Traditional favorites, eclectic alternatives and plenty of magic are on the menu when you dine in Orlando this holiday season.


The holiday season is upon us, and there is no better way to celebrate with family and friends than over a delectable Yuletide feast — something you’ll find in abundance at acclaimed restaurants offering special holiday menus in Orlando. From resort eateries to standalone favorites, and traditional dishes to innovative twists, here’s what Orlando is serving for Christmas 2022.

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Christmas Dining in Orlando

See how Orlando’s acclaimed restaurants are setting the table for Christmas 2022. More eateries and resorts will be added in the run-up to the holiday, so be sure to check back often.

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Please note: Unless otherwise indicated, all Christmas dining specials are only available on Dec. 25, 2022. Reservations are strongly recommended and required where noted. Prices do not include taxes, service charges and gratuities.

Reserved seating for a formal dinner.

International Drive Entertainment District

Some of Orlando’s best Christmas dining is waiting for you in the International Drive Entertainment District (aka I-Drive), which is adjacent to SeaWorld® Orlando and Universal Orlando Resort.

Universal Orlando Resort Hotels

Four of Universal Orlando Resort’s official hotels will be serving Christmas fare with lots of traditional favorites. They include:

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Cafe Tu Tu Tango

On I-Drive, Cafe Tu Tu Tango will have a Christmas Day Bottomless Brunch with a carving station and bottomless sides.

Hyatt Regency Orlando

On International Drive, Hyatt Regency Orlando is offering two Thanksgiving dining options:

  • Holida Cena: A modern Italian steakhouse, Fiorenzo will have several holiday specials, including Grilled Polpo ($15), Grilled Radiccio ($12), Porchetta Roast ($34), and Eggnog Panna Cotta ($12).
  • Holiday Dinner: B-Line Diner is serving Pepper Crusted Prime Rib with traditional fixings for $24 per guest, as well as Red Velvet Candy Cane Cheesecake priced at $7.

Mia’s Italian Kitchen

Located on I-Drive, Mia’s Italian Kitchen will have a three-course, prix-fixe Christmas meal with your choice of starters, entrees and desserts. A kids’ meal will also be available.

Rosen Centre

On International Drive, Rosen Centre will have a bountiful Christmas Buffet from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., including soups, market salads, local and international cheeses and tropical fruit, antipasto, seafood, pasta, sushi, breakfast items, hot buffet, a kids’ buffet, and more. Pricing: $58.95 adults ($65.95 at the door), $24.95 children 4 – 11 (under 4 free).

Rosen Plaza

From 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Rosen Plaza will have a Christmas Day Buffet with soups, salads, antipasto, cheeses, seafood, make-your-own pasta, entrees, a carving station and desserts. Pricing: $55.95 adults, $23.95 children 4 – 11 (under 4 free).

View of golf course and hotel exterior of Rosen Shingle Creek
Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando

Rosen Shingle Creek

Close to Universal Orlando Resort, Cafe Osceola at Rosen Shingle Creek will have a Christmas Day Brunch from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., featuring multiple entree options, soups, salads, market displays, seafood, dim sum, stir-fry dishes, pasta, a carving station, accompaniments, breakfast items and desserts. Reservations are required. Pricing: $89.95 adults, $37.95 children 4 – 11 (under 4 free); 25% discount for Florida residents.

Tapa Toro Tapas Bar & Paella Pit

On Dec. 25, Tapa Toro at ICON Park® is offering a Christmas Day Brunch Buffet from 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. and an a-la-carte Christmas dinner from 4 – 10 p.m., with flamenco dancing entertainment at both seatings. Pricing: $45 adults, $16 children under 10 (Brunch Buffet).

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Taverna Opa

An authentic Greek restaurant at Pointe Orlando, Taverna Opa will have a special three-course, family-style menu for parties of four or more from 12 – 11 p.m. on Christmas Eve (Dec. 24). Their full regular menu will also be available, and belly-dancing entertainment will start at 7 p.m. Taverna Opa will be closed on Christmas Day. Pricing: $39 per person (Family-Style Menu).

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The Venetian Chop House dessert
The Venetian Chop House at Caribe Royale Orlando

Lake Buena Vista Area

These are some of your top choices for Christmas dining in the Lake Buena Vista area, which encompasses Walt Disney World® Resort.

