Monsters, all day 
  28. 11/25 Unhinged Holiday Market Adjectives Market in Altamonte Springs, 9am 
  29. 11/26 Handel's Messiah by the Messiah Choral Society, Bob Carr Theater
  30. 12/26 Light Up Mount Dora, Donnelly Park in Downtown Mount Dora, 5:30pm
  31. 11/30 - 12/17 A Christmas Story: The Musical Athens Theatre in Deland, 7:30 pm; 
  32. 12/1-12/3 Orlando Renaissance Festival, Bill Frederick Park. 10am-6pm
  33. 12/1 Winter on the Avenue, Downtown Winter Park on Park Ave, 5pm to 10pm 
  34. 12/1 - 12/23 Santa Meet & Greet, Lake Eola House, 512 East Washington Str, 4:30pm-9:00pm
  35. 12/1 Tree Lighting Celebration, Lake Eola Park, 5pm-9pm
  36. 12/1 Film: George Balanchine's The Nutcracker Downtown Public Library
  37. 12/1 The Gift of Hope Orlando Repertory Theatre, 5:30 pm
  38. 12/1 National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Leu Gardens, 6pm
  39. 12/1 Muppet Christmas Carol Central Park, Winter Park, 7pm 
  40. 12/2 The Best Christmas Pageant Ever - The Musical, Orlando Rep, 2pm & 5:30pm 
  41. 12/1 Thornton Park Christmas Tree Decorating Thornton Park, 4pm-7pm
  42. 12/2 Winter Park Christmas Parade, Park Ave in Downtown Winter Park, 9am to 10:30am
  43. 12/2 56th Annual Mount Dora Christmas Parade, Downtown Mount Dora, 10am
  44. 12/2/ West Art Festival, 1011 W. Central Blvd. 12pm-12am 
  45. 12/2/ WKMG Holiday Concert, Lake Eola Park, 6pm-8pm
  46. 12/2 Light Up Boat Parade, waterfront at Lake Dora, Mount Dora, 7:30pm 
  47. 12/2/17 Holiday Spectacular Front Lawn of Dr Phillips Center 7pm-9pm EDITORS PICK 
  48. 12/2/17 OUC Half Marathon, Lake Eola Park. 7am-12pm
  49. 12/2 The Approximately 12 Pubs of Christmas Pub Crawl inside the 16 Mills50, 7:30pm
  50. 12/2 Family Holiday Festival West Oaks Library, 1pm-3pm 
  51. 12/2 Russian Ballet Orlando Family Nutcracker Calvary Assembly of God, 6pm
  52. 12/2 Sanford Holiday Tour of Homes Downtown Sanford, 1pm-9pm 
  53. 12/2 Songs of the Season Seneff Arts Plaza at Dr phillips Center, 6 pm 
  54. 12/2 St. Luke's Holiday Shopping Fair, St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 9am-2pm 
  55. 12/Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl Wall Street Plaza, 2pm-10 pm.
  56. 12/2 Wild Winter Wonderland Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge, 2pm-7pm
  57. 12/2 Winter Springs Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting, Winter Springs Town Center, 4:30pm 
  58. 12/2 - 12/3 Holiday Home Tour & Winter Wonderland Downtown Celebration, Sat 3pm Sun 1pm 
  59. 12/2 Light Up the Holidays, Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Springs, starts at 5pm
  60. 12/3 to 12/31 Christmas Lights Lake Boat Ride, Lake Dora in Mount Dora, ticketed event
  61. 12/3 Light Up SODO, SoDo Shopping Center, 2pm-6pm
  62. 12/3 - 12/9 Christmas Music Spectacular Gateway Center for the Arts in DeBary, 7:30pm
  63. 12/3 Christmas Open House Lake Mary Museum, 2pm-4pm 
  64. 12/3 Coal Holiday Party Coal, 619 N. Thornton Ave, 11am
  65. 12/3 Cupcake Challenge: The Holiday Edition Winter Park Civic Center, 2pm-4pm 
  66. 12/3 Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Dr. Phillips Center, 8pm
  67. 12/3 Sparkle Holiday Market Dandelion Communitea Cafe, 10am
  68. 12/4 Library Film Fest - Almost Christmas, Orlando Public Library, 11am
  69. 12/7/17 Holiday on the Drive, Edgewater Dr. 5pm-9pm
  70. 12/7/17 What’s Up Downtown for the Holidays, Lake Eola Park, 11:45am til 1:15pm.
