Spend the most magical time of year in the most magical place on earth. Disney World isn’t the only attraction in Central Florida that puts on a show at Christmas. Here’s our pick of the best attractions this Christmas in Orlando.
You can celebrate the holidays in all four of the Disney World Parks.
There are also plenty of special events at Universal’s two Orlando Parks.
Read on for more details.
Magic Kingdom: Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
Orlando Christmas highlights at the Magic Kingdom include:
Once Upon a Christmastime Parade
A Frozen Holiday Wish: Queen Elsa transforms Disney’s Cinderella Castle into a sparkling, icy centrepiece for the celebration.
Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration: a special Christmas show
Epcot: International Festival of the Holidays
Orlando Christmas highlights at Epcot include:
Candlelight Processional: Hear the stirring story of Christmas as told by a celebrity narrator, accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and massed choir.
An International Yuletide Extravaganza: enjoy the sights, sounds and flavours of the season with stirring live musical production and international seasonal food and beverage specialties.
JOYFUL! A Celebration of the Season: uplifting Gospel, R&B and holidays songs at the Future World Fountain Stage.
Disney’s Hollywood Studios: Flurry of Fun
Orlando Christmas highlights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios include:
Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! A light show spectacular of holiday music, fireworks, special effects and dazzling state-of-the-art projections.
Enhanced Holiday Décor Around Echo Lake, including a giant Christmas tree on the water.
Santa Greetings: visit with Santa Claus from November 9 to December 24, then with Santa Goofy until December 31.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom
In Disney’s Animal Kingdom, you can see a special show that tells the story of Diwali, the Indian festival of lights.
Orlando Christmas highlights at the Universal Parks include:
Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Visit both Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley which will be transformed with festive décor and special entertainment.
Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s: Merry and Mayhem combine as the Minions join Santa Claus in this Holiday favourite that features characters from Madagascar and Shrek.
Seuss Landing™ is home to the Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular, a live retelling of Dr. Seuss’s classic holiday tale starring The Grinch™.
Mannheim Steamroller: the best-selling holiday artist returns for live performances on select nights.
The Ellis team love wandering round the boutiques at Celebration. The Christmas décor around this picturesque town will get you in the holiday mood!
Now Snowing: a winter wonderland spectacular featuring strolling Charles Dickens Carollers, photos with Santa, horse drawn carriage rides, train rides and nightly snowfall at 6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m.
Skate under the stars on Celebration’s seasonal ice-skating rink
Come early for some Christmas shopping!
Disney Springs is transformed with holiday décor and Christmas cheer. Enjoying the shops, restaurants and bars at Disney Springs is the perfect prelude to Christmas.
Orlando’s malls are renowned for good reason – whether you are looking for high-end labels or great discounts, there’s something for everyone here. Read our guide to Orlando’s shopping.
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