Christmas Specials on I-Drive

Monday, December 16, 2019
The holiday season is in full swing and with everything from Christmas decorations, lights and tunes playing across International Drive, you can’t help but feel the holiday spirit! But, with all of its glory, we know that as Christmas nears, so does the stress of making sure everything on your holiday to-do list is done! Make sure you take the time to enjoy everything that makes this season special!
Holiday Activities
Be sure you check out our upcoming events calendar for holiday festivities going down all month long that you, friends and family can enjoy.
Pop on over to the Sippin’ Santa Pop Up Bar at Avanti Palms Resort & Conference Center to enjoy their tiki style pop up bar and drink specials that will truly warm your spirits! And for something the whole family can enjoy, head to Fun Spot America through the 24th for a true Santa Workshop Experience. They’ll be offering free admission to the park and other holiday activities will be going on like train rides to the ‘North Pole’!
Also, a must-see is the talented Central Florida Ballet who will be performing The Nutcracker Ballet on the 14th and 15th! It’s the classic story we all know and love, but performed like you’ve never seen before! And finally, get ready to walk and talk at SKELETONS: Museum of Osteology on the 21st. This holiday event will have holiday sweets, winter scavenger hunts, and beautiful seasonal decorations. Plus, Florida residents get 50% off admission to the attraction! So, don’t miss out!
For the long awaited eve and Christmas Day, we’ve got just the dinner accommodations you’ll need to have a stress-free holiday feast with the ones you hold near and dear. Start a new tradition, and dine at one of these dining spots for a Christmas to remember!
Go greek this holiday season with Taverna Opa! On the 24th and 25th, Taverna Opa will be offering an OPA family-style menu for 4, hosting live belly dancing entertainment, and have an in-house DJ, a true experience for just $28 per person! Grab at least 3 of your friends, the more the merrier, and enjoy delicious fare from appetizers like Spanakopita “Spinach Pie”, Keftedes “Greek Meatballs”, and Horiatiki “Traditional Greek Salad.” Each which deliciously compliment delicious entree options like Chicken Brochette, Beef Tenderloin Brochette, Pork Loin, or sliced Gyro. Then top it all off with something sweet from a variety platter dessert for just $5 extra.
Note: The afternoon of Christmas Eve they will be closed for a private event.
Credit: TapaToro
A Fresh Spin on Christmas Dinner
Tapa Toro is their name, delicious Paella is their game! For just $30 a person, on the 24th and 25th they’ll be offering a special holiday 3 course meal. Choose from unlimited paella or prime rib, alongside a salad and dessert, and be merry as you enjoy the authentic atmosphere, and live Flamenco entertainment! The special starts on Christmas Eve at 3pm and runs through Christmas Day, so reserve your seat today and bring your appetite!
Rocking Christmas
We know that you’ve got a full schedule during the holiday season, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a rockin' Christmas! Universal Orlando’s Hard Rock Hotel will be offering a Prix Fixe Dinner on Christmas Eve, a Christmas Brunch on Christmas Day, and another Prix Fixe Dinner for Christmas Day! The two dinners feature 3 delicious courses, and brunch will have everything you expected and more, with everything from traditional options, to twists on the classics! Get all the details and reserve a spot for your family at Universal’s Hard Rock Hotel this year!
Rosen: Everything you need!
No matter what Rosen property you choose, you’ll be sure to get everything you want in your holiday feast! Rosen Centre, Rosen Shingle Creek, and Rosen Plaza are each known for providing an atmosphere where elegance and comfortability run alongside one another, making it the perfect place to celebrate the holidays with friends and family. Each location will be hosting a spectacular Christmas Buffet, as well as a Christmas Dinner. Aside from the out-of-this world fare and libations, here are a few other perks of choosing Rosen for your Christmas feast:
  • The price of each buffet includes bottomless mimosas and champagne.
  • Each will offer free admission for children under 3 years old.
Get menu details, select the location of your choosing, and complete your reservation!
A Magical Christmas
Universal Orlando has a plethora of restaurants and resorts that will be hosting holiday feast specials this holiday season! The ones you need to know about before making a reservation will be hosted at the following resorts:
Aventura Hotel at the Urban Pantry featuring menu items like Prime Rib, Ham, Roasted Potatoes, Assorted Vegetables and more.
Endless Summer Resort at the Beach Break Cafe featuring menu items like Honey Glazed Ham, Mashed Potatoes, Cornbread Stuffing, Green Beans, Dinner Rolls and Gravy.
Cabana Bay Beach Resort at the Bayliner Diner featuring items like Turkey or Ham, Stuffing, Cranberry Compote, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Candied Yams and Biscuits.
Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, a delicious Christmas day meal paired with appearances by Universal Orlando characters, live music, face painter, balloonist and kids’ crafts. Also, be sure you view the option to add bottomless mimosas and bloody mary cocktails for just $15 more!
Universal's Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at the Amatista Cookhouse, where you can also add all-you-care-to-enjoy mimosa and Cubanita cocktails for $15 more!
Needless to say, you’re in luck if you’re on I-Drive this holiday season! Alleviate the stress of cooking and cleaning. Sit back, relax and enjoy the company of your friends and family by choosing one of these tasty Christmas dining options!
From the International Drive Business District, we hope you have a spectacular holiday!