Next week is Christmas Day in Orlando and if you haven't already gotten into the holiday spirit, then its time to start! There are Orlando holiday events all weekend long including ugly Christmas sweater parties, Santa meet-and-greets, Christmas caroler performances, holiday markets, and all things jolly! This is the perfect time of year to take advantage of all the things to do in Orlando by checking out these fun and festive events with your loved ones! 

Orlando Nightlife 

Ugly Sweater Party

When: Friday, December 20th at 7:00 PM

Where: Howl at the Moon Orlando

Celebrate the holidays at Howl with some live music, dancing, and festive drinks. Wear your ugliest holiday sweater for a chance to win $100 cash! There will be drink specials all night including $3 Coronas, $4 Seltzers, and $25 buckets!

Annual Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl

When: Saturday, December 21st at 7:00 PM

Where: Cleo's Lounge

The bars have been set, now it's just time to find your ugliest sweater and head out to Cleos to start off the Annual Ugly Sweater Pub Crawl! We will be hitting 8 different bars throughout the night with drink specials at all of them! 

Ugly Sweater Holiday Party at Boxi Park

When: Saturday, December 21st at 6:30 PM

Where: Boxi Park Lake Nona

Embarrassed by that ugly sweater that grandma gave you? You know we all have one, right? Join in on the ugly sweater fun and celebrate the season with Boxi Park and Orlando's top cover band, Stereo FM and dance all night in the ugliest holiday sweater you can find!

Family-Friendly Events in Orlando 

Santa's Stories

When: Friday, December 20th at 7:00 PM

Where: Waterford Lakes

Join Santa at his workshop as he shares his favorite holiday stories with you! Come and create a special craft, enjoy tasty snacks and refreshments while listening to an uplifting holiday story! 

Breakfast With Santa

When: Saturday, December 21st at 9:00 AM

Where: Center Lake Park

Santa will be making a special trip from the North Pole to join us for breakfast on Saturday, December 21st, at the Center Lake Park Cultural Center from 9 AM to 12 PM. Enjoy a breakfast of pancakes, sausage, eggs, and beverages!

Traditional Dickens Carolers Performing Holiday Favorites!

When: Saturday, December 21st at 6:30 PM

Where: Centennial Plaza Gazebo

Get ready for the Christmas holidays with this free performance at Centennial Plaza in Downtown Winter Garden! Enjoy this Quartet of traditional Dickens-era carolers performing a repertoire of holiday favorites. 

Concerts in Orlando 

Anuel AA

When: Thursday, December 19th at 7:00 PM

Where: Amway Center

Puerto Rican rapper and singer Anuel AA will take the stage at Amway Center on December 19th as part of the Emmanuel World Tour. He is considered to be one of the pioneers of the Latin trap movement and recently wone the 2019 Billboard Latin Music Awards New Artist of the Year.

Born Dirty's Ugly Sweater Xmas Party

When: Friday, December 20th at 9:30 PM

Where: Celine Orlando

Born Dirty stormed on to the scene in 2015 with the quirky banger “Don’t Stop Get It” ft. Kid Sister, and quickly turned the heads of top DJ’s around the world! He's hosting an Ugly Sweater Party this Friday night at Celine and will be performing a full DJ set. 

SNOOP DOGG - I Wanna Thank Me Tour

When: Saturday, December 21st at 7:00 PM

Where: House of Blues Orlando

West Coast rap legend Snoop Dogg has come a long way since being discovered by Dr. Dre in early 1990. As impressive as he was when guesting on Dre’s The Chronic in 1992, few could have guessed he’d go on to global fame! You can see the star perform this weekend at the House of Blues in Orlando!

More Events in Orlando 

Movie in the Park Double Feature

When: Friday, December 20th at 7:00 PM

Where: Center Lake Park

The Movie in the Park series returns to Center Lake Park on Friday, December 20th. The community is invited to join in for a double feature of the holiday favorites “The Year Without a Santa Claus” and "Santa Clause 2". This is a free, family-friendly event to celebrate the holiday season! 

12Ks of Christmas presented by Orlando Health

When: Friday, December 21st at 7:00 AM

Where: Hamlin

Don’t miss this fun at this Christmas-themed 12K and 5K run that the whole family can enjoy! There will be hot cocoa, appearances by jolly old St. Nick and his elves, photo ops and much more holiday fun! 

Milk Mart - Lazy Shoppers Holiday Market

When: Sunday, December 22nd at 12:00 PM

Where: Milk Mart

For anyone looking for that last-minute gift for their holiday celebrations, or for a chance to get out of the house with the family that's come to town and refuses to leave until temperatures back home rise above freezing, this is the place to be. With a plethora of unique vendors, food trucks, live music, and more, it's more fun for the whole family!

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UCF Gasparilla Bowl Party Bus

When: Monday, December 23rd at 11:00 PM

Where: Wall Street Plaza

Charge on to Tampa and join other Knight fans to watch UCF thunder past Marshall in the Gasparilla Bowl! Take a party bus with Coors Light and other beverages included from Wall St. Plaza on Monday, December 23rd! 

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