Holiday Music and Theater Guide for 2022 in Central Florida

Holiday Music and Theater Guide for 2022 in Central Florida

Holiday Music and Theater Guide for 2022 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.

As always, our list of events will be updated throughout the season, so be sure to check back often. And, if you’ve found we missed anything, be sure to send the event our way by emailing or click here to submit the event.

Holiday Music and Theater Guide for 2022 in Central Florida
Holiday Music and Theater Guide 2020

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.

A Big Band Christmas

Lake Buena Vista High School
December 2, 2022
More Info: It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and we invite you to kick-start your holiday season with the biggest, baddest Big Band in town! The 40-piece CFCArts Big Band is going to ring in the Christmas season with a night full of your favorite holiday tunes. Packed full of all of the Christmas music you love, performed in classic Big Band style, we know you’ll love rockin’ around with us at A Big Band Christmas!

Winter Wonderland

Northland Church
December 15-16, 2022
More Info: This December, step into a snow-filled, holiday festival as the Central Florida Community Choir presents its annual holiday extravaganza, Winter Wonderland! This year’s concert will feature holiday favorites specific to the cold and snow-filled fun of the season including “Winter Wonderland,” “Let It Snow,” “White Christmas,” “Frosty the Snowman,” and more! Also featured in this two-act concert will be the traditional telling of the Nativity story, as well as favorite tunes from Christmas and holiday movies and television specials from this time of year!

Elf the Musical

Trinity Precatory School
December 16-17, 2022
More Info: Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh realities that his father is on the naughty list and his half-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern-day holiday classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf. After all, the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.

Events Happening All Season

True North

Orlando REP
November 14 – December 22, 2022
More Info: Be a part of something very special at Orlando REP this holiday season as we produce a show that is setting its sights on a Broadway engagement! Orlando audiences will be the first to see this magical new holiday musical!

Gaylord Palms ICE! Returns

Gaylord Palms | Orlando
Nov. 18, 2022 –Jan. 1, 2023
More Info: There is no better way to celebrate the holidays than gathering your family for Christmas at Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee. ICE! returns this holiday season. Step into a wonderland carved by expert artisans out of two million pounds of colorful ice. You’ll see the story of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!™ in larger-than-life sculptures and even plunge down slides made entirely of ice in this Gaylord Hotels original experience.

Dazzling Lights at Leu Gardens

Leu Gardens | Orlando
November 25, 2022 – January 1, 2023
More Info: Dazzling Nights at Leu Gardens will transform into a stunning winter wonderland featuring a million dazzling lights, shining forests, magical displays, music, and beautiful sculptures! 

Now Snowing in Celebration

November 26 – December 31, 2022
More Info: Now Snowing, Central Florida’s original and premier “Snowing” event, offers one of the area’s only synthetic ice rinks, special community performances by some of the area’s top young talent, and special concert events throughout the season. Now Snowing is a month-long Winter Wonderland Spectacular featuring strolling Charles Dickens style Carolers, photos with Santa, horse drawn carriage rides, train rides, ice skating, and nightly snowfall at 6:00, 7:00, 8:00 and 9:00 PM. It’s a true throwback to the traditional family style holiday.

Oh, What Fun! Lake Nona

Orlando/Lake Nona
December 7 – 24, 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.

Holiday Events in Winter Garden

Winter Garden
Through December 30, 2022 | 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.

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

Dr. Phillips Center
December 2, 2022 – December 18, 2022
More Info: Bring the entire family for the adventures of young Clara as she explores the fantasy world of the Mouse King, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and Mother Ginger. The enchantment of Orlando Ballet’s annual favorite makes The Nutcracker a not-to-be-missed holiday tradition.

Russian Ballet Nutcracker

Sanford – Lake Eola
December 16-17, 2022 | 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

Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Home for the Holidays

Central Florida
November 26, 2022
More Info: By purchasing a ticket you are authorizing the Dr. Phillips Center to share your info with show producer. Prices, shows, artists, dates and times are subject to change at any time without notice. The views and opinions expressed within this show are those of the artist(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Dr. Phillips Center.

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