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Orange County Library December 2018 Events

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Orange County Library December 2018 Events

Orange County Library December 2018 Events – Enjoy Cookie decorating, caroling, Fortnite and plenty of holiday fun only at the library this December.


What:

All are welcome this December at the library for lots of holiday fun and games your children will love. Visit a library near you for Cookie Decorating where kids can decorate their own cookies with frosting, sprinkles, candy and more yummy toppings. See below for more details.

The West Oaks branch invites you to the second annual Family Holiday Festival on December 1. Enjoy a fun-filled day with the whole family and participate in games, win prizes, enjoy light refreshments and have your family holiday photos taken. The festivities start at 11 a.m. Then on December 8 join us at the Herndon branch for Fortnite Frenzy for some games and prizes inspired by the popular video game. Feel free to bring in your laptops and mobile devices to play with friends.

Where:

Orange County Libraries located throughout Central Florida

When:

December 2018

Cost:

Free

More Details:

Family Holiday Festival

West Oaks Branch, 1821 E. Silver Star Road., Ocoee

Saturday, December 1, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Holiday cheer is here! Again! You are invited to our Second Annual Family Holiday Festival. Enjoy a day filled with fun, photos and food. Bring the whole family to have a holiday photo taken, make a holiday bracelet and enjoy holiday stories and crafts for the kids. Light refreshments will be served while you mingle and meet others. Enter to win a fantastic family prize. Registration required.

Little Chef: Winter Cake in a Jar

Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd.

Monday, December 3, 11 a.m.

Windermere Branch, 530 Main St., Windermere

Tuesday, December 4, 10:30 a.m.

Wests Oaks Branch, 1821 E. Silver Star Road., Ocoee

Thursday, December 13, 2 p.m.

South Creek Branch, 1702 Deerfield Blvd.

Wednesday, December 19, 10:30 a.m.

Herndon Branch, 4324 E. Colonial Drive

Thursday, December 20, 10:30 a.m.

South Trail Branch, 4600 S. Orange Blossom Trail

Wednesday, December 26, 11 a.m.

Hiawassee Branch, 7391 W. Colonial Drive

Friday, December 28, 11 a.m.
Warm your helping hands to assemble a winter treat in a jar. Layer festive cake, sweet frosting and colorful sprinkles to make a delicious gift! Learn cooking skills such as kitchen safety, layering, measuring, smearing, tasting and presentation as you interact with a delicious recipe. Recommended for preschoolers.

Music and Movement

Herndon Branch, 4324 E. Colonial Drive

Monday, December 3, 11 a.m.

Preschoolers will explore and learn in these action-filled classes where they can sing, chant, move, dance, listen and play simple instruments. Each lesson features movement activities for coordination, body awareness and control, and exploration of space and emotions. Presented by Central Florida Community Arts, a continuum of arts education and experiences for a lifetime. To learn more about Central Florida Community Arts, visit cfcarts.com. Ages 24 months to 4 years. Space is limited. Registration required. Register online at ocls.info or call 407.835.7323.

Cookie Decorating

North Orange Branch, 1211 E. Semoran Blvd., Apopka
Monday, December 3, 4:30 p.m.

Hiawassee Branch, 7391 W. Colonial Drive
Tuesday, December 4, 6:30 p.m.

Eatonville Branch, 200 E. Kennedy Blvd., Eatonville
Tuesday, December 4, 3:30 p.m.

Chickasaw Branch, 870 N. Chickasaw Trail
Thursday, December 6, 11 a.m.

Winter Garden Branch, 805 E. Plant St., Winter Garden
Monday, December 10, 6 p.m.

Edgewater Branch, 5049 Edgewater Drive

Thursday, December 13, 5 p.m.

South Trail Branch, 4600 S. Orange Blossom Trail
Saturday, December 15, 11 a.m.

West Oaks Branch, 1821 E. Silver Star Road., Ocoee
Tuesday, December 18, 5 p.m.

Herndon Branch, 4324 E. Colonial Drive

Wednesday, December 19, 3:30 p.m.

Washington Park Branch, 5151 Raleigh St., Suite A.

Wednesday, December 19, 4:30 p.m.

Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd.
Saturday, December 22, 11:30 a.m.

Edgewater Branch, 5049 Edgewater Drive

Friday, December 28, 10:30 a.m.

Frosting, sprinkles, candy and cookies … what more could you want!? Stop in and express your creativity by decorating a sugary treat. Then enjoy the best part of all, eating it! Recommended for lower and upper elementary.

