Feast on traditional holiday favorites and eclectic alternatives when you visit Orlando for Christmas 2020.
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 Orlando is serving for Christmas 2020.
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Thanks to enhanced cleaning and safety procedures designed that include face-mask and social-distancing requirements, plus other measures, you can also enjoy these Christmas feasts with confidence. What’s more, many of our eateries offer open-air seating where you can take advantage of the season’s cooler temperatures under beautiful skies, as well as takeout and delivery options. Paired with our special holiday events, it all adds up to a merry — and delicious — Christmas!
Please note: Depending on the timing of your visit, some experiences may be temporarily modified or closed. Learn more about healthy travel and what’s open in Orlando, and check with your favorite restaurants for their current status.
Christmas Dining Throughout Orlando
See how Orlando’s acclaimed restaurants are setting the table for Christmas 2020. More eateries and resorts will be added in the run-up to the holiday, so be sure to check back often!
Please note: Unless otherwise indicated, all Christmas dining offers are only available on Dec. 25, 2020. Prices do not include taxes, service charges and gratuities. Reservations are recommended for dine-in options.
Universal Orlando Resort Hotels
Six of Universal Orlando Resort’s official hotels will be serving Christmas Day fare with lots of traditional favorites, and two will also have special Christmas Eve dining options. They include:
- Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando: This resort will have a Christmas Eve Prix-Fixe Dinner from 5-10 p.m. on Dec. 24, and a Christmas Day Family-Style Dinner from 4-9 p.m. on Dec. 25. Both will be served in Trattoria del Porto™. Pricing: $58 per person — Christmas Eve, $62 per person — Christmas Day; Featured Bottled Wine Special $40 (both days).
- Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando: From 5-11 p.m. on Dec. 24, enjoy a Christmas Eve Prix-Fixe Dinner. On Christmas Day, options include a Family-Style Breakfast from 7-11 a.m., as well as a Prix-Fixe Dinner from 5-11 p.m. All three feasts will be served in The Kitchen. Pricing: $59 per person — Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Prix-Fixe Dinner; $29 adults, $15 children ages 3-9 (free under 3) — Christmas Day Breakfast.
- Loews Royal Pacific Hotel at Universal Orlando: This resort’s Christmas Day Family-Style Dinner will be served in the Islands Dining Room from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Pricing: $49 per person.
- Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort: Head to this property’s Bayliner Diner from noon – 11 p.m. for their Christmas Day Meal Special. Pricing: $18.99 adults, $9.99 children 3-9 (free under 3); $3.75 add-on dessert.
- Universal’s Endless Summer Resort — Surfside Inn and Suites: This resort’s Beach Break Cafe will have a Traditional Christmas Day Meal from noon – 10 p.m. Pricing: $13.99 adults, $7.99 children 3-9 (free under 3).
- Universal’s Endless Summer Resort — Dockside Inn and Suites: From noon – 10 p.m., enjoy a Traditional Christmas Day Meal at this resort’s Pier 8 Market. Pricing: $13.99 adults, $7.99 children 3-9 (free under 3).
Canvas Restaurant & Market
This Lake Nona restaurant will have a Christmas Eve and Christmas Day special designed for two, including Ember Roasted King Crab Legs, 24-oz. Porterhouse and Chocolate Ganache Cake. Optional wine pairings are also available. Pricing: $110 per couple.
Through Dec. 30, this famous eatery’s location at The Mall at Millenia is offering Holiday Butcher Box Sets, including Surf & Turf (with four 10-ounce filets and four lobster tails) and Porcini Rubbed Ribeye (with four steaks). Gift card and wine specials are also available. Pricing: $170 per set; $50 to add four lobster tails to the Porcini set.
Chroma Modern Bar + Kitchen
Part of Lake Nona’s acclaimed dining lineup, this eatery will have Peking Duck ($45), Braised Wagyu Beef Cheeks ($29) and American Wagyu Beef Tenderloin ($41) as Christmas Eve and Christmas Day specials. And optional wine pairing is also available.
On Dec. 24-25, this restaurant at Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek will have a holiday feature menu selection of Dried Aged Prime Ribeye with Hasselback fondant potatoes, creamed kale, anise-scented carrots and Barolo reduction. Pricing: $55.
Encore Resort at Reunion
Choose from a variety of dining options including family meal packages at Finn’s Restaurant, available for pickup, dine-in or delivery to your private home. Delivery meal options must be made five days in advance.
