Dust off your ugly seater and grab your Santa hat. This weekend is full of festive holiday events in Orlando everyone can enjoy. Whether you're a couple looking for the perfect date night, or the bar goer looking to solidify their spot on the naughty list, our list of things to do in Orlando are sure to warm up your weekend.
When: Sat. Dec. 15th | 9PM
Where: Wall Street Plaza
Wall Street doesn't always have a Christmas themed block party, but when they do it’s Dos XX-Mas! The most interesting Wall Street block party is back Saturday, December 15th! Participate in the Tortilla Toss competition to win prizes like free beer and t-shirts.
When: Fri. Dec. 14th | 8 PM
Where: Check-in at Hooch | Wall Street
Get ready to get merry at the Santapalooza Bar Crawl 2018 in Downtown Orlando. Get exclusive drink specials and free cover at each participating venue, and come dressed as Santa or an elf, rock an ugly sweater or your Hanukkah gear for a chance to win prizes for best holiday outfit.
When: Sat. Dec. 15th | 5 PM
Where: SHOTS Orlando
You're invited to an old-fashioned ugly sweater holiday soiree at SHOTS Orlando. Don your hideous Christmas sweater and solidify your spot on the naughty list while sipping on some festive cocktails like Old Saint Lit and Slay Bell.
When: Dec. 14th 6-9 PM | Dec. 15th 9A-1P
Where: Central Park | Winter Park
Slide down real ice slides, take photos with Santa, or roast a marshmallow with a firefighter at the inaugural “Snow in the Park,” a brand new “cool” family-friendly event in Central Park West Meadow presented by The City of Winter Park.
When: Dec. 15th & 22nd | 5-9:30 PM
Where: Downtown Winter Garden
Take a horse-drawn carriage ride through festive downtown Winter Garden. Rides will commence every 15 minutes from 5:00 - 9:30 PM on Saturday, December 15th and 22nd. Reservations are required. $65.
When: Sat. Dec. 16th | 5PM
Where: Rosen Plaza | Orlando
What's Cooler than Cool? Ice, Carved. Orlando's top chefs put their chainsaw skills to the test, battling each other - and the Florida weather - for top honors in this annual, outdoor ice carving competition.
Image: West Orange Times
When: Sat. Dec. 15th | 4-10 PM
Where: Historic Sanford Florida
Celebrate the holidays at The 2nd Annual JINGLE JAM 2018 in Historic Downtown Sanford. One of the city's largest pet and family-friendly events, it will feature live music, holiday vendors, food trucks, a magic shows, and a visit from the Big Guy! Admission is free.
When: Fri. Dec. 14th | 7-10 PM
Where: Walt Disney Amphitheater at Lake Eola Park
Rock into the holiday season with strings sensation violectric at the 6th Annual “Violectric Holiday Show” in Downtown Orlando.
When: Sat. Dec. 15th | 2-7 PM
Where: Eagle Nest Park
Enjoy a day of live blues & jazz this holiday season as Orlando's best musicians play covers of your favorite Christmas tunes. Eat from over 15 food trucks and shop for those last minute Christmas gifts from craft & merchandise vendors.
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