Blue Man Group at Universal Orlando Resort407-258-3626
Blue Man Group at Universal Orlando Resor t, 407-224-3313,
www.universalorlando.com, allows gift-givers the chance to send a friend, neighbor, loved one or co-worker to experience the world-renowned show. Blue Man Group is centered around a mash-up of unique live music, unexpected humor and lots of paint. Discounts for groups of 15 or more are available, as well as gift cards, which can be purchased online.
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center6000 W. Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee407-586-4423www.christmasatgaylordpalms.com
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center, 6000 W. Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee, 407-586-4423, www.christmasatgaylordpalms.com, offers families a variety of Christmas festivities through Jan. 2, 2012, including Ice, a 9-degree attraction that features the all-new Dreamworks Animation’s Shrek the Halls, five 30-foot ice slides, and more than 16,000 square feet of hand carved ice sculptures carved by a team of 40 artisans. Other attractions include Kung Fu Panda Awesome Snow, DreamWorks 3D Theater Experience, and Gingy’s Gingerbread Decorating.
Orlando Ballet401 W. Livingston St., Orlando407-426-1739www.orlandoballet.org
Orlando Ballet presents visions of sugarplum fairies, the Cavelier, Snow King and much more, as the company rings in the holiday season with its annual presentation of The Nutcracker at Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, 401 W. Livingston St., Orlando, Dec. 15 through Dec. 18. Gift-givers can treat family and friends to tickets to this holiday tradition. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 407-426-1739 or visit www.orlandoballet.org on the Web.
Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows8267 International Drive, Orlando 407-363-1985www.sleuths.com
Residents can give the gift of laughter, comedy and mystery with a gift certificate or annual pass to Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows, 8267 International Drive, Orlando, 407-363-1985, www.sleuths.com. Patrons mingle with characters as they become the detectives to solve a crime through a live interrogation, while dining on hors d’oeuvres, salad, choice of entree and dessert, as well as unlimited beer, wine and soft drinks.
Downtown Winter Garden www.cwgdn.com
Downtown Winter Garden presents The 12 Days of Christmas, when the historic downtown area will be transformed into a holiday wonderland through Dec. 23. Featuring live music and entertainment, festive lights, Christmas trees, horse-drawn carriage rides, Santa’s workshop and more, visitors will receive the gift of a special holiday memory. Shoppers can stop in at Winter Garden’s eclectic mix of stores and restaurants for gift ideas. For more information, visit www.cwgdn.com on the Web.
Winter Garden Village at Fowler Groves3251 Daniels Road, Winter Garden 407-445-3681www.wintergardenvillage.com
Winter Garden Village at Fowler Groves, 3251 Daniels Road, Winter Garden, www.wintergardenvillage.com, offers one-stop holiday shopping, where patrons can find inspiration around every corner, with everything from fashions and accessories to tools, sports gear and more. Shoppers can consider a gift card to a favorite restaurant or spoil someone special with a year’s worth of massages. A range of gifts for family, friends, business associates, pets and more can be found at Super Target, Lowe’s, Bealls Florida and more than 80 other great stores and restaurants.
Brighton Breeze World of Products 407-920-9584www.brightonbreeze.com
Brighton Breeze World of Products, www.brightonbreeze.com, based in Winter Garden, is an online, one-stop shop for home and garden décor, candles, gifts and more. Shoppers can browse the store 24/7 for ideal, beautiful and unique gifts, including garden gnomes, vases, candles and spa baskets, to name a few. Shipping is free throughout the U.S. For more information, call 407-920-9584 or email
County Line Ornamental & Tree13246 W. Colonial DriveWinter Garden407-654-4644www.countylineot.com
The approaching holidays means it is time to winterize outdoor plants and shrubs. County Line Ornamental & Tree, 13246 W. Colonial Drive, Winter Garden, 407-654-4644, www.countylineot.com, offers a variety of cold-hardy plants and trees, mulch and tree-staking kits. Located between Wendy’s and Napa Auto Parts, County Line is open to the public. Visitors can enter for a chance to win a 30-gallon live oak tree in December.
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