When travel plans bring you to Orlando over Christmas, there’s endless fun waiting to be enjoyed! The following are just a few of the many inspiring ways to celebrate Christmas in Orlando theme parks
Walt Disney World Holiday Events
A trip to Walt Disney World often tops the list of traveler itineraries when heading to Orlando. Those who are enjoying the holiday away in this direction over Christmas will have no shortage of options when it comes to seasonal theme park fun and activities! Christmastime travelers will be right on time to make the most of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom this time of year. Running on select nights from November 8, 2022, through December 22, 2022, this family-friendly holiday event is a must! Those who book tickets to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party will enjoy spending quality time with loved ones immersed in the holiday spirit as well as alongside Disney characters dressed in their Christmas best. This party is designed to bring a little extra magic into everyone’s holiday and includes performances, attractions, and shows that are specific to the season. Cinderella’s Castle is decked out in amazing Christmas décor and hosts Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks show each party evening. This event also includes Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade as well as parkwide stands offering cookies and cocoa to guests.
Disney Springs also takes on the holidays in style with a variety of Christmas-themed activities and shopping stops for guests to check out. Some of the highlights include Santa meet and greets, snowflake skaters, live musical performances featuring holiday favorite songs, and elaborately decorated surroundings where shopping puts everyone in the best of holiday spirits with ease! Disney Springs also hosts a Christmas Tree Stroll this time of year as well as a Let It Snow!
event where flurries are created much to the delight of shoppers during the afternoon and evening hours.
If you’re heading to EPCOT, be sure to enjoy the International Festival of the Holidays this December. This Christmastime experience includes everything from a candlelight processional to holiday-themed entertainment and food for guests to savor. Some of the highlighted shows this year will be Canadian Holiday Voyageurs, the Chinese Lion Dance, and Holiday Storytellers as well as Los Posada with Mariachi Cobre just to name a few.
Christmas Fun at Universal Orlando Resort
December travelers heading to Orlando with their sights set on time at Universal Orlando Resort will also have fun Christmas activities waiting to be enjoyed! Between November 12, 2022, and January 1, 2023, visitors can make the most of the Holidays at Universal. One of the highlight holiday events that make up this experience is the fun found at Seuss Landing. During Christmastime, this area of the park is decorated in its holiday best to bring Who-Ville to life and is filled with music and characters too! For even more excitement to add to your itinerary, be sure to check out the Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular that takes to the stage.
During Christmastime at Universal, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is also a magical place to spend time with friends and family. This time of year, Hogwarts Castle captures the essence of the holiday spirit with festive décor and glittering lights. Spending time along Diagon Alley is always a treat, especially with hot butter beer being offered in abundance! Many of the traditional shows that guests can enjoy at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter take on a holiday twist.
LEGOLAND Florida Resort Activities and Events in December
LEGOLAND is another fun stop to add to your must-do list this Christmas in Orlando. Running December 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, and 22-31st
this year, guests will find LEGOLAND transformed into a winter wonderland of fun! Those who attend this event are invited to have little ones drop off their letters to Santa at the Holiday Village Post Office at the park. There’s a giant LEGO Christmas tree to enjoy as well as opportunities to take holiday photos with your favorite LEGO movie characters. Curbing a holiday craving is a breeze thanks to the park’s many holiday-themed snacks and beverages available. LEGOLAND is also hosting dazzling light shows this year making a stop just as thrilling as it is entertaining for guests of all ages.
SeaWorld Christmas Activities
Head over to SeaWorld Orlando between November 11, 2022, and January 3, 2023, to make the most of holiday theme park fun! The SeaWorld Christmas celebration includes millions of sparkling lights across the park as well as one-of-a-kind gifts and snack options. Whether you’re in the mood for frozen eggnog, can’t wait to make the most of a s’more-filled beignet, or are looking forward to sinking your teeth into a turtle trek beignet, you’ll find what you’re looking for here. The SeaWorld Christmas celebration also includes a full lineup of great holiday shows and performances to enjoy. These range from Elmo’s Christmas Wish Show to the Sesame Street Christmas Parade just to name a few. There are nightly fireworks for guests as well as a Sea of Trees display to stroll through. The Snow Flurries at the Waterfront bring winter to sunny Florida while the public ice skating available at Bayside Stadium is sure to thrill. Guests also have the option to meet Santa at the Waterfront for added holiday fun.
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