Gingerbread People                                    

Alafaya Branch, 12000 E. Colonial Drive
Tuesday, December 4, 4:30 p.m.

Come and decorate your very own gingerbread person. Recommended for lower and upper elementary.

Winter Wonderland

West Oaks Branch, 1821 E. Silver Star Road., Ocoee
Tuesday, December 4, 5 p.m.

Herndon Branch, 4324 E. Colonial Drive
Wednesday, December 5, 3:30 p.m.

Edgewater Branch, 5049 Edgewater Drive

Wednesday, December 5, 4 p.m.

Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd.
Saturday, December 8, 2:30 p.m.

Hiawassee Branch, 7391 W. Colonial Drive
Tuesday, December 11, 6:30 p.m.

Washington Park Branch, 5151 Raleigh St., Suite A.

Wednesday, December 12, 4:30 p.m.

Southwest Branch, 7255 Della Drive
Wednesday, December 19, 3:30 p.m.

South Trail Branch, 4600 S. Orange Blossom Trail

Saturday, December 29, 11 a.m.

Even though it’s not very cold, it really is winter! Join us for winter themed stories and crafts to get into the spirit of colder weather. Recommended for upper and lower elementary.

LEGO Block Party

Winter Garden Branch, 805 E. Plant St., Winter Garden
Tuesdays, December 4 & 18, 6:30 p.m.

Is there anything you can’t build with LEGO? Let’s find out! Join us for lots of building fun. We provide the LEGO – you provide the creativity. Recommended for lower and upper elementary.

Fortnite Frenzy

Herndon Branch, 4324 E. Colonial Drive

Saturday, December 8, 2 p.m.

Land at the library and battle it out with games and crafts inspired by Fortnite! Gather your mats and minis on the way over for some serious fun. Bring your laptop or mobile device to play with friends. Registration Recommended. Recommended for the whole family.

Year End Wrap-Up

North Orange Branch, 1211 E. Semoran Blvd., Apopka
Monday, December 10, 4:30 p.m.

Eatonville Branch, 200 E. Kennedy Blvd., Eatonville
Thursday, December 20, 3:30 p.m.

Edgewater Branch, 5049 Edgewater Drive
Saturday, December 22, 2 p.m.

It is the end of the year, but don’t shed a tear! Test your 2018 pop culture knowledge with trivia and share your biggest accomplishments from the last 365 days. Recommended for teens and tweens.

Hark! The Figgy Pudding! The History of Christmas Carols

Orlando Public Library, Library Central

Thursday, December 13, 6:30 p.m.

This musical program is an interactive storytelling event that uncovers the histories behind the most beloved Christmas carols and songs. What is a “carol” anyway? Who is the true love in The Twelve Days of Christmas? Why was the song Santa Claus is Coming to Town based on a tragic event? What is a “welkin” and what does it have to do with angels harking? Discover the dirty little secret behind Deck the Halls and so much more! Audiences will be treated to dynamic solos and several chances to sing along during this festive seasonal event.

Dickens Holiday Celebration

Orlando Public Library, Library Central, 101 E. Central Blvd.

Saturday, December 15, 11 a.m.

Enjoy some fun and festive holiday songs performed by the Orlando Dickens Carolers.

Celebrate National Cupcake Day @ Your Library

North Orange Branch, 1211 E. Semoran Blvd., Apopka
Saturday, December 15, 2 p.m.

Join us as we celebrate National Cupcake Day. Kids will decorate a holiday themed cupcake. Recommended for lower and upper elementary.

Baby’s First Ornament

Alafaya Branch, 12000 E. Colonial Drive

Tuesday, December 18, 10:30 a.m.

Create a memory that will last forever and make an adorable hand and foot print ornament. Registration required. Recommended for babies.

Holiday DIY Crafts

Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd.

Wednesday, December 19, 3:15 p.m.

Create handmade decorations, ornaments or simple gifts for the Holiday season. Recommended for lower and upper elementary.

PBS Kids Time! Daniel Tiger Pajama Party

Edgewater Branch, 5049 Edgewater Drive

Wednesday, December 19, 6:30 p.m.

Join us for a special PBS Pajama Party all about Daniel Tiger with awesome crafts, stories, episodes and activities. Wear your favorite tiger gear (or PJs), bring a tiger buddy and join the fun.

Noon Year’s Celebration

Southwest Branch, 7255 Della Drive
Friday, December 28, 11:15 a.m.

Southeast Branch, 5575 S. Semoran Blvd.
Friday, December 28, 11:15 a.m.

