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December 7, 2018

Phantasmagoria Orlando is proud to present its events for the 2018 Holiday Season! One of the greatest and most enduring Ghost Stories ever told! “A Christmas Carol, A Ghost Story of Christmas” NOW TOURING 5 COUNTIES!

Phantasmagoria Orlando is proud to present its events for the 2018 Holiday Season!

One of the greatest and most enduring Ghost Stories ever told!

“A Christmas Carol, 
A Ghost Story of Christmas”
              NOW TOURING 5 COUNTIES!

All Photos: Chris Bridges

Celebrate the 2018 Holiday Season as Victorian Troupe Phantasmagoria returns to the stage with its own unique adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic holiday tale “A Christmas Carol, A Ghost Story of Christmas”. 

This critically acclaimed Victorian Performance Troupe will bring its signature tapestry of movement, dance, puppetry, projections, music and storytelling to the stage as one of the most famous Ghost Stories of all times comes alive! A true tale of the Past, Present and Future – with the glory of redemption!  

Dickens’ wonderful tableau will come to life with Phantasmagoria’s own unique aesthetic and performance style in a brand new adaptation of the classic work. Last year’s performances sold fast so get your tickets now! NOTE: A show good for ALL ages!

December 6, 2018

PGA National Resort & Spa Announces Annual ‘12 Days of PGA’ Holiday Celebration

(PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.) – PGA National Resort & Spa – South Florida’s world-class golf, vacation, meetings and spa destination – announces its annual "12 Days of PGA” holiday celebration from Dec. 21 through New Year’s Day.

The family-friendly festivities kickoff Friday, Dec. 21 with 12 continuous days of delicious dining and lively entertainment culminating with a New Year’s Eve celebration. Adults can enjoy a five-course dinner at Ironwood Steak & Seafood or an all-inclusive “Essence of Motown Gala featuring Larry Johnson.”

The legendary resort will also have a New Year’s Eve celebration at its sophisticated iBAR featuring DJ entertainment, dancing and a midnight ball drop (8 p.m. – 2 a.m.). Children are treated to a special “kids-only” New Year’s Eve party with games, activities, dinner, dessert and snacks.

To celebrate Christmas Day, an extravagant buffet is offered at Ironwood Steak & Seafood from 1 – 8:30 p.m. featuring delicious entrees including Alaskan King Crab Legs, Hickory Smoked Leg of Lamb, BBQ Black Cod and Herb Roasted Prime Rib. An array of seasonal appetizers and sides complement the meal with a decadent dessert station to finish off.

Seasonal celebrations and extraordinary events include breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus (Dec. 24 and 25), holiday preview shopping events, beauty demonstrations, children’s poolside activities, tennis round robins, golf clinics and more.

Krispy Kreme Doughnut countdown to the ‘Day of the Dozens’ is on!

On Wednesday, 12/12, customers can enjoy a dozen Original Glazed® doughnuts for just $1 with the purchase of any dozen at regular price
 
ORLANDO, Fla. (Dec. 4, 2018) – Krispy Kreme Doughnuts will return its “Day of the Dozens” holiday tradition next Wednesday December 12, with one of its sweetest offers of the season. On 12/12 only, fans can purchase one dozen of the iconic Original Glazed® doughnuts for just $1 with the purchase of any dozen at participating shops across the United States.
 
Krispy Kreme Shops in Central Florida
 
1031 S. Orlando Avenue (17-92), Winter Park, FL  32789
 
4080 Millenia Blvd., Orlando, FL 32939
 
5310 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, (192 / Mile Marker 11.5), Kissimmee, FL  34746
 
7930 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, (192 / Mile Marker 4.5), Kissimmee, Florida
 
2040 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL 32935
 
980 W Intl. Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Get in the Holiday Spirit at Ace Cafe Orlando with the News Junkie’s Christmas Bike Drive on December 7th


December event lineup at the Motor-Centric Dining, Entertainment and Retail Destination
            
Friday, December 7, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. – News Junkie's 6th Annual Christmas Bike Drive
Join us at the Ace Cafe for the News Junkie's annual Christmas bike drive. Drop off a new
bike and help us collect over 100 bikes for deserving children in Central Florida. Special
thanks to Nations Trucks and the National Latino Peace Officers Association Central Florida Chapter for helping families in our community.

