The 2013 Holiday Date Night Guide

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It’s official! The holidays are here so you might as well join in the merry revelry. Not feelin’ the festive vibe?  Check out these holiday happenings and you’ll turn that Grinchy mood around.

MOVIES
Light Up UCF
Through January 5
CFE Arena, University of Central Florida
Outdoor movies Wednesday through Saturday
FREE

Holiday Movie in Lake Eola Park
Lake Eola Amphitheater at 7 p.m.
December 5 —  “A Christmas Story“
December 12 —  ”How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (Jim Carey Version)
December 19 — ”Elf“
FREE

Date Night at Leu Gardens
Friday, December 6
Harry P. Leu Gardens
Gardens open at 6pm, movie starts at 7:30 pm
Admission is $5.00 plus tax adult

Popcorn Flicks in the Park: White Christmas
Friday, December 6, 7pm
Central Park, Winter Park
FREE

Holiday Fruitcake Movie Series
Garden Theatre, Winter Garden
Enjoy holiday favorites each Tuesday and Thursday evening throughout December.
$7

FOOD & DRINK
Orlando Holiday Brew Fest
Friday, December 6, 6-10 p.m.
Heritage Square, South Magnolia Avenue and East Central Boulevard
$30-$35

12th Annual Santa Stumble
Saturday, December 7, 7 p.m.
Chillers
$20

Bob Marley's Island Christmas Celebration
Saturday, December 7, 3 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Bob Marley – A Tribute to Freedom, CityWalk
Free-$15

The 12 Bars of Christmas Holiday-Themed Pub Crawl
Friday, December 13, 8 p.m.
Wall Street Plaza
$20

Mimosa Under the Mistletoe
Sunday, December 15, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
OLV Cafe
$29.95

LIGHTS
Ice! at Gaylord Palms
November 23- January 5
Gaylord Palms Resort
Free – $29.99

Christmas at the Casa
Thursday, December 5, 6-8:30 p.m.
Casa Feliz, Winter Park
Free

Duke Energy's Light Up the Holidays
Starts Saturday, December 7, 5-9 p.m.
Cranes Roost Park
Free

The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights
Through January 5
Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Standard park admission applies
ICE SKATING
Light Up UCF
Through January 5
CFE Arena, University of Central Florida
$12

Winter in the Park
Through January 5
Central Park, Winter Park
$10, includes skate rental

SHOPPING
Big Box of Orlando Holiday Pop Up Shop
Friday December 6th, Preview Party 6pm-12am
Saturday December 7th, Open Shopping 10am-10pm
Orange Studio, 1121 N Mills Ave, Orlando
$10 admission on Friday, $5 admission on Saturday

Big Bang Bazaar: Holiday Spectacular
December 7-8, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Maitland Civic Center
$5-$8

Sparkle! Local & Handmade Holiday Market
Sunday, December 8, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Dandelion Communitea Cafe
Free

Drop and Shop
Parents can leave the little ones to enjoy holiday movies and hands-on crafts such as making
Sunday, December 8, 2-6 p.m.
Orange County Regional History Center
$5

Grandma Party Bazaar
Sunday, December 15, 10 a.m.
Stardust Video & Coffee
Free

ARTS & THEATRE
1st Thursdays – Art Under $200
Thursday, December 5, 6-9 p.m.
Orlando Museum of Art
$10

Ellington's Nutcracker Suite
Saturday, December 7, 8 p.m.
Garden Theatre
$15

Holiday Gala Concert – Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra
Tuesday, December 10, 7:30 p.m.
Seminole State College Fine Arts Concert Hall
Free

North Pole Companion Encore
December 13-15
Garden Theatre
$25

Dickens by Candlelight – A Traditional Christmas 
December 18 – 23
Lowndes Shakespeare Center
$35

The Nutcracker Live – Orlando Ballet
December 19-22
Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre
From $30

Epcot Candlelight Processional
Through December 30
Epcot
Standard park admission applies
LIVE MUSIC & HOLIDAY CONCERTS 
Friday Night Live (live holiday music)
Fridays through December
Cranes Roost Park
Free

Mannheim Steamroller 
Select nights December 7-22
Universal Studios at Universal Orlando
Included with park admission

Everything Is Terrible! Holiday Special
Wednesday, December 11, 8 p.m.
Will's Pub
$10

An Ugly Sweater Christmas
Friday, December 13, 8 p.m., December 14, 3:30 p.m.
Orlando Museum of Art
$20

Holiday Concert With Michael Andrew & Swingerhead
Friday, December 13, 6 p.m
Apopka Amphitheater
$10

Andrea McArdle's Sounds of the Season
December 17-18, 8 p.m.
The Abbey
Holiday Guide Price:
$40-$60

Holiday Songs in the Park
Saturday, December 21, 7 p.m.
Wekiwa Springs State Park
Free

EVENTS
5th Annual Murder City Photography Christmas Lights Photo Walk
Sunday, December 8, 8-10 p.m.
Park Avenue at Morse Boulevard
Free

9th Annual Winter Park Boat Parade & Festival of Lights and Ski Show
Saturday December 14, 3:30 p.m. (parade to start at sundown)
Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens
Free

Orlando Christmas Parade & Festival
December 15, 12:30-7 p.m.
Lake Eola Park
Free

Am I missing anything? Feel free to leave a comment!


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