Inaugural Orlando Winterfest coming to Orange County Convention Center

The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) will host the inaugural Orlando Winterfest and Holiday Market from Dec. 3 to Dec. 6, 2020.
The Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) will host the inaugural Orlando Winterfest and Holiday Market from Dec. 3 to Dec. 6, 2020.

ORLANDO, Fla. – Alliance Nationwide Exposition is launching the Orlando Winterfest and Holiday Market at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC).

The Orlando Winterfest opens Thursday, Dec. 3 and runs through Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020.

With the cancellations of previously scheduled holiday events in central Florida, Orlando Winterfest and Holiday Market is the first announced local holiday gift show of the year. The event will provide an opportunity for companies to network with their customers face-to-face and offer products in a holiday marketplace.

The event will showcase a holiday market offering a gift shopping experience for the entire family. In addition to unique gifts, Winterfest will offer family-friendly activities, festive food and beverage options, live music, and entertainment for all ages.

As an event partner, iHeartMedia will bring publicity and media marketing by utilizing its network of live broadcast stations, billboards, social media, and digital services to the inaugural holiday festival.

“iHeart is excited to be partnering with an event that will help bring our community together again at a much needed time,” said iHeartMedia division president Linda Byrd. “Alliance Nationwide Exposition has been a leader in live events throughout the pandemic and with iHeartMedia being a leader in global media, this partnership will ensure a holiday experience like none other.”

The OCCC will be decorated for the holidays with festive photo opportunities showcasing designer sets, trees, and wreaths placed throughout the large exhibition hall.

“After safely hosting several events and consumer shows, and implementing our ‘Recovery and Resiliency Guidelines,’ we are confident Winterfest will provide an enjoyable holiday experience for all to enjoy at the OCCC,” said OCCC executive director Mark Tester.

Alliance Nationwide Exposition and OCCC staff are committed to ensuring all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines are followed. Further, Winterfest will adhere to the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR accreditation on outbreak prevention, response, and recovery. The OCCC received accreditation in May and since then, has successfully hosted several sporting events and conventions without illness or incident.

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