Keep your spirits bright with our weekly guide to things to do in Orlando, containing a bountiful list of holiday events in Orlando to enjoy with friends, neighbors, and family. We've also included a list of concerts and nightlife events happening throughout the weekend. Enjoy!


The 12 Bars of Christmas Pub Crawl

When: Fri. Dec. 7th | 8 PM
Where:  Check-in at Hooch | Wall Street

Crawl your way through 12 Downtown Orlando bars and help out a great cause during the holidays. Enjoy 4 complimentary premium cocktails while helping out the less fortunate families in Greater Orlando during the holidays.

F@*K It Fridays at SHOTS Orlando

When: Every Friday
Where:  SHOTS Orlando

Say hello to the weekend! It's F@^K IT FRIDAY and its time to start the weekend with a bang! You've worked hard all week so come let loose and give your body what its been waiting for! HAPPY HOUR 5-9 PM. 


Holiday on the Drive

When: Thurs. Dec. 6th | 5 PM
Where:  College Park District

Enjoy an evening of wintery delight with friends & neighbors alike at this free holiday event on Edgewater Drive.

“Winter on the Avenue” featuring the Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

When: Fri. Dec. 7th | 5-10 PM
Where:  Central Park | Winter Park

The City of Winter Park is proud to host “Winter on the Avenue!" This holiday street party will include a flurry of activities along Park Avenue and in Central Park. The annual tree lighting ceremony will begin at dusk.

Holiday Movie at Lake Eola Park – “Polar Express”

When: Fri. Dec. 7th | 7 PM
Where:  Lake Eola Park

Every week during the holiday season, a free movie will be played at the Walt Disney Amphitheater at Lake Eola Park. This week’s free holiday movie is “Polar Express.”

The Nutcracker presented by Orlando Ballet

When: Fri. Dec. 7th | 7:30 PM
Where:  Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Orlando Ballet presents the cherished holiday tradition, The Nutcracker! Let your imagination fly as you join Clara on a spectacular journey through waltzing snowflakes, mischievous mice and dancing confectionery with the iconic Sugar Plum Fairy!

Winter Spark Baldwin Park

When: Sat. Dec. 8th | 4 PM
Where:  Baldwin Park

Winter Spark Baldwin Park returns to New Broad St this holiday season! Bring out the family for a night of food trucks, artist performances, photos with Santa, and a parade!

SantaFest at Loop West Shopping Center

When: Sat. Dec. 8th | 2-5 PM
Where:  The Loop Shopping Center

The Loop West is welcoming Santa in a big way at this year's Holiday celebration! Enjoy holiday entertainers and crafts, raffles, a kids fun zone, and more. Arrive early, because the first 100 guests receive a FREE gift bag!


Thievery Corporation - Treasures From The Temple Tour

When: Fri. Dec. 7th | 7:30 PM
Where:  House of Blues Orlando 

Thievery Corporation with The Suffers


When: Fri. Dec. 7th | 8 PM
Where:  CFE Arena

Atlanta hip-hop group, Migos, comes to CFE Arena, with support from Tee Grizzley, BlocBoy JB, and La4ss.

Jingle Jam 2018

When: Sat. Dec. 8th | 4 PM
Where:  Church Street District

A free concert from our friends on Church Street. Featuring Thompson Square, Brown and Gray, and many more.

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