Free And Cheap Things To Do In the Orlando Area This Weekend 1/25 – 1/27, 2013

Looking for something to do this weekend? How about staying in your own backyard and trying something from our list of free and cheap activities!  These things are sure to please, and won’t break the bank. Let us know what you did, and how they were!

Morse Museum Free And Cheap Things To Do In the Orlando Area This Weekend 1/25 1/27, 2013

Friday Nights at the Morse

  • Friday, January 25
  • 4 pm – 8 pm
  • The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
  • 445 N. Park Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789

In addition to complimentary admission to the galleries every Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Morse Museum features a schedule of live music, art demonstrations, and special tours on selected evenings. The Museum invites the public to take advantage of these free opportunities to see permanent exhibitions as well as gallery updates.

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Choreographed Fountain Show

  • Friday, January 25
  • 7 pm – 9 pm
  • Cranes Roost Plaza

Lights, sound, water, action! Come to Cranes Roost Park to see the beautifully choreographed fountain program with classical and current tunes for your enjoyment. The free program runs nightly except when events are held in the Plaza.

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Retro Game Night

  • Friday, January 25
  • 7 pm – midnight
  • Orange County Regional History Center
  • 65 E. Central Blvd., Orlando, FL, 32801
  • Members free, non-members $5 cash at door
  • More Info: 407-836-7010

Play games including Battleship, Candy Land, Chinese Checkers, Clue, Mystery Date, Scrabble, Twister, video games, and many more at Retro Game Night. Enjoy tunes from 105.9 Sunny FM, $1-$2 pizza, free nostalgic treats, and the cash bar. Retro attire encouraged. Call for more information.

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Gorilla Theater

  • Thursdays and Fridays
  • 9:30 p.m.
  • SAK Comedy Lab
  • CityArts Factory
  • 29 S. Orange Ave, Orlando, FL, 32801
  • More Info: 407-648-0001

Just when you thought it was safe to go to the Comedy Lab, things are about to get hairy! Four improv directors battle it out on the SAK stage for the highly coveted Gorilla trophy. The stakes are high and there’s no monkeying around as each director competes to have his/her vision reign supreme in a series of spontaneous scenes, songs and games. This is no-holds-barred improv at its finest!! Will you, our audience and judge go “bananas” for the successful scene, or demand a “forfeit” for our slips? Our fate is in your hands, as only one director can claim the gorilla as his/her own at the end of the night.

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Sanford Art Walk

  • Friday, January 25th
  • 6 pm – 9 pm
  • Downtown Sanford
  • First Street, Sanford, FL, 32771
  • More Info: 407-302-2586

Discover the most diverse Art Walk in Cental Florida. Sanford Art Walk is dedicated to promoting the arts and culture of Sanford and invites you to visit all galleries within walking distance who participate in the event. Take a stroll in downtown historic Sanford and discover all that Sanford has to offer including retail shops, restaurants, pubs, and bars.

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Cardboard Art Fest

  • Friday, January 25
  • 6 pm – midnight
  • $5 admission (pay at the door only, cash only)
  • Say It Loud Studios
  • 1121 N. Mills Ave., Orlando, FL, 32801
  • More Info: 407-898-7299

Seven artists have filled a large modern warehouse space with cardboard art hanging from the ceiling, stuck to the walls and free-standing on the ground. Opening reception with music and dancing with DJ Nigel and tons of cardboard sculptures filling up the space created by Evan Miga, Jessica Earley, Brendan O’Connor, Christie Miga, Adriaan Mol, Doug Rhodehamel, Nathan Selikoff. Wine and beer by donation.

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Cops n’ Cars for Kids

  • Saturday, January 26
  • 10 am-4 pm
  • The Oviedo Mall
  • 1700 Oviedo Marketplace Blvd Oviedo, FL 32765
  • More Info: 407 977-2400

Join the Oviedo-Winter Springs Optimist Club, the Oviedo Police Department, and the Winter Springs police Department for a full day of family fun! Car show with over 250 cars, kids activities, demonstrations, raffles, games, and so much more!

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Zora Neale Hurston Festival of the Arts and Humanities

  • Daily (January 26th through February 3rd)
  • Downtown Eatonville
  • Kennedy Blvd., Eatonville, FL, 32751
  • More Info: 407-647-3307

ZORA! Festival 2013 will mark the conclusion of a two-year celebration of Historic Eatonville’s 125th anniversary as our nation’s oldest incorporated African American municipality. Focusing on concepts of “culture,” “community,” and “heritage.” The Association to Preserve the Eatonville Community will present a broad-ranging program, including as key components the visual arts, oral history, traditional crafts, dance, film, and, of course literature.

