Holidays

25 Cheap and Free New Year’s Eve Parties in Orlando

When it comes to New Year’s Eve entertainment, there are typically only two choices: drop a few hundred dollars at an over-the-top extravaganza or watch the ball drop in your pajamas at home. But that’s not the case in Orlando!…

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10 Romantic Holiday Events in Winter Garden to Celebrate the Season

SPONSORED – With its quaint brick-lined streets, local eateries and boutiques, and paved pathways, Winter Garden is one of our favorite locales for date night. This year is looking especially merry with hundreds of twinkling lights and a large Christmas…

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24 Days of Holly Jolly Joy

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Celebrate the holidays in Orlando with our list of joyful activities to partake in together every single day from December 1 – 24. December 1: Insta-worthy photos with Santa Feel like kids…

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20+ Relaxing Things to Do Thanksgiving Weekend in Orlando

Forget going on a shopping frenzy, 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…

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75+ Festive and Free Holiday Events in Orlando

It’s time again for our annual list of the best free holiday events in Orlando! Don’t let the holiday season fly by without making time for you and your honey. The holidays can be hectic and expensive, but there are loads…

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Best Restaurants to Host an Orlando Friendsgiving Celebration

The time of year has come to plan holiday gatherings, both with family and your closest friends! Hosting a Friendsgiving celebration is a fantastic way to bring your friends together and enjoy a great meal and conversation. Below you’ll find…

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Time To Relax! Our Laziest Labor Day Weekend Date Ideas

Our ideal Labor Day Weekend involves as much relaxation as possible! We’ve compiled a list of our laziest Labor Day Weekend date ideas, from a romantic picnic, to tubing and even some staycation deals. Here are a few of our…

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Holiday Hotel Hopping at the Rosen Hotels and Beyond

Holiday lights, cocoa, caroling and Santa – you can find all of these things throughout the Rosen Hotels properties in Orlando. This year, they are featuring many holiday activities for locals and guests to enjoy. One of the biggest perks…

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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

**This list is for 2018 events. View our updated guide to free & festive holiday events in Orlando for 2019 here. Our annual list of the best free holiday events in Orlando! 2018 has flown by and the holiday season…

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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

Updated for 2019 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….

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100+ Things to do for New Year’s Eve in Orlando 2019

**Updated December 12, 2018** Our annual guide to New Year’s Eve in Orlando Are you ready to wave goodbye to 2018 and hello to 2019? New Year’s Eve is just around the corner and there are TONS of ways to…

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Holiday Bucket List: 20 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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58 Free & Festive Holiday Events in Orlando

**This list is for 2017 events. View our updated guide to free & festive holiday events in Orlando for 2019 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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90+ Things to do for New Year’s Eve in Orlando 2018

**Updated December 12, 2018** Our annual guide to New Year’s Eve in Orlando Are you ready to wave goodbye to 2018 and hello to 2019? New Year’s Eve is just around the corner and there are TONS of ways 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 2019 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 2019 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 2019 here. Plenty of free and fun holiday events abound in Orlando in the coming weeks. Enjoy a festive date night…

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