If you are visiting Orlando this holiday season, there are tons of activities happening around town that the whole family will enjoy. Even though we are (happily) in the 70 to 80-degree range for much of the winter season, there are still plenty of events that will get you in a festive holiday mood. In addition to the classics like the Nutcracker and A Christmal Carol, there are unique events that you won’t find anywhere else.
Best Holiday Events in Orlando 2021
Select Nights Through December 21, 2021
You can’t go to Orlando during the holiday season and NOT do something Disney related! The Magic Kingdom park hosts this 4-hour nighttime spectacular on select nights during the holidays. Join Mickey and his pals for music and dancing, catch a Christmastime parade, enjoy character sightings, and take advantage of shorter wait times at over 20 park attractions!
Through December 24, 2021
Experience the holidays at one of Orlando’s largest entertainment complexes! Gather the family to take advantage of some of the best Santa photo opps around, ride the decked out Pearl Express Train, and enjoy holiday rides on the always-thrilling Wheel!
Through December 30, 2021
You don’t have to leave Orlando to celebrate holiday traditions from around the world! Experience the sights, sounds, and flavors celebrated by dozens of cultures as you participate in the story of Christmas candlelight processional, the Holiday Cookie Stroll, and themed Holiday Kitchens.
Through January 2, 2022
Come on in… the water’s great! Celebrate the season at SeaWorld as the park transforms into a winter wonderland with over three million lights, holiday fireworks, a Sesame Street Christmas Parade, the Winter Wonderland on Ice ice-skating show, and more!
Through January 2, 2022
Immerse yourself in dazzling lights in this unique and spectacular holiday event! Watch a dancing lights show in a fairytale neighborhood, follow a sparkling tree trail, take a tram ride through a holiday village, visit a holiday marketplace, and enjoy festive music and holiday treats.
Through January 3, 2022
Ever wondered what it would be like to live inside a snow globe? At Orlando’s Crayola Experience, you can find out! Plus, meet Edwin the Painting Snowman, Forest Green the Singing Christmas Tree, and other fun-loving Crayola characters. Get creative with a holiday crafts station, ornament workshop, and slime-making class.
Through January 9, 2022
Experience a ¾-mile journey of dazzling lights at Leu Gardens where you are the star of the show! Meander through an 8,000-square-foot light maze, immerse yourself in a forest of dancing lights, stroll through the Rose Garden that comes alive with balls of light, and enjoy live entertainment.
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