Weekend Happenings December 11 to 13

Find the best events in and around Orlando for the weekend.


Music at the Morse – Charles Hosmer Morse Museum – 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Walk the galleries of the museum and view the current exhibits while enjoying the music of live flute players. For more details: morsemuseum.org

Holiday Movie in the Park – Lake Eola – 7:00 PM

The free holiday movie featured in the Walt Disney Amphitheater will be Elf, starring Will Ferrell. For more details: cityoforlando.net

Christmas in Toyland – Casselberry – 7:30 PM

Central Florida Community Arts presents the wondrous world of Toyland, where Christmas comes to life through the music and songs of favorite Christmas movies, stories, and characters held at Northland Church. For more details: cfcarts.com/christmas-in-toyland


Discover the Haunted Realm – Altamonte Springs – 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Meet Emilyann Girdner, Author of The Haunted Realm, sequel to The Labyrinth Wall, at her book signing event at the Barnes & Noble in the Altamonte mall. For more details: call Barnes & Noble at (407) 261-­0252 

Violectric Holiday Show – Lake Eola – 7:30 PM

The talented musicians of Central Florida’s rockin’ strings group “Violectric,” the electric string quintet with keyboards and drums, are ringing in the holiday season with their special annual holiday show. Free and open to the public. For more details: violectric.net

Science Night Live – Orlando Science Center – 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM

It's social. It's science. It's over 21. All the fun of the Orlando Science Center open after hours and for adults only. For more details: osc.org/science-night-live


Holiday Home Tour at Pinewood Estates – Bok Tower Gardens – 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Tour the 20-room, Mediterranean-style mansion decorated by volunteers and sponsored designers with this year’s design theme, “To Grandfather’s House We Go!” For more details: boktowergardens.org

Christmas on Church Street – Church Street District – 3:00 PM

The holiday spirit spreads throughout the Church Street District as they host 200 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Florida participants with the lighting of a new 32‐foot Christmas tree. For more details: cityoforlando.net

Saturday & Sunday:

Celebrate Dogs! – Orange County Convention Center – 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

More than 150 breeds compete in the annual Eukanuba Best of Show & American Kennel Club, with events involving agility, obedience, conformation, dock diving and more. For more details: akc.org

All Weekend:

The Vampire Diaries Official Convention – Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista – Times Vary

A weekend of mixing and mingling with guest celebrities from both The Vampire Diaries and The Originals—there will be Q&A sessions and photo opps. For more details: creationent.com

For a full lineup of the happenings around town this month, check out our On The Town: December and our On The Town: Holiday Events, 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.

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