Saturday, December 8, 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Drive Florida Pre-Rally Meet
The Drive Florida Pre-Rally Meet at Ace Cafe Orlando is a party before the Drive Florida Rally, which will occur on December 9. The party is open to all show vehicles, regardless of whether or not the vehicle is registered for the event. More than 200 cars are expected! Drive Florida's mission is to bring participants on a driving adventure like no other around the state. For this adventure (December 9), drivers will be exploring Central Florida as they start in Clermont and finish up in Bushnell for some go-karting at Bushnell Motorsports Park.

Sunday, December 9, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Toys for Tots Christmas Car Show
Come donate toys for those less fortunate during this holiday car show hosted by Ace Cafe. Any and all show cars classic or exotic are welcome. Contact coordinator tbush@acecafeusa.com to register to participate or with any questions. Come by to make a difference in children’s’ lives this holiday season, enjoy the car show, and stay awhile to delight in our delicious brunch!

November 23, 2018

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Holiday Treats Are Back for a Limited Time Only

Four adorable doughnuts including the Santa Belly Doughnut and New Ugly Sweater Doughnuts join a festive Peppermint Mocha beverage now through Dec. 24

ORLANDO, Fla. (Nov. 26, 2018) – Krispy Kreme Doughnuts announces the return of its limitededition decorated holiday doughnuts, available now through Dec. 24 at participating all shops throughout Central Florida. Fans can fill their dozens with four adorably delicious doughnuts in the following flavors to complete any holiday festivity:

  • Santa Belly Doughnut: This chocolate Kreme™ filled shell is dipped in red icing and decorated to look like Santa’s jolly belly – a beloved Krispy Kreme holiday tradition. 
  • Ugly Sweater Doughnut: A tasty new take on the festive ugly sweater trend, this doughnut is dipped in green icing, sprinkled with confetti and decorated with over-the-top reindeer and penguin candy pieces. 
  • Holiday Plaid Doughnut: An Original Glazed® Doughnut dipped in icing and decorated in a fun red and green plaid design. 
  • Chocolate Iced with Sprinkles Doughnut: A chocolate iced ring with festive holiday sprinkles. 

November 17, 2018

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO RESORT IS THE DESTINATION FOR AN AMAZING HOLIDAY CELEBRATION LIKE NO OTHER


Guests Can Create New Traditions and Put a Twist on their Holiday Celebrations with Thrilling Experiences across the Entire Destination - from Merry Festivities to the Maven of Mischief, The Grinch – and More

ORLANDO, Fla. (Nov. 16, 2018) – Merry, mischief and thrills all combine as Universal Orlando Resort unwraps its annual Holidays celebration beginning November 17. It’s a holiday celebration unlike any other where guests can do everything from sip hot Butterbeer and witness “The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle” to meet the mean, green one himself, The Grinch – and more.
And – on New Year’s Eve this year - families can ring in 2019 at a rockin’ New Year’s Eve celebration at Universal Studios Florida, while adults 21 and up can enjoy the upscale EVE celebration at Universal CityWalk.

See below for complete details on all of the ways guests can elevate their holidays at Universal Orlando Resort:

November 16, 2018

Holidays at Hammock Beach Resort - Palm Coast


This holiday season Hammock Beach Resort extends an invitation for guests to experience all that the resort has to offer. From football to feasts, take a look at what is happening at Hammock Beach this winter:
  • Thanksgiving Weekend—Hammock Beach Resort shows it’s appreciation for it’s guests with a plethora of events such as the 9th Annual Turkey Trot 5K, a drive-in movie, fall festival and of course, the Grand Thanksgiving Buffet. 
  • Christmas Festivities— Christmas week, guests will get into the holiday spirit as they enjoy stories told by Santa’a little helpers, play their favorite games, bounce around the holiday carnival and come together on Christmas Eve for night of food, fun and family. 
  • New Year’s Eve— Ring in the new year with Hammock Beach Resort. Between zany games, parties for all ages and even a Polar Bear Plunge, 2019 is guaranteed to begin on the right foot.   

