Praise Wave Christian Music Fest Returns to SeaWorld Orlando January 2017

Praise Wave 2017 brings Christian music concerts by TobyMac, Francesca Battistelli, and Skillet to SeaWorld Orlando Saturdays Jan 14 - 28.

Praise Wave 2017 brings Christian music, fellowship, and fun to SeaWorld Orlando Saturdays January 14 through 28.

Live concerts take place at 1:30pm and 4pm in the park’s Nautilus Theater and are included with park admission. Reserved seating packages are also available, starting at $19 additional.

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Busch Gardens Tampa Offers BOGO Fun Card Deal and Free Preschool Card

Busch Gardens Tampa news at CitySurfing Orlando.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is kicking off 2017 with two great deals: a BOGO 2017 Fun Card Deal and the FREE 2017 Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and SeaWorld Orlando Preschool Card.

For a limited time, guests can receive an Adventure Island Fun Card FREE with the purchase of a Busch Gardens Tampa Fun Card, which lets guests pay for a day and visit both parks through Dec. 31, 2017. Parking is not included.

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Walt Disney World to Live Stream Magic Kingdom NYE Fireworks Dec 31

Fantasy In the Sky fireworks from the Magic Kingdom

This year you can enjoy the New Year’s Eve fireworks at the Magic Kingdom from the comfort of your home when Walt DIsney World streams them online.

The December 31 edition of Fantasy in the Sky will be shown live, starting at 11:45pm EST, on the official Disney Parks Blog. It will appear in a blog post at the top of the page.

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Out and About: Universal Orlando Celebrates Holidays with Macy’s Parade and Grinchmas

Universal Orlando Celebrates Holidays with Macy's Parade  - photo by Carol Garreans

The holidays at Universal Orlando are full of wonder and magic. Macy’s brings a few balloons from their legendary Thanksgiving Parade to Universal Studios Florida for a mini-parade that makes me want to go to NYC to see the whole thing! It’s amazing to watch as these gigantic balloons are maneuvered down the street in the park. I think I was just as excited as the kids were.

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Merry Christmas From CitySurfing Orlando feat. The Osborne Lights

The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Whether you’re an Orlando native, or you’re visiting to get away from the cold, CitySurfing Orlando wishes you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holidays!

Last year was the final year for the much loved Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights, which ran for 20 years at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. So we thought it would be fun to revisit our coverage of the holiday event.

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15 Ways to Enjoy the 2016 Holidays in Central Florida

15 Ways to Enjoy the 2016 Holidays in Central Florida - Santa

Sunshine, sandy beaches, and temps in the 80s don’t invoke Christmas, but Orlando has a lot of ways to get into the holiday spirit. From theme parks to resort spectaculars to winter carnivals, Central Florida has plenty of ways to enjoy the holidays.

Here are our picks for the ten best ways to celebrate Christmas week in Central Florida:

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Macy’s Holiday Parade and Grinchmas Return to Universal Orlando Starting Dec 3

Macy's Holiday Parade and Grinchmas Return to Universal Orlando

Joyous holiday traditions return to Universal Orlando December 3 to January 1 with Grinchmas, the 15th Anniversary of Macy’s Holiday Parade, and holiday concerts by Mannheim Steamroller.

At Universal Studios Florida, the larger-than-life balloons seen in the famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City will fill the streets during the 15th anniversary Macy’s Holiday Parade.

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Full List of 2016 Epcot Candlelight Processional Narrators at Walt Disney World

Candlelight Processional at Epcot - Neil Patrick Harris

The Candlelight Processional at Epcot is a highlight of the holidays in Orlando, and this is the full list of the narrators for the 2016 shows, which start November 25 and run through December 30.

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, and a mass choir singing traditional and contemporary Christmas songs with the symphonic strains of the Walt Disney World orchestra.

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Central Florida Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals for 2016

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday deals

If you’ve been thinking of gifting an annual pass to a local theme park or attraction to a loved one (or yourself), here are some great local Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday deals you should be aware of.

Some deals run the entire weekend, some for one day only. They are marked when they are valid. Black Friday is November 25; Small Business Saturday is November 26, and Cyber Monday is November 28, 2016.

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Wine Bar George Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony at Disney Springs

Wine Bar George at Disney Springs - artistic rendering

Master Sommelier George Miliotes is bringing his renowned expertise to Disney Springs with the opening of Wine Bar George, and this week was the official groundbreaking on the site.

The ceremony even featured an inaugural champagne toast, with the bottles opened with a flourish by sabering.

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Universal’s Aventura Hotel, a Loews Hotel, Coming to Universal Orlando Summer 2018

Universal's Aventura Hotel, a Loews Hotel, Coming to Universal Orlando Summer 2018

Universal Orlando announced this week that they are partnering again with Loews Hotels to open Universal’s Aventura Hotel in the summer of 2018.

Universal’s Aventura Hotel will be the sixth hotel at Universal Orlando, and they say it is designed with the connected and value-savvy traveler in mind.

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City of Orlando and Orange County Declare Blue Man Group Day on Nov 17, 2016

City of Orlando and Orange County Declare Blue Man Group Day on Nov 17, 2016

November 17 is a significant day for Blue Man Group, as it was twenty-five years ago that a creative collaboration among friends led to the first euphoric and historic Blue Man Group performance at the Astor Place Theatre in New York.

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Meet Guy Harvey at SeaWorld Orlando on November 19 and 20

Meet Guy Harvey at SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando will host a weekend with world-renowned marine artist and conservationist Guy Harvey November 19 and 20, 2016.

Hear uplifting stories and gain insight into Guy Harvey’s work during hosted chats taking place both event days at 11am and 3:30pm. Browse SeaWorld’s collection of exclusive Guy Harvey artwork and merchandise plus stick around for meet-and-greets and signings inside the Guy Harvey Shop on both Saturday and Sunday at 10am, 11:45am and 1:45pm.

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