A Merry Winter Garden Light Show at City Hall Sign up for our Weekly Fun-Letter so you don’t miss a thing! Details here. Enjoy charming downtown Sanford and the wonderful food and drinks available at Celery City Craft located at 114 South Palmetto. Ring in the holiday season with Mayor Buddy Dyer at the City of Orlando’s Tree Lighting Celebration. Holiday events start November 14th 2020 and run through January 3rd 2021. This year we could all use a little extra holiday cheer. This small community park is perfect for a simple evening of enjoying light displays and a lakeside park. December 5, 2020, starts at 9:00 a.m. Christmas Tree Stroll at Disney Springs Dickens Carolers  Grab dinner to-go from your favorite local restaurant! These music-filled evenings providing a fun, safe, and festive environment to get into the holiday mood. On Saturdays from Thanksgiving to Christmas, Albert Park will be abuzz with live music in the gazebo, artisan vendors, and safe kids’ activities from 12:00 – 5:00pm. Social distancing guidelines must be followed. Live music enhances the gallery experience from noon to 3 p.m. each day. An intimate concert with local jazz quartet, Honeypot. The Downtown Development Board invites you to the annual holiday edition of What’s Up Downtown. Orlando Winterfest & Holiday Market is happening on I-Drive! Central Park, Winter Park The city will be glowing with extravagant and spectacular holiday displays for all to enjoy. Downtown Clermont Shop for holiday/gift-related hand-crafted ítems at special guest vendors. Downtown Winter Garden Oh, What Fun! Note: Parking at the Walt Disney World Resort hotels is for the exclusive use of guests with confirmed rooms, dining and recreation reservations. Additional information will be posted on the city of Viera’s website and on the Viera Community Institute Facebook page as the event gets closer. Meet local artists while shopping for unique, original gifts and artwork. December 3, 2020, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Shows run nightly at 6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. Holiday Light Displays at Cranes Roost Park Disney Springs 9th Annual Christmas Light Ride! Christmas in Orlando, Florida 2020 is celebrated through family activities and Christmas weekend events. Appointments are required and limited. Bring your own chair and enjoy live music, holiday shopping, a special appearance by Phantasmagoria at 5:00 p.m and more. Free and cheap holiday events in Orlando. My Central Florida is your ultimate resource for everything Central Florida has to offer your family. Ride starts/finishes at Retro City Cycles and will be about 6 miles at a casual pace, all bikes welcome! Reserve your 10×10 socially distance pod for up to 6 people on the Parks and Recreation Eventbrite page. Central Park, Winter Park December 12, 2020, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. A crowd favorite, the Plaza fountain features special shows with dancing water and dazzling lights choreographed to classic holiday tunes. December 4, 2020, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Holiday Pops Concert Displays can be viewed nightly until January 3, 2021.The lights are turned on each night at dusk. December 4, December 11, and December 18, 2020 Enjoy a very merry light show at Winter Garden’s City Hall. Registration opens December 11. Central Park Park Avenue, Winter Park Through December 5, 2020, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. All your favorite holiday songs sung by Dickens Carolers. Select nights through December 27, 2020 December 4, 2020, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Orlando in November 2020 – Events Around Kissimmee & Orlando It might be a little different for Kissimmee and Orlando in November 2020 with Covid-19 cancelling many popular events, but Christmas still comes early to Orlando. Retro City Bikes, Orlando Snow fall happens hourly. Central Winds Park, Winter Springs Cocoa Beach Pier Central Park, Winter Park Boats arrive at Dunedin Marina at approximately 7:00 pm. Enjoy the classic sounds of holidays of old as Dickens style carolers serenade shoppers throughout the main street of downtown Winter Garden. The Russian Academy of Ballet presents a gift to the Orlando Community with a free performance of “The Nutcracker”. Celery City Craft, Sanford The parade begins immediately following the fireworks. Enjoy this annual parade through the streets of downtown Mount Dora. 8th Annual Light Up Viera Holiday Parade December 3, 2020, 11:45 a.m. to 01:15 p.m. Take the family to see Santa in Orlando with our Christmas 2020 Florida holiday! 