The holiday season is in full swing, and
is bustling with a spectacular lineup of festive events
that are sure to enchant visitors of all ages. From dazzling light displays to
festive celebrations, here's a sneak peek into the exciting holiday happenings
that are bringing the magic of the season to life right here in Orlando’s Most
During the holiday
season, Universal Orlando pulls out all the stops to offer guests an
unforgettable festive holiday season where the magic of the holidays meets the
excitement of your favorite movies and characters. Aside from the many
thrilling experiences that await you during a day spent at Universal Orlando -
you can also sprinkle some holiday magic into your visit.
Experience Christmas in
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, where you can enjoy seasonal shows, decor,
and tasty treats in Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida and Hogsmeade at
Universal Islands of Adventure. Stand in awe as you watch giant balloons fill
the streets at Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s with characters from
Illumination’s Despicable Me and DreamWorks Animation’s Shrek! And of course,
you can’t miss a trip to Seuss Landing at Universal Islands of Adventure, where
you can get together with resident Who’s and enjoy the music and fun of The
Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular starring the Grinch himself!
This holiday season,
there’s no shortage of festive fun for the family at Universal Orlando. Learn
Immerse yourself in the
spirit of the season at SeaWorld Orlando during their award-winning magical
Christmas Celebration! SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration
is a family-favorite annual holiday celebration in
Orlando! And this year, many of their most popular holiday event features will
return alongside some all-new festive experiences for you to enjoy with family
and friends in the heart of Orlando!
include the mesmerizing Sea of Trees with over three million lights
choreographed to music, Rudolph’s Christmas Town, and the beloved Holiday
Reflections: Fireworks Finale. And this year, get ready for new enchantments
like "Mrs. Claus’ Magic Kitchen," a delightful show blending holiday
magic and culinary chaos, and the debut of the Christmas Market in Wild Arctic
Plaza featuring a winter wonderland filled with culinary delights and festive
music. Go ice skating, enjoy the
Sesame Street Christmas Parade, and even check for special Hanukkah and Kwanzaa
celebrations happening throughout the season, too. Its a season of magic and
wonder at SeaWorld Orlando, from the breathtaking live shows, to the enchanting
holiday decor and festive fun - the whole family is sure to enjoy an
unforgettable experience filled with wonder and joy. Get all the details here
Fun Spot America is
spreading holiday cheer with their Huge Christmas event, that makes finding
festive fun at a great price in the heart of Orlando a Christmas-dream come
Enjoy all of your
favorite Fun Spot America
attractions, plus dazzling lights, festive decorations,
special holiday entertainment, tasty holiday treats, themed Foto spots, and
more, making it the perfect place to create cherished memories with loved ones
this holiday season!
Stop to appreciate the
Trees of Light, snap memorable holiday-themed photos with your loved ones, and
relish in the Christmas spirit with festive fun around every corner. Learn more
about celebrating the holiday season at Fun Spot here
The jingle bells are ringing at ICON Park because Santa is
officially back in town, bringing guests in Orlando the opportunity to get the
best holiday photos around Orlando with an experience that many say is second
only to a visit to the North Pole!
Make a reservation
to meet with Santa
in The Wheelhouse at ICON Park, where you’ll step into a winter wonderland and
your kiddo’s can get their annual photos with the big man in red himself! But
the fun doesn’t stop there! Each child who participates will receive a free ride
on the new Carousel on The Promenade, a complimentary ride on The Wheel in a
holiday-themed capsule, and access to the VIP no-wait line! Guests accompanying
the child can also receive 50% off their ticket to ride The Wheel.
Tip: Be sure to connect your phone to your capsule’s
bluetooth system so you can play your family’s favorite Christmas carol
playlist as you enjoy views of the City Beautiful from 400 ft up for a truly
memorable experience in the heart of Orlando!
Other Holiday Happenings at ICON
But this holiday season, there’s even more to enjoy around
ICON Park for a dazzling experience! Throughout December, the entire 20-acre
outdoor entertainment complex will transform into a festive wonderland!
