Looks like the weather finally go the memo that we are now in winter and will be sending some cooler weather our way this weekend. What better way to enjoy this cooling trend than a performance by the Russian Ballet of “The Nutcracker.” Performing at the Lake Eola Amphitheater on Saturday, December 19th at 7:30PM.
The Russian Academy of Ballet is directed by Katerina Fedotova. Katerina is a fourth generation ballet dancer from the Ukraine. She has performed worldwide as the principle dancer in ballet classics such as Sleeping Beauty, Romeo and Juliet and many others.
Get out this weekend, enjoy the weather and take in this beautiful performance!
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While there may not be any snow falling near us, the spirit of Christmas is certainly present! Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center will be showing the Dr. Seuss classic “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” through Dec. 13th.
This adaptation from the book includes songs like ‘Fah Who Doraze’ and ‘You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch.’ Follow Cindy-Lou Who through this heart lifting story of the spirit of Christmas with your kids, or wake up your kid at heart.
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I don’t know about the rest of you, but I go into full “weight-panic” during the holidays. So many scrumptious options to choose from! High caloric, high sugar content, high carb options abound everywhere I turn. And it would just be rude for me to turn them down. But Juice’d Orlando is here to help.
Juice’d is Thornton Park’s newest organic cold pressed juice bar and superfood cafe. Offering delicious and healthy options to keep you on track and you can leave all the guilt behind. They opened in November and already boast a very healthy following.
Go and check them out! If you’re like me, you’ll be surprised they’re so delicious and nutritious!
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Winter Park is one of our favorite communities! They always have great events going on and tonight they will be hosting another, the Winter On The Avenue and annual Christmas Tree lighting. The event runs from 5PM – 10PM and offers a lot of fun activities for the whole family.
There will be an ice skating rink available for $12/person for skate rentals. Along Park Avenue the shops will host their open house and be participating in a holiday window contest. Children’s choirs will be singing as the tree is lit from 5PM-6:30PM. They are even offering Popcorn Flick in the Park featuring “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and “Home Alone.”
As the evening winds down, there will be two separate jazz performances from 7PM-10PM featuring Johnny Mag Sax at N. Park Ave. and Blue Bamboo Music at S. Park Ave.
So get the bunch together and get into the Christmas spirit!
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“Tis the season to be jolly!” What better way to go local than by joining the Mills50 Business District in their 12 Pubs of Christmas Pub Crawl? I truly can’t think of one! For $10 you get a wristband to take advantage of drink specials at 13 area locations. Pick up your wristband at Wally’s or Thirsty Topher and rock until you drop! Just remember to enjoy responsibly. Don’t miss this wonderful event!
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For the eighth year Light Up UCF returned last Friday. Light Up UCF is an annual Winter Wonderland featuring an outdoor skating rink outside of the CFE Arena on the University of Central Florida campus. This years theme is “50 Night of Music, Lights and Ice.”
This very affordable and family friendly event offering an 8,000 square foot outdoor ice skating rink, rides, and holiday attractions. Plus it will be SNOWING every evening!
In addition to the fan favorite Ice Rink Pavilion, the Hunter Vision Ferris Wheel, Blizzard ride, the Arctic Glide Ice Slide and Santa’s Workshop, there are several free opportunities for families including the Holiday Film Festival shown on a giant two-story screen and the Holiday Light Show with thousands of lights choreographed to seasonal musical selections and falling snow!
Put this on holiday to-do list! It’s definitely on ours! For more information click here.
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