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The Top Holiday Events In Orlando This Weekend, December 9 - 11!

The holidays are here, and it's the most wonderful time of the year to have lots of holly jolly fun right here in Orlando.


Our latest Top Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend is jam packed this week with so many events that it's even longer than Santa's nice list!


Orlando is an amazing place to celebrate the holidays, with an almost endless amount of wonderful and unique happenings across Central Florida, from massive theme park celebrations to tree lighting ceremonies, and hometown holiday parades throughout the area.


And best of all, you can enjoy all this holiday fun and excitement without needing to wrap up warm to enjoy the holiday celebrations!


This weekend there is so much to enjoy, including not one but two Holiday Boat Parades, plus lots of Holiday Markets, and you can even get dresses up as Santa and enjoy SantaCon!


Plus, an extra special Holiday Light Drone Show is happening in downtown Orlando on Sunday night!


Whatever you choose to do this christmassy weekend, have a holly, jolly time, enjoy!


Top Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend


Top Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend




Holiday Movie In The Park at Lake Eola Park

Friday, December 9, 2022

One of the best things you will enjoy here in Orlando is snuggling up in a blanket with your loved ones, and watching a holiday movie under the stars.


Come down to the East Lawn at Lake Eola Park and enjoy The Nightmare Before Christmas, with the movie beginning at 7 pm.


Holiday Movie In The Park Lake Eola Orlando The Nightmare Before Christmas



Evening Exchange at East End Market

Friday, December 9, 2022

Friday night at The East End Market, enjoy an evening of local art, food, and gifts, with an incredible selection of local makers, retailers, curators, thought leaders and risk-takers.


Taking place from 5 pm until 9 pm, this event is is an awesome chance to discover the amazing talent we have right here in Central Florida and to celebrate the vibrant place we call home.


Evening Exchange at East End



Holiday Studio Show

Friday, December 9, 2022


Enter through the newly restored Main Garden gate to enjoy this FREE event featuring holiday music and jazz standards by Steamin’ Jazz.


There will be a bar with beer, wine and sodas.


You’re welcome to bring your own picnic foods and blankets to relax amongst the beautiful new garden landscaping. Bring friends or a date!


Most of the Artist in Action studios will be open for visitors, along with some Art School classrooms.


Chat with artists and art instructors while you enjoy a stroll around campus, drink in hand!


Plus, check out the museum store merch, so you can even do a little holiday shopping.


Holiday Studio Show at the Art and History Museums - Maitland.



Orlando Renaissance Festival

Friday, December 9 through Sunday, December 11, 2022

The Orlando Renaissance Festival takes place this weekend from Friday throughSunday, Dec. 9-11, all manner of pride and pageantry will be on offer at Southport Community Park.


Lords and ladies are invited to travel through time back to the 14th century, where fairies dance, and magic looms.


The Orlando Renaissance Festival was founded to benefit education and the arts in the Greater Orlando Area, providing a venue for artisans and craftspeople to market their treasures, stages for entertainers to amaze and excite their audiences, and a unique opportunity for education through historical exhibitions and demonstrations,.


Festivities start at 10 a.m. each day. Tickets are still available through the Festival website.


Orlando Renaissance Festival



Sir Henry's Haunted Christmas

December 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 & 18, 2022

Are you ready for a not so silent night?! Sir Henry's Haunted Christmas event opens this coming Friday, December 9, for 6 nights only.


On select nights, December 9 through 18, Sir Henry’s Haunted Trail in Plant City is hosting a spooky, and real twisted Christmas event!


Running for two weekends only, Sir Henry’s Haunted Christmas features two terrifying trails, multiple highly-themed escape games, axe throwing, laser tag, and more scarily spooky festive fun than Santa can fit in his sack.


Sir Henry's Haunted Christmas



Venardos Circus

Friday, December 9 through Sunday, December 11, 2022

Created by former Ringling Bros. Ringmaster Kevin Venardos (veh-NARR-dos), the Venardos Circus wraps world-class animal-free circus acts into a Broadway Musical-style format dubbed “The American Circus with the heart of a Broadway Show.”


