Holiday Guide Listings
Orlando needs more indie films for Christmas
Published: November 24, 2011
2011 Orlando Citrus Parade 11 am; downtown Orlando, North Orange Avenue and East Robinson Street; free; cityoforlando.net.
New Year’s Eve Footlight Players shows and a live concert by Tiffany. 8 pm; The Parliament House, 410 N. Orange Blossom Trail; $20; 407-425-7571; parliamenthouse.com.
New Year’s Eve at CityWalk All-you-can-eat buffet, live entertainment and a champagne toast at midnight. 8 pm-2 am; CityWalk at Universal Orlando, 1000 Universal Studios Plaza; various prices; 407-363-8000; universalorlando.com.
New Year’s Eve at SeaWorld Musical celebration and fireworks display. 9 pm-1 am; SeaWorld, 7007 SeaWorld Drive; $73.99-$81.99; 407-363-2613; seaworldparks.com.
New Year’s Eve Comedy Jam Featuring Sommore, Earthquake and others. 7:30 pm; Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, 401 W. Livingston St.; $45-$55; orlandovenues.net.
Orlando Food Not Bombs Food Sharing 8:30 am Monday, 5 pm Wednesday; Orlando City Hall, 400 S. Orange Ave.; free; 407-252-1379; orlandofoodnotbombs.org.
Coalition for the Homeless Thanksgiving Breakfast Hosted by the staff and volunteers of the Orlando Magic. 8-11 am; Coalition for the Homeless, 639 W. Central Blvd.; free; 407-426-1250; coalitionforthehomeless.org.
Turkey Trot 22nd annual 5K run/walk to benefit Seniors First. 8 am; Lake Eola Park, North Rosalind Avenue and East Washington Street; $15-$35; 407-292-0177; trackshack.com.
Fur Free Friday Animal Rights Foundation of Florida educates holiday shoppers about the cruelty of the fur trade. 11 am; The Mall at Millenia, 4200 Conroy Road; free.
Come to O.U.R. Home for the Holidays Annual open house offers information on the programs and volunteer opportunities of the Rescue Mission. 10 am-3 pm; Orlando Union Rescue Mission, 911 W. Central Blvd.; free; 407-841-7578; ourm.org.
Holiday Dinner for the Animals Animal Rights Foundation of Florida presents guest speakers Christine Dorchak and Carey Theil. 6 pm; Garden Cafe, 810 W. Colonial Drive; $25-$35; 407-968-2400; gardencafevege.com.
Jolly Paw-liday 3K fun run and pet walk to benefit Relay for Life. 9 am; Jessie Brock Community Center, 310 N. Dillard St., Winter Garden; $15-$20; cwgdn.com.
Grand Opening & Holiday Celebration Tour the new facility, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and following holiday reception. 4:30 pm; Central Florida Urban League, 595 W. Church St.; free, RSVP requested; cful.org.
Green Drinks Monthly meeting of people who are interested in making Orlando more sustainable, with live music and a featured speaker each month. 6-10 pm; Dandelion Communitea Cafe, 618 N. Thornton Ave.; free; 407-362-1864; dandelioncommunitea.com.
Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis 5K run/walk and a one-mile dog-friendly fitness walk, with a post-race cocktail party in downtown Baldwin Park. 7:30 am; Baldwin Park, New Broad Street and Jake Street; $25 registration fee; 800-850-9455; 2011jbrorlando.kintera.org.
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