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Ho! Ho! Ho! Where to meet Santa Claus in Orlando

Updated: Nov 25, 2023

Orlando truly is a magical place to enjoy the holidays, and the biggest attraction for the kids is a visit to Santa of course, and we've got you covered here at Gotta Go Orlando with an all nice list of places you can visit Santa right here in Orlando, and don't worry we've checked the list twice!


meet santa in orlando

MEET SANTA AT ORLANDO’S THEME PARKS


The holidays are a magical time to visit the theme parks here in Orlando, with Christmas parties on Main Street USA in the Magic Kingdom, a sea of trees in SeaWorld Orlando with millions of twinkling lights, and even a massive holiday parade every day in Universal Studios Florida,


The theme parks truly put on a holiday spectacle unlike anywhere in the world, and of course you can meet Santa too!


meet santa in walt Disney world

Walt Disney World

November 11 - December 31, 2023

Find Santa at all four Walt Disney World Theme Parks: Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom.


Plus you can meet a tropical dressed Santa at Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park.


Outside of the theme parks, you can meet Santa at Disney Springs too, and you won't need park admission to meet him here, although an online reservation is required.


Universal ORLANDO Grinchmas The Grinch

Universal Orlando Resort

November 17 - December 31, 2023

Although you can't actually meet Santa at Universal Orlando Resort, you can see Santa headline Universal's Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s at Universal Studios Florida, and watch as he lights the park’s Christmas tree during the parade’s finale every night.


You can however meet The Grinch though at Islands Of Adventure, and trust us you HAVE to meet The Grinch, it's a unique and fun experience for all the family, and at Universal Studios Florida, you can meet Universal's unique holiday character Earl The Squirrel!


Santa SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando

Select Dates, November 10 - December 31, 2023

SeaWorld Orlando go all in on Christmas celebrations and the kids can share wishes and dreams with Santa Claus in the Shoppes along SeaWorld’s Waterfront.


You can even have Dinner with Santa in the Christmas Dining Hall.


Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer SeaWorld Orlando

Plus, meet Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and friends at Rudolph’s Christmastown in Wild Arctic.


 LEGO Santa, LEGO Gingerbread LEGOLAND Florida Christmas

LEGOLAND Florida

Select Days, November 24 - December 31, 2023

At LEGOLAND Florida enjoy a brick-macular Christmas! See LEGO Santa, LEGO Gingerbread, Holiday Unikitty and more at LEGOLAND Florida. You can also discover a giant LEGO Christmas tree, unforgettable seasonal shows, holiday characters, special treats, LEGO activities, twinkling lights and more during Holidays at LEGOLAND Florida.


Busch Gardens Tampa Santa

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

November 13, 2023 to January 4, 2024

Celebrate the holidays with animal encounters, thrilling rides, holiday inspired culinary delights and festive shows like Christmas on Ice.


Plus, the entire family will enjoy heart warming moments with Santa and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer!



Bass Pro Shops Santa’s Workshop
November 4, 2023 – December 24, 2023

Experience the magic of Christmas at Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops on International Drive.


Santa at Wall Crawl Orlando

Wall Crawl Orlando
Select Days, November 5 - December 22, 2023

Enjoy a one-hour semi-private experience with Santa, complete with songs, stories and professional photo packages.


Wall Crawl has 20-plus holiday-themed backdrops, cheerful props and optional professional photo packages to make your Christmas photos pop.


Pups, props and outfit changes are welcome, and fully private experiences are available for a truly personalized Santa session.


Christmas & Holiday Events Happening In Orlando ICON PARK SANTA WORKSHOP EXPERIENCE

Santa's Workshop At ICON Park
Nov. 10 – 22 & Nov. 24 – Dec. 26, 2023

The entire family can enjoy The Santa Workshop Experience at I-Drive's entertainment destination ICON Park, which 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.


Santa Photo Experience at The Mall At Millenia

Santa Photo Experience at The Mall At Millenia
November 10 - December 14, 2023

The Magic of Santa is Back! Celebrate the holiday season with The Mall At Millenia once again as they present their classic Santa Photo Experience.


Make new holiday memories and share moments with Santa.


Meet Santa at The Florida Mall

Meet Santa at The Florida Mall
November 16 - December 24, 2023

Bring your family, friends and even pets to meet Santa at The Florida Mall.


Sensory-friendly sessions are also available on select dates with Caring Santa, created exclusively for children with special needs.


Reservations are highly recommended for all Santa experiences, and you can even receive a free phone call from Santa when you book online.


Pictures with Santa at Altamonte Mall

Pictures with Santa at Altamonte Mall
November 16 - December 24, 2023

Taking photos with Santa is the perfect way to create lasting memories for the holidays. Get into the festive spirit by making a trip to visit the big guy at Altamonte Mall!


Pictures with Santa at The Oviedo Mall

Oviedo Mall Santa Photos
November 24 - December 24, 2023

The magic of the holidays is at the Oviedo Mall, and Santa Claus is closer than you think. Bring your family for professional photos with Santa. Make a reservation now!


Enjoy a one-hour semi-private experience with Santa, complete with songs, stories and professional photo packages. Get details here.


Holiday Ho-Ho-Ho Down GATORLAND

GATORLAND

Sorry, but you sadly you can't meet Santa at Gatorland, but you can meet the one-and-only Gator Claus, the Merry Elves and more as part of the historic attraction’s Holiday Ho-Ho-Ho Down event!


Santa and mrs Claus Lake Nona Oh, What Fun!

LAKE NONA
December 7 - 24, 2023

Enjoy Christmas Tales with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Oh, What Fun! holiday festival in Lake Nona Town Center.


This magical annual event also features nightly snowfall, live entertainment, specialty treats and more to make your season bright.

Santa’s Enchanted Workshop at Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores

SANTA’S ENCHANTED WORKSHOP

For a truly unique holiday experience, head to Santa’s Enchanted Workshop at Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores, where families can enjoy private one-hour sessions with old Saint Nick.


Children can find their name on the nice list, then enter Santa’s workshop for milk and cookies, stories and unforgettable one-on-one time with the big guy himself.


Photos from the session are digitally processed and hand painted by a master artist, creating heirloom-quality art that you’ll treasure for generations to come.


Meet Santa At Gaylord Palms Orlando

ICE AT GAYLORD PALMS
Nov. 17, 2023 - Jan. 3, 2024

You’ve made your list, now check it twice and head to the North Pole to deliver it in person.


Meet Santa at his Alpine Village, then explore a winter wonderland at ICE at Gaylord Palms.


Additional ticketed attractions include a dazzling acrobatics show, ice tubing, story time with Mrs. Claus, magnificent sculptures hand-carved from more than 2 million pounds of ice, and more. Advance reservations are required for all activities.


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