Weekend Happenings Dec 29 to 31

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




Downtown Orlando always delivers on New Year's Eve. Head to Wall St. Plaza for their annual block party or check out the many other parties happening on Sunday night.

Courtesy of Where Orlando

Friday:

Friday Nights at the Morse – Winter Park – 5 to 8 p.m.

Enjoy free admission to the museum, art demonstrations, curator tours, and family tours plus live jazz music. For more info: morsemuseum.org

Art After Dark – Lake Nona – 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Mingle with local artists from Orlando’s bustling art scene and enjoy their latest creations while sipping your favorite wine. For more info: facebook.com/events

Freestyle Fridays – Lil' Indies – 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

All classic freestyle and 80's dance music and videos all night long with no cover for 21 and up. For more info: facebook.com/events

Saturday:

Florida Citrus Parade – Downtown Orlando – 11 a.m. to noon

This annual parade has grown to be one of the largest sports affiliated parades and celebrates the period between the Camping World Bowl and Citrus Bowl games with signature floats made of citrus fruit, high school marching bands from throughout the nation, participating bowl game college marching bands, specialty units and other exciting performances. For more info and reserve seating tickets: floridacitrussports.com

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

Enjoy a free showing of the Disney favorite Frozen at two show times. Bring chairs and blankets to cozy up to watch on a giant two-story outdoor screen. For more info: lightupucf.com

Kevin Hart: The Irresponsible Tour – CFE Arena – 7 p.m.

Spend New Year's Eve with Kevin Hart as he kicks off his newest stand-up comedy tour. For more info: cfearena.com

Sunday:

New Year's Eve Celebrations – Downtown Orlando – Times Vary

Ring in the New Year at various locations in the heart of Orlando:
Wall St. Plaza
Church St.
Prismatic Era NYE Electronic Block Party
Thornton Park New Years Eve Street Party
Orlando New Year’s Eve 2018 Gala
New Year's Eve at the Abbey
New Year’s at The MEZZ: An Exclusive Cosmopolitan Affair
NYE at SAK Comedy Lab

James Bond NYE Party – Enzian – 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Dress to impress in your best James Bond or Bond Girl outfit and enjoy some bubbly or a signature NYE cocktail and then tango your way into the new year. For tickets and more info: enzian.org

NYE and Belated 5 Yr. Anniversary Party – The Venue – 9 p.m.

Celebrate New Year's Eve and the rescheduled anniversary party postponed due to Irma. For tickets and more info: orlandoweeklytickets.com

New Year's Eve Bash – Winter Garden – 9 p.m.

Fill up with food from the dinner buffet catered by Market to Table and follow it with dessert while dancing to live DJ music and toast champagne at midnight with a fireworkds show. For tickets and more info: eventbrite.com

For more New Year's Eve ideas see 35 Places to Spend New Year's Eve.

Multi-Day Events:

Star-Studded Evenings – Orlando Science Center – Fri & Sat 

Visit the Crosby Observatory to gaze at stars, planets and other celestial objects, and catch a Hollywood movie in the Digital Adventure Theater from 5 to 9 p.m on both days. For more info: www.osc.org

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.sotolongo@orlandomagazine.com with your press release or event information.

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