Christmas falling on a Tuesday this year means we get an extended weekend full of holiday enjoyment! Christmas parties in Orlando are still in full swing, Santa is continuing to make his appearances around the City Beautiful, and we're stuffing your stocking with this week's pick of things to do in Orlando before Christmas. So finish up your last minute shopping, grab the spiked eggnog, and let us know how you will be spending your weekend in the comments below.  


3rd Thursday Gallery Hop

When: Thurs. Dec. 20th | 6-9 PM
Where:  Orange County Regional History Center

This month's Third Thursday Gallery Hop will be a special holiday celebration at the Orange County Regional History Center. The event includes a block party in Heritage Square with live music from the Honeyslides, art vendors, and food trucks. Afterwards, don’t miss out on the official after party from 9-11 PM at  Hooch on  Wall Street.

Solo Cup Thursdays at SHOTS Orlando

When: Every Thursday | 5P - 2A
Where:  SHOTS Orlando

Every Thursday night is Solo Cup Thursdays at Shots Orlando. We're kicking up the throwback jams ALL NIGHT along with unbeatable drink specials at one of the hottest bars in Downtown Orlando

Full Moon Party at Alfond Inn

When: Sat. Dec. 22nd | 9 PM
Where:  The Alfond Inn

Dance under the full moon at this monthly event at Alfond Inn Winter Park. No cover, complimentary valet, and 1 free drink included.

Two 4 Onesie Party at Frosty's

When: Sun. Dec. 23rd | 3-8 PM
Where:  Frosty's Christmastime Lounge

What better way to get in the Christmas spirit than sipping on 2-4-1 house cocktails during Sunday Funday at Frosty's while wearing your favorite onesie? Not much. 


Christmas at Gaylord Palms

When: Now through Dec. 31st
Where:  Gaylord Palms 

Marvel at more than 2 million holiday lights and acres of magnificent decorations, plus spectacular holiday activities that will get you in the holiday spirit. Visit their nine-degree attraction ICE! and experience snow tubing, snowball tossing, photos with Santa, and holiday shopping. 

Holiday Carriage Rides through Downtown Winter Garden

When: Sat. Dec. 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 beginning at 5 PM. Reservations required. $65.

7th Annual Christmas Light Ride

When: Sat. Dec. 22nd | 7 PM
Where:  Retro City Cycles

Decorate your bike and take a ride through Ivanhoe Village and College Park to take in the great light displays at the 7th Annual Christmas Light Ride. Ride will be about 6 miles, starting from Retro City Cycles. Bring an unwrapped toy or canned food item to donate to a family in need.  

Santa & his Elf at Winter Park Village

When: Sat. Dec. 22nd | 2-5 PM
Where:  Winter Park Village

He's making a list and checking it twice! Santa and his elf will be making appearances around Winter Park Village December 22nd from 2-5pm! Be sure to get all your Christmas wishes to Old St. Nick and don't forget your camera. 


Rocket Man - Tribute to Elton John

When: Sun. Dec. 23rd | 7:30 PM
Where:  House of Blues Orlando

Are you still upset over last month's tragic cancellation of Elton John's concert? Well this might be the next best thing. Catch Rocket Man: A Tribute to Elton John at House of Blues. 

Orlando Magic vs. San Antonio Spurs

When: Wed. Dec. 19th | 7 PM
Where:  Amway Center

The Orlando Magic take on the San Antonio Spurs at Amway Center.

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