Like an eccentric uncle, the holidays often sneak up on people and leave tinsel wherever they go. Deck the halls with today’s Groupon to Winter in the Park in Winter Park. Choose from the following options:
- For $5, you get one all-day general admission, including skate rental, Sunday–Friday (a $10 value).
- For $5, you get one all-day general admission, including skate rental, on Saturday (a $10 value).
- For $10, you get two all-day general admissions, including skate rental, Sunday–Friday (a $20 value).
- For $10, you get two all-day general admissions, including skate rental, on Saturday (a $20 value).
Beginner and adroit ice-skaters descend upon the enchanting Winter in the Park to celebrate the awaited return of its annual holiday rink in Central Park West Meadow. After shielding toes in a pair of skates, skaters gleefully glide to holiday music as they spin around the outdoor covered rink, which is intermittently visited by confused ice fisherman. Extended school winter-break hours grant gliders more time to slip and slide on the ice amid the throng of more than 30,000 total anticipated attendees. For the entirety of the seasonal run—which comes to a close January 8—WKMG Local 6 will stream a live feed of all of Winter in the Park’s festivities, so skaters can check out the crowds from home or steal moves from an opposing ice-dancing duo.
Winter in the Park
Even though flakes rarely brave the Florida sun and Jack Frost will never be grand marshal of the Citrus Bowl parade, some winter traditions are the same no matter where you live. Spanning the holiday-packed days from November to January, the Winter in the Park festival decks out a portion of Central Park with frosty fun for the entire family. The centerpiece is a chilly ice rink, where skaters loop through delicate figure-8s and wreaths and other decorations help visitors capture the end-of-year spirit without having to find a local polar-bear adoption center. Additional events in Winter Park range from a harvest festival and holiday pops concert to a pancake breakfast, a Christmas parade, and a Hanukkah celebration.
150 N New York Ave.
Winter Park, Florida 32789Get Directions