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Where To Eat Christmas Day Dinner In Orlando

Updated: Apr 17, 2023

The holidays are a time for family and friends to come together and celebrate the holidays, and here in Orlando, it's an extra special time as the theme parks and attractions transform into magical winter wonderlands, entertaining guests from throughout the world who want to celebrate the holidays right here in Central Florida, without the cold!


Christmas Day is especially special, and whether you're an Orlando local, or a traveller who calls Orlando your home, away from home, we've put together a delectable list of restaurants offing special Yuletide Feasts fit for a hungry Santa Claus and all his elves!


Enjoy the list, and make sure to check it twice of course, we're sure you will find somewhere just perfect for you and yours to celebrate Christmas Day here in Orlando.


Have a very Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays!


Where To Eat Christmas Day Diner In Orlando 2022

Christmas Day Dining In Orlando


From resort restaurants, and standalone favorites, to the grandest of holiday buffets, here’s how Orlando is setting the table for Christmas 2022. Please note:

Reservations are strongly recommended and required where noted.


Prices do not include taxes, service charges and gratuities.



INTERNATIONAL DRIVE ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando

On Dec. 25, this resort will serve a Christmas Day Buffet in Trattoria del Porto from noon – 9 p.m., as well as a Christmas Day Menu in Mama Della’s Ristorante from 5 – 10 p.m.

Pricing: $80 adults, $37 children 3 – 9 (under 3 free) — Trattoria del Porto; $65 adults, $25 children 3 – 9 (under 3 free) — Mama Della’s.


Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando


Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando

At The Kitchen, enjoy a Christmas Day Brunch from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Pricing: $75 adults, $35 children 3 – 9 (under 3 free).


Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando


Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando

This resort will have a Christmas Day Buffet in the Islands Dining Room from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Pricing: $75 adults, $35 children 3 – 9 (under 3 free).


Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando


Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando

At Amatista Cookhouse, enjoy a Christmas Day Buffet from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Pricing: $75 adults, $35 children 3 – 9 (under 3 free).


Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando


Cafe Tu Tu Tango

On I-Drive, Cafe Tu Tu Tango will have a Christmas Day Bottomless Brunch with a carving station and bottomless sides.


Cafe Tu Tu Tango

Hyatt Regency Orlando

On International Drive, Hyatt Regency Orlando is offering two Thanksgiving dining options:

Holiday Cena:

A modern Italian steakhouse, Fiorenzo will have several holiday specials, including Grilled Polpo ($15), Grilled Radiccio ($12), Porchetta Roast ($34), and Eggnog Panna Cotta ($12).


Holiday Dinner:

B-Line Diner is serving Pepper Crusted Prime Rib with traditional fixings for $24 per guest, as well as Red Velvet Candy Cane Cheesecake priced at $7.


Hyatt Regency Orlando


Mia’s Italian Kitchen

Located on I-Drive, Mia’s Italian Kitchen will have a three-course, prix-fixe Christmas meal with your choice of starters, entrees and desserts. A kids’ meal will also be available.

Mia’s Italian Kitchen Orlando


Rosen Centre

On International Drive, Rosen Centre will have a bountiful Christmas Buffet from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., including soups, market salads, local and international cheeses and tropical fruit, antipasto, seafood, pasta, sushi, breakfast items, hot buffet, a kids’ buffet, and more.

Pricing: $58.95 adults ($65.95 at the door), $24.95 children 4 – 11 (under 4 free).

Rosen Centre


Rosen Plaza

From 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Rosen Plaza will have a Christmas Day Buffet with soups, salads, antipasto, cheeses, seafood, make-your-own pasta, entrees, a carving station and desserts.

Pricing: $55.95 adults, $23.95 children 4 – 11 (under 4 free).


Rosen Plaza


Rosen Shingle Creek

Close to Universal Orlando Resort, Cafe Osceola at Rosen Shingle Creek will have a Christmas Day Brunch from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., featuring multiple entree options, soups, salads, market displays, seafood, dim sum, stir-fry dishes, pasta, a carving station, accompaniments, breakfast items and desserts. Reservations are required.

Pricing: $89.95 adults, $37.95 children 4 – 11 (under 4 free); 25% discount for Florida residents.


Rosen Shingle Creek


Tapa Toro Tapas Bar & Paella Pit

On Dec. 25, Tapa Toro at ICON Park ®is offering a Christmas Day Brunch Buffet from 10:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. and an a-la-carte Christmas dinner from 4 – 10 p.m., with flamenco dancing entertainment at both seatings.

