Holiday Events Around Orlando: 2022 Guide

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Central Florida is jam-packed, full of family friendly events, and activities during the holidays. Which is why we have created the Central Florida Holiday Guide for Families. In this ultimate resource you have access to so many events, making it quick and easy for you to get the information you need. Be sure to bookmark us, or save on Pinterest so you can stay up to date, and keep checking back. Because we will be continuing to update our guide for you. Now, we hope you find happy during your holiday time!! What are your favorite holiday events around Orlando?

Holiday Events In and Around Orlando by Location

Christmas Events Near Orlando

Altamonte Springs Holiday Events 2022

Holiday Fountain Show and Light Displays

The Plaza Fountain at Cranes Roost Park features special shows with dancing water, and dazzling lights choreographed to classic holiday tunes. The show runs nightly at 6, 7, 8 and 9 p.m. except during the holiday movie nights. In addition to the fountain show, enjoy over 200,000 lights, on more than 100 holiday displays powered by Duke Energy. The highlight in the park is the 60-foot tall Christmas tree with more than 8,000 energy-efficient LED lights, 2,600 ornaments and over one mile of garland.

November 24th – January 1st FREE

Cranes Roost Park 274 Cranes Roost Blvd, Altamonte Springs

Light Up the Holidays

The City of Altamonte Springs and Duke Energy celebrate the tradition of lighting up Cranes Roost Park with live music, entertainment, fireworks, train rides, along with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Watch as the park comes alive with spectacular holiday displays featuring 200,000 lights and a 60-foot tree decorated with thousands of ornaments and garland.

Saturday, December 3rd 5:00pm – 9:00pm FREE

Cranes Roost Park 274 Cranes Roost Blvd, Altamonte Springs

Visit with Santa

Bring your camera and wish list to meet Santa and Mrs Claus. Along with enjoying the fountain show and light displays. 

Tuesdays, December 6th, 13th, & 20th 6:00pm – 8:00pm FREE

Cranes Roost Park Tower 274 Cranes Roost Blvd, Altamonte Springs

Holiday Movie Night

Brings out your chairs and blankets to enjoy a holiday movie in the park. A family friendly event to watch How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and Elf. 

Thursdays, December 8th The Santa Clause, 15th Yogi’s First Christmas,  & 22nd  the Polar Express 7:00pm – 9:00pm FREE 

Cranes Roost Park Plaza 274 Cranes Roost Blvd, Altamonte Springs

Holiday Concerts in Cranes Roost Park

Come out and enjoy some live holiday tunes from local talented artists. NOLA Brass Holiday Ensemble, Townsky’s Holiday Revue, and Robert Harris Holiday Jazz are the line-up for this years’ concerts. Right in Cranes Roost Park among all the Christmas lights. 

Friday, December 9th, & 16th 7:00pm – 9:00pm FREE

Eddie Rose Amphitheater 274 Cranes Roost Blvd, Altamonte Springs

What Holiday events are happening in Apopka?

Tree Lighting at Apopka

Apopka Tree lighting

The Apopka annual tree and park lighting. Begin your holiday season with music, supporting locals, fun family activities, vendors, and more.

Friday, December 2nd 6:00 – 8:00pm FREE

Kit Land Nelson Park 10 N Forest Ave, Apopka

Local shops around Apopka for the Holidays

Trader Mae’s Christmas Festival

Offering over 150 indoor and outdoor vendors with festive favorites to fill your sleigh. Enjoy complimentary drinks, holiday desserts, hourly raffles, and more. Many vendors will have big sales on all the things you love for the holidays. Plus, you will be supporting local business. Santa will be making an appearance, so bring the kids along.

Saturday & Sunday December 3rd & 4th 8:00am – 5:00pm FREE

Trader Mae’s Decor Market 2001 Rock Springs Rd, Apopka

Holiday events around Orlando: When is the Apopka Christmas Parade?

46th Annual Apopka Christmas Parade

The Foliage Sertoma Club of Apopka & The City of Apopka present this year’s parade theme, “Rejoice, it’s Christmas in Apopka”. The parade route will run northbound on Park Avenue from First United Methodist Church of Apopka to Votaw Road. Be sure to come out early to get your seats.

Saturday December 10th 10:00am – 12:00pm FREE

Park Ave, Apopka

Are there any holiday concerts around Orlando?

Holiday Saturday Sounds at Apopka Amphitheater

Family friendly concerts with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, and Townsky’s Holiday Revue. A great way to enjoy the holiday favorites of the season that are sure to get you in the spirit. Get there early for amphitheater seating, or bring a blanket for grass seating.

Saturday, December 10th and 17th 5:00pm – 7:00pm FREE

Apopka Amphitheater 3710 Jason Dwelley Pkwy, Apopka

Astatula

Light Up Astatula

Bring your blankets and chairs for the lighting of the Christmas tree, take pictures with Santa, watch an outdoor Christmas movie, and much more. Free cookies, drinks, and popcorn. 

Friday, December 2nd 6:00pm FREE

Astatula Community Center/Swaffar Park 13251 Park Ave, Astatula

Are there Holiday Events in Celebration?

Now Snowing Tree Lighting Ceremony 

An incredible, magical Tree Lighting Ceremony to kick off the 24th Annual Now Snowing event in Celebration. This event kicks off the Now Snowing nightly event. 

Saturday, November 26th 5:00pm – 9:00pm FREE

Celebration Town Center 610 Sycamore St, Celebration

Annual Now Snowing Event

An annual tradition in Celebration Town Center, Now Snowing offers a synthetic ice rink, performances by young local talent, concerts, and special events. Enjoy Charles Dickens style carolers, photos with Santa, horse drawn carriage rides, and nightly snowfall on the hour from 6:00 – 9:00pm. All details and pricing for special activities can be found on the website.

November 26th – December 31st 6:00pm – Close

Celebration Town Center 610 Sycamore St, Celebration

What events are happening in Clermont for the holidays?

The Enchanted Tree Forest

Enjoy exploring 50 trees decorated by local organizations and businesses. You can walk on the trail, day or night to view the trees. Or park at the Clermont Boat House, and walk over to Victory Pointe.

November 19th – January 8th 

Victory Pointe in Downtown Clermont

Clermont Holiday Guide

When is the Clermont Holiday Parade?

Light Up Clermont

Come downtown for our annual tree lighting at City Hall Park and Downtown Clermont! There will be live music, food trucks, DJ, music, carolers, photo opportunity with Santa and Mrs. Claus (provided by Kiwanis Club of South Lake) and more! This is one of Clermont’s most popular traditions! We can’t wait to see everyone again to watch Downtown Clermont to be lit up by countdown! 

Friday, December 2nd 5:30pm – 9:00pm FREE

Downtown Clermont 685 W Montrose St, Clermont

Clermont Hometown Parade

Clermont Hometown Parade will go through Downtown Clermont! It starts at Waterfront Park and winds it way through downtown Clermont making a loop. Stay tuned on their social media for the parade route and parking options closer to the event! There will be a slight route adjustment for 2022 due to construction. 

Saturday, December 3rd 10:00am FREE

Downtown Clermont 685 W Montrose St, Clermont

Clermont Cookies & Cocoa Walk

Join Downtown Clermont for an evening stroll to sample varieties of holiday cookies, along with some yummy cocoa. All while visiting participating businesses in Downtown Clermont, and doing some local gift shopping. Another great event to support our local shops.

Friday, December 9th 6:00pm – 9:00pm FREE while supplies last

Downtown Clermont 685 W Montrose St, Clermont

DeBary

DeBary Tree Lighting

DeBary Tree Lighting

This annual holiday event will include the city’s chili cook-off, holiday train, hands-on craft stations, carols, music, peppermint gallery and more! The evening ends with the tree lighting. 

Saturday December 3rd 2:00pm – 6:00pm FREE

Gateway Center for the Arts 880 N US Hwy 17/92, DeBary

A Christmas Carol

David McElroy celebrates the 25th season of this Christmas one man presentation. Mr. McElroy adapted this timeless tale for the stage and performs all 37 different characters himself. This interpretation is for both adults and children, which will delight and dazzle the audience!

Saturday December 10th 7:00pm $20

Gateway Center for the Arts 880 N US Hwy 17/92, DeBary

Holiday events around Orlando – DeLand

DeLand Holiday Events

Stetson Mansion “Christmas Spectacular” Home Tour

Voted one of the “10 Best” Holiday Home Tours in the United States by USA Today, I can say it’s for good reason. The 1886 Stetson Mansion is the largest and most spectacular “Gilded Age” residence ever built in Florida before 1900. The grand Victorian mansion has had all of its original rich architectural details restored.

Each holiday season, 10 rooms are embellished with all new elaborate designer decorations and 24 nativities from around the world to celebrate the birth of Christ. Designer, and owner, JT Thompson spends months to prepare his home for this memorable experience. You can either read the description for the design in each room, or listen to the audio guide narrated by JT, as you take your tour.

November 1st – January 21st, but closed some dates. multiple tours daily $15 children $28 adults

Stetson Mansion 1031 Camphor Ln, DeLand

Athens Theatre Scrooge, The Musical

Scrooge the Musical

Scrooge the Musical  is a merry, sparkling, tuneful, boisterous, big Broadway musical version of the world’s most beloved Christmas story—Dickens’ A Christmas Carol will keep you and the entire family humming its tunes throughout the holiday and wishing everyone a very merry Christmas. Make attending one of the performances a heart-warming gift your entire family will remember for years to come.

