December 01, 2017

25 actually good holiday date ideas for the broke Orlandoan

The thing is, after all the holiday shopping is said and done, your checking account probably isn't feeling that festive. The following cheap date ideas are all under $10 a person, so get out of that slump and gear up for cuffing season!

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Friday, Nov. 17-Sunday, Dec. 31
Light Up UCF Winter carnival with ice skating, pictures with Santa, rides, games, movies and more. Prices for activities vary. CFE Arena, 12777 N. Gemini Blvd.; free-$19.95; 407-823-6006.
Photo via Light Up UCF/Facebook

Friday, Nov. 17-Sunday, Dec. 31

Light Up UCF Winter carnival with ice skating, pictures with Santa, rides, games, movies and more. Prices for activities vary. CFE Arena, 12777 N. Gemini Blvd.; free-$19.95; 407-823-6006.


Photo via Light Up UCF/Facebook
Friday, Dec. 1-Saturday, Jan. 6
Eola Wonderland Christmas Tree Show The Eola Wonderland Christmas Tree Show is an Orlando favorite. If you head out to this holiday display, be sure to stroll through the tunnel of lights for an unforgettable experience. 5:45 p.m. and 9:45 p.m; Lake Eola, 512 E. Washington St.; free; cityoforlando.net.
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Friday, Dec. 1-Saturday, Jan. 6

Eola Wonderland Christmas Tree Show The Eola Wonderland Christmas Tree Show is an Orlando favorite. If you head out to this holiday display, be sure to stroll through the tunnel of lights for an unforgettable experience. 5:45 p.m. and 9:45 p.m; Lake Eola, 512 E. Washington St.; free; cityoforlando.net.


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Friday, Dec. 1
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Outdoor screening of the holiday edition of the continuing adventures of the Griswold family. 6 pm; Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave.; $6; 407-246-2620; leugardens.org.
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Friday, Dec. 1

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Outdoor screening of the holiday edition of the continuing adventures of the Griswold family. 6 pm; Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave.; $6; 407-246-2620; leugardens.org.


Photo via leugardens/Instagram
Friday, Dec. 1
Thornton Park Christmas Tree Decorating Volunteer to help decorate the Thornton Park Christmas Tree. 4-7 pm; Thornton Park, Summerlin Avenue and Washington Street; free; thorntonparkdistrict.com.
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Friday, Dec. 1

Thornton Park Christmas Tree Decorating Volunteer to help decorate the Thornton Park Christmas Tree. 4-7 pm; Thornton Park, Summerlin Avenue and Washington Street; free; thorntonparkdistrict.com.


Photo via robertecm/Instagram
Friday, Dec. 1
String Ensemble Concert 5 pm; University of Central Florida Rehearsal Hall, 4000 Central Florida Blvd.; free; 407-823-1500.
Photo via UCF Music/Facebook

Friday, Dec. 1

String Ensemble Concert 5 pm; University of Central Florida Rehearsal Hall, 4000 Central Florida Blvd.; free; 407-823-1500.


Photo via UCF Music/Facebook
Saturday, Dec. 2
Songs of the Season 6 pm; Seneff Arts Plaza, 445 S. Magnolia Ave.; free; 844-513-2014; drphillipscenter.org.
Photo via Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts/Facebook

Saturday, Dec. 2

Songs of the Season 6 pm; Seneff Arts Plaza, 445 S. Magnolia Ave.; free; 844-513-2014; drphillipscenter.org.


Photo via Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts/Facebook
Saturday, Dec. 2
Hysterical Tour of Gnomes A pub crawl through seven Sanford bars with participants dressed as gnomes. Bring nonperishable food items to donate to Harvest Time International. 7 pm; Little Fish Huge Pond, 401 S. Sanford Ave., Sanford; free; 407-221-1499; sanfordhistorictrust.org.
Photo via sanfordthegreat/Instagram

Saturday, Dec. 2

Hysterical Tour of Gnomes A pub crawl through seven Sanford bars with participants dressed as gnomes. Bring nonperishable food items to donate to Harvest Time International. 7 pm; Little Fish Huge Pond, 401 S. Sanford Ave., Sanford; free; 407-221-1499; sanfordhistorictrust.org.


Photo via sanfordthegreat/Instagram
Saturday, Dec. 2
West Fest Art, music and culture festival with street art, face painting, a breakdance competition, food trucks and more. Noon-midnight; West Art District, 1011 W. Central Blvd.; donations; 407-810-1127; westfestorlando.com.
Photo via gallivantsandrants/Instagram

Saturday, Dec. 2

West Fest Art, music and culture festival with street art, face painting, a breakdance competition, food trucks and more. Noon-midnight; West Art District, 1011 W. Central Blvd.; donations; 407-810-1127; westfestorlando.com.


Photo via gallivantsandrants/Instagram
Saturday, Dec. 2
Winter Wonderland Annual traditions include a Holiday Parade and Christmas tree lighting plus local entertainment. 4:30 pm; Winter Springs Town Center, 158 Tuskawilla Road, Winter Springs; free; 407-327-6593.
Photo via City of Winter Springs/Facebook

Saturday, Dec. 2

Winter Wonderland Annual traditions include a Holiday Parade and Christmas tree lighting plus local entertainment. 4:30 pm; Winter Springs Town Center, 158 Tuskawilla Road, Winter Springs; free; 407-327-6593.


Photo via City of Winter Springs/Facebook
Sunday, Dec. 3
Sparkle Market Holiday market with handmade goods, art, live music and more. 10 am; Dandelion Communitea Cafe, 618 N. Thornton Ave.; free; 407-362-1864; dandelioncommunitea.com.
Photo via brianbailone/Instagram

Sunday, Dec. 3

Sparkle Market Holiday market with handmade goods, art, live music and more. 10 am; Dandelion Communitea Cafe, 618 N. Thornton Ave.; free; 407-362-1864; dandelioncommunitea.com.


Photo via brianbailone/Instagram