What To Do This Weekend in Florida: Dec. 29-31, 2017

Looking for something fun to do in Florida this weekend? Check out these ideas.

Orange Bowl
Yes, chances are if you win the Orange Bowl, you might get a bowl of oranges. Courtesy Capital One Orange Bowl

Fun is usually just a short car ride away in Florida. So pack up the tribe and enjoy some of the amazing events and festivals that make Florida such a special place to live in and visit.

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South Florida

Capital One Orange Bowl December 30, 2017 in Miami Gardens
The Capital One Orange Bowl is a college football bowl game that will feature the ACC runner-ups Miami Hurricanes and the Big 10 runner-ups Wisconsin Badgers.

Miccosukee Indian Arts & Crafts Festival December 26 – January 1, 2018 in Miami (Everglades)
Immerse yourself in South Florida’s diverse community and enjoy regional foods, alligator demonstrations and learn more about the cultures and traditions of other Indian tribes.

Take a Video Tour of Miami Beach’s Fontainebleau Hotel The Fontainebleau is an institution in South Florida. Here’s one video review of the landmark resort.

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Central Florida

Camping World Bowl
December 28, 2017 in Orlando
The Camping World Bowl is a college football bowl game that will feature Virginia Tech vs. Oklahoma State.

Sunset Seasons Greetings
November 9 – December 31, 2017 in Orlando
The Magic Kingdom and Epcot can’t have ALL the fun this holiday season. Disney’s Hollywood Studios has its own spin this winter. Beginning November 9 and lasting through December 31, the park’s Sunset Boulevard is transformed for Sunset Seasons Greetings.

Christmas Town at Busch Gardens
November 19 through December 31, 2017 in Tampa
Christmas Town returns to Busch Gardens (on select dates) with with twinkling lights, Yuletide shows, holiday shopping and a visit to Santa’s House.

Universal’s Holiday Parade Featuring Macy’s
November 18, 2017 to January 6, 2018 in Orlando
A new holiday celebration is coming to Universal Orlando this season: Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s feature incredibly-detailed floats and balloons.

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration
November 24 to December 31, 2017 in Orlando
Among the new additions for 2017: a holiday dinner with Rudolph and Santa Claus at Wild Arctic.

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North Florida

TaxSlayer Bowl
December 30, 2017 in Jacksonville
This year’s matchup: Louisville Cardinals vs. Mississippi State Bulldogs.

Old Town Trolley’s Famous Nights of Lights Tour
November 19 – January 31, 2018 in St. Augustine
Hop on the trolley (no reservations needed), sing classic Christmas carols, and get yourself into the holiday spirit in the most convenient way.

Night of Lights
November 19 – January 31, 2018 in St. Augustine
Whether you’re out for a romantic holiday evening or in search of fun for the whole family, this 75-minute cruise from Florida Water Tours offers seasonal memories like no other.

Pensacola Winterfest
December 1-24 in Pensacola
Ranked by Florida Travel + Life as one of the top holiday events in the state, Pensacola Winterfest’s celebration features more than 400,000 dazzling white lights.

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