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DOWNTOWN FOR THE HOLIDAYSOrlando Ballet Presents The Nutcracker The Dr. Phillips Center adds another evening show for Orlando Ballet's The Nutcracker, showing now through December 18th. Bring the entire family for the adventures of young Clara as she explores the fantasy world of the Mouse King, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and Mother Ginger. The enchantment of Orlando Ballet’s annual favorite make The Nutcracker a not-to-be-missed holiday tradition. Click here to read more and get your tickets! New Year's Eve Chef's Dinner at Reyes MezcaleriaReyes Mezcaleria has announced each of their seven-courses for their New Year's Eve Chef's Tasting Dinner on Saturday, December 31, at 6:30pm. The dinner will include a welcome cocktail as well as a complimentary cava toast. Click here to see the full menu and purchase tickets! Orange County Library System 100 Year Celebration! The Orange County Library System invites you to the library's 100 Year Celebration for a ribbon cutting and rededication ceremony on Saturday, January 7th, at 10:30am. In 2023, Orange County Library System celebrates 100 years of service to the community. The library traces its history to the early 1920s, when the Sorosis Club of Orlando began a campaign to advocate for a taxpayer-funded public library to serve Orlando citizens. Their efforts were successful, and on November 8, 1923, the Albertson Public Library opened its doors. Over the years, that single library evolved to become what is today the Orange County Library System. After the ribbon cutting, guests can enjoy 1920s music from a local band, non-alcoholic cocktails, and more! Click here to see the event's full agenda.
DID YOU KNOW?2023 SheBelieves Cup Comes to Orlando's Exploria Stadium! U.S. Soccer will host the eighth annual SheBelieves Cup from February 16-22 as Brazil, Canada and Japan join the USA for the four-team international tournament. All four nations will be participating in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup next summer and all four are ranked in the top 11 in the world with the USA at No. 1, Canada at No. 6, Brazil at No. 9 and Japan at No. 11. The 2023 SheBelieves Cup kicks off on Thursday, February 16 at Exploria Stadium as Japan takes on Brazil (4 p.m. ET) and the USA faces Canada (7 p.m. ET). Tickets go on sale to the public beginning on Tuesday, December 20th. Tickets purchased will be valid for both matches that matchday. Get your tickets before they're gone! Visit Orlando's Magical Dining Celebrates a Successful YearVisit Orlando's Magical Dining raised over $186,000 in 2022 for local organizations that support workforce development in Central Florida! These funds will benefit The Able Trust, an organization that helps create employment opportunities for people with disabilities, while six other local charities — BIG SIS Inc., Central Florida Urban League, HOPE CommUnity Center, PACE Center for Girls, Rebuild Self Care and Society of St. Vincent de Paul — that share a similar mission, will each receive a $2,000 donation. Click here to watch the Magical Dining 2022 wrap-up video! Register Your Pet for Pet Alliance's Paws in the Park Costume Contest!Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando has set the date for their annual Paws in the Park on Saturday, February 11, from 10am to 4pm at Lake Eola. Register your pet for the Costume Contest before spots run out! There are only 15 slots available per category, and they are first come, first serve. Entry is a $15 donation to Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando and includes a Paws in the Park official bandana. Click here to read more and see the prizes!