Happy New Year! We are so excited to start 2022 with you. Orlando is the perfect place to enjoy the first month of this new year! With festivals and theme park fun there are so many ways to begin 2022 in style!
Old Town AutoFest – January 8
Old Town AutoFest is a judged car show featuring Muscle and Classic Cars. Participating vehicles will show quality 1964 and newer muscle and high-performance cars and trucks and 1983 and older antiques, hot rods, and classics.
Mecum Kissimmee 2022- January 6 – 15
Mecum Kissimmee 2022, the world’s largest collector-car auction, returns to Osceola Heritage Park this January 6-15 with an estimated 3,500 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, exotics, trucks, Hot Rods, customs and more to cross the auction block. Mecum Kissimmee 2022 is open to buyers, sellers and spectators. Bidder registration is available online in advance and on-site at the auction for $200, and it includes admission for two persons to the 10 auction days. General admission tickets are available in advance online for $20 per person, per day, and for $30 at the door and online after January 5; children 12 and younger receive complimentary admission.
Three Kings Day– January 9
The Feast of the Three Kings is an intricate part of Latin Folklore. Traditionally, it is on this day that children receive gifts from the Three Kings. This year the Kissimmee/Osceola County Chamber’s annual Three Kings Day will be held at Old Town on Sunday, January 9th.
The celebration will include a visit from the Three Kings, FREE snacks & Gatorade, and a toy for children under 11. Bikes will be given away by random lottery throughout the event.
Immersive Van Gogh Orlando – January 1 – 9
At Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit Orlando, you will be immersed in Van Gogh’s works – from his sunny landscapes and night scenes to his portraits and still life paintings.
This ultimate, not-to-be-missed Orlando immersive art exhibit is perfect for the whole family – kids love it! Whether you’re looking for the perfect date, an excursion with friends, a photo-perfect ladies’ night or an unforgettable solo expedition, Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit Orlando is one of the best things to do in Orlando this year!
JEFRË POP UP ART EXHIBITION – January 2 – 9
JEFRË: Pop Up Art Exhibition is the public artist’s first pop up exhibition featuring several works from his highly regarded 2021 solo exhibition, Points of Connection at Orlando Museum of Art. In addition, JEFRË will introduce his new series of art tracings called, “Contour”, inspired by his connection of the land and human engagement. His large-scale multimedia sculptures and installations that have become the hallmark of his artistic practice will once again be showcased in a 10,000 sq ft retail space. Experimenting with new materials and technologies, JEFRË activates public spaces in ways that transform the urban landscape and bring people together to enjoy a common experience.
33rd Annual ZORA! Festival– January 1 – 31
First presented in 1990, ZORA! Festival is a month-long, multi-disciplinary, intergenerational event composed of public talks, conferences, movie screenings, arts education programming and more. The celebration takes place primarily in Eatonville and throughout Orange County.
Kicking off on Hurston’s birthday (Jan. 7, 2022), this year’s edition will offer a wealth of engaging programs, including a “Sunday Series” showcasing art in Eatonville, an opening exhibition at The Hurston, cultural heritage tourism tours, and more. The celebration’s grand finale is the three-day, open-air Outdoor Festival of the Arts in Eatonville (Jan. 28 – 30, 2022), featuring Africa – America Women’s Trade Expo, Arts Walk, International Food Court, International Marketplace, The Urban NerdCon Pavilion, live performances from national and local artists, and the Children’s Cultural, Education & Heritage Center, plus many other reasons to visit!
We hope this list inspired your vacation planning. CLC Regal Oaks is your perfect home base for all the great events in Orlando. We hope to see you here soon!