Happy New Year!

Sunny Palm Trees
Kara Killen

Kara Killen, January 4, 2019

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A very Happy New Year to you and your family! Well, this is the time of year where we resolve to make changes in our lives. New habits, new behaviors, new vacations! And here you are in beautiful Central Florida during one of our best months. Winter in Florida is known for its fantastic climate and abundance of sunshine. With this wonderful weather, comes so many things to enjoy.

Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards Winter Music Series (Clermont)

When you have had enough hustle and bustle at the parks, how does spending an afternoon listening to live music, sipping delicious local wine and sampling great food sound? Well, every Saturday in January, Lakeridge Winery holds its Winter Music Series featuring local musicians performing live. Enjoy a variety of wines, beer and delicious food as well as a complimentary Winery tour and tasting. You can bring blankets and enjoy family time under blue skies on beautiful festival grounds. Admission is free. Saturdays in January. Noon to 4 PM.

Old Town (Kissimmee)

Old Town is the recreation of a classic Florida town showcasing historical architecture and charming storefronts. It’s an 18-acre mix of rides, shopping, dining and family-friendly attractions.

Located on 192 in Kissimmee, Old Town is just a short ride from your luxury vacation villa, so it’s easy to get to and even easier to stay when you see how much there is to do. Stroll through unique shops, enjoy a magic show at the Great Magic Hall, play games at Happy Days Family Amusement Center, watch live entertainment on Trophy Row Stage, revel in the coolest collection of old cars (Old Town is famous for their awesome Friday Night Muscle Car Show & Cruise and their Saturday Nite Classic Car Show & Cruise) and so much more. They host weekly events from outdoor movies to karaoke that the entire family can enjoy. Open daily.

Cher: Here We Go Again Tour

Relive your youth (she does!) and go see legendary performer Cher while you’re on vacation. She’ll rock our fantastic Amway Center (Home of the Magic) and give you an over-the-top show that you’ll never forget. I Got You, Babe, Dark Lady (I’ll be singing this for the rest of the day. Yes, I know all the lyrics!), Shoop Shoop Song and, of course, lots of famous ABBA tunes are just a few of the songs this icon will delight the family with. January 21 at the Amway Center in downtown Orlando.

International Drive

Enjoy the winter weather with a stroll down International Drive (I-Drive). Do some post-holiday shopping, dine in one of many restaurants—from fast bites to lingering repasts, discover wonders and oddities at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! or WonderWorks, sing Karaoke, view the city from the 400-foot ICON ORLANDO Observation Wheel, enjoy retro-chic bowling, shop to your heart’s delight and so much more. I-Drive is that one bustling strip that every vacation-centric city has that offers something fun for everyone. Every day.


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