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Blue Spring Manatee Festival

  • Saturday, January 26th 10 am – 5 pm
  • Sunday, January 27th 10 am – 5 pm
  • Valentine Park
  • 1511 W. French Ave., Orange City, FL, 32763
  • $8 adults, $2 (ages 4 – 10)
  • More Info: 386-775-9224

Head out to the Manatee Festival for continuous entertainment for the whole family! There will be an arts and crafts show with over 100 booths, kids games and face painting, music, dancing, and animal presenters! Click here for a free child’s admission coupon with every paying adult.

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Cardboard Art Fest

  • Sunday, January 27
  • 10am-11:30am for kids 7 and under
  • 12pm-1:00pm for kids 8 and above
  • 7:30pm – 12am adults
  • Say It Loud Studios
  • 1121 N. Mills Ave., Orlando, FL, 32801
  • More Info: 407-898-7299

Kids Matinee Sponsored and hosted by Kids Fringe and Mennello Museum of American Art $1 admission. Kids only! Attendees will get to (1) use cardboard to build and decorate their very own mask, hat, or wings, (2) meet the famed Dog Powered Robot and (3) get a chance to tour the entire exhibit with cardboard sculptures made by master artists.
7:30pm – 12am
Dog Powered Robot + Andy Matchett & the Minks, $5 admission (pay at the door, cash only), wine and beer by donation. Dog Powered Robot is a fantastic group of cardboard robots defending the world against evil via a robot powered by a pomeranian. Andy Matchett & the Minks is a very popular and fun musical group.

Great Clips – $6.99 Haircut Special -No Coupon Needed

Feeling Shaggy?

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Great Clips is once again offering their $6.99 Great Haircut Sale. No coupon necessary! Just walk in or check in on line to save time. So, buzz on in for a trim and take advantage of the dollars they shaved off of their prices!  Promotion runs through January 27th.

 

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Free and Cheap Things To Do in Orlando This Weekend 1/19 – 1/21, 2013

Start the year off right by enjoying your community, and saving your money while you do it! Here is the list of this weekend’s free and cheap activities going on in the Orlando area.

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Gorilla Theater

  • Thursdays and Fridays
  • 9:30 p.m.
  • SAK Comedy Lab
  • CityArts Factory
  • 29 S. Orange Ave, Orlando, FL, 32801
  • More Info: 407-648-0001

Just when you thought it was safe to go to the Comedy Lab, things are about to get hairy! Four improv directors battle it out on the SAK stage for the highly coveted Gorilla trophy. The stakes are high and there’s no monkeying around as each director competes to have his/her vision reign supreme in a series of spontaneous scenes, songs and games. This is no-holds-barred improv at its finest!! Will you, our audience and judge go “bananas” for the successful scene, or demand a “forfeit” for our slips? Our fate is in your hands, as only one director can claim the gorilla as his/her own at the end of the night.

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Choreographed Fountain Show

  • Friday, Jan. 18 – Sunday Jan. 20
  • 7 pm – 9 pm
  • Cranes Roost Plaza
  • 274 East Central Parkway, Altamonte Spgs, FL
  • Free event

Lights, sound, water, action! Come to Cranes Roost Park to see the beautifully choreographed fountain program with classical and current tunes for your enjoyment.

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Great Toy Build Off

  • Saturday, January 19th
  • 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Orange County Regional History Center
  • 65 E. Central Blvd., Orlando, FL, 32801
  • Free event
  • More Info: 407-836-7010

At the Great Toy Build Off, assemble a team or go at it alone to design and build an object of your choice in two hours, using LEGOs, Erector Sets, or Tinker Toys. Building materials will be randomly assigned on the day of the event. Structures will be scored on a 20-point maximum scale and judged for originality, creativ¬ity, resourcefulness, teamwork, and overall presentation. Overall winner, Outstanding Effort winner, and winner in each category: Family, Elementary School, Middle School, High School, and Adult. Space limited. Call for more information or to register for this free event.

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Butterflies!

  • January 19 – February 3
  • Oviedo Mall
  • 1700 Oviedo Mall Blvd
  • Oviedo, FL 32765
  • More Info: 248-885-0447

The live butterlfy house returns to Oviedo Mall! Come take a tour and interacet with over 150 of live butterflies! Let them land on your finger as you learn about their life cycle. Take home a kit and watch one grow in your own home! Butterfly House presentations are scheduled approximately every 30 minutes. Times may vary. Partial kit proceeds benefit HOPE Helps, Inc!