November 26th – December 18th Times Vary $12 – $32

Athens Theatre 124 N Florida Ave, DeLand

City Hall Tree Lighting Ceremony

Come out to DeLand City Hall for the light up of their beautiful Christmas tree. Enjoy snow, music, Santa, and fun activities, as you walk among the beautiful lights.

Friday, December 2nd 5:30pm – 9:00pm FREE

DeLand City Hall 120 S Florida Ave, DeLand

Does DeLand have Holiday lights?

Winter Wonder DeLand

Winter Wonder Deland holiday lights

The City of DeLand, and Mainstreet DeLand Association present Winter Wonder DeLand, bringing in thousands of holiday lights to Downtown DeLand, and the surrounding area. Along with downtown, there will be lights in Chess Park, Pioneer Park, parts of Earl Brown Park, Indiana Ave, and Georgia Ave. This is just the beginning, because plans are to expand the growth of decorations over the next couple years. This is super exciting for DeLand. Come out any day of the week after lighting to explore the lights.

December 2nd – Beginning of January FREE

Downtown DeLand 100 North Woodland Boulevard, DeLand

Is DeLand having their Christmas parade this year?

DeLand Christmas Parade

In the heart of Downtown DeLand is where you can come out to see the annual DeLand Christmas Parade. This is one of the biggest events to take place in DeLand, therefore be sure to get there early and find your spot along the parade route.

Saturday, December 3rd 6:00pm FREE

Downtown DeLand 100 North Woodland Boulevard, DeLand

A Walk Through Christmas 

Another brand new event this year at Earl Brown Park, will be A Walk Through Christmas event. The park will be transformed into a European-style Christmas market where guests will be able to view different holiday scenes and be able to enjoy festive treats. 

Friday December 16th FREE 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Earl Brown Park 750 S Alabama Ave, Deland

Christmas Swing with Orlando Big Band

Holiday events around Orlando

The Orlando Big Band is back at the beautiful Athens Theater with holiday favorites. Join Bing, Rosemary, Cab, Glenn, Artie and Benny for some of the greatest holiday hits of all time. These songs will bring the holidays to life with classic selections from the 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s. You don’t miss this great tribute.

December 20th at 3:00pm and 7:00pm $11 – $30

Athens Theatre 124 N Florida Ave, DeLand

Phantasmagoria’s A Christmas Carol

Phantasmagoria returns to the stage with its own uniquely “haunted” adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic holiday tale “A Christmas Carol, A Ghost Story of Christmas”. This critically acclaimed performance troupe will bring its signature tapestry of movement, dance, puppetry, projections, music and storytelling to the stage as one of the most famous ghost stories of all times comes alive!

Thursday & Friday, December 22nd & 23rd at 7:30pm $26 – $31

Athens Theatre 124 N Florida Ave, DeLand

What to do around Orlando for the holidays: Where can you cut down your own Christmas tree?

Eustis Holiday Guide

Santa’s Christmas Tree Forest

Located in rural Eustis, Santa’s Christmas Tree Forest offers both pre-cut trees, or cut your own tree down. Plus, you can spend the day at the farm with lots of activities to choose from. Like a giant bounce pillow, mazes, zip lines, a hayride, petting zoo, horse/pony rides, and more. They offer multiple different ticket choices, and you can find all the details on their website HERE

November 19th – December 18th You can find days and hours of operation HERE 

35317 Huff Rd, Eustis

35th Annual Light Up Eustis

Light Up Eustis

Eustis kicks-off the Holiday season with their annual celebration hosted by the City of Eustis. Lighting up Downtown Eustis and Ferran Park, and the new large tree of dancing lights in Ferran Park. A celebration full of fun activities for the whole family with plenty of holiday entertainment, vendors, food, and fun!! In addition to real reindeer and Santa himself.

Friday, November 25th 5:00pm – 9:00pm FREE

Downtown Eustis and Ferran Park 250 Ferran Park Dr, Eustis

Snowflakes by the Lake

snowflakes by the lake

Experience snowflakes falling from the sky while visiting Ferran Park during the holidays! Snow will fall at the top of every hour! Santa will also make an appearance some Friday nights.

Every Friday December 9th – 30th 6:00pm – 9:00pm With Santa on the 9th, 16th, and 23rd

Ferran Park 250 Ferran Park Dr, Eustis 

Groveland

Lake Catherine Blueberries

Catherine’s Nightmare Before Christmas Maze

Catherine’s Nightmare Before Christmas Maze comes to life. Her haunted Halloween creatures are taking over Christmas on the farm. Navigate through the dark, creepy maze to find your way to Christmas Land. Do you dare to enter? We are really hoping to get here this year.

November 25th & 26th, December  2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, & 23rd 6:00 – 10:00pm $10 Add on ice skating for $10 Advanced purchase prices

Lake Catherine Blueberries 5849 Lake Catherine Rd, Groveland

Catherine’s Santa’s Enchanted Forest & Holiday Scavenger Hunt

Catherine's Santa's Enchanted Forest

The Enchanted Forest includes a hayride to and from the forest. Plus, a walking trail with a beautiful display of lights, classic Christmas music, and scavenger hunt. Along the way, you will visit Santa, Rudolph, and Buddy the Elf for free photo opportunities. Write letters and Christmas lists to give to Santa. After completion of the scavenger hunt, redeem your prize in Santa’s Workshop! Get crafty to create a take home Christmas souvenir. It’s fun for the whole family in Santa’s Enchanted Forest.

November 25th & 26th, December  2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, & 23rd 6:00 – 10:00pm $5 – $10 Add on ice skating for $10 Advanced purchase prices

Lake Catherine Blueberries 5849 Lake Catherine Rd, Groveland

Howey-In-The-Hills Holiday Events

Christmas Festival

Tree lighting at the library, with crafts, Santa, bake sale auction, and family fun to start off the holiday season. 

Friday December 9th 6:00pm – 9:00pm FREE

Howey Library 112 West Central Ave, Howey-in-the-Hills, FL

Christmas Parade and Festival

Howey in the Hills Holidays

A day of fun that begins with the Reindeer Dash 5k, then a Christmas Festival Car Show, followed by the annual parade. The Christmas parade runs down Lakeshore Blvd.

Saturday, December 10th 

Check each event for locations.

Kissimmee Holiday Guide

What is the holiday theme at Gaylord Palms this year?

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

This year, the ICE signature holiday attraction features your favorite scenes from the beloved story How The Grinch Stole Christmas!™. Brought to life in magnificent sculptures hand-carved from more than two million pounds of ice. Be sure to check out all the other winter fun you can experience at Gaylord Palms, such as tubing down a snow slide, snowball build, as well as other entertainment. 

Gaylord Palms Christmas
Photo Credit: Detail Oriented Travelers

Our friends at Detail Oriented Travelers were able to attend the I Love Christmas and more at Gaylord Palms in 2020. Their full guide can be found HERE

November 18th – January 1st 10:00am – 9:00pm  Activities are all ticketed attractions, or bundled, and you can grab your tickets and see pricing HERE

Gaylord Palms 6000 West Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee

Night of a Million Lights for Give Kids the World

Night of a Million Lights

A new location, Night of a Million Lights will be held at Island H2O Water Park. This year’s event will feature a variety of fun, interactive family activities including a children’s zone, along with an abundance of live entertainment. Nightly performances by Dueling Pianos Jingle and Jangle, the strolling a cappella group Santa’s Dancing Reindeer, and an interactive holiday hits dance party. An all-new dancing lights show atop a five-story water slide has also been added. Visits with Santa, unique photo op displays and other festive activities will also take place as in past years.

Decorating at GKTW

If you’re not familiar with Give Kids the World, they have been bringing joy to critically ill children, and their families from around the world for 35 years. This place holds a special place in our hearts because we personally know families who’ve been blessed by this wonderful non-profit. Also, when our girls were younger, we helped to decorate for Christmas with one of our homeschool groups.

November 11th – January 1st  6:00pm -10:00pm or 11:00pm $15 – $40 tickets are date specific, and you can get them HERE.

Island H2O Water Park 3230 Inspiration Dr., Kissimmee

Old Town Holiday Golf Cart Parade

Old Towne Golf Cart Parade
Photo: Courtesy of Old Town Kissimmee

Before their weekly Car Cruise, residents from Sherwood Forest RV Resort present their personal golf carts in all of their Holiday glory! The parade will run down Old Town’s Mainstreet.

Saturday December 10th 8:30pm FREE

5770 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy, Kissimmee

What to do in Lake Mary for the holidays

Holiday in the Park

The annual Holiday in the Park lights up downtown Lake Mary with a beautiful holiday tree lighting, thousands of twinkling lights, a dancing light show, “Snow Zone” in Central Park and a visit from Santa. More fun activities includes music, face painting, carolers, and more. 

Friday, December 2nd 6:00pm – 9:00pm FREE

Central Park 100 N Country Club Rd, Lake Mary

What events are happening in Leesburg for the holidays?

Leesburg Christmas House

full Leesburg Christmas House

Enjoy the magic of the season by coming out to our Annual Leesburg Christmas House the Leesburg Christmas Elves will be busy getting the Christmas House ready with over 50,000 uniquely handcrafted holiday decorations and gifts by 90+ holiday craftsmen and women.  You are sure to find that perfect piece to accent your holiday decorating for your home, office, or find that unique gift for that certain someone special.

