Orlando Hosting Bowl-a-Palooza

There are already lots of reasons for couples to visit Orlando but in late December there will be another: the week-long Bowl-a-Palooza. Starting December 26 and spanning through the December 29 Champs Sports Bowl and Capital One Bowl on January 1, Bowl-a-Palooza incorporates two classic bowl games with a plethora of new, exciting events. The only city to host two bowl games in one-week’s time, Orlando will now host what amounts to a week-long party.

Special Events:

Electronic Arts Tiburon Bowl-a-Palooza Challenge
Players from the Capital One Bowl teams match gaming skills at The Florida Mall in EA Sports’ NCAA Football 2007 video game. Fans are invited to watch as the players compete in a simulated preview of the actual bowl game. Dec. 27, 1:00 p.m., The Florida Mall

Popcorn Flick in Winter Park
Families are invited to Central Park to watch a free screening of one of college football’s most famous and inspirational stories. “Rudy” captures the essence of college athletics as it chronicles the spirit and determination of an aspiring football player. Dec. 28, 7:00 p.m., Central Park (Winter Park)

Champs Sports Bowl
America’s fastest-growing bowl game pits top-tier teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference and Big Ten Conference in prime-time on December 29. Over 15 years old, the Champs Sports Bowl is played in the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium. Dec. 29, 8:00 p.m., Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium

OrlandoCitrus Parade
Downtown Orlando’s most anticipated holiday event, the Orlando Citrus Parade presented by Delta Air Lines features custom citrus floats made of more than 100,000 pieces of grapefruits, oranges, and tangerines. Impressive equestrian units, numerous marching bands from across the country, and many other entries highlight the festivities of this internationally televised parade. Dec. 30, 1:00 p.m., Downtown Orlando

Third Eye Blind Bowl-a-Palooza Concert
Immediately following the Orlando Citrus Parade, Florida Citrus Sports presents the first Bowl-a-Palooza Concert featuring Third Eye Blind. Free of charge, join FCSports as it celebrates the inaugural Bowl-a-Palooza in style with a concert in the park. Dec. 30, 1:00 p.m., Lake Eola

Capital One Bowl
America’s premier non-BCS bowl game returns to Orlando in its traditional New Year’s Day slot. Held at the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium, top teams from the Southeastern Conference and Big Ten Conference battle for bragging rights and gridiron superiority. Jan. 1, 1:00 p.m., Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium

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