30,000-Square-Foot Dining, Bowling and Entertainment Venue Features 22 Ten-Pin Bowling Lanes, Full-Service Upscale Restaurant, More than 50 Big Screen TVs and State-of-the-Art Sound System. KINGS, the pioneering Boston-based, Dining, Bowling & Entertainment venue that kindled the "Boutique" Bowling Revolution
...in 2003 has opened its first Florida location in the "I-Drive Live" project on Orlando's world famous entertainment corridor International Drive. Please visit http://www.kingsorlando.com/ for additional details.
NOW OPEN - SeaWorld's Antarctica - Empire of the Penguin
Through the years, SeaWorld Orlando has taken you to far-flung corners of the globe, immersing you in exotic places and introducing you to unique worlds of adventure.
And now, there’s no journey bigger -- or as incredible -- as the one to come in spring 2013. It’s a voyage to the bottom-of-the-world, to the coldest and windiest continent, to a place of ice more than 9,000-feet thick. It’s a journey to Antarctica -- Empire of the Penguin.
At this amazing new attraction, you’ll be surrounded by the sights, sounds and awesome encounters found in this frozen place, embarking on a one-of-a-kind ride and an incredible, first-of-its-kind family ride.
You’ll experience the mystery and wonder of life on the ice through the eyes of a penguin, sensing the beauty and drama of their dangerous habitat. Antarctica – Empire of the Penguin combines closer-then-ever animal connections with state-of-the-future interactive ride technologies for adventures that are different each time.
It’s an all-family experience that could only come from SeaWorld and can only be found at SeaWorld Orlando. Antarctica – Empire of the Penguin. Please visit SeaWorldParks.com for more details and webisodes.
Now Open- Wet 'n Wild's Newst Attractions - Blastaway Beach
Discover all the new ways your family can have a blast together! Blastaway Beach™ turns quality-time into high energy fun-time with endless opportunities to keep that family connection flowing. With a sandcastle that towers 60-feet over 15 slides, two splash pools and more than a 160 soakers, water jets, cannons and waterfalls, it’s the largest family water play area in Florida. For more information, please call 800-992-9453 or visit wetnwildorlando.com.
Now Open - Orlando Crossings Mall on International Drive
The Orlando Crossings Mall offers an extraordinary experience, for those of us who call Orlando home or those visiting Orlando for business or pleasure. Visitors from around the globe are invited to add world-class shopping to the list of Orlando attractions. A dazzling selection of international stores makes The Orlando Crossings Mall an essential shopping destination. This exceptional collection of retailers is presented in a distinctive environment of dramatic architecture and amenities. Providing exemplary service is our priority. The Orlando Crossings Mall offers a U.S. Post Office, and a full-service concierge offering an array of superior amenities. Located in Orlando, Foreign Currency Exchange buys and sells currency from over 80 different countries. For more information, contact us at 407.354.3939. Our friendly staff will assist you with gift card purchases, complimentary wheelchairs and strollers, and provide information on any of our 15 + plus stores and restaurants. Grand Opening photo gallery
New Attraction! – The Grand Reef at Discovery Cove
Discovery Cove - the ultimate, all-inclusive tropical retreat where guests swim with dolphins - has taken immersion to new depths with the opening of The Grand Reef. The new reef – an all-new area of Discovery Cove – features multiple levels of exploration, from shallow waters to deeper swimming adventures and white sandy beaches, to snorkeling among canyons inspired by reefs from around the world.
Visitors just need to get their feet wet to enjoy The Grand Reef, or they can choose to go deep. They can step into tranquil, shallow waters to discover a below-the-surface world teeming with sea life, or they can snorkel in deeper waters as thousands of exotic fish and graceful rays swim around them.
Those looking for an even more exhilarating adventure can take part in The Grand Reef’s innovative experience, SeaVenture, an underwater walking tour. Wearing dive helmets, guests find up-close excitement around every corner, each step yielding a new discovery. They’ll come across lionfish and sharks (safely behind massive panoramic windows), one-on-one touches with unique animals and schools of fish and gentle rays swimming by. SeaVenture is a once-in-a-lifetime, undersea experience available for a nominal fee.
For more information visit DiscoveryCove.com or call 1-877-557-7404.
Now Open - Pirates Town, a Dinner Theater Complex and a new show, The 3 Musketeers
Pirates Dinner Adventure unveiled plans today to become the Dinner Theater Center of Orlando. The Popular family attraction already houses two award-winning theaters; Pirate's Dinner Adventure and Treasure Tavern Dinner Theatre. At the end of March a third and new option for family entertainment will be added to the playbill - The 3 Musketeers ~ Premiere Dinner Adventure. Full Press Release
Now Open - Grand Opening of Fantazy Fridays at Pirates Town!
Fridays at 10pm - 3 Rooms to Party! Cash Bar, Special Performances by Rarfy DJ Melendez, DJ Menez, DJ X-Andy & DJ Robin. Ladies 18+, Guys 21+, Dress to Impress. Admission is $10 per person. For more information call 407-248-0590.
Coming in 2014 - New Water Thrill Ride at Aquatica, SeaWorld's Waterpark
Get ready to brave a watery free-fall at Aquatica Orlando’s all-new water thrill slide coming in 2014 – Ihu’s Breakaway Falls. The drop slide will be the tallest, steepest and only multi-slide ride of its kind in Orlando. The slide is named after Ihu, Aquatica Orlando’s colorful gecko, who searches for the biggest thrills, steepest hills and the coolest spills in the waterpark. Check out the latest video designers released revealing more clues about Ihu’s Breakaway Falls here: http://youtu.be/lVzdGDSaGKo. Please visit www.AquaticaBySeaWorld.com for additional details.
Opening 2014 - The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ - Diagon Alley™ at Universal Orlando Resort
Scheduled to open in 2014 in Universal Studios Florida, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley will bring to life the famous London location from the Harry Potter books and films. Work on the new area is already underway. When complete, it will feature: Iconic Diagon Alley shops, an immersive themed restaurant and an innovative new attraction based on Gringotts bank.