Several eateries at Orlando’s newest luxury resort will have Christmas Day dining options, starting with Breakfast With Santa at Unreserved Food Bazaar from 7-11 a.m. Unreserved will also special Christmas-themed menu items from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m., while the JW Market will have Christmas treats from 6 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Read on for details about Christmas Eve and Christmas Day dining specials at the resort’s signature restaurant, Sear + Sea.) Pricing: Varies.
Knife & Spoon
Led by award-winning celebrity chef John Tesar, this brand-new restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes, will have a prix-fixe Christmas Day menu for adults, as well as a-la-carte menu selections for children. Reservations are required. They’re also offering a Christmas-to-Go package for four to six guests. Featuring Knife & Spoon 60-Day Aged Prime Rib, salad, sides and dessert, the meal must be ordered before Dec. 22, and will be available for pickup between 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Dec. 25. Pricing: $125 per person (dine-in), $450 (Christmas-to-Go).
Enjoy an island-inspired brunch featuring holiday favorites and traditional brunch menu items at Euphoria from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Menu items include seasonal soups and salads, a protein action station, savory entrees and fixings, decadent main courses, and sides, plus a chef’s display of traditional holiday desserts. Additionally, guests staying in the resort’s cottage homes can have a gourmet, chef-prepared meal for five to seven people delivered right to their door. Orders must be made five days in advance.
From 1-6 p.m., this resort’s Latitude & Longitude restaurant will have a Christmas Day Buffet with a carving station, gourmet sides, breads, salads, soups and desserts. Pricing: $39.95 adults, $21.95 children ages 4-12 (free under 4).
At this Disney Springs® eatery, enjoy a "Santa's Got a Brand New Crab" boil filled with snow crab and Dungeness crab clusters. Pricing: $45.
Raglan Road Irish Pub and Restaurant
Located at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World® Resort, this rollicking venue will host a socially distanced Christmas dinner from 11 a.m. through closing. In addition to the restaurant’s regular menu, guests can opt for a prix-fixe meal with Butter and Herb-Roasted Turkey paired with gourmet accompaniments. Additionally, complimentary live music and a dance show will start at 4:30 p.m. and continue through the evening. Pricing: $28.95 adults, $14 children under 10 — prix-fixe meal; regular menu varies.
Enjoy a Christmas Day Buffet with socially distanced seating at this hotel’s festive ballroom, with buffet attendants safely serving dishes such as roast turkey, prime rib, ham, pastas, chilled shrimp, oysters, desserts and more. Pricing: $39.95 adults, $18.95 children ages 4-12 (free under 4).
Hosted in the Panzacola Ballroom, this AAA Four Diamond resort’s Christmas Day Buffet includes bottomless mimosas, traditional fare and delectable upgrades presented in grand style with spacious seating amid festive decor. Pricing: $59.95 adults, $24.95 children ages 4-11 (free under 4).
Located at the brand-new JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa, this upscale restaurant will have a four-course Christmas dinner from 5-10 p.m. on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, as well as a three-course a-la-carte menu for children. The regular a-la-carte menu will be available on request. Reservations are required. Pricing: $125 per person — four-course dinner, $65 children ages 4-12 (free under 4), $39 wine pairing.
This Disney Springs eatery will have a Christmas Day special of Braised Lamb Ragu ($32) as well as the Santa’s Spice Martini specialty cocktail ($14) in addition to its regular menu.
From 6-10 p.m., this restaurant at Caribe Royale Orlando will have a three-course, prix-fixe Christmas Dinner with your choice of starter, entree and dessert, with entree options that include Slow Roasted Prime Rib and Smoked Pork Loin. Pricing: $38 adults, $15 children ages 4-12 (free under 4).
At Caribe Royale Orlando, enjoy a three-course, prix-fixe Family-Style Christmas Dinner with your choice of Venetian Short Rib Beef Wellington or Slow Smoked Pork Loin entrees, plus an appetizer, accompaniments and your choice of dessert. An “Unlimited Bubbles” add-on is also available with bottomless glasses of champagne, mimosas and peach Bellinis. Seatings will be available at 4 p.m., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Pricing: $68 adults, $20 children ages 4-12 (free under 4); $20 Unlimited Bubbles.
In addition to the aforementioned holiday special at deep blu Seafood Grille & Sushi, this resort will offer a-la-carte holiday fare at Back Bay Pool Bar & Grill, including a Mistletoe Margarita ($12) and Very Merry Colada ($12), and from Dec. 24-27, a Smoked Pork Sandwich ($17) and Eggnog Cheesecake ($9).
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