Join us for our very own children’s version of New Year’s Eve. The fun will include making crafts, noise makers, yummy treats, New Year’s resolutions and counting down to noon with a balloon drop finale! Recommended for children of all ages.

More Information:

If you have any questions about the events or information shared below, feel free to contact us as 407-835-7323. Check us out online at www.ocls.info for a complete listing of library events.


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Orlando Science Center Dino in Lights

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Orlando Science Center Dino in Lights – See Dinosaurs in a Whole New Light at Orlando Science Center. Dinos In Lights adds some sparkle to the Holiday Season.

Orlando Science Center Dino in Lights


What:

Dinos In Lights, a brand-new, dazzling Osborn style light show, will begin on Monday, November 19 at Orlando Science Center. Located in the DinoDigs exhibit, three dinosaur fossils including Stan the T-Rex, will show off their talent in a festive display of music and light. Each family-friendly show will run for four minutes and concludes with a wintry surprise.

Throughout the month of December, join us for even more holiday fun during our Winter Science Spectacular featuring “cool” holiday activities like ice cream-making workshops, a live liquid nitrogen show, gift-making activities, winter-themed experiments, and more!

Where:

DinoDigs exhibit on Level 4

Orlando Science Center |777 E. Princeton St. | Orlando, FL 32803

When:

Monday, November 19 through January 6, 2019

Daily shows begin every 30 minutes between 11:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Cost:

Dinos In Lights is included in general admission which is free for members, $20.95 for adults, $18.95 for seniors and students, and $14.95 for youth (ages 3 – 11). Tickets include access to all four floors of exhibits, giant-screen and 3D educational films, and live programming.

More Information:

For more information, please call 407.514.2000, email gservices@osc.org or visit  www.osc.org/holidays


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Universal Orlando Resort Holiday Events 2018

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Universal Orlando Resort Holiday Events 2018

Universal Orlando Resort Holiday Events 2018 – UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT IS THE DESTINATION FOR AN AMAZING HOLIDAY CELEBRATION LIKE NO OTHER. Guests Can Create New Traditions and Put a Twist on their Holiday Celebrations with Thrilling Experiences across the Entire Destination – from Merry Festivities to the Maven of Mischief, The Grinch – and More

Universal Orlando Resort Holiday Events 2018


What:

Merry, mischief and thrills all combine as Universal Orlando Resort unwraps its annual Holidays celebration beginning November 17. It’s a holiday celebration unlike any other where guests can do everything from sip hot Butterbeer and witness “The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle” to meet the mean, green one himself, The Grinch – and more.

And – on New Year’s Eve this year – families can ring in 2019 at a rockin’ New Year’s Eve celebration at Universal Studios Florida, while adults 21 and up can enjoy the upscale EVE celebration at Universal CityWalk.

See below for complete details on all of the ways guests can elevate their holidays at Universal Orlando Resort:

Where:

Universal Orlando Resort

More Details:

Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is already one of the most immersive theme park experiences ever created. And now for the Holidays, it will transform into a wizarding wonderland with themed decorations, garlands and lights throughout the streets of Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley. Guests can enjoy special holiday-themed performances by the Frog Choir – comprised of Hogwarts students and their giant croaking frogs – and Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees, one of the wizarding world’s most popular singing sensations. There will also be seasonal food and beverages – including hot Butterbeer.

And, as night falls, guests will revel in a dazzling projection of holiday spirit as Christmas moments inspired by the Wizarding World come to life on Hogwarts castle for “The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle.”

Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s at Universal Studios Florida

Merry and mayhem combine as Santa Claus, the Minions and other beloved characters from Illumination’s Despicable Me, Shrek and Madagascar take the streets for Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s – including more than 30 larger-than-life balloons and floats, hundreds of performers and more.  Guests may also get the opportunity to dance and interact with some of the characters during special appearances prior to the parade.

Grinchmas at Universal’s Islands of Adventure

See the maven of mischief himself during Grinchmas at Universal Orlando. Guests can enjoy “Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular” – a live retelling of Dr. Seuss’s holiday classic starring the mean, green one – and special appearances by the merry Whos from Who-ville throughout Seuss Landing. Guests may also join the Grinch and his friends at Circus McGurkus Cafe Stoo-pendous for a separately ticketed breakfast on select dates (tickets for this festive breakfast are now available). 

