Orlando Holiday Events Guide 2022

Orlando Holiday Events Guide 2022

Orlando Holiday Events Guide 2022 – We will be looking for general holiday events happening throughout Central Florida for families and kids. We have separate Family Events Guides for specific events, but find an overview of some of our favorite events here.

Orlando Holiday Events Guide 2022

If you’re looking for fun family events for winter, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or any holiday events, we will continue to comb the internet and more to find the best family events for you.

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 Newsletter@MyCentralFloridaFamily.com or click here to submit the event.


If you’re looking for additional holiday guides, you can find them below.

Night of a Million Lights at Give Kids the World Village

Island H2O Live | Kissimmee
November 11, 2022 to January 1, 2023
More Info: It’s beginning to look a lot like…Night of a Million Lights! In less than two weeks, one of Central Florida’s favorite holiday events will illuminate the skyline with a shimmering, sparkling lights display. 

Dinner with Santa

Wateford Lakes Chick-fil-A
November 29, 2022 and December 6 and 13, 2022
More Info: We would like to invite your family to Dinner with Santa at Chick-fil-A Waterford Lake Town Center! Bring your little one(s) to the Restaurant for a memorable event, and a special guest appearance by “you-know-who”.  We will also have face painting, a visit from our own Santa Cow and it will be snowing in the drive-thru. If you can’t make it tonight, we will host Dinner with Santa again on December 6th and 13th. We look forward to seeing you!

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!

Gatorland Holidays Ho Ho Ho-Down

Gatorland
December 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18, 2022
More Info: Come on out to the “Alligator Capital of the World” and enjoy festive fun for everyone at Gatorland’s third annual Holiday Ho Ho Ho-Down Christmas event Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 and 18, included in the regular price of admission.  Gatorland’s signature holiday event features live music, festive displays with interactive characters like Gator Claus, his Merry Elves and Krampus Croc, along with festive food items for purchase. Be sure to visit dozens of craft vendors throughout the park and the award-winning Gatorland gift shop to find that perfect holiday gift for anyone on your list! Do all your Christmas shopping the Gatorland way!  Plus, experience all the alligators, animals, and awesomeness of Gatorland.

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.

Holly Jolly Stocking Party-Orlando

Boardwalk Bowl
December 17, 2022
More Info: On Saturday, Dec. 17 from noon to 3 p.m., guests of all ages can visit Boardwalk Bowl and take part in a free stocking decorating event. Get creative and decorate your own stocking to take home, just in time for the holidays. The free event is open to all ages and supplies will be provided.

Holly Jolly Stocking Party-Sanford

Airport Lanes
December 17, 2022
More Info: On Saturday, Dec. 17 from noon to 2 p.m., guests of all ages can visit Airport Lanes and take part in a free stocking decorating event. Get creative and decorate your own stocking to take home just in time for the holidays. The free event is open to all ages and supplies will be provided.

Breakfast with Santa and Ugly Christmas Sweater Party

Boardwalk Bowl
December 24, 2022
More Info: If you’re in need of Christmas Eve plans, spend your morning at Boardwalk Bowl! From 9 to 11 a.m. on Dec. 24, the entertainment center will host two jolly events to get you in the Christmas spirit. Guests wearing their ugliest sweater will receive two free games of bowling during the Ugly Sweater Party.

Events Happening All Season Long

Nights in Lights

Dezerland Park
November 11, 2022 – January 1, 2023
More Info:
Guests will enjoy a magical and immersive winter wonderland experience from the convenience of their own vehicle. The dazzling drive-through showcase is more than a mile long, and features over one million lights.

Bass Pro Shops Santa’s Workshop

Orlando
Santa’s arrival is November 12 and photos start November 13, 2022
More Info:
Starting Nov. 5th experience the magic of Christmas at Santa’s Wonderland at your local Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s! 1For residents in Canada, Santa’s arrival is November 12 and photos start November 13.

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.

Magic of Lights

Daytona Speedway
Nov. 18th, 2022 – Jan. 1st, 2023
More Info: Tickets purchased now can be used ANY DAY Magic of Lights is open! Tickets are per vehicle, not per person so grab as many friends and family to join! Take advantage of the Early Bird Discount with tickets starting at just $17 per carload.

St. Augustine Nights of Lights

St. Augustine
Nov. 19, 2022, to Jan. 31, 2023
More Info: The 2022-2023 Nights of Lights festival turns the city of St. Augustine into a dazzling holiday display.

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! 

