Weekend Happenings Nov 24 to 26

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



'Tis the season for live caroling with symphonic accompaniment happening this Saturday.

Courtesy of Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra

Friday:

Holiday Friday Nights Kickoff – Morse Museum – 4 to 8 p.m.

The holiday season at the Morse Museum begins just after Thanksgiving when the popular Harpist Bizarre Quartet kicks off a festive schedule of free events on Friday nights. For more info: facebook.com

Holiday Gift Market by Local Artists – FACTUR – 5 to 9 p.m.

Shop small and local! Unique wood creations, blown glass items, artistic and functional wood gifts plus much more. FACTUR Workshop Gift Certificates will also be sold. For more info: facebook.com

Saturday:

Home for the Holidays Concert – Bob Carr Theater – 2 & 8 p.m.

Ring in the holidays with family and friends as guest conductor Albert George Schram joins the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, Opera Orlando Youth Chorus, Central Florida Community Arts Chorus and the Holiday Singers for two concerts. For tickets and more info: orlandophil.org

Annie – Garden Theatre – 2 & 8 p.m.

It's opening day for this limited run of the beloved family musical about little orphan Annie and the mysterious billionaire Daddy Warbucks who opens his home and his heart to her. Running through December 23 on select days. For tickets and more info: gardentheatre.org

Sunday:

Messiah Choral Society Holiday Concert – Bob Carr Theater – 3 p.m.

Experience a world-class presentation of Handel's Messiah for free at the 45th annual live performance. Donations of nonperishable food items will be collected as well to help feed the hungry during this holiday season. For more info: messiahchoralsociety.org

Multi-Day Events:

OrlandoCon – iDrive – Fri to Sun

This three-day Science Fiction, Media, and Gaming convention happening at the Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive with Pearl Mackie (Friday and Saturday), Eve Myles, and Gareth David-Lloyd as some of many guests. For more info: orlandocon.com

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

Central Florida International Auto Show – Orange County Convention Center – Fri to Sun

This annual event features more than 350 of the latest cars, crossovers, SUVs and more, as well as a thrilling off-road test track at Camp Jeep, ultra-high-end exotics and electric vehicles. For more info: autoshoworlando.com

Born Yesterday – Mad Cow Theatre – Fri to Sun

Be thankful this weekend for a special Thanksgiving Saturday matinee show time added for this American comedy about politics and the power of female persuasion and attend the champagne reception immediately following the show. Show runs through Dec. 17. For tickets and more info: madcowtheatre.com

The Polar Express™ Train Ride – Tavares – Fri to Sun

Enjoy a train ride experience modeled after the classic holiday children's book with the Royal Palm Railway Experience located in Tavares Square. For tickets and more info: orlandothepolarexpressride.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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