Holly Jolly Christmas and Holiday Events in Orlando

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Every Christmas in Orlando, our world-famous theme parks and resort hotels dazzle with jubilant cheer along with miles of garland and twinkle lights. Holiday traditions and joyful celebrations transform Orlando into a holly jolly destination guaranteed to have your family singing "fa-la-la-la" all the way home.

Celebrate this holiday season in Orlando with our list of events, parades, lights and even places to have Christmas dinner. Nothing's merrier than an Orlando Christmas.

Holidays Around the World at Epcot

Celebrate the unique traditions of the season from around the globe as Epcot hosts another year of Holidays Around the World from Nov. 24 to Dec. 30, 2017. This Epcot tradition features storytellers, a daily character tree-lighting ceremony, and a stunning display of snow-white lights.

Taking place three times each day, the Candlelight Processional features a stirring retelling of the story of Christmas by a celebrity narrator, set against the inspirational backdrop of a 50-piece orchestra and mass choir.
Admission: Included in regular park admission

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom Park plays host to a holiday party like no other with Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, held on select nights from Nov. 9 to Dec. 22, 2017.

Enjoy live entertainment, spectacular fireworks and a jolly holiday parade with Mickey, Santa and other familiar Disney friends. See Cinderella's Castle sparkle white lights, as well as a magical snowfall on Main Street, U.S.A.

Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

For the first time at Universal Orlando Resort, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter will transform for Christmas from November 18, 2017 – January 6, 2018. Festive garlands décor, each with its own unique detail, will complement the streets of both Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley. Guests will also enjoy new holiday food, drink and entertainment throughout both parks. The Christmas celebration will crescendo nightly as a festive spell will be cast onto Hogwarts castle, cascading it in décor, candlelight and festive moments inspired by the films. Using the latest in mapped projection technology, Hogwarts Castle will transform itself into a yuletide display, gifting fans with an amazing, new view.
Admission: Included in regular park admission

Grinchmas at Universal's Islands of Adventure

This holiday season, Seuss Landing at Universal's Islands of Adventure is transformed into the world of Grinchmas, from Nov. 18, 2017 to Jan. 6, 2018. Based on the beloved Dr. Seuss tale and Universal Pictures’ and Imagine Entertainment’s Academy Award-winning blockbuster hit, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Guests are invited to enjoy a live, musical stage show and meet the Grinch in his lair, which is outfitted with authentic movie props and gadgets.

Included with park admission, Grinchmas will be sure to delight Dr. Seuss fans of all ages with festive storybook décor, a heartwarming live show featuring recorded music by Mannheim Steamroller, and meet-and-greet opportunities with the Grinch himself!

Macy's Holiday Parade at Universal Studios Florida

The all new Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s, the global leader in balloon entertainment, will include designed floats, festive balloons and favorite Universal characters in Universal Studios Florida. Santa Claus is going to have his hands full as the Minions bring merry and mayhem to the parade, along with Dreamworks characters from Madagascar and Shrek. Watch the streets of Universal Studios Florida come alive from November 18, 2017 to Jan. 6, 2018.
Event admission is included with regular park admission.

SeaWorld Orlando's Christmas Celebration

On select nights from Nov. 24 to Dec. 31, 2017, family and friends can create yuletide memories as SeaWorld Orlando celebrates the holidays with SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration.

Included with regular park admission, guests can experience the fun-filled holidays with special shows and attractions, including Shamu Christmas Miracles, Winter Wonderland on Ice and The Polar Express Experience. This holiday event features festive decorations, snowfalls at The Waterfront, and live holiday music from classical musicians and carolers.

Christmas Bricktacular at LEGOLAND Florida

LEGOLAND Florida welcomes the holidays with their Christmas Bricktacular event, held on select dates in December. The annual holiday celebration returns to deck the halls with a 30-foot-tall Christmas tree made of thousands of LEGO® and DUPLO® bricks, festive decorations, a life-size LEGO® Santa, reindeer and sleigh, holiday-themed scavenger hunts with prizes and opportunities to build with LEGO alongside our Master Model Builders. Meet LEGO® Santa and LEGO® Toy Soldier during daily park appearances, and end the evening with a not-so-silent-night fireworks spectacular set to classic Christmas melodies.

Kids will enjoy a 270,000 brick Christmas tree and festive decorations, as well as daily appearances by Santa Claus.
Event admission is included with regular park admission.

Christmas in the Park

December 1
The Morse Museum helps launch the holiday season in Winter Park by lighting up Tiffany windows in Central Park and presenting the Bach Festival Choir and Brass Ensemble in concert. Bringing seats and blankets is encouraged and adult beverages are allowed in the park during the evening.
Admission: Free

Christmas Town A Busch Gardens Celebration

On select dates from November 24 - December 31, Christmas Town will transform Busch Gardens Tampa Bay into a holiday wonderland of wintery surprises and all things Christmas. Guests can look forward to special entertainment, live music, festive treats, holiday shopping and thousands of twinkling Christmas lights, creating a beautiful new tradition for families.
Admission: Included in regular park admission

Attraction Tickets and More Information 

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