Boat Parades to Light Up the Florida Keys Holiday Season

 

FLORIDA KEYS — Lighted and decorated boats of all shapes and sizes are to illuminate the sparkling waters of the Florida Keys in December, drawing visitors to local hubs and hotspots to watch five boat parades and revel in the Keys’ holiday spirit.
From Key Largo to Key West, visitors can view the parades from the shore or excursion boats, or even become part of the festivities by decking out their own boat in dazzling lights and eye-catching seasonal decorations.
Friday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m.
Stock Island Lighted Boat Parade (Stock Island)
Decorated vessels ranging from dinghies and three-masted schooners to shrimp boats from the fleet based on Stock Island stage a festive cruise through community marinas. The free-to-watch boat parade is presented by Sunset Watersports and headquartered at Stock Island Marina Village, 7005 Shrimp Road. Festivities before the parade and an official after party at the Hogfish Bar & Grill, 6810 Front St., round out the evening. Visit ilovestockisland.org.

November 15, 2018

Christmas on the Coast - Celebrate the Season with Sun, Sea, and Special Events in New Smyrna Beach

NEW SMYRNA BEACH, Fla. –  With warm sunny days, ocean views, and plenty of whimsical holiday events, New Smyrna Beach illustrates why spending Christmas on the coast is the best present you can give your family this year.

The season commences over on Canal Street, New Smyrna Beach’s charming historic downtown. The district comes alive with brightly lit palm trees, and special holiday happenings dot the calendar as part of the Christmas on Canal series of events. Dash on over for the following festivities:
  • Spark the Spirit (November 23rd) — The countdown to Christmas officially begins in NSB with this annual Canal Street event featuring a tree lighting ceremony, live entertainment, and the official entrance of the big guy himself—Santa Claus. Stores and restaurants offer extended hours, so you can get a head start on your holiday shopping or enjoy dinner and drinks. Be sure to pop over to Santa’s Work Hub and check out the twinkling lights and decorations.
  • Coastal Christmas Market (November 24th) — More than 90 local vendors line Canal Street, selling beautiful gifts and handcrafted holiday décor. Live music and demonstrations add to the festive feel. Grab some grub from a local restaurant or pick up classic street fare.
  • New Smyrna Beach Christmas Parade (December 1st) — You’ll want to arrive early to get a prime viewing spot for this popular holiday event. Starting at the corner of Flagler Avenue and South Atlantic and heading over the North Causeway, the parade concludes at Orange Street. Handmade floats, performances from local school groups, and a Santa sighting make for an enjoyable family outing.

November 11, 2018

RING IN THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH ORLANDO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA HOLIDAY POPS IN CENTRAL PARK

 
(November 9, 2018) – The City of Winter Park and the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra invite you to celebrate the spirit of the holiday season at their annual Holiday Pops concert Sunday, December 2, at 4 p.m., in charming Central Park. A Holiday Festival is a free public concert and is made possible by the Charlotte Julia Hollander Trust. Bring a blanket and pack a picnic for a concert program that has become a family tradition in central Florida.

Enjoy beautiful Central Park as Conductor Albert George Schram leads the Philharmonic in a beautiful program featuring familiar favorites as well as surprise selections. Highlights will include instrumentals such as “Carol of the Bells,” “Sleigh Ride,” as well as vocal selections featuring Natalie Cordone and Shawn Kilgore including “White Christmas,” and a joyful Christmas sing-a-long.

TENNESSEE - SMOKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS CELEBRATES 11 YEARS AS FAVORITE CHRISTMAS EVENT WITH GLACIER RIDGE, FIVE MILLION LIGHTS


Dollywood’s new Glacier Ridge marks largest addition ever to Christmas festival

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Friday, November 9, 2018) — After earning its 11th consecutive Golden Ticket award for Best Theme Park Christmas Event, Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas presented by Humana (Nov. 10, 2018- Jan. 5, 2019) adds even more merry memory making moments with the addition of the impressive Glacier Ridge.

With the all-new Glacier Ridge, guests can experience the Smokies at Christmas in a way they never have before. The novel and immense experience of Glacier Ridge pushes the park’s total count to more than five million twinkling lights. Located in the areas of the park known as Timber Canyon, Wilderness Pass and the upper portion of Craftsman’s Valley, Glacier Ridge is a must-see during Smoky Mountain Christmas.  

November 6, 2018

IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS, GLEE’S JANE LYNCH AND THE PIANO GUYS HEADLINE THE HOLIDAYS AT DR. PHILLIPS CENTER


— Nightly hot chocolate and peppermint-infused specialty cocktails
also make the holidays warm and bright —


ORLANDO, Fla. (November 5, 2018) — For the first time since opening, Dr. Phillips Center has curated four weeks of holiday fare, including a smashing Broadway musical, a holiday-themed country concert and a variety show starring comedian Jane Lynch. The line-up also includes several performances of Orlando Ballet’s The Nutcracker – including two afternoon family shows – and the Orlando Philharmonic’s Home For the Holidays.