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley will be located within Universal Studios Florida, right next door to Universal's Islands of Adventure, where The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Hogsmeade™ has been delighting fans since June, 2010.
You'll be able to travel between the two parks, from King's Cross station in London to Hogsmeade, aboard the Hogwarts Express with a Park-to-Park Ticket. Please visit http://www.universalorlando.com/ for additional updates and details.
Now - Dec. 20 - SeaWorld Weekday Special at Know Before You Go
SeaWorld Weekday Ticket valid August 14th through December 20th. One weekday visit (Monday - Friday). Age range 3+: $53.25. Please call 800-749-1993 for details.
Now - Dec. 20 - Ripley's Florida Attractions Offer 50% off to Florida Residents
Florida residents are getting an early holiday gift from Ripley's attractions with 50% off for all state residents to all of their Florida attractions between Dec. 2 - Dec. 20! Residents will need to show a local photo ID in order to receive the discount. All adults in the party will need to have proof of residency in order to receive the discount. Please visit www.ripleys.com for additional details.
Now - Dec. 28 - CoCo's Holiday Shopping Package! at CoCo Key Hotel and Water Resort
The Holidays are a great time to visit CoCo Key! We've got a little extra sunshine, a lot of fun, and even more savings! Enjoy rates from $69 per night, plus Orlando Premium Outlets VIP Coupon Book, plus four I-Ride Trolley passes, plus 15% off food and beverage on-site at CoCo Key! Book now and receive this limited time offer! Promo code: COCOSHOP2 More...
Now - Dec. 30 - Christmas Group Parties at Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows
Eat, Drink & Be Merry with Christmas Party Ideas at Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows. Choose from four Exciting & Economical Packages including a show, dinner, dessert and more! To book your event & for information, call 407-363-1985. Official Flyer
Now - Dec. 31 - SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration®
Waves of holiday spirit splash over you during SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration! Carols fill the air, a sparkling sea of trees lights up the water and skaters dance on ice. Here in our wintery, watery wonderland, you can journey to the North Pole on THE POLAR EXPRESS Experience, and enjoy stunning live shows inspired by the natural world. With everything from Santa to Shamu, SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration is where the season meets the sea. This event takes place select dates November 23 through December 31, 2013. Please call 888-800-5447 or visit http://seaworldparks.com/en/seaworld-orlando/christmas for more details.
Now - Dec. 31 - Holiday Lunch or Dinner at Hilton Garden Inn SeaWorld
Book a holiday lunch or dinner with us and receive your banquet room for free at the Hilton Garden Inn Orlando SeaWorld! We have menus to feed up to 125 people and priced out to fit your budget. Call Karina Costa at 407-903-2105 or email email@example.com.
Dec. 10 – 15 – AKC / Eukanuba National Championship at the Orange County Convention Center
Move over college basketball, the dog sport world now has the “Final Five.” This December, the competitive year will culminate with five events in Orlando, Florida. The week’s highlights are three all-breed dog shows, a day of independent specialties and special attractions, and the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship. These premiere events will be held on December 10-15, 2013 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.
“We’re pleased to add a full day of specialties and special attractions the Friday before the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, with many new features during the week, like “My Dog Can Do That!”, two AKC Advanced Judges Institutes, Breeders Seminars and the AKC Owner-Handler Series end-of-year competition,” said Michael Canalizo, AKC Event Manager. “It’s truly a celebration of all things dog.”
“We are excited to expand the 13th annual AKC/Eukanuba National Championship to a week-long celebration in the canine world. The week will feature unique breeds, amazing athletes, and the special bond dogs have with their people,” said Jason Taylor-External Relations Manager, P&G Pet Care. “Along with our partners at the AKC, we are aiming to create the most thrilling canine event in the world.”
“The Orlando cluster is proud to take part in this celebration of dogs,” said Linda Rowell, Orlando Cluster Chair. “We’re excited to kick off the AKC/Eukanuba National Championship week and welcome many of the top dogs in the country to Orlando.”
The “Final Five” is comprised of:
Dec. 10-12, 2013: Space Coast Kennel Club of Palm Bay, Brevard Kennel Club, Central Florida Kennel Club and Orlando Dog Training Club shows, which include all-breed conformation, obedience and Junior Showmanship competitions.
Dec. 13, 2013: A full day of specialties and special attractions, including Eukanuba World Challenge pre-judging, the Eukanuba Breeder’s Stakes Finals and the AKC Owner-Handler Series end-of-year competition. Clubs interested in hosting specialties should contact Michael Canalizo at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-696-8213.
Dec. 14-15, 2013: The AKC/Eukanuba National Championship, joined by the AKC Agility Invitational and the AKC Obedience Classic (and their respective Juniors competitions). Other activities include Celebrate Dogs!, AKC Meet the Breeds® and My Dog Can Do That!, Best Bred-By-Exhibitor competition, and Eukanuba World Challenge Finals.
The AKC/Eukanuba National Championship will be held as the only event in one million square feet in the state-of-the-art North-South building of the Orange County Convention Center for the next three years. This new venue also gives attendees access to covered unloading areas, well-lit bathing facilities, closer/more abundant parking and expansive outdoor grass areas for exercise pens. http://www.akc.org/nationalchampionship/2013/
Dec. 14 - Washington Shores Community Christmas Parade & Celebration
10:00am - The parade will begin at the Dr. James R. Smith Center, heading North on Bruton Blvd., East on Columbia St. ending with a celebration at Hankins Park. This event is to celebrate the holiday season and to commemorate the history of Washington Shores. Celebration in the Park from 12 noon - 3pm. Please call 407-246-3016 for additional details.
Winter Holidays on International Drive!
