Hark! What is that joyous sound? It seems the holidays are here – believe it or not! Among the many free holiday events in Orlando and throughout Central Florida, the free concerts in Orlando are some of our favorites!

The musical talent in Orlando knows no bounds. Thanks to our theme parks and other spectacular entertainment offerings, Orlando is full of great singers and musicians. Enjoy the sounds of the holiday season at these 10 Free Holiday Concerts, Plays, And Shows in Orlando.

We've also got over 50 FREE holiday events in Orlando to add to your nice list in 2023.

10+ Free Holiday Concerts, Plays, And Shows in Orlando

These free concerts in Orlando for the holidays are listed in chronological order.
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Christmas Eve Celebration
Sunday, December 24, 2023, 1pm-4pm
Enjoy free admission to the Morse Museum galleries with live music from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Cost: FREE

The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Winter Park, Florida © Charles Hosmer Morse Foundation, Inc.

Winter Choral Concert
Tuesday, November 14, 2023, 7:30pm
East Campus, School of Arts and Entertainment
701 N Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando, FL 32825

Music Department Holiday Show
Tuesday, November 21, 2023 7:30pm
East Campus, School of Arts and Entertainment, SAE Outdoor Stage
701 N Econlockhatchee Trail, Orlando, FL 32825

Holiday Friday Nights at Morse Museum
Most Friday Nights November 24 – December 29, 2023, 5-8pm
Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art
Receive free admission every Friday night, November through December, and special holiday performances during the holiday season. Live music enhances the gallery experience.

Holiday Gala Concert

November 28, 2023, 1st seating 5pm, 2nd seating 8pm
Lake Mary Events Center
Enjoy an evening of holiday classics! Presented by the Center for Fine and Performing Arts of Seminole State College in partnership with Lake Mary Events Center 

Christmas in the Park
Thursday, November 30, 2023, 6:15-8:30pm
Central Park, Winter Park
This November is the 45th annual celebration of Christmas in the Park. The City of Winter Park and The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art continue this beloved holiday tradition. Stroll through the park and enjoy the sounds of the Bach Festival Choir.

Image courtesy of the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, Winter Park, Florida

Fridays on the Plaza Holiday Music
December 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2023, 7-9pm
Downtown Winter Garden
Enjoy the classic sounds of holidays of old as live music serenades shoppers at the plaza of downtown Winter Garden.

  • December 1- Light Up Winter Garden
  • December 8- Roots & Rosin (Christmas/Holidays)
  • December 15- Paint it Black Quartet (Christmas/Holidays)
  • December 22- Safia Valines Trio (Christmas/Holidays)
  • December 29- Gilly and the Girl (Christmas/Holidays)

Della Phillips Pavilion Celebration Concert
December 2, 2023, 5pm
Della Phillips Pavilion, Packing District
Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy seasonal holiday favorites performed by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Assistant Conductor Mauricio Céspedes Rivero. The program will include favorites from A Christmas Festival, Music of Frozen, The Night Before Christmas, Chanukah Overture, a festival holiday singalong, and more!

Holiday Pops
Sunday, December 3, 2023, 5pm – 7pm
Central Park, Winter Park
Featuring the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. Bring your blanket and a picnic for a concert program of holiday favorites that will be sure to put everyone in the spirit of the season!

Holiday Concerts at Cranes Roost Park
Friday, December 8, 15 & 22, 2023 7pm-9pm
Enjoy live music from artists performing holiday hits and visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus in the Plaza. Food and beverages available for purchase. Admission is free.

  • Townsky’s Holiday Revue | 12/8
  • Robert Harris Band | 12/15
  • BlueMoon Holiday Band | 12/22

Violectric Holiday Show
December 9, 2023, 7pm
Walt Disney Amphitheatre at Lake Eola Park

Performing together LIVE on stage, renowned “Vinylinist” and Founder of Violectric Michelle Jones and the talented musicians of the Central Florida strings super-group announce the exciting 11th Annual Violectric Holiday Show rocking into the Walt Disney Amphitheater at Lake Eola Park on Saturday, December 9, 2023 starting at 7pm. 

FREE and open to the public, the 90-minute live concert presented by the City of Orlando Department of Families, Parks and Recreation will feature traditional holiday songs like O Christmas Tree, The First Noel and Hanukkah, O Hanukkah mashed up with classic rock tunes and modern hits like Born to Run, Heroes and Sweet Dreams, delivering a fun-filled, energetic and highly unique holiday show unlike anything seen and heard before and simulcast all around Lake Eola.

Free concert in Orlando Violectric Holiday Show
FREE Concert in Orlando Violectric Holiday Show – Photo credit Violectric

The Nutcracker by the Russian Ballet of Orlando
December 16, 2023, 7:30pm
Lake Eola Park
The Russian Academy of Ballet presents a gift to the Orlando Community with a free performance of “The Nutcracker”.

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