Downtown Orlando Tree Lighting and More Festive Events in Orlando This Weekend

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It’s getting festive up in here! We have so many fun events in Orlando for you this weekend to get you in the holiday spirit. There’s tree lightings, Christmas parades, holiday markets, and so much more. 

If you haven’t already, make sure to download the UNATION app and search the hashtag #HolidayEvents2019 to start planning how you’re going to be celebrating the most magical time of the year. 

Now, let’s get into the holiday state of mind.

Things are getting festive downtown with this annual ceremony. Don’t miss out on the first time the 72-foot tree in Lake Eola Park gets lit up.

You can also enjoy live music, performances, vendor booths, and The Daily City’s Food Truck Bazaar–they’ll be serving delicious bites, so come hungry.

It’s your chance to rock around the Christmas tree with the whole family!

Event Details
🗓 DEC 6 | 5PM–9PM
📍 Lake Eola Park

If you’re ready to get into the holiday spirit then this the event for you. Bring in the season with live entertainment, vendors, shopping, children activities, and more.

Watch as the streets of Winter Garden light up to welcome the most magical time of the year!

Street lighting begins at 6:15PM so make sure to get there early so you don’t miss out.

Event Details
🗓 DEC 6 | 6PM–9PM
📍 Downtown Winter Garden

It’s time to bring out your ugly sweaters and head to Downtown Orlando for one of the most festive parties happening this weekend.

With admission, you get 4 free drinks and drink specials at participating venues. You can also purchase a Santa hat for $5 that will be going to HOPE. HOPE is a nonprofit with a mission to prevent and reduce homelessness in Central Florida by equipping individuals and families to become self-sufficient through Housing, Outreach, Prevention, and Education.

It’s the season of giving so let’s make it extra special for those who need it most.

Event Details
🗓 DEC 6 | 8PM–1AM
📍 Hooch

Santa isn’t the only one coming to town this year. Krampus will be right beside him punishing those on the naughty list. He’s headed to Orlando this weekend to bring the Alpine spirit to the Milk District. 

Krampusfest will feature live music, Christmas vendors, vegan and non-vegan food, costume contests, and rum ball rumble.

Kids are welcome in the early hours but after 7PM, they may not be able to escape Krampus.

Event Details
🗓 DEC 8 | 5PM–10PM
📍 Market on South

Get some inspiration for holiday decor with a self-guided walking tour through ten homes on Magnolia and Park Avenue. These are two of Sanford’s charming brick streets lined Spanish moss dripping off tall Oak trees.

There will be live entertainment and light refreshments for you as you stroll the interior of these beautiful, historic homes. Sip on some hot cocoa or apple cider as the sun sets. These elegant, nineteenth-century homes will get you in the festive mood.

After the tour, enjoy a craft cocktail or beer at one of Sanford’s newest businesses, The Basin. This lounge and taproom has an outdoor patio that will be featuring live music.

This tour is sure to get you in the holiday feels.

Event Details
🗓 DEC 7 | 3PM–9PM
📍 Wayne Densch Performing Art Center

More Things to Do in Orlando

If you’re looking for more holiday events make sure to check out our holiday blog! We will continue updating it all season long to ensure we give you the best things to do for the holidays.

Natalie Monzon

Natalie Monzon

Natalie is a City Manager for UNATION and author of the Stuff to Do in Orlando City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Orlando area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinOrlando on social.