Chanukah Menorah Lighting at Rosen Plaza
Nov. 27 - Dec. 4, 6pm - 6:45pm
Celebrate Eight Nights of Chanukah with traditional music, treats and the nightly lighting of a 7-foot Menorah, located in the main lobby. Please call 407-996-9700 for additional details.
Grand Menorah Lighting and First Hanukkah Festival at Rosen Plaza Hotel
Dec. 1st, 4pm - 7pm
Join Rosen Plaza and Chabad of South Orlando for their first Grand Menorah Lighting and Hanukkah Family Celebration! Enjoy a community event featuring a variety of family-themed activities including food stations, dreidel spinning contests, Hanukkah arts and crafts, traditional entertainment, and raffles and prizes, all in an interactive streetmosphere. Food stations include kosher cotton candy, delicious sufganiyot (donuts), and a Latke Cook-Off by the Rosen chefs. Hotel guests and the general public are invited to the free event. Some activities may require tickets. Contact 407-996-9700 or email@example.com for more information.
Rosen Hotels & Resorts Holiday Kickoff and Signature Tree Lighting Event at Rosen Inn International
Thursday, Dec. 5th - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Join us for Christmas characters, Santa, falling snow, and anInteractive DJ. A special dance performance by the Sanford Soda Pops will bring in the season. Cost is free and reservations are not required. Call 855-887-7600 for details.
Bring in the winter season with Ice Skating on our very own synthetic ice skating rink located poolside. Kids' activities such as face painting, balloon art, interactive DJ, and a custom photo booth will also be available. Some additional charges may apply. $16.00 per adult including skates (10 and up), $10.00 per child (6-9 years old). Please call 407-996-9840 for additional information.
Rosen Plaza Free Holiday Events
Fridays & Saturdays, Dec. 6-7, 13-14 & 20-21
Join us for a holiday musical celebration at Rosen Plaza! Classical string duo with holiday carolers from 6pm - 7pm. Then Solid State Jazz Trio to preform in the Lobby Bar from 8pm - 11pm. The event is free and open to the public and all hotel guests. Contact 407-996-9700 for details.
Dinner with Santa at Rosen Centre
Dec. 6-7 & 31-14, 5pm - 8pm
Spend the evening writing a letter and dining with Santa himself at Cafe Gauguin. *Visit from santa and activity are included in the purchase of each dinner buffet. Please call 407-996-9840 for additional detals.
Celebrate the Holidays at Rosen Shingle Creek
Dec. 6-14, 6pm - 8pm
Fridays & Saturdays in the Shingle Creek Lobby - Help us welcome Santa as he arrives from the North Pole, in our 6th Annual event, complete with carolers. On Fridays, stay for selections from The Nutcracker Ballet, performed by the Elizabeth Parsons School of Dance and Windermere Ballet Community Theatre. And Saturday, tap your toes to a variety of ballet, tap and contemporary holiday dances performed by Miriam and Val's School of Dance and The Sanford Soda Pops. Please call 407-996-9939 for additional details.
Karaoke on the Osceola Terrace at Rosen Shingle Creek
Dec. 6-14, 8pm - 10pm
Fridays & Saturdays - Join us on the Osceola Terrace for live holiday karaoke next o the 25-foot Christmas tree. *Cash bar available. Please call 407-996-9939 for additional details.
Holiday Entertaining Retro Rad Style at Rosen Shingle Creek
Dec. 7, 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Step back into the 1960's for our 2nd annual "Mad Men" holiday. Have fun making retro holiday hors d'oeuvres and cocktail recipes with Emily Ellyn, the official star of the Rosen Hotels Food Network show "The Chew." Every guest will go home with a photo and recipe cards. *Space is limited; reservations recommended. Please call 407-996-9939 for additional details and reservations.
Breakfast and Gift Wrapping with Santa at Rosen Plaza
Saturdays, Dec. 7, 14 & 21 - 8:30am - 10:30am
Join Santa and his Number One Elf for a breakfast buffet and holiday gift wrapping at Rosen Plaza in Orlando. Reservations recommended, but not required. Adult breakfast buffet $12.50, Children (7-12) $6.95 and Children under 7 eat free. Price does not include tax or gratuity. Call 407-996-9700 for details and reservations.
5th Annual Nutcracker Tea at Rosen Shingle Creek
Dec. 8, 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Enjoy an English-style tea service with a deluxe assortment of sandwiches, teas and desserts along with a holiday performance of The Nutcracker. Each child receives a complimentary tea hat and photo with The Sugar Plum Fairy. Please call 407--996-9939 for additional details.
Lunch with Santa at Rosen Centre
Dec. 8 & 15, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Guests are invited to enjoy a bountiful lunch buffet with Santa and decorate cake pops at Cafe Gaugin, to the sound of holiday carolers. *Visit from Santa, cake pop decorating and activity are included in the purchase of each lunch buffet. Please call 407-996-9840 for additional details.
Celebrity Storytelling at Rosen Centre
Dec. 8 & 15, 3pm - 5pm
Christmas stories will be read each week by costumed characters and celebrity guests to benefit CCI. And on December 15th, Fred Schneider of the B-52s will do a special reading of "Sassafrass Jones and the Search for a Forever Home," dressed up as one of the book's Characters. The book will also be available for purchase, with proceeds to benefit CCI. Please call 407-948-9840 for additional details.
Rosen Inn International Free Events
Dec. 9 - 19, 7pm - 9pm
Rosen Inn International will have a Santa letter writing area with a North Pole Mailbox where kids can write their letters to Santa! Open all day! There will also be an Elf Visit, Photo Booth & Sing-Along from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Thursday, December 5th, 12th, and 19th. Cost is free. Call 855-887-7600 for details.
Rosen Inn Closest to Universal Free Events
Dec. 9 - 19, 7pm - 9pm
Rosen Inn Closest to Universal will have a Santa letter writing area with a North Pole Mailbox where kids can write their letters to Santa! Open all day! There will also be an Elf Visit, Photo Booth & Sing-Along from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 3th, 10th, and 17th. Cost is free. Call 407-996-4444 for details.
