Orlando Holiday Events 2017

 


Orlando Holiday Events 2017

Orlando Holiday Events 2017 – We’ve put together separate lists for all holiday events in our main Family Holiday Guide, but here are some additional events in Orlando that can get you in the holiday spirit!



Orlando Holiday Events 2017If you’re looking for snow events, ice skating events, parades, theme park holiday events, etc., click here for our Family Holiday Guide.

Here, we’ll list all of the events that don’t fit into one of those categories. There are so many events happening in Central Florida for the holidays. Check out our list below and as always, if you find we’re missing an event, you can click here to tell us about it!

We hope you and your family have some family fun during this holiday season. There is SO much going on…get out there and make the most of them!


Santa Events: Where you can find Santa


Through December 23, 2017 | varying times
Holiday Stroll and Scavenger Hunt | Lake Catherine Blueberries
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November 25 – December 31, 2017 | 6, 7, 8 and 9 PM | Free
Now Snowing | Celebration Town Center
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November 3, 2017 | 6 PM and Santa arrives at 7:30 PM
Santa Arrives to the Mall at Millenia
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November 11 – December 24, 2017 | varying hours
Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops
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November 17, 2017 | 6 – 8 PM
Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony & Santa Arrival | Seminole Towne Center
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November 17 – December 31, 2017 | 5:30 – 9 PM
Light Up UCF
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November 18, 2017 – January 31, 2018
St. Augustine Nights of Lights
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November 19, 2017 and December 10, 2017 | 6 PM – 8 PM
Claus & Paws-Pet Photos with Santa | Seminole Towne Center

November 21 – January 7, 2018
Gaylord Palms Resort
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November 24, 2017 | 6 – 9 PM
Leesburg Christmas Stroll
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November 24, 2017
2017 Christmas Lane | Plant City
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November 24-25, December 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 2017 | 6 – 8:30 PM
Christmas in the Country | Lights Display, Hay Ride and Festival
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December 1, 2017 – January 1, 2018
Santa’s Winter Wonderland Village | Waterford Lakes
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December 1, 2017 | 5:30 – 9 PM
Winter Wonderland | Kit Land Nelson Park, Apopka
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December 1, 2017 | 5 – 10 PM
Winter on the Avenue | Park Avenue, Winter Park
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December 1, 2017 | 6 PM to 8 PM
Holiday in the Park | Lake Mary
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December 1, 2017 | 6 PM
I-Drive Holiday Tree! | Pointe Orlando
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December 2, 2017 | 9 – 11 AM
Santa Breakfast | Community United Methodist Church, Cassleberry
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December 2, 2017 | 9 – 11:30 AM
2017 Moovaleous Holiday Party | Hunt Club Chick-fil-A
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December 2, 2017
Annual Christmas tree-lighting and movie | City of Casselberry
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December 2, 2017 | 8 AM to 11 AM
Breakfast with Santa | Oviedo
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December 2, 2017 | 4:30 – 9 PM
Winter Wonderland | Winter Springs
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December 2, 2017 | 11 AM – 3 PM
The Grove’s Winter Wonderland | Orlando
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December 2, 2017 | 2 PM – 7 PM
4th Annual Wild Winter Wonderland
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December 3, 2017 | 2 PM – 6 PM
2017 Light Up SoDo!
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December 5, 12, 19, 2017 | 6-8 PM | Free
Santa Tuesdays | Altamonte Springs
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December 5, 2017 | 5 – 7 PM
Winter Wonderland | Chick-fil-A Lake Mary
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December 6, 2017 | 4 – 8 PM
Christmas at the Casa | Winter Park
Santa’s Workshop by Miller’s Hardware
Photos with Santa by Art Faulkner
Holiday Decor by Lee Forrest
Coffee Bar by Foxtail Coffee Company
Cookies and Milk
Carolers by WPHS Belle Chanson
Holiday Crafts
Give-A-Ways
Fun for the whole Family
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December 8, 2017 | 6 – 9 PM | Lake Concord Park
Santa is Coming to Town | Casselberry’s Holiday Ceremony
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December 8-17, 2017 | 6- 8 PM
A Live Nativity | Delaney Street Baptist Church
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December 9, 2017 | 10 AM to Noon
Cookies with Santa | Eustis Historical Museum
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December 9, 2017 | 6 PM – 9 PM
Old-fashioned Hay Ride with Santa | Winter Garden
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December 9, 2017 | 3 – 9 PM
Winter Spark | Harbor Park in Baldwin Park, Winter Park
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December 9, 2017 | 11 AM – 2 PM
Poinciana Hosts 25th Annual Christmas Parade & Celebration
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December 9, 2017 | 11 AM – 4 PM
Harmony’s Holly Jolly Festival | St. Cloud
Come and enjoy a great day out with the family. Get your holiday shopping list completed by shopping local with our vendors, picnic in the park with a delicious meal from a food truck while enjoying entertainment from various bands, singers and dance groups! Snow will be falling hourly, with train rides, ice skating, a toddler area, face painting and balloons is sure to keep your little ones occupied. Did i mention there is a toy drive! If you bring an unwrapped toy you will recieve FREE pictures with Mr. Holly Jolly himself SANTA & MRS CLAUS!
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December 9, 2017 | 5 – 9 PM
Christmas in the Park with Snow
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December 9, 2017 | 4 – 8 PM
MetroWest WinterFest
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December 9, 2017 | 10 AM – 3 PM
Santa at the Zoo | Central Florida Zoo
407.323.4450 | information@centralfloridazoo.org

