Things to do this weekend in Orlando: December 24- December 26

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Merry Christmas! The big day has finally arrived. I hope you’re enjoying this weekend and making the most of it with your families. December is almost out; are you prepared to enter the new year? Be sure to check out what there is to do this weekend in Orlando below. 

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Things To Do This Weekend in Orlando

Here are some fun activities to take the kids to this weekend.

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Cranes Roost Park Holiday Light Displays

Enjoy over 200,000 lights on more than 100 holiday displays powered by Duke Energy. The highlight in the park is the 60-foot tall Christmas tree with more than 8,000 energy-efficient LED lights, 2,600 ornaments and over one mile of garland.

Drive-Thru Animated Light Show at Island H20 Water Park

Drive through millions of lights perfectly synchronized to holiday music you’ll hear right through your radio. Drive by giant candy canes, snowmen, arched pathways and more. Take your time enjoying this lighting extravaganza – we won’t judge you if you join the kids with your face pressed against the window!

Fun Spot’s Huge Christmas

You better watch out — Fun Spot’s HUGE Christmas is coming to town! Now through January 9th, we’re bringing some festive fun to our Orlando and Kissimmee parks — some of which are at no extra cost to you.

Holidays in Space

Holidays in Space at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex is turning 10! This December 17 – 31 (closed December 25), step into the Pepsi® Zero Sugar Holiday Village full of galactic celebrations.

Jingle Trees Orlando

Dozens of decorated trees will light up Lake Ivanhoe Park for the holiday season. Each tree is sponsored by a local business, organization, or family.

Leu Gardens Dazzling Nights

Experience Dazzling Nights, a 3/4 mile walk-through, immersive, holiday light experience. You can arrive at Leu Gardens up to 30 minutes before your timed entry. Children ages 2 and under can enter for free.

Mission: Save Christmas featuring Elf

Journey into Buddy the Elf’s world to help save the holiday, in this all-new Gaylord Hotels original experience inspired by the hit Christmas film, Elf™. Complete fun-filled activities to muster enough Christmas cheer to power the Kringle 3000 and Santa’s sleigh. More than a dozen interactive experiences await in this multi-sensory, immersive Orlando attraction.

Oh What Fun Lake Nona Holiday Festival

Lake Nona’s holiday festival is back featuring fun activities for the whole family, including nightly snowfalls, live entertainment, dance parties, kids craft village, and classic holiday movies. Santa and Mrs. Claus will also be available for photos in their whimsical winter cottage.

Friday, December 24, 2021

Delaney Baptist Church’s Christmas Eve Caroling & Celebration

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service. We would love for you and your loved ones to join us this Christmas Eve for worship, wonder and celebration as we honor the birth of Jesus Christ with caroling, candle-lighting, cookies and hot chocolate, it will be an incredible experience for the whole family!

Holiday Drop & Shop at Mad Science

No pre-registration necessary! Just show up at the Lab during the activity hours to sign up and drop off! Make sure to bring a Nut-Free Snack, Drink, and Mask.   Drop off your kids for some science fun while you shop! Please note that this is NOT a structured class or camp.

Santa Photo Experience at The Mall At Millenia

The Magic of Santa is Back!  Celebrate the holiday season with us once again as we present our classic Santa Photo Experience.  Make new holiday memories and share moments with Santa starting Wednesday, November 10th through Friday, December 24th.

Tea Room’s Christmas Afternoon Tea

Join us for our Annual Christmas Afternoon Tea on December 23rd, 24th & 26th with seatings at 10:30am, 1:00pm and 3:30pm. Enjoy a Selection of Finger Sandwiches, Freshly Baked Scones Served with our Homemade Devonshire Cream & Preserves, Savory Bites, Petite Desserts, A Fine Selection of Unlimited Loose Leaf Tea & a Holiday Mimosa

Saturday, December 25, 2021

Boardwalk Bowl’s Ugly Sweater Event

Get the family together and dress up in your favorite ugly sweater for Boardwalk Bowl’s Ugly Sweater Event happening from 6 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 25. Everyone who wears an ugly sweater will receive two free games of bowling.

Gaylord Palm’s Holiday Fest

Experience a dazzling holiday feast on Christmas Day in our glass-enclosed atrium adorned with more than two million twinkling lights at the newly renovated Villa de Flora! Enjoy traditional holiday favorites at chef-attended stations for a delicious and modern Mediterranean buffet inspired by cuisine from Spain, Italy, France, and more.

Sunday, December 26, 2021

Equity Council Corp’s Kwanzaa Celebration

Habari Gani! The Equity Council Corp invite all to our Kwanzaa Celebration of Umoja at the Winter Park Community Center. Join us for the day-long celebration of Umoja and the principle of unity

Family Day at Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company

We are excited to bring back Family Day in 2021! Join us as we have Renee Adams Family DJ, arts and crafts for the kids! We are looking to add this back to every fourth Sunday as we move forward.

Old Town Family Movie Night

Bring the entire family to watch free movies on a big screen. Old Town will play family-friendly movies and classics every Sunday night. Bring a chair, grab some snacks at your favorite Old Town store, and spend the night watching a movie underneath the stars.

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