BUNGALOWER’S TOP 20 WEEKEND EVENT PICKS, DEC. 6-8

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Here is a look at some of the best events taking place this weekend. Remember, you can always visit the complete events calendar by clicking on “EVENTS” on our main menu.

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6

The 2019 Orlando Renaissance Festival

December 6 – December 8
Bill Frederick Park At Turkey Lake, 3401 S Hiawassee Rd
Orlando, FL 32835 United States + Google Map
$10 – $30

Join us on Friday, December 6th for Pass to the Past, our festival-wide program focusing on education and enrichment.
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V’s Diner Grand Opening!

December 6 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Fort Pitt, 5565 Old Cheney Highway
Orlando, FL 32807 United States + Google Map
Various prices

V’s Diner is having a grand opening celebration December 6-8th with live music, live comedy, specials, beer, and more!
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Historic Orlando: 30 Fascinating Facts You May Not Know

December 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Orange County Regional History Center, 65 East Central Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32801 United States + Google Map
$5 – $13

Orlando is full of interesting — and sometimes bizarre — history! Join us as we share thirty unique stories about the past of what’s perhaps the most recognized, but little known, city on Earth. This Lunch & Learn program will be presented by the History Center’s research librarian, Melissa Procko.
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2019 Tree Lighting Celebration

December 6 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lake Eola Park, 512 E Washington St
Orlando, FL 32801 United States + Google Map
FREE

Save the date for Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer’s annual Tree Lighting Celebration at Lake Eola Park. This free event features a ceremonial first lighting of Lake Eola Park’s 72-foot Christmas tree, live music and performances, vendor booths, and The Daily City’s Food Truck Bazaar serving delicious bites.
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Crealdé Holiday Art Stroll

December 6 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Crealde School of Art, 600 Saint Andrews Boulevard
Winter Park , FL 32792 United States + Google Map
Various prices

SHOP LOCAL: Enjoy a festive creative marketplace atmosphere with original art for sale at affordable gift-giving prices, while supporting our local artist community. HOLIDAY SOCIAL: Join in hands-on art activities for kids and adults, music, two gallery exhibitions, and more, all at our beautiful lakeside campus & sculpture gardens.
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An Evening with Richard Munster

December 6 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Art & History Museums – Maitland, 231 W. Packwood Ave
Maitland, FL 32751 United States + Google Map
$10

Richard Munster is a ceramic artist based in Winter Park and an alumnus of A&H’s Artist-in-Action residency program. This Fall, his work is featured in the Maitland Art Center gallery as part of “Sweet, Fresh, Juicy: Florida Oranges in Art and History.” On Friday, December 6, hear from Munster himself about his perspective and how it informs his work. A&H is proud to present this artist talk with one of Central Florida’s great local contemporary artists.
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Movie Night: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

December 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Harry P Leu Gardens, 1920 North Forest Avenue
Orlando, FL 32803 United States + Google Map
$6

Enjoy a movie outdoors. You may bring a dinner picnic basket and seating. Alcohol is permitted. All movies are rated PG13. Under 13 years of age requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.
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Orlando Solar Bears vs. Atlanta Gladiators

December 6 @ 7:00 pm
Amway Center, 400 W Church St
Orlando, FL 32801 United States + Google Map
$12 – $90

Keep your sticks on the ice!
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Krampus Night!

December 6 @ 8:00 pm – December 7 @ 2:00 am
The Hammered Lamb, 1235 N Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32804 United States + Google Map
Various prices

You know you’ve been naughty this year, just own it and party with us this Krampus Night! The debauchery begins Friday, December 6th at 8PM with $5 44 North Vodka on Special. $100 Gift Card to the Best Costume – Contest starts at 10PM!
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1999 – a two-night event celebrating music/culture from the year

December 6 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Will’s Pub, 1042 N Mills Avenue
Orlando, FL 32803 United States + Google Map
$10 – $15

You set your Napster to bulk-download, updated your Livejournal, and Bailamos-ed down to your neighborhood Fight Club with a Go-Gurt in hand to show off your spot-on Jar Jar Binks impression. It was 1999, and you weren’t gonna let first or second rules prevent you from talking about how beautiful plastic bags can be when they catch the right breeze.
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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7

