Free Activities in Orlando in December

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The month of December is a celebration in itself as the countdown to Christmas begins. Be sure to check out what there is to do below for free in Orlando in December.

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Free Activities in Orlando in December

Here are some fun free activities to take the family to this month.

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Brew & View Family Fridays at Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co

Tis the Season for Christmas Movies at Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co! Enjoy Family Friday all December long with fun for the whole family. Watch Christmas classics on our 20ft Screen, Get some shopping done and stop by our vendors and grab some food from our food trucks & vendors! Kids activities and special Guest appearances!.

Date: December 3, 2021
Time: 6PM to 9:30PM
Location: Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co, 57 S Ivanhoe Blvd, Orlando, FL 32804 

City of Ocoee’s Evening with Santa

Join the City of Ocoee for a Light Dinner with Santa (free), letter writing stations, arts/crafts, & more! Space is limited and you must register via email!

Date: December 3, 2021
Time: 6:30PM to 9PM
Location: Ocoee Lakeshore Center, 125 North Lakeshore Drive
Ocoee, FL 34761

2021 Tree Lighting Celebration

Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer invites Central Florida residents and visitors to ring in the holiday season and help countdown to the lighting of the City of Orlando’s Christmas tree at Lake Eola Park’s Washington Plaza. The event will include holiday performances at the Walt Disney Amphitheater, food trucks and a holiday market.

Date: December 3, 2021
Time: 5PM to 9PM
Location: Lake Eola Park, 512 E Washington St.
Orlando, FL 32801 

Winter on the Ave at Central Park

Winter On The Avenue is from 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on December 3rd. Come out for our annual tree-lighting, strolling carolers, Chanukah menorah lighting, s’mores, snow slides, the announcement of holiday art contest winners, Popcorn Flicks in the park, and, of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Date: December 3, 2021
Time: 5PM to 9PM
Location: Central ParkW Morse Blvd.
Winter Park ,FL 32789 

Avalon Aglow

Avalon Aglow is back for another year. It features, Avalon’s Christmas parade at 3pm, fireworks at 9pm, a bounce park, food trucks, community performances and more.

Date: December 4, 2021
Time: 3PM to 9:30PM
Location: Avalon Park, 3680 Avalon Park East Blvd
Orlando, FL 32828 

Oviedo Historical Society Annual Holiday Tree Lighting

It’s time for the Oviedo Historical Society Annual Holiday Tree Lighting. Enjoy hotdogs, drinks, and cookies as you delight in holiday songs from local youth and talented singers and carolers. Stay for the arrival of Santa as he lights the Christmas trees.

Date: December 4, 2021
Time: 6:30PM to 9PM
Location: Oviedo Historical Society, 200 W Broasway St
Oviedo, FL 32765

Holiday Pops in Winter Park

Bring the whole family to the Holiday Pops in Winter Park. Make sure to bring your blanket and a picnic for a concert program of holiday favorites that will be sure to put everyone in the spirit of the season!

Date: December 5, 2021
Time: 6:30PM to 9PM
Location: Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, 425 N Bumby Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 

Holiday Concerts at Cranes Roost Park

Find your groove with live holiday tunes from talented local artists while different attending Holiday Concerts at Cranes Roost Park . Admission is free. Food and beverages are available for purchase.

December 3 – NOLA Brass Holiday Ensemble
December 10 – Townsky’s Holiday Revue
December 17 – Robert Harris Holiday Jazz

Date: December 3, 10, 17 2021
Time: 6:30PM to 9PM
Location:  Cranes Roost Park, 274 Cranes Roost Blvd.
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701 

Santa and Santa’s Elf in Winter Park Village

He’s making a list and checking it twice! Santa and his elf will be making appearances around Winter Park Village! Be sure to get all your Christmas wishes to Old St. Nick. Bring your camera for a keepsake photo!

Date: December 4, 11 and 18, 2021
Time: 2PM to 5PM
Location: Winter Park Village, 510 N Orlando Ave.
Winter Park, FL 32789 

Wekiva Island Winter Wonderland Movies

Enjoy an outdoor movie in the winter wonderland of Wekiva Island.
December 5 – The Polar Express
December 12 – The Santa Claus
December 19 – The Grinch (live action)

Time: 5PM to 9PM
Location: Wekiva Island,  1014 Miami Springs Drive
Longwood, FL 32779

Cookies & Cocoa Walk

Take an evening stroll to sample a variety of holiday cookies along with some yummy cocoa while visiting participating businesses in Downtown Clermont at this years Cookies & Cocoa Walk.

