|Photo by David Whitfield.|
We’re heading into some much-needed downtime; for many, the calm before the storm.
Take advantage of this little respite before the holidays kick in full force by planning some fun date nights over this long weekend.
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Start off Thanksgiving on the right foot, literally, by signing up for the downtown Turkey Trot. This 5k (3.1 miles) run will guarentee your guiltless enjoyment of the day’s impending smorgasbord.
Thursday, November 22
8:00 am – 9:15 am
Lake Eola Park, Robinson St. at Eola Drive.
Holiday Harbor Nights
Set under the stars at the Harbor Piazza at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Harbor Nights invites foodies and romantics to enjoy a wine tasting and jazz event designed to capture the ambiance of the Mediterranean. Wine, gourmet food samples, and live music are all included in the ticket price.
General admission: $45 in advance/$55 at the door
VIP/reserved tickets: $75 in advance/$85 at the door
Friday, November 23
6:30 – 9:00 PM
Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
Bad Santa & The Angry Elves
Have an adult holiday experience during the Bad Santa & The Angry Elves performance at The Peacock Room. The band will be celebrating the release of their CD and performing parodies of holiday tunes. $2 (21 or older
Friday, November 23
The Peacock Room 1321 N. Mills Avenue
FREE Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Holiday Pops Concert
Enjoy a free outdoor concert in Winter Park this Sunday when the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra presents its annual Holiday Pops concert. Audience members are encouraged to bring non-perishable, canned or dry food items to help restock the pantries at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. Bring a blanket and a picnic and get ready for a concert program of holiday favorites that will be sure to put everyone in the spirit of the season.
Sunday, November 25
Central Park, Winter Park
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