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Orlando Home & Garden Show

  • January 18th : noon – 8 p.m.
  • January 19th : 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • January 20th : 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Orange County Convention Center
  • 9800 International Drive, Orlando, FL, 32819
  • $8 adults, $5 seniors and retired military, free active military and ages 16 or younger
  • More Info: 407-685-9800 (Phone)

Don’t miss your opportunity to turn your home and garden dreams into reality! The entire Orange County Convention Center will be completely transformed, for one weekend only, into a Home and Garden Extravaganza. From the front door to the backyard you’ll find it all at the Annual Orlando Home & Garden Show. Click here to find schedules and buy tickets.

 

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Antique Telephone/Insulator Show and Sale

  • Saturday, January 19th
  • 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Maitland Civic Center
  • 641 S. Maitland Ave., Maitland, FL, 32751
  • Free event
  • More Info: 407-365-4686

The Art & History Museums, Maitland, antique-telephone and insulator show features collectors exhibiting rare and historic telephones and insulators of all sizes and colors. Memorabilia also will be on display. The public is asked to bring antique telephones to sell and trade. Restored working telephones will be for sale. Admission and parking are free. The A&H operates the Early Telephone Museum two blocks from the civic center. The museum contains artifacts that chronicle the history of telephone service in the Maitland area from the early 1900s to the present. The museum will be open and tours will be given throughout the day.

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Otronicon

  • January 18 – 19 : 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • January 20 -21 : 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Orlando Science Center
  • 777 E. Princeton St, Orlando, FL, 32803
  • $27 adults, $20 ages 3-11
  • More Info: 407-514-2000

A four-day event, Otronicon is a celebration of interactive technology using video games to demonstrate the future of how we live, learn, work and play. The event features: Larger-than-life video game experiences, state-of-the-art medical and military simulators, Game design workshops taught by industry pros, and so much more! Whether you’re a video game fan or just wondered what it is your kids are doing in front of that computer, there’s something for everyone at Otronicon, Orlando’s biggest interactive technology expo!

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Central Florida Scottish Highland Games

  • Saturday, January 19 – 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Sunday, January 20 – 8:45 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Central Winds Park
  • 1000 E. State Road 434, Winter Springs, FL, 32708
  • adult admission $12-$17 advance, $15-$20 at the gate, $10 students, $5 ages 6-11

Come out to cheer the athletes tossing rocks and trees. Watch dancers and listen to bands. Dance to the olde tribal rhythms. Meet distant kin in Clan Row. See how far you can carry a boulder. Click here to buy tickets and get a schedule of events.

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Unity Heritage Festival

  • January 20 : 1 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • January 21 : 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Shady Park
  • 721 W. New England Ave, Winter Park, FL, 32789
  • Free Event
  • More Info: 407-599-3275

Residents and local businesses will come together to celebrate the City of Winter Park’s 11th annual Unity Heritage Festival on Sunday and Monday. The annual festival will promote family history and raise funds for the Educational Fulfillment Fund for local economically disadvantaged youth. Activities will include children’s games, food and retail vendors, entertainment by various gospel artists, and the presentation of the annual Heritage Award.

Get 10 Free Trees with $10 Donation to Arbor Day Foundation

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Free Trees? Sounds good to me!

Join the Arbor Day Foundation for only $10, and they will give you 10 free trees. You can choose between 10 free Live Oak trees, Bald Cypresses or 5 flowering Crepe-myrtle trees.

Your $10 membership, which lasts for 6 months, includes a 33% discount on more than 100 ornamentals, fruit, evergreens, shade and flowering trees and shrubs. It also includes a free subscription to their colorful bimonthly newsletter. Arbor Day is a gardener’s handbook and tree information guide in one.

The free 6- to 12-inch-tall trees will be shipped between February 1 and April 30 along with planting instructions. The Arbor Day foundation guarantees they’ll grow or they will be replaced.

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This offer ends on January 31st, so head on over to ArborDay.org to join.

Teacher Hero Day – Free Entree At Tijuana Flats For Teachers 12/27

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To show their support of all the teachers who give so much of themselves to the children they teach, sometimes even their lives, Tijuana Flats has decided they would like to give a little something back. They have deemed December 27th Teacher Hero Day, and will be giving all teachers a free entree, all day long, no purchase necessary. This year will be the inaugural year of this annual holiday.

