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Orlando Weekend Events

Orlando Weekend Events THIS Weekend – Orlando, Winter Park, Maitland, Altamonte Springs, Lake Mary, Longwood, Heathrow, Casselberry, Eatonville, Apopka, Celebration, Sanford, Oviedo, St. Cloud, Winter Garden, Winter Springs, Windermere, Mount Dora, Daytona Beach, Tavares & more

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Do you desire to have your event listed here and quite possibly promoted on the Bud Hedinger Weekend Event Preview each Friday at 8:35am on WFLA? If so, send FULL details to us as listed on our contact page. Note: Only FAMILY FRIENDLY events will be considered for inclusion within this blog posting.

NOTE: As the sub-title indicates above, this is a listing of  ’Weekend Events’ in the Central Florida area. There are many sources to provide such info but we cater to ‘Family Friendly’ events occurring Friday through Sunday. This information is typically updated each Monday evening to reflect the upcoming weekend events. Enjoy …!

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Through Dec 30, 2012 Holidays Around The World – Candlelight Processional

- Candlelight Processional is a special holiday event held nightly at the American Gardens Theatre in Epcot® as part of Holidays Around The World. The event retells the story of Christmas with a celebrity narrator, orchestra and choir.


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lightup_logoLIGHT UP UCF

There is just about everything you would want at a holiday fair. The event has a number of activities including ice skating, a holiday themed film festival, and a holiday light show. All ages are welcome to attend, tickets are available at the UCF Arena box office.

  • Through January 6th, 2013
  • University of Central Florida
  • Holiday Film Festival – FREE
  • Light Show – FREE
  • Skate Tickets – $10-12
  • Ferris Wheel – $4.25
  • The Tornado – $4.25
  • Santa Train – $4.25



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A Christmas Carol

Based on the novel by Charles Dickens

  • Friday Dec 14th through Sunday Dec 16th
  • Fridays & Saturdays 7:30pm;  Sundays 2pm
  • Osceola Center for The Arts, 2411 E. Hwy 192, Between Kissimmee and St. Cloud
  • http://www.ocfta.com
  • Adults $21; Seniors $18; Students $10


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Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Art & Music in the Park

Outdoor holiday gift shopping event with local vendors, a Food Truck Bazaar and showing of the film Arthur Christmas

  • Friday, December 14, 6-9pm
  • Lake Concord Park, 127 Quail Pond Circle, Casselberry
  • (407) 262-7700
  • Web Site: http://www.casselberry.org
  • Price: FREE

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5680.9treeslargeThe Singing Christmas Trees

This annual holiday tradition features a full orchestra and choir performance with two 40-foot tall trees and a display of 250,000 lights

  • Friday through Sunday – December 14, 7:30 p.m., December 15, 3 p.m., December 15, 7:30 p.m., December 16, 5 p.m.
  • First Baptist Church, 3000 S. John Young Parkway, Orlando
  • (888) 561-9824
  • http://www.firstorlando.com
  • Price: $5


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  •  Friday, December 14th, 2012 – 7pm
  • Amway Center
  • Tickets $10 to $165






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reindeer runReindeer Run

Bring the family out for the best Holiday Fun Run in the area. Run or walk the awesome 3 mile route through SeaWorld to the sound of holiday bells and finish in a Runner wonderland with holiday treats for all finishers!  Spectators are invited to complimentary viewing areas located at the Start/Finish.

This event benefits the Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) Program at the Florida Hospital for Children

  • Saturday, December 15, 2012
  • 7:15 a.m. Runner Wave 3 Mile Start
  • 7:30 a.m. Walker Wave 3 Mile Start
  • 8:30 a.m. Awards Top 8 M/F
  • 8:45 a.m. Wells Fargo Rudolph Run (FREE Kids’ Run)
  • 9:15 a.m. Rosen Hotels Holiday Costume Contest
  • SeaWorld, 7007 Sea Harbor Drive, Orlando, FL 32821
  • Entry Fees:  $35 Day of Race / $28 through Dec 14th

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AENCMedallionCelebrate Dogs!

Experience the 12th Annual AKC/Eukanuba National Championship. Spectators can watch thousands of the world’s top canine competitors from across the country and around the globe vie for Best in Show honors and a total of $225,000 in prize money. The nation’s fittest, fastest and most obedient dogs will compete at the AKC Agility Invitational and the AKC National Obedience Invitational, and entrants from more than 40 countries around the globe will take part in the Eukanuba World Challenge. Juniors will compete in all three sports: conformation, agility and obedience. Dog lovers will enjoy events like AKC Meet the Breeds® where 150 different dog breeds and breed experts will be on hand to meet the public. The vendor mall will also offer holiday shoppers more than 100 different booths to pick out gifts for dog-loving family and friends.

  • Saturday and Sunday, December 15-16, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Drive, Orlando
  • Phone: (407) 685-9800
  • Web Site: http://www.akc.org/aenc
  • Price: FREE to $20


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  • The Lost Christmas Eve
  • Sunday, Dec 16 , 2012 2:30pm and 7pm
  • Amway Center
  • Tickets $30 to $68.50






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  • Friday, Dec 21st, 2012 – 7:30pm
  • Amway Center
  • Remaining Tickets $44 to $64 – Upper Deck Only Remain









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Bring tables and chairs and sample eats from local food trucks / Think ‘Tailgate Party

Web Site: http://www.thefoodtruckbazaar.com

  • Price: various menu prices

EACH Friday 10am to 2pm Lunch at RDV – Food Truck Fridays, 8701 Maitland Summit Blvd, Orlando

All other locations, dates and times … please check the primary website as many changes occur in scheduling.


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A few important notes:

If you’d like your event placed in the weekend calendar, send an email with detailed information and graphic or photo’s to include to: post @ theorlandoblog .com

Note of Thanks: In a city as large as Orlando and given the impact of outlying neighboring cities including Winter Park, Daytona Beach, Mount Dora, Lake Mary, Apopka and many more, it is impossible to grasp the magnitude of events planned each week. While we rely on public information, Media Press Releases, and receive a number of direct emails asking for posting on this very page, there are a few sources we refer to on a regular basis from ‘trusted’ sources. Their links follow and we would encourage you consider adding them to your resource guide for weekend planning as well as The Orlando Blog.

Amway Center

Leu Gardens

Orlando Sentinel

Orlando Venues

Orlando Weekly

The Daily City

The Plaza Live

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