Magical Places to Celebrate Christmas in Orlando

The Santa Photo Experience at The Mall at Millenia

Celebrating Christmas in Orlando is a magical experience,
and special locations throughout the area make it even better.

By Erin Connett

Between world-famous holiday parties and parades in the
theme parks, to joyous destinations beloved by locals, celebrating Christmas in
Orlando is a truly magical experience. Here are some of the cheeriest locations
in Orlando that are sure to keep you ho-ho-ho’ing throughout the holiday

Celebrate Christmas at Orlando’s Theme

Christmas at Walt Disney World in Orlando

Walt Disney World Resort

The Magic Kingdom: On select nights
from Nov. 9 to Dec. 22, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
features live entertainment, fireworks and a holiday parade. It’s complemented
by the Fireworks Holiday Dessert Party at
Tomorrowland Terrace
, which offers exclusive desserts.

Epcot: From Nov. 19 -Dec. 30, the
all-new Epcot International Festival of the
offers 15 Holiday Kitchens. Other holiday events,
such as the Candlelight Processional and IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth
fireworks show, will also take place.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios: The
daily Jingle Bell, Jingle Jam!
celebration starts Nov. 9. Similarly, Sunset Seasons Greetings brings
snow to Sunset Boulevard, plus a holiday mystery. Finally, enjoy
holiday-inspired snacks and VIP character meet-and-greets at the Jingle Bell, Jingle Jam! Holiday Dessert

Hogwarts at Universal Orlando Resort

Orlando Resort

Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry
: Encompassing Harry Potter
attractions at both Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure, get
ready to experience Diagon Alley and Hogsmeade all dressed up with holiday

Universal Studios
: Every night from Nov. 18 through Jan. 6, this theme park will run
its famous Universal’s Holiday Parade Featuring Macy’s.
During the same timeframe, you can catch Mannheim Steamroller performing its
top holiday hits on select days.

Universal’s Islands
of Adventure
: Enjoy a Dr. Seuss-inspired Christmas like no other! Seuss
Landing is transformed for The Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular
from Nov. 18 to Jan. 6, 2018. You can also attend The Grinch & Friends Character
on select mornings through Dec. 25.

Christmas at SeaWorld Orlando


SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration: From
Nov. 24 to Dec. 31, experience the gorgeous “Sea of Trees,” plus special
holiday shows starring beloved SeaWorld and Sesame
characters. On select nights, you can even have dinner with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

Christmas at Legoland Florida Resort

Florida Resort

Christmas Bricktacular: A 30-foot
Christmas tree made with 270,000 Lego and Duplo blocks is the centerpiece for this
daily celebration from Dec. 2-25. Kids can also meet a life-sized Lego Santa
and Lego Toy Soldier, participate in holiday scavenger hunts with prizes, and
learn from Master Model Builders.

Other Locations to Celebrate Christmas
Around Orlando

Nativity scene at Ice! Featuring Christmas Around the World in Orlando

Nativity scene at Ice! Featuring Christmas Around the World 

Christmas at Bok Tower Gardens:
About an hour from Disney, beautiful Bok Tower Gardens is offering daily
holiday home tours of the historic Pinewood Estate, seasonal carillon concerts,
garden tours, poinsettia displays and other special features.

Ice! Featuring Christmas Around the World:
From Nov. 21 through Jan. 7, 2018, Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention
‘s annual winter celebration will feature more than 2 million
pounds of hand-carved, holiday-themed ice sculptures, including a two-story ice
slide, that commemorate Christmas all over the globe.

Santa Photo Experience at The Mall at Millenia: Through
closing on Christmas Eve, you and your family can meet Santa Claus himself at
the upscale, shopping mall. To save the memories, you can opt for a
professional photography package or take your own photos.

Stetson Mansion Christmas Tour: Experience
Christmas at this historic home, which boasts one of the first Christmas trees
to be illuminated with electrical lights inspired by Thomas Edison. The Stetson
is approximately 40 minutes north of Orlando in the city of

Winter in the Park: During select
hours from Nov. 18 through Jan. 7, 2018, you and your family are invited to charming
Winter Park, about 20 minutes from Orlando, for a day (or night) of skating at
the holiday ice rink in Central Park’s West Meadow. All-day admission is just
$13 and includes skates. 

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas in Orlando

Christmas at Stetson Mansion near Orlando

Christmas at Stetson Mansion 

In addition to one-of-a-kind places to celebrate Christmas,
Orlando has a wealth of holiday events to make the season
even merrier. Stay tuned to our blog, Twitter
and Facebook for the latest announcements on holiday happenings and
other new developments in Orlando.

Cover photo: Santa
Photo Experience at The Mall at Millenia

Title: Florida Russian Lifestyle Magazine Author: Aurous Publisher: Aurous Publishing
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