Date: December 10, 2021
Time: 6PM to 9PM
Location: Downtown Clermont, 685 W Montrose St
Clermont ,FL 34711

Holiday on the Drive

Edgewater Drive is alive and full of holiday spirit at this much-loved annual family event, Holiday on the Drive. Adults and children alike fill Edgewater Drive, enjoying complimentary activities, photos with Santa, arts & crafts and so much more. Shops and restaurants, artisans, and food trucks!

Date: December 11, 2021

Time: 12PM to 4:00PM
Location: College Park Main Street, 648 Dartmouth St,
Orlando, FL 32804

Winter Park Boat Parade

The holiday festivities move from our city streets to a beautiful city lake as the Winter Park Holiday Boat Parade, sponsored by the Winter Park Rotary Club, sets sail on Saturday, December 11, at 6 p.m. Family and friends can gather in their backyards on Lake Virginia or at Dinky Dock Park to see the impressive boat and dock holiday decorations created by residents and local business sponsors.

Date: December 11, 2021

Time: 5:30PM to 8:30PM
Location: Dinky Dock Park, 410 Ollie Avenue,
Winter Park, FL 32789

Violectric Holiday Show

Rock in the holidays with the popular strings super-group Violectric. Free and open to the public, the concert features traditional holiday songs mashed up with classic rock tunes and modern hits. Donations for the Pet Alliance will be accepted during the event.

Date: December 11, 2021
Time: 7PM to 8:30PM
Location: Lake Eola Park, 512 E Washington St.
Orlando, FL 32789 

It’s Lit, Sanford! Holiday Lighted Bike Ride

The best part about Christmas – is all the LIGHTS! Get some fun lights on your bikes and meet Pedal Driven Co. on December 17th at Pedal Driven for a Holiday Lighted Bike Ride.. We will start riding at 6:15.
Have some fun and see how Sanford dresses up for the holidays!

Date: December 17. 2021
Time: 6:15PM to 9PM
Location: Pedal Driven Co., 210 N Park Ave, Sanford, FL 32771

The Nutcracker by the Russian Ballet of Orlando

The Russian Academy of Ballet presents a gift to the Orlando Community with a free performance of “The Nutcracker”.

Date: December 18. 2021
Time: 7:30PM to 9PM
Location: Lake Eola Park , 195 N Rosaline Ave, Orlando, FL 32801

Sanford Holiday Mini Indie Market

The Sanford Mini Indie will be taking place on December 19th from 11-5 inside the gates of Tuffy’s Bottle Shop & Lounge. We will have 20 Vendors, Food & Live Music.

Date: December 19, 2021
Time: 11AM to 5PM
Location: Tuffy’s Music Box & Lounge, 200 S Myrtle Ave, Sanford, FL 32771

Holiday Fountain Show at Cranes Roost Park

A crowd favorite, the Plaza fountain features special shows with dancing water and dazzling lights choreographed to classic holiday tunes. Show runs nightly at 6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. except during the holiday movie nights on December 9 and 16.

Date: December 3, 4, 5,6 ,7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13 .. 2021
Time: 6:30PM to 9PM
Location: Cranes Roost Park, 274 Cranes Roost Blvd.
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701 

A Merry Winter Garden Light Show at City Hall

Enjoy a very merry light show at Winter Garden’s City Hall. Plus, there will be a Winter Wonderland area for children at City Hall on the nights of the light show. The entire downtown Winter Garden area will be festive and decorated.

Date: December 4,10, 11, 12 , 17, 18, 19, 23 2021
Time: 6:30PM to 9PM
Location: Winter Garden City Hall, 300 W. Plant St
Winter Garden, FL 34787 

Now Snowing in Celebration

Celebration Town Center offers “Now Snowing-Celebration’s Winter Wonderland”, a family-friendly holiday experience with some of the best “snow” you can find in Central Florida. Festive music, decorations, and adorable shops make this a great holiday tradition.

Date: December 2021
Time: 6PM to 9PM
Location: Celebration Town Center, 610 Sycamore St
Celebration, FL 3747

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