Weekend Happenings in Orlando Dec 30 to Jan 1

Find what's happening in and around Orlando this weekend.



A New Year's Eve experience at DRIP where glitter and sparkle meet rock 'n' roll grunge.

Courtesy of DRIP

Friday:

Welcome to Anxiety Art Show – Austins Coffee – 8 pm to 10 pm

Local artists share their works inspired by, about, or related to mental illness, grief, and what it means to be human. For more info: facebook.com/events/1230230337030278

Humanitarian Benefit Punk Rock Concert – Uncle Lou's Entertainment Hall – 8 pm

Bubble Boys, Will Brack, Destroy North America, Sacred Owls, The Prople, Bluesferbones perform at this free show for local chapters of Doctors Without Borders and Food Not Bombs. Donations will be accepted for both organizations. For more info: facebook.com/events/321735731519410

Saturday:

Baby Boogie Bash: New Year's Eve Party – Amaya Papaya – 10:30 am to 1 pm

It's a celebration for kids ages 0 to 5 where they can ring in the New Year with a dance party of their own. Bring them dressed in white or in tutus and ties and enjoy age appropriate grooves from the 80's and 90's. For tickets and more info: eventbrite.com

New Year's Eve 360 – I-Drive – 6 pm to 2 am

This high energy block party will feature a live DJ, special offers at I-Drive 360 attractions, food and beverage stations and a spectacular Coca-Cola Orlando Eye countdown. Free parking and admission to I-Drive 360. For more info: facebook.com/events/1349389351771981

Will's NYE Block Party – Will's Pub – 7 pm to 2 am

Reverend Horton Heat is returning to Will’s Pub in Orlando to help ring in 2017. Also playing on stages inside and out: Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys), The Legendary Shack Shakers, Giddy Up Go, The Woolly Bushmen, The WildTones, The Kidney Stones, The Smash, and Beartoe. For tickets and more inf0: ticketfly.com

New Year's Eve Street Party – Thornton Park – 8 pm to 3 am

Countdown the final hours of 2016 and toast the beginning of 2017 with a midnight champagne toast, DJ's, fireworks, and bar-hopping in the neighborhood. VIP tickets available. For tickets and more info: thorntonparkstreetparty.com/nye2017

NYE Block Party – Wall St. Plaza – 8 pm to 3 am

General admission gets you access to all the bars of Wall St., a street-wide light show, outdoor dance party, and music by DJ Eric Draven. VIP tickets available also. For tickets and more info: eventbrite.com

Rock the Clock NYE Party – Old Town Kissimmee – 8 pm to 1 am

Rock out to live music by JamCo and end the night with a spectacular fireworks display. General admission and VIP tickets available. For tickets and more info: eventbrite.com

DRIP's New Year's Eve Party – DRIP – 9:30 pm to 1 am

The glamour, sparkle, and excitement of New Year’s Eve meets rock ‘n’ roll grunge with stations for the glitter and interactive coloring, photo booth, color bar, plus more. For tickets and more info: ilovedrip.com

NYE Fireworks – Avalon Park – 11:30 pm to 2 am

Visit the local restaurants in Downtown Avalon Park for an evening of live music, food specials, and fireworks over Avalon Lake at Midnight. For more info: facebook.com/events/195916060871507

Sunday:

A Swingin' 60's Songfest – The University Club of Winter Park – 11:30 am

Members are invited to sing along, hum along, dance along, or simply sit back and enjoy some of America's top hits from the 1960's and brunch. For tickets and more info: members.uclubwp.org 

A11 Stars Bowl – Camping World Stadium – 4:30 pm

Powered by Under Armour, the best 8th-grade football players face off in this all-star game. For more info: facebook.com/events/715419928625908

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