What to do in Orlando in January 2013

The holidays in Orlando are always an exciting time, but the fun doesn’t have to end when December does. In fact, Orlando theme parks and attractions January calendar is jam-packed with family events, concerts, NASCAR races and basketball games for the perfect way to start the New Year. Here’s what to do in January in Orlando:

The kids can kick off the New Year with SeaWorld Orlando’s annual kid-friendly event Just For Kids where they can sing, dance and play all January long! Let the kids watch live shows, take a ride on kid-sized rides, meet the park’s cutest animals and listen to live concerts.

The Just For Kids concerts include:

Jan 12                    Imagination Movers
Jan 19                    Laurie Berkner - Solo! 
Jan 26                    Choo Choo Soul with Genevieve
Feb 2                      Kratt Brothers Live featuring the stars of Wild Kratts

SeaWorld Orlando’s Just for Kids runs Saturdays, January 12 - February 2.

And speaking of concerts, this January Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is bringing back Tampa Bay’s longest running concert series, The Real Music Concert Series for two months of live music. The concerts will include music from just about every genre from swing, blues, pop, jazz, disco, and rock ‘n roll!

This year’s Real Music Concert Series features The Terry Myers Orchestra with The Swing Sisters, The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, Frank Sinatra Jr., Paul Revere & The Raiders, Sha Na Na, Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr. and Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone.

The Real Music Concert Series runs Jan. 16 to March 2. Concerts are held daily at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

There is no better way to kick off 2013 than with an Orlando Magic game in what the Sports Business Journal has named the Sports Facility of the Year. On Jan. 16, watch as your favorite Orlando team takes on the Indiana Pacers at 7:00 p.m. at the new Amway Center.

Speed your way into 2013 at the Rolex 24 at Daytona Saturday, Jan 26 at the Daytona International Speedway. The Rolex 24 at Daytona features international stars of Daytona Prototype and GT-class vehicles as they speed twice around the clock in the ultimate race.

Start your day at the Sprint FanZone where you can walk the track and inspect the pit road. You’ll also get access to the Budweiser Bistro, garage window, watch as they inspect the racecars, participate in a driver Q&A and much more. If all of that racecar action has you itching for more use your Garage Pass to experience race preparation and planning as the world’s best pit crews in action.

Also, in January, BestofOrlando.com will start selling the Florida Resident Discover Disney tickets. The best deal for Disney World tickets for Florida Residents all year. Stay tuned for more information, pricing, and dates.

Orlando, FL – 12/27/12


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