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Things to Do During the Holidays in Orlando

The holidays are always a special time of year, but if you have the chance to take your festivities on the road—even better! There’s something exciting about enjoying traditions in a new place, still surrounded by those you love most. This is especially true when your travel sights are set on exciting Orlando, Florida. This part of the state has a way with holiday fun that’s hard to top. When you’re looking for a list of Christmas activities to do in Orlando that will make your holiday getaway unforgettable, the following should definitely be added to the list.

Enjoy Night of a Million Lights

If your travel plans have you in Orlando anytime between November 12, 2021 and January 2, 2022, you’ll want to be sure to make time on the itinerary for a trip to Night of a Million Lights. Hosted by Give the Kids the World Village, this spectacular event is not only inspiring but raises money to help fuel future trips offered by the organization to children who are critically ill. Night of a Million Lights is a kid-friendly event complete with a castle to tour, a mushroom-capped carousel, and plenty of on-site buildings that look like they came straight out of a Willy Wonka film! During this time of year, each of these on-site features is covered top to bottom in twinkling holiday lights for guests to enjoy. In fact, the event showcases over 3 million lights making it a moment you won’t soon forget. Night of a Million Lights is found at 210 South Bass Road in Orlando and is open daily between 5:00 pm and 10:00 pm. Admissions is $25 to $40 for adults and anywhere from $15 to $20 for kids. This is one of the best things to do in Orlando during the Christmas season!
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Check Out the Christmas Celebration at SeaWorld

While SeaWorld is notorious for its take on marine life and fun, during the holidays, things transition seamlessly towards the festive. If you’re lucky enough to be in Orlando any time between November 13th and January 2nd, you’ll want to be sure to head this way to enjoy time at the Christmas Celebration. This family-friendly event gives guests an opportunity to see SeaWorld transformed into a winter wonderland complete with sparkling lights, award-winning ice skating shows and visits with Santa himself! The holiday extras are all included in the price of general admission this time of year, so just showing up is enough to make the most of the holiday fun! This is definitely one of the best Christmas stuff to do in Orlando!

See Oh, What Fun! for Yourself

Between November 21st and January 2nd, those Orlando visitors looking to immerse themselves in the beauty and wonder of the North Pole will find everything they’re looking for and more at Oh, What Fun! This holiday event is hosted at Lake Nona near the Orlando International Airport. It’s an open-air winter wonderland designed to inspire the mind and senses. Guests will enjoy thousands of dazzling lights and holiday decorations paired with delicious holiday treats, Santa meet and greets as well as nightly snowfalls to enjoy! There’s entertainment on the hour as well as a menorah lighting on the nights of Hanukkah.    


View the Universal’s Holiday Parade Featuring Macy’s

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade is a household name for many and while you can only see it one day a year, at Universal Orlando, see larger than life balloon in Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s! From beloved character balloons to Santa Claus, a trip to Universal Orlando between November 12, 2021, and January 2, 2021, families will be overjoyed to see all the festivities going on.

Attend the Winter Park Christmas Parade

In its 69th year, the annual Winter Park Christmas Parade is an iconic event in this part of Florida. Hosted on December 4th, the parade is free to attend and has been something locals and visitors alike look forward to each and every year. This parade has earned the title as Central Florida’s oldest continuous holiday parade, giving visitors even more of a reason to put it on their must-experience list!
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See A Christmas Carol

If you’re the type of holiday traveler that looks for those traditional moments to enjoy no matter where you roam, this one’s for you. Make sure to book tickets to A Christmas Carol at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater when you’re in town over the holidays. Situated in Loch Haven Cultural Park, this theater keeps you close to modern downtown while transporting you through time using a story that’s been beloved for generations. The show runs from December 1st through December 24th.    

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Book Your Getaway & Enjoy Magical Christmas Things to Do in Orlando

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