Holiday Events in Orlando
No matter the season or reason, holidays are magical in Orlando! Our special events, festivals and celebrations have a way of making your favorite holidays shine brighter than ever, from the theme parks to downtown and all through the area. And while no destination does the spookiest holiday better than Orlando — Halloween Vacation Capital — we’re no slouch when it comes to your other favorite annual celebrations, including Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
Add it all up, and it’s no wonder why Orlando is the preferred holiday travel destination for so many millions of visitors. Make plans now to join the celebration!
Please note: Depending on the timing of your visit, some experiences may be temporarily modified. Learn more about healthy travel in Orlando, and check with your favorite attractions, restaurants and other businesses for their current status.
Explore Unique Holiday Events in Orlando
What makes Halloween in Orlando so special? At the theme parks alone, you can look forward to Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort, Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World® Resort, SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular at SeaWorld® Orlando, and LEGOLAND® Florida Resort’s Brick or Treat.
Our theme parks’ Halloween parties are just the start of the family-friendly frights and extreme adult scares at attractions and nightlife hotspots throughout Orlando, resulting in more than a month of Halloween festivities for you to enjoy.
Later in the year, Orlando’s holiday season is extra-magical, with a sleigh-full of theme park events, seasonal décor at attractions, special dining menus and other fun features to make your visit unforgettable. Orlando’s theme parks are at the forefront of the merrymaking, with options like Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Walt Disney World Resort, Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort (including Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s and Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™), SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration at SeaWorld Orlando, and Holidays at LEGOLAND Florida Resort.
At Thanksgiving, our restaurants and resorts put out spreads that will get your mouth watering — and unique shops and boutiques throughout the area offer an equally amazing Black Friday! Easter also brings extraordinary dining opportunities, while Independence Day and New Year’s Eve tend to be all about partying. Which is perfectly fine; there’s no wrong way to celebrate holidays in Orlando!