Weekend Happenings in Orlando Dec 16 to 18

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


Holiday Movie in the Park – Lake Eola – 7 pm

Celebrate the season with a viewing of How the Grinch Stole Christmas under the stars. For more info: facebook.com/events/1829815103900102

Santapalooza – Wall St. Plaza – 8 pm

Don your Santa suit, ugly sweater, reindeer or elf costume and get festive at this holiday bar crawl. For more info: facebook.com/events/117053412111475


Elf Workshop – Amaya Papaya Playlounge – 10 am to 2 pm

Bring the kiddos dressed like an elf and enjoy cookies and cocoa, storytime, crafts, caroling, and snow sensory play. For children ages 0 to 5 years. For tickets and more info: amayapapaya.com

Snow Fest – RDV Sports Complex Ice Den – 2 to 6 pm

Enjoy ice skating, snow slides, and real snow plus bounce houses, face painting, hot chocolate and much more. For tickets and more info: mvpsportsclubs.com/snowfest

Bah: A Holiday Story – Alfond Inn at Rollins – 5 pm

Enjoy hot chocolate, gingerbread cookies, eggnog, and warm cider while listening to retellings of scenes from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. For more info: thealfondinn.com

Noel: Classical Carols of Christmas – College Park United Methodist Church – 5 & 8 pm

Experience the wonder and joy of the Christmas season through the retelling of the Nativity story featuring beloved traditional songs of the season. For tickets and more info: cfcarts.com/noel

Art & Wine Stroll – The Village at Artegon – 6 to 8 pm

 Browse handcrafted items and artwork while enjoying live jazz, tasty treats and wine from Orlando’s Quantum Leap Winery. For more info: artegonmarketplace.com

Holidaze Concert – Orlando Repertory Theatre – 7 pm

Central Florida Sounds of Freedom Band and Color Guard, Orlando’s LGBT+ concert and marching band, presents their winter concert Holidaze: A Delightful Mix of Traditional Holiday Music (And Not So Traditional). For tickets and more info: centralfloridasoundsoffreedom.com


Peanut Butter Matinee – Enzian – noon

Kids 12 and under are free and a special menu is offered for the afternoon matinee of The Wizard of Oz. For tickets and more info: enzian.org/film/the-wizard-of-oz

Outdoor Family Concert – Winter Park – noon

The Dr. Phillips Charities sponsors this free outdoor concert in honor of Della Phillips and featuring Mr. Richard and the Pound Hounds and the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. For more info: orlandophil.org/tickets

OCLS Local Authors Festival – Orlando Public Library – 2 to 4 pm

Meet and greet local authors from a variety of genres who will share their experiences and books. Books will be available for purchase and signing. For more info: ocls.info

Christmas Concert – First United Methodist Church – 7 pm

This free choir and orchestra concert is a gift to the community from Friends of Music. For more info: firstchurchorlando.org

Carillon & Chorale Concert – Bok Tower Gardens – 7:30 pm

Experience the sounds of the carillon with a live choir under the stars. Chairs are available to the first 250 visitors, or bring your own chairs and blankets. For tickets and more info: boktowergardens.org/christmas

Multi-Day Events:

Pygmalion – Mad Cow Theatre – Fri & Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2:30 pm

Don't miss the last weekend of performances of Bernard Shaw's classic play. Use the code: ELIZA25 online for $25 tickets this weekend. For tickets and more info: madcowtheatre.com

AKC National Dog Championship – Orange County Convention Center – Sat and Sun 8 am to 5 pm

More than 150 breeds compete in this dog show organized by the American Kennel Club. Watch the judged events, shop the Doggie Boutique, take the family to the fun zone. Two days of dog heaven. For more info: akc.org

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