Holiday Music and Theater Guide for 2021 in Central Florida


Holiday Music and Theater Guide for 2021 in Central Florida

Holiday Music and Theater Guide for 2021 in Central Florida – Theater and music are a huge part of the holidays and we’re looking for events in theater and music for your family to enjoy. Check back often as we’ll continue to add those events here for your family.

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Holiday Music and Theater Guide for 2021 in Central Florida
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Holiday productions and concerts can help bring out the festive mood in your Central Florida family so we’ve put together some opportunities for you to enjoy these performances.

Looking for other holiday opportunities for fun, check out our additional guides below.

Events Happening All Season

Oh, What Fun! Lake Nona

Orlando/Lake Nona
November 26, 2021 through January 2, 2022
More Info: Step into a spectacular winter wonderland with holiday magic around every corner during Central Florida’s favorite holiday festival, Oh, What Fun! Join us in Lake Nona Town Center, or as it’s known for the holidays, Peppermint Square, for a season filled with celebrations.

Gaylord Palms Mission: Saving Christmas Featuring Elf

November 12, 2021 through January 2, 2022
More Info: A holly, jolly sleigh-full of holiday cheer is set for Gaylord Palms Resort with a host of special events and activities set to be unwrapped this Christmas season. Featuring a brand-new, multi-sensory marquee Christmas experience, Mission: Save Christmas featuring Elf™– Christmas at Gaylord Palms will delight guests of all ages with original shows, musical performances, 100 Christmas trees, amazing acrobatics, delicious dining, interactive experiences and more. Christmas at Gaylord Palms begins Nov. 19, 2021 and continues through Jan. 2, 2022.

Holiday Events in Winter Garden

Winter Garden
Through December 30, 2021 | Times Vary
More Info: If you’re looking for holiday events in the Winter Garden area, we have them below for you. Winter Garden knows how to do the holidays for Central Florida families! Outdoor holiday movies, light shows, carriage tours, boutique stroll, farmer’s market, and holiday music on the plaza are here for you.

Holiday Events in Altamonte Springs

Altamonte Springs
Through January 2, 2021 | Times Vary
More Info: Are you looking for community holiday events? Cranes Roost Park and the City of Altamonte Springs never disappoints. Check out what’s available for your family to enjoy. Check out the Holiday Fountain Show, light displays, concerts, light up event, Santa Tuesdays, holiday characters, movie nights and Telescope Thursday!

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is thrilled to present a lineup of special holiday performances from the end of November throughout December in multiple venues across Central Florida. This includes both free and ticketed performances for the whole family, celebrating all the magic the holiday season has to offer. The holiday lineup starts on Saturday, November 27 at Festival Park with Home for the Holidays– also the first performance in the 2021-2022 Pops Series.

Multiple Day Performances

Orlando Ballet Nutcracker

Certain Dates December 3-19, 2021 | Time Vary
More Info: Orlando Ballet continues the tradition of celebrating the holiday season with multiple performances of The Nutcracker. With its iconic musical score by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikiovsky, Orlando Ballet will tell the story of Clara and her special nutcracker turned handsome prince and their journey to a world of fantasy and fun complete with the Mouse King, Sugar Plum Fairy, and Mother Ginger. This season’s performances in the Dr. Phillips Center are sure to sparkle under the creative eye of Guest Artistic Director Jorden Morris.

Russian Ballet Nutcracker

December 4, 2021 | 2 and 7 PM
More Info: Experience the timeless story of Clara and the Prince as they battle the Rat King and dance into the Land of Sweets. This production is beautifully performed by pre-professional students and professional dancers of The Russian Ballet Orlando professional ballet school, the Nutcracker is an 1892 two-act ballet choreographed to Tchaikovsky’s score. The music is widely recognized today in popular culture and can be heard throughout the holiday season. Audiences of all ages will marvel at the magic and wonderment of this stunning Christmas event. 

Single Day Performances

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas

Daytona Beach
November 26, 2021 | 7:30 PM
More Info: Do you remember the first time you heard the Christmas sounds of Mannheim Steamroller? You can again celebrate the holiday magic of Mannheim Steamroller in 2021 when they bring their annual holiday tour to fans throughout the country. 2021 will reunite the #1 Christmas music artist in history with its legion of long-time fans. Experience the music that has become the hallmark of the holidays and a tradition for multi-generational families!

Cranes Roost Park Light Up the Holidays

Altamonte Springs
December 4, 2021 | 5-9 PM
More Info: Let’s celebrate the season! The City of Altamonte Springs and Duke Energy are bringing back the tradition of lighting up Cranes Roost Park. Watch as the park comes alive with spectacular holiday displays featuring 200,000 lights and a 60-foot tree decorated with thousands of ornaments and over a mile of garland.

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