December 10, 2017 | 9 – 11 AM
Breakfast with Santa at Alfond Inn
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December 10, 2017 | 6:30 – 9 PM
Free Christmas Concert | Delaney Street Baptist Church
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December 12, 2017 | 5 – 7:30 PM
Santa, Snow and a Slide Made of Ice | Chick-fil-A University
407.276.0909

December 15, 2017 | 5 – 8 PM
Fire Truck Rides with Santa
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December 16, 2017 | 2-5 PM
An Afternoon with Santa! Magnolia Park, Apopka 
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December 16, 2017 | 8:30 AM AND 10 AM
Here Comes Santa Claus Breakfast at BRAVO Cucina Italiana Dellagio 
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December 16, 2017 | 11 AM – 2 PM
Santa Skydivers Cocoa Beach | The Cocoa Beach Pier
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December 16, 2017 | 4 – 6 PM
Santa Saturday Festival | Goldenrod Recreation Center by Orange County Parks and Recreation
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December 16, 2017 | 3 PM to 10 PM
Sanford Jingle Jam 
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December 16, 2017 | 9 – 10:30 AM
Breakfast with Santa | Leesburg Community Building
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December 16, 2017 | 8 AM
Breakfast with Santa Cow | Chick-fil-A Orlando Square, Orlando
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December 16, 2017 | 11 AM to 3 PM
Santa Brunch at Canvas Restaurant
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December 19, 2017 | 6 – 8 PM
Santa Tuesday | Cranes Roost Park, Altamonte Springs
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December 20-24, 2017 | 6 – 9 PM
Santa & Mrs Claus | Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
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December 21, 2017 | 5 – 8 PM
Christmas Carnival at Chick-fil-A | Lee Vista
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December 21, 2017 | 5 – 7 PM
Polar Express | Chick-fil-A Lake Mary
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December 23, 2017 | 8 AM
Breakfast with Santa Cow | Chick-fil-A Orlando Square, Orlando
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December 24, 2017 | 8 AM – 12 PM
Surfing Santas Cocoa Beach | Minutemen Causeway, Cocoa Beach
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Concerts, Movies & Theatrical Events


November 21 – January 7, 2018
Gaylord Palms Resort
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Through December 30, 2017
It’s a Wonder Life – A Live Radio Play
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Every Friday and Saturday through December 23, 2017
Strolling Dickens Carolers | Winter Park Village
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November 25, 2017 | 2 – 4 PM
Orlando Philharmonic Home for the Holidays
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November 26, 2017 | 4 – 6:30 PM
Sounds of the Season: Winter Park Holiday Pops
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November 28, 2017 | 7:30 – 9 PM
Free Holiday Choral Concert | Seminole State College | G118 Concert Hall
407.708.2038

