Category Archives: Family

Events and experiences around Orlando that are best shared by the entire family.

2017 Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus in Orlando at the Amway Center on January 12th-16th

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The circus is coming to Orlando at the Amway Center on Thursday, January 12th, 2017 and staying until Monday, January 16th, 2017. The Greatest Show on Earth brings wonder and fun with amazing animal acts that will astound the family. Ringling … Continue reading

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Santa Claus Arrival at the Mall at Millenia for Christmas on November 4th, 2016

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Santa Claus will be arriving at the Mall at Millenia in grand style to kick of the Christmas season on Friday, November 4th, 2016 starting at 6:00 PM. The holiday event features a family friendly dj dance party, with food and drinks available for … Continue reading

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Fun Fair offers Family Activities in Downtown Orlando on November 5th, 2016

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The Weekday School of Orlando is hosting its annual Fun Fair on Saturday, November 5th, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM in downtown Orlando. Downtown Orlando Fun Fair Designed to appeal to preschool-aged children, the fair features a bounce house, clowns, a … Continue reading

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2016 Winter Park Easter Egg Hunt features over 10,000 Easter Eggs and the Easter Bunny on March 26th

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The 62nd annual Easter Egg Hunt hosted by the city of Winter Park is set for Saturday, March 26th. Children up to 10-years-old are invited to line-up at 9:30 am at Central Park. Promptly at 10:00 am the Easter Bunny … Continue reading

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2016 Magic 107.7 Easter Egg Hunt in Longwood on Saturday, March 26th features over 20,000 eggs

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The Magic 107.7 Easter Egg Hunt features over 20,000 Easter eggs for children of all ages to hunt during staggered times along with other games and activities. The event takes place on Saturday, March 26th, 2016 beginning at 9:30 AM … Continue reading

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2016 Florida Strawberry Festival and Parade features Concerts, Rides, and Strawberries in March

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There has been a lot of talk in recent years about sustainable farming and eating locally-grown produce of fruits and vegetables.  Since 1930, there hasn’t been a place where that has been so true than in Plant City and their … Continue reading

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2016 Orlando Touch a Truck Introduces Construction Equipment and Vehicles to Kids on January 23rd

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It is not hard to see that kids love everything about big trucks and construction equipment. You only need to look as far as some of the most popular children’s characters like Handy Manny, Bob the Builder, Thomas the Train, … Continue reading

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2016 Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr in the month of January in Orlando with Parades and Festivals

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Martin Luther King, Jr had a dream of an integrated and unified America in 1963 where over 200,000 civil rights supporters watched and listened to King’s 17-minute public speech in Washington D.C. on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. At … Continue reading

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Free Santa Photo and Crafts at Bass Pro Shops in Orlando This Christmas in 2015

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A trip to Bass Pro Shops gets you a free 4″ x 6″ photo with Santa and a holiday craft. Bass Pro Santa Claus Free photos with Santa Claus are available 7 days a week at different times throughout the … Continue reading

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Florida Citrus Parade in Downtown Orlando on December 30th, 2015 at 11 AM

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The Florida Citrus Parade will be held on New Years Eve in Downtown Orlando on Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 at 11 AM. The parade is televised nationally and celebrates Orlando’s two bowl games, the Russell Athletic Bowl and the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus … Continue reading

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2015 Russell Athletic Bowl Parade of Bands in Winter Park on December 29th

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One of the better free events to do around Orlando between Christmas Day and New Years Eve is the Russell Athletic Bowl Parade of Bands in Winter Park along Park Avenue. Winter Park Parade of Bands The Russell Athletic Bowl … Continue reading

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Winter Park Outdoor Ice Skating during the Holidays in Central Park 2015

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The city of Winter Park introduced an outdoor ice skating rink in 2009 entitled “Winter in the Park” during the Christmas Season and has now made it an annual event. The ice skating rink will open on Friday, November 20th, … Continue reading

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Waterford Lakes Santa’s Winter Wonderland Village Carnival 2015

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For residents of east Orlando, there are two options when it comes to a midway carnival Christmas celebration. The first carnival is Light Up UCF at the University of Central Florida. A short drive down Alafaya Trail brings you to … Continue reading

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Light Up UCF 2015 Christmas Event at the University of Central Florida Features Ice Skating, Light Show, Outdoor Movies, and a Ferris Wheel

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Light Up UCF is the University of Cental Florida’s annual holiday event that features a free Christmas light show, outdoor ice skating, an ice slide, free outdoor movies, carolers, carnival rides, and Santa Claus. Other nights may feature a concert, … Continue reading

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2015 Baldwin Park Winter Spark Christmas Parade at Night on December 12th

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Baldwin Park is hosting it’s annual evening Christmas parade on Saturday, December 12th, 2015 at 6 PM.  Line the streets of the community’s downtown for the parade and stay for Santa’s arrival with musical performances. Baldwin Park Winter Spark Parade … Continue reading

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Free Nutcracker Performance by the Russian Ballet of Orlando at Lake Eola on December 19th, 2015

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The Russian Ballet of Orlando will be returning to Lake Eola in 2015 to present their free performance of the holiday classic, The Nutcracker, at the Lake Eola Disney Amphitheater in Downtown Orlando. Russian Ballet Nutcracker The two hour performance will begin at … Continue reading

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2015 Holiday at Heritage Square Christmas Event at the Orange County History Center on December 12th

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This year’s Holiday at Heritage Square Christmas Event is slated for Saturday, December 12th, 2015, to light Heritage Square at the Orange County History Center, the historic park in the heart of downtown Orlando. Holiday at Heritage Square Entertainment begins at 2 … Continue reading

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Holiday Lights Orlando 2015 Featuring the Gift Christmas Festival and Show

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The City of Orlando’s Christmas Tree will officially be lit on Friday, December 4th, 2015 at the Disney Amphitheater at Lake Eola in Downtown Orlando during a Christmas event that begins at 5 PM. Holiday Lights Orlando and The Gift The lighting of the Christmas … Continue reading

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