“This holiday won’t be complete without a visit to the Dr. Phillips Center,” said Foster Cronin, the arts center’s vice president of programming. “Whether you enjoy the classics or prefer a little more modern take on your holiday entertainment, we have something for you this year.”  

TENNESSEE - SMOKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS CELEBRATES 11 YEARS AS FAVORITE CHRISTMAS EVENT WITH GLACIER RIDGE, FIVE MILLION LIGHTS


Dollywood’s new Glacier Ridge marks largest addition ever to Christmas festival

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Monday, November 5, 2018) — After earning its 11th consecutive Golden Ticket award for Best Theme Park Christmas Event, Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas presented by Humana (Nov. 10, 2018- Jan. 5, 2019) adds even more merry memory making moments with the addition of the impressive Glacier Ridge.

With the all-new Glacier Ridge, guests can experience the Smokies at Christmas in a way they never have before. The novel and immense experience of Glacier Ridge pushes the park’s total count to more than five million twinkling lights. Located in the areas of the park known as Timber Canyon, Wilderness Pass and the upper portion of Craftsman’s Valley, Glacier Ridge is a must-see during Smoky Mountain Christmas.  

November 3, 2018

ORLANDO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA INVITES CENTRAL FLORIDA ‘HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS’



Opera Orlando Youth Chorus and The Holiday Singers return for Central Florida’s favorite holiday concert.

(Thursday, November 1, Orlando, FL) – The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra brings the holiday spirit to Central Florida with two performances of Home for the Holidays on Saturday, November 24 at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m. at Bob Carr Theater. 

The Philharmonic’s annual tradition features Guest Conductor Albert George Schram, Opera Orlando Youth Chorus, and The Holiday Singers performing familiar favorites, and new holiday tunes that are sure to delight! 

The performances will also feature a new surprise guest this year – Santa Claus, himself, will be in the lobby before each performance ready to greet the entire family! The Philharmonic is partnering with Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida to host a holiday food drive, and persons attending the concerts are encouraged to bring shelf-stable food items to contribute. 

POP-UP HOLIDAY COCKTAIL BAR CONCEPT MIRACLE ANNOUNCES 2018 LINE-UP


EXPANDS MIRACLE TO OVER 80 LOCATIONS GLOBALLY DEBUTS JEFF “BEACHBUM” BERRY PRESENTS: SIPPIN’ SANTA 

New York, NY (October 30, 2018) – Miracle, the beloved Christmas-themed pop-up bar launched in 2014 in New York City, will continue spreading holiday cheer around the globe in 2018, as the brand celebrates its five-year anniversary. This year, Miracle will launch in over 80 locations around the world with Sippin’ Santa expanding to multiple locations in partnership with notable tiki-connoisseur Jeff “Beachbum” Berry. 

Launching the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 23rd, Miracle locations throughout the United States and beyond will offer seasonally-themed cocktails in a festive setting through New Year’s Eve, Monday December 31st, 2018. Miracle will return to its original hometown of New York City and will expand to two locations due to popular demand. The addition of a new and improved Miracle location on 12th street will allow guests and larger groups the opportunity to secure future reservations and the opportunity to book events in the famed holiday bar concept. Miracle creator Greg Boehm and long-time manager Joann Spiegel are pleased to be able to continue expanding the concept to new cities across the U.S. and to locations in Europe, Asia and Central America. 

October 27, 2018

SEAWORLD’S CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION RETURNS WITH MORE LIGHTS THAN EVER BEFORE


Over 3 Million Sparkling Lights to Deck the Halls at SeaWorld Orlando Nov. 17 – Dec. 31

ORLANDO, Fla. (Oct. 25, 2018) – This holiday season, there are more reasons than ever to join the merriment of SeaWorld’s Christmas CelebrationGuests of all ages can delight over scrumptious food, stunning live shows, and joyful entertainment inspired by the natural world as they create treasured memories together. Over 3 million sparkling lights will shine bright during the festive Christmas event, offered select dates from Nov. 17 to Dec. 31.
SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration Offerings – Event Days: Nov. 17-25, 30, Dec. 1-2, 7-9, 14-31
·        New for 2018 - Dine with Santa at Shamu Stadium – Enjoy a warm-hearted holiday experience and meet Santa Claus as family memories are made at this all-new dining experience. The buffet style dinner features a taste-tempting menu of traditional holiday favorites and delicious desserts. Guests will also receive reserved seating to Winter Wonderland on Ice. Prices start at $40 and can be purchased online in advance at SeaWorldOrlando.com.