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. Central Park, Winter Park 28th Annual Christmas Walk Walt Disney World Resort. Check out additional Christmas events coming up below: Universal Orlando Resort Holiday Celebrations, The Santa Workshop Experience at ICON Park, Home for the Holidays at FantasyWorld Resort, Give Kids the World Village’s Night of a Million Lights Holiday Spectacular, Light Up Holiday Events in Central Florida in 2020, Central Florida Theme Park Holiday Events Guide 2020, Busch Gardens Offers Two Options for New Year’s Eve, Wild Florida Partners with Gaylord Palms for Animal Encounters in 2020, Orlando Native and Broadway Star Michael James Scott Headlines Dr. Phillips Center’s FrontYard Festival, Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Returns to Exploria Stadium for First Concert of 2021, Wawa Adds Augmented Reality Gaming Experience to its New Kids Meals, Jolly Creek – Kids Get In Free This Weekend, CFCArts Offers Two Full Weeks of Holiday Shows, Central Florida Zoo Offers EV Charging Stations in Partnership with FPL, CFCArts Noel: The Carols of Christmas Announces Local Celebrity Narrators, Orange County Library Homeschool Virtual Events, Check Out Osceola Library Virtual Programs, Gaylord Palms ICE (replaced with a new event). Crazier things have happened in 2020. November 28 and December 5, 12, and 19, 2020, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. *Note: this event is on hold; refer to the Facebook event page for the latest information Chanukah Menorah Lighting Free and cheap holiday events in Orlando (Dec 20, 2020) Get in the holiday spirit with free and cheap Christmas events in Orlando. November 28, 2020, 4:00 p.m. — 10:00 p.m. December 5, 2020, 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. THE ORLANDO PHIL PRESENTS. BUY TICKETS December 4, 5, 11, and 12, 2020, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. For more information about this, please call 407.599.3463. Gaylord Palms. Experience the spirit of the holidays with the sounds of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra during Holidays at the Plaza! The Nutcracker by the Russian Ballet of Orlando Movie begins at 7pm Limited viewing at Weaver Park and along Bayshore Blvd and Edgewater Drive. Join this outdoor Block Party in downtown Sanford. Experience cheerful celebrations from around the world! Central Park, Winter Park December 5, 12, 19, 2020, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. December 18: NOLA Brass Holiday Ensemble. Girl’s Club presented by Jane.com is Back February 25, 2020! You might also be interested in: Where to see Christmas lights in Orlando Best places to meet Santa in Orlando Where to go ice skating in Orlando Free & cheap things to do this weekend in Orlando Celebration Town Center Stream live at clickorlando.com at 8 p.m. on Saturday, December 5, or catch an encore presentation during the 11 o’clock news on News 6 WKMG. Winter Garden Downtown Pavilion. Please visit admissions.morsemuseum.org/mainstore to make an appointment. Disclaimer: These events are subject to last minute cancellations and changes which might not be reflected in this MyCentralFloridaFamily.com post. The 2020 holiday season is here, and Universal is inviting you to start “untraditional” yuletide traditions at Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure (and this year’s are even more untraditional than ever, thanks to the presence of COVID-19). December 22: Beautiful Music Duo (flute and harp), December 23: Beautiful Music Romance Jazz Duo, December 24: Beautiful Music Jazz Quartet (bass, flute, guitar, and trumpet). Nehrling Gardens Holiday Amaryllis Festival *Note: a $2 admission fee applies. Patrons ages two and above must wear a mask at all times except when seated and eating/drinking. Now through December 26, 2020 beginning at dusk Select Sunday evenings in December, enjoy an outdoor movie in the winter wonderland of Wekiva Island. 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. Receive free admission the week leading up to Christmas. Kids will enjoy the winter simulations while adults marvel at the acres of twinkling lights and decorations. Sanford Artisan Boutique Stay in a hotel on Florida’s famous International Drive – some of the world’s best holiday entertainment is right on your doorstep. Universal Orlando Christmas Events 2020. Lake Mary Museum Kids are then welcome to climb onto the chair to discuss their holiday wishes with Santa. Holiday Celebration at Morse Museum Lake Eola, Orlando However, bus transportation is available from each of the four parks and Disney Springs. December 11, 18, and 26, 2020 Make sure to visit shops in downtown Clermont throughout the season who will be competing for a trophy for the closest themed decorations for Light Up Clermont Holiday Enchanted Forest. Downtown Mount Dora Various Dates in November and DecemberJolly Creek Holiday Festival and MarketplaceMore…, November 6 – December 24, 2020The Santa Workshop Experience at ICON ParkMore… | Family Video Review, November 7, 2020 – January 4, 2021Disney Springs Christmas Tree Stroll, Snow and MoreMore…, November 13, 2020 through January 3, 2021A Night of a Million Lights at Give Kids the World VillageMore… | Family Video Review, November 13, 2020 through January 3, 2021Gaylord Palms I Love Christmas MoviesMore…, November 13, 2020 through January 2, 2021 | 6 PM – 10 PMMagic of Lights | DaytonaMore…, November 14, 2020 – January 31, 2021 | 6 PM – 12 AMNights of Lights in St. AugustineMore…, November 14, 2020 – December 31, 2020 SeaWorld Christmas CelebrationMore…, November 14, 2020 – January 3, 2021Universal Orlando Resort Holiday CelebrationsMore…, November 14, 2020 – January 4, 2021Crayola Experience Colorful ChristmasMore…, November 16, 2020 – January 