Holidays

12 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in Winter Garden

Winter Garden is a romantic date night destination any time of year. But it’s especially charming during the holidays when the city is aglow with twinkling lights and ripe with holiday festivities for celebrating the season. From embarking on a…

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Photos: Epcot’s International Festival of the Holidays

There is no shortage of ways to celebrate the holiday season at Disney World, and each park–including Epcot–has its own offerings for you to enjoy. Recently, Disney invited us to experience the magic of Epcot’s International Festival of the Holidays….

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Top 8 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays at Disney World

More people visit Disney World during the holidays than any other time of year and for good reason. Disney has made it their business to offer an incredible amount of unique and magical ways to celebrate the holidays and this…

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60+ Festive and Free Holiday Events in Orlando

Our annual list of the best free holiday events in Orlando! 2018 has flown by and the holiday season has nearly arrived. You and your honey may be in a panic realizing that the year is wrapping up and the…

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Easter Happenings at Universal Orlando Resort Hotels

Celebrate Easter’s delicious side at one of four Universal Orlando Resort hotels hosting epicurean happenings this Sunday, April 1st. Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort and Loews Sapphire Falls Resort each welcome guests for chef-inspired Easter buffets…

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Merry and Bright Downtown Orlando Holiday Cocktail Crawl

Looking for a festive way to celebrate the holidays that also involves a bit of responsible imbibing? Several downtown Orlando bars have been made over into holiday wonderlands, complete with twinkling holiday lights and seasonally inspired concoctions. After one of…

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100+ Things to do for New Year’s Eve in Orlando 2018

Our annual guide to New Year’s Eve in Orlando It’s nearly New Year’s Eve in Orlando! Time for the ultimate date night. Here are some of Central Florida’s best ways to say farewell to 2017 and hello to 2018. *NOTE* this New Year’s…

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

It may not feel like Christmas, but with twinkling lights and holiday decorations on display all throughout the city, it’s certainly beginning to look a lot like Christmas. While we totally support spending the holiday season planted firmly under the…

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Sounds of the Season Concert Series Debuts at Gaylord Palms

Along with ICE!, snow tubing, live Cirque Dreams shows and more this year, Christmas at Gaylord Palms will host the Sounds of the Season Concert Series, featuring a cappella concerts from the Orlando Gay Chorus and local group Voctave, along…

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27 Things to Do This Thanksgiving Weekend in Orlando

It’s turkey time! Thanksgiving week is the perfect time to slow down, unwind, and cherish time with your loved ones. While Thursday is all about connection and bonding over great food, the long weekend is another opportunity to explore and connect….

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58 Free & Festive Holiday Events in Orlando

**This list is for 2016 events. View our updated guide to free & festive holiday events in Orlando for 2018 here. Our annual list of the best free holiday events in Orlando! The most wonderful time of year is upon…

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Join Gaylord Palms in Breaking Guinness World Record for Biggest Mistletoe Kiss

Be one of hundreds of couples breaking the world record for most couples kissing under mistletoe.  Gaylord Palms Resort will welcome couples to celebrate love and the spirit of the season during its Kiss-Story in the Making special event on December…

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Festival of Trees Ugly Sweater Date Night at OMA November 17

There’s a fun new event for couples happening this year during the 31st annual Festival of Trees. On Friday, November 17, couples are invited to the Orlando Museum of Art for a special Ugly Holiday Sweater Date Night presented by…

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Grande Lakes Gobbler 5k and More Thanksgiving Fun Runs in Orlando

The holidays are just around the corner, as is the arrival of cooler temperatures, more family time, and comfort food so good nobody will blame you for abandoning your diet for the next two months. Before you enter into a…

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100 Things to do for New Year’s Eve in Orlando 2018

**Updated December 29, 2017** Our annual guide to New Year’s Eve in Orlando It’s nearly New Year’s Eve in Orlando! Time for the ultimate date night. Here are some of Central Florida’s best ways to say farewell to 2017 and hello to…

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5 Awesome Itineraries for Celebrating the Holidays in Orlando