Venardos Circus at Hamlin Gardens, Winter Park, proudly features its own custom-made big-top, a classic red-and-white striped tent, with an intimate feel and limited seating.


The circus performers also are the crew in this traveling tour, much like the original circus tradition.


There are no animals in Venardos Circus. Guests can expect to be transported back in time to the center ring of a centuries-old tradition, but one that has been reinvented for the next generation. Theatre lovers and nostalgic circus fans alike will appreciate the intimate experience and sentimental way the show pays homage to circus traditions through the lens of high-quality entertainment for a modern family audience.


Venardos Circus Orlando


Sanford Parade of Lights

Saturday, December 10, 2022

Come out and enjoy the evening as this exciting parade lights up downtown Sanford with nearly 100 illuminated floats! It’s fun for the whole family!


The annual Sanford Parade of Lights takes place on Saturday, December 10th from 6 – 8 pm, and offers residents and visitors a dazzling evening of exciting parade floats, lights and music with dozens of entrants parading downtown on 1st Street to celebrate the holidays.


Sanford Parade of Lights


The Office Holiday Party Musical Extravaganza

Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays through December 23, 2022

Get ready to party with the Renaissance Theater Company as they present the fun and original musical The Office Holiday Party Musical Extravaganza Show, a musical spoof of the stereotypical workplace holiday party, and all of the shenanigans those tend to entail, with more than a few nods to the Christmas episodes of sitcom The Office.


With new original songs and a comedic cast of characters pulled straight from your neighboring cubicles, The Office Holiday Party Musical… returns for a second year with drinks, mingling, scripted gift-exchanges, and a little bit of that good ole fashioned holiday spirit.


Oh yeah, and it’s an original musical, get your tickets now!


The Office Holiday Party Musical Extravaganza Orlando



10th Annual Violectric Holiday Show

Saturday, December 10, 2022

Performing LIVE on stage, renowned “Vinylinist” and Founder of “Violectric” Michelle Jones and the talented musicians of the Central Florida strings super-group announce the exciting return of the FREE Violectric Holiday Show rocking back into the Walt Disney Amphitheatre at Lake Eola Park on Saturday, December 10, 2022 starting at 7pm.


Violectric Holiday Show



SantaCon In Thornton Park District

Saturday, December 10, 2022

Santacon is celebrated all over the Country and is simply a gathering of people dressed a Santa that go a a group from Restaurant and Bars celebrating the Holiday Season with tasty libations!


This is a very fun, and festive way to enjoy a Saturday in Orlando! Join in the fun from 11 am until 4 pm, or later at this years SantaCon in Thornton Park District dressed up in your craziest holiday attire, with Santa Elves, Reindeers, and any Holiday outfits very welcome!


Early Saturday, the holly, jolly crowd will loosely gather in Thornton Park for a bar, restaurant, whatever hop hop arounf the area, and will stop off in Burton's,Graffiti Junktion, Soco, Anthony's, World of Beer, and more!!


Participation is free, just pay for your beverages and food of course!


SantaCon In Thornton Park District



Holiday On The Drive Parade

Saturday, December 10, 2022

The first annual College Park Holiday on the Drive Parade will be held Saturday, December 10, 2022 beginning at 5:00 p.m.


The entire community is invited to celebrate the excitement of the holiday season along Edgewater Drive. Be sure to keep an eye out for our very special guest...Santa Claus!


Once College Park’s traditional Santa makes his appearance in the parade, he will be available in the Gazebo at Albert Park for photos and greetings.


Activities that will be featured will include Arts & Crafts, a Santa Letter-writing station, local vendors & a parade with the arrival of Santa Claus.


Holiday on the Drive Parade



The Approximately 12 Pubs of Christmas Pub Crawl

Saturday, December 10, 2022


Get in the holiday spirit at this annual Pub Crawl in the Mills 50 District.


