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The Must-See 2023 Holiday Events Ending Soon in Orlando!

This New Year's Eve Weekend is your last chance to see many of the best holiday events in Central Florida, including Holiday Lights at Island H20 Water Park, The Holidays At Magic Kingdom, Ice at Gaylord Palms Resort and more!


Holidays At Universal Orlando Resort

Check Out The Must-See Holiday Events Ending Soon In Orlando!


It's NYE Weekend, and as we countdown to the new year, this weekend is your last chance to see many of Orlando's most popular holiday events, check them all out here.


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

Holidays At Disney Springs
Now - December 30, 2023

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


EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

The Holidays At EPCOT
Now through December 30, 2023

At EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays 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, plus, Candlelight Processional – Hear the stirring story of Christmas presented by a celebrity narrator, accompanied by an orchestra and massed choir.


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Holidays In Space
Now - December 30, 2023

Starflake's Holiday Voyage returns this year for Holidays in Space! From December 15 – 30, 2023, watch a nightly projected show on the massive exterior of Gateway: The Deep Space Launch Complex. Festive holiday décor takes over the visitor complex throughout the entire month of December. The new favorite 50-foot tree with more than 61,000 pixels of light returns this year, as well as six-foot-tall astronaut nutcrackers, the NASA meatball-turned-holiday ornament and so much more


 Holiday Lights at Island H20 Water Park

Holiday Lights at Island H20 Water Park
Now - December 31, 2023

Holiday Nights at Islands H2O Water Park is an exciting new island-themed holiday light spectacular featuring hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights, themed displays, unique photo spots, live entertainment, and tantalizingly themed treats and gifts, all which will transform Island H2O Water Park into an extravaganza for the whole family.


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

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

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


Christmas On Main Street USA MAGIC KINGDOM Walt Disney World

The Holidays At Magic Kingdom
Now - 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.


The Holidays At Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The Holidays At Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Now - 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.


Now Snowing In Celebration
Now - December 31, 2023

Now Snowing is a month-long Winter Wonderland Spectacular featuring strolling Charles Dickens style Carolers, photos with Santa, horse drawn carriage rides, train rides, ice skating, and nightly snowfall at 6, 7, 8, 9pm. It’s a true throwback to the traditional family style holiday.


Holidays At Universal Orlando Resort

Holidays At Universal Orlando Resort
Now - December 31

At this years 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. Larger-than-life balloons float through the streets of Universal Studios Florida in Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s, and 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.


Holidays At LEGOLAND Florida Resort
Select Days, Now - 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!


Cranes Roost Park Light Up the Holidays
Now – January 1, 2024

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.


Deck The Seas At SEA LIFE Aquarium Orlando
Now - January 1

Celebrate the holiday SEAson in an underwater wonderland at SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium.


The Orlando aquarium has been transformed into an underwater winter wonderland, featuring creatures that love living in the cold, ready for guests to embark on a wintery cold-water scavenger hunt.


Ice! At Gaylord Palms returning for the Holidays featuring Charlie Brown

Ice at Gaylord Palms Resort
Now - January 3, 2024

At Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, step into a wonderland carved by expert artisans out of 2 million pounds of colorful ice with a dazzling display of larger-than-life sculptures, thrilling ice slides, and awe-inspiring tunnels. Plus enjoy the Alpine Village, a bustling, holiday hamlet with Bavarian-style storefronts, immersive activities and one of Florida’s largest Christmas shops.


Christmas Town At Busch Gardens Tampa

Christmas Town At Busch Gardens Tampa
Now 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


Outdoor Ice Skating at Melia Orlando
Now - January 4, 2024

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.


Dazzling Lights at Leu Gardens

Dazzling Lights at Leu Gardens
Now - January 6, 2024

Produced by Creative City Project, Dazzling Nights is an all-ages holiday event transforming the 50-acre Harry P. Leu Gardens into a stunning winter wonderland featuring a million dazzling lights, shining forests, magical displays, music and beautiful sculptures. Highlights include a 70' long candy cane path, giant neon flowers, a brand new laser light show with live singers, meet and greet characters in an icy world, a giant, inflatable play area with a chimney slide, and so much more!


Tis the Season in Winter Garden
Now - January 7, 2024

Downtown Winter Garden transforms into a winter wonderland for 38 days of Tis the Season, outdoor holiday movies, light shows, carriage tours, boutique stroll, farmer’s market, and holiday music on the plaza are here to enjoy.


Colorful Christmas at Crayola Experience
Now - January 7, 2024

Experience the holidays Crayola-style at Colorful Christmas, hosted by Crayola Experience at The Florida Mall. Enjoy some SNOWtastic adventures as you go! Meet animatronic Christmas characters and listen to them tell stories as you solve their riddles. Step inside a life-sized snowglobe, watch a light show starring Scarlet and her singing reindeer friends. All while crafting unique gifts from the heart!


Asian Lantern Festival: Into the Wild

Asian Lantern Festival: Into the Wild
Now - January 14, 2024

Experience Central Florida Zoo like you’ve never seen it before! See different, hand-constructed, larger-than-life illuminated lantern displays around the Zoo on a 3/4 mile path. Celebrate the art, beauty and wonder of traditional Asian lantern festivals.


Asian Lantern Festival: Into the Wild

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