December 1, 2017 | 6:00 – 8:00 PM
The Nutcracker | Oviedo on the Park
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December 2, 2017 | 6:00 PM
Songs of the Season – free concert at Dr. Phillips Center’s Seneff Arts Plaza
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December 2, 2017 | 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Family Nutcracker presented by Russian Ballet Orlando
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December 2, 2017 | 6 PM
News 6 Holiday Concert at Lake Eola Park
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December 2, 3, 9 and 10, 2017
The Best of Christmas Broadway | Spotlight Theatre of Central Florida
Christmas Broadway….Saturdays December 2nd, 9th 7.30pm Sunday 3rd, 10th 2.30pm. Come out and enjoy your favorite Broadway song hits!! Admission: $18 Adults, $15 Children.
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December 3, 2017 | 3 – 5 PM
Sanford Jazz Ensemble Jazz Concert | Wayne Densch | 201 S. Magnolia, Sanford
407.321.8111

December 6, 2017 | 7:30 PM
Carol of the King, The Irish Dance Christmas Spectacular | Mount Dora
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December 7, 2017 | 11:45 AM to 1:15 PM
What’s Up Downtown for the Holidays | Lake Eola Park
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December 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 2017 | varying times
The Singing Christmas Trees | First Baptist Church of Orlando
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December 8, 2017 | 10 AM – 11 AM
Mr. Richard Holiday Concert | Oviedo Mall
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December 8, 2017 | 7 -9 PM
Paint it Black Quartet (Christmas Music on the Plaza) | Winter Garden
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December 8, 2017 | 7 – 9 PM | Free
Live Holiday Concerts | Altamonte Springs | Robert Harris Band
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December 8, 2017 | 6 PM
Holiday Music Performance by Edgewater High School | Lake Eola
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December 9, 2017 | 2 – 4 PM
Ballet Fedotv presents the Nutcracker | Wayne Densch | 201 S. Magnolia, Sanford
407.321.8111

December 9, 2017 | 7 PM
5th Annual Violectric Holiday Show | Lake Eola
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December 9, 2017 | 8 – 11 AM
Breakfast with Santa | Oviedo High School
Breakfast served from 8 -11 AM. Santa Photos from 8 – 11 AM. Tickets are $10 per adult with children 10 and under free with paying adult. Free Santa photo shoot with ticket purchased. Unlimited free high resolution photo download of any photos taken. Includes all-you-can-eat pancakes, sausage, juice, milk, and coffee. All proceeds support the Oviedo High School Athletic Program and Oviedo High School Soccer.

