Chanukah Events Around Orlando for 2013

This year is very eventful if you are Jewish because Chanukah falls on Thanksgiving, but if you don’t have family in town there are plenty of events you can attend.
Jewish Heritage Night with the Orlando Magicorlandomagic
Wednesday, November 27th, 2013
First night of Chanukah
Amway Center in downtown Orlando 
400 W Church St #200, Orlando, FL 32801
Pregame and Menorah lighting at 6:30 PM in the Vista Room
Tip-off at 7:00 PM
To Purchase Tickets Click Here                                              
Chanukah Extravaganza at Orlando Torah Academy
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
05:00 PM to 07:00 PM
Orlando Torah Academy will be hosting a Community Chanukah Extravaganza with food, fun, raffles and prizes.
 
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Chanukah on the Park
Join Chabad of Orlando Saturday November 30th, 7:00 PM at Central Park on Park Ave.
  • Grand Menorah Lighting
  • JAO and JCC – Kids Sing A Long
  • Chassidic Dancers
  • Chocolate Chanukah Gelt
  • Live Concert by Dr. Laz
  • Sufganiot – Donuts
  • Grand $1000 Drawing
  • Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be available
Orlando Torah Center
Chanukah Celebration
Join the Rosen Plaza and Chabad of South Orlando for their Chanukah Family Festival
Sunday, December 1, 2013
4pm-7pm
Event Includes:
  • 6:00pm Grand Menorah Ceremony Lighting & Family Celebration, Latke Cook-Off
  • Chanukah Arts and Crafts, Raffles, Prizes, Gelt
  • Helicopter Rides, Teen Club with Games & Music
  • Fine Food Concessions Offered by Kosher Gourmet Food Court
  • Kosher Cotton Candy, Delicious Sufganiyot (Donuts), Food & Hot Dog Concessions
  • Live Music & Theater Acts, World Record Breaking Dreidel Spinning
  • 20 Carnival Games, Miniature Train, Skeeball, Bounce Houses, Football & Basketball Toss
FREE ADMISSION
For More Information, please call 407-996-0256
Chanukah On Ice With The Orlando Solar BearsAlt Solar Bears Logo
Wednesday, December 4th the last night of Chanukah
Doors open at 6:00 PM
Puck-drop at 7:00 PM
Grand Ice Menorah Lighting during the first intermission 
Purchase tickets at www.orlandosolarbearshockey.com/lights
Use Special Offer Code: LIGHTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY HOST 4TH ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE

RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY HOST 4TH ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE TO BENEFIT SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK

ORLANDO, Fla. – NOVEMBER 9, 2012 – With Thanksgiving just around the corner, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey is again collecting food to help stock Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida (SHFBCF)’s pantry shelves. During this difficult economy and as the holidays approach, the agency’s need for food donations continues to increase.

For one day only, Thursday, November 15 between 7-9 a.m., Ringling Bros. is again offering Central Florida consumers the opportunity to support their community and donate non-perishable, unexpired food items in exchange for ticket vouchers to Built To Amaze!, the all-new 143rd Edition of The Greatest Show On Earth®. A donation of 10 food items entitles each consumer to one ticket voucher, with a limit of four vouchers (40 food items donated) per household. Vouchers can be redeemed at the Amway Center box office for the Thursday, January 10, 7:30 p.m. opening night performance. Ticket vouchers are available to those who donate on a first-come, first-serve basis while supplies last. Free ticket vouchers apply to opening night, promenade level only.

Ringling Bros. and SHFBCF are making it easy with drive-through service! No need to find a parking space or carry heavy grocery bags – consumers can even stay in their PJ’s! They can simply drive to the Blue Lot at the Amway Center (located off Hughey Ave, parallel to I-4, just past Hughey and Church), stay in their cars, and volunteers will meet them and exchange ticket vouchers for donations, right through car windows.

Consumers can return to the Amway Center box office between Nov. 16 (when tickets go on sale to the general public) and January 12 to redeem vouchers for tickets. The Amway Center box office is located on Church Street. Short-term (15 minutes) parking is available in front of the box office on Church Street except during events. The Amway Center box office does not take ticket orders over the phone. Operating hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and three (3) hours prior to any event.

Ringling Bros. has raised more than 10,000 pounds of food for SHFBCF since 2009. Hundreds of Central Floridians have participated — from dads in gym shorts to moms in PJs to young professionals on their way to work. “This format works very well for us to collect a significant amount of donations in just two hours,” said Sasha Hausman, development manager for SHFBCF. “We are again encouraging members of our community to participate, and grateful to Feld Entertainment for their partnership.”

SHFBCF secures and distributes food and grocery products to approximately 500 agencies that feed the hungry throughout Central Florida. SHFBCF accepts nonperishable food donations including boxed cereal, stuffing, canned meat, fruit, cranberry sauce, gravy and vegetables. The agency’s most needed items include nonfat dry milk, peanut butter, baby food, and canned tuna, meat, vegetables and fruit.

