December 22, 2016

The 23 best holiday events to do this week in Orlando

Don't let this lukewarm weather fool you, the holiday season is in full swing in Orlando. But there's only so much time left to knock off all these activities from your holiday bucket list. Shake off the bah humbugs, ya Scrooge, and check out a few of these quality holiday activities.

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Wednesday-Friday, Dec. 21-23Dickens by Candlelight at Lowndes Shakespeare CenterPhoto by Kristen Wheeler
Wednesday-Friday, Dec. 21-23
Dickens by Candlelight at Lowndes Shakespeare Center
Photo by Kristen Wheeler
Wednesday-Thursday, Dec. 21-22Ginger Minj: Mary, Did You Know? at the Footlight Theatre at Parliament House
Friday, Dec. 23James Brown Holiday Jam at Lil Indies
Walk through the Tunnel of Lights at Lake Eola
512 E. Washington St.
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.
Photo via bernardteller/Instagram
Walk through the Tunnel of Lights at Lake Eola
512 E. Washington St.

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.

Photo via bernardteller/Instagram
Crush a boozy snow cone at Frosty’s Christmastime Lounge
50 East Central Blvd. | 407-969-0911
For those who aren’t into the gift giving and tree decorating side of the holiday, come to Frosty’s to instead get into the Christmas spirit by getting blasted with Christmas-themed cocktails and beers. Open year-round.
Photo via gailyw/Instagram
Crush a boozy snow cone at Frosty’s Christmastime Lounge
50 East Central Blvd. | 407-969-0911

For those who aren’t into the gift giving and tree decorating side of the holiday, come to Frosty’s to instead get into the Christmas spirit by getting blasted with Christmas-themed cocktails and beers. Open year-round.

Photo via gailyw/Instagram
Head to Winter in the Park for some ice skating
150 W Morse Blvd., Winter Park | 407-599-3203
One staple of winter time is ice skating, and usually Floridians are limited in their participation. However, each year Winter Park hosts an ice rink in Central Park West Meadow. You can skate around for $12 (price includes skates) through Jan. 8.
Photo via tiffany7799/Instagram
Head to Winter in the Park for some ice skating
150 W Morse Blvd., Winter Park | 407-599-3203

One staple of winter time is ice skating, and usually Floridians are limited in their participation. However, each year Winter Park hosts an ice rink in Central Park West Meadow. You can skate around for $12 (price includes skates) through Jan. 8.

Photo via tiffany7799/Instagram
Bask in the “snow” at the Celebration Town Center
701 Front St., Celebration, Fla.
Snow’s-a-fallin’ in Celebration and it’s just begging to be basked in. It’s not often that Floridians get to enjoy snow in any fashion, so get your snow angels in while you can.
Photo via Experience Kissimmee, Florida/Facebook
Bask in the “snow” at the Celebration Town Center
701 Front St., Celebration, Fla.

Snow’s-a-fallin’ in Celebration and it’s just begging to be basked in. It’s not often that Floridians get to enjoy snow in any fashion, so get your snow angels in while you can.

Photo via Experience Kissimmee, Florida/Facebook
Get some comfy shoes on and prepare for Epcot’s Holidays Around the World
200 Epcot Center Drive | 407-939-5277
Visit each of World Showcase’s 11 countries to witness how those around the world celebrate the holiday season. Live music, costumed performers, and seasonal food and beverages are all part of the event, which is included with admission into Epcot. Runs until Dec. 30.
Photo via jasonb1976/Instagram
Get some comfy shoes on and prepare for Epcot’s Holidays Around the World
200 Epcot Center Drive | 407-939-5277

Visit each of World Showcase’s 11 countries to witness how those around the world celebrate the holiday season. Live music, costumed performers, and seasonal food and beverages are all part of the event, which is included with admission into Epcot. Runs until Dec. 30.

Photo via jasonb1976/Instagram
Send someone a postcard from Christmas, Fla. 
Highway 50, east of Orlando
The appropriately named Christmas is a city that celebrates, well, Christmas all year-round, with decorations around every corner. While you’re here, check some of their quirky attractions, including the world’s largest alligator shaped building.
Photo via christmaholic/Instagram
Send someone a postcard from Christmas, Fla.
Highway 50, east of Orlando

The appropriately named Christmas is a city that celebrates, well, Christmas all year-round, with decorations around every corner. While you’re here, check some of their quirky attractions, including the world’s largest alligator shaped building.

Photo via christmaholic/Instagram
Catch the nightly Holiday Fountain Show at Crane’s Roost
274 Cranes Roost Blvd., Altamonte Springs, Fla.
Spending the holidays at Crane’s Roost is classic in Central Florida. Walk the trail with friends and family while you’re illuminated by large, colorful Christmas light displays.
Photo via rolypolypanda/Instagram
Catch the nightly Holiday Fountain Show at Crane’s Roost
274 Cranes Roost Blvd., Altamonte Springs, Fla.

Spending the holidays at Crane’s Roost is classic in Central Florida. Walk the trail with friends and family while you’re illuminated by large, colorful Christmas light displays.

Photo via rolypolypanda/Instagram