Caribe Royale Orlando

Minutes from Walt Disney World Resort, Caribe Royale Orlando has two Thanksgiving dining options for 2022:

  • Christmas Brunch (11 a.m. – 4 p.m.): Tropicale will have a multi-station brunch menu, including soups, omelets, roasted meats, sushi, seafood, Mediterranean bites, desserts, candies and more. Pricing: $75 adults, $25 children.
  • Christmas Dinner (3 – 8 p.m.): Available at The Venetian Chop House, this feast includes Amuse-Bouche, Oyster Brie and Champagne Soup, salad, your choice of Slow Roasted Prime Rib or Cornish Game Hen, and dessert. A wine pairing can be added for $40. Pricing: $120 adults, $60 children.

Earl of Sandwich at Disney Springs®

A longtime counter-service favorite at Disney Springs®, Earl of Sandwich will have Holiday Ham and Holiday Turkey sandwiches, both priced at $8.99. Disney Springs is part of Walt Disney World® Resort.

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Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace

LetterPress Restaurant at Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace will have a Christmas dinner with all your holiday favorites. Pricing: Call for details.

Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista

At Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, John T’s Lounge will serve a Christmas dinner with traditional favorites. Pricing: Call for details.

A chef preparing paella at JALEO at Disney Springs.
JALEO at DISNEY SPRINGS®, Part of WALT DISNEY WORLD® Resort in Orlando

JALEO

One of several celebrity chef-headed restaurants at Disney Springs, José Andrés’ JALEO will have several Christmas specials, including Ensalada de Invierno ($12), Conejo al Ajillo ($24), Canelones de Pollo ($18), Estofado de Cordero ($16), and Chuletón a la Parilla (MP).

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Magic Village Yards

From 4 – 10 p.m. on Dec. 24, The Meating Point at Magic Village Yards will have a four-course, prix-fixe Magical Christmas Menu, including your choice of red or white wine, Field Greens, Butternut Squash Soup, your choice of Herb Roasted Turkey or Pan Seared Lamb Chop, and your choice of dessert. Pricing: $65 per person.

Orlando World Center Marriott

From 1 – 6 p.m., Orlando World Center Marriott will have a Christmas Buffet at Latitude & Longitude Restaurant with breads, soups, salads, carving stations, sides, desserts and more. Pricing: $65 adults, $30 children 4 – 12 (free under 4).

Paddlefish

At Disney Springs, Paddlefish is offering a Christmas Seafood Bounty ($49) with Key West Pink Shrimp, Cedar Key Little Necks, PEI Mussels, corn bread, red potatoes and sweet corn. Pair the meal with a glass of Pinot Grigio for an additional $8.

Rosen Inn Lake Buena Vista

From 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., enjoy a Christmas Day Buffet at Rosen Inn Lake Buena Vista’s Bella Vista Ballroom, featuring a scrumptious spread with traditional favorites, a pasta station, market displays, candy and desserts, plus complimentary wine for guests 21 and up. Pricing: $35.95 adults, $17.95 children 4-11 (under 4 free with paying adult); pricing reflects prepaid reservations, higher rates for non-prepaid reservations and walk-ins.

Terralina Crafted Italian

Part of Disney Springs, Terralina Crafted Italian is serving a Braised Beef Short Rib special ($42), plus a Poinsettia cocktail ($14).

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4 Rivers Smokehouse - Winter Park exterior
4 Rivers Smokehouse in Winter Park

Orlando Neighborhoods

No matter where your Orlando adventures take you, exceptional Christmas dining will be close by.

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4 Rivers Smokehouse

A number of prepared holiday proteins and sides will be available for pick-up at 4 Rivers Smokehouse locations, including those in East Orlando, Kissimmee, Longwood, SoDo, Winter Garden and Winter Park. Available for parties as large as 20, options include main courses such as Smoked Turkey, Boneless Ham, Signature Angus Brisket, Smoked Salmon and Prime Rib ($69 – $199), as well as a Fixings Package ($67.69), various pies ($29.99 each), and a-la-carte items starting at $10.79. Orders must be placed by 5 p.m. on Dec. 20 for pick up on Dec. 24.

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