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Orlando Theme Park Holiday Events

Welcome to the Gotta Go Orlando Guide to all the amazing Christmas and Holiday Season Events taking place in Orlando's theme park for the holidays.


Orlando Theme Park Holiday Events


Theme Park Holiday Season Events


Christmas On Main Street USA MAGIC KINGDOM Walt Disney World

The Holidays At Magic Kingdom
November 11 - December 31, 2023

Get wrapped up in all things merry and bright, with sensational sights and holiday delights. The Magic Kingdom, truly is extra magical during the holidays, with beautiful decor, festive entertainment, and extra jolly eats and treats.


Highlights this holiday season includes:

NEW! Frozen Holiday Surprise – Gather ‘round Cinderella Castle for a dazzling new experience that will illuminate the castle like never before—featuring Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff and the Snowgies!


Seasonal Décor – Discover oh-so-jolly holiday trimmings and touches along Main Street, U.S.A. and throughout the park.


Jingle Cruise – During the holiday season, the beloved Jungle Cruise undergoes a yuletide transformation. It’s a festive-yet-familiar adventure from stem to stern!


Meet Santa - During the Holiday Week and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party you can meet Santa at the Liberty Square Gazebo.


Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
Select Nights, November 9 - December 22, 2023

One of Walt Disney World's favorite holiday tradition, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is returning to Magic Kingdom Park this year.


On 25 select nights, Nov. 9 - Dec. 22, this separately ticketed event will welcome guests to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at Magic Kingdom.


Holiday magic is unwrapped with the return of festive favorites like the Christmas extravaganza stage show, “Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration,” the sparkling spectacular “Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks” and the merry must-see “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade.”


Guests can also look forward to enjoying some of their favorite classic and thrill attractions, including TRON Lightcycle / Run presented by Enterprise, which will use a virtual queue* during the event.


EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

The Holidays At EPCOT
November 24 through December 30, 2023

Embrace holiday traditions from around the world and delight in the telling of the Christmas story.


Highlights include:

EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays presented by AdventHealth – Be immersed in the wondrous sights, sounds and flavors of the season from November 24 through December 30, 2023! Savor treasured recipes from around the globe at Holiday Kitchens. And embark on a journey with Holiday Storytellers sharing holiday traditions from around the world.


Candlelight Processional – Hear the stirring story of Christmas presented by a celebrity narrator, accompanied by an orchestra and massed choir.


More Holiday Entertainment – Watch as Holiday Storytellers bring beloved traditions such as Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Lunar New Year and more to life! Witness stories told through music and dance, with performers in traditional costumes—November 24 to December 30, 2023.


The Holidays At Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The Holidays At Disney’s Hollywood Studios
November 11 - December 31, 2023

Embark on yuletide adventures in a park full of entertainment and thrills.


Decor at Hollywood Studios includes SANTA GERTIE! There are also oversized Christmas ornaments in Echo Lake, as well as a giant Christmas tree, and other decor.


You will also discover vintage inspired decor on Hollywood and Sunset Boulevards, with snow falling along Sunset Boulevard.


Highlights include:

For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration – Enjoy an unforgettable holiday finale featuring everyone’s favorite snowman, Olaf.


Minnie's Holiday Dine at Hollywood & Vine – See Minnie Mouse and her pals during an oh-so-merry meal. Advance reservations are strongly recommended.


Toy Story Land Characters in Holiday Attire – See some Pixar pals decked out for the season.


Disney Jollywood Nights at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Disney Jollywood Nights
November 11 - December 20, 2023

Disney Jollywood Nights is a new, separately ticketed event taking place at Disney's Hollywood Studios, from 8:30 pm - 12:30 am on 10 select nights November 11 - December 20, 2023.


Get ready to dress in your holiday glam best or festive flair, dance the night away to merry mashups, indulge in divine treats and bubbling spirits, and snap selfies with iconic characters during this new festive event.


For an extra dose of cheer, the party wraps with the return of the nighttime spectacular, “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!”


