The holiday season is quickly approaching, which means there's going to be an abundance of holiday events in Orlando that you won't want to miss! This weekend marks the beginning of Light Up UCF, which offers an outdoor skating rink, rides, and more! You can also head over to Ivanhoe Village for Jingle Eve 2019 to explore Santa's Village and enjoy the 12 Wines of Christmas. Start getting in the holiday spirit and check out our local guide for things to do in Orlando to plan your fun-filled weekend today! 

Orlando Nightlife 

Rewind - Thursday Night Dance Party

When: Thursday, November 21st at 10:30 PM

Where:  House of Blues Orlando

This Thursday night, dance the night away while picking your favorite songs from the '80s, '90s, 00's and today! Featuring DJ Rincon & DJ Ish, Rewind Thursday Nights at the House of Blues is the place to be! 

Party on the Patio

When: Saturday, November 23rd at 7:00 PM

Where: Old Town

Stop by Sun on the Beach's new patio area while enjoying the beautiful Florida weather. This Saturday starting at 7:00 PM the patio is where it's at with live entertainment, games, and contests. 

Jingle Eve 2019

When: Saturday, November 23rd at 5:00 PM

Where: Ivanhoe Village

It's the most wonderful time of the's Jingle Eve! Get ready for the best party of the year for more than 20 years running. This event will include 12 Wines of Christmas, Santa's Village, live music, food trucks, vendors, and more.

Family-Friendly Events in Orlando 

Asian Lantern Festival: Into the Wild

When: Thursday, November 21st at 6:00 PM

Where: Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens

The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens will transform into an evening wonderland of lights during the Asian Lantern Festival: Into the Wild starting this weekend! This limited engagement cultural event will dazzle guests with over 30 larger-than-life sculptural LED lantern displays featuring plants, animals, and traditional Asian elements. 

A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas

When: Friday, November 22nd at 7:30 PM

Where: Garden Theatre

This spirited version of A Christmas Carol puts the ghostly qualities of Charles Dickens’ classic tale center stage. A swirling chorus of ghosts weave through this uplifting holiday story of redemption, magic, and hope as the greedy Scrooge learn the error of his ways. 

Light Up UCF

When: Friday, November 22nd at 12:00 PM

Where: Addition Financial Arena

Back for its twelveth season, Light Up UCF provides Central Florida families with an affordable place to celebrate the holidays. Running from November 22nd through January 5th outside the Addition Financial Arena, Light Up UCF has become a holiday tradition, offering an outdoor ice skating rink, rides, and holiday attractions. 

Concerts in Orlando 

Nights Like This Tour w/ Loud Luxury

When: Thursday, November 21st at 10:00 PM

Where: Gilt Nightclub

University friends Andrew Fedyk & Joe Depace better known as Loud Luxury have been creating quite a stir in the dance music scene as of late. With just a handful of releases under their belt, the London, Ontario duo has attracted the attention of tastemakers such as Oliver Heldens, SNBRN, and Gorgon City! They will be performing this Thursday night at Gilt Nightclub, and tickets are on sale now. 

Gryffin presents Gravity II Tour

When: Friday, November 22nd at 8:30 PM

Where: The Plaza LIVE

Popular EDM artist and producer Gryffin will be making a stop in Orlando this weekend while he embarks on his Gravity 2 Tour throughout North America. He will be performing this Friday night at the Plaza Live and tickets are on sale now!

Florida Man Music Festival

When: Friday, November 22nd at 3:00 PM

Where: Orlando Amphitheater

Central Florida’s biggest alternative music festival returns! Florida Man Music Festival is this Friday at the Orlando Amphitheater and will have amazing artists performing including The 1975, 311, Jimmy Eats World, The Revivalists, and more! 

More Events in Orlando 

The Crazy Wine Dash Orlando 5K Run

When: Saturday, November 23rd at 12:30 PM

Where: Harbor Park in Baldwin Park

The Crazy Wine Dash is a 5K Run with the craziest amounts of wine and fun out there! This eventful night will be filled with great things such as a live DJ playing dance music, a wild and fearless mechanical bull, photo booth, food trucks, local vendors, giveaways, and of course wine! 

Jonathan Van Ness: Road to Beijing

When: Saturday, November 23rd at 8:00 PM

Where: Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Jonathan Van Ness is an Emmy-nominated television personality, podcaster, and hairstylist to the stars. He can be seen starring on Netflix’s Emmy Award-winning reboot series “Queer Eye,” where he shines as the show's groomer, hair guru, and self-advocate. He is making a stop in Orlando on his first worldwide tour, and tickets are on sale now! 

Sunday Brewery Tours

When: Sunday, November 24th at 12:00 PM

Where:  Crooked Can Brewing Company

Switch up your Sunday Funday with a Behind the Scenes Tour at the Crooked Can Brewing Company. This is your opportunity to get a behind the scenes glimpse of the Brewery while learning about the brewing process of some of your favorite Crooked Can beers. 

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Feature Image Courtesy of Hive Miner & Light Up UCF