Rosen Inn Pointe Orlando Free Events
Dec. 9 - 19, 7pm - 9pm
Rosen Inn Pointe Orlando will have a Santa letter writing area with a North Pole Mailbox where kids can write their letters to Santa! Open all day! There will also be an Elf Visit, Photo Booth & Sing-Along from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 4th, 11th, and 18th. Cost is free. Call 800-999-8585 for details.
2nd Annual Winter Wonderland Festival at Rosen Shingle Creek
Dec. 13-14 & 20-21, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
The hotel grounds will be transformed into a winter wonderland complete with gently falling snow, holiday carolers, the Shingle Creek Express train, a beautifully decorated 25-Christmas tree, storytelling with Mrs. Claus, holiday movies, karaoke and appearances from winter characters such as The Sugar Plum Fairy, Santa and the first ever "Live Remote Controlled Toys." Take a picture with the Rosen Reindeer, sent straight from the North Pole. Reindeer do exist at Rosen Shingle Creek. Followed by a family dinner buffet at Cafe Osceola. *All activities require tickets, including food sales, cash bar, merchandise, etc. Please call 07-996-9939 for additional details.
European Winter Fair at Rosen Shingle Creek
Dec. 15 & 22, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Take part in Rosen Shingle Creek's newest family event, featuring a European gift mart and culinary crafting. Booths, displayed on the decorated outdoor patio, will offer exquisite gifts and crafts, cocktails and food, chocolate workshops, ornament-making elves, cookie decorating with holiday characters, custom Christmas stockings, card making and more. *Shuttle available. Please call 407-996-9939 for additional details.
Rosen Plaza Christmas Day Brunch Buffet 2013
Dec. 25th, 12 noon - 5pm
Give yourself and your family the gift of a day out together at Rosen Plaza's Christmas Day Buffet. Enjoy an extensive array of your holiday favorites and some special items, too. From carving stations, to pasta, soup, and salad stations, to an abundance of hot entrees, there will be something for everyone on our menu. And don't forget our desserts and complimentary wine! Happy holidays!
Reservations recommended. Adults $36.95 plus tax and gratuity; children ages 3 – 10 $15.95 plus tax and gratuity; under 3 free. Visit www.rosenplaza.com for a coupon for $3 off each adult.
Christmas Day Buffet at The Tropicale at Caribe Royale Orlando
Dec. 25th, 2pm - 8pm
Enjoy a wonderful Christmas Day buffet including: Old World Smoked Meats and Seafood Station, Cold Station, Entrees and delectable Dessert Station. Please call 800-823-8000 for details and reservations. Menu & Pricing
New Year's Eve: I-Drive Resort Area Style! (Dec. 31st)
New Year's Eve at SeaWorld Orlando
Celebrate our connection to the sea, sea life and the world we share as we ring in the New Year, SeaWorld style. A spectacular musical celebration and bold fireworks display send a wave of welcome to the New Year ahead. Please visit www.SeaWorldOrlando.com for additional details.
New Year's Eve at Everglades Rosen Center
Enjoy a festive New Year's Eve at Rosen Centre's award-winning Everglades restaurant. Event is $61.95 per person, not including tax and gratuity, and features a four-course gourmet dinner, a bottle of wine or champagne per couple (or two glasses of wine or champagne per person), and complimentary valet parking. Everglades guests are also invited to enjoy Stir Lobby Bar New Year’s Eve festivities, including live coverage of the New York Times ball drop, party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight. $61.95 per person, not including tax and gratuity. Reservations recommended, but not required. Contact 407-996-9840 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more details and reservations.
New Year's Eve at Cafe Gauguin Rosen Centre
5pm - 10pm - The New Year’s Eve all-you-can-eat Prime Rib Dinner Buffet at Café Gauguin features a selection of hot entrees and sides, soups and salad bar, shrimp cocktail, International cheese display, pasta station, desserts and ice cream sundae bar. The dinner also includes a bottle of wine or champagne per couple (or two glasses of wine or champagne per person). Dining guests are invited to enjoy New Year’s Eve festivities at the Stir Lobby Bar including live coverage of the New York Times ball drop, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. All dining guests receive complimentary valet parking. $24.95 per person, not including tax and gratuity. Reservations recommended, but not required. Contact 407-996-9840 or email@example.com for more details and reservations.
"Relax, Renew and Ring in 2014" New Year's Eve at Rosen Centre
Rosen Centre’s “Relax, Renew and Ring In 2014” New Year’s Eve overnight package includes: A four-course gourmet dinner for two (2) in the acclaimed Everglades Restaurant including a bottle of wine or champagne (one per couple or two glasses per person), breakfast buffet for two (2) at Café Gauguin, two (2) 50-minute Swedish massages at The Spa at Rosen Centre (must be used on Dec. 31, 2013 or Jan. 1, 2014), live coverage of Times Square festivities on multiple screens at Stir Lobby Bar, as well as party favors and champagne toast at midnight, complimentary valet parking, complimentary use of the new state-of-the-art fitness center.
To book the “Relax, Renew and Ring In 2014” overnight stay package or for more information, call (800) 800-9840 or visit www.rosencentre.com. Packages are subject to availability and do not apply to group, meetings or special event business and cannot be combined with any other promotions or offers.
$359 not including applicable taxes and gratuities, based on availability. Contact 407-996-9840 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
New Year's Eve Dinner Buffet at The Tropicale at Caribe Royale Orlando
6pm - 11pm - $49.00 adults, $15.00 children (3-9), children under 3 eat free. Reservations recommended. Prices do not include tax and gratuity. Please call 800-823-8000 ext. 8020 for additional information.
