Thanks to its cobblestone streets, sidewalk cafes, and live oaks offering welcoming shade, it's easy to see why Winter Park is one of Florida's most gracious and romantic cities. Central Park is the lush green heart of town, flanked by the promenade called Park Avenue, where restaurants and people-watching are favorite activities. The Alfond Inn at Rollins, the award-winning hotel celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, is just a short stroll away. 

Wagging tails and happy barks are welcome at the always pet-friendly Promenade at Sunset Walk Orlando for a special afternoon celebration of man’s best friend. Gather furry and fluffy friends and head to the complex’s third annual Pets on the Promenade event on Sunday, Jan. 22!  

Beginning at 12 p.m. and running until 4 p.m., the event offers furry friends and their human companions lots of ways to have fun together:

Enjoy live music and street performers

Get pet and family caricature portraits by The Art Factory 

Check out Bahama Buck’s Original Shaved Ice Company’s “Sno Balls” for pets

Treat furry friends at River Street Sweets • Savannah’s Candy Kitchen with special pink & blue dog treats

In addition, during the event many of the restaurants at Promenade at Sunset Walk will offer “Yappy Hour” pricing, and participating venue patios will be open for pets. Learn more about the event HERE. Admission to Pets on the Promenade is FREE

 Unique photo opportunities at museum’s new holiday event

If you come home and find your elf on the shelf isn’t where you left them, you might want to see if they made their way to Museum of Illusions at ICON Park. The mischievous elves are up to their usual tricks and exploring the exciting exhibits at Museum of Illusions this holiday season. 

Museum of Illusions will put a twist on the classic holiday tradition of “Elf on the Shelf” and host “Elves Off the Shelf Fridays.” For the price of regular admission, guests will be able to explore the museum’s exhibits and take photos with elves on select dates and times this December.

Dinner show to feature holiday twist from Nov. 25 to Dec. 31

Santa’s sleigh brought him all the way from the North Pole to Central Florida to celebrate the holidays at Pirates Dinner Adventure! If you’re looking for a new tradition the whole family will love, get ready for a jolly good time and a swashbuckling adventure.  

Starting Nov. 25, Pirates Dinner Adventure will be spreading Christmas cheer with special holiday offerings through Dec. 31. Guests can experience the action, romance and excitement of the classic dinner show with a holiday overlay featuring Christmas music and a ship-side visit from a special guest at the end of the show.

A collection of four resort hotels at Walt Disney World® Resort’s FLAMINGO CROSSINGS Town Center is transforming into a winter wonderland this holiday season, adding magical moments for overnight guests to enjoy from Nov. 11 through Jan. 2. The inaugural holiday festivities are being created exclusively for guests of the Homewood Suites by Hilton at FLAMINGO CROSSING Town Center, Home2 Suites by Hilton at FLAMINGO CROSSINGS Town Center, Residence Inn by Marriott at FLAMINGO CROSSINGS Town Center, and Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott at FLAMINGO CROSSINGS Town Center, all conveniently flocked together at FLAMINGO CROSSINGS, just five minutes from Walt Disney World’s western entrance.