Things to do this weekend in Orlando: January 7 – January 9

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Back to school again! I hope everyone enjoyed their winter breaks as we’re getting back in the groove of things. Be sure to check out what there is to do this weekend in Orlando to keep you and the kids entertained. 

Things To Do This Weekend in Orlando

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

things to do this weekend in Orlando

 

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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.

67th Annual FUN Convention

This year’s theme is the 100th anniversary of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. We will have collectible memorabilia celebrating the Lincoln Memorial for you including our signature brass FUN medallions. Sandy Pearl will be our Convention Chairman for FUN 2022.

Friday, January 7, 2022

Central Florida Nights at Emil Buehler Planetarium

Central Florida Nights Campus: Sanford/Lake Mary Location: B0117C Planetarium “Central Florida Nights” is the flagship presentation of the Planetarium, shown more times each year than any other show.

Ecology in Action Day with City of Orlando

Ecology in Action Day is an educational event geared towards kids 3 – 5 years old (although other ages are welcome as well). Our educator will lead children in hands-on crafts and games inspired by nature at Lake Lorna Doone Park every Monday and Friday.

Getdown Downtown Maitland

Maitland’s next Getdown Downtown will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 7, on Independence Lane with vendors, food, a kids zone and special music guest The Current.

Ivanhoe Park’s Brew & View Movie Night

Brew & View is back at Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co for 2022! The first Friday of the month is Family Night! Enjoy this timeless classic movies on the big screen!

Movie in the Park: Spirit Untamed in Kissimmee Lakefront Park

KUA continues its 2021-2022 Movie in the Park series on Friday, January 7, 2022, at Kissimmee Lakefront Park. Activities begin at 5:30 pm; movie at 7 p.m. The event will feature free admission, free popcorn, contests, prize giveaways, and the showing of Spirit Untamed on a 50-foot screen!

Waterford Lakes Town Center Outdoor Movie Series

Bring the family for free outdoor movies every Friday in January.  Watch your favorite pet-themed movies on the big screen, located next to the Children’s Play Area behind The Porch.  Bring a chair, grab some snacks from your favorite store or restaurant, and spend the night watching a movie underneath the stars.

Saturday, January 8, 2022

Kids Night at the Museum

The Science Center’s exhibits don’t always come to life after hours, but during Kids Night at the Museum, the building will be full of energy! Youth ages 5 to 12 years old are invited to explore exhibits, experience enhanced programming, and enjoy a pizza dinner in age-appropriate small groups to adhere to social distancing guidelines.

Oviedo Food Truck Monster Jam

Join the City of Oviedo and Helpful Hands for the Oviedo Food Truck Monster Jam at Center Lake Park. More than 20 food trucks of all different variety. Free event, and proceeds benefit Helpful Hands. Bring your own chairs, small tables or blankets, and enjoy a wide variety of food trucks.

Painting with a Twist’s Family Day Class

Join us for a holiday painting class.- Drop the phone. Ditch the tablet. Step away from the TV! It’s time to reclaim your free time, free from on-screen distractions! Bring the whole crew to Painting with a Twist, one of the best places to go for a unique, memorable experience for you and your family!

Saturday Sounds Concert Series in Apopka

The City is proud to host this free family-friendly concert series. Please visit the Events page for a current list of performers.

2022 Three Kings Block Party Celebration

Downtown Winter haven / Central Park will be all lit up with more holiday cheer for the kids and families. Join us in celebrating a traditional holiday Hispanic festivity and The Magic of The Magi. Enjoy food , music and many activities.

Sunday, January 9, 2022

Big and Little Chef: Exploring Produce

Price is for a parent/child combo, add one seat to cart. Big & Little Chef series classes are designed specifically for a guardian/parent, older sibling (18 or older), etc. paired with a young chef.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Candlelight Vigil and March

The Orlando Mayor’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission is hosting a candlight vigil at City Hall. Afterwards guests are welcome to march to First United Methodist Church of Orlando for an Interfaith Service.

Menello Museum’s Free Family Day: Blackout poetry

Join us at the museum every 2nd Sunday for FREE Family Day plus take-home art project for the first 20 children, talk about the art with our knowledgeable educators and then create your own work!

Pokemon Open Play at Coliseum of Comics

Join us for Pokemon Open Play! Test out new decks and meet other Pokemon players. Interested in learning how to play Pokemon? We have a dedicated advocate on hand to help teach new players during open play.

Three Kings Day at Old Town Kissimmee

The Feast of the Three Kings is an intricate part of Latin Folklore. Traditionally, it is on this day that children receive gifts from the Three Kings.

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