New Year's Eve Entertainment at The Falls Lounge at Caribe Royale Orlando
5pm - 10pm - Live Jazz Entertainment
10pm - 1am - Complimentary Champagne Toast at Midnight
All guests and visitors to the Caribe Royale may enjoy the New Year's Even Falls Lounge entertainment and champagne toast at no charge. Please call 800-823-8000 for more details.
New Year's Eve in The Venetian Room at Caribe Royale Orlando
6pm - 11pm - Serving Contemporary Continental Cuisine. Complimentary glass of wine or sparkling wine will be provided with each entree. Reservations required. Please call 800-823-8000 ext. 8060.
Jan. 11 – 12 – StarCityGames.com at the Orange County Convention Center
The StarCityGames.com Open Series is a full weekend of gaming with two main events and a robust schedule of side events. Each main event offers $10,000 in cash prizes, Open Points, and direct qualifications for your choice of four StarCityGames.com Invitationals. Check out our full schedule of events for 2013, and make plans to join us! http://www.starcitygames.com/events/110114_orlando_fact_sheet.html
Jan. 11 - 26 - Wild Days at SeaWorld
Weekends: In keeping with the SeaWorld® core values of Celebrate, Connect, and Care, Wild Days is an immersive event that will connect your family to the wild, wonderful world around you. Presenting a slate of exciting and interactive shows over three weekends, you will have the opportunity to meet the leaders in the world of animal rescue, rehabilitation, and preservation as well as experience animals up close. Please visit www.SeaWorldOrlando.com for additional details.
Jan. 17 – Dr. Phillips Dance Magnet – Celebration of Dance at the Orange County Convention Center
Jan. 24 – 26 – Orlando Home & Garden Show at the Orange County Convention Center
Turn your Interior Decorating or Landscaping dreams into reality! The Orange County Convention Center will host, for one weekend only, the annual Home and Garden Extravaganza. From the front door to the backyard you'll find it all at the Annual Orlando Home & Garden Show.
Meet the stars of Animal Planet's, Tanked! The show follows a family-owned business of Acrylic Tank Manufacturing (ATM) led by business partners, best friends and constant rivals Wayde King and Brett Raymer. No job is too big, too far, or too outlandish as Wayde and Brett travel the world to make fellow fish enthusiast's dreams of having their own little piece of the ocean a reality by creating tanks to look like pyramids, spheres, phone booths, cars, kegs and much more. http://www.orlandohomeandgardenshow.com/
Jan. 24 - 26, 2014 - A Celebration of Harry Potter at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort
Come and celebrate all of Harry's adventures at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. From interactive experiences to a private evening reception and more, this exciting event will be three days of unforgettable fun for all ages, set against the backdrop of two amazing theme parks. Please visit www.UniversalOrlando.com for details and pricing.
Feb. 1 - Mar. 9, 2014 - Bands Brew & BBQ at SeaWorld Orlando
Weekends: SeaWorld partners with favorite local restaurants to bring sizzling BBQ and an array of thirst-quenching beer in an amazing atmosphere. And of course, incredible concerts with top artists in classic rock and country music. Event area opens at 11:30am. Concerts begin at 4:00pm. Bands, Brew & BBQ is free with SeaWorld admission. Please visit www.SeaWorldOrlando.com for additional details.
Feb. 2, 2014 - XLVIII Super Game Day Party at Miller's Ale House
5pm - 10pm - All You Can Eat Food Buffet including: Carving Station, Raw Bar, 6 Foot Hoagies, Pastas, Snow Crab Legs, Chicken Wings, Salads, Dessert Station and Much More! The party starts at 5pm and ends when the game clock reads 0:00! Reserve your seat now, Party WILL sell out early! $25 per person, includes taxes, alcohol not included. Please call 407-370-6688 for reservations and details. Official Flyer
Mar. 22 - Apr. 12, 2014 - Just Kids! at SeaWorld Orlando
Saturdays: Bring your little ones to sing, dance and play the day away at SeaWorld’s Just for Kids festival. Experience live shows featuring the hottest kid-friendly favorite entertainment, try out our kid-sized rides, and meet adorable animals. Soak up all the fun, music, treats and more. It’s a festival that’s Just for Kids, and only at SeaWorld. Please visit www.SeaWorldOrlando.com for additional details.
Apr. 26 - May 17, 2014 - Viva La Musica at SeaWorld Orlando
Saturdays: Celebrate the food, fun, sights and sounds of Latin culture at this annual Hispanic festival for the entire family, featuring live concerts by internationally renowned Latin musical artists and savory Latin cuisine prepared by SeaWorld Orlando’s own Executive Chef, Héctor Colón. Event area opens at 12:00pm. Concerts begin at 3:00pm. Please visit www.SeaWorldOrlando.com for additional details.
Jun. 21 - Aug. 10, 2014 - Summer Nights at SeaWorld Orlando
Every Evening: Summer Nights is a nighttime spectacular and the best place to be when the sun sets over SeaWorld. Celebrate summer with exciting, nighttime shows, including a high-energy, rock ‘n roll Shamu Rocks®, the hysterical duo of Clyde and Seamore in Sea Lions Tonite and our thrilling coasters under the stars. Please visit www.SeaWorldOrlando.com for additional details.
Jensen Magic - Every Wednesday 10pm and Sundays 6 & 10pm - Magic and Theater - The New Vaudville! Live stand-up comedy show by Pete Jensen. Influenced by the great masters of magic, Pete Jensen has fused his love of magic and theater to create a total theatrical experience.
Mama's Comedy Show! - Every Friday Night - If you like “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” then you’ll love the family at Mama’s place! Interact with outrageous characters. See hysterical improvised comedy based on audience suggestions. Participate in interactive game shows. You become part of the fun as a team of some of the funniest performers in Orlando create the fun before your very eyes! (Adult content and language, for mature audiences.)
