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December events in Orlando

December 2, 2016

Most of us are familiar with the amazing holiday events that the theme parks put on this time a year, but we often forget to explore outside of the theme park world and end up missing a whole lot of fun! Here are some of the events we suggest you check out while visiting us at the Coral Cay Resort in Orlando this December:



Light Up UCF

This event provides affordable fun for the whole family!  There is a winter wonderland featuring ice skating, rides, a light show and holiday attractions.

When: Now through January 7.

Where: Main UCF Campus


OUC Orlando Half Marathon & Track Shack Lake Eola 5k

One of the Southeast’s top road race events, now in its 40th year, winds through scenic Downtown Orlando and beautiful Lake Eola. More than 6,000 runners will be participating and even if you are not a runner, coming to cheer on the participants while enjoying live music.

When: December 03 at 7:30 a.m.

Where: Lake Eola.


Orlando Ballet: The Nutcracker

The Orlando Ballet’s enchanting favorite, the Nutcracker, returns by popular demand this season. A Christmas Eve gift of a toy nutcracker from her godfather transports Clara on a magical journey to a world of fantasy and fun complete with the Mouse King, Sugar Plum Fairy, and Mother Ginger.

When: December 8 – December 11. Show times vary.

Tickets start at $29.

Where: Dr. Phillips Center.


Orlando Philharmonic: Emanuel Ax Performs

Seven-time Grammy winner and piano superstar Emanuel Ax will perform the delightful and charming Concerto No. 2 by Beethoven. A world premiere by American composer Lisa Bielawa, a first time Orlando Philharmonic performance of Mozart’s dramatic Symphony No. 40 in G minor, and Beethoven’s heroic Egmont Overture complete this stellar program.

When:  December 3 – December 4

Where: Bob Carr. Please note, the Bob Carr Theater is not on the Dr. Phillips Center campus. It is located approximately 1 mile north of the Dr. Phillips Center. Bob Carr Theater is managed by Dr. Phillips Center.


Dancing with the Stars Live!

America’s favorite dance show is going back on the road this winter with Dancing with the Stars: Live! –This all-new production showcases every type of ballroom and modern dance seen on ABC’s hit show “Dancing with the Stars,” including sizzling group performances, romantic duets, contemporary numbers and original pieces created specifically for the nationwide tour.

When: Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $35

Where: Dr. Phillips Center.