With temperatures still hovering in the 70s, it’s no surprise Orlandoans may have a bit of trouble getting into the holiday spirit. Luckily, Central Florida knows how to celebrate — and decorate — with a slue of Christmas events and…

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Orlando Gift Guide: 30 Local Holiday Gifts for Your Love

UPDATED for 2017 Shop local this holiday season and wow your love with something he/she will truly treasure!  Santa’s elves ─ in the form of Orlando Date Night Guide ─ have shopped locally to present this holly jolly filled gift…

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Where to Find Orlando’s Best Holiday Lights

UPDATED for 2018 It’s the holiday season in Orlando, which means break out the eggnog, Christmas movies and festive tunes. It’s also a great time of year to be outside enjoying the area’s holiday lights and decor. Here’s a guide…

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Candlelight Processional: Tips and Pics

UPDATED November 2017 Considered by many Central Floridians as the quintessential holiday experience of the season, the Candlelight Processional at Disney’s Epcot returns this year for a five-week run from November 24 – December 30, 2017. Every few nights, a…

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Guide to Holiday Ice Skating in Central Florida

UPDATED December 2018 No matter where you live in the United States, gliding across the ice on a pair of skates is a glorious winter pastime. Nowhere is that more true that in Central Florida, where the contrast between the…

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5 Reasons to Visit New Smyrna Beach this Holiday Season

There’s something special about a small town during Christmas, and New Smyrna Beach is no exception. Below we have rounded up five reasons to come celebrate the holidays in New Smyrna. So grab a cup of hot chocolate and start…

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10 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays at Grande Lakes Orlando

Join in the holiday celebrations at Grande Lakes Orlando where The Ritz-Carlton Orlando and JW Marriott Orlando are hosting a slew of holiday events, activities and dinners designed to feed your festive soul.  EVENTS Tree Lighting Ceremony Friday, December 2,…

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ICE! is Back at Gaylord Palms… and it’s Better Than Ever!

Christmas at Gaylord Palms kicked off this past weekend with a slew of festive experiences and attractions designed to celebrate the holiday season from November 18, 2016 – January 1, 2017. Besides a new ICE! theme (welcome to Orlando, Charlie Brown!),…

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50 Free & Festive Holiday Events in Orlando

**This list is for 2016 events. View our updated guide to free & festive holiday events in Orlando for 2018 here. Plenty of free and fun holiday events abound in Orlando in the coming weeks. Enjoy a festive date night…

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Holiday Festivities at Grande Lakes Orlando

With its sprawling, 500-acre resort filled with more than a dozen restaurants and bars, it’s no surprise that Orlando’s Grande Lakes Resort is bursting at the seams with holidays offerings for both Christmas and New Year’s Eve. Here’s a peek…

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50 Things to do for New Year’s Eve in Orlando 2018

**Updated December 29, 2017** Our annual guide to New Year’s Eve in Orlando It’s nearly New Year’s Eve in Orlando! Time for the ultimate date night. Here are some of Central Florida’s best ways to say farewell to 2017 and hello to…

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10 Things to do During Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Christmas has descended on Gaylord Palms, transforming the resort into a holiday hub from November 24, 2015 through January 3, 2016. Two million sparkling holiday lights now dot the inside of Gaylord’s spectacular 4.5-acre atrium. 2 millions pounds of ice have been carved…

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16 Under $25 Things to Do This Thanksgiving Weekend in Orlando

It’s turkey time and while Thursday is devoted to doing some serious eating and football watching, the rest of the weekend is wide open. So, for those looking for some ideas on ways to spend quality time with that special…

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65 Free and Festive Holiday Date Night Ideas in Orlando

UPDATED FOR 2017 Our annual list of the best free holiday events in Orlando! The most wonderful time of year is upon us and Orlando shines during the holidays. There’s a lot to do, and it can be overwhelming. The…

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Our Holiday Date Night Gift Guide

Do we all really need more stuff?? I have a hunch that many of the couples on your list would love an experience over a thing. So, consider giving them a date night gift, one that sends them out on the…

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