The Approximately 12 Pubs of Christmas Pub Crawl is on Saturday, December 10 from 7:30pm until 2am!


Purchase a wristband for $10 at Wally's or Ten 10 Brewing to take advantage of specials at 17 bars and businesses!


Win a $50 bar tab if you're the most festively dressed!


O'Cartz will be available to transport throughout the neighborhood (included with your wristband)


The Approximately 12 Pubs of Christmas Pub Crawl Mills 50 Orlando



The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra In Apopka

Saturday, December 10, 2022



The City is proud to host this free celebration of the holidays with a free family-friendly concert from the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.


This free family-friendly concert series also includes an Artisan Night Market at the Amphitheater.

The Artisan Night Market features local artists, vendors, food, & drinks.





Winter Park Rotary Holiday Boat Parade

Saturday, December 10, 2022


The holiday festivities move from our city streets to a beautiful city lake as the Winter Park Holiday Boat Parade, sponsored by the Winter Park Rotary Club, sets sail on Saturday, December 11, at 6 p.m.


Family and friends can gather in their backyards on Lake Virginia or visitors van easily view the parade at Dinky Dock Park to see the impressive boat and dock holiday decorations created by residents and local business sponsors.


The parade benefits the food pantries at Winter Park High School and Killarney Elementary School.


Winter Park Rotary Holiday Boat Parade



19th Annual Light Up The Lake Boat Parade

Saturday, December 10, 2022


Come celebrate the holidays and join the 19th Annual Light Up The Lake Parade Boat Parade in Lake Fairview Park, Lee Road, Orlando.


Bring a picnic and enjoy the lights – live music and festivities!


This year's Annual Light Up The Lake Boat Parade is helping New Hope for Kids and organisers are asking that you bring an unwrapped gift to the free event.


Live music on the night will be provided by Stickshift, who will be playing live before, during and after the parade.


Big boat, small boat, power boat, sailboat or no boat – everyone is welcome!


Light Up The Lake Boat Parade Lake Fairview Park, Lee Road, Orlando.



Airport Lanes Ugly Sweater Party

Saturday, December 10, 2022


Kick off the holiday season with an Ugly Sweater Party. On Saturday, December 10, from 7 p.m. to close, at Airport Lanes, 190 East Airport Blvd, Sanford


Guests wearing their ugliest holiday sweater will receive two free games!


Airport Lanes Ugly Sweater Party



Orlando Area Farmers Markets

Saturday, December 10, 2022

On Saturday, there is various farmers markets throughout the area, check out our guide to the when and where!!


Winter Garden Farmers Market

The Winter Garden Farmers Market is your hometown market open every Saturday from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm. in beautiful Historic Winter Garden.


Winter Park Farmer's Market

The Saturday Farmers’ Market is one of the best produce and plant markets in central Florida which takes place every Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Central Park.


Lake Mary Farmer's Market

The Lake Mary Farmers Market features local vendors of produce, plants, baked goods, and arts and crafts. The market is open every Saturday, from 9am-1:30pm at Lake Mary City Hall.


City of Longwood Farmer's Market

Visit every Saturday at the City of Longwood Farmer's Market at Reiter Park from 9 am to 2 pm, with locally sourced seafood and produce to handmade crafts and more.


Lake Nona Farmers Market

Join in every Saturday morning in Lake Nona in the beautiful Town Center from 11 am - 3 pm, shop local with the freshest produce and more.


Orlando Farmers Market



Holiday Bike Ride for New Hope for Kids 2022

Saturday, December 10, 2022

Now in its 20th year, join hundreds of bicycle riders on the Holiday Bike Ride For Hope on a tour of the Casselberry neighborhoods to view the magic of the season.


Each year hundreds of bicycle riders view the magic of the season and witness decorated homes with sparkling holiday lights.


