Thrill to the Asian Lantern Festival at the Central Florida Zoo. Photo courtesy of the zoo
Thrill to the Asian Lantern Festival at the Central Florida Zoo. Photo courtesy of the zoo

Things to Do in Orlando This Weekend: State Parks, Nature Hikes, Holiday Happenings

Happy New Year, Orlando. You've survived the gift-giving rush, Christmas and Hanukkah celebrations, and now can focus ahead to a bright 2020.

This weekend you can usher in the new year with a state park celebration, a nature hike, musical storytime, even a toy show. And that's just the beginning: Enjoy family movie night in Kissimmee, big air without the sensory chaos in Sanford, and drop-in gymnastics in Winter Garden.

Why not check out some final holiday happenings at the University of Central Florida, Waterford Lakes Town Center, and Lake Nona before those events end their seasonal runs. Whatever you do, know your friends at Mommy Poppins Orlando will be with you all through 2020. 

Need more inspiration? See our guide to the best winter break activities with kids in the Orlando area before they head back to school. And remember, our events calendar is loaded with fun, family events through January and beyond.

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Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens
3755 W. Seminole Blvd
Sanford, FL 32771

Lake Nona Town Center
6900 Tavistock Lakes Blvd
Orlando, FL

Orlando Science Center
777 East Princeton Street
Orlando, FL 32803

Crayola Experience Orlando
8001 S. Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32809

Addition Financial Arena
12777 Gemini Blvd. N
Orlando, FL

Waterford Lakes Town Center
413 North Alafaya Trail
Orlando, FL

Hontoon Island State Park
2309 River Ridge Road
Deland, FL

Barnes & Noble
7900 Sand Lake Rd
Orlando, FL

Gymnastics USA
13175 W Colonial Drive
Winter Garden, FL 34787

Wekiwa Springs State Park
1800 Wekiwa Cir
Apopka, FL

Huh Oh Studios
1341 E Vine St
Kissimmee, FL

Altitude Trampoline Park
1810 Rinehart Road
Sanford, FL

Old Town
5770 West Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy (movies shown on the patio next to A&W Restaurant
Kissimmee, FL