In their own words:

“This is one small way we can say “thank you” for the non-stop dedication, commitment, courage, and love teachers give to children and young adults on a daily basis.  This event will allow us to be reminded, annually, just how important teachers are—and have always been—in shaping the lives of all of us.”

I think we can all agree.

Free and Cheap Things To Do This Weekend In Orlando 12/21 – 12/23, 2012

Are you all finished with your shopping, wrapping and decorating? Good for you! You deserve to go out this weekend and have a good time while the rest of us keep plugging along.  Go out and enjoy one of these easy on the budget activities!

 

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Friday Night Live

  • Friday, December 21
  • 7 pm – 9 pm
  • Eddie Rose Amphitheater
  • Uptown Altamonte

Head out to Cranes Roost Park and enjoy great live entertainment in a beautiful outdoor setting. Friday Night Live is a free concert series, open to the public, which showcases top local artists who perform Jazz, Pop, Big Band and Contemporary music on a weekly basis. Don’t miss Cornucopia’s Holiday Show!

 

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The Nativity Story

  • Saturday, December 22nd
  • 11 am and 12:30 pm
  • Pinocchio’s Marionette Theater
  • 451 E. Altamonte Drive, Altamonte Springs, FL, 32701
  • $10 adults, $8 ages 11 and younger
  • More Info: 407-834-8757

Pinocchio’s is proud and honored to once again be able to present to Central Florida audiences this extraordinary story of the First Christmas as conceived and produced by Jane Henson and her daughter Heather Henson. Based on the Biblically-inspired medieval Mystery Plays of England and Europe, “The Nativity Story” features live Renaissance music from The Olde Noyse Players and puppets from the Jim Henson Workshop in New York as well as local artist David Jordan of IBEX Puppetry.

 

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Food Truck Fiesta

  • Saturday, December 22
  • 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
  • Fleet Peeple Park
  • 2000 South Lakemont Ave, Winter Park
  • More Info: 407-296-5882

Come out to the Food Truck Fiesta for live music and great food. This is a fun, pet-friendly, family event that occurs every 4th Saturday of the month.

 

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Light Up UCF

  • Daily (ends January 6th)
  • UCF Arena
  • Building 50 N. Gemini Blvd., Orlando, FL, 32826
  • Free entry, skating and ride prices vary
  • More Info: 407-823-6006

Pretend that you’re in Rockerfeller Center with Light up UCF and enjoy the only outdoor skating rink in Orlando, holiday movies, music and a world-class holiday light show.

Pricier Weekend Activities:

 

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Dickens By Candlelight: A Christmas Carol

  • Dec. 20 – 21, 7:30 pm
  • Dec. 22, 4 pm, 7:30 pm
  • Dec. 23, 4 pm
  • Tickets $35, Group rates available
  • Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center at Lake Ivanhoe
  • (where the Orlando Ballet is in residence)
  • 1111 North Orange Avenue Orlando, Florida 32804
  • Phone: 407-222-7669

DICKENS BY CANDLELIGHT, having been performed since 1997 at locations such as the Dr. Phillips Victorian Mansion, the Whispering Heaven Tea Room, or even in private homes is finding its home in the hauntingly cavernous Dr. Phillips Center on Lake Ivanhoe again this year. This production has become a holiday tradition in Central Florida as a three-person, interactive show providing theater-goers with a delightfully unique opportunity to experience A Christmas Carol the way it was intended to be told: as a Ghost Story.

 

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Orlando Science Center: Handbell Ensembles

  • Saturday, Dec 22 – Sunday, Dec. 23
  • 2:00 pm
  • 777 E. Princeton Street Orlando, Florida 32803
  • $27 for adults and $20 for youth (ages 3-11) includes full day admission to Science Center
  • More Info: 407.514.2000

Performing your favorite holiday hits are the Magic of Bronze and the Epiphany Bell Ringers. These handbell ensembles are sure to get folks in a jolly mood.

 

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Ice! at Gaylord Palms featuring DreamWorks’ Merry Madagascar

  • Daily (ends January 1st)
  • Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
  • 6000 W. Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee, FL, 34746
  • More Info: 407-586-2000
  • $13.99-$27.99

Holiday ice sculpture and snow village showcase with ice slides and themed tributes to DreamWorks’ Animation TV classic “Merry Madagascar.”

Free Admission to UCF-Stetson Basketball Game 12-20-12

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The UCF Knights and Allstate are giving a free ticket to tonight’s (12-20-12) men’s basketball game against Stetson!