Mannheim Steamroller at Universal Studios Florida

The best-selling holiday artist of all time, Manheim Steamroller, returns to Universal Studios Florida to fill the air with the sounds of the season. Guests can take in live concerts at the Music Plaza Stage on the following nights: Nov. 17, 18, 24, 25 and Dec. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16.

Offers to Experience Universal Orlando’s Holidays Celebration

Access to all of the above Holidays festivities is included with admission to the parks or with an Annual Pass, which are now available with up to six months free. Visit www.UniversalOrlando.com/AnnualPass for details about special savings and block-out dates.

Guests can also take advantage of the Florida Resident Holiday Stay & Play Package, which provides even more value for guests staying on-site during the holiday season, with savings on travel from Nov. 17 through Dec. 20. The package not only includes three-night hotel accommodations, but also base admission to all three theme parks at Universal Orlando Resort – including Universal’s Volcano Bay.

New Year’s Eve Celebrations at Universal Orlando

Guests can ring in 2019 with style at Universal Orlando with various New Year’s Eve celebrations that offer something for everyone.

Universal Studios Florida will host its biggest New Year’s Eve celebration yet – complete with rockin’ party zones at the Music Plaza Stage and Central Park areas of the park, live upbeat music, appearances by some of guests’ favorite characters, party favors, confetti and – of course – pyrotechnics.  It’s fun for the entire family and it’s included with theme park admission, or with a Preferred or Premier Annual Pass.

Guests 21 and up can enjoy the ultimate upscale party at EVE at Universal CityWalk, where they get access to six CityWalk clubs with live bands and DJs, unlimited gourmet cuisine, and the chance to dance all night long on Orlando’s largest outdoor dance floor featuring award-winning DJ M-Squared. And once the clock strikes midnight, guests will enjoy a Champagne toast and pyrotechnics display. EVE tickets are on sale now and there is a $30 discount if purchased before Dec. 15. Guests must be 21 and up to attend.

Some of Universal Orlando’s on-site hotels will also join in the New Year’s Eve fun, with entertainment, midnight toasts and more. Highlights include a “ROCK-in!” New Year event at the Hard Rock Hotel, featuring a balloon drop and live countdown from Times Square via satellite, and Jake’s “Best of 2018” Beer Dinner at Loews Royal Pacific Resort.

More Information:

For more information on Holidays and New Year’s Eve offerings at Universal Orlando Resort, visit www.UniversalOrlando.com/holidays.


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Gatorland Steals and Deals 2018

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Gatorland Steals and Deals 2018 –  Gatorland Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals Feature and Annual Pass Savings and Half Off Specials are here.

Gatorland Steals and Deals 2018


What:

Gatorland®, the “Alligator Capital of the World,” has announced a series of special offers for Black Friday and Cyber Monday giving rare savings off their annual passes and half off the park’s popular Screamin’ Gator Zip Line, voted Best Zip Line in the USA by AOL Travel.

Where:

Gatorland Orlando

When:

November 22, 2018 and November 26, 2018

Cost:

Starting at 6 PM on November 22, Adult and Senior Annual Passes will be $36.99 plus tax, instead of the regular adult price of $44.99 plus tax, and the Children’s Annual Pass, ages 12 and under, will be just $24.99, a $5 savings from the regular price of $29.99 plus tax.  Passes can be purchased on line or at the admissions gate.

Starting at midnight on November 26, tickets for the Screamin’ Gator Zip Line will be $34.99 plus tax, a $35 savings from the regular price of $69.99 plus tax. Valid for use through December 20, 2019, with some blackout dates.  Must be purchased online.

More Details:

Gatorland is a 100-acre theme park combining Old Florida charm with exciting experiences, exhibits, and entertainment.  The park originally opened as a roadside attraction in 1949.  Today, it provides affordably-priced family fun featuring thousands of alligators and crocodiles, breeding marsh with observation tower, free-flight aviary, nature walk, petting zoo, educational wildlife programs, award-winning gift shop, Florida’s best train ride, Gator Gully Splash Park, on-site restaurant and one-of-a-kind shows including Gator Jumparoo and Up-close Encounters.  Popular adventure experiences inside the park include the Screamin’ Gator Zipline and Stompin’ Gator Off-Road adventure.

More Information:

For more Gatorland information, visit us online at www.gatorland.com or call 800-393-JAWS.  Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gatorland, on Twitter @gatorland.com and on Instagram: gatorland_orlando https://www.instagram.com/gatorland_orlando/


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“Light Up Madison”–A Holiday Celebration in Natural North Florida, December 1, 2019

The town of Madison, in Madison County, always goes “all out” for Christmas.  Not only do local businesses dress up their storefronts, but folks from neighboring towns and counties enjoy an afternoon of shopping, dining and watching an elaborate Christmas parade.  The events begin at 4PM and end with the spectacular nighttime parade.

