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Orlando has a vibrant arts and cultural community, and there is never a shortage of free museum passes, art viewings and tours in Orlando. Arts and cultural venues in Orlando are often free or discounted and have something for everyone to enjoy.

  • The Cornell Fine Arts Museum , which sits on the campus of Rollins College, boasts a collection that includes the works of Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and Thomas Moran, among others. Free admission with any valid student ID.
  • The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art contains one of the world's most impressive collections of famed artist Louis Comfort Tiffany. Free Fridays between 4 pm and 8 pm November through April.
  • The Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts takes you on a stroll through history starting with the author's humble beginnings and displays creative works of other artists of African descent. Donations are accepted.
  • The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida presents an overview of the history of the Holocaust and serves as a memorial to victims. The center also hosts many educational events, films and seminars. Donations are accepted.
  • The Winter Park Historical Museum houses a photo timeline of the history of Winter Park and features changing themed exhibits.
  • CityArts Factory is an eclectic collection of art galleries in downtown Orlando showcasing local and international artists. Free admission Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • The Grand Bohemian Gallery in Orlando has two locations in downtown Orlando and Celebration. Both feature a variety of art, including jewelry, glass and sculpture.
Posted by Karyn Smith on December 16th, 2014 10:11 AM

The spirit of the holidays comes to life at Bok Tower Gardens! Take photos of your kids visiting with Santa Claus, listen to Charles Dickens-style carolers, see ice sculpture carving, and enjoy making holiday nature art with the whole family. Included with general admission.

Our new Family Holiday Weekend offers something for everyone! Visit the Tower & Garden Gift Shop and find unique items to finish off your holiday shopping list. Enjoy our time-honored poinsettia displays at the River of Stone and Pinewood Estate. See our new 15-foot live bromeliad Christmas tree. Listen to LIVE carillon concerts at 1 & 3 p.m. featuring holiday favorites. And much more!

Saturday, December 20

Holly Jolly Saturday – All Day
Break out those festive holiday sweaters, hats and accessories to wear to the Gardens and join our Pinewood Angels in the fun. Guests are encouraged to take photos in our life-sized Holiday Photo Frame outside Pinewood Estate.

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

  • Take photos of your kids visiting with Santa Claus
  • Make a Pomander and/or Pinecone Ornaments

11 a.m. – 12 noon and 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.Carolers Classic

  • Songs of the Season with Charles Dickens’ Roaming Carolers

Sunday, December 21

1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Take photos of your kids visiting with Santa Claus
  • Make a Pomander and/or Pinecone Ornaments

2 p.m.

  • Ice Carving Demonstration

11 a.m. – 12 noon and 2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

  • Songs of the Season with Charles Dickens’ Roaming Carolers

7:30 p.m.

  • Carillon & Chorale Concert featuring Harrison School for the Arts, plus Holiday Home Tour Open Late!

Enjoy an hour-long carillon concert with a live choir under the light of evening stars featuring the Harrison School for the Arts. Before or after the concert, visit Pinewood Estate for a special nighttime tour complete with hot chocolate and cookies. It’s a unique opportunity to visit the Gardens after hours and purchase a light dinner at the Blue Palmetto Café before the concert, Last entry to Pinewood Estate is 9 p.m.

Concert Only: $5 per person. Free for Bok Tower Gardens Members.
Concert & Home Tour: $13 per person; $7 for Members.


Posted by Karyn Smith on December 16th, 2014 10:08 AM

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