Thanks to continuing support from Seminole County Sheriff’s Office and Trek Bikes, this event is truly a safe, family friendly experience


Riders decorate their bikes with lights and tinsel, and dress in festive hats and gear to embrace the excitement of the season


Holiday Bike Ride for New Hope for Kids 2022 Casselberry Florida



Holiday Light Drone Show

Sunday, December 11, 2022

Downtown Orlando have announced a surprise Holiday Drone light Show for this weekend, Sunday December 11, at 7pm in Lake Eola Park.


The show will feature a dazzling display of synchronized drones flying in formation to create beautiful holiday-themed designs in the night sky.


The drones will be equipped with colorful LED lights that will illuminate the park and create a magical atmosphere for visitors to enjoy.


Attendees will be able to sit back and watch the 10-minute light show from the comfort of their own blankets and lawn chairs.


Hot cocoa and other festive treats will be available for purchase near the holiday market, making it the perfect family-friendly event.


Lake Eola downtown Orlando Holiday Light Drone Show



Boys Town Central Florida Candy Cane 5K

Sunday, December 11, 2022

This weekend's event is the 16th Anniversary of this fun, family event!


At Boys Town Central Florida Candy Cane 5K,


Medals will be awarded to the top male/female runners in various age categories. The first 600 runners to complete the race will receive a finisher’s medal and a T-shirt.


Other festive activities include a costume contest, an award for the largest team, pancake breakfast, a free Kids Fun Run, a kids zone and much more!


Boys Town Central Floria Annual Candy Cane 5K December


Grandma Party Bazaar

Sunday, December 11, 2022


Everyone is invited over to Grandma's at Stardust Video & Coffee in Audubon Park for this year's Grandma Party which takes place on December 11, 2022.


This annual tradition is a holiday market with just a little bit more than an eccentric twist.

The annual event will take over the Stardust parking lot from 10 am to 5.30 pm and will feature lots of amazing local makers, creators, and oddities, all especially brought together by the event organizers.


This year, live music will be provided by bands including SuperPassive, Really Fast Horses, Goose Hands, Someday River, plus DJ sets by Nigel John and Preston Rockwell III.


The event also features an a big raffle, an auction, a little weirdness, and haircuts!!


Grandma Party Bazaar at Stardust Video & Coffee in Audubon Park



The Promenade Toy Drive Car & Truck Show

Sunday, December 11, 2022


FREE admission and FREE parking to the Promenade Toy Drive Car & Truck Show, showing all makes, models, and years in this fun and festive afternoon.


You’re invited to give back this holiday season on Sunday, December 11, between 11 am and 2 pm.


Join the Promenade at Sunset Walk, Marine Corps Reserve, and Osceola County Sheriff’s Office in support of Toys for Tots.


A 2 Toy Donation is suggested for all car & truck owners and spectators for the children of Central Florida.


Music by DJ Scotty B. and Team, with special appearances by Santa throughout the day!


Hundreds of dollars in raffle prize giveaways to show car participants, including a stay at the Margaritaville Resort Orlando Hotel, plus Top 3 Merchant’s Choice Trophies.


Promenade Toy Drive Car & Truck Show, Sunset Walk



Pop Swap Holiday Market 2022

Sunday, December 11, 2022


Join inr the annual Pop Swap Holiday Market in Audubon Park from 11-5 pm on Sunday, December 11th!


Shop over 30 local artisans and vintage dealers where you’ll find plenty of unique gifts for this holiday season!

This outside market will also have food trucks and craft beer from Redlight Redlight.

Located in the West Plaza & brought to you by Park Ave CDs, Dear Prudence & The Lovely Boutique Market.


Pop Swap Holiday Market 2022 Orlando



Gaylord Palms ICE!

Now through January 1, 2023

One of Central Florida's premier holiday offerings and a much loved tradition, there is no better way to celebrate the holidays than gathering your family for Christmas at Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee for ICE!


Step into a wonderland carved by expert artisans out of two million pounds of colorful ice, you’ll see the story of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! in larger-than-life sculptures and even plunge down slides made entirely of ice in this Gaylord Hotels original experience.


ICE! at Gaylords Palms Resort Orlando



Night of a Million Lights at Island H2O Live!