October 29th – December 10th Monday – Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm Sunday 12:00pm – 4:00pm FREE

Historic Downtown Leesburg 209 S 2nd St, Leesburg

Christmas Stroll

Leesburg Christmas Stroll event

Yes, there will be REAL SNOW in Leesburg. A wonderful evening that has become a tradition for family and friends to come together, and celebrate the Christmas holiday. Stroll through the streets of Historic Downtown Leesburg, see an array of Christmas light displays, browse through quaint shoppes, and watch the live entertainment. Tree lighting of the 24’ high Magical Dancing Lights Musical Christmas Tree, including a synchronized choreographed Towne Square Display.

Saturday November 26th 12:00pm – 8:00pm FREE 

Historic Downtown Leesburg 510 W Main St, Leesburg

Leesburg Christmas Parade

Leesburg Christmas Parade around Orlando

A Leesburg holiday tradition for over 50 years. Come see fun floats, performances, stilt walkers and more in the parade. Santa Claus will also make his final appearance in Leesburg at the end of the parade before heading back to the North Pole. Festive foods and beverages will be available for purchase. The theme this year is Candyland.   

Saturday December 3rd 6:00pm – 9:00pm  FREE  

Historic Downtown Leesburg on Main St

Light Up Venetian Gardens

Walk through Leesburg’s Holiday Season Display featuring over 500,000 Mini Lights and Displays. You will find food trucks, hay rides, and bounce houses. The light up ceremony will kick off with a visit from a special guest. The fun won’t stop there as the Leesburg Boat Club will be putting on a Lighted Boat Parade starting at 6:15.

Sunday December 4th 5:00pm – 7:30pm FREE 

Venetian Gardens  109 E Dixie Ave, Leesburg, FL

Breakfast with Santa

Enjoy a great breakfast while watching a classic Holiday movie, take pictures with Santa, sing-a-longs and more! Tickets are available for $7 for both children and adult (children under 1 FREE). 

Saturday December 17th 9:00 – 10:30am Presale tickets $7 each, seating limited. 

Leesburg Community Building 109 E Dixie Ave, Leesburg, FL

Longwood Holiday Guide

City of Longwood Christmas Parade

Longwood Christmas Parade

The City of Longwood will host their annual Christmas parade featuring stunning cars, seasonal characters, bands, and much more.

Saturday December 3rd 3:00pm FREE

Ronald Reagan Blvd, north of State Rd 434 

Celebrate the Season at Reiter Park

Longwood's Celebrate the Season

A Longwood Holiday tradition with live entertainment, food trucks, Santa’s Workshop, live reindeer, snow maze, a holiday shopping experience for kids, and more! Fireworks at 8:30pm. 

Friday December 9th 6:00pm – 9:00pm FREE but additional charge for some activities

Reiter Park 311 Warren Ave, Longwood, FL

Holiday events around Orlando: Mount Dora Holiday Guide

Is Light Up Mount Dora happening this year 2022?

Annual Light Up Mount Dora

Although many may have been excited to see the return of Mount Dora’s original Light Up festivities in Donnelly Park, they have decided to change it up. Light Up Mount Dora will take place in Evans Park, with Santa making his appearance in Sunset Park, near the dancing Christmas tree. Shops will be open late, and there will be entertainment, vendors, and fireworks at dusk. 

Saturday November 26th 3:30pm – 9:00pm FREE

Elizabeth Evans Park 100 N. Donnelly Street, Mount Dora, FL

Holidays on the Farm

Lil’ Bit of Life Farm will be decorated for the holidays. Hosting their signature farm tours throughout the day. Come take a pony ride, enjoy some old fashioned snacks, and shop amongst the on-site local vendors. And what would a holiday festival be without Santa? Santa will be there, taking requests from everyone young and old.

Saturday, November 26th 10:00am – 2:00pm $10 advance or $13 at gate

2920 Robie Ave, Mount Dora

30th Annual Mount Dora Christmas Walk

A family friendly street party in downtown Mount Dora featuring live music, dancing, shopping and Santa.  Stroll the streets to enjoy the lights, vendors, live reindeer, and a chance to meet Santa. This is one of our favorite local events during the holidays. Several streets are blocked off, which makes it much easier to just stroll the streets. Just know you will most likely have to park and walk several blocks, but it is worth it.

Christmas carolers at the Mount Dora Christmas walk event

Friday, December 2nd 6:00 – 9:00pm FREE

Historic Downtown Mount Dora

Mount Dora Christmas Parade 

A festive Christmas Parade that brings together the spirit of Community.  Presented by The Lions Club of Mount Dora, the parade marches down Donnelly Street into the downtown corridor featuring bands, local organizations, local law enforcement, firefighters, Mount Dora City Council members, and Mr. and Mrs. Claus! We enjoyed many years of our girls walking in the Christmas parade.

holiday events around Orlando includes the Mount Dora Christmas parade with Santa

Saturday, December 3rd 10:00am – 11:00pm FREE

Historic Downtown Mount Dora on Donnelly St beginning at 13th/Lincoln and heads south through downtown. 

Mount Dora Christmas Lights

Night of Lights for Tykes at Mount Dora Marina

If you bring an unwrapped toy, for Toys for Tots to the Mount Dora Marina, you can walk through the marina grounds. Why is this such a big deal? Because, Mount Dora Marina boasts the largest private display of Christmas decorations and lights. You can see lots of the lights in our video from outside the property.

Saturday, December 3rd 6:00pm – 9:00pm Bring a new unwrapped toy, or cash donation.

Mount Dora Marina 148 Charles Ave, Mount Dora

Annual Lighted Boat Christmas Parade

Come down to the shores of Lake Dora for the Annual Lighted Boat Christmas Parade. Every year it’s a sight to behold as boaters float across Lake Dora, into Mount Dora with their vessels reflecting on the water with decorations and bright holiday lights. Parade begins on Lake Dora, at the Lighthouse on Grantham Point, Downtown Mount Dora. Local boat owners compete for best in light show display and originality.

Saturday December 3rd 7:00pm FREE

Lakefront/Mount Dora Marina 148 Charles Ave, Mount Dora

Mount Dora School of Ballet Nutcracker

The enchanting world of The Nutcracker can be found tucked into the twinkling lights of downtown Mount Dora as the Mount Dora School of Ballet returns to present Tchaikovsky’s world renowned, full length ballet. This has been a yearly tradition for my girls and I. They put on a spectacular, professional worthy performance.

Saturday, December 10th at 7:00pm and Sunday, December 11th at 3:00pm $20 – $45

Mount Dora Community Building 520 N Baker St, Mount Dora

Mount Dora Snow in The Park

Snow in the park Mount Dora holidays
Photo Credit: City of Mount Dora

Donnelly Park is transformed into a winter wonderland. Enjoy all kinds of events, vendors, bounce houses, and of course, sledding down the hill in the park.  Another family favorite for families all around the Mount Dora area.

Saturday December 10th 4:00 – 9:00pm FREE In the past they have asked for food donations for Lake Cares Food Pantry. 

Donnelly Park 530  Donnelly St, Mount Dora

Breakfast with Santa at Lil’ Bit of Life Farm

Breakfast with Santa Mount Dora

The Juice Box will be serving up waffles on a stick with three different topping choices. Beverages including orange juice, milk, water, and coffee. Sweeties Bakery will be bringing cookies to decorate. Santa will be there for pictures, and you can even write him a letter. Plus, you’ll be able to spend time with the animals. 

Sunday, December 11th 10:00am – 2:00pm $17.50 – $22 Must register in advance

2920 Robie Ave, Mount Dora

Oakland

Santa’s Lane Holiday Event

Oakland Florida Santa's Lane

A classic holiday event, in the quaint Town of Oakland. They are happy to bring their event back, bigger and better than ever. New this year will include alpine slide, snow flurries, food trucks, music, and more. Families can visit Santa at the North Pole for a photo opportunity. Stay for the night to walk among the thousands of twinkling lights among the beautiful oak trees. 

Saturday December 3rd 3:00pm – 6:00pm

Oakland Town Center 230 N Tubb St, Oakland FL 

Orange City

Light Up Orange City

Join Orange City as they kick off the holiday season!  There’ll be food trucks, ice skating, train rides, movie in the park, and more. The city will also be giving away free hot cocoa and cookies.

Friday December 2nd 5:00pm – 8:30pm FREE

City Hall 205 E Graves Ave, Orange City

Orange City Christmas Parade

Theme of this years’ parade theme is snow globes, so I can imagine the floats will be beautiful and unique.  

Saturday, December 10th 5:00pm FREE

Volusia Ave starting at French Ave to Ohio Ave 

Holiday Events in Orlando

Santa’s Workshop Experience at ICON Park

ICON Park Santa Workshop

The Central Florida Santa you’ve come to know and love is now at ICON Park. More fun includes train rides, holiday drinks and treats, wheel rides, and much more. Photo packages available, and advance reservations are recommended. Looks like all photo packages include a ride on the ICON Wheel.

November 11th – December 24th $31 – $80 but be sure to check their website for all restrictions and options. 

ICON Park Orlando 8375 International Drive, Orlando

Christmas Nights in Lights

Enjoy a magical and immersive winter wonderland experience from the comfort of your own vehicle. A dazzling drive through light show more than a mile long, featuring over one million lights. 

November 11th – January 1st 6:00pm – 11:00pm Tickets are date and time specific 

Dezerland 5250 International Drive, Orlando 

Festival of Trees

Festival of Trees

The Festival of Trees showcases magical displays of designer decorated Christmas trees, wreaths, and gingerbread creations, stunning holiday vignettes, drawings for dazzling tabletop displays through Entertaining by Design, a silent auction, pop up shops, the Toyland Town activity area for children, daily entertainment, and an inviting Festival Café. The entire family will enjoy this popular Central Florida holiday tradition.