  71. 12/7 Christmas in the Park with Bach Festival Choir, Central Park, Winter Park, 6:15pm
  72. 12/7 Miracle on 34th Street film screening, Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center, 7:30pm
  73. 12/8 Christmas Carol Invasion, SAK Comedy Lab, tickets required
  74. 12/8 - 12/22 Nutcracker in the Lobby, Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, Fridays, 6:30pm
  75. 12/8 Holiday Music Performance by Edgewater High School, Lake Eola Amphitheater, 6pm
  76. 12/8 ELF outdoor film screening, Lake Eola Park, 8pm-10pm
  77. Dec. 8–10 and 14–17 Singing Christmas Trees, First Baptist Orlando, check website for times
  78. 12/9, 12/16, 12/23 Local Choirs Sing, Rosen Shingle Creek Lobby, 6pm-6:30pm
  79. 12/9 Snow Sledding, Skating, Santa, Food, Donnelly Park in Downtown Mount Dora, 5pm-9pm
  80. 12/9 Violectric Holiday Concert, Lake Eola Park, 7pm-11pm
  81. 12/9 Jingle Bell Run, Lake Baldwin in Baldwin Park, 8:30am-11:30am. .
  82. 12/9/17 Winter Spark in Baldwin Park, Baldwin Park Village Center. 3pm-10pm
  83. 12/9 Holiday Lights Bike Ride, Bikes Beans & Bordeaux, 6pm-9pm
  84. 12/9 SantaCon 2017, Thornton Park, starting at 11am
  85. 12/9 It's a Wonderful Life film screening, Enzian Theater, 12pm
  86. 12/9 - 12/10 Amahl & the Night Visitors opera, Dr. Phillips Center, Sat 2pm & 7pm, Sun 2pm
  87. 12/10 Will's A Faire Holiday Market Will's Pub, 1pm-8pm
  88. 12/10 Christmas Concert, Delaney Street Baptist Church, 6:30 pm
  89. 12/10 Letters to Santa: The Polar Express, Enzian Theater, 11am
  90. 12/10 Live Nativity Journey Church of the Good Shepherd in Maitland, 6:30pm 8:30 pm.
  91. 12/14 The History of Christmas Carols, Downtown Public Library, 6:30pm
  92. 12/15/17 Russian Ballet presents The Nutcracker, Lake Eola Park, 7pm-9pm
  93. 12/15 Holiday Music Performance by Howard Middle School, Lake Eola Amphitheater, 6pm
  94. 12/15 Christmas Vacation film Outdoor Screening, Lake Eola Park, 8pm-10pm
  95. 12/15 Christmas ReCreated Light Show Northwest Community Church, 7pm
  96. 12/15 - 12/16 Sleigh! (Family Friendly), Densch Arts Center, Fri 7:30 pm, Sat 2pm & 7:30 pm
  97. 12/14 - 12/15 Christmas Carol Invasion, SAK Comedy Lab, 12/14 tickets12/15 tickets
  98. 12/15 - 12/17 Harlem Christmas Carol, Dr. Phillips Center, Fri 7pm, Sat 2:30 & 7pm, Sun 2:30 pm
  99. 12/16 Snowfest: Snow, Skating, Slide, Face Painting, RDV Sportsplex, 2pm-6pm
  100. 12/16 Holiday Toddler Tuesday story time & art activity, Mennello Museum of Art 11am-2pm
  101. 12/16 to 12/17 Central Florida Ballet's "Pyrotechnic Nutcracker", OC Convention Center 
  102. 12/16 to 12/17 Bach Festival Christmas Concert, Knowles Memorial Chapel, 2pm & 6pm 
  103. 12/16 Holiday Bazaar With American Threads, Disney Springs, 12pm-7pm
  104. 12/16 Rare Exports (dark Finnish film about Santa), Enzian Theater, 1:45pm 
  105. 12/16 Trans-Siberian Orchestra Amway Center, 3pm & 8pm; 
  106. 12/17 Festival of Lights, CDA Orlando,, 5pm
  107. 12/17 Grandma Party Bazaar, Stardust Video and Coffee, 10am-6pm EDITORS PICK 
  108. 12/17 Holiday Pop Swap Market, The Lovely in Audubon Park, 1pm-6pm
  109. 12/20 to 12/31 Holidays in Space, Kennedy Space Center, 7pm
  110. 12/20 The Roast of Santa Claus, Orlando Improv, 7pm
  111. 12/21 - 12/24 The Nutcracker by Orlando Ballet, Dr. Phillips Center, 8pm
  112. 12/22 Holiday Music Performance by Lake Nona High School, Lake Eola Amphitheater, 6pm
  113. 12/22 Nightmare Before Christmas free screening Lake Eola Amphitheater, 7:30pm 
  114. 12/23 Phantasmagoria's Christmas Carol Wayne Densch Arts Center, Sanford, 2pm & 7:30pm
  115. 12/23 A Wasteland Christmas Party, Gods & Monsters, 8pm
  116. 12/30/17 Florida Citrus Parade, Lake Eola Park 11am-1pm