Now until January 1, 2023


From November 11, 2022, through January 1, 2023, immerse yourself in a dazzling winter wonderland illuminated with millions of lights and filled with festive family activities and live entertainment for a one-of-a-kind, fully interactive holiday experience.


Named by USA Today the “Number One Thing To Do In December In Orlando” when it debuted in 2020, Night of a Million Lights is a lightscape of spectacular sparkle and mesmerizing dancing lights, where guests of all ages can create priceless holiday memories – all for a wonderful cause.


This event benefits Give Kids The World Village, an 89-acre, whimsical nonprofit resort that provides critically ill children and their families from around the world with magical week-long wish vacations at no cost.


Night of a Million Lights has quickly become one of the most popular holiday events in Central Florida. Many nights will sell out, so don't delay - get your tickets today.


Night of a Million Lights at Island H2O Live



The Nutcracker

Now through December 18, 2022

An Orlando family tradition for the holidays is the enchantment of Orlando Ballet’s annual presentation of The Nutcraker.


Bring the entire family for the adventures of young Clara as she explores the fantasy world of the Mouse King, the Sugar Plum Fairy, and Mother Ginger.


The show takes place in the stunning Steinmetz Hall in the Dr Phillips Center, tickets can be purchased here.


The Nutcracker Orlando Ballet



Universal Orlando Holiday Celebrations

Now through January 1, 2023

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 holiday at Universal Orlando Resort, where we do the holidays big time. It’s the biggest, loudest, awesomest holiday celebration of the season.


Universal Orlando go all in on the holidays with Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s, where you can see larger-than-life balloons plus appearances by Illumination’s Minions and characters from DreamWorks Animation’s Shrek and Madagascar films.


Get together with the resident Whos and enjoy the music and fun of The Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular starring the Grinch.


And experience Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, with seasonal shows and decorations in both Diagon Alley in Universal Studios Florida and Hogsmeade in Universal’s Islands of Adventure.


Universal Orlando Holiday Celebrations


SeaWorld Orlando Christmas Celebration

Now through January 3, 2023


Gather your family and join all your festive friends at SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration.


See the park transformed into a winter wonderland sparkling with millions of beautiful lights. With plenty of holiday cheer, this event is sure to create unforgettable memories at a wondrous Christmas celebration you’ll only find at SeaWorld.


The highlight being the beautiful “Sea of Trees,” where more than 100 trees shine bright, and a centerpiece that towers 70 feet above the water.


This years Christmas Celebration includes meet and greets with Rudolph and his friends, the return of SeaWorld’s award winning Celebration on Ice, SeaWorld’s Sesame Street Christmas Celebration, and the much loved Ice Skating at Bayside Stadium.


Oh, and of course, not forgetting the delicious holiday treats and shopping of every kind.


Seaworld Orlando Christmas Celebration



Dazzling Nights 2022 at Leu Gardens

Now through January 1, 2023


Back for its third year and bigger and more interactive than ever! Orlando’s 50-acre Harry P. Leu Gardens transforms once again into a stunning winter wonderland featuring a million dazzling lights, shining forests, magical displays, music and beautiful sculptures during Dazzling Nights - a family-friendly adventure that gives guests the opportunity to embark on an unforgettable, interactive holiday experience.


Dazzling Nights 2022’s expanded offerings include character meet and greets, a giant inflatable yeti playground, a snowstorm in a 40’ snow globe, a curated VIP experience and more lights than ever before.


Dazzling Nights 2022 at Leu Gardens



EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

Now through December 30, 2022


The EPCOT International Festival Of The Holidays debuts a brand-new light show debuts at Spaceship Earth, with a display that will invoke the sights of winter, including snowflakes, northern lights and warm candles.


Guests can also take a peaceful cruise through twinkling holiday light displays at Living with the Land – Glimmering Greenhouses, which has had a holiday makeover for the holiday season, plus for the first time ever, guests on Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind can experience an all-new holiday remix with a Guardians twist on this intergalactic chase through space and time.