Wonderland of Lights and Santa’s Village

Auburndale
Nov. 25-Dec. 25, 2022 | Drive Thru: Nov. 28 – 30 | Dec. 5 – 6 | Dec 12 – 13
More Info: Make this holiday magical with a visit to The Wonderland of Lights & America’s Christmas Village!  Santa’s helpers, with patriotic spirit, have been working hard decking the halls for you and your family. There are so many enchanting experiences to choose from for a jolly good time. 

Now Snowing in Celebration

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.

Freeform’s 25 Days of Christmas

Your Home
December 1 – 25, 2021
More Info: It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The holiday season means only one thing – Freeform’s 25 Days of Christmas! Don’t miss holiday favorites including Home AloneDr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas, and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer December 1-25 on Freeform. So pour yourself an eggnog and grab a plate of cookies, Christmas is practically here.

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.

Santa Workshop at ICON Park

ICON Park | Orlando
through December 24, 2022
More Info: The jingle bells are ringing at ICON Park – Santa is officially back in town! Now through Dec. 24, guests can enjoy The Santa Workshop Experience at the entertainment destination. 

Winter Wonderland at Wekiva Island

Longwood
December 2 – 25, 2022
More Info: This year’s event will feature a 30-foot centerpiece for its sparkling Christmas tree forest, up from 20 feet last year. The month-long celebration of the season packs in holiday cheer and special events from Dec. 2 through Christmas Day.

The DeLand Christmas Light Show

DeLand
December 31, 2022
More Info: Presented by Stetson Baptist Church. With almost 10,000 LED lights and over 2,100 individual lighting channels, The DeLand Christmas Light Show is an event you won’t want to miss!

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.

Multiple Day Events

Breakfast with Santa at Orlando Museum of Art

Orlando
November 12 & 19, 2022 | 8:30-10 AM
More Info: A morning of making memories with Santa Claus with exclusive access to the 36th Annual Festival of Trees before it opens to the public during the day. Hot breakfast, face painters, crafts and more.

Festival of the Trees at Orlando Museum of Art

Orlando
Saturday, November 12th – Sunday, November 20, 2022
More Info: Don’t miss Council of 101’s 36th annual Festival of Trees, with presenting sponsor, Orlando Health!  Gifts of the Season are what you’ll find November 11-20, 2022, at the Orlando Museum of Art, during the festival. Strolling through the museum, guests will be transported to a time of old-fashion holiday gatherings and elegance will be on full display while guest embrace the reason for the season.  

Lake Mary Museum Festival of Trees

Lake Mary Museum | 158 N Country Club Rd.
November 12 to December 4, 2021 | 2 – 4 PM
More Info: Christmas trees decorated and donated by our community will be sold through silent auction. Proceeds benefit Lake Mary Museum programs.

Orlando Museum of Art Breakfast with Santa

Orlando Museum of Art
Saturdays, November 12 & 19 | 8:30AM – 10:00AM
More Info: A morning of making memories with Santa Claus with exclusive access to the 36th Annual Festival of Trees before it opens to the public during the day.

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.

Wekiva Island Winter Wonderland

Wekiva Island | Longwood
December 2 -25, 2022
More Info: Winter Wonderland is back, and it’s growing!  We’re supersizing our sparkling Christmas Tree Forest with a 30-foot Christmas tree! Plus, we have nightly “snow” flurries, sparkling holiday décor, visits from Santa and other holiday characters and special events for the whole family from December 2nd through Christmas Day!

Cracker Christmas

Christmas
December 3-4, 2022 – 10:00am to 4:00pm
More Info: The Fort Christmas Historical Society is planning to put on Cracker Christmas this December.   Entrance is free, free parking across the road from the park. BBQ pork sandwiches, chicken filets, community groups have baked goods, drinks, hotdogs, gator, sweet pickles, etc. Pioneer demonstrations – broom making, blacksmiths, basket weaving, rope making, spinning, quilting, lace making, wood carving, and many more. Large craft fair with over 150 crafters with handmade items, the Christmas Post Office will have a booth so you can get your Christmas cards hand stamped, antique engine and tractor display, and much more.

Breakfast with Santa at Wekiva Island

Christmas
December 3-4, 2022 – 10:00am to 4:00pm
More Info: Enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Caring Santa

Florida Mall
December 4, 2022 – 9 – 10:30 am 
More Info: Children with special needs will get an exclusive experience to sit on Santa’s lap and smile for the camera on Sunday, December 4 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Reservations are required. Please use this link to reserve your spot.

Storytime with Mrs. Claus

Florida Mall
December 10 and 17, 2022 – 12 – 3 pm
More Info: Visit the Florida Mall on Saturday, December 10 & 17 from 12 to 3 p.m. for a free storytime with Mrs. Claus.

