8 Best Holiday Treats in Orlando for 2017

8 Best Holiday Treats in Orlando for 2017

Hot Butterbeer and Mickey Mouse-themed Holiday Cinnamon Rolls are just the start of the unique treats designed to put you in the holiday spirit in Orlando.

By Nicole Cantore

With more than 5,000 restaurants throughout the destination, you can count on Orlando to sweeten the holiday season with one-of-a-kind treats. From Harry Potter’s favorite beverage, to baked goods with Mickey Mouse’s seal of approval, and gourmet takes on holiday classics, here are eight holiday snacks you’ll want to try in Orlando in 2017!

Holiday Cinnamon Roll at Disney’s Magic Kingdom
Holiday Cinnamon Roll at Disney’s Magic Kingdom

1. Holiday Cinnamon Roll at Disney’s Magic Kingdom: Shaped like Mickey Mouse himself, and adorned with a snowflake and Christmas-colored frosting, this treat can be found at Main Street Bakery. It’s the perfect snack to enjoy while taking in the theme park’s gorgeous holiday decorations.

Hot Butterbeer at Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure
Hot Butterbeer at Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure

2. Hot Butterbeer at Universal’s The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: When the weather gets colder, this popular Harry Potter-themed drink gets warmer. It’s available at Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida and Hogsmeade at Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

Loaded Mini-Donut Bites at SeaWorld Orlando
Loaded Mini-Donut Bites at SeaWorld Orlando

3. Loaded Mini-Donut Bites at SeaWorld Orlando: During SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration, you’ll find a cornucopia of holiday snacks at the Christmas Market, including these tasty treats. They pair perfectly with SeaWorld’s specialty-flavored hot cocoa.

Chocolate Peppermint Whoopie Pies at Blue Bird Bake Shop
Chocolate Peppermint Whoopie Pies at Blue Bird Bake Shop

4. Chocolate Peppermint Whoopie Pies at Blue Bird Bake Shop: Located about 20 minutes from downtown Orlando in Audubon Park, this bakery has a full range of holiday treats, including this minty, festive take on the classic whoopie pie.

“Coconuts Roasting Over an Open Fire” Craft Snow Cone at Frosty’s Christmastime Lounge
“Coconuts Roasting Over an Open Fire” Craft Snow Cone at Frosty’s Christmastime Lounge

5. “Coconuts Roasting Over an Open Fire” Craft Snow Cone at Frosty’s Christmastime Lounge: This adult beverage features Rum Haven Coconut Water Rum, Giffard Banane du Bresil, fresh lime and shredded coconut. It’s a signature drink at this year-round, Christmas-themed bar in downtown Orlando.

Hot Cocoa Cupcake at Sweet by Holly
Hot Cocoa Cupcake at Sweet by Holly

6. “Hollyday Collection” at Sweet by Holly: Run by three-time Cupcake Wars winner Hollis “Miss Holly” Wilder, this shop offers a dozen holiday-themed cupcakes, including Hot Cocoa, Peppermint Red Velvet, Ginger Bread and others. If you can’t pick a favorite, grab a 12-pack with one of each. They’re in Waterford Lakes, about 20 minutes from downtown Orlando.

Peppermint Bark at Peterbrooke Chocolatier
Peppermint Bark at Peterbrooke Chocolatier

7. Peppermint Bark at Peterbrooke Chocolatier: Making chocolate in the European tradition for more than three decades, and located in Winter Park, Peterbrooke is one of Orlando’s most exclusive chocolatiers. This creation blends white chocolate with peppermint candy over a thin layer of dark chocolate for a refreshingly decadent treat.

Gingerbread Decorating Corner at Gaylord Palms Resort
Gingerbread Decorating Corner at Gaylord Palms Resort

8. Gingerbread Houses and Cookies at Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center: Through Jan. 7, 2018, you and your family can make their own gingerbread cookies and houses at the resort’s Gingerbread Decorating Corner. Once you’re done, get photos with the resident “gingerbread couple,” Cinnamon and Nutmeg.

Holidays Are Sweeter in Orlando

With an extensive lineup of themed events and unique places to celebrate the season, Orlando is a truly magical place to celebrate the holidays. Have an Orlando holiday tradition? Let us know via Facebook and Twitter.

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Title: Florida Russian Lifestyle Magazine Author: Aurous Publisher: Aurous Publishing
Published: 29 May, 2010 Language English Average Rating 4.9
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