December 9, 16 & 23, 2017 | 6 – 9 PM | Free
Dicken’s Carolers | Altamonte Springs
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December 10, 2017 | 4 PM
District 2 Holiday Event |Lake Eola
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December 15, 2017 | 7:30 PM and December 16, 2017 | 2 PM and 7:30 PM
Sleigh presented by Gromalot Theatre Factory | Wayne Densch | 201 S. Magnolia, Sanford
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December 15, 2017 | 7 -9 PM
Key Harmony (Acapella/Christmas Music) on the Plaza
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December 15, 2017 | 7 – 9 PM | Free
Live Holiday Concerts | Altamonte Springs | Beautiful Bobby Blackman
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December 15, 2017 | 6 PM
Holiday Music Performance by Howard Middle School |Lake Eola
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December 16, 2017 | 8 PM
Hallmark Channel Presents Trans-Siberian Orchestra | Amway Center
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December 16, 2017 | 7 PM
The Nutcracker, performed by the Russian Ballet Orlando | Lake Eola
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December 16, 2017 | 7 – 9PM
Handel’s Messiah Community Sing Concert | City of Oviedo | Center Lake Park
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December 16, 2017 | 3 PM – 10 PM
Jingle Jam | Sanford
Come Celebrate the holidays with us at this FREE to the Public Event covering several streets in Downtown Sanford! Festivities include LIVE MUSIC on 3 Stages, Holiday Vendors, Carnival Games, Pictures with Santa, 15+ Gourmet Food Trucks & much more! This is a Family and Pet friendly event! PLUS, the proceeds raised from mulitple carnival games and stations will go to benefit Local Seminole County charities! MORE DETAILS TO COME!!! Watch snippets of this family friendly holiday comedy at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-ZnqP8iQQA&feature
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December 20, 2017 | 7:30 – 10 PM
Christmas Wonderland | Broadway in Daytona | Peabody Auditorium
CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR is quite simply one of the most delightful and enchanting Christmas shows ever, featuring glittering costumes, a dazzling cast and the highest kicking chorus girls this side of the North Pole.
Start Christmas in style as Santa and his merry helpers take you on an unforgettable nostalgic journey. Holiday favorite songs include; ‘White Christmas,’ ‘Winter Wonderland,’ ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,’ ‘Chestnuts Roasting,’ ‘Jingle Bells,’ ‘Away in a Manger,’ ‘O Come All Ye Faithful,’ ‘Let it Snow,’ ‘Silent Night,’ ‘Hark the Herald Angels Sing,’ ‘Deck The Halls,’ ‘Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,’ ‘O Holy Night,’ and many more… Click here for tickets.
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December 22, 2017 | 6:30 – 9:30 PM
Jazz Holiday Concert | The Alfond Inn
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December 22, 2017 | 6 PM
Holiday Music Performance by Lake Nona High School
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December 22, 2017 | 7 – 9 PM | Free
Live Holiday Concerts | Altamonte Springs | Ace Unplugged
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December 22, 2017 | 7 -9 PM
Safia Hudson (Christmas Carols/Holiday Pop) on the Plaza | Winter Garden
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December 29, 2017 | 7 -9 PM
Good Times Jazz Band (Christmas Carols/Seasonal Tunes on the Plaza) | Winter Garden
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Chanukah Events


November 17, 2017 | 5:30 PM
Chanukah on the Park | Winter Park
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December 12 -20, 2017 | Sundown
Hanukkah Candle Lightings | Universal Orlando Hotels
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December 12, 2017 | 6 – 8 PM
First Night Chanukah Lake Mary! | Chabad Lubavitch of North Florida
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December 13, 2017 | 9:30 & 10:30 AM
Latkes & Lights | JCC
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December 17, 2017 | 4 – 7 PM
Chanukah Community Festival & Lighting with Wallendas | Chabad of South Orlando
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December 19, 2017 | 6:00 PM
Family Hanukkah Dinner | JCC
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Outdoor Holiday Movies


November 12, 2017 | 8:00 PM
The Santa Clause | Old Town
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November 17 – December 31, 2017 | 5:30 – 9 PM
Light Up UCF
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November 19, 2017 | 8:00 PM
The Polar Express | Old Town | 5770 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee
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December 1, 2017 | 7:00 PM
The Nightmare Before Christmas | Winter Park Popcorn Flicks | Central Park in Downtown Winter Park
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December 1, 2017 |5″30 PM to 9 PM
The Polar Express | KUA Movie in the Park | Kissimmee Lakefront Park
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December 1, 2017 | 7:30 PM
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation| Leu Gardens Outdoor Movie Date Night | Harry P. Leu Gardens | $6 adults , $3 kids
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December 1, 2017 | 6 – 9:15 PM
Movie Night | Leu Gardens | National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
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December 2, 2017 | 7:30 PM
Casselberry Family Movie | Frozen
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December 3, 2017 | 7 – 10 PM
Family Movie Night : National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation | Old Town
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December 7, 2017 | 7:00 PM
Elf| Sunset Cinema | Cranes Roost Park, Altamonte Springs
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December 7, 2017 | 6:15 PM
39th Annual Christmas in the Park | Winter Park
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December 8, 2017 | 7 -9 PM
Holiday Movies in the Park : Elf | Lake Eola
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December 8-9, 2017 | 5 -9 PM
The Polar Express | Southern Hill Farms
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December 9, 2017 | 4 – 8 PM
MetroWest WinterFest | Shrek the Halls
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December 10, 2017 | 8:00 PM
A Christmas Story | Old Town
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December 14, 2017 | 7:00 PM
Miracle on 34th Street | Sunset Cinema | Cranes Roost Park, Altamonte Springs
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December 15, 2017 | 6-9 PM
Groove at the Grove – Cinema Under the Stars | Movie TBD
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December 15, 2017 | 6:30-9:15 PM
Movie in the Park | Oviedo | A Charlie Brown Christmas & Lego Batman
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December 15, 2017 | 7 PM
Holiday Movie at Lake Eola Park | National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation | Lake Eola
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December 16, 2017 | 6 – 9 PM
Holiday Movie| Winter Garden 6 – 9 PM
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December 17, 2017 | 8:00 PM
Elf | Old Town
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December 20, 2017 | 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Elf | Move in the Lawn | 800 Tuskawilla Road, Winter Springs
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December 21, 2017 | 7:00 PM
Mickey’s Christmas Carol, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, A Charlie Brown Christmas 
Sunset Cinema | Cranes Roost Park, Altamonte Springs
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December 22, 2017 | 7 PM
Holiday Movie at Lake Eola Park | The Nightmare Before Christmas | Lake Eola
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Other Holiday Events


