Christmas at Gaylord Palms Introduces New Three Kings Festival Jan 1-6 #CAGP2018

Gaylord Palms Resort will offer the Three Kings Festival as part of the closing days of its popular Christmas at Gaylord Palms event

For the first time ever, Gaylord Palms Resort will offer the Three Kings Festival as part of the closing days of its popular Christmas at Gaylord Palms event. It will run Jan 1-6, 2019.

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2018 Universal Orlando Holidays Food and Drink Guide #UniversalOrlando

Here is a list of the Universal Orlando holiday food and drink offerings for purchase through January 6, 2019, and where to find them

In addition to the holiday fun at the Universal Orlando parks, such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ at Hogsmeade™ and Diagon Alley™, and the Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s, there are also limited-time holiday treats to enjoy.

Here is a list of the holiday food and drink offerings for purchase through January 6, 2019, and where to find them:  Read more

2018 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays Food and Drink Guide

Epcot at night

It used to be that Epcot only offered special eats during the Food & Wine Festival. Now EVERY Epcot festival offers food and drink to sample…and the 2018 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays has a whole “World” to sample.

With 12 Holiday Kitchens as well as additional locations throughout the park, there are deliciously festive dishes around every corner of the World Showcase. Read more

Rosen Plaza Hosts its Annual Iced Out Free Event Dec 15, 2018

the third annual Iced Out competition returns to the Rosen Plaza in Orlando

Start the chainsaws…the third annual Iced Out competition returns to the Rosen Plaza in Orlando on Saturday, December 15, 2018.

This free, family friendly event pits local chefs against each other as they take chainsaws to 300 lb blocks of ice to carve out majestic frozen works of holiday art.

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Orange County Launches Crowdsourced 2018 Holiday Lights Map

Florida's Orange County has made it easier to get into the holiday spirit by putting together the new Bright Lights Big County: OCPA Holiday Lights Crowdsourced Map.

Florida’s Orange County has made it easier to get into the holiday spirit by putting together the new Bright Lights Big County: OCPA Holiday Lights Crowdsourced Map.

The crowdsourced map is located within the Orange County Property Appraiser’s website, and can be reached by clicking on the graphic on the home page. This map is for both homeowners and sightseers.

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Out and About: ICE! Returns to Gaylord Palms With Frozen Homage to ‘A Christmas Story’ #CAGP2018 #ICE2018

A recap of ICE! 2018 at Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando featuring the theme of the classic film "A Christmas Story, ' including photos.

Every year, ICE! at Gaylord Palms picks a new theme for each new holiday season. This year, they chose the classic film, “A Christmas Story,” and did an amazing job bringing the movie to life in frozen vignettes.

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Christmas at Gaylord Palms 2018 ICE! Theme Will Be ‘A Christmas Story’ @GaylordPalms #CAGP

The classic holiday film, "A Christmas Story," will be the featured theme for ICE! at this year's Christmas at Gaylord Palms, the resort revealed this week.

The classic holiday film, “A Christmas Story,” will be the featured theme for ICE! at this year’s Christmas at Gaylord Palms, the resort revealed this week.

The hilarious family tale will come to life through hand-carved ice sculptures and displays, inviting guests to relive the film’s iconic scenes such as The Old Man’s Major Award, Aunt Clara’s pink nightmare, and the ultimate triple dog dare at the school’s flagpole.

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What You Need to Know Before Attending Red, Hot & Boom 2018 #RedHotandBoom

Red, Hot & Boom at Crane's Roost Park

The City of Altamonte Springs and XL 106.7 FM are partnering to present the 23rd annual Red Hot & Boom festival on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at Cranes Roost Park in Uptown Altamonte.

More than two decades since it first began, the free event has grown into an anticipated family-friendly tradition, drawing more than 175,000 spectators celebrating the spirit of summer. in America

Here’s what you need to know before attending this year’s Red, Hot & Boom.

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CitySurfing Orlando’s Picks For Celebrating The 4th Of July 2018 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 and Central Florida, from theme park events to city-sponsored events, and everything in between.

Most of the events are on July 4 itself, but since the holiday falls on a Wednesday this year, this list goes from June 30 to July 5, in case you want to extend your holiday celebrations.

Here are our picks for where to celebrate 2018’s Fourth of July holiday, in the Central Florida area, from Atlantic Coast to Gulf Coast:

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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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Out and About: Christmas at Gaylord Palms is Great Family Fun

Out and About: Christmas at Gaylord Palms is Great Family Fun

Christmas at Gaylord Palms is a great time to visit the resort, with several shows and attractions that will make you feel like it’s the holidays.

Yesterday, I told you all about this year’s ICE! attraction, featuring vignettes from the classic A Charlie Brown Christmas. But that’s not the only reason to take in Christmas at Gaylord Palms.

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Out and About: ICE! at Gaylord Palms features A Charlie Brown Christmas for 2016

ICE! at Gaylord Palms features A Charlie Brown Christmas for 2016

Christmas at Gaylord Palms is in full swing for the 2016 holiday season, and the centerpiece of the celebration is ICE!, which this year tells the story of A Charlie Brown Christmas.

Carved out of more than 2 million pounds of ice by artisans flown in from China, the classic Christmas tale is told in life-sized full-color ice creations.

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Watch Videos of the 2015 Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

This is the last year of the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and I recorded some video clips of the lights during my visits to the park in the last month.

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

This first one is shot at the backside of the canopy of lights, one of my favorite parts of the light display:

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Enter to Win Tickets to the Winter Science Spectacular at the Orlando Science Center Dec 19 – Jan 3

Holidays in Florida are not known for white winters, but the Orlando Science Center is changing that with their Winter Science Spectacular running December 19 through January 3, 2016.

Winter Science Spectacular at the Orlando Science Center

Learn while you have fun, with exhibits like “Animals in Winter” which shows how different animals adapt to cold weather changes where they live, including hibernating, migrating, and more.

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