Weekend Happenings Dec 15 to 17

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


Bonfire – Altamonte – 5 to 8 p.m.

The gates to Zenerjen Horse Sanctuary are open to the public for this free bonfire meet-and-greet event. Come see the grounds, learn about the services, and meet the horses. For more info: facebook.com/events

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

Watch National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation downtown under the stars in the Walt Disney Amphitheater for free. For more info: facebook.com/events

Art After Dark – Lake Nona Town Center – 7 p.m.

Enjoy special exhibitions, art displays, live demonstrations and music as featuring Central Florida's bustling art scene. For more info: facebook.com/events


Skydiving Santas – Cocoa Beach Pier – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cheer on 60 skydivers as they continuously land next to the pier at this unique free and family-friendly holiday celebration. For more info: facebook.com/events

Holiday Trees & Tablescapes – Sanford – 6 p.m.

This month’s Art Walk features trees and tables decorated by local artists, businesses and organizations. For more info: sanfordartwalk.com


Alborea Dances – Casa Feliz – noon to 3 p.m.

Get a chance to see The Performers who graced our November cover dance live at this historic Winter Park home. For more info: casafeliz.us

Believe: A Nostalgic Musical Experience – Cavalry Assembly Orlando – 7 to 9 p.m.

Sit back and enjoy the trip down memory lane as old fashioned Christmas TV Special is brought to life. Tickets for admission is 1 letter to Santa; for every letter collected Macy's is donating $1 to Make-A-Wish. For more info: facebook.com/events

Multi-Day Events:

The Nutcracker – Orange County Convention Center – Fri & Sat

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 Linda Chapin Theater. For tickets and more info: centralfloridaballet.com/the-nutcracker

Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings – CFCArts Blackbox Theater – Fri & Sat

It's the final performances for this hilarious holiday musical featuring everyone’s favorite barbershop quartet–Francis, Jinx, Smudge and Sparky–who take their own spin on Christmas classics and create new outrageous holiday favorites. For tickets and more info: cfcarts.com/foreverplaid

Canine Extravaganza – Orange County Convention Center – Sat & Sun​

Don’t miss this event, presented by the American Kennel Club and Royal Canin, as the best dogs from the around the country compete for the grand prize. akc.orgcanineextravaganza.com

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

Scrooge The Musical – Osceola Arts – Fri to Sun

Closing this weekend, take your last opportunity to watch this musical adaptation of a Christmas classic. For tickets and more info: osceolaarts.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.barnes@orlandomagazine.com with your press release or event information.

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