 

Madison is located on US90, about midway between Tallahassee and Interstate 75.  The city is centered on Four Freedoms Park and the restored Madison County Courthouse.

Madison’s annual holiday celebration is a “Light Up” event, culminating in a nighttime parade, that follows the arrival of Santa.  There’s plenty of food and entertainment throughout the afternoon, so plan to enjoy one of north Florida’s most beautiful small towns this season.

 

 

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Downtown Christmas Open House and Parade–Perry, Florida–December 7, 2018

Leave it up to our friends in Taylor County to come up with a new “twist” on Christmas.  This year, in addition to a “Santa’s Little Helpers” parade, there will be a tribute to “Sheriff Taylor” at the “MayPerry Christmas” festivities.

 

Perry, the vibrant County Seat of Taylor County, is the perfect place to gather the community for some great food, a Santa appearance, a cake walk and some shopping at Arts and Crafts tents.  There will also be extended shopping hours at local stores, as well as a “shopping passport promotion”.

 

Downtown Perry has several historic building nestled around the modern courthouse.  Plan to take a walk around town while you’re there.  And if you arrive early, don’t miss one of the famous (at least to this writer!) donuts at Johnson’s Bakery, just off the courthouse square on Jefferson Street.

 

 

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Christmas means holiday treats at the Magic Kingdom, our 2018 guide

The Magic Kingdom at Walt Disney World becomes even more magical when the Christmas party takes over the night with amazing entertainment, character encounters, and food during Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Thanks to Pastry Sous Chef Amy Goodpaster, we have a new video looking at some of the new items you can find at the holiday event of the year.

The holiday only menu includes Scrooge McDuck Eggnog Custard, Three Cabelleros Spiced Chocolate Yule Log, and new treats like the Vanellope Éclair and the Christmas Cookie Milkshake. If you’re looking for more of a meal, you’ll want to stop by Cosmic Ray’s for the Holiday Burger.

Can’t watch the video, we also have a gallery below. Click to embiggen!

Here’s where to find your favorite holiday treats:

Main Street Bakery

  • Holiday Mickey Cinnamon Roll (served daily throughout the holiday season) – with red and green icing garnished with a Mickey Santa Hat
  • Chocolate Yule Log (gluten friendly) – with chocolate cake, chocolate mousse, chocolate ganache, and white chocolate piece featuring Mickey and Minnie
  • Sugar Rush Jumbo Cupcake (served daily throughout the holiday season) – red velvet vanilla swirl cupcake with peppermint icing, assorted candy, sprinkles, and a white chocolate Wreck-It Ralph piece
  • Mickey Ornament Gingerbread Cookie – gingerbread cookie dipped in icing

Casey’s Corner

  • Ugly Sweater Brownie (served daily throughout the holiday season)
  • Poutine Dog – hot dog topped with fries, poutine gravy, cheese curds, and chives

Plaza Ice Cream Parlor

  • Peppermint Ice Cream Sundae or Cone (served daily throughout the holiday season)

Sleepy Hollow

  • Sandy Claws Dessert – toy sack cake pop wrapped in fondant with white chocolate Sandy Claws piece
  • Red Velvet Zero Waffles – red velvet waffles with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and holiday sprinkles

Gaston’s Tavern

  • Gaston’s Cinnamon Roll (served daily throughout the holiday season) – cinnamon roll topped with red and white icing
  • Vanellope Éclair – éclair with fruity cereal filling and topped with chocolate piece

Storybook Treats

  • Peppermint Soft-Serve Cone(served daily throughout the holiday season)
  • Peppermint Soft-Serve Sundae (served daily throughout the holiday season) – with red and white-striped paper straw dipped in chocolate and crushed peppermint
  • Scrooge McDuck Eggnog Custard (gluten friendly) – eggnog custard topped with spiced chocolate cake meringue and a gold foil chocolate Scrooge McDuck coin

Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café

  • Mickey’s Very Berry Lemonade (served daily throughout the holiday season) – red and green strawberry lemonade
  • Holiday Burger – burger on Texas toast with roasted turkey, Muenster cheese, stuffing, and cranberry sauce

Auntie Gravity’s Galactic Goodies (note: this location closes at 5:00pm on party nights)

