Out and About: Festival of the Trees 2016 at Orlando Museum of Art

Out and About: Festival of the Trees 2016 at Orlando Museum of Art

Earlier this week I got a sneak preview of this year’s Festival of the Trees, now in its thirtieth year, at the Orlando Museum of Art, and I was amazed at the creativity and beauty of the trees, each decorated by different individuals or groups.

I was also invited to be one of three judges who would decide which decorated trees would get “Most Original,” “Most Whimsical,” and “Best of Show.” And let me tell you, it was a really hard decision.

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Get in the Holiday Spirit with Festival of the Trees at Orlando Museum of Art

Festival of the Trees, now in its thirtieth year, returns to the Orlando Museum of Art from November 12-20, 2016.

Festival of the Trees, now in its thirtieth year, returns to the Orlando Museum of Art from November 12-20, 2016.

During this annual event, the museum is transformed into a glittering wonderland filled with sparkling trees, vignettes and stunning holiday décor, suitable for visitors of all ages.

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Disney Springs Celebrates Its First Holiday Season With Fun Events

Disney Springs Celebrates Its First Holiday Season

Disney Springs is wrapped and ready for its first full season of holiday cheer, with festive décor, entertainment and holiday shopping .

Starting November 11 through January 8, 2017, all four neighborhoods – West Side, Town Center, The Landing, and the Marketplace – will be filled with holiday delight.

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CitySurfing Orlando’s Picks For Celebrating Halloween 2016 In Central Florida

CitySurfing Orlando's Picks for Celebration Halloween in Central Florida

Halloween is one of the most popular holidays in Central Florida, so if you still haven’t made your plans for the upcoming Halloween weekend, there’s definitely no shortage of things to do.

From family-orientated scares to adults-only thrills, here are our picks for celebrating Halloween in Central Florida:

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SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular Brings Family Fun to Orlando Weekends in October

SeaWorld Orlando Halloween Spooktacular

SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular brings waves of family fun to SeaWorld Orlando every weekend in October.

This family-friendly event immerses guests in an underwater “fantasea” with trick-or-treating, whimsical pumpkin fish, sea-themed arts and crafts, and up-close animal encounters.

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Brick or Treat Returns to LEGOLAND Florida for Halloween Fun for Families #BuiltForKids

Brick or Treat at LEGOLAND Florida

Brick or Treat returns to scare up family friendly Halloween fun at LEGOLAND Florida, weekends in October.

Offered every Saturday and Sunday in October, plus Monday, Oct. 31, the popular annual event includes a special Halloween-themed fireworks spectacular on 10 of the 11 event dates (not Oct 31, since it’s a school night). Pick up a complimentary pair of viewing glasses to add a brick-tastic LEGO twist to the colorful spectacle.

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The Repository to Open During Halloween Horror Nights 26 at Universal Orlando #HHN26

The Repository to Open During Halloween Horror Nights 26 at Universal Orlando

Universal Orlando is unveiling a new limited-time attraction, “The Repository,” that will operate during Halloween Horror Nights 26.

According to the press release, it will be a cutting-edge interactive experience that will blend custom virtual reality technology with real-life characters and environments to create a whole new generation of psychological horror.

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Original Content Revealed for Halloween Horror Nights 26 at Universal Orlando #HHN26

Chance to Rule Halloween Horror Nights 26 at Universal Orlando

The twisted minds behind Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 26 have unleashed new details about the terrifying original content coming to the event.

The original content includes three houses/mazes, five scare zones, and two live shows. Want to know more?

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Krampus Comes to Halloween Horror Nights 26 at Universal Orlando #HHN26

Krampus Comes to Halloween Horror Nights 26 at Universal Orlando #HHN26

Universal Orlando announced another of its horror mazes for Halloween Horror Nights 26, and it centers around the terrifying dark Christmas legend known as Krampus.

The creative minds at HHN 26 have partnered with writer/director Michael Dougherty to bring his film to life in a sinister maze.

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It’s Going to Be A Charlie Brown Christmas at Gaylord Palms

It's Going to Be A Charlie Brown Christmas at Gaylord Palms

It may be July, but Gaylord Palms is already planning for their annual Christmas festivities, including ICE!, which this year will feature A Charlie Brown Christmas by Charles Schulz.

Watch Charlie Brown rediscover the true meaning of Christmas as the beloved classic story unfolds through interactive ice sculptures and displays. All hand-carved from 2 million pounds of actual ice by Chinese artisans.

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2016 Epcot Candlelight Processional Narrators and Dining Packages Announced

Candlelight Processional at Epcot - Neil Patrick Harris

One of the highlights of the holiday season at Walt Disney World is the Candlelight Processional at Epcot, and some of the narrators for the 2016 edition have been announced.

A part of Disney’s Holidays Around the World celebration, the Candlelight Processional is a nightly dramatic re-telling of the Christmas story with celebrity narrators, a mass choir singing traditional and contemporary Christmas songs – along with the symphonic strains of the Walt Disney World orchestra.

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CitySurfing Orlando’s Picks for Celebrating the 4th of July 2016 in Central Florida

CitySurfing Orlando's Picks for Celebrating the 4th of July in Central Florida

There are many ways to celebrate the Fourth of July here in Orlando, from theme park events to city-sponsored events, and everything in between.

Most of the events are on July 4 itself, but the list goes from July 2 to July 4, in case you want to extend your holiday celebrations. Here are our picks for where to celebrate 2016’s Fourth of July holiday, in the Central Florida area, from Atlantic Coast to Gulf Coast:

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CitySurfing Orlando’s Picks for Father’s Day 2016

CitySurfing Orlando's Picks for Celebrating Father's Day in Orlando

Still not sure where to take your dad to celebrate Father’s Day in Orlando? Let us help you out with some handpicked suggestions.

Here are CitySurfing Orlando’s picks for celebrating Father’s Day in Orlando:

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Chance to Rule Halloween Horror Nights 26 at Universal Orlando #HHN26

Chance to Rule Halloween Horror Nights 26 at Universal Orlando

Universal Orlando announced this week that demented fan-favorite Chance will reign over this year’s Halloween Horror Nights 26.

You might know her as the twisted right-hand henchwoman of HHN legend, Jack the Clown. But this year, Chance will step into the spotlight to not only host the event, but star in her own horror maze and scare zone, where she will take guests on a journey inside her twisted mind as she struggles with what is performance vs. what is real.

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The Walking Dead Returns to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando #HHN26

The Walking Dead Returns to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando

Zombie fans get ready! The Walking Dead is returning to Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights 26 with an all new horror maze!

This popular horror series on AMC will get the full treatment as all six seasons will be represented in the maze. Visitors will start in the hospital from Season 1 where Rick awakens to a world overrun with the dead.

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