The Orlando Oddities and Curiosities Market Winter 2019

December 7 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Hourglass Brewing, 480 S Ronald Reagan Blvd
Longwood, FL 32750 United States + Google Map
Various prices

We will have vendors with oddities, bone, and taxidermy related art, vulture culture related products, original artists and vendors related to the…
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Sanford Holiday Tour of Homes presented by My Sanford Magazine

December 7 @ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center, 201-203 S Magnolia Ave
Sanford, FL 32771 United States + Google Map
$25

This self-guided walking tour, which serves as one of the first events on the community’s holiday calendar, will feature ten homes on Magnolia Avenue and Park Avenue, two of Sanford’s many charming brick-lined streets with towering Oak trees dripping with Spanish moss.
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Orange Cycle Holiday Bicycle Ride

December 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Orange Cycle, 2204 Edgewater Drive
Orlando, FL 32804 United States + Google Map
FREE

Join us for our 1st Holiday Bicycle Ride on Saturday, December 7th, at 7 pm. Bring the whole family for a fun, casual ride through College Park to take in the holiday lights and to get into the spirit of the season. All bikes are welcome and fun decorations encouraged.
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WPRK’s 67th Birthday Bash

December 7 @ 7:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Stardust Video & Coffee, 1842 E Winter Park Rd
Orlando, FL 32803 United States + Google Map
FREE

Join us in celebration of WPRK’s 67th birthday! On December 7th, 2019 from 7-11 pm come hang with WPRK at Stardust Video & Coffee and check out performances by EJ Hervey, Sad Halen, and The Spoon Dogs. WPRK is the student-run radio station at Rollins College and is one of the oldest radio stations in Central Florida. Help us celebrate our 67th Birthday with a fun show.
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Hysterical Tour of Gnomes

December 7 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Downtown Sanford, Florida Sanford, FL 32771 United States + Google Map
Various prices

IT GETTING TO BE GNOME TIME! December 7, 2019 is the date for the 9th annual “Hysterical Tour of Gnomes” pub invasion. That’s right, Gnomes. This is one of the most delightful and festive pub crawls in central Florida. The backdrop is downtown historical Sanford, Florida, which will be in full Holiday swing.
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Light Up The Courtyard

December 7 @ 8:00 pm – December 8 @ 3:30 am
Parliament House Orlando, 410 N Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32805 United States + Google Map
FREE

Join us as we FLIP THE SWITCH and light up the Parliament House for the Christmas season! FREE COMMUNITY EVENT! No cover to attend the Courtyard lighting. Christmas Parade featuring local organizations, Central Florida Sounds of Freedom Marching Band, and the arrival of Santa Claus! Footlight Players 10pm & 12am. DJ Brianna spins til 3am.
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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8

Maxine’s Tribute to Tom Petty

December 8 @ 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Maxine’s on Shine, 337 N Shine Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States + Google Map

We invite you to join us SUNDAY, DEC. 8th as the musicians of Maxine’s on Shine gather for a special celebration of all things TOM PETTY, his life, his music, and his passion for helping those less fortunate.
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Krampusfest

December 8 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Market on South, 2603 E South St
Orlando, FL 32803 United States

Santa Claus isn’t the only one coming to town. Santa Claus isn’t the only one coming to town. In the Alpine regions of Europe, St. Nicholas Day is always preceded by an evening for Krampus the Christmas Demon to pass judgment upon the naughty list in an evening of revelry. This holiday season, Krampus is headed to Orlando.
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Love Your Shorts Film Festival

December 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Timucua, 2000 S Summerlin Ave
Orlando, FL 32806 United States + Google Map
FREE

$10-$20 suggested donation. Please also bring food or wine to share. In a Timucua exclusive, Sanford’s acclaimed Love Your Shorts Film Festival presents a ten-year retrospective of some of the best short films to appear on its screen over the past decade.
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John Mulaney and Pete Davidson

December 8 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Bob Carr Theater, 401 W Livingston St
Orlando, FL 32801 United States + Google Map
$49.50

Public on sale: Friday, November 15 at 10 a.m. No cell phone usage before or during the show – violators will be ejected. No warnings or refunds will be given. John Mulaney is a two-time Emmy and WGA award-winning writer and comedian, most well-known for his standup comedy and writing on Saturday Night Live.
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