Orlando festival kicks off the winter shopping season

October 25, 2013 by  

Orlando Winterfest 2013 is taking place for two days next month, with proceeds from the festival will benefit Operation Homefront Florida, which provides services to the families of military personnel.

There are expected to be plenty of activities for the entire family to take part in on both days. Several musical performances from artists such as The Suitors and the Orlando Latin Jazz Collection are set to take place, and there will be free health screenings from the UCF College of Medicine. Guests can also compete for a number of door prizes and children have the opportunity to meet with and speak to Santa Claus in order to get their wish lists in early. Food and drink will also be available for sale at the festival from booths or trucks.

Vendors will be selling a variety of merchandise, including clothing, home accessories, cell phones, holiday gifts, and even cars. Booth space is available for food vendors for $175 or $200; a cultural booth (which includes non-profit organizations) is $200 and a business booth is $345. Several sponsorships are also available, including donating gifts for door prizes.

Many of the vendors, who are expected to come from all surrounding areas such as Winter Park, might be investing in printing services such as banner printing to attract more visitors to their booths.

Orlando Winterfest is taking place at Orlando Jai Alai in Fern Park from November 2 to 3. To find out more about the event, call 386-569-4019.