  • Christmas Cookie Sundae (served daily throughout the holiday season) – cookie butter ice cream topped with whipped cream, chocolate sauce, and sprinkles
  • Christmas Cookie Milkshake (served daily throughout the holiday season) – cookie butter milkshake with cotton candy and a Mickey marshmallow paper straw

Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn & Café

  • Feliz Navidad Nachos – red and green tortilla chips topped with turkey chili and queso sauce
  • Three Caballeros Spiced Chocolate Yule Log (gluten friendly) – chocolate mousse with flourless chocolate cake topped with spiced chocolate ganache, powdered sugar, and white chocolate piece
  • Churro Bites with Red and Green Sugar (served daily throughout the holiday season) – served with chocolate dipping sauce

In addition to these beauties you can also enjoy the complimentary goodies that are included in the price of your Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party ticket. Note: Alternative healthy and allergy-friendly goodies are also available upon request.

  • Main Street: Red Mickey Santa Sugar Cookie
  • Tortuga Tavern: Snowman Soft Pretzel and Shaved Ice
  • Liberty Square: Ginger Molasses Cookie and Eggnog
  • Pinocchio Village Haus: Hot Chocolate, Fruit-flavored Soda, and a variety of holiday cookies
  • Friar’s Nook: Chilled Apple Cider and Chocolates
  • Storybook Snacks Cart: Peppermint Crunch Cookie
  • Auntie Gravitie’s Galactic Goodies: Chocolate Chip Cookie and Shaved Ice
  • Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café: Snickerdoodle Cookie and Hot Chocolate

You’ll also get a chance to try these and other desserts at the Holiday Wishes Fireworks Holiday Dessert Party. Enjoy spectacular views of the holiday fireworks over Cinderella and reserved seating at Tomorrowland Terrace or in Plaza Garden Viewing areas.

Are you planning a visit to the Magic Kingdom for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and some holiday treats?

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Disneyland announces new Nighttime show and welcomes back an old friend for Mickey’s birthday

Mickey's Mix Magic

If you’re a fan of the pair of animated stars who started it all for The Walt Disney Company, then you’ll love 2019. Disneyland plans to celebrate Mickey and Minnie’s 90th anniversary with a year long party called Get Your Ears On — A Mickey and Minnie Celebration. The fun will include a new show called Mickey’s Mix Magic and the return of fan favorite Mickey’s Soundsational Parade.

Starting January 18, “Mickey’s Mix Magic” will set a new mood for Disneyland and light up the night with all-new music, projections, and lasers. The result will be an epic dance party that takes over almost the entire park.

Mickey's Soundsational Parade

Later in January, “Mickey’s Soundsational Parade” will return to the resort. This rocking parade features a drumline, whimsical floats, and many of your favorite Disney characters. New to the parade is a brand new float with Mickey himself, who will lead the celebration down Main Street, U.S.A.

Throughout the year Disneyland guests will enjoy new entertainment, food and merchandise related to the Get Your Ears On celebration and the new nightime show.

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Holidays At Universal Orlando Resort

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Holidays At Universal Orlando Resort – Enjoy the holidays at Universal Orlando Resort where you can make some fun family memories this season.

Holidays At Universal Orlando Resort


What:

Put a little mischief in your merry when Universal Orlando unwraps a resort-wide celebration that will elevate your season.

Experience Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter as Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley are transformed with wondrous spirit. Treat yourself to Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s. Watch the live retelling of Dr. Seuss’s classic holiday tale starring The Grinch in the Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular. Come, stay, and celebrate the season at Universal Orlando Resort.

Where:

Universal Orlando

When:

November 17, 2018 – January 6, 2019

More Details:

Stay in the heart of the holidays at one of Universal’s on-site resort hotels. From Thanksgiving to Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s, all the traditional feasts and festivities are here, along with a few surprises.

You’ve never had a #HolidayLikeThis.

EVENT DETAILS:
Starts: Saturday, November 17
Ends: Sunday, January 6
Ticket(s): Starting at $115**

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS FLORIDA:
– Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley features festive décor, a special performance from Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees, and more.
– Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s
– Mannheim Steamroller (select dates)
– …and so much more!

ISLANDS OF ADVENTURE:
– Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade featuring festive décor, The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle, and more.
– Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular
– The Grinch & Friends Character Breakfast
– …and did we mention there’s more? So much more.

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*Event end times are subject to change on select nights

More Information:

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Disclaimer: This event is subject to last minute cancellations and changes which might not be reflected in this MyCentralFloridaFamily.com post. Please always confirm with this family-friendly business by calling or clicking.