Take a stroll and stop by the official holiday tree of the
I-Drive District, revel in the magic of nightly snowfall on The Lawn, and enjoy
the sound of live carolers every Saturday evening and throughout the holiday
week from December 23rd to 25th. Plus, look to the sky to watch as The Wheel
joins in the holiday spirit with a captivating light show, choreographing its
64,000 LED lights to a festive soundtrack at 8 pm and 10 pm on select nights,
followed by a special appearance by Santa!
Also, attractions like the Museum of Illusions and SEA LIFE Orlando will be
putting together special holiday experiences for guests to enjoy throughout the
With free parking and no admission charge, a trip to ICON
Park to embrace the magic of the holiday season is a must during your time on
I-Drive this holiday season!
Get all the details
about the holiday happenings at this ICONic
family-favorite destination and start planning for an incredible holiday
Nutcracker by The Central Florida Ballet
Get ready to experience the timeless tale of the
Nutcracker brought to life by the Central Florida Ballet at the world-famous
Orange County Convention Center on December 16th and 17th. Since its debut in 2001, this production has captivated
audiences with its blend of Tchaikovsky's timeless score and cutting-edge
technology, featuring dazzling pyrotechnics and fiber-optic innovations that
bring the classic tale to life.
From breathtaking aerialists to an awe-inspiring Christmas
dream illuminated by phosphorescent paint and moving props, every moment
promises a magical experience for the entire family. Don't miss the chance to
explore the Nutcracker Boutique, boasting an array of holiday treasures, or
participate in the online Nutcracker Silent Auction.
It’s the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the
joy of dance and create unforgettable memories with loved ones this holiday
season! Learn more
Ugly Sweater Party at Howl at the Moon
On December 22nd, head to
Howl at the Moon to partake in the Ugly Sweater tradition and embrace the
holiday hilarity! Dig out that outrageous holiday sweater and join in the
festive fun at Howl at the Moon with live music, great drinks, and a lively
atmosphere that will have you dancing the night away! And when choosing your
sweater for the occasion, remember: the uglier the sweater, the better, because
your crime against fashion gives you the chance to win a prize in their Ugly
Sweater Contest! Learn more
Krampus Party at Gods and Monsters
Seeking a unique twist on
the holiday season? Gods and Monsters is Orlando’s favorite stop for comics,
graphic novels, toys, games, movie merch and more, and is home to a
locally-famous bar, VAULT5421, their post-apocalyptic craft beer bar, complete
with gaming areas, an arcade, and atrium!
If you’re visiting
I-Drive this holiday season, it is the perfect time to experience a Gods and
Monsters party at their Killer Krampus Party
on December 16th!
This event is free and gives guests a
chance to enjoy photo ops with Krampus, sip on themed cocktails, jam to dark
tunes and watch classic Krampus films as cosplay cage-dancers keep the party
going late into the night! Plus, if you attend wearing your favorite Winter
Solstice Monster cosplay or festive holiday attire, you’ll receive 1 free shot
or soda with your first bar purchase!
Explore the darker side
of holiday folklore with this unconventional celebration featuring themed
activities and a delightfully sinister ambiance. Get all the details
Drool-worthy bites with
Santa… there’s no better way to start a day of festive family fun on I-Drive!
Make your holiday celebrations extra special by starting the day with Breakfast
with Santa at Maggiano's on select days from 8:30am- 10:30am through December 17th.
Treat your family to a delightful morning filled with a buffet boasting all
your breakfast favorites, holiday crafts, and, of course, a chance to meet
Santa himself. Get the details here
As the holiday season
unfolds, International Drive
becomes a magical destination where the spirit of the
season comes to life in captivating ways - and no matter how you do the
holidays, there’s festive fun for everyone in Orlando’s Most Dynamic
Join us in creating unforgettable memories and spreading
joy throughout the season at these festive events, and be sure to check out all
of the upcoming events coming to I-Drive at
to make this holiday season one for the books!