Plus, the holidays wouldn't feel right with the much loved Candlelight Processional, a Disney Parks tradition.


Other highlights include Olaf’s Holiday Tradition Expedition Scavenger Hunt, the Holiday Cookie Stroll, and Holiday Kitchens.


EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays



Gatorland’s Holiday Ho Ho Ho-Down

December 10, 11, 17, and 18, 2022


The Alligator Capital of the World is hosting a Ho Ho Ho-Down this holiday season and everyone is invited to join the party!


Enjoy madcap festive fun for all the family at Gatorland’s Third Annual Holiday Ho Ho Ho-Down Christmas Event, where else can you meet Gator Claus, Krampus Croc and more.


Gatorland’s signature holiday event features live music, and festive displays with interactive characters including Gator Claus, the Merry Elves, and Krampus Croc.


Ho Ho Ho-Down and visit the craft vendors, perfect for that unusual holiday gift, enjoy the yummy food and drink offerings, and be sure to visit the Gatorland gift shop to find that perfect holiday gift for anyone on your list!


And the best part? All the fun and games are included with the regular price of admission, for more Gatorland info, visit www.gatorland.com or call 800-393-JAWS.


Gatorland Orlando  Holiday Ho Ho Ho-Down



Asian Lantern Festival: Into the Wild

Now through January 15, 2023


The Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens has transform at night into the Asian Lantern Festival: Into the Wild!


Experience the Zoo like you’ve never seen it before! Discover over 30 different, hand-constructed illuminated lantern displays around the Zoo on a 3/4 mile path where you will celebrate the art, beauty and wonder of traditional Asian lantern festivals


Asian Lantern Festival: Into the Wild



Christmas Town at Busch Gardens Tampa

Now through January 9, 2023


Celebrate the year with holiday cheer at Busch Garden's Christmas Town, gather with family and friends to create merry memories at Tampa's biggest and brightest holiday event.


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 Town at Busch Gardens Tampa



Holidays at LEGOLAND Florida

December 10 - 11, 17 - 18, 22 - Jan 3, 2023


Deck the halls at LEGOLAND Florida Resort for the jolliest event of the year, Holidays at LEGOLAND.


See the GIANT LEGO Christmas tree! Be prepared to be mesmerized by the twinkling lights from our 360 degree light show! It is sure to be filled with festive fun from top to bottom!


The LEGO holidays crew is back again for more merry meet-n-greets! See LEGO Santa, LEGO Gingerbread, Holiday Unikitty, and more!


Check out our delightfully dazzling holiday shows, Santa approved of course, throughout the park all season long! Also, why not try some holly jolly themed food and drinks too!


Holidays at LEGOLAND Florida



The Santa Workshop Experience

Now through December 24, 2022


Once again, ICON Park has been magically transformed into a winter wonderland, where families can partake in the annual tradition of taking holiday pictures together and the kiddos can meet the main man in person, Santa Claus!.


Each child that participates in The Santa Workshop Experience will even receive a free ride on the new Carousel on The Promenade, and they’ll also be provided a complimentary ride on The Wheel in a holiday-decorated capsule and access to the VIP no-wait line.


The Santa Workshop Experience Icon Park Orlando



Orlando REP Presents True North

Various Dates Now through December 22, 2022


TRUE NORTH is a magical and insightful story about being authentic, accepting change, and holding an unwavering hope in the magic of Christmas.


Orlando REP Presents True North



Orlando Shakes Presents A Christmas Carol

Various Dates Now through December 24, 2022


Back by popular demand for the holiday season, the much loved story of the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future, together with Scrooge’s ultimate redemption once again graces the Margeson Theater in Orlando, as the Orlando Shakes present their 2022 production of A Christmas Carol.


Plus, patrons enjoy fresh hot cocoa and chocolate chip cookies at intermission and hear gorgeous carols too!


This Orland tradition is a must see show, and so much fun for the whole family.


