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Nov 28: Light Up Mt. Dora (and more)

Mt. Dora is a great place to visit any time of the year. But during the holiday season, the town lights up with over 2 million lights. And when they turn these lights on for the first time each season, the effect is spectacular. That, of course, doesn’t take place until darkness settles over the town […]

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Nov 29: “Hair” at Venice Theater

Hair was a theatrical breakthrough in many ways. It was the first rock musical. It had the first truly integrated cast. It was the first show to make it from Off-Broadway to Broadway. Now it’s coming to Venice Theater and Orange Blossom Tours has snapped up some fourth and fifth row center orchestra seats at the […]

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Nov 30: “Mamma Mia!” at Lakeland Center

Over 54 million people around the world have fallen in love with the characters, the story and the music that make MAMMA MIA! the ultimate feel-good show!  Mamma Mia! is a jukebox musical written by British playwright Catherine Johnson, based on the songs of ABBA. The musical includes such hits as “Super Trouper”, “Lay All Your Love on Me”, “Dancing Queen”, “Knowing Me, […]

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Dec 3: “Forever Plaid” at Winter Park Playhouse

Remember those close-harmony male quartets that reached the height of their popularity in the 50s and were responsible for hit after hit as many of us were growing up? Groups that included the Four Aces, the Four Lads, the Four Freshmen, and the Four Tops were singing hit after hit like “Three Coins in the Fountain”, “No, […]

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Dec 8: Kayaking with the Manatees and Kenny Boyd

After we did this tour last year, Kenny Boyd, our naturalist guide (and kayak-provider) had this to say: “Today we had the group from Orange Blossom Tours with us and it was a fantastic day for paddling. The Great Blue Herons are sitting on their nests now and as we kayaked around the island the […]

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Dec 9: Art, Antique & Collectible Shopping in Lake Alfred and Lakeland

Looking for that perfect Christmas gift for a friend? Or Christmas decorations for your home or garden? Even if you’re not looking for anything in particular, on this tour you are likely to see something that you simply can’t resist. We’ll visit a total of eight (8) stores—four (4) in Lake Alfred and four (4) in Lakeland. Some […]

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Dec 10: Harry P. Leu Gardens and ICE! at Gaylord Palm

On this tour, we’ll first have a guided tour of the Harry Leu Gardens and Estate in Orlando. The house will be decked out with holiday finery for the Christmas season and the gardens will have its usual profuse assortment of lovely plants, trees, shrubs, and flowers. After we have lunch at M & M’s Cafe in Kissimmee, […]

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Dec 11: Neil Sedaka at Lakeland Center

Neil Sedaka has many talents–singer, songwriter, husband (married almost 50 years), father–but perhaps his greatest talent is keeping his career going through more than 5 decades. You might want to honor his longevity by being there when he recounts and illustrates his successes and failures for us in Lakeland Center. Here is a summary bio […]

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Dec 12, 19 & 26: Flexible All-Day Christmas Shopping at 3 Malls in Orlando

Orange Blossom Tours is pleased to enable you to do your Christmas shopping at three of the finest malls in Orlando–all on the same day and you can divide your time between the three as you see fit. Just be sure to bring your cell phone! Here’s how it works: Since all three of these malls are close […]

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Dec. 14: Christmas Rail-Boat Tour

Gone are the days when the railroad dominated passenger travel. But you can relive those days if you’ll join us on December 14 for our Christmas Rail-Boat Tour. The tour includes a train ride from Ft. Myers to Punta Gorda, a cruise through the Punta Gorda Isles while viewing the elaborate Christmas light displays both on […]

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Dec 17: Florida Orchestra & Escher/Dali in St. Pete

Here’s something a little different to get you into the holiday spirit. Start the day with the Florida Orchestra’s “Old World Christmas” coffee concert at the Mahaffey, then enjoy a savory Italian luncheon at one of St. Petersburg’s finest restaurants and complete your day struggling to figure out the inside-out designs of M.C. Escher, the subject of a special exhibition at the Salvador […]

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Dec 22: An Irish Christmas at Lakeland Center

  Are you one of the many that enjoy Irish dancing? Do you miss Riverdance? Then the Irish Christmas show that’s coming to Lakeland Center may be just the holiday treat you’ve been looking for! Because an Irish Christmas brings you just about everything that the Irish ensemble presenting it can — joy, hope, laughter, friendship, celebration, storytelling, […]

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Dec 23: It’s a Wonderful Life at Broadway Palm

Chances are you know “It’s a Wonderful Life” as a movie. It gets shown on TV every year around the holiday season. The story of George Bailey and his wonderful life remains a timeless tale of dreams, cynicism and the power of love that exhilarates the mind and heart and celebrates the kindness in us all. But […]

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Dec 30: Moscow Ballet’s “Great Russian Nutcracker” at Lakeland Center

The ultimate holiday tradition for the youngest to the oldest in every family is to see Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker at Christmas time. The Russians have been the leading proponents of classical ballet for decades and that is why seeing Nutcracker performed by the Moscow Ballet is such a treat. Every year since 1993, the Moscow Ballet has been flying 70 […]

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Jan 5: “Shen Yun” at Lakeland Center

The Shen Yun Performing Arts troupe was founded in 2006 with the mission of reviving 5,000 years of Chinese culture, which founders say have been nearly destroyed by the Chinese government. They perform classical Chinese dances, ethnic and folk dances, and story-based dances. By classical Chinese dance is meant a comprehensive dance system passed down through thousands […]

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Jan 6: Orlando Magic vs. Indiana Pacers at Amway Center

Like to watch basketball on TV? Never been to an NBA game? Are you a Magic fan? Do you follow the Pacers? Do you enjoy watching world-class athletes do what they do best? If you answered YES to any of these questions, we hope you will join us to see the Orlando Magic under their […]

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Jan 8: Farm Tour: Creative Approaches to Sustainable Farming

The world’s food supply is under increasing threat. What is being done to avoid, or at least postpone, the possibility of world famine? On this tour, you will see two creative approaches toward more sustainable agriculture. You can decide for yourself if either of these approaches (or both) represent the wave of the future. Global Farm Tour First, […]

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Jan 12: Adam Trent at Lakeland Center

Adam Trent asks “what comes to mind when you think of a “Magician”? Is it a guy who makes awkward dance movements and tells stale jokes while torturing women in wooden boxes? Until recently, this has been a sobering reality of people’s stereoptype of magicians. . . . I’ve always thought that Magic should be entertaining first and […]

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Jan 13: “Menopause the Musical” at Lakeland Center

The show that’s brought joy to millions worldwide is proving that laughter truly is the best medicine. With a cast of breast cancer survivors and co-survivors, MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL is partnering with Susan G. Komen to offer inspriation, sisterhood, and hope. Four women at a lingerie sale have nothing in common but a black lace […]

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Jan 15: Ca’d’Zan and the Ringling Museum

We first visited the John and Mabel Ringling Museum in December 2013. In addition to strolling through the many meticulously maintained gardens, we also enjoyed guided tours of the Ringlings’ grand but inviting home Ca d’ Zan, the Ringling Museum of Art, and the Circus Museum. All our guests loved it and so it’s time […]


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