Category Archives: Family

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

2015 Ocoee Haunted House and Haunted Walk with Hayrides and Halloween Games

If you are looking for a great traditional haunted house featuring scary clowns and other haunted actors to walk through during the Halloween weekend, take a ride over to Ocoee for their 8th annual haunted house (see videos below). Ocoee Haunted … Continue reading

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Best Halloween Events for Kids in Orlando for 2015 featuring Uptown Altamonte in Altamonte Springs, Disney World, and SeaWorld

Halloween officially kicks off the holiday season in Orlando when the fall season finally comes around and we great a break in the weather from the high 90’s during the summer down to the mid 70’s and 80’s that makes … Continue reading

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2015 and 2016 Orlando Repertory Childrens Theatre Season Schedule and Preview

The Orlando Repertory Theatre is the main children’s theater in the city of Orlando that partners with the University of Central Florida (UCF) to put on professional theatrical performances to popular children’s stories. As would be expected in a city … Continue reading

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2015 Celebrity Mascot Games June 19th and 20th

The annual Celebrity Mascot Games hits Orlando on Friday, June 19th, 2015 at 12:30 pm and Saturday, June 20th, 2015 at 2:00 pm at the Amway Center in downtown Orlando. Celebrity Mascot Games More than 30 mascots will compete in physical duels, strength competitions and … Continue reading

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$1 Movie Deals in Orlando at Regal Cinemas June 2nd – August 5th, 2015

Regal Entertainment Group is offering $1 tickets for all ages to select G or PG-rated movies during the summer. The 9-week promotion is valid on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10am at six Central Florida theaters. Some theaters around Orlando start … Continue reading

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2015 Memorial Day Weekend in Orlando Featuring the Memorial Day Parade and Remembrance Ceremony in Sanford and Epcot in Disney World on May 25th

Memorial Day is the day of the year that Americans pay their respects for the American soldiers that have paid the ultimate sacrifice of their lives to provide us with the rights and liberties that we so often take for … Continue reading

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Best Ideas for Things to Do on Fathers Day in Waterford Lakes including Bowling, Miniature Golf, and Restaurant Recommendations

While Mother’s Day is traditionally a day to pamper mom and take her out for a nice meal with no cleanup afterwards, Father’s Day is about doing activities that men like to do that involves family time, activities, and maybe … Continue reading

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2015 Mother’s Day Ideas in Orlando for Dinner and Things to Do in Winter Park, Disney World, and Orlando featuring Harry P Leu Gardens

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10th, 2015 and Orlando Local Guide has you covered for dinner ideas and things to do. From movies, to restaurants, and brunch, there are all sorts of ways to celebrate mom this Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day in … Continue reading

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2015 Winter Park St Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, March 8th

Saint Patrick is one of the most recognized Saints to have ever lived being born in Roman Britain in the 4th century and having lived from 387–461 AD. Saint Patrick is best known for spreading the Gospel to Ireland and … Continue reading

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2015 Seminole County Fair in Sanford and Lake Mary Brings the Carnival on March 27th through April 5th

The Seminole County Fair is Seminole County’s premier carnival that comes to the Seminole Towne Center Mall area each spring towards the end of March.  In years past, the Seminole County Fair was held in the parking lot of the mall … Continue reading

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2015 Easter Bunny Arrives at Mall at Millenia for Bunny Brunch on March 14th

Spring officially arrives at the Mall at Millenia on Saturday, March 14th, 2015 with the first spotting of the Easter Bunny.  From 9:00 am until 11:00 am in the Orangerie Cafés (located on the second floor of the mall between Panera and … Continue reading

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Santa Claus Events around Orlando in 2015

Santa Claus is a very busy man around Orlando beginning in early November and continuing through Christmas Eve. From special events at shopping malls, breakfast celebrations, and parades, Santa Claus is out in full force around Orlando throughout the Holiday … Continue reading

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Winter Park Christmas Tree Lighting in Central Park 2014 with Holiday Movies

Each year, the city of Winter Park commemorates the Christmas season by holding an event to turn on the lights of a large Christmas Tree in Central Park. The lighting ceremony features a children’s choir and Santa Claus. The Holiday Tree Lighting took place this … Continue reading

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Winter Park Boat Parade and Festival of Lights 2014 featuring Christmas Lights and a Water Ski Show

The Winter Park Boat Parade and Festival of Lights will take place on Saturday, December 13th, 2014 on Lake Virginia and Lake Osceola. Participants dress up their boats in Christmas lights for some friendly competition and can be seen from the … Continue reading

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Winter Park Christmas Parade 2014 with Santa Claus, Ice Skating, and Pancake Breakfast

The 2014 Winter Park Christmas Parade will take place on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 9 am along the streets of Park Avenue in Downtown Winter Park. The parade features over 100 parade units including marching bands, police and fire departments, and … Continue reading

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Best Halloween Pumpkin Patch in Orlando is at St John Lutheran Church in Winter Park

When looking to get the best or most unique pumpkin to celebrate Halloween, or more importantly, get the best Halloween photographs to put in your scrapbook, the best spot for pictures and pumpkin selection is the Pumpkin Patch at St … Continue reading

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2014 Great American Pie Festival and Buffet in Celebration on April 26th and April 27th

The Great American Pie Festival, the official annual pie competition of the American Pie Council, returns to Celebration, Florida for the 13th year on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 11 am-7 pm and Sunday, April 27th, 2014 from 12 pm to 5 … Continue reading

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2013 St Joseph’s Carnival at Waterford Lakes on October 11th, 12th, and 13th

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, in the Waterford Lakes area in east Orlando, will be having their annual carnival on Friday through Sunday, October 11th, 2012 through October 13th, 2013. Over 30 carnival rides and midway games are available to ride and … Continue reading

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Orlando Carnivals and Fairs

With Orlando’s favorable climate throughout much of the year, there are many carnivals to attend in Orlando and the surrounding area. Most carnivals have a particular theme, although abundance of rides, popcorn, cotton candy, snow cones, and all out fun await the … Continue reading

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Phineas and Ferb Live Action Show at UCF Arena March 3rd 2013

A live action show of Disney’s popular cartoon, Phineas and Ferb, will be at the UCF Arena on Sunday, March 3, 2013.  Phineas and Ferb: The Best LIVE Tour Ever!, as Disney is calling it, will feature the show’s cast … Continue reading

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Casselberry Movies in the Park Family Movie Night at Lake Concord on the First Friday of Each Month

Casselberry is starting up a new family movie night at Lake Concord on the first Friday of every month (with the exception of December) starting out with Disney’s Spooky Buddies on October 5th, 2012 with most movies starting at 7pm … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Disney Craft Ideas featuring Coupon Books, Charm Bracelets, Cards, Candy Boxes and More

Disney’s Family.com site has some great crafts and cheap gift ideas for mom on Mother’s Day including coupon books to clean up your room, one hour of no whining, paper charm bracelets, candy boxes, and cards to print out on … Continue reading

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Pinkalicious The Musical Contest – Contest Finished

Orlando Local Guide will be giving away two ticket vouchers for Pinkalicious The Musical at the Orlando Repertory Childrens Theatre good for the shows on February 11th, 12th, 18th, or 19th, 2012. Voucher may be used for ANY performance of this production. Voucher … Continue reading

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The Doodlebops at Sea World Orlando in January 2012

The Doodlebops will be singing, dancing, and playing in their band at Sea World on Saturday, January 28th, 2012 as part of Sea World’s Just For Kids festival aimed at preschool-age children. The Doodlebops The Doodlebops are based off of … Continue reading

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