Weekend Happenings Dec 22 to 24

Know what's happening in and around Orlando for the weekend.




Enjoy a free showing of "The Nightmare Before Christmas" happening Friday night at Lake Eola.

Friday:

Get Your Jazz On Holiday Style – Winter Park – 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Listen to live jazz on the lawn, while taking in the holiday décor and classics, and enjoy unlimited wine, beer, crafted cocktails, roasted pig, roasted chicken, vegetarian selections, smoking lounge featuring Phenom Cigars. Complimentary valet parking. For tickets and more info: eventbrite.com

Holiday Movies in the Park – Lake Eola – 7 p.m.

Experience the sights and sounds of the season when visiting downtown for the holidays and enjoy a free showing of The Nightmare Before Christmas in the Walt Disney Amphitheater. For more info: facebook.com/events

Live Music in the Plaza – Winter Garden – 7 to 9 p.m.

Stroll the picturesque walkways of Plant St. in this historic part of town, see the lights and enjoy the live music of Safia Hudson before heading over to City Hall for the projection light show and photo opportunities. For more info: cwgdn.com

Saturday:

Light Up UCF Movie Night – University of Central Florida – 7 & 9:30 p.m.

Enjoy a free showing of the holiday classic Elf at two show times. Bring chairs and blankets to cozy up to watch on a giant two-story outdoor screen. For more info: facebook.com/events

Dickens By Candlelight – Alden Rd. – 7:30 p.m.

A tradition since 1997, this year enjoy a free staged reading of the script featuring Terry Olson, David Russell and the young adults who grew up with the show as their parents rehearsed and performed this story of Scrooge's transformation. Location is 1220 Alden Rd., Orlando. For more info call 407-222-7669 or visit: dickensbycandlelight.com

Cirque Musica – Kissimmee – 7:30 p.m.

The holiday show “Believe” features a dinner, live full symphony orchestra and circus experience. For tickets and more info: cirquemusica.comohpark.com

Sunday:

Surfing Santas – Cocoa Beach – 8 a.m. to noon

Head to the beach for this annual Cocoa Beach tradition that brings hundreds of surfers dressed up as Santa. Watch them ride in on the waves and kick off your holiday weekend beachside at this free event.  For more info: facebook.com/events

Multi-Day Events:

The Nutcracker – Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts – Fri to Sun

The Central Florida Ballet presents their annual performance of this holiday story based on a fairytale in which the Nutcracker doll comes to life as an enchanted prince who saves a pretty young maiden named Maria from distress in the Walt Disney Theater. For tickets and more info: centralfloridaballet.com/the-nutcracker

It Was A Very Good Yule: 1940's Edition – Mad Cow Theater – Fri to Sun

Enter a time machine as you walk through the doors of Club Moo and grab a chair, sip on hot cocoa, and join in the festivities as the cast sings through the most joyful season, raising a toast to one of the most resilient decades, the 1940's. For tickets and more info: madcowtheatre.com

For a full lineup of the happenings around town this month plus all the Seasonal Happenings check out On the Town, pick up the magazine on newsstands, subscribe, or pick up your digital copy today. Prefer to get your news in smaller bites? Sign up to receive our e-newsletter, CityScene delivered straight to your inbox.

Want to see your event listed in the Weekend Happenings? Contact Rita at rita.barnes@orlandomagazine.com with your press release or event information.

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