Dec 28, 2015 Guide To Orlando for 12/28

We’re one day away from the Russell Athletic Bowl and official bowl events have begun! Of course, Orlando also has plenty of unofficial events to keep you busy.

Today’s the last day to buy tickets to the Buffalo Wild Wings Tablegate Hospitality Tent at the Russell Athletic Bowl, our VIP all-inclusive (food, beer, wine, soda) tailgate party in a climate-controlled tent. Get your tickets now.

Weather Report

Mostly sunny, partly cloudy with a high of 86 and low of 70. Read more.

Official Events

Russell Athletic Bowl Kickoff Luncheon
Hilton Orlando, 6001 Desination Parkway, 12:00 p.m. (advanced purchase only; tickets not available at the door)

A one-of-a-kind experience one day before the Russell Athletic Bowl at the official kickoff luncheon! The teams come together, sit with fans and hear insight from both head coaches. Live entertainment is provided by the Howl at the Moon piano team, with some special guest appearances by players from each team.

Pep Rallies
I-Drive 360, 8445 International Drive, 4:00 p.m. UNC/ 4:45 p.m. Baylor

Gather with your team at the official pep rally. The band and cheerleaders will perform and head coaches will make a special appearance to fire up the crowd before game day!

UNC Fan Appreciation Night
I-Drive 360, 8445 International Drive, 7:00 – 11:00 p.m.

See the Orlando Eye lit up in Carolina Blue and enjoy discounts at I-Drive shops, restaurants and attractions if you wear your team gear!

Local Events


  • La Nouba at Disney Springs, 6:00 & 9:00 p.m.


  • Orlando Magic vs New Orleans Pelicans at Amway Center, 7:00 p.m.


  • The Wildtones at Will’s Pub, 9:00 p.m.

Ongoing Holiday Events

Other Bowls On Television

Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman: 2:30 p.m. ESPN

Quick Lane Bowl: 5:00 p.m. ESPN

If you need more ideas for what to do while you’re here, download the official mobile app and check out the City Guide for more.

You can also find more Orlando recommendations from Visit Florida at their special Orlando page.

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