Enjoy Wondrous Christmas Day Dining in Orlando

Feast on traditional holiday favorites and eclectic alternatives when you visit Orlando this Christmas.

Feast on traditional holiday favorites and eclectic alternatives when you visit Orlando this Christmas.

The holiday season is upon us, and there's no better way to celebrate with family and friends than over a delectable Yuletide feast — something you'll find in abundance at restaurants open on Christmas in Orlando! From acclaimed resort eateries to standalone favorites, and traditional dishes to innovative twists, here's what top Orlando restaurants are serving on Christmas Day and Christmas Eve in 2018.

Please note: Unless otherwise indicated, all Christmas dining options in Orlando will be available on Dec. 25, 2018. Listed prices do not include taxes and gratuity.

Christmas Dining at Orlando Hotels & Resorts on International Drive


Hilton Orlando

Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops at Hilton Orlando
Spencer's for Steaks and Chops at Hilton Orlando

David's Club: From 4 p.m. till late on Dec. 24-25, this eatery is hosting a Taste of the Seasons holiday dinner, including a DIY hot chocolate station. A specialty eggnog cocktail will also be available, as will Christmas cookies.

Spencer's for Steaks and Chops: In addition to a Holiday Dinner Buffet from 2-6 p.m. on Dec. 25, this restaurant will have a-la-carte holiday specials from 5:30-10 p.m. on Dec. 24. The Holiday Dinner Buffet is priced at $59 for adults and $25 for children under 13. A special Peppermint White Russian, featuring Absolut Vanilla, Godiva white liqueur and Crème de Menthe, will be available on both nights for $9.


Hyatt Regency Orlando

Urban Tide at Hyatt Regency Orlando
Urban Tide at Hyatt Regency Orlando

B-Line Diner: This diner's prix-fixe Christmas menu includes Citrus Poached Shrimp, Grilled Flank Steak and Old-Fashioned Eggnog Cake for $30 per person.

Urban Tide: Priced at $60 per guest, this restaurant's prix-fixe Christmas menu comes with your choice of starters and entrees, including Roasted Prime Rib and Florida Grouper, plus a special Spiced Ginger Roulade dessert.


The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes

Highball & Harvest at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
Highball & Harvest at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes

Citron, An American Brasserie: Enjoy carved ham and turkey, seafood stations, a wine bar and more from 2-8 p.m. And from 2-4 p.m., the restaurant is also hosting a children's buffet and a visit from Santa Claus.

Highball & Harvest: This eatery's Christmas Day Celebration will feature Southern-inspired, farm-to-fork dishes from 12-9 p.m., plus a raw bar and live entertainment. It's priced at $120 for adults and $50 for children under 13, and reservations are required.

Norman's: On Dec. 24, James Beard Award-winning Chef Norman Van Aken's eponymous Orlando restaurant is hosting Breakfast With Mrs. Claus from 9-11 a.m., complete with an omelet station, fresh pastries and more. Reservations are required, with pricing set at $45 for adults and $25 for kids 12 and under.

Primo by Melissa Kelly: From 5-9 p.m. on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, celebrity chef Melissa Kelly's Orlando outpost will have a modern and rustic Italian holiday menu featuring ingredients from the eatery's organic garden.


Rosen Plaza

Rosen Plaza in Orlando
Rosen Plaza in Orlando

Grand Ballroom: This International Drive hotel's Christmas Holiday Buffet is priced at $42.95 for adults, $18.95 for children ages 4-11 and free for children under 4. Served from 12-5 p.m., it will include traditional favorites such as roast turkey and prime rib, as well as pasta, seafood and desserts, plus complimentary wine for adults 21 and up.


Sheraton Vistana Villages Resort Villas

Main Pool at Sheraton Vistana Villages Resort Villas in Orlando
Main Pool at Sheraton Vistana Villages Resort Villas in Orlando

Breeze Bar & Grill: On Dec. 23-24 only, Santa and Mrs. Claus will host breakfast at this new onsite dining option.

Christmas Dining at Orlando Hotels & Resorts Near Walt Disney World® Resort


Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista, A Rosen Hotel

Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista in Orlando
Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista in Orlando

Bella Vista: From 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., a Christmas Day Buffet will be served in this ballroom, priced at $32.99 for adults, $13.99 for kids and free for children under 4.


Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort

View Disney’s Holiday Fireworks From Capa at Four Seasons Resort Orlando
View Disney's Holiday Fireworks From Capa at Four Seasons Resort Orlando

Capa Steakhouse & Bar: This rooftop eatery will offer a 30-day, dry-aged tomahawk steak as well as an a-la-carte menu and desserts, with seatings available from 6-10 p.m. This venue is also a fantastic place to see Walt Disney World Resort's famous holiday fireworks.

Ravello: From 2-8 p.m., this modern Italian restaurant will serve a Christmas dinner buffet priced at $115 for adults and $45 for children. Additionally, the Good Morning Breakfast With Goofy & His Pals will be available from 7:30-11 a.m. at a cost of $46 per adult and $24 per child.


Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek

Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek

Harvest Bistro: From 5-10 p.m., this restaurant is serving a Christmas Day Dinner Buffet priced at $58 for adults, $28 for children ages 6-12 and free for kids under 6. The meal will include a carving station, sides, desserts and more.

La Luce: Priced at $65 for adults and $25 for children under 13, this Italian restaurant is serving a family-style dinner featuring holiday favorites from 6-11 p.m. on Dec. 24-25.


Mystic Dunes Resort & Golf Club

On Dec. 23, this resort's Kenzie's eatery is hosting Brunch With Santa from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. In addition to brunch favorites, the event will include fun activities for kids, including photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, decorating their own sugar cookies, and even reindeer games. Pricing is $34 for adults and $12 for children.


Waldorf Astoria Orlando

Waldorf Astoria Orlando
Waldorf Astoria Orlando

Bull & Bear: From 6-10 p.m. on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, this acclaimed eatery is offering a four-course holiday dinner priced at $130 for adults and $70 for kids 12 and under. Reservations are required, and optional wine-pairing programs are also available.

Oscar's: Available from 6-10 p.m., this eatery's Christmas Day Dinner Buffet costs $70 per guest, with kids under 6 eating free.

Travel Tip: Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek and Waldorf Astoria Orlando are adjacent to each other, which means guests at either resort have easy access to onsite restaurants at both!


Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs Resort Area

Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs Resort Area
Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Disney Springs Resort Area

LakeView: At a cost of $38 for adults, $18 for kids ages 4-11 and free for children under 4, this eatery is offering a Christmas Dinner Buffet with numerous menu items from 5-9 p.m.

Christmas Dining at Standalone Orlando Restaurants

Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen in Orlando
Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen in Orlando

Canvas Restaurant & Market: Located in Lake Nona, about 15 minutes from Orlando International Airport (MCO), this gourmet eatery will have two holiday specials from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Dec. 24-25: a 28-oz. Porterhouse ($60), served with confit mushroom, cippolini, roasted garlic and demi, and Chilean Seabass ($40), which comes with farro verde, roasted fennel and herb puree.

Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen: Also part of Lake Nona's growing dining landscape, this chef-driven restaurant will have two holiday specials on Dec. 24-25. Duo of Duck ($27) features roasted duck breast with cherries, bourbon and pickled mustard seeds, plus thyme & crispy leg of duck confit with parsnip mousse and crispy parsnips. Also available is a Wagyu New York Strip ($39), with Grana Pandana, roasted red potatoes, charred trumpets and demi-glace. They'll be open from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Dec. 24, and 3-10 p.m. on Christmas Day.

Columbia Restaurant in Celebration
Columbia Restaurant in Celebration

Columbia Restaurant: Located in Celebration, about 10 minutes from Walt Disney World, the Orlando area's edition of Tampa's famous original will offer its regular menu as well as two special Christmas features: Lechon (Pork) Asado and Roast Turkey, both of which are served with a wide range of sides and are priced at $22.95 per person.

Tapa Toro: On Dec. 24-25, this Spanish restaurant at ICON Orlando 360 on International Drive is offering an all-you-can-eat seasonal paella with salad, dessert and live entertainment at a price of $30 per person. The regular menu will also be available.

Taverna Opa: Go Greek for Christmas at Pointe Orlando with this eatery's family-style menu for four, which is priced at $28 per person and includes multiple appetizers and a meat platter. A dessert variety platter will also be available for $5 per guest.

Tony Roma's: From Dec. 24 through Jan. 1, 2019, Tony Roma's International Drive location is offering a holiday dining special priced at $29 for adults and $16 for children. The meal includes a 12-oz. cut of slow-smoked prime rib served with red-skinned mashed potatoes and a fresh vegetable, as well as your choice of house salad or classic potato soup. During the same period, purchasing $50 worth of Tony Roma's gift cards will net you $15 in "Roma Bucks" certificates at no additional cost.

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