There probably isn’t a city on the planet more ready for the holidays than Orlando. Every theme park, downtown, and park in sight is decorated head-to-toe ready to ring in the season! Take a look at all there is to do in Florida’s entertainment capital this month.
Another amazing football season is coming to a close, but basketball season is just getting started! Check out your Knights schedule and swing by a home game or two this December.
- UCF @ Missouri (Dec. 2nd, 3:00pm)
- UCF vs. Grambling State (Dec. 8th, 1:00pm)
- UCF vs. Georgia Southern (Dec. 11th, 7:00pm)
- UCF vs. Stetson (Dec. 16th, 3:30pm)
- UCF vs. Illinois State (Dec. 21st, 7:00pm)
- UCF @ Delaware (Dec. 9th, 5:30pm)
- UCF @ Duqesne (Dec. 12th, 7:00pm)
- UCF vs. University of the Pacific (Dec. 17th, 7:00pm)
- UCF (St. Pete Shootout) vs. Liberty (Dec. 21st, 5:00pm)
- UCF (St. Pete Shootout) vs. Syracuse (Dec. 22nd, 7:30pm)
- UCF @ Quinnipiac (Dec. 30th, 2:00pm)
UCF isn’t the only basketball team showing out. Check out the Orlando Magic playing home games all this month!
- Orlando Magic vs. Denver Nuggets @ Amway Center (Dec. 6th, 7:00pm) Check ticket pricing
- Orlando Magic vs. Indiana Pacers @ Amway Center (Dec. 7th, 6:00pm) Check ticket pricing
- Orlando Magic vs. San Antonio Spurs @ Amway Center (Dec. 19th, 7:00pm) Check ticket pricing
- Orlando Magic vs. Miami Heat @ Amway Center (Dec. 23rd, 6:00pm) Check ticket pricing
A few shows are coming to town this winter and there’s no better gift than the gift of sound! Take a look at some of these dates and treat yourself and someone you care about to a good show this holiday season.
- Brett Young @ House of Blues (Dec. 2nd, 6:30pm) Check ticket pricing
- Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin, In Flames, & From Ashes to New @ CFE Arena (Dec. 5th, 6:00pm) $22.00-$85.00
- Migos, Tee Grizzley, Blocboy JB, & La4ss @ CFE Arena (Dec. 7th, 8:00pm) Check ticket pricing
- Barry Manilow @ Amway Center (Dec. 8th, 7:00pm) Check ticket pricing
- Trans-Siberian Orchestra @ Amway Center (Dec. 15th, 3:00pm & 8:00pm) Check ticket pricing
- Ying Yang Twins @ Social Pavilion (Dec. 15th, 8:00pm) $24.99
- Kenny G. @ Maxwell C. King Center (Dec. 16th, TBA) Check ticket pricing
- 6LACK @ Hard Rock Live (Dec. 17th, 7:00pm) $33.00-$63.00
- Shinedown @ House of Blues (Dec. 27th-29th, 7:00pm) Check ticket pricing
- Herobust @ Gilt Nightclub (Dec. 29th, 10:00pm) $15.00
- Corey Smith @ House of Blues (Dec. 30th, 8:00pm) $19.00-$51.75
For more shows coming to town this month, check out Songkick.
If you’re gonna leave the house this December, might as well get festive. Orlando is ready for the holiday season with tons of events to help you get into that Christmas spirit!
- Avalon Aglow @ Downtown Avalon Park (Dec. 1st, 3:00pm-9:00pm) Free
Downtown Avalon Park will transform into a winter wonderland filled with beautiful lights. Come pay Santa a visit and kick off the holidays with this festive parade!
- Light Up The Holidays @ Cranes Roost Park (Dec. 1st, 5:00pm-9:00pm) Free
Watch the park light up for the holidays and enjoy Christmas music, fireworks, free train rides and of course, Santa Claus. He is so busy.
- Orlando Philharmonic presents ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas @ The Plaza Live (Dec. 1st-9th) $10.00
This amazing live performance pays tribute to one of the greatest poems of all time.
- Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party @ Walt Disney World Resort (Dec. 1st- 21st) Check ticket pricing
Celebrate the holidays with Mickey Mouse and all of his friends at the Magic Kingdom! No one rings in the season quite like Disney on select dates throughout December. Christmas Party tickets are sold separately from park passes.
- Christmas Bricktacular @ Legoland Florida (Dec. 1st-25th) Check ticket pricing
Legoland showcases its 30ft-tall lego Christmas tree along with other festive-built decor and lights! The Christmas Bricktacular is included in regular theme-park admission.
- Light Up UCF @ CFE Arena (Dec. 1st-Jan. 1st) Check ticket pricing
Though this light display has been up since November, it’s definitely not any less magical in December! Show times vary, so check the website before you go!
- Christmas at Bok Tower Gardens @ Bok Tower Gardens (Dec. 1st- Jan. 6th) Check ticket pricing
Elegant 1930’s inspired Christmas decor will be draped throughout this historic mansion. Take a tour of the grounds and enjoy this dazzling holiday showcase!
- Universal’s Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter @ Universal Orlando Resort (Dec. 1st-Jan. 6th) Check ticket pricing
A Christmas display this beautiful and interactive can only be magic. They do say that Hogwarts is most alive during the holidays…
- Wine and Chocolate Festival @ Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards (Dec. 7th-9th, 10:00am-5:00pm) $10.00
Complimentary wine tours and tastings throughout the winery, as well as artisan chocolates and decadent wines for sale!
- AKC National Championship Week Presented by Royal Canin @ Orange County Convention Center (Dec. 11th-16th) Check ticket pricing
Not to sound over excited, but there will literally be hundreds of dogs there. Hundreds. Come see some of the BEST boys and girls compete in agility and obstacle courses designed for the most winning pups in the nation.
- 2018 US Open Table Tennis Championships @ Orange County Convention Center (Dec. 16th-22nd) Check ticket pricing
Everyone knows that table tennis is one of the most captivating sports in the Summer Olympics. Now’s your chance to see some of the best in the world compete for a national title.
Orlando is bursting at the seams with holiday spirit, so there’s no excuse to be a grinch! Get out and enjoy what the city has to offer and have yourself a merry little Christmas or Hanukkah or Kwanzaa.