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® is proud to present Built To Amaze! at Amway Center January 10-13. Drama, surprise and wonder build the excitement so BIG that it could only be The Greatest Show On Earth®. Tickets for Thursday and Friday performances are: $85 (Circus Celebrity), $65 (Front Row), $35 (VIP), $27, $22 and $15. Tickets for Saturday and Sunday performances are: $100 (Circus Celebrity), $70 (Front Row), $40 (VIP), $27, $22 and $15. Ticketmaster service charges and facility fees not included. All seats are reserved, and tickets go on sale November 16 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets are available at www.ringling.com or www.ticketmaster.com, at any Ticketmaster outlet, by calling 800-745-3000, or at the Amway Center box office (phone: 407-440-7900). For group ticket sales and information, call 866-248-8740.

 

About Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida

SHFBCF is a member of Feeding America – the largest charitable domestic hunger-relief organization in the United States. SHFBCF secures and distributes food and grocery products to approximately 500 local nonprofit feeding programs throughout Central Florida. Last year, with the help of numerous donors, volunteers and a caring, committed community, the food bank distributed more than 36 million pounds of grocery products – the equivalent of more than 24 million meals – to partner programs such as food pantries, soup kitchens, women’s shelters, senior centers, day care centers and Kids Cafes. On average, more than 55,000 different people receive assistance provided by SHFBCF each week. To learn more about SHFBCF, visit www.FeedHopeNow.org.

About Feld Entertainment

Feld Entertainment is the worldwide leader in producing and presenting live touring family entertainment experiences that lift the human spirit and create indelible memories, with 30 million people in attendance at its shows each year. Feld Entertainment’s productions have appeared in more than 70 countries on six continents and include Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey®, Feld Motor Sports, Disney On Ice and Disney Live! For more information on Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® visit www.ringling.com.

About Amway Center

The Orlando Magic served as the developer of the Amway Center, which hosts major national events, concerts and family shows. Opened in the fall of 2010, the facility is owned and operated by the City of Orlando on behalf of the Central Florida community. The Amway Center was designed to reflect the character of the community, meet the goals of the users and build on the legacy of sports and entertainment in Orlando. The building’s exterior features a modern blend of glass and metal materials, along with ever-changing graphics via a monumental wall along one facade. A 180-foot tall tower serves as a beacon amid the downtown skyline. At 875,000 square feet, the new arena is almost triple the size of the old Amway Arena (367,000 square feet). The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certified building features a sustainable, environmentally-friendly design and unmatched technology, featuring 1,100 digital monitors, the tallest high-definition video board in an NBA venue and multiple premium amenities available to all patrons in the building. Awarded 2012 Sports Facility of the Year by Sports Business Journal. For more information about the Amway Center, visit www.amwaycenter.com,

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Join Us On The Amway Center Fan Tour!

As most people know I am a Twitter fiend, says the girl with 103,880 tweets! Twitter is my drug of choice! I am forever tweeting about lots of things that usually aren’t important but a lot of time those silly things have paid off!

The Amway Center here in Orlando is home to the Orlando Magic, The Orlando Predators and my person favorite the Orlando Solar Bears. They are a huge concert and sporting venue. Beautiful new facility that replaced the old Amway Arena a few years ago. They were running a Twitter and Facebook ReTweet/RePost contest for all their followers for a chance at a behind the scenes tour of the facility! Well, I was one of the lucky ten winners!!! So this past Wednesday me and my favorite +1  Shelley Caran took a trip to see this beautiful facility!

Do you see that 46 foot Jumbo tron???? Yeah Buddy! It is the Biggest in the USA!!!! We learned so much about the facility and what goes into making it from a basketball court, to a hockey arena, into a concert venue and into a Circus Tent!!!! We also learned that the Amway Center is the FIRST NBA facility to earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design new construction certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. The arena uses 20% less energy and 40% less water than arenas of similar size.

Amway Center “green” features include:

  • Preferred parking for hybrids and other energy-efficient vehicles
  • High-efficiency heating and cooling systems
  • Ultra-low-flow toilets
  • A reflective and insulated roof that reduces cooling costs
  • High-tech monitoring systems that shut off the lights when a room is empty
  • Bicycle racks, showers and changing rooms for workers who bike to work
  • Systems to treat storm runoff before it can pollute nearby lakes
  • Recycling bins for fans and concertgoers
  • Additionally, many of the points toward LEED certification for the Amway Center were earned during construction. For example, of the facility’s building materials, 15 percent are recycled and 20 percent come from local sources. About 83 percent of the wood, concrete and steel construction waste has been recycled rather than sent to a landfill.
This is ONE beautiful facility! They took us on a tour of everything, we got to meet Stuff (Orlando Magic Mascot) and Shades (Orlando Hockey Mascot), we got treated to an amazing dessert spread and they even did a few giveaways and of course, me being Princess Luck won a Orlando Magic Jersey! We also got a swag bag at the end that included tickets to an Orlando Predators game and an Orlando Predators shirt to wear! They treated us like royalty! Big Huge Shout out to Jen at the Amway Center who was the young lady who set up our tour and is the face behind their twitter account! I can not wait to go to a Preds game and I am SO SO SO SO SO SO SO Excited for the upcoming Hockey Season! See you all on the glass!!

 

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Orlando Magic And Disney Fan Merchandise

Recently, I was able to attend a Behind the Scenes Tour of the Amway Center thanks to Aurora and it was amazing!!!

Before the tour of the Amway Center, we were able to spend a few minutes browsing the Magic Team Shop and I thought it was pretty awesome to find some Disney and Marvel Orlando Magic merchandise!

If you ever have a chance to head down to the Amway Center, take a moment to check out the Magic Team Shop!!!

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