Saturday, November 12th – Sunday, November 20th 10:00am – 5:00pm $12 – $20

Orlando Museum of Art 2416 N Mills Ave, Orlando

Is Light Up UCF happening this year?

Light Up UCF

Light Up UCF is not happening in 2022

Jingle Eve by Ivanhoe Village

Jingle Eve is the annual kickoff of the Orlando holiday season. This event spreads across Orange Avenue and Virginia Drive, as well as Gaston Edwards Park. Families and adults will find no shortage of yuletide festivities. From beer gardens to live music, arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, a children’s holiday village. Find special event promotions by Ivanhoe Village retailers, restaurants, and bars. After dark, there will be fireworks. In the Children’s Holiday Village, we have a craft table where kids in attendance may create holiday cards for children who are in the hospital at AdventHealth over the holidays.

Saturday, November 19th 4:00pm – 9:00pm FREE

Gaston Edwards Park 1236 N Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32804

Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Find a variety of holiday concerts and performances for all ages throughout November and December. Whether you’re looking to do something during the day, or have a date night, check out all they have on the schedule. 

Sunday November 20th – Saturday December 24th Dates and times vary

Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts 445 S Magnolia Ave, Orlando

Dazzling Nights at Harry P Leu Gardens

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The gardens will transform into a winter wonderland featuring a million dazzling lights, shining forests, magical displays, music and beautiful sculptures. during “Dazzling Nights” Nov. 25 – Jan. 1, 2023.  This year’s event brings a completely redesigned show featuring new lighting installations, character meet-and-greets, a kids play area and food offerings.  

Friday November 25th – Sunday January 1st 5:30pm – 10:00pm $22 – $25 

Entry is timed, so get your tickets early. Parking on site is $12 or there is a free shuttle option

1920 N Forest Ave, Orlando, FL

What’s Up Downtown for the Holidays!

What's Up Downtown Orlando for the Holidays

A festive outdoor event that includes games, treats, performances, and live music. Santa will be the emcee, and do a special holiday reading. Be sure to check out the link for parking information.  

Thursday December 1st 11:00am – 2:00pm FREE

Heritage Square Park, 65 E Central Blvd, Orlando

Tree Lighting Celebration

Orlando Mayor, Buddy Dyer, invites Central Florida residents and visitors to ring in the holiday season. Help countdown to the lighting of the City of Orlando’s Christmas tree at Lake Eola Park’s Washington Plaza. The event will include holiday performances at the Walt Disney Amphitheater, food trucks, a holiday market, and an opportunity to meet Santa at Eola House. 

Friday, December 2nd 5:00pm – 9:00pm FREE but you may need to pay for parking if you’re coming from outside the Orlando.

Lake Eola Park 195 N Rosalind Ave, Orlando

Orlando Ballet Nutcracker

holiday events around Orlando: Orlando Ballet Nutcracker

Orlando Ballet presents the beloved holiday tradition, The Nutcracker. As the lights dim and the music soars, let the magical world of Clara’s dreams take you on a journey through sparkling snowflakes, waltzing flowers and dancing sweets! We went to see Nutcracker in 2019, and it was fabulous!

Select days December 2nd – 18th $29 and up. Offering both day and night performances. 

Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts 445 S Magnolia Ave, Orlando

Holiday movie at Lake Eola Park

Join the Downtown Development Board as they present holiday movies at Lake Eola Park. Don’t forget your blankets, chairs, and snacks for the whole family to enjoy. This family-friendly event is a fun way to enjoy the holidays.

December 9th The Nightmare Before Christmas,  December 16th Four Christmases, December 23rd  The Grinch 7:00pm FREE

East Lawn at Lake Eola Park 601 E Washington St, Orlando 

Annual Violectric Holiday Show

Renowned “Vinylinist” and Founder of “Violectric” Michelle Jones and the talented musicians of the Central Florida strings super-group announce the exciting return of the Violectric Holiday Show. The concert will feature traditional holiday songs, mashed up with classic rock tunes and modern hits. Violectric has also teamed up with Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando for the pet-friendly show. Attendees are encouraged to bring their pets, a pet supply or donate to Pet Alliance.

Saturday December 10th 7:00pm FREE

Lake Eola Park 195 N Rosalind Ave, Orlando

Oviedo

Holiday Tree Lighting

Center Lake Park transformed into The Island of Misfit Toys! There will be FREE photos with Santa, live reindeer, carolers, food trucks and more. Photo opportunities with characters from the Island of Misfit Toys too. 

Thursday, December 1st 5:00pm – 9:00pm FREE

Center Lake Park 299 Center Lake Lane, Oviedo

Oviedo Christmas Parade

Parade will be held on. Attendees can line up along Center Lake Lane and Oviedo Blvd. Parade leaves the Oviedo Gym & Aquatics Center approximately at 7:00 pm. Vendors, food, drinks, and alcohol will be available for purchase starting at 5:00 pm at Center Lake Park.

Saturday, December 3rd 5:00pm – 9:00pm Parade begins at 7:00pm

Along Center Lake Lane and Oviedo Blvd

Winterfest in Oviedo

Oviedo Winter Fest

Family fun festival, and your ticket price includes everything. Activities, games, cookie decorating, inflatables, and so much more. Play bingo, drink hot chocolate, enjoy entertainment, and don’t forget to visit with Santa. 

December 10th 12:00pm – 6:00pm $20 – $25

Center Lake Park 299 Center Lake Lane, Oviedo

Sanford holiday events

Parade of Lights

Sanford Parade-of-Lights

Join Sanford for a night of illuminated floats, festive fun, lights, music, and holiday cheer in historic downtown Sanford. The celebration takes place down First Street. 

Saturday, December 10th 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Historic Downtown Sanford

Asian Lantern Festival

Experience the Zoo like you’ve never seen it before! See over 30 different, hand-constructed illuminated lantern displays around the Zoo on a 3/4 mile path. Celebrate the art, beauty and wonder of traditional Asian lantern festivals. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Select Dates November 18th – January 15th  6:00pm- 10:00pm $22 and tickets must be purchased in advance

Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens 3755 W Seminole Blvd, Sanford

Tavares Holiday Guide

Tavares Christmas Parade and Celebration

Tavares Sounds of Christmas

A night of festivities in Wooten Park. Snow storms, ice skating, Santa, and movie in the park for family fun.  Also enjoy some live music and other entertainment. This year’s parade theme is “The Sounds of Christmas” and it runs down Ruby St and Main St. 

Saturday December 3rd 5:00pm – 9:00pm FREE

Wooten Park 100 E Ruby St, Tavares

Umatilla Holiday Guide

Kickoff to Christmas Festival

Sunsational Farms Holiday Event

Come out to farm for all the Christmas festivities. Including Santa for pictures, lots of fresh cut Christmas trees, kid games, bounce houses, bee train, music and food trucks! In addition to the farm store, there will be over 60 vendors for your holiday shopping needs. 

Saturday, November 26th 11:00am – 4:00pm FREE with the option to purchase tickets for some games and activities. 

Sunsational Farms 40541 Giles Rd, Umatilla, FL 32784

47th Annual Cracker Christmas Parade and Festival

Umatilla Cracker Christmas

Organized by the Umatilla Chamber of Commerce, enjoy holiday activities along with the 47th Annual Cracker Christmas Parade in the heart of Umatilla. The festival is held at Cadwell Park, where you can find arts & crafts, food, games, petting zoo, and unique gifts. 

Saturday December 10th 9:00am – 3:00pm with the parade at 9:30

Central Ave and Caldwell Park 1 Cassidy St, Umatilla

Winter Garden Holiday Guide

What holiday things are there to do in Winter Garden?

Annual Light Up Winter Garden

It’s that magical time of year again. Welcome the season with live entertainment, vendors, shopping, children’s activities, and more. Lighting takes place at 6:15 at City Hall, and activities all throughout Historic Downtown.

Friday, December 2nd 6:00 – 9:00pm FREE

Winter Garden City Hall 300 W Plant St, Winter Garden

Winter Garden Christmas Parade

Winter Garden Christmas Parade

Winter Garden streets fill with amazingly creative decorated Christmas floats. A long-standing Winter Garden holiday tradition will delight spectators, and bring in holiday cheer. Don’t forget to look for Santa himself at the end of the parade. Be sure to bring a chair or blanket, and grab a spot along either South Dillard or Plant Street. 

Saturday December 3rd 10:00am FREE

Dillard and Plant St, Historic Downtown Winter Garden 

A Very Merry Farmer’s Market

The Market has quickly grown into a community staple, and offers a large selection of vendors. From locally grown produce and baked goods, to homemade soaps and fresh flowers. You will even find live entertainment each week. And, for a Very Merry Farmers Market, come and find amazing holiday gifts, trinkets, and surprises for your loved ones. 

Saturdays December 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st 8:00am – 1:00pm

Winter Garden Downtown Pavilion 104 S Lakeview Ave, Winter Garden

A Merry Winter Garden Light Show

holiday events around Orlnado includes the Winter Garden Light show

Watch as city hall is transformed with A Very Merry Light Show using digital mapping and projection. Plus it will feature animated holiday greetings.

Saturday, December 3rd, 4th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 16th, 17th 18th,  23rd  6:00 – 9:00 pm FREE

Winter Garden City Hall 300 W Plant St, Winter Garden

Horse Drawn Carriage Tours

Take a horse-drawn carriage ride through festive downtown Winter Garden. You must purchase your reservations ahead of time. 

December 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 26th, 27th, 28th, 5:30pm to 9:30pm $115 for either 4 adults OR 2 adults and up to 3 minor children. 

