Want to be thrilled by 2-million holiday lights and 2-million pounds of sculpted ice? It truly is the best time of the year the Gaylord Palms Resort during their annual Christmas Celebration. Enjoy larger than life ice carvings, unlimited snow tubing and special holiday performances from November 24, 2015 - January 3, 2016.
During the holiday season you may think that you have a snowball's chance in Florida of finding the perfect gift. But Florida may be the best place to embark on your shopping quest, particularly when it comes to gifts made in Orlando. Buying local is hot and our list of six local gift is sizziling with great gift ideas that will make shopping in Orlando a holly jolly experience.
#1. The lights If you've never experienced the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights, now's the time. This beloved event, now in its 20th year, is in its last season. You can see the extravagant holiday lights display until Jan. 3, 2016. Initially created by an Arkansas man as a gift for his daughter, it had morphed into something that people from around the world come to see.
Photo: The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney's Hollywood Studios
By Amy Drew Thompson We're no astronauts, but with all the festive goings-on at our world famous theme parks, it's our guess that you could see Orlando's dazzling holiday displays from space. These family events are epic, but locals will tell you there's a host of holiday happenings all around the City Beautiful worth checking out. Read on for 15 fabulous ways to capture the spirit of the season beyond Orlando's theme parks.
Planning where to eat on Christmas Day in Orlando? We've gathered the ultimate wish list of scrumptious delights that will bring glad tidings to your family, friends or special someone and fill their bellies with jubilant cheer.
The leftover Halloween candy may be still lying around and Thanksgiving menus are still being prepared but whether you're ready or not, the holiday shopping season is upon us. Shopping in Orlando during the holidays can be a bit overwhelming if you don't have a game plan. Our local shopping expert, Melanie Pace, has provided her top tips for a more enjoyable, less-stressful shopping experience.
Visiting Orlando in the fall can be a real treat. Guests flock to our wickedly fun Halloween theme park events and eat their way through our fall food festivals across the destination. This is a great time of year to enjoy a cornucopia of delicious treats created by our chefs who make dining in Orlando one of our main attractions.
The gloves are off! Despite opening eight, new Universal CityWalk venues in the last year, Universal Orlando Resort isn't letting the destination's self-proclaimed "year of dining and entertainment" end without placing a full-court press on the dining in Orlando scene featuring a lineup of swanky restaurants with celebrity names and James Beard Award nominations.
by Ricky Ly Orlando's dining scene continues to shine with the arrival of Morimoto Asia. The ever innovative and creative Chef Masaharu Morimoto, brings his very first Pan-Asian restaurant to Walt Disney World Resort at Disney Springs, an entertainment, dining, and retail district within the former Downtown Disney in Orlando, Florida.