top of page
  • Writer's pictureGotta Go Orlando

Stay in the most Fun & Festive Hotels and Resorts in Orlando for the Holidays

Many of Orlando’s top hotels and resorts are decking the halls with yuletide cheer this holiday season, and everyone is invited to join the festive fun!

Stay in the most festive Hotels and Resorts in Orlando for the Holidays

Orlando’s hotels and resorts have everything you need to make your holiday's magical, from sparkling holiday decor to merry meet and greets with the big man himself, plus all the holly jolly fun in-between!

Ice! At Gaylord Palms

Gaylord Palms Resort

One of the best ways for families to celebrate the holidays in Central Florida is with a visit or stay at Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee.

The heartwarming, animated feature “A Charlie Brown Christmas” is being brought to life by a team of 40 artisans who are carving the characters out of 2 million pounds of ice to create the nearly 20,000-square-foot attraction.

Kept at an arctic 9 degrees Fahrenheit, “ICE!” will include other classic Peanuts characters like Lucy, Sally, Linus, and Peppermint Patty, as well as Charlie Brown’s famous little Christmas tree.”

Ice! At Gaylord Palms Kissimmee

In addition to seeing characters from the Peanuts gang, “ICE!” guests can ride down two-story-tall ice slides and visit Carver’s Showcase to see live sculpting demonstrations. “ICE!” concludes in a separate area dedicated to a Nativity scene, meticulously carved in a dramatic display of crystal-clear ice.

Plus, enjoy a sleigh-full of events and activities will be featured across the 64-acre resort. Christmas shows and activities are presented in the atrium, while parts of the convention center transform into Alpine Village, a bustling, holiday hamlet with Bavarian-style storefronts, immersive activities and one of Florida’s largest Christmas shops.

Four Seasons Resort Orlando for the Holidays

Four Seasons Resort

This festive season, escape to Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort, a AAA Five Diamond Resort where the most wonderful time of the year includes palm trees twinkling in glittering lights, heated infinity-edge pools and a lazy river, and elevated resort offerings such as rooftop Michelin-starred dining complete with dazzling fireworks views. Plus, a special connectivity to Walt Disney World Resort enables guests to experience magical holiday events at the Disney Theme Parks, such as "Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party" at Magic Kingdom Park, and the brand-new nighttime celebration "Disney Jollywood Nights" at Disney's Hollywood Studios.

Four Seasons features holiday activities for all ages, complimentary all-day kids club programming, decadent food and beverage selections, and the premier accommodations in Orlando, including recently renovated Park View Deluxe Suites.

Enjoy an unforgettable Holiday at Four Seasons Resort Orlando

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with specialty dining, shopping, treats and more at the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World

The AAA Five Diamond resort will transform into a winter wonderland for all ages, complete with twinkling decor, a life-size gingerbread house, “dive-in” holiday movies at the pool like Elf, and dazzling pastry displays from James Beard Award-nominated Executive Pastry Chef Rabii Saber. Children ages 4 to12 can also enjoy gingerbread crafts, story time with Santa and Mrs. Claus, “Winter Sing-Along" supervised swim time, and more festive fun during Kids for All Seasons day camp, included with your overnight stay.

While the kids play in wonderland, you can indulge in holiday-inspired spa treatments, MICHELIN Guide dining at Capa Steakhouse & Bar or Ravello, or quiet time at the adults-only Oasis pool.

The joyous holiday season has arrived at Caribe Royale Orlando

Caribe Royale Orlando

The joyous holiday season has arrived at Caribe Royale Orlando once again! Guests can delight in the return of the beloved hidden holiday gnome hunt, where you can search high and low for these mischievous creatures.

The Holiday Chocolate Wonderland is not to be missed, featuring incredible larger-than-life sculptures crafted entirely of chocolate. These are just a few of the many exciting activities that await you at the resort, adding a touch of festive cheer to your stay.

Margaritaville Resort Orlando Holiday celebrations

Margaritaville Resort Orlando

This holiday season enjoy special events and more while you vacation with Margaritaville Resort Orlando.

The tropical paradise has been transformed into an island-winter wonderland! The hotel’s signature selfie spot, a 13-foot flip flop sculpture, “blown out on a pop top,” is decorated with a giant Santa Hat. On Thursday through Sunday evenings, a variety of holiday entertainment including holiday carolers, mischievous elves and Santa himself will make appearances at the hotel and Promenade throughout the season.

