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Light Up UCF

Join CFE Arena for the return of Light Up UCF happening November 16th to January 1st.

This years festival offers 47 nights of ice skating, a world-class choreographed light show presented by Duke Energy, featuring new music, free holiday movies, live entertainment, rides like the Ferris Wheel and Light Up Express kids train and MORE.

At Light Up UCF, there is always fun for all ages to enjoy. Sponsored by Duke Energy the Holiday Light Show with display more than 200,000 lights pulsing and strobing throughout the event in perfect sync to holiday songs under snowfall. Plus on select Friday and Saturday nights the Holiday Film Festival takes place with holiday films for the whole family on. 2-story high screen, including titles like “Elf”, “It’s a Wonderful Life”, The Santa Clause”, “Home Alone”, and more. Walk through Coca-Cola’s Light Up Lane, a Christmas tree forest with sounds. On select nights, Santa will be on location with photo opportunities.

The Light Up UCF Ice Rink, sponsored by Central Florida Express Authority (CFX), is the ultimate fan favorite. Glide along to your favorite holiday tunes played by a live DJ.

Light Up UCF has a range of exciting rides for everyone. The Ferris Wheel let’s you get some amazing panoramic views overlooking the entire event and UCF’s campus. Other family-friendly thrills include the Light Up Express Train, taking the kiddos for a holiday-themed train ride, the Arctic Glide Slide is a 100-ft ice hill you can slide down, take a swing on the Winter Whirl. The entertainment continues on the community stage where local talents are invited to showcase their skills.

Keep the holiday spirit going December 15th and December 21st, as Light Up UCF welcomes back the Holiday Market ‘Under The Stars’ for two special nights. Presented by CFE Federal Credit Union, take a stroll through the market where you can marvel at crafts of talented local artisans.

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Holidays at Universal Orlando

Celebrate the Holidays at Universal Orlando and get in the Christmas spirit from November 17th to January 6th.

Check out The Wizarding World of Harry Potter as Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley transform with wondrous spirit while enjoying a hot or cold butterbeer. See Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s, watch the live retelling of Dr. Seuss’s classic holiday tale starring the Grinch in the Grinchmas “Who-liday” spectacular.

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Wine & Chocolate Festival

Enjoy some wine and get chocolatey wasted at Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards Wine and Chocolate Festival, December 7-9th.

Sample delicious chocolate from local chocolatiers, as well as local artists and crafters will be displaying their work. Enjoy live music by incredible bands on an outdoor stafe throughout the entire weekend. Plus Lakeridge wine, beer, soft drinks and food will be available, along with complimentary winery tours and tasting.

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Magic of Lights

See the World Center of Racing transform into a holiday wonderland with thousands of lights on November 16th to January 1st.

Come out to Daytona International Speedway and drive-through lights on display behind the ticket and tour building, through the state-of-the-art motorsports facility and in the Midway display area.

A portion of the proceeds from Magic of Lights to benefit the Florida Hospital Foundation.

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