Here is a look at some of the best events taking place this weekend.
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Friday, December 2
Come have drinks and a meal with Orlando Fringe to kick off December! You never know who will pop in! How it Works: When you purchase your meal mention Orlando Fringe and drop your receipt in the GroupRaise.com donation box at the restaurant, and 20% of your meal will be donated back to Orlando Fringe.
We have received some questions. TO CLARIFY this event is NOT open to the public. However, it is open to all members of the Rollins College Campus Community and invited guests! If you have specific questions please contact [email protected] Due to other events in the Winter Park area, parking and traffic are going to be extremely heavy, we advise everyone to plan to leave a little early and to park in the SunTrust parking garage.
It’s that time of year again… the ugly sweater pub crawl. For some of you, this is old hat, for others, it’s your first time, and we will be gentle, unless you like it rough… Long story short, buy, make, steal an ugly sweater, and come party with us downtown. This year will be different. We will have a schedule, you can follow it or not, but if you are late, you will know where to meet us.
Back by popular demand, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation will be shown on Friday December 2, weather permitting. Gardens open at 6:00 pm and movie starts at 7:30 pm. You may pack a dinner picnic or purchase food and popcorn. Alcohol is permitted and don’t forget seating (chairs or blanket). This movie is rated PG13. Leu Members receive free admission. Cost is $6 adult, $3 child and purchase tickets at the entrance.
Saturday, December 3
For full details and to register please visit http://www.OrlandoHalfMarathon.com One of the Southeast’s top road race events, now in its 40th year, winds through scenic Downtown Orlando and beautiful Lake Eola. You will join over 6,000 runners for this Orlando tradition and enjoy live music along the course. Discover the City Beautiful and the fun beyond the run.
The Winter Park Chamber of Commerce is proud to host the 64th Annual Winter Park “Ye Olde Hometown” Christmas Parade presented by Bright House Networks on Saturday, December 3, beginning at 9 a.m. Honorary Grand Marshall Patty Maddox, the 2016 Lydia Gardner Citizen of the Year Award recipient, will lead 100 entries south down Park Avenue, from Cole Avenue to Lyman Avenue, spreading holiday cheer to the young and young-at-heart along the way.
Cracker Christmas, celebrating 39 years as a holiday tradition, is one of Orange County Parks’ most popular events. Watch pioneer demonstrations for weaving, spinning, broom making and more, or shop among a variety of vendors. There will be barbecue cooked by Fort Christmas Historical Society, local FFA Chapters and 4-H Clubs; community groups will sell gator meat, stew and biscuits and more.
A BARBER FUND BENEFIT (and Tweeka’s Birthday Celebration) Barber Q/ Cookout and Holiday-themed Show featuring performances by the Miss Comedy Queen Family! Show at 2 p.m. (ish) Come out, have a blast and raise funds for our favorite charity!
Renderglow is a dynamic, interactive musical group based out of Orlando, Florida that combines elements of funk, pop, reggae, latin, jazz and dance into an intoxicating brew that is funky and fresh. Founder Greg Little plays trumpet, sings and incorporates the rare EVI (Electric Valve Instrument) while Chris Davis on Keyboards and vocals utilizes the classic vocoder in surprisingly creative ways.
The annual Approximately 12 Pubs of Christmas Pub Crawl is Saturday, December 3 starting at 8pm. You may purchase your wristband for $10 (cash only) at Wally’s Mills Avenue Liquor or GB’s Bottle Shop and Tasting Bar. With your wristband, you will enjoy drink specials at BART, GB’s Bottle Shop and Tasting Bar, Gotkarma, lil indies, Pig Floyd’s Urban Barbakoa, Restaurant ASH, Santiago’s Bodega Orlando, St. Matthew’s Tavern at the Orlando Beer Garden, Ten 10 Brewing Company, The Brass Tap…
Join us as we flip the switch and LIGHT UP THE COURTYARD for the 2016 Holiday Season! Featuring the Central Florida Sounds of Freedom Marching Band, arrival of Santa Claus, Footlight Players, and THOUSANDS OF LIGHTS!
Registration: 8am. Race starts: 9am. Course starts at Orlando Fashion Square, through, up and down the parking garage, across Maguire Ave, down to Cady Way Trail, through the OMBP and that is where it will finish. Fee: $30.
Sunday, December 4
On Sunday, December 4th, Ciclovia Orlando will transform Lake Eola and Robinson Street into a safe, fun place to bike, roll, stroll and enjoy outdoor activities. This FREE community event is in partnership with New Belgium Brewery, Downtown Development Board and key sponsors. Ciclovia is not a health fair, but an active outdoor festival that will feature: – Open streets to bike, walk and run – Craft vendors – Yoga classes – Zumba classes – Live music from local artists…
Sparkle is an annual Art Market made up of Central Florida’s best artists, crafters, jewelrs, designers, ceramicists and lots more. For one day, Sunday December 4th these makers, of all things beautiful, will gather for you to support local artists and keep your money in the community. Parking is free. The location is Dandelion Communitea Cafe, a healthy, delicious food venue where they prepare meals with love.
We will be taking over Factur for a synthesizer meetup on sunday 12/4! There will be space for people to setup and show off their Euroracck systems, vintage gear, and other cool synth stuff! There will be beer, maybe pizza, and synthesizers! Even if you don’t have anything to bring, feel free to come by and check out the synths and say hi!
Our Annual Blessing of the Pets will be toned down this year to focus on our clients and community – no vendors this year – only Santa, food and refreshment, and, visiting with our clients and friends. We will not have a photographer this year so if you would like a picture of your pet with Santa, please bring your camera.
This is the BIGGEST Light Up event #DowntownSouth has ever hosted! We’re taking over SODO and lighting up Main Street for the holidays. This is a family-friendly event with a “naughty and nice” theme. Kick off the season with Santa, princesses, face painting, train rides, a beer garden, holiday market, live wreath making, DJ and more!