Sizzling Comedy Nights - Every Saturday Night - Sleuths Mystery Dinner Theatre, Inc. is moving Comedy Nights! Now audiences can enjoy the same great comedy events (featuring the best in local and national stand-up and improv comedic talent) on the weekends! These shows are presented as a part of Sleuths’ ongoing “IT’S NO MYSTERY!” series, in which Sleuths is presenting other theatrical ventures in addition to their award-winning murder mystery dinner shows (voted Best Dinner Show by Orlando Sentinel readers and MyCityEats.com). Sleuths wildly successful Mama’s Comedy Show has been a mainstay on Friday nights… now on Saturdays they are presenting various comedic entertainment events including our Stand-Up Comedy Spotlights and national comedienne René Bray!
Please call 407-363-1985 for details / reservations.
Ongoing - Curtis Earth Trivia Games at Backstage at Rosen Plaza
Wednesdays - 6:30pm - 8:30pm - Trivia games with prizes hosted by Curtis Earth Entertainment. Complimentary self parking and specials on Bud Light ($2) and $0.50 wings during the games. Monthly prizes as well as weekly prizes per game. Please call 407-996-9700 for more details.
Ongoing - B.B. King's Blues Club at Pointe Orlando
B.B. King All Star Band – Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30pm
Beautiful Bobby Blackmon – Sunday and Mondays at 7:30pm
October - We've got special acts coming your way - including Eric Lindell, Bob Margolin, Jimmy Thackery and Reverend Raven with the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys! Please call 407-370-4550 for more details.
Ongoing - All You Can Play Whirlyball at WhirlyDome
All you can play WhirlyBall from 6-11pm for just $25! Every Monday here at WhirlyDome...One Dome, Infinite Possiblities! Please call 407-212-3030 for more details.
Ongoing - Hard Rock Live - Concert Events
For details / ticket information please contact 407-351-LIVE (5483).
Dec 14 - Kathleen Madigan - 8:00pm
Dec 20 - Sinbad - 8:00pm
Dec 29 - ZZ Top - 8:00pm
Dec 31 - Dierks Bentley - 9:30pm
Jan 17, 2014 - Classic Albums Live Featuring The Beatles "Abbey Road" - 8:00pm
Jan 24, 2014 - Ralphie May - 8:00pm
Jan 31, 2014 - Artic Monkeys - 8:00pm
Feb 7, 2014 - Queens of the Stone Age - 8:00pm
Feb 26, 2014 - Austin Mahone with Becky G & Midnight Red - 7:00pm
Feb 28, 2014 - Jennifer Nettles - 8:00pm
Mar 25, 2014 - Pentatonix - 8:00pm
Mar 29, 2014 - The Moody Blues - 8:00pm
May 4, 2014 - Boz Scaggs - 8:00pm
May 12, 2014 - Il Divo - 8:00pm
Ongoing – Universal CityWalk
Legendary Thursdays at Bob Marley – A Tribute to Freedom – Thursday nights from 9pm – close. $7 cover (must be 21+ for admission). Come celebrate the father of reggae every Thursday night. Live reggae music and DJs, ½ price select appetizers, Heineken and Appleton specials.
Ladies Night at Bob Marley – A Tribute to Freedom – Sunday nights from 9pm – close. No cover for ladies until midnight (must be 21+ for admission). Lovely Ladies! Come enjoy the famous Caribbean island hospitality every Sunday Night. Hypnotiq and Malibu Rum drink specials all night, more food and drink specials, giveaways and seasonal concerts.
Ladies Night at Latin Quarter – Thursday nights from 10pm – close. No cover for ladies until midnight (must be 21+ for admission). The party is on for ladies this Thursday night at Latin Quarter! From 10pm til 2am, Latin Quarter becomes the place for ladies with a flavor all its own. Join Gaby Calderon from Rumba and enjoy DJ Leony spinning the latest hits to keep the dance floor moving all night long. Free select drinks for ladies until midnight, $3 Don Q drink specials all night.
Unplug & Unwind - Late Nights at Margaritaville featuring Micah - Sunday - Wednesday, 9pm - close: Let the worries of your day fade away at Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville. There's always a worn-in seat and a just-right drink waiting for you. Come late, stay late, and sleep in the next morning. New Late Night Food Menu, Live Entertainment featuring Micah, No cover charge. Free parking for Florida residents after 6pm. For more information, call 407-224-2691.
Happy Hour - Pointe Orlando is the Place to Be
Check out our Happy Hour Specials at Cuba Libre, Copper Canyon, Taverna Opa and more. Cheers! Official Flyer Please call 407-248-2838 for additional details.
Ongoing - Weekly Specials at Marlow's Tavern at Pointe Orlando
Monday - Hospitality Night: Happy Hour pricing all day with Industry Card.
Tuesday - Tavern Burger Tuesday: Get a Tavern Burger for only $5 until 4pm.
Wednesday - Girls Night Out: $5 drink and appetizer specials 5pm 'til midnight.
Thursday - Thirsty Thursday: Craft Beer Night $4 select craft beers. Live music starts at 7pm.
Friday - Movie Night: Show your Regal Pointe Orlando IMAX Theater ticket stub for free Asparagus Fries (one per table) all day. Live music starts at 7pm.
Saturday - Saturday Night Live: $5 Kettle Chips and Sliders. Live music starts at 7pm.
Sunday - Sunday Brunch: Served until 3pm - Choose from a selection of our delicious a la carte brunch items and weekly specials including: Made-to-Order Omelettes, Crab Cake Benedict, Brooklyn "Egghead" Sandwich and more! Plus, our regular menu is available all day. Enjoy our House-Made Bloody Mars and Mimosas!
Ongoing - Taverna Opa at Pointe Orlando
Daily Happy Hour! - from 3pm - 6pm: Come join us for our daily happy hour! 2 for 1 drinks available only at the bar. 1/2 price cocktail pitchers. Ask us about our wine specials.
