It seems like just a few weeks ago that we brought our very little guy to Light Up UCF. I remember taking his picture by a window display and thinking that it would take forever for him to grow up into a little person. This year we stopped to take a photo at the same store and it turns out my little guy isn’t so little any more and we started a new family tradition thanks to UCF! Located right in the heart of Central Florida, Light Up UCF is an annual Christmas event that is open to the public and can be enjoyed completely FREE of charge!
We certainly learned our lesson from last year and knew that we didn’t need to pay for parking, so right of the bat we saved $5 over last year’s cost! Arriving around 7pm or so, we were already well fed, and ready for some family adventure! If you didn’t happen to scarf down a sandwich prior to arriving, don’t worry there are plenty of dining options. Remember, light up UCF is right in the middle of a college campus. You have your choice of dining options including Dominos Pizza, Jimmy Johns Subs, Burger U, Dunkin’ Donuts, and of course there are concessions! We have checked out he prices at these locations in the past and they are reasonable for the area, but remember, this is a great event to pack a picnic dinner. I think someone might look at you funny if you have a huge igloo cooler in tow, but so long as you don’t bring alcoholic beverages you should be fine. We saw two concessions at the event that were reasonable, with most items costing around $2.00. Many of the fraternities and sororities run the concession stands offering everything from popcorn to hot chocolate. Continue reading