Central Florida Events
A Celebration of Harry Potter™January 26-28, 2018
Be a part of this magical 3-day event presented by Warner Bros. and Universal Orlando Resort™. Catch film talent Q&A sessions featuring Stanislav Yanevski (Viktor Krum), James Phelps (Fred Weasley), Oliver Phelps (George Weasley) and more.
You can also enjoy special panels, demonstrations and new surprises. Plus, you can explore The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ – Hogsmeade™ at Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ and Diagon Alley™ at Universal Studios Florida™. It’s an unforgettable experience where the magic of Harry Potter™ continues, and it’s only at Universal Orlando Resort.
Disney’s The Lion KingFebruary 14 – March 11, 2018
Experience the beloved Broadway spectacular, Disney’s The Lion King, in Orlando. Recipient of multiple Tony Awards, the show features vibrant visuals, extraordinary choreography, and a sweeping score. Tickets are available to the general public beginning December 8th.
Florida Citrus BowlJanuary 1, 2018
Ring in the New Year with a riveting football game. Cheer on as the LSU Tigers and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish go head to head. The Citrus Bowl began in 1947 as the Tangerine Bowl and has become one of the most popular collegiate bowl games in the country. Since 1993 the bowl hosted top Big Ten and SEC teams.
Florida Citrus ParadeDecember 30, 2018
Participate in an annual Florida tradition as you prepare for 2018. The Florida Citrus Parade features spectacular floats made from citrus fruits as well as high school and college marching bands from across the nation. Grandstand seating is located at Lake Eola Park and requires tickets, however, curbside seating is free.
Connect with Nature Day at Harry P. Leu GardensJanuary 27, 2018
Enjoy a family-friendly outing surrounded by nature at the Harry P. Leu gardens. Special programming for Connect with Nature Day includes hands on activities, crafts, and an insect zoo. Afterwards, take a walk through the gardens to enjoy life size LEGO sculptures by artist Sean Kenney, which will be on display from January 6 – April 22.
Star-Studded Evenings at Orlando Science CenterFridays and Saturdays through February 24, 2018
Ponder the wonders of the universe, then enjoy a Hollywood movie at the Orlando Science Center. The observatory staff will guide you as you use a 10” Byers refracting telescope as well as 8” and 10” reflecting telescopes to study the night sky. Afterward, catch a movie in the Digital Adventure Theater. Check the schedule to find out what will be showing on the night of your visit.
Christmas BuffetTwinkling lights and holiday cheer Dine with family, whom you hold so dear Make meaningful memories this special day and join us for a bountiful Christmas buffet.
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SeaWorld’s Christmas CelebrationNovember 24 – December 31, select nights only
Celebrate the holidays with the whole family at SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration. Meet Santa and Rudolph, then enjoy a live nativity or an ice skating show. The youngest members of the family will love the festive celebration with Elmo and friends. After dark, stroll through a wonderland of decorated holiday trees while enjoying your favorite seasonal tunes.
Christmas Bricktacular at LEGOLAND®December 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-25, 2017
Start the holiday season with the Christmas Bricktacular at LEGOLAND®. Pose for photos with a life-size Santa, sleigh, and reindeer, all made from thousands of LEGO bricks. You’ll also get to meet LEGO Santa and LEGO Toy Soldier while enjoying a synchronized light show on a holiday tree made entirely from LEGOS.
Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort™Put a little mischief in your merry when Universal Orlando Resort™ takes the holiday season to new heights with an all-new lineup of festivities in our parks and beyond.
Experience Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ as Hogsmeade™ and Diagon Alley™ are transformed with wondrous spirit. Watch the live retelling of Dr. Seuss’s classic holiday tale starring The Grinch™ as the Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular returns. Merry and Mayhem combine as the Minions join Santa Claus in the all-new Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s.
The NutcrackerDecember 16 – 17
Considered “one of the top five performances in the nation” Central Florida Ballet’s The Nutcracker is a beloved holiday tradition. Featuring surprises such as aerial arts and pyrotechnic special effects, this show dazzles and delights and is sure to leave you with visions of sugar plums dancing in your head all season long.
Now Snowing at CelebrationNovember 25 – December 31
Central Florida’s weather calls for sunshine and snowflakes. Enjoy nightly snowfalls at 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, and 9:00 p.m. in the picturesque town of Celebration, along with carriage rides, photos with Santa, and the Charles Dickens Carolers. To add to the winter fun, a Radio Disney concert will take place on December 9th as well as a “Countdown to Christmas” on December 16th.
Turkey Trot 5kNovember 23, 2017
Participate in a local Thanksgiving tradition. The Turkey Trot welcomes runners, joggers, and walkers of all ages. In addition to the 5k there is a costume contest and a special Tot Trot for kids. All proceeds support Meals on Wheels and other programs that support local seniors.
Winter in the Park: Ice SkatingNovember 18 – January 8, 2018
Glide and twirl across the ice while enjoying the mild weather. This outdoor ice skating rink brings the magic of this snowy season to Orlando and is fun for all ages. All day general admission includes the price of rental skates.
Orlando Soccer Team Schedule
Location: Orlando City Stadium
Address: 655 W Church St, Orlando, FL 32805
Star Tours – The Adventures ContinueMake the jump to hyperspace—and to a new destination from Star Wars: The Force Awakens—during a 3D, motion-simulated space flight. During your voyage, interact with many of the otherworldly characters and places made famous in the Star Wars saga. Hold on tight as you exit hyperspace to find yourself in the middle of a furious starship battle above Coruscant. Plunge into the oceans of Naboo and avoid the clutches of monstrous fish. Retreat inside the dreaded Death Star to escape Darth Vader before doing battle with Boba Fett. Plus, you’ll visit an all-new location from Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Location: Echo Lake – Disney’s Hollywood Studios® This attraction has FastPass+
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Season of the ForceA Galaxy Far, Far Away…Now at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® Discover new and updated Star Wars experiences that bring you closer to the epic saga than ever before. The blockbuster Star Wars movies transport viewers to a galaxy far, far away—and you can visit that galaxy at Walt Disney World® Resort! Embark on Star Wars adventures, visit Star Wars locations, meet Star Wars characters, view Star Wars movie props and shop for Star Wars merchandise. It’s all here for you to explore alongside your favorite Star Wars fans! Star Wars Launch Bay – Explore immersive special exhibits and get a peek of what’s to come in the new movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Discover sights, sounds and surprises that are sure to delight any Star Wars fan. Get an up-close look at replica props, models, costumes and artifacts from the Star Wars films and watch a behind-the-scenes video about how a new generation of filmmakers is crafting the future of the saga. Encounter Han Solo’s trusty sidekick, Chewbacca, for a furry photo and—if you’re brave enough—come face-to-face and encounter the dark warrior, Kylo Ren, on the bridge of his First Order Star Destroyer! Plus, join the Star Wars action when you play the latest version of the popular Disney Infinity video game—Disney Infinity 3.0 Edition—which features an exclusive Toy Box built just for Star Wars Launch Bay. Location: Animation Courtyard
LEGO Imagination Centerat downtown Disney Marketplace is 4,400-square feet of fun. Guarded by friendly dinosaurs and a huge sea serpent made of LEGO bricks, this play area lets kids explore their creativity by building with colorful bricks, and it’s all free.
Disney’s Boardwalkfeatures free, live street entertainment in the evenings, including comedians, jazz ensembles and fire shows.
Sporting ScheduleOrlando Magic
Orlando City Soccer
Orlando Solar Bears
ESPN Wide World of Sports
Osceola Heritage Park & Silver Spurs Arena