Drive-by-Greek Food - Monday - Friday, 11am - 3pm, every week - Taverna Opa Orlando will offer curbside take-out lunches starting July 1. Options include fish ($17-19), souvlaki platters ($12), wood-fired meats ($14-26) and salads ($9-$11). Place your order at 407-351-8660 or email@example.com.
Wine Pairing Dinners - Monthly - Taverna Opa Orlando will now be featurning Monthly Wine Pairing Dinners beginning in July. Please visit OpaOrlando.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Ongoing - Cuba Libre at Pointe Orlando
Twilight Menu - Daily from 5-7pm - Click here for menu.
Tapas Tuesday (beginning June 18) - Celebrate with all-you-can-eat small plates for $26.95, every Tuesday! Mix & Match from over 25 small plates including new summer items: Croquetas, Barrio Chino Chicken Wings and Mama Amelia's Queso Empanada. Please call 407-226-1600 for more details.
Movement Fridays - Viva Fridays featuring Bachata Invasion Inside Gloss
Main Room: DJ Jordan Acosta playing Salsa - Chacha - Merengue
Gloss Lounge: DJ Bahhari playing Bachata Sensual - Tipica - Kizomba
Ladies FREE till 12, $5 after
Guys $7 all night
For bottle service reservations call: 407.595.6216 (21+ w/ valid ID | Dress to Impress | Door’s Discretion No athletic sneakers, No Timberland boots, No baggy clothing, No excessive jewelry, No baseball caps.)
Bailamos Saturdays - Cuba Libre recognizes the importance of music and rhythm in Cuban culture, transforming on Friday and Saturday nights into a premiere nightlife destination. After dinner hours, the action heats up with a DJ, colorful floorshows and dancing.
Featuring the world famous Bailamos Madness Energy Show.
Main Room: DJ Anwhat, Mambo - Bachata - House - Latin Mix
Gloss Lounge: DJ Infa-Red, Top40 - Party Anthems - Reggae
Tropical Patio: DJ Jordan Acosta, Salsa - Merengue - Bachata
Ladies FREE till 11pm, $10 after
Guys $10 all night
For more information, please call 407.226.1600. For bottle service reservations call: 407.595.6216 (21+ w/ valid ID | Dress to Impress | Door’s Discretion No athletic sneakers, No Timberland boots, No baggy clothing, No excessive jewelry, No baseball caps.)
Ongoing - The Pub Orlando at Pointe Orlando
Pub Events - For details, please call 407-352-2305.
Ongoing - Miller's Ale House Orlando on I-Drive
Mondays - $5.00 World Famous Zingers - Enjoy $5.00 World Famous Zingers on Mondays. Dine in only.
Tuesdays - Kids Eat Free - with a paying adult. 12 and under please. All kids' Meals include Kids'Beverage & a Special Blue Bunny Dessert.
Thursday Special - 12 oz. Choice Prime Rib servced with Cole Slaw and choice of side. $12.95
Please call 407-370-6688 for more details.
Ongoing - Caricature Nights at Jacks Place Restaurant at The Rosen Plaza
Every Friday & Saturday, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
In honor of Jack Rosen, Jacks Place at The Rosen Plaza presents Caricature Nights, featuring Orlando's own Caricature Artist, Efrim Alston. Caricatures are complimentary with the purchase of any entree. $10 otherwise. Please call 407-996-9700 for additional details.
Ongoing - Cafe Tu Tu Tango
Please call 407-248-2222 for additional information on below events.
Tu Tu Tuesdays - From 9pm to close, $3 martinis, mojitos, margaritas and drafts! From 11pm to close, $2.22 mini flatbreads!
Friday hAppy Hour - 4pm - 7pm - $3 appetizers and 2 for 1 drafts.
Ongoing - Kids Eat Free at Miller's Orlando Ale House
Every Tuesday - Kids eat free with a paying adult. Please call 407-370-6688 for additional details.
Ongoing - Ghost Tours at Titanic The Experience
Every Thursday at 7pm - Come experience the howling winds, bizarre noises, whisper's of wandering ghost that reveal the stories from the depths of the North Atlantic. Please call 407-248-1166 for additional details.
Ongoing - Friday Night 80's at Putting Edge Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf
Dress up and get down with us on the last Friday of every month as we celebrate the excellent 80's! The fun starts at 7:00pm and anyone who arrives in their best 80's attire will receive 1/2 price admission. Please call 407-248-0700 for details.
Ongoing - Live Entertainment at Hilton Orlando
Every Wednesday at David's Club and weekends at Tropics Pool Bar & Grill - Introducing Adam Isgitt, a singer-guitarist that will capture our guests in David's Club and Tropics Pool Bar & Grill. Adam will perform in David's every Wednesday from 9pm - 1am and weekends from 1pm - 5pm in Tropics. Please contact David's Club at 407-313-8540 for details. Schedule supbject to change.
Ongoing – TNA Wrestling at Universal Studios
Be a part of a live studio audience of Total Non-Stop Action Wrestling at Univeral Studios. TNA Wrestling is the hottest action-packed sport on television...and it's even more powerful in person! For more information on taping dates and how to be a part of the show, visit UniversalOrlando.com.
Ongoing - Wantilan Luau at Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Unviersal Orlando
Saturday Nights Year-Round
Experience our enchanting Hawaiian dinner show with live music, hula and fire dancers, and an all-you-can-eat buffet featuring pit-roasted suckling pig, soy-marinated beef flank steak, Pacific catch of the day, tropical fruits, desserts and more. Mai tais, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages are included. Children 12 and under enjoy their own buffet with kid-friendly favorites. Please call 407-503-DINE for more details and reservations.
Ongoing - Musical Della Notte at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
Enjoy a complimentary musical celebration with live opera each night at 8:30pm on the Harbor Piazza at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando.
Every Sunday and Wednesday, immediately following Musica della Notte, join us on the Mama Della's Ristorante patio with scenic views of the Harbor Piazza for dinner and a video concert featuring Italian opera. Please call 407-503-DINE for more details and reservations.
