January Happenings on I-Drive

Thursday, January 6, 2022
2022 is here, and we’re off to a roaring start here on International Drive.
 
Aside from cooler temps being matched with sunny skies making it the perfect time to explore the Orlando area, there are also lots of exciting events to enjoy if you’ll be on International Drive this month!
 
Kick off 2022 with one-of-a-kind celebrations, exciting shows and exhibits, and live entertainment that will have you dancing into an amazing new year!
 
Credit: SeaWorld.com
 
Celebrations
 
 
This special one day event is held in honor of the cherished tradition of Latin cultures and will be happening at SeaWorld Orlando on January 6th! Families are invited to help commemorate the arrival of the Three Wise Men, and enjoy festive cuisine as they enjoy extended opportunities for special performances in the Nautilus Theater, Sea of Trees, and SeaWorld’s festive holiday lights! If you’re looking to keep the spirit of the holidays burning brighter and longer than ever, this is a can’t miss event
 
 
 
Celebrate Three Kings all weekend long at Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar Orlando! This festive celebration starts on Friday, January 7th and marks the return of their very popular Dinner & Show weekends with live Latin band entertainment from 6:30pm to midnight every Friday night, and 6pm - 10:30pm every Saturday night.
 
The Three Kings Day, also known as the Epiphany Feast, completes the season of giving with the arrival of the Three Kings, Los Reyes Magos. Not only will guests enjoy authentic and delicious cuisine, but live music will be going on throughout the weekend celebration, and showroom guests will be treated to a special surprise gift to take home and enjoy! Showroom seating reservations are available for specific times over the weekend, so be sure to make your reservation to come out and enjoy the celebration alongside Central Florida’s most authentic Cuban music and dining experience! Learn more about who will be performing, and make your reservation here
 
 
 
Get ready to raise your hands, raise your voice, and raise your spirit at Rock the Universe, a fan-favorite annual event at Universal Studios Orlando! Rock the Universe is an unforgettable weekend of faith and fun with two nights of powerful tunes from Christian Music’s brightest stars!
 
On Saturday join with others for a touching ceremony with a special message and moving music performed live by one of their headliners! Then on Sunday morning, wrap up your weekend praising God with youth from around the country at a powerful, non-denominational workshop service.
 
Get all the details about this popular annual event and get in on the festivities!
 
 
Orange County Convention Center
 
The Orange County Convention Center has a busy month this January, and no matter what your interests are, you’ll surely find a convention show that will help you prepare for a productive 2022 full of growth.
 
  
Tying the knot in 2022? You’re in luck, because the Florida Wedding Expo will be taking on Orlando starting on January 9th, and being one of the largest and most spectacular wedding expos of the year, you’re not going to want to miss it!
 
Enjoy browsing over 150 vendor exhibits, networking with industry experts, fun activities and demos, plus over 100 giveaways including over 6 honeymoon packages and 2 free wedding giveaways!
 
This show has everything you need to make your dream wedding a reality. Get your ticket today
 
 
The 11th Annual Orlando Home & Garden Show returns on January 14th and this free event brings with it everything you’ll need to accomplish your home projects in 2022.One place. One weekend. All your projects solved! This show will help you turn your home improvement and outdoor projects from fantasy… to reality, and you’ll find that you’ll be having a blast along the way!
  
 
Port of Go!
 
Another popular annual event returns this year, and if one of your New Year’s resolutions was to travel more, you’re not going to want to miss it!
 
On January 15th and 16th at the Orange County Convention Center the annual Port of Go International Destination & Travel Expo 2022 will be happening, and planning your next vacation has never been easier or more enjoyable!
 
During this expo you’ll find exclusive opportunities to meet one-on-one with travel brands and discover countless destinations and cultures from around the world! Let the experts help you find and book your dream getaway at special event-only prices that you simply won’t find anywhere else. Enjoy learning from industry leaders who offer travel and tourism inspiration, tips, and advice to help you and your family get the most out of your next vacation! Details.
 
Some other conventions going on this month to keep an eye out for are:
 
 
For the shoe lovers, on January 16th head to Avanti Palms Resort & Conference Center for Sneaker Sesh, a premier event where you can buy, sell, and trade shoes, apparel and accessories. Live music, food, beverages and cocktails will be available in the main lobby and poolside, as you enjoy networking with sneaker bloggers, influencers, place bids in live auctions, win prizes in raffles and so much more! If you’re looking to update your style in 2022, this is a perfect spot to start. Details
 
 
And for those of you who live for magic and mystery, Villicon is taking over DoubleTree by Hilton at the Entrance to Universal Orlando on January 21st - January 23rd and is celebrating everything you love most in fandoms! Villainy exists across all fandoms and at Villicon you’ll be invited to unleash your darker side, whatever that may be! Get the details and don’t miss out on the magic!
 
Live Entertainment
 
Set the rhythm for the new year with live entertainment at your favorite spots along International Drive.
 
 
Looking for a laugh? Orlando Improv has plenty to go around, and will be hosting numerous headliners this month, see their upcoming schedule of performers here
 
Tin Roof Orlando
 
Aside from nightly live music from local artists and widely known musicians, Tin Roof Orlando also hosts weekly events like trivia night, karaoke night, comedy night, dueling piano performances and more… There's always something going on at Tin Roof Orlando. Get the details on everything going down at Tin Roof Orlando here
 
Hard Rock Orlando
 
There’s a reason we refer to Hard Rock Orlando as the “Coliseum of Rock ‘n Roll” and if you’re looking to catch some of the biggest names in music and comedy during your next visit to I-Drive, be sure to check out their calendar of performances before your trip. 
 
Mango’s Orlando
 
Mango’s Tropical Cafe Orlando is one of International Drive’s most exciting dining and entertainment experiences. Guests are sure to create memories here, from the award-winning dining, to the electric shows, and unforgettable nightlife in their state-of-the-art facility. This unique Latin-themed experience is a must anytime you’re visiting I-Drive, and aside from nightly entertainment, they also host special events. See what’s going down at Mango’s this month
 
2022 is officially here, and if you’re looking to jump into the New Year with an unforgettable trip to International Drive, be sure to get in on all of the exciting events going down in Orlando’s Most Dynamic Neighborhood this January!
1/6/2022


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