CitySurfing Orlando’s Picks To Celebrate Christmas Week 2018 In Orlando

CitySurfing Orlando's Picks to Celebrate Christmas Week 2014 in Orlando

Whether you live here or you’re vacationing here during Christmas week, it can be overwhelming trying to decide from among all of the fun holiday offerings happening in the Orlando area.

Here are our picks for the best Holiday events for celebrating Christmas 2018 in Orlando:

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Annual Violectric Holiday Show at Walt Disney Amphitheater [Free]

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Violectric is performing its sixth annual Violectric Holiday Show, presented by the City of Orlando Families, Parks & Recreation Department.

This is a free and pet-friendly live concert featuring holiday classics such as “The First Noel” and “Hanukkah O Hanukkah” and rock hits like “Sweet Dreams.”

Attendees are encouraged to bring their pets and anyone who brings a pet supply or makes a donation for Pet Alliance will receive a pet photo opportunity with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Holiday Movie feat. Polar Express at Lake Eola Park [Free]

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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,” an animated film based on the children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg.

Eola Wonderland Christmas Tree Show at Lake Eola Park [Free]

During the show, the Eola Wonderland Christmas Tree comes alive with synchronized light and music.

Every day from November 30 through January 5 at Lake Eola Park. During the show, the Eola Wonderland Christmas Tree comes alive with synchronized light and music.The show will take place at the following times: 5:45 p.m.; 6:45 p.m.; 7:45 p.m.; 8:45 p.m., and 9:45 p.m.

Orlando to Light Up in Support of Stand Up To Cancer’s Sixth Live Telecast Sept. 7

In honor of Stand Up to Cancer's sixth live telecast on Friday, September 7, Orlando will join with other cities across North America to light up in a combination of SU2C's signature colors.

In honor of Stand Up To Cancer‘s sixth live telecast on Friday, September 7, Orlando will join with other cities across North America to light up in a combination of SU2C’s signature colors.

More than 130 iconic buildings and landmarks across the United States and Canada will be illuminated in SU2C’s signature colors: orange, red, yellow, gray or white.

In Orlando, here are the locations where you can spot the SU2C’s colors on Friday night:

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10th Annual Downtown Food & Wine Fest Returns to Lake Eola Park in Orlando Feb 24-25, 2018

The 10th Annual Downtown Food & Wine Fest Returns to Lake Eola February 24 and 25

The 10th annual Downtown Food & Wine Fest will take place in downtown Orlando at Lake Eola Park the weekend of February 24 and 25, 2018.

The two-day fest features mouth-watering dishes from more than thirty of Orlando’s premier restaurants, as well as domestic and international wines to sample.

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Downtown Food & Wine Fest Returns to Lake Eola Park in Orlando Feb 25-26

Downtown Food & Wine Fest Returns to Lake Eola Park in Orlando

The ninth annual Downtown Food & Wine Fest will take place in downtown Orlando at Lake Eola Park the weekend of February 25 and 26, 2017.

The two-day fest features mouth-watering dishes from some of Orlando’s premier restaurants, as well as domestic and international wines to sample.

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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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8th Annual Downtown Food & Wine Fest Returns to Orlando February 27-28, 2016

The Eighth Annual Downtown Food & Wine Fest will take place February 27 and 28, in downtown Orlando at Lake Eola Park.

Downtown Food & Wine Fest Orlando 2016

The two-day Fest features mouth-watering dishes from 30 of Orlando’s premier restaurants, as well as 50 domestic and international wines to sample.

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9th Annual Central Florida Earth Day Takes Over Lake Eola Park on April 19, 2014

Central Florida Earth DayThe 9th annual Central Florida Earth Day will take place at beautiful Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando on April 19.

This free event will feature speakers, food demonstrations, environmental education, an Earth Kids Zone, an artist corner, an animal haven, live entertainment, and many Earth-friendly sponsors and vendors.

This event runs from 10am to 6pm, and is family-friendly, dog-friendly, and smoke-free.

For more information, visit cfearthday.org.

20th Annual Paws In the Park Takes Place at Orlando’s Lake Eola February 8, 2014

20th Annual Paws in the Park

Join the SPCA of Central Florida on Saturday, February 8th, 2014 for the 20th Annual Paws in the Park, from 9am until 3pm at Lake Eola Park.

This free fun family event will have something for everyone – even your four-legged family members. That’s right, dogs are welcome to attend, but must be at least 6 months old, on a collar and leash, and no females in heat.

Animal Planet’s Victoria Stilwell will be in attendance, and there will be a walk around the lake to raise money to support the SPCA of Central Florida. There will also be a Disney Kids Zone for the little ones.

For more information, or to register for the walk, visit orlandopets.org/pawsinthepark.

Celebrate Holiday Lights Orlando at Lake Eola on December 6, 2013

Holiday Lights Orlando

It’s time for the annual Holiday Lights Orlando at Lake Eola Park in downtown Orlando on Friday, December 6.

This free event will feature the 6th annual presentation of Trinity Lutheran Downtown’s musical celebration, “The Gift,” along with a Christmas festival that includes food trucks, gift vendors and an outdoor showing of the classic cartoon version of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”

Festivities start at 4pm, with Mayor Buddy Dyer officiating the tree lighting ceremony at 6:15pm.

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