Orlando Weekly Fall Guide
EVENTS: Everything from food truck gatherings to zombie walks to literary readings to pet-rescue fundraisers
Published: September 25, 2013
Leu’s Holiday House Tour the historic estate, which is decked out in holiday decor. 10 am-3:30 pm daily; Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave.; free; 407-246-2620; leugardens.org. Nov. 20-Nov. 24
The Sunburst Convention of Celebrity Impersonators & Tribute Artists Weeklong convention with live tribute bands, seminars, guest speakers, cocktail parties and more. Various times Wednesday-Sunday; Florida Hotel and Conference Center, 1500 Sand Lake Road; $95-$275; 407-226-9088; sunburstconvention.com.
Nov. 22-Nov. 24
Southern Pinball Festival Three-day event with classic pinball machines up for sale, a pinball tournament and game-inspired art displays. 3 pm Friday, 10 am Saturday-Sunday; Crowne Plaza Orlando-Universal, 7800 Universal Blvd.; $20-$45; 407-781-2107; southernpinballfestival.net.
A Christmas Invasion: A Doctor Who Holiday Art Event With cosplay burlesque, free beer, music, an art show and sales on comics and games. 10 am-midnight Saturday; Acme Comics Cards & Collectibles, 905 E. State Road 434 #100, Longwood; free-$10; 407-331-0433; facebook.com/acmesuperstore.
Jingle Eve Holiday-themed evening along Ivanhoe Row, with live music, food vendors and shopping at area merchants. 6-11 pm Saturday; Ivanhoe Village Main Street, Orange Avenue between New Hampshire and Princeton streets; free; 407-484-5839; facebook.com/ivanhoevillage.
Winter Park Harvest Festival Showcase of local farmers and artisans with a producer-only market, mobile community garden, crafts and gardening activities, live music, cooking demos and a beer garden. 10 am-4 pm Saturday; Central Park’s West Meadow, North Park Avenue and West Morse Boulevard, Winter Park; free; 321-236-3316; winterparkharvestfestival.com.
Nov. 23-dec. 31
Christmas Celebration Holiday carolers stroll the streets, while guests watch the Winter Wonderland on Ice and Shamu Christmas ... Miracles shows, plus you can end the night with a Holiday Reflections: Fireworks and Fountain Finale. Various times daily; SeaWorld, 7007 SeaWorld Drive; $82, visit website for select dates; 407-363-2613; seaworldparks.com.
Nov. 23-jan. 5
Ice! Featuring Frosty the Snowman Explore rooms full of hand-carved ice sculptures, ride down ice slides and watch “Artisans in Action” at a live ice-carving zone. Various times daily; Gaylord Palms Resort, 6000 W. Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee; $9.99-$29.99; 407-586-4423; marriott.com.
Night B4 Thanxgiving Block Party Before the family time, get in some drinking time at this outdoor shindig. 10 pm Wednesday; Wall Street Plaza, Wall and Court streets; free; 407-849-0471; wallstplaza.net.
Nov. 29-dec. 30
Holidays Around the World Live holiday music, seasonal culinary fare at each country, a candlelight processional with celebrity narrators and an Illuminations: Reflections of Earth fireworks show. Various times daily; Epcot, Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista; $90; 407-824-4321; disneyworld.disney.go.com.