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This East Orlando favorite (and holiday pseudo-homecoming for locally based alumni) is running now through December 31 and in 2017 celebrates its 10th anniversary of bringing lots of holiday fun to... Read More
This East Orlando favorite (and holiday pseudo-homecoming for locally based alumni) is running now through December 31 and in 2017 celebrates its 10th anniversary of bringing lots of holiday fun to the community. On tap this year: more snow, bigger lights and lots of rides. Showing up and hanging out is free, and music-synchronized holiday light shows run hourly. The twinkly bulbs cover the entire fa�ade of CFE Stadium. It's fun and festive, but most people come for the fun winter activities! Ice skating ($12), an Ice Slide ($6.50 unlimited) and several great rides ($4.25 apiece). Friday and Saturday nights throughout its run, Light Up UCF features free outdoor movies and 7 pm and 9:30 pm, each with a holiday theme. Bring your own chair or blanket and a thermos of cocoa. Past showings have included Elf, Miracle on 34th Street, The Santa Clause and A Christmas Story. Photo-ops with Santa start at $15 and you can skip the crush at the mall.
- Best for Things to Do in December Because: The Golden Knights put on a stellar winter carnival, but it's not just for co-eds. Families will love the low-cost and free, built-in December fun.
- Best for Holiday Attractions Because: With free features and a family-centric vibe, Light Up UCF is a festive holiday attraction that won't break the bank.