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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The Nutcracker, presented by Orlando Ballet

December 13 – December 15|Recurring Event (See all)
Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts+ Google Map
$44 – $114

Orlando Ballet presents the beloved Holiday tradition, The Nutcracker. As the lights dim and the music soars, let the magical world of Clara’s dreams take you on a journey through sparkling snowflakes, waltzing flowers and dancing sweets! Will the Nutcracker triumph over the mischievous Mouse King? Join the thousands of Central Florida families who enjoy this production every year and find out!
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TEDxWinterPark : Being Human

December 13 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Art Gallery at Mills Park, 1650 Mills Ave N
Orlando, FL 32803 United States + Google Map

This year’s TEDxWinterPark events’ theme is Being Human. We will be examining all things that could define us as a species while looking at the most intriguing and interesting aspects about ourselves. We are excited for this special event on a day that evokes instant thoughts, feelings or memories. Friday the 13th.
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Park Ave CDs Presents: The Muppet Christmas Carol

December 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Audubon Park Garden District Orlando, FL 32803 United States + Google Map

The APGD loves muppets and bicycles so we’re combining the two with a bicycle drive-in showing of The Muppet Christmas Carol, presented by our friends at Park Ave CDs. Will bitter old Scrooge get his way and open a tacky nightclub or will Kermit, Miss Piggy and company be able to win him over and save their theater?
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Pete Holmes

December 13 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm|Recurring Event (See all)
Orlando Improv Comedy Club, 9101 International Dr, Ste 2310
Orlando, FL 32819 United States + Google Map
Various prices

Pete Holmes is a comedian, writer, actor, cartoonist, podcast host, and author. His wildly popular podcast, You Made It Weird, is a comedic exploration of the meaning of life, with guests ranging from Deepak Chopra and Elizabeth Gilbert to Seth Rogan and Garry Shandling. Pete also created and starred in the semi-autobiographical HBO show Crashing, which he executive produced alongside Judd Apatow.
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Hourglass District Holiday Market

December 14 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Hourglass Social House, 2401 Curry Ford Rd
Orlando, FL 32706 + Google Map

Join us at the annual Holiday Market in the Hourglass District!  This year’s market will feature vintage and handmade items that will make the perfect gifts this season.  Food, drinks and live music while you shop!
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December 14 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
RDV Sportsplex Ice Den, 8701 Maitland Summit Blvd
Maitland, FL 32810 United States + Google Map

It’s SNOW FEST time! Our annual winter celebration is happening Saturday, December 14th from 2-6pm. Events include Ice Skating, Real Snow, Kids’ Snow Slide, Bounce Houses, Face Painting, Curling & Family Fun!
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Winter Wardrobe Workshop

December 14 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

You are cordially invited to shop a curated exclusive Winter 2019 collection directly from Paris and while being personally styled by fashion expert Marianne Ilunga. ** Bring any items from your current wardrobe that you have not worn in a while or ever at all! Marianne will create a custom look with your own clothing!!
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Orlando Zine Fest 2019

December 14 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Will’s Pub, 1042 N Mills Avenue
Orlando, FL 32803 United States + Google Map
Various prices

Support your local zine scene!
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Winter Park Holiday Boat Parade

December 14 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
winter park rotary club, 419 S. Interlachen Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States + Google Map

On December 14, 2019, a spirited fleet of decorated boats of all types –pontoon, ski, jetski, kayak — will parade around the perimeter of Lake Virginia to add to the Christmas Spirit in Winter Park. Last year an audience of over 1,000 lined the shores of Lake Virginia at Rollins College to watch the great variety of decorated watercraft. Live music, food, add to the festivities.
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8th Annual Christmas Light Ride!

December 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Retro City Cycles, 1806 N Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32804 United States + Google Map

Please join us for our 8th Annual Christmas Light Ride! Saturday, December 14, at 7 pm! We will take a ride through Ivanhoe Village and College Park to take in the great light displays. The ride starts/finishes at Retro City Cycles and will be about 6 miles at a casual pace, all bikes welcome! Don’t forget to decorate your bike!
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12th Annual Holiday Lights Ride

December 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Bikes, Beans & Bordeaux Cafe, 3022 Corrine Dr
Orlando, FL 32803 United States + Google Map

Mark your calendar! Our 12th Annual Holiday Lights ride is coming up! Want to put a new “spin” on taking in the festive holiday lights displays? Let’s do it by bicycle (decorations are encouraged)! Meet at B3 at 6:00 PM for a fun holiday lights tour (we depart at 7:15).
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Approximately 12 Pubs of Christmas Pub Crawl!

December 14 @ 7:30 pm – December 15 @ 2:00 am
Mills 50 District, 1200 Weber Street
Orlando, FL 32803 United States + Google Map

You will be getting lots of holiday cheer at the annual Approximately 12 Pubs of Christmas Pub Crawl on Saturday, December 14 starting at 7:30pm! Purchase your wristband for $10 (between 7:30p and 11pm) at Wally’s Mills Avenue Liquor or Ten 10 Brewing Company and enjoy drink specials at 17 bars, businesses and restaurants! If you are the most festively dressed, you could win a $50 bar tab!
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SantaCon Orlando 2019

December 14 @ 8:00 pm – December 15 @ 1:30 am
Frosty’s Christmastime Lounge, 50 East Central Boulevard
Orlando, 32801 United States

SantaCon Orlando is a free annual event uniting all Santa’s for one last night on the town before heading back to the North Pole. SantaCon Orlando is an annual event uniting all Santas for one last night on the town before heading back to the North Pole to prepare for the biggest job of the year. Be there, or be on the naughty list!
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Grandma Party 2019

December 15 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Stardust Video & Coffee, 1842 E Winter Park Rd
Orlando, FL 32803 United States + Google Map
Various prices

It’s the 17th Grandma Party Bazaar and you’re invited! Bring your friends on December 15th to Stardust Video & Coffee for the best Sunday of the year. Grandma Party is you and me and all of us making it happen, so you’d better be there because it just won’t be the same without you.
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The Pop Swap Holiday Market

December 15 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Lovely Boutique Market, 2906 Corrine Dr
Orlando, FL 32803 United States + Google Map
Various prices

Join us at The Pop Swap Holiday Market in Audubon Park! Shop over 30 local artisans and vintage dealers. Find unique gifts at this outside market with food trucks and craft beer from Red Light Red Light. Located in the West Plaza & brought to you by Park Ave Cd’s, Dear Prudence & The Lovely Boutique Market!
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Mayhem On Mills: Misbehavin’

December 15 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Orange Studio, 1121 N Mills Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States + Google Map

Another year of Mayhem coming to an end, and we’re closing it out with a doozie. ‘Tis the season for misbehavin’ and we’ll be doing just that December 15 at the Orange Studio. Full card to be announced in the coming days but in the meantime mark your calendars.
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