Weekend Happenings: December 4 to 6

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


Flying Horse Big Band – University of Central Florida – 4:00 PM

The Flying Horse Big Band performs new music and classics by Duke Ellington, Wayne Shorter, and collections from The Nutcracker in the UCF Communications Building Auditorium. For more details: music.cah.ucf.edu

City of Orlando Annual Tree Lighting – Lake Eola – 5:00 PM

Kick off the holiday season with the lighting of the city's 72-foot Christmas tree, live music by Encore! Cast Performing Arts, Trinity Lutheran School's holiday musical, and the Food Truck Bazaar. For more details: orlandotreelighting.com

Art Opening – Faith Arts Village Orlando (FAVO) – 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Tonight only you can view the paintings of Weronica Ankarörn, an expressionistic painter whose imagery is inspired by the landscape of her native Sweden. For more details: facebook.com/events/1514751318842565

Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions Tour – Dr. Phillips Center – 8:00 PM

Featuring the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, this video game concert is a showcase for the music of Pokemon matched with timed visuals. For more details: drphillipscenter.org

Friday & Saturday:

Dickens on Centre – Amelia Island – 5:00 PM (Fri) 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM (Sat)

Experience Christmas Past made present by immersing yourself in a Victorian Christmas this holiday season in historic downtown Fernandina Beach. For more details: ameliaisland.com


"Ye Olde Hometown" Christmas Parade – Winter Park – 9:00 AM

This year marks the 63rd year the "Ye Olde Hometown" Christmas parade will make its way down Park Ave., making it the longest continuously-running holiday parade in Central Florida. For more details: facebook.com/events/421933148017767

Avalon Aglow – Avalon Park – 3:00 PM

Come watch the parade presided over by Santa Claus followed by fireworks in charming picturesque Avalon Park. For more details: facebook.com/events/1436301146678683

Twelve Pubs of Christmas Pub Crawl – Mills 50 Main Street District – 8:00 PM

Purchase your wristband at Wally's in Mills 50 and ride the pub crawl in O-cartz taking adavatage of all the drink specials throughout the night. For more details: mills50.org


Big Bang Bazaar Holiday Spectacular – Sanford Civic Center – 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Have a unique shopping experience this season with this local indie arts, crafts, and vintage bazaar. For more details: bigbangbazaar.net

Light Up Downtown South – Lake Beauty Park – 5:00 PM

It's the annual Christmas tree lighting of Downtown South's 20-foot tree, with an appearance by Santa Claus and performances by local school choirs. For more details: downtownsouthorlando.org

Scott's Maze Adventures – Long and Scott Farms – 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Disappear into a corn maze that covers 6 acres of a family farm. There are also mini mazes, zip lines, hay rides, tours, food vendors and more. For more details: longandscottfarms.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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