Our Favorite Ways to Spend the Holidays Around Orlando, FL

Orlando. This Floridian center of entertainment brings millions from around the world to pack its amenities, between empires of amusement parks, charming neighborhoods, and rapid growth. And for all the efforts devoted to events, Orlando does not fail to deliver. If you will be in central Florida during the holiday season, whether as a visitor or as a local, you may be wondering what Orlando might have in store. We’ve got you covered, read on for some of our favorite ways to spend the holiday season around Orlando.

Holiday Events at Disney World

One of the premier attractions in the Orlando area (and with good reason), at all of Disney’s parks and resorts, there are holiday season celebrations and a thoroughly festive atmosphere for every visitor. Families of course will delight in the friendly faces and jolly vibes at the Magic Kingdom during its ‘Very Merriest After Hours’ celebration, while groups will enjoy the holiday season twist to the Hollywood Studios and Springs locations. Couples can delight in the massive number of dining and experiences for two at the numerous hotels and resorts in the area, the live music, resort-exclusive events, and date night options away from the parks. If you’re in Orlando for the holiday season, be sure to look at what Disney has to offer if you’re working on a travel itinerary.

Christmas at Gaylord Palms

While the pleasant temperature during Florida’s winter is reason enough for many to visit, some visitors might yearn for the frosty images of the holiday season. Fortunately, there’s no need to fly far away to experience those joys of ice sculptures, sledding, and snow, thanks to the Gaylord Palms. An Orlando area tradition, Gaylord Palms Christmas and Ice Exhibits inside of its grand halls have provided entertainment and holiday season magic to generations of visitors. Step inside the stunning ice shows of Gaylord Palms (parkas provided, for those who packed for Florida weather), enjoy the dining and entertainment options of the enclosed courtyard, or a number of holiday shows and carols, all in one place!

Christmas at Universal Studios

Christmas with Harry Potter. In all honesty, that is reason enough to make Universal Studios one of your holiday season stops while in Orlando, but there is so much more to do here at Universal Studios! Those looking for major thrills can enjoy the blood pumping rides at the Islands of Adventure, while also delighting the holiday selection at the many shops throughout the park. Families and those favoring a less intense experience will enjoy Universal Studios’ very own Christmas Day Parade, complete with your favorite characters and massive balloons in the streets! And of course, the atmosphere of Hogwarts and Diagon Alley during the holidays can’t be done justice in words alone, so be sure to search up the holiday season events of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter prior to your trip!

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