Pricing: $45 adults, $16 children under 10 (Brunch Buffet).


Tapa Toro Tapas Bar & Paella Pit



KISSIMMEE & LAKE BUENA VISTA AREA

Encore Resort At Reunion

Join Santa at Encore Resort at Reunion for a magical, holiday dining experience where you and the family will revel in the Christmas day magic while dining with Santa Claus in an enchanting holiday brunch at Finn’s Restaurant on December 25th, from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

Pricing: $70* per adult, 1 child 12 and under eats free with 1 accompanying adult.$15* each additional child age 3–12


Join Santa at Encore Resort at Reunion

Caribe Royale Orlando

Minutes from Walt Disney World Resort, Caribe Royale Orlando has two Thanksgiving dining options for 2022:

Christmas Brunch (11 a.m. – 4 p.m.):

Tropicale will have a multi-station brunch menu, including soups, omelets, roasted meats, sushi, seafood, Mediterranean bites, desserts, candies and more.

Pricing: $75 adults, $25 children.


Christmas Dinner (3 – 8 p.m.):

Available at The Venetian Chop House, this feast includes Amuse-Bouche, Oyster Brie and Champagne Soup, salad, your choice of Slow Roasted Prime Rib or Cornish Game Hen, and dessert. A wine pairing can be added for $40.

Pricing: $120 adults, $60 children.


Caribe Royale Orlando

Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace

LetterPress Restaurant at Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace will have a Christmas dinner with all your holiday favorites.

Pricing: Call for details.


Hilton Orlando Buena Vista Palace

Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista

At Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, John T’s Lounge will serve a Christmas dinner with traditional favorites.

Pricing: Call for details.


Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista


JALEO at DISNEY SPRINGS

One of several celebrity chef-headed restaurants at Disney Springs, José Andrés’ JALEO will have several Christmas specials, including Ensalada de Invierno ($12), Conejo al Ajillo ($24), Canelones de Pollo ($18), Estofado de Cordero ($16), and Chuletón a la Parilla (MP).

JALEO at DISNEY SPRINGS

JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa

Choose from multiple Christmas Day dining options at JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa. Reservations are required for all of them.


Christmas Dinner:

At Sear + Sea Woodfire Grill, enjoy a three-course, prix-fixe dinner with a traditional holiday meal from 5 – 10 p.m. Guests 21 and up can also add a wine pairing for an additional $39. Pricing: $135 adults, $45 children 4 – 12 (under 4 free).


Christmas Buffet:

From 12:30 – 8:30 p.m. at UnReserved Food Bazaar, celebrate with live entertainment plus a turkey and prime meats carving station, raw bar and holiday pastries. Seasonal cocktail specials will also be available. Pricing: $135 adults, $55 children 4 – 12 (under 4 free).


JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort & Spa

Meliá Orlando Celebration

At Meliá Orlando Celebration, The Wilson Cocktails & Seafood will have a three-course Christmas menu with your choice of appetizer, entree and dessert, including main courses such as Beef Tenderlooin (additional $15), Squash Ravioli, Grilled Pork Chop and Pan Seared Branzino. A children’s menu will also be available.

Pricing: $60 adults, $14 children under 12.


Meliá Orlando Celebration

Orlando World Center Marriott

From 1 – 6 p.m., Orlando World Center Marriott will have a Christmas Buffet at Latitude & Longitude Restaurant with breads, soups, salads, carving stations, sides, desserts and more.

Pricing: $65 adults, $30 children 4 – 12 (free under 4).

Orlando World Center Marriott


Paddlefish at Disney Springs

At Disney Springs, Paddlefish is offering a Christmas Seafood Bounty ($49) with Key West Pink Shrimp, Cedar Key Little Necks, PEI Mussels, corn bread, red potatoes and sweet corn. Pair the meal with a glass of Pinot Grigio for an additional $8.


Paddlefish at Disney Springs

Rosen Inn Lake Buena Vista

From 11:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., enjoy a Christmas Day Buffet at Rosen Inn Lake Buena Vista’s Bella Vista Ballroom, featuring a scrumptious spread with traditional favorites, a pasta station, market displays, candy and desserts, plus complimentary wine for guests 21 and up.

Pricing: $35.95 adults, $17.95 children 4-11 (under 4 free with paying adult); pricing reflects prepaid reservations, higher rates for non-prepaid reservations and walk-ins.

Rosen Inn Lake Buena Vista



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