Florida Citrus Parade
Type: Family Friendly, Free Attractions, Outdoor Activities, Uniquely Here
This is Florida, where sports is revered and scurvy is unheard of, the latter thanks to our state's marvelously juicy citrus industry. At this annual fete, traditionally held between the Camping World... Read More
This is Florida, where sports is revered and scurvy is unheard of, the latter thanks to our state's marvelously juicy citrus industry. At this annual fete, traditionally held between the Camping World Bowl and Citrus Bowl games, high school marching bands from around the state (along with college bands from the participating teams) make downtown Orlando come alive with rhythm and music. Other performers entertain the spectators and of course, signature parade floats made of all kinds of citrus fruit are a delight for a variety of senses. Curbside seating for the event is free and available from 6 am forward on parade day. Reserve seating ($30-40) is available via the Florida Citrus Sports website. This year's parade will take place on December 29, 2018.
- Things to Do in December: "Come early and enjoy the color and spectacle on December 29, then hit up Lake Eola Park and any number of amazing eateries and bars all within walking distance of the parade route."
- Best for Things to Do in December Because: Free, colorful and wholly seasonal (in Orlando, anyway) the Florida Citrus Parade helps those from colder climes understand why Floridians like their version of December!