Winter Garden Downtown Pavilion 104 S Lakeview Ave, Winter Garden

Winter Park Holiday Guide

44th Annual Christmas in the Park

The Morse Museum helps launch the holiday season in Winter Park when it lights up Tiffany windows in Central Park and presents the Bach Festival Choir and Brass Ensemble in concert. Christmas in the Park was started by Hugh and Jeannette McKean, the Morse Museum’s benefactors, in 1979 as a way to share a part of their rare Tiffany collection with the public in an informal setting.

Thursday December 1st 6:15 – 8:30pm FREE

Central Park 150 W Morse Blvd, Winter Park, FL

Winter on the Avenue

This tradition of Winter Park holiday festivities is located on Park Avenue, and transforms the street into a winter wonderland, complete with a tree lighting, carolers, and a visit from Santa. Plus, s’mores, live music, and movies in the park.

Friday, December 2nd 5:00 – 9:00pm FREE

Central Park 150 W Morse Blvd, Winter Park

70th Annual Ye Olde Hometown Christmas Parade

Central Florida’s longest-running Christmas Parade marches down historic Park Avenue spreading holiday cheer in Downtown Winter Park. More than 100 bands, dance troupes, floats, local dignitaries, and of course, Santa Claus, will delight the young and young-at-heart.

Saturday, December 3rd 9:00 – 10:30am FREE

Park Ave and New England Ave, Winter Park

Holiday Pops with Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra

Bring your blanket and a picnic for a concert program of holiday favorites that will be sure to put everyone in the spirit of the season. This free concert is made possible by the Charlotte Julia Hollander Trust.

Sunday, December 4th 5:00pm FREE

Central Park 251 S Park Ave, Winter Park 

Holiday Boat Parade

A spirited fleet of decorated boats of all types will parade around the perimeter of Lake Virginia to add to the Christmas Spirit in Winter Park. Live music, and food, add to the festivities. All donations at the event will benefit the Killarney Elementary School Food Pantry. 

Saturday, December 10th 6:30 – 8:00pm FREE

Dinky Dock on Lake Virginia 410 Ollie Ave, Winter Park

Winter Springs

Winter Wonderland

Tis’ the season for joy and celebration. Kick off the holidays with Winter Springs’ annual parade, tree lighting, and festivities. Local entertainment, dancers, Santa, and more will be there to help bring in the holidays. 

Saturday, December 3rd 4:00pm – 8:00pm FREE

Winter Springs Town Center 1126 E State Rd 434, Winter Springs

Winter Wonderland Lights

One of the newest holiday traditions, where you drive through Central Winds Park and view holiday lights by the City and local businesses and organizations. Please be advised – There is a vehicle height limit for this event. No vehicles above 11 ft. will be permitted.

December 4th, 9th, 10th & 11th 7:00pm – 9:00pm FREE

Central Winds Park 1000 Central Winds Dr, Winter Springs, FL

Holiday shows with CFCArts

This holiday CFCArts will have you dashing into the most wonderful time of the year! Choose fun holiday entertainment from a selection of different shows and locations. 

Select nights and times  December 2nd – 17th  $5 – $25

Various Locations

Central Florida Holiday Guide by Dates

In addition, just in case you’d rather have the events by date, here you go. Be sure to scroll down to the monthly guide at the end for events with multiple dates.

What Holiday Events Are Happening Around Orlando Today?

November Holiday Events In and Around Orlando

November 1st – 10th

Stetson Mansion “Christmas Spectacular” Tour

Leesburg Christmas House

November 11th

Stetson Mansion “Christmas Spectacular” Tour

Night of A Million Lights for Give Kids the World

Leesburg Christmas House

Santa’s Workshop Experience at ICON Park 

Christmas Nights in Lights at Dezerland

November 12th – 17th

Stetson Mansion “Christmas Spectacular” Tour

Festival of Trees at Orlando Museum of Art

Night of A Million Lights for Give Kids the World

Leesburg Christmas House

Santa’s Workshop Experience at ICON Park

Christmas Nights in Lights at Dezerland

November 18th

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Stetson Mansion “Christmas Spectacular” Tour

Night of A Million Lights for Give Kids the World

Leesburg Christmas House

Santa’s Workshop Experience at ICON Park 

Christmas Nights in Lights at Dezerland

Festival of Trees at Orlando Museum of Art

Asian Lantern Festival at Central Florida Zoo

November 19th

Clermont Enchanted Tree Forest

Stetson Mansion “Christmas Spectacular” Tour

Santa’s Christmas Tree Forest

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Night of A Million Lights for Give Kids the World

Leesburg Christmas House

Festival of Trees at Orlando Museum of Art

Santa’s Workshop Experience at ICON Park 

Christmas Nights in Lights at Dezerland

Jingle Eve by Ivanhoe Village

Asian Lantern Festival at Central Florida Zoo

November 20th

Clermont Enchanted Tree Forest

Stetson Mansion “Christmas Spectacular” Tour

Santa’s Christmas Tree Forest

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Night of A Million Lights for Give Kids the World

Leesburg Christmas House

Festival of Trees at Orlando Museum of Art

Santa’s Workshop Experience at ICON Park 

Christmas Nights in Lights at Dezerland

Asian Lantern Festival at Central Florida Zoo

November 21st

Clermont Enchanted Tree Forest

Stetson Mansion “Christmas Spectacular” Tour

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Night of A Million Lights for Give Kids the World

Leesburg Christmas House

Santa’s Workshop Experience at ICON Park 

Christmas Nights in Lights at Dezerland

Asian Lantern Festival at Central Florida Zoo

November 22nd

Clermont Enchanted Tree Forest

Stetson Mansion “Christmas Spectacular” Tour

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Night of A Million Lights for Give Kids the World

Leesburg Christmas House

Santa’s Workshop Experience at ICON Park 

Christmas Nights in Lights at Dezerland

Asian Lantern Festival at Central Florida Zoo

November 23rd

Clermont Enchanted Tree Forest

Santa’s Christmas Tree Forest

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Night of A Million Lights for Give Kids the World

Leesburg Christmas House

Santa’s Workshop Experience at ICON Park 

Christmas Nights in Lights at Dezerland

Asian Lantern Festival at Central Florida Zoo

November 24th

Clermont Enchanted Tree Forest

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Night of A Million Lights for Give Kids the World

Christmas Nights in Lights at Dezerland

November 25th

Holiday Fountain Show and Light Display in Cranes Roost Park

Clermont Enchanted Tree Forest

Stetson Mansion “Christmas Spectacular” Tour

Light Up Eustis

Santa’s Christmas Tree Forest

Nightmare Before Christmas Maze at Lake Catherine’s Blueberries

Santa’s Enchanted Forest at Lake Catherine’s Blueberries

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Night of A Million Lights for Give Kids the World

Leesburg Christmas House

Dazzling Nights at Harry P Leu Gardens

Santa’s Workshop Experience at ICON Park 

Christmas Nights in Lights at Dezerland

Asian Lantern Festival at Central Florida Zoo

November 26th

Holiday Fountain Show and Light Display in Cranes Roost Park

Annual Tree Lighting & Now Snowing Event in Celebration

Clermont Enchanted Tree Forest

Stetson Mansion “Christmas Spectacular” Tour

Scrooge, the Musical at Athens Theatre Deland

Santa’s Christmas Tree Forest

Nightmare Before Christmas Maze at Lake Catherine’s Blueberries

Santa’s Enchanted Forest at Lake Catherine’s Blueberries

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Night of A Million Lights for Give Kids the World

Leesburg Christmas Stroll

Leesburg Christmas House

Holidays on the Farm at Lil’ Bit of Life Farm

Light Up Mount Dora

Dazzling Nights at Harry P Leu Gardens

Santa’s Workshop Experience at ICON Park 

Christmas Nights in Lights at Dezerland

Asian Lantern Festival at Central Florida Zoo

Kick Off to Christmas Festival at Sunsational Farms in Umatilla

November 27th

Holiday Fountain Show and Light Display in Cranes Roost Park

Annual Now Snowing Event at Celebration Town Center

Clermont Enchanted Tree Forest

Stetson Mansion “Christmas Spectacular” Tour

Scrooge, the Musical at Athens Theatre Deland

Santa’s Christmas Tree Forest

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Night of A Million Lights for Give Kids the World

Leesburg Christmas House

Dazzling Nights at Harry P Leu Gardens

Santa’s Workshop Experience at ICON Park 

Christmas Nights in Lights at Dezerland

Asian Lantern Festival at Central Florida Zoo

November 28th – 30th

Holiday Fountain Show and Light Display in Cranes Roost Park

Annual Now Snowing Event at Celebration Town Center

Clermont Enchanted Tree Forest

Stetson Mansion “Christmas Spectacular” Tour

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Night of A Million Lights for Give Kids the World

Leesburg Christmas House

Dazzling Nights at Harry P Leu Gardens

Santa’s Workshop Experience at ICON Park 

Christmas Nights in Lights at Dezerland

Holiday Events Around Orlando in December

December 1st

Holiday Fountain Show and Light Display in Cranes Roost Park

Annual Now Snowing Event at Celebration Town Center

Clermont Enchanted Tree Forest

Stetson Mansion “Christmas Spectacular” Tour

Scrooge, the Musical at Athens Theatre Deland

Santa’s Christmas Tree Forest

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Night of A Million Lights for Give Kids the World

