Can you believe next week is Thanksgiving? You know what that means! It’s that time of year when we fill our bellies and empty our wallets! If you are looking for something to do this weekend that will help stretch your dollars through the holiday season, take a look at our list of free and cheap activities!
Light Up UCF
- Daily through Jan. 6th
- free entry, skating and ride prices vary
- UCF Arena
- Building 50 N. Gemini Blvd. Orlando, FL, 32826
- 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.
DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts
- November 17th : 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- November 18th : 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Downtown DeLand
- Woodland Blvd., DeLand, FL, 32724
- More Info 386-738-5705
Woodland Boulevard blossoms into an artist’s garden of color every November, as DeLand, Florida hosts the Annual DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts. Over 180 National Artists will display and sell their art work in the historic downtown shopping district, just in time for holiday gift-giving.
Juried fine art show with live entertainment and events.
Winter Park Harvest Festival
- November 17th
- 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Central Park
- Park Avenue Winter Park, FL, 32789
The Harvest Festival is a day long event focused on connecting the Grass-Roots with the Deep-Roots of our local food shed by celebrating our Farmers, Gardeners, Chefs, and Non-profits. Come enjoy a producer only Farmers market, DIY workshops and cooking demonstrations, mobile community garden, and kids activities all to some foot stomping tunes!
Brouhaha Film & Video Showcase
- November 17th : 11 a.m.
- November 17th : 1:15 p.m.
- November 18th : 11 a.m.
- November 18th : 1:15 p.m.
- Enzian Theater
- 1300 S. Orlando Ave. Maitland, FL, 32751
- $5 per shorts program/ $10 showcase pass
Brouhaha has quietly grown to become one of the premier outlets for locally produced films and videos, the best work from film schools statewide, and a fun-filled gathering for lovers of independent film.
Art, Craft & Wine Festival
- November 17th : 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
- November 18th : 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- Cranes Roost Park
- 275 Cranes Roost Blvd, Altamonte Springs, FL, 32701
- More Info: 407-781-9972
- free ($15 advance, $20 at the gate for wine stroll)
This Art, Craft & Wine festival features 100 talented artists and crafters offering original and unique items. Setting this event apart from other art and craft shows is the special Wine Stroll taking place both days.As you stroll through the Festival you will find tents throughout offering many different wines to taste. Each tent features unique wines giving you the opportunity to sample a wide variety. When you find your favorite wine, you will be able to purchase the bottle!
Longwood Arts & Crafts Festival
- November 17th : 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
- November 18th : 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Longwood Historic District
- Church and Warren avenues , Longwood , FL ,
- More Info: 407-331-7354
Head to historic downtown Longwood for the Arts and Crafts Festival. Visit the many crafters and vendors and enjoy the live entertainment.
Family Days at the Museum
- November 17th
- 1 p.m.
- Historic Waterhouse Residence and Carpentry Shop Museum
- 820 Lake Lily Drive, Maitland, FL, 32751
- More Info: 407-644-2451
Spend quality family time together at the Art and History Museum! Each month we feature a unique opportunity to learn about art and history in an entertaining way that families are sure to enjoy. Activities are held in a new location each month to provide a diverse educational experience. Activities are designed to run about 45 minutes in length and families are encouraged to stay as long as they would like and enjoy the A&H museums. Learn about this month’s activity here.
Movies on The Lawn
- November 17th
- 7:00 p.m. (pre-show entertainment at 6:30 pm)
- Orangewood Church
- 1300 W. Maitland Blvd. Maitland, FL 32751
Kids of all ages will enjoy a family-friendly night out as Orangewood Church and School in Maitland presents a free “Movies and Popcorn on the Lawn” event at 7pm with pre-show entertainment starting at 6:30pm. We will be watching Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted. 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. (Alcoholic beverages not permitted. In the event of inclement weather, movie will be cancelled.)