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. 

Let it Snow Winter Wonderland Festival

Lake Nona
TBA
More Info: Details Coming Soon

Single Day Events

Light Up Eustis

Eustis
November 25, 2022 | 5-9 PM
More Info: This free party to celebrate the holiday lights of Eustis brings Santa and Mrs. Claus to downtown along with real reindeer, live music, food vendors and more.  5 to 9 p.m.  This year there will also be snow and a 75′ snow slide for the kids.  

Santa in Sunset Park

Mount Dora
November 26, 2022 | 6:30-9 PM
More Info: Bring the kids to see Santa as he visits Sunset Park in the heart of downtown Mount Dora.  6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Light Up Mount Dora

Eustis
November 26, 2022 | 3:30-9 PM
More Info: This year brings a new spin to this annual event.  The festivities will now be on the downtown lakefront in Evans Park from 3:30 p.m to 9:00 p.m.  Watch for Santa to arrive via boat.  After dark a fireworks display will take place in Simpson Cove near the lighthouse.  

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.

Toys for Tots Night of Lights

Mount Dora
November 26, 2022 | 6-9 PM
More Info: Bring your new unwrapped toy and kick off the holiday season with a beautiful light display and helping Florida children in need. On this night the marina opens its gates from 6 to 9 p.m. for families to walk the grounds for a better view of the lights.  Admission is one new unwrapped toy.  148 Charles Street, downtown Mount Dora lakefront.    

Light Up Kissimmee

Kissimmee
November 27, 2022 | 7-8 PM
More Info: Kissimmee Main Street presents “Light up Kissimmee”. Our Christmas season kick-off begins by lighting up the entire Kissimmee’s Historic Downtown with wonderful holiday decor and lights! We will have parranda, the Broadway Welcome Station tree lighting and the City of Kissimmee tree lighting as well it’s going to be a Jolly Jolly Holiday!

Oviedo Tree Lighting Celebration

Oviedo
December 1, 2022 | 5-9 PM
More Info: An ISLAND OF MISFIT TOYS themed Tree Lighting Experience at Center Lake Park in Oviedo, including a special show after the tree lighting!

What’s UP Downtown for the Holidays

Oviedo
December 1, 2022 | 11 AM – 2 PM
More Info: Come out and join us for a new spin on our annual holiday edition of What’s Up Downtown! This year, enjoy a festive atmosphere with a free outdoor event at Heritage Square Park in front of the Orange County Regional History Center. There will be games, cotton candy, popcorn from Popcorn Junkie, and live music. Santa Claus will be our guest emcee for the event and will do a special holiday reading at 1:00 p.m

Christmas in the Park

Winter Park
December 1, 2021 | 6:15 – 8:30 PM
More Info: Each year, on the first Thursday of December, the Morse Museum helps launch the holiday season in Winter Park when it lights up Tiffany windows in Central Park and presents the Bach Festival Choir and Brass Ensemble in concert. This December is the 44th annual celebration of Christmas in the Park. Christmas in the Park was started by Hugh and Jeannette McKean, the Morse Museum’s benefactors, in 1979 as a way to share a part of their rare Tiffany collection with the public in an informal setting. Today, the Morse and the City of Winter Park co-sponsor the event.

Christmas Walk

Mount Dora
December 2, 2022 | 6-9 PM
More Info: This fun, annual tradition features entertainment sprinkled around Mount Dora’s historic downtown while shop’s are open late for a unique holiday shopping experience.  The many downtown bars and restaurants are also open to enjoy plenty of holiday cheer.  6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

Winter on the Avenue in Winter Park

Winter Park
December 2, 2022 | 5-9 PM
More Info: Winter On The Avenue is from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Dec. 2. Come out for our annual tree-lighting, strolling carolers, Chanukah menorah lighting ceremony, s’mores, snow slides, the announcement of holiday art contest winners, children’s choirs, The Bubble Bus, Popcorn Flicks in the park, and, of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus.

City of Orlando Tree Lighting

Lake Eola Park | Orlando
December 2, 2022 | 5-9 PM
More Info: Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer invites Central Florida residents and visitors to ring in the holiday season and help countdown to the lighting of the City of Orlando’s Christmas tree at Lake Eola Park’s Washington Plaza. The event will include holiday performances at the Walt Disney Amphitheater, food trucks and a holiday market. 