October 24, 2018

TENNESSEE - CHRISTMAS COMES TO LIFE AT DOLLY PARTON’S STAMPEDE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON




PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018) – Experience the spirit of Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Attraction this holiday season. Debuting Oct. 31 and running through January 5, 2019, families can create new traditions at “The Most Fun Place to Eat in the Smokies.” With a full-scale living Nativity, four-course feast, and an arena full of the merriest sights and sounds, every guest will leave jollier than Old Saint Nick.

“Christmas is a very special time of year at Dolly Parton’s Stampede,” said David Swangel, General Manager of Dolly Parton’s Stampede in Pigeon Forge. “While our thrilling high-spirited adventure provides fun for our guests, we also celebrate the meaning of Christmas thanks to a full-scale, living Nativity. Families always take the time to let us know this show has become a treasured part of their yearly traditions.”

October 22, 2018

SOUNDS OF THE SEASON CONCERT SERIES RETURNS TO CHRISTMAS AT GAYLORD PALMS


Grammy® Award winner Sandi Patty will open this year’s series of holiday concerts

KISSIMMEE, Fla. – (October 22, 2018)  Christmas at Gaylord Palms again will welcome award-winning voice talent to spread holiday cheer with the return of its Sounds of the Season Concert Series presented by Celebration Golf Club. A variety of musical styles including Grammy® Award winner Sandi Patty and internationally-known a cappella group Voctave infuse the best of Christmas music into the fun spread throughout the resort. All performances will be onstage in the grand St. Augustine Atrium and will include a special concert patron-exclusive visit to the resort’s popular ICE! attraction after the performance. The six Sounds of the Season concerts will be held on select nights in the month of the December.

October 16, 2018

CENTRAL FLORIDA’S ULTIMATE WINTER WONDERLAND LIGHT UP UCF RETURNS FOR ITS ELEVENTH ANNUAL SEASON AT CFE ARENA ON NOVEMBER 16




RESIDENTS AND VISITORS OF CENTRAL FLORIDA CAN EXPECT SNOWY NIGHTS AND SPARKLING LIGHTS WITH A SPECTACULAR LIGHT SHOW, OUTDOOR SKATING RINK, EXCITING HOLIDAY ATTRACTIONS AND MORE!

ORLANDO, FL – We’re spreading holiday cheer at CFE Arena and the University of Central Florida with the annual holiday festival, Light Up UCF. Produced by UCF Convocation Corporation and Spectra, managers of CFE Arena, Light Up UCF will open Friday, November 16 and run through Tuesday, January 1. This year’s festival offers 47 nights of ice skating, a world-class choreographed light show with new music, free holiday movies, live entertainment, rides like the Ferris Wheel and Light Up Express kids train, and much more.

October 13, 2018

ENCORE RESORT AT REUNION WELCOMES FAMILIES NEAR AND FAR FOR FESTIVE HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS

Memorable Orlando Holiday Vacations Await Guests of All Ages with
Turkey Trot 5k Walk/Run, Thanksgiving Dinner, Jingle Bell 5k Walk/Run,
Elf-Tuck-In’s on Christmas Eve, Brunch with Santa and a New Year’s Eve Celebration
Florida Residents Receive a 10 Percent Discount on Reservations

ORLANDO, Fla. (October 11, 2018) — There’s no better place to celebrate the holidays than in a luxurious home away from home in the family vacation capital of the world. Encore Resort at Reunion, the premier luxury vacation home rental community in Orlando, Florida, is pleased to announce its spectacular line-up of holiday activities, parties and family/children’s activity programs that will be offered to guests at the Resort during the 2018 Holiday Season. Located only seven miles from Disney World, Universal Orlando and other local theme parks and attractions, Encore Resort at Reunion is the first of-its-kind in the vacation home rental space to offer guests all of the services and amenities of a luxury resort with the comforts and privacy of a home.

Below is a list of Encore Resort at Reunion’s Festive 2018 Holiday Activities and Offerings: