Discover Orlando: December's Event Guide

Get ready to unwrap the magic of December in Orlando with Aponte Group at Compass as your festive compass. Our curated guide gives you a glimpse into the vibrant events happening in Orlando and Central Florida. Celebrate the season with us, and for an added delight, explore a carefully chosen selection of TV show premieres, book releases, and movies hitting the big screen—conveniently waiting at your fingertips, here.

Asian Lantern Festival: Into the Wild
Through January 14th

Holiday Nights at Island H2O Water Park
Through the 31st

December 1st
2023 Downtown Orlando Tree Lighting

Winter on the Avenue

2023 Eola Wonderland Christmas Tree Show

2023 Eola Wonderland Snowfall

Oviedo Mall Presents: Deck the Mall Ugly Sweater Party

Winter Wonderland Tree Lighting and Kickoff at Wekiva Island

Celebration Town Center Now Snowing 25th Anniversary
Through the 31st

Holiday Home Tour and Winter Wonderland
Through the 3rd

Lake Nona Art After Dark

December 2nd
2023 Baldwin Park Winter Wonderland Extravaganza

City of Winter Garden's Christmas Parade

Altamonte Springs Cranes Roost Park Light Up The Holidays

Avalon Aglow Parade & Festival

Holiday Makers Market- Dr. Phillips/Windermere

Orlando Pottery Festival
Through the 3rd

Jo Koy

City of St. Cloud's Christmas Parade

City of Longwood's Christmas Parade

City of Oviedo's Christmas Parade

33rd Mount Dora Lighted Boat Parade

Rhapsody En Blue Presents: Harlem Renaissance Masquerade Gala

December 3rd
8th Annual Light Up SoDo

Orlando Record and CD Show

December 7th
2023 Holiday on the Drive Parade

Jhayco - Vida Rockstar Tour

Oh, What Fun!® Holiday Festival

December 8th
Tamar Braxton: Love and War 10 Year Anniversary Tour

December 9th
Winter Park's Holiday Boat Parade

Through the 10th

2023 Violectric Holiday Show

Santa Con at The Veranda at Thornton Park

Hip Hop 50 Block Party

Association of Poinciana Villages Christmas Parade

City of Sanford's Parade of Lights

City of Apopka’s Christmas Parade

City of Kissimmee's Festival of Lights

Pine Hills Holiday Parade

December 10th
Winter Wonderland Holiday Market

El Alfa La Leyenda del Dembow

December 15th
Lake Conway Boat Parade
Through the 17th

SNAP! The 6th Annual Florida Showcase

December 17th
The 5th Annual Ultimate Fashion Show for Charity

7th Annual Windermere Christmas Golf Cart Parade

December 18th
Through the 26th

December 20th
2023 Holiday Gift Market

LeAnn Rimes, Joy: The Holiday Tour

December 21st
Justin Silva at Improv

December 25th

Chanukah Menorah Parade

December 26th
Through January 1st

December 31st
New Year’s Eve

New Year's Eve Party on the Piazza

The Alfond Inn Presents The 10th Anniversary New Years Eve Masquerade Gala

Old Town & Fun Spot NYE Celebration

Enzian Presents: James Bond New Year’s Eve 

Rocking New Year 2024 — “The Experience 2.GLOW.”

New Year's Eve at Boxi Park

Apopka’s Rock the Block NYE Celebration

Avalon Park NYE Fireworks

NYE at SeaWorld

Magic Kingdom Fireworks Fantasy In The Sky