Holidays At Disney Springs November 11, 2022 through December 30, 2022

Holidays At Disney Springs
November 11 - December 30, 2022

Enjoy a host of holiday-themed activities and savor the comforting flavors of the season while shopping for the perfect gifts for everyone on your list!

Highlights Include:

Meet Santa and enjoy festive holiday tunes with live musical performances and DJs. Plus, encounter Toy Soldier Stilt Walkers and Snowflake Skaters.


Discover Christmas around every corner, as you come across a collection of elaborately decorated Disney Christmas trees throughout the neighborhoods of Disney Springs.


Flurries are in the forecast for Disney Springs Town Center. In the evenings, delight in a magical snowfall, adding an extra touch of wonder to your holiday shopping.


SeaWorld Orlando’s Christmas Celebration Select Dates, November 11, 2022 through January 3, 2023

SeaWorld Orlando’s Christmas Celebration
Select Dates, November 10 - December 31, 2023

SeaWorld Orlando’s award-winning Christmas Celebration returns with the sights, sounds and flavors of the holiday season.


Included with theme park admission, the event transforms SeaWorld Orlando into a winter wonderland with more than 3 million sparkling lights.


Enjoy all the family-friendly holiday entertainment, from the iconic Sea of Trees that dance to music as they light up the central lagoon, to delicious holiday treats.


Experience fan-favorite holiday shows and seasonal entertainment throughout the park. And be sure to stay late to finish your evening with an impressive holiday firework show.



Holidays At Universal Orlando Resort
November 17 - December 31

Anyone can “Ho-ho-ho” and “Fa-la-la” for the holidays. But if you want to scream, laugh and shout your jingle bells off, you’ve got to awesome up your season with Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort.

Join the celebration of Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter as Hogwarts castle lights up for the holidays and festive decor brightens up the streets of Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley.


Enjoy a hot Butterbeer while both the Frog Choir and Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees put a holiday spin on their performances.

Larger-than-life balloons float through the streets of Universal Studios Florida in Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s, along with appearances by the Minions from Illumination’s Despicable Me and some of your favorite characters from DreamWorks Animation’s Shrek and Madagascar films.


Get together with the resident Whos in Universal’s Islands of Adventure, where you can enjoy the music and fun of The Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular starring the Grinch.

Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s, Part of Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort

There are even more festivities in store around every corner of Universal Orlando Resort.

You’ll find tasty holiday food and drinks, character encounters and more. And to top it all off, you’ll want to stay at one of Universal’s spectacular hotels, where you’ll find even more themed food, decorations and festivities.

From breathtaking hotels to Universal CityWalk to thrill-packed theme parks, it’s the biggest, loudest, awesomest celebration of the season.


And it’s only at Universal Orlando Resort, with all festivities included with park admission.


Christmas Town At Busch Gardens Tampa

Christmas Town At Busch Gardens Tampa
November 13, 2023 to January 4, 2024

Celebrate the year with holiday cheer & gather with family and friends to create merry memories. Experience the joy of the season up close with animal encounters, thrilling rides, holiday inspired culinary delights and festive shows like Christmas on Ice.


Keep the holiday spirit shining bright from day to night with millions of twinkling lights and dazzling fireworks, plus heartwarming moments with Santa and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.



Christmas & Holiday Events Happening In Orlando Legoland Florida

Holidays At LEGOLAND Florida Resort
Select Days, November 24 - December 31, 2023

At LEGOLAND Florida Resort, this jolly time of year features a giant LEGO Christmas tree, unforgettable seasonal shows, holiday characters, special treats, LEGO activities, twinkling lights and more during Holidays at LEGOLAND!


Oh and as extra special gift, this festive event is included in general admission!


Highlights include:

Visit the Holiday Village Postal Service to send your letters to LEGO Santa,

Rock around the giant LEGO tree to holiday tunes,

Take “elfies” with your favorite holiday LEGO Characters,

And don't miss ringing in the new year with colorful bursts of LEGO bricks fireworks over Lake Eloise at an earlier, kid-friendly, celebration time.


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