How to Spend Christmas in Orlando, Florida
29th August 2018
Orlando, Florida knows how to do Christmas! In fact, it’s probably the most festive place to be in December, apart from maybe Lapland that is. All of Orlando’s world-famous theme parks pull out all the stops to dazzle their visitors with bright, twinkling lights, and cheerful Christmas carols! In this blog post, Pillinger World Travel are going to give you the low down on how to spend Christmas in Orlando, Florida!
Walt Disney World Resort
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party – Join Mickey, Minnie and all the Disney gang in the Magic Kingdom from the 9th November to 22nd December for the ultimate Christmas party for children and adults alike. Watch Cinderella’s Castle light up with twinkling white lights, marvel at the snow falling on Main Street and wonder at the amazing firework display and holiday parade; you will truly be in the Christmas spirit after this fabulous event!
Jingle Bell, Jingle Bam! – Enjoy an evening spectacular while Disney’s building and rooftops come to life with festive tunes and state-of-the-art projections from Disney Animation classics. You can also watch the stars of ABC’s Prep & Landing, searching high and low for Santa Claus while Wayne and Lanny have to rescue Santa and save Christmas!
Epcot® International Festival of the Holidays – Experience classic Christmas traditions with seasonal dishes from the Holiday Kitchens and a Candlelight Processional where you can experience the story of Christmas with a celebrity narrator, a 50-piece orchestra and a full choir.
Universal Orlando Resort
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley™ and the village of Hogsmede™ transform for the Christmas holidays, with festive lighting and decorations, seasonal treats and drinks, the Frog Choir singing Christmas Carols, and the dazzling projections on the Hogwarts Castle.
Universal’s Holiday Parade Featuring Macy’s – Join some of Universal’s favourites such as the Minions, and the characters of Madagascar and Shrek at the Universal holiday parade!
The Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular – Guests can enjoy a live musical stage show and meet the Grinch in the world of Grinchmas at Universal’s Islands of Adventure!
SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration – This festival includes special performances along with the magical “Sea of Trees”, as well as the opportunity for kids to meet Santa Claus!
Other Florida Festivities
“Pyrotechnic Nutcracker” from the Central Florida Ballet – Experience an incredible fire-enhanced, Cirque du Soleil-inspired interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker at the Orange County Convention Centre’s Linda Chapin Theatre on 16th and 17th December.
Christmas at Bok Tower Gardens – Approximately 30 minutes from Orlando, the beautiful and historical gardens of Bok Tower opens the doors at the Pinewood Estate to offer an annual Holiday Home Tour.
The Holidays in Downtown Orlando – From the 1st to the 31st December, Downtown Orlando turns into a festive wonderland wit businesses decking out their buildings with festival lights and Christmas decorations. If you are in Orlando on the 1st December, you will even be able to attend the official Tree Lighting Celebration.
Meet & Greet Santa at The Mall at Millenia – From the 3rd November, you can go to the Mall at Millenia, just near Universal Orlando, to experience one of the most popular Santa meet & greets in the area.
Winter in the Park – Approximately 20 minutes from Orlando, the Winter Park offers ice skating at its holiday rink in Central Park’s West Meadow.
It must be said, Orlando is a truly magical place to visit around the holiday season. The whole city lights up with festivities, really helping you to get in the Christmas spirit. If you fancy spending Christmas in Orlando, get in touch with our team to see our latest offers!