Out and About: Dr. Phillips Center Frontyard Festival Local Offerings .. @DrPhillipsCtr #FrontyardFestival #OrlandoArts #LocalMusic #Fitness

Frontyard Festival at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

A few days ago, I brought you all the news about the first month of headlining concerts coming to the Frontyard Festival at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

While the line-up has some amazing shows that will be of interest to just about every musical taste, the festival will be offering so much more to Orlando and Central Florida.

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Places to Donate on Giving Tuesday 2020 in Central Florida .. #GivingTuesday

Giving Tuesday

The Tuesday following Black Friday is designated as Giving Tuesday, which is a movement that encourages people to help others through donations of money and time.

Thousands of organizations in the state have signed up to participate, including the Orlando and Central Florida area. And the need is even greater with the pandemic and subsequent job losses this year.

Even $1-$5 will help, when multiplied by others giving, and some donations will be matched when made today.

If you don’t have a specific cause in mind, may we suggest the following organizations we feel do a lot of good in Central Florida:

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CitySurfing Orlando’s Guide to 2020 Holiday Events in Central Florida .. #LoveOrlando #OrlandoHolidays

CitySurfing Orlando's Guide to 2020 Holiday Events in Central Florida

The winter holiday season in Orlando is usually full of festivals and events celebrating Christmas and other holidays, but with the pandemic, the 2020 holiday season looks very different.

But there are still plenty of events to enjoy, and I’ve picked out the best ones (and the ones adhering to safety guidelines of masks and social distancing).

From ongoing events to limited time events, here are my picks for holiday events to enjoy this season:

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Central Florida and Orlando Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals For 2020 *UPDATED* .. #BlackFriday #CyberMonday #LoveOrlando

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), a staycation at a hotel/resort, or giving other local gifts like restaurant certificates, here are some great 2020 Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals you should be aware of.

Some deals run the entire weekend, some for one day only. They are marked when each deal is valid for purchase. And for more information on a deal, or to purchase, click the red link for each offer.

In 2020, Black Friday is November 27; Small Business Saturday is November 28; and Cyber Monday is November 30.

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FusionFest Returns to Downtown Orlando Nov 28-29, 2020 .. #FusionFest #FusionFestOrlando

Orlando's FusionFest

Celebrate the people and the many cultures that make Central Florida awesome when FusionFest returns to downtown Orlando the weekend of November 28-29, 2020.

The free two-day festival, brings together people from more than 110 different cultures to experience music, dance, food, visual arts, spoken word and interactive activities, and features over 1,000 local artists, who will perform and showcase their work on the stage and gallery at FusionFest.

What you can experience:

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Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites Opens at Universal Orlando December 2020 .. #EndlessSummerDockside @UniversalOrlando

Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites at Universal Orlando

Universal Orlando has announced it will grand open its newest resort, Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites, on December 15, 2020.

This resort will add 2,050 guest rooms to Universal Orlando’s lodging inventory, featuring both standard rooms and spacious 2-Bedroom Suites, which sleep up to six.

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Dr. Phillips Center’s Frontyard Festival Kicks Off Dec 5: What You Need to Know .. #FrontyardFestival #OrlandoArts #SaveOurStages @DrPhillipsCtr

Dr. Phillips Center - Frontyard Festival - boxes

A few weeks ago, I told you a little about the upcoming Frontyard Festival, a six-month event hosted by Dr. Phillips Center, and this week I found out more details, including a start date, and initial acts booked for the festival.

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Holidays at LEGOLAND® Return to LEGOLAND Florida Starting Nov. 27, 2020 .. @LEGOLANDFlorida #Holidays

Holidays at LEGOLAND Florida - LEGO tree

Holidays at LEGOLAND returns for select dates Nov. 27 through Dec. 31, transforming LEGOLAND Florida into a holiday wonderland with unforgettable live, seasonal entertainment, unique LEGO® activities, twinkling lights, specialty treats, and more.

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Winter Wonderland Safely Returns to Wekiva Island Starting Dec. 1 .. #WekivaIsland #Holidays #WinterWonderland

Wekiva Island - Winter Wonderland

The annual Winter Wonderland event returns to Wekiva Island in Longwood from December 1 to January 1, 2021, and it has been updated for the safety of its guests.

This year’s Winter Wonderland will feature a Christmas tree forest full of decorated trees that will serve as the perfect backdrop to the festivities. The schoolhouse will be made up to look like a giant gingerbread house, and “snow” flurries will fall nightly from 6 to 9pm weekdays, and 12 to 9pm on weekends.

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CitySurfing Orlando’s Picks For Celebrating #Thanksgiving 2020 In Orlando

CitySurfing Orlando's Picks for Celebrating Thanksgiving in Orlando

Thanksgiving is almost upon us, but 2020 is not giving us the usual holiday. The pandemic is affecting all of us, and gatherings need to be smaller and safer.

If you’d like to eat out in a small group, or order for take-out to have at home, here are our picks for enjoying your Thanksgiving dinner.

Please note: most take-out orders need to be in by this weekend for pick-up before the holiday, and all need to be pre-ordered. Due to limited seating, reservations are recommended for in-person dining.

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Give Kids the World Hosts First-Ever ‘Night of a Million Lights’ for the Holidays .. #GKTW #Holidays #NightOfAMillionLights

Give Kids the World  - Night of a Million Lights

Earlier this summer, Give Kids the World (GKTW) temporarily closed due to the pandemic, but it has reopened for the holidays to host its first ever “Night of a Million Lights” event for visitors to enjoy.

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Walt Disney World Reopens Petting Zoo at Affection Section in Disney’s Animal Kingdom .. #WaltDisneyWorld #DisneysAnimalKingdom

Rafiki’s Planet Watch at Disney's Animal Kingdom

One of my favorite parts of Disney’s Animal Kingdom has reopened to guests! Walt Disney World announced that guests may visit the petting zoo at Affection Section at Rafiki’s Planet Watch again.

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Walt Disney World First Look at Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind Ride Vehicles .. @WaltDisneyWorld #Epcot #GOTG

Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at Epcot - artist rendering

One highly anticipated attraction that is scheduled to at Walt Disney World in 2021 is Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind at Epcot, and we’ve been given a first look at the ride vehicles…

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