Check out additional holiday theme park events coming up below:

Fri 16

November 16

Fri 16

November 16 @ 11:00 am11:00 pm

Fri 16

November 16 @ 7:00 pm11:30 pm

Sat 17

November 17

Sat 17

November 17

Sat 17

November 17 @ 8:00 am8:00 pm

Sat 17

November 17 @ 11:00 am11:00 pm

Sun 18

November 18

Sun 18

November 18

Sun 18

November 18 @ 11:00 am11:00 pm

https://mycentralfloridafamily.com/holidays-at-universal-orlando-resort/


New Christmas Video from Voctave! A Capella voices from EPCOT

Voctave, which draws many of its members from EPCOT’s beloved “Voices of Liberty” a capella group in the American Pavilion, is out with its first Christmas video of 2018 and it’s a fantastic mashup of two classic songs. For Unto Us A Child A Born and Joy To The World cover the same territory in the story of Christmas and the arrangement by Jamey Ray unite them in perfect harmony. Add the vocal talent of Voctave and you have a new holiday favorite:

If you aren’t in the Christmas spirit after that. I don’t know what to tell you.

This recording is available on iTunes and Amazon as part of Voctave’s album ‘Snow’ if you want to add it to your digital collection.

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Our Top 20 December Family Events for Central Florida

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Our Top 20 December Family Events for Central Florida – If you’re looking for some of Central Florida top events for families to enjoy, we’ve put together our list of the best events in Central Florida for December!


These are in no particular order! Click any of the list items for more information. Here we go:

Light Up UCF is one of our favorite events of the year. Enjoy ice skating, a few carnival rides (including a ferris wheel), a carriage ride, outdoor holiday movies and LIGHTS! It’s great fun for the whole family. More…

2. Community Light Up Events

Check out a light up event in your community. From tree lighting to carolers to carriage rides and more, just about every community in Central Florida offers a light up event. More…

3. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

What’s more merry than Mickey? From snow on Main Street to a castle lighting, fireworks, parades and more, this event is sure to thrill the kiddos (if they can stay up that late)! More…

4. Dr. Phillips Center White Christmas

The Dr. Phillips Center is bringing SO many holiday events to Central Florida families. From ticketed events to free concerts and shows, check out all that Dr. Phillips has to offer this holiday season. More…

From lighted Christmas trees to Santa, you can enjoy some free holiday fun at Disney Springs Santa’s Chalet. What’s best…you can put in your name to see Santa and they’ll alert you when your time is up so you can enjoy shopping and fun while you wait. More…

Enjoy frigid temps, ice tubing, sculptures and more with Gaylord Palms ICE. Also, be sure to check out the other holiday offerings at Gaylord Palms because there is so much to do this season. More…

There are ice skating rinks popping up all over Central Florida. While Winter Park isn’t offering one this year, you can find them in Celebration, UCF, Mt. Dora and more. Take the kids to enjoy ice skating…while it lasts! More…

Enjoy snow falling from the sky every single night during the holidays in Celebration! Enjoy sounds of the season and more while your kids can enjoy the snow fall every hour on the hour from 6 PM to 9 PM. More…

There are parades throughout Central Florida. From floats and cars to boat parades, your family can enjoy some holiday fun with different parades around Central Florida. We enjoy the Winter Park parade. More…

There are now events such as SnowFest at RDV, Snow Mountain in Oviedo, and more. Let the kids play in ACTUAL SNOW this holiday season with fun-filled snow event! More…

There are so many opportunities to dine with Santa. From The Florida Mall to local church breakfasts to restaurants and hotels like Alfond Inn, your kids can enjoy some time with Old St. Nick at breakfast time. More…

Enjoy a day at the Central Florida Zoo with Santa and celebrate the holidays with your favorite zoo animals. More…

For some free holiday fun (and time with Santa), check out Bass Pro Shops Christmas Meet and Greet! More…

Enjoy ELF at the Orlando REP Theatre this December. Your kids will love this made-for-kids production of the holiday favorite film! More…

For a day trip outside of Central Florida, check out the Nights of Lights in St. Augustine, Florida. It makes for a day of fun in historic St. Augustine, but also an evening of festive fun too! More…

Freeform is offering all of your favorite holiday movies (and some recent other movies too) through November and December. Light the fire, make some hot cocoa and enjoy these movies in the comfort of your own home. More…