Leesburg Christmas House

What’s Up Downtown for the Holidays at Lake Eola Park in Orlando

Dazzling Nights at Harry P Leu Gardens

Santa’s Workshop Experience at ICON Park 

Christmas Nights in Lights at Dezerland

Holiday Tree Lighting in Oviedo

Asian Lantern Festival at Central Florida Zoo

Annual Christmas in the Park in Winter Park

December 2nd

Holiday Fountain Show and Light Display in Cranes Roost Park

Apopka Tree Lighting

Light Up Astatula

Annual Now Snowing Event at Celebration Town Center

Light Up Clermont

Clermont Enchanted Tree Forest

Stetson Mansion “Christmas Spectacular” Tour

City Hall Tree Lighting Ceremony in Deland

Winter Wonder Deland

Scrooge, the Musical at Athens Theatre Deland

Santa’s Christmas Tree Forest

Nightmare Before Christmas Maze at Lake Catherine’s Blueberries

Santa’s Enchanted Forest at Lake Catherine’s Blueberries

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Night of A Million Lights for Give Kids the World

Holiday in the Park at Lake Mary

Leesburg Christmas House

Annual Mount Dora Christmas Walk

Light Up Orange City

Orlando Tree Lighting at Lake Eola Park

Orlando Ballet Nutcracker at Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Dazzling Nights at Harry P Leu Gardens

Santa’s Workshop Experience at ICON Park 

Christmas Nights in Lights at Dezerland

Asian Lantern Festival at Central Florida Zoo

Annual Light Up Winter Garden

Winter on the Avenue in Winter Park

December 3rd

Light Up the Holidays in Cranes Roost Park

Holiday Fountain Show and Light Display in Cranes Roost Park

Traders Mae’s Christmas Festival in Apopka

Annual Now Snowing Event at Celebration Town Center

Clermont Holiday Parade

Clermont Enchanted Tree Forest

DeBary Tree Lighting

Stetson Mansion “Christmas Spectacular” Tour

Deland Christmas Parade

Winter Wonder Deland

Scrooge, the Musical at Athens Theatre Deland

Santa’s Christmas Tree Forest

Nightmare Before Christmas Maze at Lake Catherine’s Blueberries

Santa’s Enchanted Forest at Lake Catherine’s Blueberries

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Night of A Million Lights for Give Kids the World

Leesburg Christmas Parade

Leesburg Christmas House

Longwood Christmas Parade

Mount Dora Christmas Parade

Night of Lights for Tykes at Mount Dora Marina

Annual Lighted Boat Parade on Lake Dora

Santa’s Lane Holiday Event in Oakland

Orlando Ballet Nutcracker at Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Dazzling Nights at Harry P Leu Gardens

Santa’s Workshop Experience at ICON Park 

Christmas Nights in Lights at Dezerland

Oviedo Christmas Parade

Asian Lantern Festival at Central Florida Zoo

Tavares Christmas Parade and Celebration

Winter Garden Christmas Parade

A Very Merry Farmer’s Market in Winter Garden

A Merry Winter Garden Light Show

Annual Ye Olde Hometown Christmas Parade in Winter Park

Winter Wonderland Lights in Winter Springs

Winter Springs Tree Lighting & Parade

December 4th

Holiday Fountain Show and Light Display in Cranes Roost Park

Traders Mae’s Christmas Festival in Apopka

Annual Now Snowing Event at Celebration Town Center

Clermont Enchanted Tree Forest

Stetson Mansion “Christmas Spectacular” Tour

Winter Wonder Deland

Scrooge, the Musical at Athens Theatre Deland

Santa’s Christmas Tree Forest

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Night of A Million Lights for Give Kids the World

Leesburg Christmas House

Light Up Venetian Gardens

Orlando Ballet Nutcracker at Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Dazzling Nights at Harry P Leu Gardens

Santa’s Workshop Experience at ICON Park 

Christmas Nights in Lights at Dezerland

Asian Lantern Festival at Central Florida Zoo

A Merry Winter Garden Light Show

Horse Drawn Carriage Tours in Winter Garden

Holiday Pops with Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra in Winter Park

December 5th

Holiday Fountain Show and Light Display in Cranes Roost Park

Annual Now Snowing Event at Celebration Town Center

Clermont Enchanted Tree Forest

Stetson Mansion “Christmas Spectacular” Tour

Winter Wonder Deland

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Night of A Million Lights for Give Kids the World

Leesburg Christmas House

Dazzling Nights at Harry P Leu Gardens

Santa’s Workshop Experience at ICON Park 

Christmas Nights in Lights at Dezerland

Horse Drawn Carriage Tours in Winter Garden

December 6th

Visit with Santa in Cranes Roost Park

Holiday Fountain Show and Light Display in Cranes Roost Park

Annual Now Snowing Event at Celebration Town Center

Clermont Enchanted Tree Forest

Stetson Mansion “Christmas Spectacular” Tour

Winter Wonder Deland

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Night of A Million Lights for Give Kids the World

Leesburg Christmas House

Dazzling Nights at Harry P Leu Gardens

Santa’s Workshop Experience at ICON Park 

Christmas Nights in Lights at Dezerland

Horse Drawn Carriage Tours in Winter Garden

December 7th

Holiday Fountain Show and Light Display in Cranes Roost Park

Annual Now Snowing Event at Celebration Town Center

Clermont Enchanted Tree Forest

Stetson Mansion “Christmas Spectacular” Tour

Winter Wonder Deland

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Night of A Million Lights for Give Kids the World

Leesburg Christmas House

Dazzling Nights at Harry P Leu Gardens

Santa’s Workshop Experience at ICON Park 

Christmas Nights in Lights at Dezerland

Horse Drawn Carriage Tours in Winter Garden

December 8th

Holiday Movie Night in Cranes Roost Park

Holiday Fountain Show and Light Display in Cranes Roost Park

Annual Now Snowing Event at Celebration Town Center

Clermont Enchanted Tree Forest

Stetson Mansion “Christmas Spectacular” Tour

Winter Wonder Deland

Scrooge, the Musical at Athens Theatre Deland

Santa’s Christmas Tree Forest

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Night of A Million Lights for Give Kids the World

Leesburg Christmas House

Orlando Ballet Nutcracker at Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Dazzling Nights at Harry P Leu Gardens

Santa’s Workshop Experience at ICON Park 

Christmas Nights in Lights at Dezerland

Asian Lantern Festival at Central Florida Zoo

December 9th

Holiday Concert in Cranes Roost Park

Holiday Fountain Show and Light Display in Cranes Roost Park

Annual Now Snowing Event at Celebration Town Center

Cookies & Cocoa Walk in Clermont

Clermont Enchanted Tree Forest

Stetson Mansion “Christmas Spectacular” Tour

Winter Wonder Deland

Scrooge, the Musical at Athens Theatre Deland

Santa’s Christmas Tree Forest

Snowflakes by the Lake in Eustis with Santa

Nightmare Before Christmas Maze at Lake Catherine’s Blueberries

Santa’s Enchanted Forest at Lake Catherine’s Blueberries

Howey-in-the-Hills Christmas Festival

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Night of A Million Lights for Give Kids the World

Leesburg Christmas House

Celebrate the Season at Reiter Park in Longwood

Nightmare Before Christmas movie at Lake Eola Park in Orlando

Orlando Ballet Nutcracker at Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Dazzling Nights at Harry P Leu Gardens

Santa’s Workshop Experience at ICON Park 

Christmas Nights in Lights at Dezerland

Asian Lantern Festival at Central Florida Zoo

A Merry Winter Garden Light Show

Winter Wonderland Lights in Winter Springs

December 10th

Holiday Fountain Show and Light Display in Cranes Roost Park

Apopka Christmas Parade

Holiday Saturday Sounds at Apopka Amphitheater

Annual Now Snowing Event at Celebration Town Center

Clermont Enchanted Tree Forest

Gateway’s “A Christmas Carol”

Stetson Mansion “Christmas Spectacular” Tour

Winter Wonder Deland

Scrooge, the Musical at Athens Theatre Deland

Santa’s Christmas Tree Forest

Nightmare Before Christmas Maze at Lake Catherine’s Blueberries

Santa’s Enchanted Forest at Lake Catherine’s Blueberries

Howey-in-the-Hills Christmas Festival & Parade

Old Town Kissimmee Holiday Golf Cart Parade

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Night of A Million Lights for Give Kids the World

Leesburg Christmas House

Mount Dora School of Ballet Nutcracker at Mount Dora Community Building

Snow in The Park at Donnelly Park in Mount Dora

Orange City Christmas Parade

Orlando Ballet Nutcracker at Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Violectric Holiday Show Lake Eola Park in Orlando

Dazzling Nights at Harry P Leu Gardens

Santa’s Workshop Experience at ICON Park 

Christmas Nights in Lights at Dezerland

Winterfest in Oviedo

Parade of Lights in Sanford

Asian Lantern Festival at Central Florida Zoo

Cracker Christmas Parade and Festival in Umatilla

A Very Merry Farmer’s Market in Winter Garden

A Merry Winter Garden Light Show

Holiday Boat Parade on Lake Virginia in Winter Park

Winter Wonderland Lights in Winter Springs

December 11th

Holiday Fountain Show and Light Display in Cranes Roost Park

Annual Now Snowing Event at Celebration Town Center

Clermont Enchanted Tree Forest

Stetson Mansion “Christmas Spectacular” Tour

Winter Wonder Deland

Scrooge, the Musical at Athens Theatre Deland

Santa’s Christmas Tree Forest

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Night of A Million Lights for Give Kids the World

Mount Dora School of Ballet Nutcracker at Mount Dora Community Building

Breakfast with Santa at Lil’ Bit of Life Farm

Orlando Ballet Nutcracker at Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Dazzling Nights at Harry P Leu Gardens