Reunion Resort & Golf Club holidays

Reunion Resort & Golf Club

Cozy up in a luxe suite, vacation villa or private home at AAA Four Diamond Reunion Resort & Golf Club, your holiday home away from home.

It all starts with a joyous Christmas tree lighting on Dec. 1, followed by Christmas dining, a Hanukkah celebration and visits to Mrs. Claus Village, all available from Dec. 7 – 15, 2023.

Signia by Hilton Orlando gets decked out in seasonal decor for the Holidays

Signia by Hilton Orlando

Signia by Hilton Orlando gets decked out in seasonal decor for the Holidays. Make merry memories with unique events, packages, and food and beverage options. It’s the perfect place for a holiday vacation

The resort will shine for the holidays with a nightly Menorah lighting in honor of Hanukkah from Dec. 7 – 15, letters to Santa from Dec. 15 - 24, and a Zeta Asia Wish Tree from Dec. 1 – 31 for good fortune in the coming year.

Complete your stay with specialty dining at eateries like La Luceor Harvest Bistro, luxe amenities at the Waldorf Astoria Spa, and an unbeatable view of the surrounding 482-acre nature preserve.

Waldorf Astoria Orlando

Your Waldorf Astoria Orlando holiday escape awaits, a holiday vacation where you can write letters to Santa, have an in-room cookie decorating session, enjoy seasonally inspired spa treatments and even order an in-room Christmas tree to enhance the holiday spirit.

Sir Harry’s Bar will transform into St. Nick’s Holiday Bar for the month of December, offering themed cocktails in the evening and the Waldorf’s Holiday Royal Tea every Saturday afternoon. Plus, enjoy old-fashioned carolers, a decadent selection of champagne and chocolate, and holiday dining at Bull & Bear.

The merriment continues with poolside activities, nightly s’mores and dive-in movies.

Melia Orlando

Meliá Orlando Celebration has partnered with Glice to install a 38’ x 38’ rink next to the main lobby entrance that requires no water energy or carbon emissions. A sustainable alternative to traditional ice rinks, Glice Eco-Rink uses synthetic ice panels for year-round family fun.

The rink is open to the public Oct. 15, 2023 through Jan. 3, 2024 from 4 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person for both adults and children and includes a pair of skates. Tickets are sold on-site at the rink.

Santa and Mrs. Claus at Santa’s favorite resort: The Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin at Walt Disney World.

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort

It’s been a busy year for Santa and his elves preparing for the upcoming holiday season, so he and Mrs. Claus have decided to take a little vacation during the month of December and chill out at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin!

Local guests as well as guests from anywhere around the Walt Disney World Resort are invited to join Mrs. Claus and her special Elf Kandy Kane on select nights in their special Santa’s Holiday Hangout by the Swan pool, as they wait for Santa to arrive.

There’s going to be lots of photo opportunities that you won’t find anywhere else, so bring your cameras and get ready to party Florida style with Santa and Mrs. Claus!!!!

Along with Mrs.Claus and Kandy Kane the Elf, Santa’s Favorite Resort is full of holiday fun and surprises. Take photos with Santa, decorate cookies, round up the presents in scavenger hunt activity, enjoy festive beverages, and more!

Book a stay now to relax in the Florida sun and meet Santa in person – along with special holiday activities, our giant tree-lighting, and more!

Rates start at $239/night. Be sure to use code SANTA when booking.

Call now for the best available rate! 888.828.8850 or 407.934.4000

Santa and Mrs. Claus at Santa’s favorite resort: The Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin at Walt Disney World.

For the latest news and events from throughout Orlando and Central Florida, check back often here at Gotta Go Orlando as we keep you updated throughout the day, every day.

You can also stay updated with the latest news and events on X, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok. Plus, you should subscribe to the Gotta Go Orlando YouTube Channel!

Gotta Go Orlando News and Events


Emma Walton News Producer

Emma Walton

  • Instagram

News Producer

Shane Walton News Producer

Shane Walton

  • Instagram

News Producer

Aly Mac News Editor

Alastair Mac

  • Instagram

News Editor

bottom of page