If you’re looking to feel the magic of the
holiday season, International Drive is the place to be!
From world-class attractions and experiences,
to chef-prepared holiday meals, dazzling lights shining bright, and fun for the
entire family, I-Drive has it all during the holiday season
If you’ll be visiting International Drive this
holiday season, be sure to check out these popular events
and plan to make new traditions that will have the family talking all year
Attractions and Experiences
Get ready to immerse yourself in a sea of
lights, holiday entertainment and so much more.
Gather the family and hit SeaWorld Orlando to
enjoy their popular holiday shows, like Rudolph’s Movie Experience, Sea of
Trees, and Winter Wonderland on Ice. Then head off to enjoy an array of
family-fun experiences, like Rudolph’s Christmas Town and the Christmas Market,
where you’ll find festive entertainment, playful elves, a charming model train
village, and of course delicious holiday treats and drinks.
Plus, there are many new experiences to look
forward to this year, including:
It’s a Wonderful Night: A New Story to Tell
- Ice Skating at Bayside Stadium
A Hanukkah Celebration
- Photos with Santa Claus
- Happy Holidays from Sesame Street Land
If you want to witness one of your favorite
Orlando attractions completely transformed into a winter wonderland, this is a can’t miss!
Bring the whole family and create unforgettable
holiday memories together with the kind of magical Christmas celebration you
can only find at SeaWorld.
Get all the details here
If you’ve ever been to a Universal Orlando
annual event, you know that they take celebrations to the next level!
For the Harry Potter fans, experience the
magic of Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, with everything from
festive decor, brilliant lighting to send your spirit soaring in both
Diagon Alley in Universal Studios and
Hogsmeade in Universal’s Islands of Adventure, with enough hot Butterbeer to go
Then be sure to plan
ahead and catch their Holiday Experience featuring Macy’s Balloons, a brand new
walk-through experience at Universal Studios where you’ll get closer than ever
to larger-than-life Macy’s balloons and colorful Christmas floats, with photo
ops for days! Plus, Santa Claus himself will be there to pose for photos.
But what’s Christmas
without your favorite characters? Universal’s Holiday Character Celebration
brings merry and mayhem together for the holidays, with Minions and some of
your other favorite characters from Shrek and Madagascar spreading cheer
throughout the day around the park.
Meanwhile, over at
Universal’s Islands of Adventure, celebrate the Grinchmas season as the mean,
green one and the resident Whos appear in Seuss Landing, because it just isn’t
the Who-lidays without an appearance from The Grinch.
Nobody wraps up the
holidays into a mind-blowing, mischief-making, action-packed adventure like
Universal Orlando Resort. Get all the details
Finally, be sure to head
to ICON Park Orlando, Orlando's largest entertainment complex, to enjoy The
Santa Workshop Experience
and snap some ICONic pictures with the big man in red!
Here are some of the
- Free covered
- Free valet
parking after 4pm
- Free Wheel
ride in a private holiday capsule
50% off admission to The Wheel for additional riders
cell phone and video use with your advance reservation
- 50% off
train ride with purchase of a photo package
beverages and treat offerings
They’ve reimagined some
of their most popular rooms to bring you and your family festive fun, and a
variety of holiday photo opportunities! Beyond holiday themed exhibits that
will blow your mind, they are also running a photo contest! If you snap a
family holiday picture at the Museum of Illusions, you’ll be entered to win
$500! So bring the family, put on your best ugly Christmas sweaters, and get
ready to have a blast while snapping an epic holiday family photo to look back
on for years to come. Get the details
Christmas with the
If you’re looking for a
stylish night out this holiday season, this is it! That’s right, Countess Luan
will be performing live at Hard Rock Live Orlando on December 27th and it is
sure to be a night to remember. Ring in the holiday season with Countess Luan’s
very own special brand of cheer.
Get the details
A Holiday Meal to Remember
But what is the holiday
season without a delicious meal shared with the people you love most?
Luckily, taking the
stress out of preparing and cleaning up a delicious holiday meal is easy on
International Drive. Here are just some restaurants offering holiday specials
for you to enjoy this holiday season.
Tapa Toro Orlando
Whether you’re looking
for brunch or dinner on Christmas this year, Tapa Toro
has a table with your name on it.
For brunch enjoy a large
variety of options, from a complete charcuterie board and breakfast classics to
Spanish frittatas and even chicken & churros. For the main dish select a
paella from their menu, or enjoy digging into something from a Skirt Steak
Carving Stations or Honey Spiral Ham, to pair with a variety of sides and
seasonal desserts that will be available.
Or if a Christmas dinner
is a must, enjoy selecting your authentic Spanish favorites from their full
menu that will be available on Christmas Day.
Whichever you choose, it
is sure to be an amazing meal complete with live flamenco dancing and an experience
you can only get in the heart of
Christmas Eve at Taverna
Here’s what’s on the
menu at Taverna Opa this holiday season:
First Course: Hummus,
Tzatziki, Dolmades, Horiatiki
Spanakopita, Calamari, Keftedes
Third Course: Meat
Platter with Chicken Kebob, Beef Kebob, Oak-Grilled Pork Loin & Sliced Gyro
| served with YiaYia’s veggies & lemon potatoes
Their entire menu will
be available on Christmas Eve, and as always, there will be traditional belly
dancing entertainment starting at 7pm.
Reservations are highly
recommended though, so be sure to get the details
and reserve a table for your family ahead of time.
Christmas at Del
Whether you’re looking
to dine in or pick your meal up to enjoy at home, Del Frisco’s
is cooking up delicious grub for the whole family to
enjoy this holiday season.
Del Frisco’s will be
open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, offering a drool-worthy three course
prime rib dinner. For those who want to pick up a meal to enjoy with their
loved ones in the comfort of their own home, they are also offering a family
pack. Here’s what is included:
- Lobster Bisque Holiday
Salad or Caesar Salad
1/2 or Whole Prime Rib
With Au Jus and Horseradish Cream (Serves 6, Serves 12)
- Chateau Potatoes
- Haricot Vert Pecan Pie
with Chantilly Cream
A limited dinner menu
will also be available for takeout, but be sure to get your order
in before Friday, December 24th!
There are plenty of
options when it comes to celebrating a magical holiday season on I-Drive.
Be sure to check our
as we get closer to Christmas for additional events, and
don’t miss any of the festive fun going on in Orlando’s Most Dynamic
Neighborhood this holiday season!