4, 2021Dinos in Lights at Orlando Science CenterMore…, November 21 – December 13, 2020 | 10 AM to 5 PMSanta’s Christmas Tree Forest & FunMore…, November 23, 2020 – January 3, 2021Space Coast Light FestMore…, November 26, 2020 – January 3, 2021Cranes Roost Park Holiday Lights DisplaysMore…, November 26, 2020 – January 3, 2021 | 6, 7, 8, 9 PMCranes Roost Holiday Fountain ShowMore…, November 27 – December 19, 2020 | 6 – 10 PMSanta’s Enchanted Forest and Holiday Scavenger HuntMore…, November 27 – December 20, 2020 | Select DatesGatorland Holiday Ho Ho Ho DownMore…, November 28 – December 31, 2020 | nightlyNightly Snowfall, Santa, Train Rides and more at CelebrationMore…, November 30, 2020 – January 2, 2021 | 1 – 8 PMHome for the Holidays at FantasyWorld ResortMore…, December 1, 2020 through January 3, 2021Leu Gardens Dazzling NightsMore…, December 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020Wekiva Island Christmas FestivitiesMore…, December 5, 2020 – January 3, 2021Clermont Holiday Enchanted ForestMore…, Through December 2020Epcot Festival of the ArtsMore…, November 12-22, 2020 | 10 AM to 5 PMFestival of the Trees at Orlando Museum of ArtMore…, November 20-21, 2020 | 7:30 PMCFC Arts Holidays in the Courtyard & Other EventsMore…, November 27-28, December 4-5, 11-12, 18-19 | 6-10 PMLake Catherine Blueberries Santa’s Enchanted ForestMore…, November 29, December 6, 20, 2020 | 5-10 PMOld Town Outdoor Movie Drive InMore…, December 4-6, 2020Elf Jr. at Magic Curtain ProductionsMore…, December 4-5, 11-12, 2020 | 7 – 9 PMWinter Wonderland of Lights – Winter SpringsMore…, December 4-5, 2020 | 7:30 PMCFC Arts Holidays in the Courtyard & Other EventsMore…, December 4, 11, & 18, 2020 | 7 PMLive Holiday Music at Cranes Roost ParkMore…, December 4, 5, 11, 12, 13,18 & 19, 2020 | 6-9 PMA Merry Winter Garden Light ShowMore…, December 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 2020 | 5:30 – 9:30 PMHoliday Carriage Tours through Downtown Winter GardenMore…, December 4-5, 2020 | times varyCFCArts A Christmas CarolMore…, December 5-6, 2020 | varying timesOrlando Philharmonic Orchestra Sounds of the SeasonMore…, December 5-23, 2020 | varying timesOrlando REP Holiday Family Improv & Photos With SantaMore…, December 5, 12, 19, 2020 | varying timesThe Nutcracker – A Family Show from Orlando BalletMore…, December 6, 13, 2020 | 6:30 – 8:30 PMInteractive Movie at Garden Theatre (It’s a Wonderful Life. To comply with COVID-19 safety precautions, this event will now be hosted virtually. Reserve tickets per car and print or show your confirmation email once you arrive on site. December 22 – 24, 2020 Universal Orlando Resort has tweaked its holiday offerings this year to fall within Covid-19 safety protocols. Violectric Holiday Show Enjoy the incredible sounds of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra in beautiful Central Park. December 12, 2020, 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Dickens Carolers  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. Crane’s Roost Park, Altamonte Springs, Feature image credit: Mount Dora Chamber of Commerce. The Sanford Mini Indie Series will have 25 rotating Vendors each Sunday starting 11/29-12/20. Guests will be seated in an area suitable for group size. 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Dec 20, 2020 In fact, the best holiday events and things to do are absolutely FREE. Orlando Christmas, holiday events: Light-up nights, festivals, boat parades and more Dec 15, 2020 Disney: Voices of Liberty set for live online performance Tuesday Disney World, Universal, SeaWorld, Aquatica, Wet ‘n’ Wild are all nearby – not to mention world-class shopping and dining. December 17, 2020, 7:00 p.m. – Double Feature: Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town. December 5, 2020, Starts at 7:30pm November 26, 2020 – January 3, 2020 Note: All events are subject to change. November 28, 2020 Schools, organizations, businesses, and families will be showing their creativity by individually decorating over 40 trees. CHECK OUT OUR GUIDE TO WHERE TO FIND ORLANDO’S BEST HOLIDAY LIGHTS! 60th Annual Christmas Parade A rich tradition stretching back to 1933 is coming to Central Park this year. There will also be a special treasure box for children coming to visit. It’s time again for our annual list of the best free holiday events in Orlando! Wekiva Island There are so many incredible holiday events in Orlando to choose from this year, including a few newcomers! Holiday Market at Winter Garden Farmers Market Catch the synchronized light and music Christmas Tree Show each night at Lake Eola Park starting at 5:45 p.m. Maps for the Stroll can be obtained at House of Blues, 12 Days of Christmas Store, The Marketplace Co-Op, and The Welcome Center. Nehrling Gardens, Gotha Memories of Christmas in the Park will be held on Thursday, December 3 from 5 to 8:30 p.m. in Central Park. Magic is seeing the beautiful decorations on Main Street, U.S.A. ® , the scent of gingerbread, the sound of a trolley bell and that first glimpse of Cinderella Castle lit up in green and red. December 11-13 and 18-20, 2020, 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art December 5, 2020, 5:00 p.m. -10 p.m.