Apopka Tree Lighting

Kit Nelson Park | Apopka
December 2, 2022 | 6 PM
More Info

Light the Christmas Tree at Wekiva Island

Longwood
December 2, 2022 | 7:00 PM
More Info: Join us at Wekiva Island as Santa and Mrs. Claus officially kick off the holiday season by lighting our HUGE 30-foot-tall Christmas tree at 7 p.m. The snow flurries will be flying, and we will have live music and plenty of holiday cheer. Don’t forget to bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots. The holiday fun is waiting for you!

St. Cloud Tree Lighting

St. Cloud
December 2, 2022
More Info

Lake Mary Holiday in the Park

Downtown Lake Mary
December 3, 2022 | 6-9 PM
More Info: The annual Holiday in the Park lights up downtown Lake Mary with a beautiful holiday tree lighting, thousands of twinkling lights, a dancing light show, “Snow Zone” in Central Park & a visit from Santa & Mrs. Claus!

Cranes Roost Park Light Up the Holidays

Altamonte Springs
December 3, 2022
More Info: The City of Altamonte Springs and Duke Energy celebrate the tradition of lighting up Cranes Roost Park with live music, entertainment, fireworks, train rides, along with Santa and Mrs. Claus. 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 garland.

Christmas Parade and Celebration

Tavares
December 3, 2022 | 5 PM
More Info: Typically, the first Saturday in December, this free, annual happening takes place in downtown Tavares with a parade that begins around 5 p.m on Main Street, followed by a celebration in Wooton Park & Tavares Square.  Enjoy live music, Santa’s visit, and more!  

Light Up Clermont

Clermont
December 3, 2022 | 5:30 – 9 PM
More Info: This annual holiday tradition includes a community tree-lighting ceremony being led by the City of Clermont’s own Mayor Tim Murry and a street festival which will showcase a variety of […]

Leesburg Christmas Parade

Historic Downtown Leesburg
December 3, 2022 | 6 – 9 PM
More Info: Enjoy an evening of Holiday entertainment and fun for the whole family in Historic Downtown Leesburg with dazzling Christmas light displays and festive food! This year show us your Holiday […]

Mount Dora Christmas Parade

Mount Dora
December 3, 2022 | 10 AM
More Info: Typically the first Saturday in December, this traditional small town parade starts at 10 a.m. on Donnelly Street and continues through downtown Mount Dora.  This is a free event. 

Lighted Boat Parade

Mount Dora
December 3, 2022
More Info: Pull up a piece of Lake Dora’s eastern or northern shoreline in Mount Dora as this festive parade of small boats departs Simpson Cove and heads toward Tavares near the lakefront.   

Winter Park Chamber’s Ye Olde Christmas Parade

Winter Park
December 3, 2022 | 9-10:30 AM
More Info: The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce is proud to host the 70th annual Winter Park Ye Olde Hometown Christmas Parade. The event has been held each December for more than 65 years, making it the oldest continuous holiday parade in Central Florida. Over 80 organizations that participate, including marching bands, local police and fire departments, scouting groups, local dignitaries and, of course, Santa Claus. 

Sanford Holiday Tour of Homes

Sanford
Saturday, December 3 | 12 PM – 9 PM
More Info: On this self-guided walking tour, step into the past as you are welcomed into some of the Sanford Historic District’s most charming private residences. 

Longwood Christmas Parade

Longwood
December 3, 2022 | 3 PM
More Info: Come join us for our Longwood Christmas Parade held annually on the 1st Saturday in December. Spend a wonderful day in Longwood with your family and friends. Mark your calendar. You will not want to miss this parade. Previous parades have featured over 100 entries in the community parade organized by the Longwood Citizens on Patrol with the assistance of the Longwood Police Department, the City of Longwood, the Longwood Fire Department, and many volunteers.

St. Cloud Holiday Parade

St. Cloud
December 3, 2022 | 10 AM
More Info: This Year’s Christmas Parade Theme is “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree.” The St. Cloud Christmas Parade is a family- friendly event, with festivities for all ages. This is a locally televised event and will be live streamed on the Chamber’s social media pages.

Winter Springs Winter Wonderland/Parade/Tree Lighting/Santa Claus

Winter Springs
Saturday, December 3, 2022 | 4 – 8 PM
More Info: Tis’ the season for joy and celebration! Stop by and enjoy the festivities this holiday season at Winter Wonderland! Experience an evening with one of the longest-running traditions in our city, the 40th annual Holiday Parade featuring local talent and businesses and the annual Christmas tree Lighting! Enjoy local entertainment and a visit from Santa Claus!

