Deck the halls with these 12 holiday treats you can only find beyond the gates of Orlando’s world-famous theme parks.
‘Tis the season for cranberry fruited ale, toasted marshmallow dome cakes and more festive treats inspired by the hap-happiest time of the year. Skip the fruitcake and celebrate the 12 days of Christmas with these 12 mouthwatering morsels, available exclusively in Orlando during the holiday season.
Chocolate Claus Caps at The Glass Knife
Located in Winter Park, The Glass Knife specializes in treats as pretty as a present, from beautifully trimmed cakes to gourmet pastries. Enjoy a limited-time menu of mouthwatering holiday treats, like the Chocolate Claus Cap pastry (pictured), through Dec. 24, 2022. The Chocolate Claus Cap is a twist on their signature Onyx pastry, with Onyx Coffee-infused pastry cream, salted caramel, chocolate coffee crunch and a chocolate biscuit, all encased in dark chocolate mousse and finished with white chocolate and marshmallow.
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Hazel Nutty-Cracker Stout at Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company
Forget the milk and cookies and try the Hazel Nutty-Cracker Stout from Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company instead. Located in Ivanhoe Village Main Street, the brewery is hosting festive themed events all month long, including trivia, movie nights and a special themed 407 Food Fair, a makers market featuring even more fantastic holiday treats from local artisans. You can also find this delicious seasonal brew at locations throughout Orlando, including the EPCOT® International Festival of the Holidays at EPCOT®, part of Walt Disney World® Resort.
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Festive Fare at Jock Lindsay’s Hangar Bar
If you prefer cocktails over beer, head to Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar, a vintage airplane-hangar-turned-dive-bar inspired by the exploits of Indians Jones intrepid pilot, Jock Lindsey. This family-friendly bar at Disney Springs® is decked out for the holidays, with seasonal sips and bites like the Yule Mule (pictured), a yuletide concoction of Bombay Sapphire Gin, Fever Tree ginger beer, cranberry juice and rosemary simple syrup trimmed with sugared rosemary.
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Traveling with little ones? Try the venue’s Post-Flight “Milk” and Cookies (pictured), which comes with gingerbread, apple pie and pecan pie cookies for the kids and coquito for the grown-ups (milk is also available). Eat, drink and be merry with seasonal fare available through Dec. 30.
Tasty Treats at Amorette’s Patisserie
Indulge in wondrous yuletide treats at Amorette’s Patisserie, a French-style bakery located in Town Center at Disney Springs. Made with gourmet ingredients, these jewel-bright pastries highlight festive flavors like gingerbread, spice, salted caramel and roasted nuts. The holiday wreath pastry, holiday Mickey Mousse and ornament mousse dome cake, pictured here, are the perfect complement to a day of holiday shopping at Disney Springs.
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Miracle on Orange at The Courtesy
Don’t miss the Miracle on Orange holiday pop-up bar at The Courtesy, open through Dec. 31 at the speakeasy’s new Winter Park location. During this ultra-festive affair, The Courtesy transforms into a winter wonderland, complete with twinkling lights, holiday merriment, and festive cocktails, like Grandma Got Run Over By a T-Rex (pictured). Made with vodka, orange liqueur, gentian aperitif, aloe vera, pomegranate and grapefruit mix, lime, and aromatic bitters, this is one cocktail that’s sure to get you in the holiday spirit. You can even purchase the T-Rex cup, as well as to-go bottles of specialty drinks like Jingle Balls Nog or Snowball Old-Fashioned — perfect for holiday gifting!
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Yuletide Specials at Foxtail Coffee Co
Enjoy new seasonal offerings from Foxtail Coffee Co., a Winter Park-based craft coffee shop with locations throughout Central Florida. Try a Gingerbread Cold Brew, Eggnog Latte or Peppermint Mocha and stay a while in one of these cozy neighborhood cafes.
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Merry Brews at À La Cart
Enjoy a seasonal tap takeover at À La Cart during their Holiday Jamboree, held on select weekend dates throughout December. This social dining experience in The Milk District features a rotating selection of beer, cider, wine and coffee, plus food carts, live entertainment and weekly social events. During the Holiday Jamboree, sample 13 merry brews, including Santa’s White Christmas (white stout) and a Seasick Crocodile (spiced cranberry sour). Plus, check their event calendar for holiday movie nights, festive live music, and seasonally inspired yuletide fare. À La Cart is family-friendly, so feel free to bring even the smallest elves.
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Seasonal Scoops at Salt & Straw
Salt & Straw has a mouthwatering range of holiday ice cream flavors, including Almond Brittle With Salted Ganache, Dwanta’s Teremana Spiked Eggnog, Gingerbread Cookie Dough, Peppermint Cocoa and The Great Cookie Swap. Find these and more elevated ice cream flavors, including vegan options, at Disney Springs.
Gingerbread Red Ale at Ravenous Pig Brewing
Ravenous Pig Brewing’s new Gingerbread Red, an amber ale brewed with brown sugar, spice and everything nice, is perfect for cozy nights spent with friends. More fun seasonal picks include the Rye & ChaiPA, a rye IPA with Sabro and mandarina Bavarian hops and chai spices, and the pumpkin-spice-latte inspired Foxtail Coffee Blonde, a golden ale with locally roasted Peruvian coffee from Foxtail Coffee. Enjoy them out in the beer garden, then add joy to your season with a Christmas pick-up dinner from MICHELIN Guide Bib Gourmand restaurant The Ravenous Pig, one of many restaurants offering Christmas dining in Orlando.
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Christmastime Cookies at Gideon’s Bakehouse
Savor dreadfully delicious handmade cookies, cakes and cold brew from Gideon’s Bakehouse, from not-so-basic chocolate (pictured) to limited edition monthly creations. December’s limited-edition flavors include Kris Kringle cake and cookies (white chocolate with coconut, caramel and vanilla notes), Cake or Cookie Von Krampus (ultra-rich chocolate infused with icy cool mint), and a minty Krampus Cold Brew. Try them if you dare at Gideon’s locations at Disney Springs or East End Market in Orlando’s Audubon Park Garden District.
Holiday Flight at New City Coffee Co.
Keep warm this holiday season with a coffee flight from New City Coffee Co. in Lake Mary. Their winter flight includes four merry coffee varieties served hot or iced. Mistletoe is crafted with homemade cranberry and vanilla, Silver Bells is cinnamon bun flavored, Sleigh Ride is gingerbread with an orange twist, and Holly Jolly tastes like peppermint bark. Plus, try more adorable seasonal beverages, like Jack Frost, a toasted marshmallow mocha served in a souvenir snowman glass mug.
More Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in Orlando
Discover more ways to celebrate the season in Orlando, including dazzling holiday events in our theme parks, unique neighborhoods and beyond by visiting our holiday events calendar or using our interactive map.
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