Orlando Holiday Guide 2012
A comprehensive listing of all the jingle belling, caroling, Nutcrackering and eggnogging taking place in Orlando this holiday season
Published: November 14, 2012
Monday, Dec. 31
24th Annual Rockin' the Dock Ring in the New Year with five different parties along the pier, each offering live entertainment, champagne toasts, balloon drops and more. 7 pm-2 am; Cocoa Beach Pier, 401 Meade Ave., Cocoa Beach; $20; 321-783-7549;
Church Street New Year's Eve Massive street party with portable outdoor bars, live entertainment, a balloon drop and fireworks display at midnight. 8 pm-2 am; downtown Orlando, Orange Avenue and Church Street; $40-$100; 407-649-4270; churchstreetbars.com.
New Year's Eve Party at DisneyQuest Family-friendly event with access to video games, a DJ dance party and a confetti drop at midnight. Call for time; Downtown Disney, 1478 E. Buena Vista Drive; visit website for details; 407-939-6244; disneyworld.com.
Friday, Nov. 16
The Black & White Gala Fundraiser event with dancing, a live band and hors d'oeuvres to benefit The Center. 7:30 pm; The Abbey, 100 S. Eola Drive; $60-$150; 407-228-8272; wanzie.com.
Saturday, Nov. 17
Party Around the World Celebrate the food, drink and sounds of Brazil, England, Japan, Mexico and Germany. 10 pm; The Parliament House, 410 N. Orange Blossom Trail; call for price; 407-425-7571; parliamenthouse.com.
Nov. 23, Dec. 28
Cocktails and Conversations MBA Orlando hosts an LGBT-friendly informal after-hours networking event. 5:30-7:30 pm Friday; MBA Orlando Headquarters, 23 S. Osceola Ave.; free; 407-610-7412;
Saturday, Dec. 1
Light Up the Courtyard Holiday-themed party with live entertainment and drink specials. 7:30 pm; The Parliament House, 410 N. Orange Blossom Trail; call for price; 407-425-7571;
Sunday, Dec. 2
Sounds of the Season: A Holiday Concert Central Florida Sounds of Freedom, Orlando's LGBT band and color guard, perform holiday favorites. 3 p.m.; The Abbey, 100 S. Eola Drive; $10-$25; 407-704-6261; cfsfband.com.
Saturday, Dec. 8
Blacklight Party: Nightmare Before Christmas Grab the glowsticks and enjoy live entertainment and drink specials in the bar. 8 pm; The Parliament House, 410 N. Orange Blossom Trail; call for price; 407-425-7571; parliamenthouse.com.
Dec. 15-Dec. 16
Reasons for the Season Live holiday concert performance by the Orlando Gay Chorus features classic holiday hits. 7:30 pm Saturday, 4:30 pm Sunday; The Plaza Live, 425 N. Bumby Ave.; $25; 407-228-1220;