There are outdoor holiday movies coming up at events like Light Up UCF, but also in Downtown Orlando and in communities throughout Central Florida. Enjoy the cooler weather and bring your blankets, coolers and camping chairs too! More…

18. SeaWorld Christmas Celebration and Busch Gardens Christmas Town

Get out and check out some incredible holiday lights at SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration! We love this event each year and we know your family will too! From ice shows to Christmas lights and, of course, your favorite sea animals, check out this holiday event. More…

While we haven’t been yet, it’s on our list for this year to check out the Daytona Magic of Lights. This event has been going on for a few years and we wanted to add it to the list for you to check out too! More…

There are some fantastic holiday concert events. From free concerts in Altamonte Springs to Dr. Phillips Center and communities throughout Central Florida, get in the spirit with a concert near you. More…

Check out additional holiday holiday events coming up below:

Thu 15

November 15

Thu 15

November 15

Thu 15

November 15 @ 10:00 am5:00 pm

Thu 15

November 15 @ 11:00 am11:00 pm

Thu 15

November 15 @ 7:00 pm11:30 pm

Fri 16

November 16

Fri 16

11/16/201801/06/2019

Fri 16

November 16

https://mycentralfloridafamily.com/december-family-events/


Upcoming Events

  1. Miami/Brickell Festival of the Arts

    October 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - January 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm UTC+0
  2. Comedian Gerry Dee World Comedy Tour in Naples, Florida

    November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0
  3. Ocala Balloon Glow

    November 23 @ 5:00 pm - November 25 @ 10:00 pm UTC+0
  4. 9th Annual Shopapalooza Festival, Part 2

    November 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+0
  5. Lake Helen Christmas Parade & Santa’s Village

    November 24 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0
  6. Christmas in the Country – Lights Display, Hay Ride & Festival

    November 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+0
  7. Soul Beach: The Outdoor R&b / Jazz Concert & Comedy Show on the Water

    November 24 @ 7:30 pm - November 25 @ 1:00 am UTC+0
  8. 15th Annual X-Country Marathon, 30K, Half-Marathon & 5K

    November 25 @ 7:30 am - 2:30 pm UTC+0
  9. FREE TICKETS! Tampa Improv 11/27 Stand Up Comedy Show

    November 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC+0
  10. FL Orchestra Happy Hour Concert – Nov 28

    November 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+0

Upcoming Events

  1. Miami/Brickell Festival of the Arts

    October 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - January 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm UTC+0
  2. Comedian Gerry Dee World Comedy Tour in Naples, Florida

    November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0
  3. Ocala Balloon Glow

    November 23 @ 5:00 pm - November 25 @ 10:00 pm UTC+0
  4. 9th Annual Shopapalooza Festival, Part 2

    November 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+0
  5. Lake Helen Christmas Parade & Santa’s Village

    November 24 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0
  6. Christmas in the Country – Lights Display, Hay Ride & Festival

    November 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+0
  7. Soul Beach: The Outdoor R&b / Jazz Concert & Comedy Show on the Water

    November 24 @ 7:30 pm - November 25 @ 1:00 am UTC+0
  8. 15th Annual X-Country Marathon, 30K, Half-Marathon & 5K

    November 25 @ 7:30 am - 2:30 pm UTC+0
  9. FREE TICKETS! Tampa Improv 11/27 Stand Up Comedy Show

    November 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC+0
  10. FL Orchestra Happy Hour Concert – Nov 28

    November 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+0

Join our Fun Network

  1. Miami/Brickell Festival of the Arts

    October 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - January 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm UTC+0
  2. Comedian Gerry Dee World Comedy Tour in Naples, Florida

    November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0
  3. Ocala Balloon Glow

    November 23 @ 5:00 pm - November 25 @ 10:00 pm UTC+0
  4. 9th Annual Shopapalooza Festival, Part 2

    November 24 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC+0
  5. Lake Helen Christmas Parade & Santa’s Village

    November 24 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+0
  6. Christmas in the Country – Lights Display, Hay Ride & Festival

    November 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm UTC+0
  7. Soul Beach: The Outdoor R&b / Jazz Concert & Comedy Show on the Water

    November 24 @ 7:30 pm - November 25 @ 1:00 am UTC+0
  8. 15th Annual X-Country Marathon, 30K, Half-Marathon & 5K

    November 25 @ 7:30 am - 2:30 pm UTC+0
  9. FREE TICKETS! Tampa Improv 11/27 Stand Up Comedy Show

    November 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC+0
  10. FL Orchestra Happy Hour Concert – Nov 28

    November 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm UTC+0