Oviedo Christmas and Holiday Parade

Oviedo
December 3, 2022
More Info: Details to Come 

St. Cloud Holiday Festival

St. Cloud
December 3 – 4, 2022 | 9 AM – 5 PM
More Info: The St Cloud Holiday Festival is a non-profit event presented by the Rotary Club of Kissimmee Bay supporting the annual holiday event and the community we serve. The Festival features over 100 crafters, carnival-type fare, entertainment, a classic car show and a Kids’ Holiday Fun Zone with Santa. The Festival runs for two days, always the first Saturday and Sunday in December. The 2022 Festival will be held December 3rd and 4th, from 9AM to 5PM.

Celebrate the Season

Longwood
December 9, 2022 | 6-9 PM
More Info: On Friday, December 9, from 6 pm to 9 pm join the festivities at the City of Longwood’s Annual Celebrate the Season Event. This holiday street party will feature an array of activities including the annual tree lighting ceremony, live music, dance performances, an inflatable snow maze, giant fun slides, a North Pole Climbing Wall, a trackless train, food, shopping opportunities at Santa’s workshop, and a major laser light show throughout the event. For more information, please call 407-260-3497 or email rrinaldo@longwoodfl.org. Tickets for activities are available the day of (cash only).

St. Cloud WinterFest

St. Cloud
December 9, 2022
More Info

Ocoee Jolly Jamboree and Holiday Tree Lighting

Downtown Ocoee
December 10, 2022
More Info: The City of Ocoee will host its Jolly Jamboree and Holiday Tree Lighting event on Saturday, December 10 from 4 p.m.– 9 p.m. on McKey Street in Downtown Ocoee, City Hall and the city’s historic Withers-Maguire House. The tree lighting ceremony will begin at 7 p.m. at the new City Hall located at 1 North Bluford Avenue.

Snow in the Park

Mount Dora
December 10, 2022
More Info: Snow typically falls on the second Saturday in December and children can enjoy free sledding and ice skating in downtown Mount Dora’s Donnelly Park.   The event is free.  (see video)

New Hope for Kids Bicycle Ride

Casselberry
December 10, 2022 | 4 – 8 PM
More Info: New Hope for Kids supports children and families grieving the death of a love one and grants wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses living within Central Florida. Programs are available free of charge to children ages 3 -18 and young adults ages 19-25 who live in the Central Florida area communities.

Greg Warmoth Reindeer Run

SeaWorld Orlando
December 10, 2022 | 7:15 AM
More Info: Bring the family out for the best Holiday Fun Run in the area. Run or walk the festive 3 mile route through SeaWorld to the sound of holiday bells and finish in a runner wonderland with holiday treats for all finishers! Celebrating 25 years of holiday cheers!

Kissimmee Festival of Lights and Parade


Kissimmee Lakefront Park
December 10, 2022
More Info: Experience one of Central Florida’s premier nighttime parades in Historic Downtown Kissimmee. The Kissimmee Festival of Lights Parade is an annual tradition that is perfect for the whole family. Join thousands of residents and visitors for a holiday event full of music, dancing, and thousands of holiday lights.

Oviedo Winter Fest

Oviedo
December 10, 2022
More Info: Winter Fest will take place at Center Lake Park; 299 Center Lake Lane from 12pm to 6pm on December 10, 2022. Pre-sale tickets pricing through 11/25/22 is $20 per person on Eventbrite.com.

Winter Festival in DeLand

Florida Technical College
December 10, 2022 | 11 AM – 1 PM
More Info: Bring Your Family & Friends

Oviedo Mall Holiday Market

Oviedo
December 17, 2022 | 5-8 PM
More Info: We are excited to host a fun family-friendly holiday event this year at the Oviedo Mall Community Room. Bring the kids dressed and ready for a free family mini photo session, cookie decorating, dancing and even a visit from a special Christmas guest!

Santa’s Twilight 5K

Clermont
December 17, 2022 | 6-10 PM
More Info: Join the fun at this holiday themed 5K night run in Historic Downtown Clermont . All participants will receive a really cool shirt, holiday themed finisher medal, glow sticks for the run, jingle bells for your shoes, and holiday cookies and hot chocolate at the finish.

Rosen Plaza Hotel Christmas Dinner

Orlando
Sunday, December 25, 2022 | 11:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. | $55.95* Per Adult
More Info: Celebrate a special Christmas dinner in the safety of your home away from home at Rosen Plaza. On Christmas Day, we treat you and your family to a gourmet affair of gastronomic proportions in our grand ballroom. Our spread of exquisite cuisine is guaranteed to serve the most unique dining experience this holiday season.

ICON Park Tree Lighting

Orlando
TBA
More Info: Details Comings Soon

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