The Citrus Bowl and More Things to Do in Orlando This Weekend

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Happy New Year, Orlando!

With 2021 coming to a close, we hope you decide to go out with a bang with some really wild events this weekend in Orlando!

Whether you want to rock out, dress up or go balls to the wall to end 2021, we‘ve got you. But no matter what you decide to do this New Year‘s Eve, we hope you stay safe, have fun, and enjoy all Orlando has to offer!

Go out with a bang—
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📷: Orlando Invasion
Orlando Invasion

End the year with an out-of-this-world experience at The Orlando Invasion, hosted at the Orlando Amphitheater at the Central Florida Fairgrounds.

Unlock the secrets of the universe through sonic vibration and movement as you enjoy this 2-day event! This 18+ event has around 50 artists lined up—and spaces are limited, so reserve your spot now! Tickets for GA, VIP, and Skydeck are available!

Event Details 
🗓 DEC. 31—JAN. 1 | 3PM 
🎟️  GA: 1-Day Starting at $69 | 2-Day Starting at $129
VIP: 1-Day Starting at $149 | 2-Day Starting at $229
Skydeck: Inquire here
📍 Orlando Amphitheater at the Central Florida Fairgrounds

Treat yourself:
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New Years‘ Eve Gala

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Throw on your best cocktail attire and treat yourself to the 8th Annual New Years’ Eve Gala at The Alfond Inn. If you‘ve been saving an occasion to wear your ballroom gown (or are looking for an excuse to go shopping for one) this premium event is the perfect affair!

The 21+ event has a Premium Open Bar, Champagne Toast, Chef-Attended Reception Stations, and so much more! Enjoy a photo booth, confetti cannons, and a wide range of gourmet food and desserts. You can also extend your stay to keep the premium NYE experience going and stay the night at The Alfond Inn.

Event Details 
🗓 DEC. 31 | 8PM—12:30AM
🎟️  $219 per person
📍 The Alfond Inn at Rollins College

"Treat yourself to this premium event. It‘s THE party to end the year!"
Start 2022 with a great matchup—
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📷: Hawk Central
Citrus Bowl: Iowa vs Kentucky

Kick the new year off with a literal kickoff showdown—when the No. 15 Iowa Hawkeyes take on No. 22 Kentucky in the 2022 Vrbo Citrus Bowl.

Keeping the tradition strong playing on New Year‘s Day since 1987, the Citrus Bowl has hosted the top Big Ten and SEC teams from outside the CFP series of bowls for decades. Reserve your tickets today to enjoy the big game! 

Event Details 
🗓 JAN. 1 | 1PM—3PM
🎟️  Starting at $79 
📍 Camping World Stadium

Rock in the New Year—
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Fun for all ages, the ROCK-IN 2022! at the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando is the perfect family-friendly party to ring in the New Year. With Hard Rock classic desserts, entertainment to top off your year, and a live countdown from Times Square, you’re invited to rock out and Rock-In 2022! 

The New Year’s Eve Lobby Party will have a DJ, Magic Men, balloonist, and a midnight balloon drop with a champagne toast for those over 21! Tickets sell out quick, so be sure to reserve your spot, now!

Event Details 
🗓 DEC. 31 | 6PM—1AM
🎟️  Adult: $80 | Child (3-9): $50 | Kids under 3: Free 
📍 Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando

Begin your resolution right now—
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📷: Orlando Sentinel

Whether you walk it, jog it or run it, anyone can complete a 5K! So kick off the New Year, New Me season with a very doable 5K at Jay Blanchard Park. With 500 athletes running the race each year since 2019, the New Year New Me Race will be held on Jan. 2nd with a flat and fast course!

New this race will be cold hard, cash prizes to the top three finishers in the Male and Female divisions. Sponsored by the Southern Timing Foundation, Inc., you’ll receive a 20-second clip of you crossing the Start and Finish line, a performance T-Shirt, a finisher medal and a swag bag with goodies from sponsors and vendors! The race entry fee starts at $30—but hurry, the more spots get filled, the higher the price goes!

Event Details 
🗓 JAN. 2 | 7:30AM—10AM 
🎟️  $30 for the first 200 participants | $35 for racers 201—300 | $40 for 301+
📍 Jay Blanchard Park

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Have a great end to your year and weekend, Orlando! See you NEXT YEAR!
Aimee Pacchiarotti

Aimee Pacchiarotti

Aimee is a UNATION team member and author of the Stuff to Do City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do near you, subscribe to our text and email, and follow us on social!