Ongoing - Sunday Brunch at Cafe Matisse at Rosen Plaza
Every Sunday - 11:30am - 2:30pm - Enjoy Sunday Brunch at Cafe Matisse with compl, imentary champagne and valet parking. Endles, s antipasto, shrimp, omelets, desserts and more. $24.95 per adult, children 4-12 are $12.95. Please call 407-996-9700 for more details or visit RosenPlaza.com/Brunch.
Ongoing - Monday Night Hospitality Night at Buffalo Wild Wings
Voted Best Wings and Best Happy Hour in Town. Monday Nights - signup for your hospitality card and receive 40% off alcohol, 20% off food, $1 Bud, Bud Light, Bud Select. You also receive 20% off lunch M-F, 11am - 2pm, 10% off entire bill and $2 Bud, Bud Light, Bud Select, all day every day.
Ongoing - David's Club at the Hilton Orlando
Monday Night Football (beginning Sept. 14) - Join use in David's Club, the area's newest upscale bar and gastro pub, every Monday , night. $1 wings, $7 nac, ho, con carne, $3 tater tots & fries, $3 Miller drafts, $15 Miller beer buckets, and free self parking!
Hilton Industry Thursdays (H.I.T.) - Hospitality Happy Hour that's sure to be a H.I.T. Join us for Hilton Industry Thursdays. 5pm - 8pm, 11pm - 1am. Free self parking. Free billiards. Cigar terrace. Specials on martinis and drafts! 50% off food! Show your hospitality Industry I.D. or paystub.
Yard by Yard (beginning Sept. 4) - David's Club is the area's newest updscale sports bar and gastro pub. Join us every Saturday and Sunday from noon until 9pm. Enjoy hourly pairings of great beers with great foods. Watch your favorite game on our large HD-LCD TVs! Free self parking.
For more details please call 407-313-4300.
Ongoing - Daily Specials at Don Pablo's Mexican Kitchen
Monday - All You Can Eat Classic Fajitas for only $10.99
Tuesday - All You Can Eat Tacos for only $6.99
Wednesday - Classic Fajitas for only $8.99
Thursday - All You Can Eat Enchiladas for only $8.99
Please call 407-354-1345 for more details.
Ongoing - Carrabba's Italian Grill
Wine Wednesday's - You made it to mid-week, celebrate with a bottle of vino. We'll get things started with $10 off any bottle of wine.
Happy Hour - Daily until 7pm - Includes 2-4-1 draft beer and mixed drinks, plus a quartino of house wine for the price of a glass.
Please call 407-355-7277 for more details.
Ongoing - Village Inn Restaurant
Wednesdays - 10am - 10pm - FREE slice of selected pies with any purchase.
Fridays - 5pm - 9pm - Fish Fry - All-You-Can-Eat! Hand battered cod, french fries and cole slaw.
Please call 407-352-1997 for more details.
Ongoing - $2-$4-$6-$8 Menu at Denny's
Enjoy Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner at the most economical prices. Open 24 hours a day to serve you! Serving beer & wine 11am - 2am. Please call 407-351-5127 for more details.
Ongoing - All You Can E, at Ribs at Tony Roma's Ribs, Steaks & Seafood
Every Monday - 11am - 11pm - Award winning ribs, steaks and seafood. All you can eat ribs e, ver, y Monday. Kids eat, free every Tuesday. Catering menu, party platter menu and lunch box to go menu available. Private and semi-private dining available. Please call 407-248-0094 for more details.
Ongoing - FREE Pool! at Backstage Billiards
To show we apperciate our customers we are offering FREE Pool Sunday through Thursday's for all 21+ with a drink purchase. We have 25 pool tables and drink specials every night! Please call 407-345-0323 for more details.
Ongoing - Karaoke at Orena Sports Bar
Thursdays from 10pm - 1:30am - Come sing your favorite songs! Please call 407-370-0303 for more details.
Ongoing - Art Exhibition at Portofino Bay Hotel
Galleria Portofino at Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando, a Loews Hotel, 5601 Universal Blvd., Orlando, invites the public to view its exceptional collection of fine paintings, sculptures and jewelry, created by world-renowned artists. Time: Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.-10 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Admission is free, and valet parking is complimentary. For more information, call (407) 503-1157.
Ongoing - Live, Free Entertainment at Adobe Gila's Five Nights a Week
Enjoy music from the area's top acts at Adobe Gila's on the second level of Pointe Orlando. Most Sunday nights feature auditions for new acts. Monday through Saturday nights feature the area's favorite local bands with the bands starting as early as 9:00pm on select nights. For additional information, call 407-903-1477 or visit AdobeGilas.com.
Ongoing - Welcome Conventioneers at Max Mara @ Orlando Premium Outlets - Vineland Ave.
Show your convention ID and take 15% off your entire purchase. Some exclusions may apply. Call 407-239-9062 for additional details.
Ongoing - Military Discounts at Wet 'n Wild
In advance: Purchase a discounted Wet 'n Wild admission ticket at participating military base ITT or ITR offices or at the front gate: Present your current Military or Department of Defense ID to the Wet 'n Wild front gate. Purc, hase a one-day ticket and get 14 consecutive days for FREE!! Simply upgrade to a "Length of Stay" on your first visit. Please visit WetnWildOrlando.com for details.
Ongoing - 50-Plus Shopper Club at Orlando Premium Outlets
Join us on Tuesdays for the 50+ Shopper Club. If you are at least 50 years of age you can take advantage of an added 10% savings on Tuesdays by simply presenting a photo identification with your proof of age to the cashier at participating stores. To view a list of some of our participating stores, visit premiumoutlets.com. Stores in the 50 Plus Shopper Club continue to grow, so please stop by the Information Center to view our most current list. Please call 407-238-7787 for additional details.
Compiled from: Southwest Bulletin, Local.com, Visit Orlando and various District Partner websites as well as District Partner submissions.