Category Archives: Family

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

Waterford Lakes Santa’s Winter Wonderland Village Carnival 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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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2015 Orlando Veterans Day Parade on November 14th Honors the Nations Veterans

Veterans Day is on Wednesday, November 11th, 2015. The city of Orlando will salute our nations veterans on Saturday, November 14th, 2015 with a patriotic parade at 11 AM in Downtown Orlando. Veterans Day Parade Mayor Buddy Dyer and his Veterans … 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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Remembering the Halloween Pumpkin Patch at St John Lutheran Church in Winter Park

Update: July 29th, 2018: For many years, the best pumpkin patch in Orlando was at the St John Lutheran Church in Winter Park. The land that the pumpkin patch was on now has an office building on it. Green Meadows farm … 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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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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