Orlando Shakes Presents A Christmas Carol



Deck The Seas At SEA LIFE Aquarium Orlando

Now through January 1, 2023


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


Just in time for the holiday season, SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium at ICON Park is once again hosting the popular Deck the Seas event.


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.


Plus on weekends, you can meet SEA LIFe's Sharky dressed up in his holiday best!


On Wednesdays at 1.00 pm before Christmas, you can see Scuba Claus and his elf diving with stingrays, sharks, sea turtles and more, plus hear the story of FISHmas!


Deck The Seas At SEA LIFE Aquarium Orlando



Sunset Walk Holinights Celebration

Now through December 24, 2022


Join the Promenade at Sunset Walk for Holinights Celebration, featuring Santa Claus, Mischievous Elves, Towering Toy Soldiers, Live Music & Tree Lighting Nightly, Snow Ball Fights with the Mischievous Elves, Holiday Craft & Street Markets, Car Shows & More!

Enjoy over 2 Dozen Unique Restaurants, Arcades, Movie Theaters, & Shops.

Holinights Celebration features Santa Claus, Mischievous Elves, Towering Toy Soldiers, Live Music & Tree Lighting Nightly, Snow Ball Fights with the Mischievous Elves, Holiday Craft & Street Markets, Car Shows & More!


Promenade at Sunset Walk Holinights Celebration



Oh, What Fun! At Lake Nona

Now through December 24, 2022

With nightly snowfalls, live entertainment, photo ops and memorable encounters that will amaze and enchant, Oh, What Fun! makes the holidays magical for everyone.


Enjoy all your favorite chilly-weather foods as sweet-treats stations and pop-up stands offer specialty snacks and beverages made especially for the season.


Enjoy classic Christmas tales with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Santa’s Cottage. Stroll through Lake Nona’s very own Holiday Market for some Christmas shopping or explore the Evergreen Christmas Tree Trail.


Snap memories in front of the picture-perfect photo walls and Peppermint Square’s 24-foot Christmas tree centerpiece with family and friends.


Enjoy live shows throughout the festival including showcases from local schools, professional carolers, an all-new modern circus performance, live bands and the return of Peppermint Square’s cutest emcee, Peppermint the Penguin.


Come ready to get your groove on as Peppermint leads the dance party with The Hollywood Holidays in front of The Beacon.


Lastly, enjoy “Lake Snow-na” nightly snowfall for a Florida Christmas like no other!


Oh, What Fun! At Lake Nona Holiday Christmas Festival



Now Snowing At Celebration

Now through December 30, 2022

Now Snowing in Celebration, Central Florida’s original and premier Snowing event, offers one of the area’s only synthetic ice rinks, special community performances by some of the area’s top young talent, and special concert events throughout the season


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 6:00, 7:00, 8:00 and 9:00 pm. It’s a true throwback to the traditional family style holiday.


Now Snowing At Celebration


Downtown Orlando For The Holidays

Now through December 23, 2022

Experience the sights and sounds of the season when visiting Downtown for the Holidays. Throughout the entire month of December, downtown Orlando is offering free holiday events for all to enjoy!


See the beautifully illuminated Eola Wonderland Christmas Tree and watch in wonder as the lights dance to popular holiday music.


And be sure to stop by the Eola House to see Santa!


Downtown Orlando For The Holidays



Pirates Dinner Adventure Holiday Show

Now through December 31, 2022

Ho! Ho! Ho! If you’re looking for a new tradition the whole family will love, get ready for a jolly good time and a swashbuckling adventure right here in Orlando, Santa’s even made his way from the North Pole to Central Florida to celebrate the holidays at Pirates Dinner Adventure!


Starting November 25, Pirates Dinner Adventure will be spreading Christmas cheer with extra special holiday offerings through December 31.


Guests can experience the action, romance and excitement of the classic dinner show with a holiday overlay featuring Christmas music and a ship-side visit from a special guest at the end of the show!


During the post-show Buccaneer Bash, guests can party with pirates and take pictures with the Jolly Old Elf himself!


Pirates Dinner Adventure Holiday Show

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