Orlando Weekly Fall Guide
EVENTS: Everything from food truck gatherings to zombie walks to literary readings to pet-rescue fundraisers
Published: September 25, 2013
Nov. 8-Nov. 10
22nd Annual Holiday Open House Local artisans display their work, with live music on the outdoor stage and free winery tours and tasting. The gift shop also offers a great selection of wine and wine-related items for holiday gift-giving. 10 am-5 pm Friday-Saturday, 11 am-5 pm Sunday; Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards, 19239 U.S. Highway 27 North, Clermont; free; 800-768-9463; lakeridgewinery.com.
Nov. 8-Dec. 20
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party This holiday-inspired event comes complete with castle dream lights on Cinderella Castle, a Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, free cookies and hot cocoa, and a snowfall on Main Street, U.S.A. Various times daily; Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista; $62; 407-824-4321; disneyworld.disney.go.com.
Alive After 5: Holiday Harvest Seasonally inspired street party complete with live music, food sampling and plenty of cocktails. 5-8 pm Monday; downtown Sanford, East First Street and South Park Avenue, Sanford; $7 includes food and beverage sampling; sanfordwelcomecenter.com.
Retro Game Night Grab a drink from the cash bar and then play games such as Pictionary, Parcheesi, Twister and Candy Land. 7 pm Friday; Orange County Regional History Center, 65 E. Central Blvd.; $5; 407-836-7010; thehistorycenter.org.
Nov. 15-Nov. 17
Renninger’s Antique and Collector’s Extravaganza Indoor and outdoor shopping experience with vendors selling antiques, furniture, vinyl records, pottery and much more. Get there early to beat the crowds and score a better parking spot. 8 am Friday-Sunday; Renninger’s Antique Center, 20651 U.S. Highway 441, Mount Dora; $4-$15; 352-383-8393; renningers.com.
Nov. 15-jan. 5
Winter in the Park Central Park transforms into a winter wonderland with an outdoor ice skating rink and other holiday-inspired activities. 3-9 pm Monday-Thursday, 3-10 pm Friday, 10 am-10 pm Saturday, noon-8 pm Sunday; Central Park, North Park Avenue and West Morse Boulevard, Winter Park; $10, includes skate rental; 407-599-3399; cityofwinterpark.org.
Celebrate Guyana Family-friendly cultural festival with food, live music, dance performances and more. Noon Saturday; Festival Field at the Citrus Bowl, 400 S. Rio Grande Ave.; $5-$10; 407-490-2862.
Fall Harvest Dinner Local chefs prepare a meal featuring local and seasonal foods, plus diners enjoy wine, locally brewed beer and a signature autumn cocktail. 7 pm Saturday; East End Market, 3201 Corrine Drive; $125; 321-236-3316; eastendmkt.com. Nov. 16-Nov. 24
Festival of Trees The Council of 101 hosts its annual holiday event featuring designer-decorated Christmas trees, plus a kids’ Reindeer Romp, Gingerbread Village, a festival café and more. Various times daily; Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave.; various prices; 407-896-4231; omart.org. Nov. 17-jan. 5