November 23 – January 1, 2017 | 6:00, 7:00. 8:00 & 9:00 PM
Holiday Fountain Show | Cranes Roost Park
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November 24-25, December 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 2017 | 6 – 8:30 PM
Christmas in the Country | Lights Display, Hay Ride and Festival
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November 24 through December 23, 2017
A Homestyle Christmas | Plant City
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December 1, 2017 – January 6, 2018 | Every night at 5:45, 6:45, 7:45, 8:45, & 9:45
Eola Wonderland Christmas Tree Show | Lake Eola
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December 1, 2017 | 6 – 9 PM
25th Annual Mount Dora Christmas Walk
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December 2, 2017 | 11 AM – 4 PM
Central Florida Winter Festival | Eustis
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December 2, 2017 | 6 PM
News 6 Holiday Concert at Lake Eola Park
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December 2, 2017 | 10 AM – 2 PM
Lake Nona Family Festival | Sun Blaze Elementary School | Free
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December 2, 2017 | 4 – 7 PM
A Night in Bethlehem | Spring of Life United Methodist Church | Orlando
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December 2-3, 2017
40th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes
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December 2, 9, 23, 2017 | 8:30 – 9:30 PM | December 23rd at 7 PM
Presentation: Star of Bethlehem | Seminole State College B117C Planetarium
407.708.2409

December 3, 2017 | 2-3 PM
Art in the Park Frosty’s Snow Globe Crafting Workshop
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December 6, 2017 | 6 – 8 PM | Free
Holiday Train Rides | Altamonte Springs
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December 8, 2017 | 5 PM
Gingerbread University | St. Cloud Parks and Rec
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December 9, 2017 | 8 -11 AM
Boys Town Candy Cane 5K | Central Winds Park
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December 10, 2017 | 11 AM – 4 PM
Kids Make and Take Ornament | Free | Orlando
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December 10, 2017 | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
A Live Nativity Journey | Maitland
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December 10, 2017 | 5 – 8 PM
Christmas on the Lawn | New Covenant Church
407.699.0202

December 15-16, 2017 | 6:30 PM
Living Nativity | Audubon Park Covenant Church, Orlando
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December 16, 2017 | 7 – 10 PM
Santa’s Twilight 5K – Clermont
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December 16, 2017 | 6 – 9 PM
Holiday Lighted Bike Ride! | 301 W 7th Street, Sanford
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December 20, 2017 | 6 – 8 PM
Santa’s Elves | Altamonte Springs
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December 22, 2017 | 12 -2  PM
Adventures in Cardboard Ginger Bread House
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December 24-25, 2017 | 5 – 9PM
Christmas Eve Dinner and Christmas Day Buffet at the Lakeside Inn
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We will continue to update this list of holiday events in Central Florida. Be sure to check back often. Also, click the image below and check out all of the holiday events and fun going on in Central Florida this holiday season!

 


Disclaimer: These Orlando Holiday Events 2017 are subject to last minute cancellations and changes which might not be reflected in this MyCentralFloridaFamily.com post. Please always confirm with this family-friendly business by calling or clicking.


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