If you’re looking for fun activities to partake in this holiday season, look no further than Winter Park, Florida. Winter Park provides a plethora of holiday festivities for the entire family, with events lined up through the month of January. Here’s a list of Winter Park events you should plan on attending this holiday season.
Holiday Movies at Lake Eola Park
Every Friday in December
Family-friendly holiday movies are shown every Friday in December in the Disney Amphitheater in Downtown Orlando’s Lake Eola Park. Beginning at 7 p.m., these free events are a Central Florida holiday tradition.
The community of Baldwin Park is kicking off its holiday season by illuminating its streets with a parade heralding Santa’s arrival. With thousands of spectators flocking to this annual event, the parade features marching bands, classic cars and even Disney Characters.
Winter Park Boat Parade Festival of Lights and Ski Show
Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014
The 10th annual Winter Park Boat Parade Festival of Lights and Ski Show is a fun family tradition. Presented by the Rotary Club of Winter Park and Southeast Marine Sales, the festival takes place on the lakefront shores of both Rollins College and the Polasek Museum. The festivities include a professional ski show and judged lighted boat parade. This free event begins at 3:30 p.m.
Free Nutcracker Performance by Russian Ballet
Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
Presenting a free performance of the holiday classic for the twelfth time, the Russian Ballet of Orlando’s Nutcracker will be performed live in the Disney Amphitheater in Downtown Orlando’s Lake Eola Park. This very popular holiday performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Be sure to get there early to find parking and seating.
Free Friday Nights at the Morse Museum of American Art
Available until Dec 26, 2014
Each Friday night during the holiday season, the Morse Museum of American Art offers free admission to its galleries from 4 – 8 p.m. The museum features the work of world-renowned stained glass artist, Louis Comfort Tiffany.
Russell Athletic Bowl Parade Of Bands
Saturday, Dec. 28, 2014
Witness the bands, cheerleaders and mascots from both teams competing in the Russell Athletic Bowl as they march down Park Avenue in Winter Park. This free and fun parade followed by musical performances begins at 11 a.m.
Celebrating Central Florida’s Citrus Bowl game, the Florida Citrus Parade is held on New Year’s Eve in Downtown Orlando. Nationally televised and the most extravagant local parade of the year, it features citrus floats from some of Orlando’s biggest attractions.
Winter in the Park Ice Skating
Available until Jan. 11, 2015
Introduced in 2009, the Winter in the Park outdoor ice skating rink has become a must-do on many Central Floridian’s holiday checklist. Set up in the west meadow section of Winter Park’s Central Park, the rink is open Monday through Thursday 3 – 9 p.m., Friday 3 – 10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Sunday noon – 8 p.m. Cost of admission includes skate rentals and unlimited skating time.
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