This Week in Orlando: Pop Warner Super Bowl, Pet-friendly Music Fest and Holiday Events

The countdown to the holidays continues with several events to get you in the holiday spirit, plus Hanson and Parachute headline a pet-friendly music festival, while more than 64 youth football teams compete for a national championship title. Here's what's happening Nov. 28 - Dec. 4:

Get Your Game On

Pop Warner Super Bowl, Dec. 3 - 10

Pigskin fans and dancing-fiends unite! This weekend 64 football teams and more than 300 cheer and dance squads from across the country will descend upon the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex for the 14th Pop Warner Super Bowl. A national championship will be crowned in four age/weight groups for each division. Cheer and Dance Squads will also compete in four different age ranges.

Pop Warner Superbowl

Pet-Friendly Music Festival

Pet-A-Palooza, Dec. 3

There's finally a festival for everyone that hates to leave those fury friends behind.  Pet-A-Palooza, a music festival for pet lovers, will feature cutest pet-costume contests and a pet-pet owner look-a-like contest. Music acts include Parachute and Hanson rocking out the Seminole Soccer Complex. Tickets are $10 (cash-only) and the event is from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs.

Holiday Events Around Town

Orlando Theme Parks go all-out during the holiday season, but there are also some great local events to enjoy this upcoming holiday season. Here are a few of this weekend's holiday offerings:

  • The City of Orlando presents "Holiday Lights Orlando" Christmas festival and show at Lake Eola Park featuring the official lighting of the City Christmas Tree, choir music and an outdoor viewing of ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas.' The event begins at 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2.
  • Kick off the holidays with some good ‘ole ale samplings at the Orlando Holiday Brew Fest Dec. 2, 6 - 10 p.m. Held in Heritage Square in downtown Orlando will feature more than 100 of the world's greatest beers, from fine craft beers to international favorites. Food samples from local hot spots, free soft drinks and water are also included in admission. Tickets are $25 in advance; event is 21+, rain or shine.  
  • Winter Park's "Ye Olde Hometown" Christmas Parade is the longest running parade in Central Florida, with more than 100 units marching down Park Avenue. The parade begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3.



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