Santa’s Workshop Experience at ICON Park 

Christmas Nights in Lights at Dezerland

Asian Lantern Festival at Central Florida Zoo

A Merry Winter Garden Light Show

Horse Drawn Carriage Tours in Winter Garden

Winter Wonderland Lights in Winter Springs

December 12th

Holiday Fountain Show and Light Display in Cranes Roost Park

Annual Now Snowing Event at Celebration Town Center

Clermont Enchanted Tree Forest

Stetson Mansion “Christmas Spectacular” Tour

Winter Wonder Deland

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Night of A Million Lights for Give Kids the World

Dazzling Nights at Harry P Leu Gardens

Santa’s Workshop Experience at ICON Park 

Christmas Nights in Lights at Dezerland

Horse Drawn Carriage Tours in Winter Garden

December 13th

Visit with Santa in Cranes Roost Park

Holiday Fountain Show and Light Display in Cranes Roost Park

Annual Now Snowing Event at Celebration Town Center

Clermont Enchanted Tree Forest

Stetson Mansion “Christmas Spectacular” Tour

Winter Wonder Deland

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Night of A Million Lights for Give Kids the World

Dazzling Nights at Harry P Leu Gardens

Santa’s Workshop Experience at ICON Park 

Christmas Nights in Lights at Dezerland

Horse Drawn Carriage Tours in Winter Garden

December 14th

Holiday Fountain Show and Light Display in Cranes Roost Park

Annual Now Snowing Event at Celebration Town Center

Clermont Enchanted Tree Forest

Stetson Mansion “Christmas Spectacular” Tour

Winter Wonder Deland

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Night of A Million Lights for Give Kids the World

Dazzling Nights at Harry P Leu Gardens

Santa’s Workshop Experience at ICON Park 

Christmas Nights in Lights at Dezerland

Horse Drawn Carriage Tours in Winter Garden

December 15th

Holiday Movie Night in Cranes Roost Park

Holiday Fountain Show and Light Display in Cranes Roost Park

Annual Now Snowing Event at Celebration Town Center

Clermont Enchanted Tree Forest

Stetson Mansion “Christmas Spectacular” Tour

Winter Wonder Deland

Scrooge, the Musical at Athens Theatre Deland

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Night of A Million Lights for Give Kids the World

Orlando Ballet Nutcracker at Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Dazzling Nights at Harry P Leu Gardens

Santa’s Workshop Experience at ICON Park 

Christmas Nights in Lights at Dezerland

Asian Lantern Festival at Central Florida Zoo

December 16th

Holiday Concert in Cranes Roost Park

Holiday Fountain Show and Light Display in Cranes Roost Park

Annual Now Snowing Event at Celebration Town Center

Clermont Enchanted Tree Forest

Stetson Mansion “Christmas Spectacular” Tour

Winter Wonder DeLand

A Walk Through Christmas in Earl Brown Park DeLand

Scrooge, the Musical at Athens Theatre DeLand

Snowflakes by the Lake in Eustis with Santa

Nightmare Before Christmas Maze at Lake Catherine’s Blueberries

Santa’s Enchanted Forest at Lake Catherine’s Blueberries

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Night of A Million Lights for Give Kids the World

Four Christmases movie at Lake Eola Park in Orlando

Orlando Ballet Nutcracker at Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Dazzling Nights at Harry P Leu Gardens

Santa’s Workshop Experience at ICON Park 

Christmas Nights in Lights at Dezerland

Asian Lantern Festival at Central Florida Zoo

A Merry Winter Garden Light Show

December 17th

Holiday Fountain Show and Light Display in Cranes Roost Park

Holiday Saturday Sounds at Apopka Amphitheater

Annual Now Snowing Event at Celebration Town Center

Clermont Enchanted Tree Forest

Stetson Mansion “Christmas Spectacular” Tour

Winter Wonder Deland

Scrooge, the Musical at Athens Theatre Deland

Santa’s Christmas Tree Forest

Nightmare Before Christmas Maze at Lake Catherine’s Blueberries

Santa’s Enchanted Forest at Lake Catherine’s Blueberries

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Night of A Million Lights for Give Kids the World

Leesburg Breakfast with Santa

Orlando Ballet Nutcracker at Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Dazzling Nights at Harry P Leu Gardens

Santa’s Workshop Experience at ICON Park 

Christmas Nights in Lights at Dezerland

Asian Lantern Festival at Central Florida Zoo

A Very Merry Farmer’s Market in Winter Garden

A Merry Winter Garden Light Show

December 18th

Holiday Fountain Show and Light Display in Cranes Roost Park

Annual Now Snowing Event at Celebration Town Center

Clermont Enchanted Tree Forest

Stetson Mansion “Christmas Spectacular” Tour

Winter Wonder Deland

Scrooge, the Musical at Athens Theatre Deland

Santa’s Christmas Tree Forest

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Night of A Million Lights for Give Kids the World

Orlando Ballet Nutcracker at Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Dazzling Nights at Harry P Leu Gardens

Santa’s Workshop Experience at ICON Park 

Christmas Nights in Lights at Dezerland

Asian Lantern Festival at Central Florida Zoo

A Merry Winter Garden Light Show

Horse Drawn Carriage Tours in Winter Garden

December 19th

Holiday Fountain Show and Light Display in Cranes Roost Park

Annual Now Snowing Event at Celebration Town Center

Clermont Enchanted Tree Forest

Stetson Mansion “Christmas Spectacular” Tour

Winter Wonder Deland

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Night of A Million Lights for Give Kids the World

Dazzling Nights at Harry P Leu Gardens

Santa’s Workshop Experience at ICON Park 

Christmas Nights in Lights at Dezerland

Asian Lantern Festival at Central Florida Zoo

Horse Drawn Carriage Tours in Winter Garden

December 20th

Visit with Santa in Cranes Roost Park

Holiday Fountain Show and Light Display in Cranes Roost Park

Annual Now Snowing Event at Celebration Town Center

Clermont Enchanted Tree Forest

Stetson Mansion “Christmas Spectacular” Tour

Winter Wonder Deland

Christmas Swing with Orlando Big Band at Athens Theatre Deland

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Night of A Million Lights for Give Kids the World

Dazzling Nights at Harry P Leu Gardens

Santa’s Workshop Experience at ICON Park 

Christmas Nights in Lights at Dezerland

Asian Lantern Festival at Central Florida Zoo

Horse Drawn Carriage Tours in Winter Garden

December 21st

Holiday Fountain Show and Light Display in Cranes Roost Park

Annual Now Snowing Event at Celebration Town Center

Clermont Enchanted Tree Forest

Stetson Mansion “Christmas Spectacular” Tour

Winter Wonder Deland

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Night of A Million Lights for Give Kids the World

Dazzling Nights at Harry P Leu Gardens

Santa’s Workshop Experience at ICON Park 

Christmas Nights in Lights at Dezerland

Asian Lantern Festival at Central Florida Zoo

Horse Drawn Carriage Tours in Winter Garden

December 22nd

Holiday Movie Night in Cranes Roost Park

Holiday Fountain Show and Light Display in Cranes Roost Park

Annual Now Snowing Event at Celebration Town Center

Clermont Enchanted Tree Forest

Stetson Mansion “Christmas Spectacular” Tour

Winter Wonder Deland

Phantasmagoria’s A Christmas Carol at Athens Theatre Deland

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Night of A Million Lights for Give Kids the World

Dazzling Nights at Harry P Leu Gardens

Santa’s Workshop Experience at ICON Park 

Christmas Nights in Lights at Dezerland

Asian Lantern Festival at Central Florida Zoo

December 23rd

Holiday Fountain Show and Light Display in Cranes Roost Park

Annual Now Snowing Event at Celebration Town Center

Clermont Enchanted Tree Forest

Stetson Mansion “Christmas Spectacular” Tour

Winter Wonder Deland

Phantasmagoria’s A Christmas Carol at Athens Theatre Deland

Snowflakes by the Lake in Eustis with Santa

Nightmare Before Christmas Maze at Lake Catherine’s Blueberries

Santa’s Enchanted Forest at Lake Catherine’s Blueberries

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Night of A Million Lights for Give Kids the World

The Grinch movie at Lake Eola Park in Orlando

Dazzling Nights at Harry P Leu Gardens

Santa’s Workshop Experience at ICON Park 

Christmas Nights in Lights at Dezerland

Asian Lantern Festival at Central Florida Zoo

A Merry Winter Garden Light Show

Are There Holiday Events Happening on Christmas Eve in Orlando?

December 24th

Holiday Fountain Show and Light Display in Cranes Roost Park

Annual Now Snowing Event at Celebration Town Center

Clermont Enchanted Tree Forest

Winter Wonder Deland

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Night of A Million Lights for Give Kids the World

Dazzling Nights at Harry P Leu Gardens

Santa’s Workshop Experience at ICON Park 

Christmas Nights in Lights at Dezerland

What Holiday Events Are Happening Around Orlando on Christmas Day?

