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the holidays in Walt Disney World


Christmas is a magical time of year for those of us that love the holidays. It’s a moment set aside for gathering with friends and loved ones to celebrate time together, creating memories that are sure to last a lifetime, so round up your loved ones, check out our Gotta Go Orlando Events Guide right here and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime when your Christmas plans bring you this way.

Celebrating the holiday season here at Orlando’s world-famous theme parksattractionsshopping malls and resort hotels will dazzle you with holiday cheer, including the most spectacular christmas trees you'll ever see, miles of glittering garland and tens of thousands of twinkling lights that will cheer even the meanest of Grinches.

Holiday traditions and joyful celebrations transform summertime Orlando into the ultimate destination to celebrate the holidays, and when the clock strikes 12 on New Year's Eve, celebrate as the skies explode with the most spectacular fireworks you can imagine and then some to welcome the new year like it's 1999 all over again! All in all, Orlando is the place to celebrate the holidays.


Oh and remember that here in Central Florida you'll be swapping out cold weather for mild-weather cheer! The average temperature in the winter tends to hang around the mid-70s, perfect for hot chocolate!! 



Visitors to Orlando will be able to see impressive holiday decorations and events at all the major theme parks, including Walt Disney World, with Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom and Epcot's International Festival of the Holidays!


You can meet the Grinch at Island's Of Adventure and see the Holiday Parade at Universal Studios Florida.

At SeaWorld Orlando you can splash into the parks magical Christmas Celebration, and at LEGOLAND Florida, enjoy LEGOLAND'S kid friendly Christmas Bricktacular and finally, don't forget a visit to Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay!

Christmas at magic kingdom
Gaylord Palms Atrium Christmas Tree

Beyond the bright lights and holiday magic of the theme parks, Orlando offers magical, must see holiday spectaculars including ICE! at Gaylord Palms, and must do events at Old Town, ICON Park, and more!

Oh and don't forget to take care of that last-minute Christmas shopping at the area's awesome outlet malls and many specialty retailers. Then when you’re in the mood to people-watch, you can enjoy some festive food and drink or let loose and have some fun, spend time on International Drive, at Old Town in Kissimmee or at Disney Springs and Universal's Citywalk this Christmas, all with magical decorations and a fabulous atmosphere.

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