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December Local Love List: 10 Best Businesses in Orlando

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The New Year is quickly approaching, and we can’t think of a better way to end 2021 than by sharing a little local love for some of our favorite Orlando businesses.

From coffee shops to Christmas tree farms and everything in between—here’s our December Local Love List, filled with the top local spots you should check out this month. 

Orlando is filled with an abundance of unique coffee shops, but we guarantee you haven’t seen anything quite like the Florida Citrus Tower. It’s the only spot where you can enjoy your coffee, tea or pastry 22 stories high overlooking the rolling Florida hills. The ride up to the observation deck is $11 for adults, $7 for children or you can purchase a monthly membership with unlimited access. 

Monday | 7AM—7PM
Tuesday | 7AM—7PM
Wednesday | 7AM—7PM
Thursday | 7AM—7PM
Friday | 7AM—7PM
Saturday | 7AM—7PM
Sunday | 12PM—7PM

📍 141 S Hwy 27, Clermont, FL 34711

The best part about the warm Florida weather is that chill desserts can be enjoyed all year long. And for those cool, rich bites, there’s no sweeter spot than the Chill Pop Lounge. This gourmet popsicle shop serves up hand-crafted popsicles, milkshakes, and ice cream. The best part, they have boozy alternatives for every menu item—we’re sold!

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 2PM—8PM
Wednesday | 2PM—8PM
Thursday | 2PM—8PM
Friday | 2PM—8PM
Saturday | 1PM—8PM
Sunday | 2PM—7PM

📍 12001 Avalon Lake Dr suite h, Orlando, FL 32828

We’re always on the hunt for new Orlando businesses to try out, and Prairie House Coffee Co didn’t disappoint. Being a historic, home-turned-coffee house, the cozy and welcoming atmosphere easily sets it at the top of our list as an A-list coffee shop to warm up in this winter. So this month, try a drink off of their seasonal menu which includes: The Nutcracker, Not The Gumdrop Button, Peppermint Mocha, and Eggnog Cortado. 

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 8AM—2PM
Wednesday | 8AM—2PM
Thursday | 8AM—2PM
Friday | 8AM—2PM
Saturday | 8AM—2PM
Sunday | Closed

📍 4 S Tubb St, Oakland, FL 34760

Whether you’re in search of a fun date idea, a spot to take the crew or just looking for a crafting studio—Pinspiration South Orlando has it all. This studio is making expensive tools and supplies available for ALL Orlando creatives. So you can come with your own idea or sign up for one of their offered classes. The best part? You can also let your creativity (and aggression) out—this studio has a Splatter Room! 

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | Closed
Wednesday | Closed
Thursday | 10AM—10PM
Friday | 10AM—10PM
Saturday | 10AM—10PM
Sunday | 10AM—10PM

📍14416 Shoreside Way Unit 100, Winter Garden, FL 34787

A modern atmosphere, specialty coffee, and wine from all around the world—does it get any better? Our answer is no. Deeply Coffee Co is a downtown coffee shop perfect for working remote, coffee dates with friends or wine with the crew. 

Monday | 7AM—6PM
Tuesday | 7AM—6PM
Wednesday | 7AM—6PM
Thursday | 7AM—6PM
Friday | 7AM—6PM
Saturday | 7AM—6PM
Sunday | 7AM—6PM

📍111 N Magnolia Ave #50, Orlando, FL 32801

Life is too short: Buy all the plants! LiveTrends is a new plant shop in Winter Garden filled with everything from plants to accessories fit for every design taste. They also set up a booth every Saturday from 8 AM until 1 PM at the Winter Garden Farmers Market—the perfect excuse to grab some new plants and walk the market! 

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 11AM—7PM
Wednesday | 11AM—7PM
Thursday | 11AM—7PM
Friday | 11AM—8PM
Saturday | 8AM—8PM
Sunday | 10AM—6PM

📍270 W Plant St, Winter Garden, FL 34787

Quality coffee and community, two of our favorite things. That’s why Quigley Coffee Co is on our must-try December list. From the bright and colorful artwork to the rotating seasonal menus, there truly is no better place to kick off your morning the right way. 

If you love their coffee as much as we know you will, you can also rent their mobile coffee cart for weddings and other events in the Orlando area. 

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 7AM—5PM
Wednesday | 7AM—5PM
Thursday | 7AM—5PM
Friday | 7AM—5PM
Saturday | 7AM—5PM
Sunday | Closed

📍 3424 FL-46, Sanford, FL 32771

You might recognize Farm Nine‘s stunning floral arrangements from the Winter Garden Farmers Market. But this floral shop recently opened up a must-visit storefront packed with uncommon blooms, pots, and even stationary. They also offer weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly floral subscriptions for pick-up or delivery—bringing the farm directly to your home! 

Monday | 9AM—12PM
Tuesday | 9AM—4PM
Wednesday | 9AM—4PM
Thursday | 9AM—4PM
Friday | 9AM—4PM
Saturday | 9AM—2PM
Sunday | Closed

📍4 S Tubb St, Oakland, FL 34760

A Christmas tree farm, elf maze, and hayrides—oh my! If you’re looking to get a headstart on the holidays, Santa’s Farm is the perfect way to get into the spirit in December. You can cut your own Christmas tree, meet Santa, and join in on the fun farm activities. But, whatever you do, don’t forget to check out Santa’s workshop filled with toys, ornaments, and holiday decorations. 

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 10AM—5PM
Wednesday | 10AM—5PM
Thursday | 10AM—5PM
Friday | 10AM—5PM
Saturday | 9AM—8PM
Sunday | 9AM—6PM

📍35317 Huff Rd, Eustis, FL 32736

For the perfect shop that has a little bit of everything for everyone, The Market Street Gallery is a must-visit for the month of December. From a Disney-inspired collection to Harry Potter merch to winter fan favorites for every taste, you can cross off everyone on your list in one go. If you find yourself in Celebration or want to see their online shop, you can get anything from greeting cards to tote bags, jewelry to home decor, and so much more!

Monday | 10AM—9PM
Tuesday | 10AM—9PM
Wednesday | 10AM—9PM
Thursday | 10AM—9PM
Friday | 10AM—9PM
Saturday | 10AM—9PM
Sunday | 10AM—9PM

📍 605 Market St #120, Celebration, FL 34747

December Local Love List

From Christmas tree farms to floral shops, Orlando is home to some truly incredible businesses. If you love supporting local shops and want to share one of your favorites with us, follow us on Instagram @StuffToDoInOrlando and tag us in your must-visit places. 

Kailey Boyer

Kailey Boyer

Kailey Boyer is an Arizona native, currently living her best life in Orlando, Florida. She’s passionate about hunting down and sharing all things her beautiful city has to offer. Making the hidden Florida gems accessible to everyone! You can find her exploring Orlando with a camera in hand, typing away in a local coffee shop, or in a packed car heading to the beach.

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