  • To get your FREE ticket, simply bring a canned food item with you to donate
  • Game starts at 7 pm

Go Knights!

Free Coffee Week At RaceTrac

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RaceTrac believes they have great coffee, and to prove it, they are offering a free cup of coffee to all of their customers all day, every day,  through December 23rd. No purchase necessary.

While you’re at it, use this coupon for a free hot breakfast sandwich!

Thanks RaceTrac!

Krispy Kreme Day of Dozens BOGO Coupon – Today Only 12/12/12

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Celebrate Krispy Kreme’s Day of Dozens with a free dozen original glazed doughnuts when you purchase a dozen original glazed doughnuts! You must print this coupon and bring it in with you to redeem this sweet treat! Valid today only, 12/12/12.

Free and Cheap Things To Do This Weekend In Orlando 12/7 – 12/9, 2012

The weekend is almost here….can you feel it? If you are still looking for something to do, how about trying out one of these local events? They are all either free or low cost, and I’m sure one of them will be just what you’re looking for!

 

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Friday Nights at the Morse

  • Friday, December 7
  • 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM
  • Free Event
  • The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
  • 445 N. Park Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789

In addition to complimentary admission to the galleries every Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Museum features a schedule of live music, art demonstrations, and special tours on selected evenings. The Museum invites the public to take advantage of these free opportunities to see permanent exhibitions as well as gallery updates. Live music is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

 

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Friday Night Live

  • Friday, December 7
  • 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Eddie Rose Ampitheater
  • Uptown Altamonte, Altamonte Springs, Fl
  • Free Event

Come out to Cranes Roost Park and enjoy great live entertainment in a beautiful outdoor setting. Friday Night Live is a free concert series, open to the public, which showcases top local artists who perform Jazz, Pop, Big Band and Contemporary music on a weekly basis. This week’s featured artist is The Fam Band playing holiday standards.

 

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9th annual Winter Park Boat Parade & Festival of Lights

  • Saturday, December 08
  • 6:00 PM
  • Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens
  • 633 Osceola Avenue, Winter Park Fl
  • Free Event

Join in for the annual Winter Park Boat Parade & Festival of Lights! This fun, community-wide water parade will feature holiday-themed and lighted boats gliding along the shorelines of lakes Virginia and Osceola. The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens will host pre-parade activities including a water ski show at Rollins College at 3:30 p.m. The museum also hosts the official judging station for the Parade and will have music, food, wine and parking beginning at 4 p.m.

 

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Oviedo/Winter Springs Annual Holiday Parade

  • Saturay, December 8
  • 4:00 pm
  • Oviedo Mall

Enjoy the beautiful sounds of the Metropolitan Area Youth Symphony starting at 3:15, and a real snow mountain after the parade! Participants will enjoy sled rides down the mountain, carnival games, bounce houses, pictures with Santa, and much more. Event goes until 9 pm.

 

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Localcopia

  • Saturday, December 8
  • 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
  • The Acre
  • 4421 Edgewater Drive, Orlando, FL, 32804

Localcopia 2012 is going to be an amazing market of crafts, artists, goods and services by our community. Save the date to create a unique holiday shopping experience while enjoying the best in local food, local tunes, and local brews!

 

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Movie Night on the Lawn

  • Saturday, December 8
  • 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Orangewood Presbyterian Church
  • 1300 W. Maitland Blvd, Maitland, FL, 32751
  • Free Event

Kids of all ages will enjoy a family-friendly night out as Orangewood Church and School in Maitland presents a free screening of Polar Express at 7pm with pre-show entertainment starting at 6:30pm. Everyone is invited to bring chairs and blankets to enjoy an outdoor evening at the movies! Admission, popcorn and parking are FREE. Concessions will be available for purchase.

 

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Parade of Lights

  • Saturday, December 8
  • 6:00 pm
  • Downtown Sanford
  • First Street, Sanford, FL, 32771
  • Free Event

Celebrate the holiday season as illuminated floats light up the night during Sanford’s annual illuminated Christmas parade.

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Family Day At Mennello Museum of American Art

  • Sunday, December 9
  • Noon – 4:30
  • Mennello Museum of American Art
  • 900 E. Princeton St, Orlando, FL, 32803
  • Free Event

Enjoy the day at the museum with free admission, family arts activities, workshops and tours.

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Chanukah in the Park

  • Sunday, December 9
  • 5:00 pm
  • Central Park
  • Park Avenue, Winter Park, FL, 32789
  • Free Event

Experience Chanukah in the Park in Central Park. The holiday event will include live music and activities.