December 25th

Holiday Fountain Show and Light Display in Cranes Roost Park

Clermont Enchanted Tree Forest

Winter Wonder Deland

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Night of A Million Lights for Give Kids the World

Christmas Nights in Lights at Dezerland

December 26th

Holiday Fountain Show and Light Display in Cranes Roost Park

Annual Now Snowing Event at Celebration Town Center

Clermont Enchanted Tree Forest

Stetson Mansion “Christmas Spectacular” Tour

Winter Wonder Deland

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Night of A Million Lights for Give Kids the World

Dazzling Nights at Harry P Leu Gardens

Christmas Nights in Lights at Dezerland

Asian Lantern Festival at Central Florida Zoo

Horse Drawn Carriage Tours in Winter Garden

December 27th

Holiday Fountain Show and Light Display in Cranes Roost Park

Annual Now Snowing Event at Celebration Town Center

Clermont Enchanted Tree Forest

Stetson Mansion “Christmas Spectacular” Tour

Winter Wonder Deland

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Night of A Million Lights for Give Kids the World

Dazzling Nights at Harry P Leu Gardens

Christmas Nights in Lights at Dezerland

Asian Lantern Festival at Central Florida Zoo

Horse Drawn Carriage Tours in Winter Garden

December 28th

Holiday Fountain Show and Light Display in Cranes Roost Park

Annual Now Snowing Event at Celebration Town Center

Clermont Enchanted Tree Forest

Stetson Mansion “Christmas Spectacular” Tour

Winter Wonder Deland

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Night of A Million Lights for Give Kids the World

Dazzling Nights at Harry P Leu Gardens

Christmas Nights in Lights at Dezerland

Asian Lantern Festival at Central Florida Zoo

Horse Drawn Carriage Tours in Winter Garden

December 29th 

Holiday Fountain Show and Light Display in Cranes Roost Park

Annual Now Snowing Event at Celebration Town Center

Clermont Enchanted Tree Forest

Stetson Mansion “Christmas Spectacular” Tour

Winter Wonder Deland

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Night of A Million Lights for Give Kids the World

Dazzling Nights at Harry P Leu Gardens

Christmas Nights in Lights at Dezerland

Asian Lantern Festival at Central Florida Zoo

December 30th

Holiday Fountain Show and Light Display in Cranes Roost Park

Annual Now Snowing Event at Celebration Town Center

Clermont Enchanted Tree Forest

Stetson Mansion “Christmas Spectacular” Tour

Winter Wonder Deland

Snowflakes by the Lake in Eustis

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Night of A Million Lights for Give Kids the World

Dazzling Nights at Harry P Leu Gardens

Christmas Nights in Lights at Dezerland

Asian Lantern Festival at Central Florida Zoo

December 31st 

Holiday Fountain Show and Light Display in Cranes Roost Park

Annual Now Snowing Event at Celebration Town Center

Clermont Enchanted Tree Forest

Winter Wonder Deland

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Night of A Million Lights for Give Kids the World

Dazzling Nights at Harry P Leu Gardens

Christmas Nights in Lights at Dezerland

Holiday Events Around Orlando: January

January 1st

Holiday Fountain Show and Light Display in Cranes Roost Park

Clermont Enchanted Tree Forest

Winter Wonder Deland

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Night of A Million Lights for Give Kids the World

Dazzling Nights at Harry P Leu Gardens

Asian Lantern Festival at Central Florida Zoo

January 2nd – 4th

Clermont Enchanted Tree Forest

Stetson Mansion “Christmas Spectacular” Tour

January 5th – 8th

Clermont Enchanted Tree Forest

Stetson Mansion “Christmas Spectacular” Tour

Asian Lantern Festival at Central Florida Zoo

January 9th – 21st

Stetson Mansion “Christmas Spectacular” Tour

January 12th – 15th

Asian Lantern Festival at Central Florida Zoo

Holiday Events Around Orlando With Multiple Dates

November

Holiday Fountain Show and Light Displays in Cranes Roost Park

Now Snowing Event at Celebration Town Center

Clermont Enchanted Tree Forest

Stetson Mansion “Christmas Spectacular” Tour

Scrooge, the Musical at Athens Theatre Deland

Santa’s Christmas Tree Forest

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Night of A Million Lights for Give Kids the World

Leesburg Christmas House

Dazzling Nights at Harry P Leu Gardens

Festival of Trees at Orlando Museum of Art

Santa’s Workshop Experience at ICON Park

Christmas Nights in Lights at Dezerland

Asian Lantern Festival at Central Florida Zoo

December

Holiday Fountain Show and Light Displays in Cranes Roost Park

Now Snowing Event at Celebration Town Center

Clermont Enchanted Tree Forest

Stetson Mansion “Christmas Spectacular” Tour

Scrooge, the Musical at Athens Theatre Deland

Winter Wonder Deland

Santa’s Christmas Tree Forest

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Night of A Million Lights for Give Kids the World

Leesburg Christmas House

Dazzling Nights at Harry P Leu Gardens

Santa’s Workshop Experience at ICON Park

Christmas Nights in Lights at Dezerland

Orlando Ballet Nutcracker at Dr Phillips Center

Asian Lantern Festival at Central Florida Zoo

A Very Merry Farmer’s Market in Winter Garden

A Merry Winter Garden Light Show

Horse Drawn Carriage Tours in Winter Garden

Winter Wonderland Lights in Winter Springs

January

Clermont Enchanted Tree Forest

Stetson Mansion “Christmas Spectacular” Tour

Winter Wonder Deland

Asian Lantern Festival at Central Florida Zoo

We hope you find our Holiday Events Around Orlando guide helpful in making your holidays more magical!

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  • November 14, 2019 at 9:23 am
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    WOW! This is a great central Florida holiday guide for families! I had no idea there is so much to do. We have been to the Gaylord Palms ICE event, which was great. We need to visit some of these events.

    • November 15, 2019 at 9:34 am
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      I learned about a lot of new things during my research too!! Definitely some new ones I need to check out!!

  • November 14, 2019 at 9:28 am
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    Wow This is an incredible list of great stuff to do! 🙂 Thanks for sharing!!

    • November 15, 2019 at 10:27 am
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      I honestly had no idea there were so many unique activities!

  • November 14, 2019 at 10:24 am
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    What a great detailed guide! So many fun things to do. That Polar Express Train ride looks awesome!

    • November 15, 2019 at 10:38 am
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      We’ve enjoyed that on for many years!! Even as the girls get older, the still love to ride!

  • November 14, 2019 at 10:25 am
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    Wow, it looks like there is lots to do in Florida prior to Christmas. One thing that struck me is the poster that says it’s going ahead rain or shine. It would be hard to get used to Christmas without snow!

    • November 15, 2019 at 10:44 am
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      Yeah, when we moved here, we thought it would be weird too. Until we spent our first Christmas at the beach. We got used to it pretty quick!

  • November 14, 2019 at 10:34 am
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    What a great guide! I will definitely refer back next time we visit Florida in the winter.

    • November 15, 2019 at 10:47 am
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      I highly recommend people experience some of these small town gems outside the park areas!

  • November 14, 2019 at 11:56 am
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    Looks like there are so many festive events in Orlando! Fun!

    • November 15, 2019 at 10:49 am
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      There sure are!! I need to check out more of these myself!

  • November 14, 2019 at 1:06 pm
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    There is so much to do I think I would have trouble zeroing in on just a couple a day. I’d be running from activity to activity. I do love the Christmas Express and ice skating though.

    • November 15, 2019 at 10:57 am
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      I was thinking the same thing as I was making the list. So many new things I’d like to see, but don’t want to miss out on the others we’ve enjoyed in the past.

  • November 14, 2019 at 6:33 pm
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    Wow that is amazing and so helpful! There is so many fun things to do in Orlando area! I wish I was headed there this Christmas!

    • November 15, 2019 at 11:00 am
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      We are truly blessed with so many things to do during the Holidays. It wears us out!

  • November 14, 2019 at 7:00 pm
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    Great list!!! I like how it is specific to central Florida

    • November 15, 2019 at 11:02 am
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      Thanks!! And close to all the theme park resorts!

  • November 14, 2019 at 8:27 pm
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    There is just so much to do! I’d love to do the polar express experience with my kids!

    • November 15, 2019 at 11:04 am
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      I would encourage everyone to find one near them to ride. It’s so magical. I want to do one in the snowy mountains.

  • November 15, 2019 at 10:50 am
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    Oh my goodness such fun stuff to look forward to!!

    • November 15, 2019 at 11:45 pm
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      It’s a tough life, lol

  • November 15, 2019 at 8:16 pm
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    Wow! So much to do for the holidays in that area. It seems like Disney gets all the attention but most people don’t realize there is so much more to that area. Thanks for sharing.

    • November 15, 2019 at 11:38 pm
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      Exactly!! We love all the Disney activities too, but there is so much more!!

  • November 15, 2019 at 9:16 pm
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    When you think of central Florida you think Disney, not necessarily Christmas. Love that there are some many great festive things to do there

    • November 15, 2019 at 11:39 pm
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      My hope is that people see the gem that Central is outside the theme parks too!

  • November 15, 2019 at 9:34 pm
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    What an amazing post of SO MANY Christmas activities! I just love the Polar Express, Nutcracker, and of course DISNEY!

    • November 15, 2019 at 11:43 pm
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      It’s tough to choose on those days with multiple events!!

  • November 16, 2019 at 12:18 am
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    Wow! What an ultimate guide for holiday hopping in central Florida. Really informative! If I still lived there, I’d use this for sure.

    • November 19, 2019 at 6:27 pm
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      Thanks!! Happy to be helpful!!

  • November 16, 2019 at 11:13 am
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    This is a great guide. There is so much to do. I would start with Cookies With Santa at Eustis Historical Museum!

    • November 19, 2019 at 6:26 pm
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      Sad my girls won’t be home for that one.

  • November 22, 2019 at 5:57 am
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    Wow! There is so many choices! I think I’ll do… ALL OF THEM! Thank you so much for putting this list together!

    • November 22, 2019 at 1:53 pm
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      I can’t wait to check out some new stuff this year!

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