37 Orlando Events Now Through January 1

Orlando events through January 1

Enjoy FREE holiday movies, a holiday sushi class, romantic holiday events, hockey and basketball games, and 100+ New Year’s Eve celebrations with your date during this most wonderful time of year! Here are some of the best Orlando events happening now through January 1, 2018. 

Winter Wonderland at Wekiva
Now through December 30 (closed Christmas day)
Wekiva Island
Free outdoor movies on select nights, snow falling nightly starting at 6pm

Candlelight Processional
Now thru December 30 (Select dates)
Epcot Theme Park, America Gardens Theatre
Included in Epcot admission

Epcot’s 2017 International Festival of the Holidays
Now through December 30
Included in Epcot admission

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
Now through December 30
Orlando Shakespeare Theater
$25 and up

Now Snowing!
EVERY Night thru December 31
Snow falls at 6, 7, 8 and 9pm
Celebration Town Center
FREE Admission (Other activities, such as ice skating and carriage rides, available for a fee)

Light Up UCF
Now thru December 31
CFE Arena, UCF
FREE Admission (Ice Skating is only $12!)

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Eola Wonderland Christmas Tree Show
EVERY Night now thru January 6 beginning at 5:45pm
Lake Eola Park
FREE Admission

Winter in the Park
Now through January 7
Central Park West Meadow
$13 Ice Skating!

ICE! featuring Christmas Around the World
Nov through January 7
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

Star-Studded Evenings
Friday and Saturday nights through February 24
Orlando Science Center

Titanic Gala Dinner
Friday and Saturday evenings at 6:30pm
Titanic: the Artifact Exhibition

Gingerbread School
December 20-23
The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
$195 per family

Orlando Ballet Presents The Nutcracker
December 21-24
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
$19 and up

Get Your Jazz On!
Friday, December 22, 6:30-9:30pm
The Alfond Inn
$50 – $65

Get Your Jazz On; The Alfond Inn

Holiday Friday Nights: Beautiful Music Three Flutes Only
Friday, December 22, 5-8pm
Morse Museum
FREE Admission

Light Up UCF Free Movie Night! – Dr. Suess’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Friday, December 22, 7-9pm & 9:30-11pm
CFE Arena
FREE Admission

Holiday Movies in the Park: The Nightmare Before Christmas
Friday, December 22, 7-10pm
Walt Disney Amphitheatre at Lake Eola Park
FREE Admission

Orlando SantaPalooza 2017 Bar Crawl
Friday, December 22, 8pm-1am
Wall St Plaza
$19.99 and up

Light Up UCF Free Movie Night! – Elf
Saturday, December 23, 7-9pm & 9:30-11pm
CFE Arena
FREE Admission

Orlando Solar Bears vs Norfolk Admirals
Saturday, December 23, 7pm
Amway Center
$12.25 and up

Orlando Solar Bears Hockey

Feast of the Seven Fishes
Sunday, December 24, 6:30-9:30pm
Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen & Bar

Christmas at Taverna Opa!
December 24 & 25
Taverna Opa

Christmas at Tapa Toro!
December 24 & 25, 11am-11pm
Tapa Toro

Rosen Shingle Creek’s Christmas Day Buffet
Sunday, December 25, 11:30am-8pm
Rosen Shingle Creek
$68.95 (Florida residents get 25% off! Reservations STRONGLY recommend: 407-996-3663)

The Office Christmas Party Trivia Night
Tuesday, December 26, 8:30-10:30pm
Player 1 Video Game Bar
FREE Admission

Orlando Solar Bears vs Jacksonville Icemen
Wednesday, December 27, 7pm
Amway Center
$12.25 and up

Jim Gaffigan: Noble Ape Tour
Wednesday, December 27, 7:30-10:30pm
CFE Arena
$32.75 and up

Holiday Friday Nights: Beautiful Music Jazz Trio
Friday, December 29, 5-8pm
Morse Museum
FREE Admission

December Critical Blast! Community Bike Ride with Orlando Critical Mass
Friday, December 29, 5:30pm
Orlando Loch Haven Park

Light Up UCF Free Movie Night! – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Friday, December 29, 7-9pm & 9:30-11pm
CFE Arena
FREE Admission

Orlando Solar Bears vs Florida Everblades
Friday, December 29, 7pm
Amway Center
$12.25 and up

Florida Citrus Parade
Saturday, December 30, 11am-12pm
Downtown Orlando
FREE Admission (Grandstand seating tickets available for $28)

Holiday Sushi Class 101
Saturday, December 30, 11:30am-1:30pm
Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi
$50 – $60

An Evening of Magic Dinner Show
Saturday, December 30, 7-9:30pm
Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster

Wine, Cheese & Chocolate: Best of 2017!
Saturday, December 30 7-9pm
Quantum Leap Winery

Light Up UCF Free Movie Night! – Frozen
Saturday, December 30, 7-9pm & 9:30-11pm
CFE Arena
FREE Admission

Orlando Magic vs Miami Heat
Saturday, December 30, 7pm
Amway Center
$41 and up

New Year’s Eve Events

100+ Things To Do For New Year’s Eve in Orlando

And don’t forget these holiday ideas:

Holiday Bucket List: 22 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in Orlando

58 Free and Festive Holiday Events in Orlando

Merry & Bright DIY Downtown Orlando Holiday Cocktail Crawl

Where to Find Orlando’s Best Holiday Lights

Guide to Holiday Ice Skating in Central Florida

Candlelight Processional: Tips and Pics

5 Awesome Itineraries for Celebrating the Holidays


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