Christmas in Orlando

Christmas Vacation in Orlando

Celebrating Christmas in Orlando is sure to create magical family memories. What better way to celebrate the season than by telling the kids they get to enjoy a Christmas in Orlando Disney vacation!

An Orlando Christmas remains one of the most popular vacations imaginable for families worldwide. The Orlando area lights up for with plenty of holiday cheer from the theme parks and attractions to Orlando restaurants Christmas decor. And the list of events goes on and on. Enjoy light shows, parades, holiday shows, and much more.

Experience the Holiday Excitement at the Theme Parks!

Christmas in Orlando

Holiday Fun at Walt Disney World Resort. An Orlando Disney Christmas can begin at Disney’s Magic Kingdom where you can celebrate Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, enjoy a festive holiday parade complete with an appearance by Santa Clause, fireworks, experience an amazing array of holiday decorations and musical performances that are sure to mesmerize.

Meanwhile, Disney’s Epcot offers special annual events such as Holidays Around the World – a celebration of unique traditions from around the globe and a stirring Candlelight Processional featuring a retelling of the story of Christmas as narrated by a celebrity guest.

Shamu's Christmas Celebration at SeaWorld Orlando. Even SeaWorld gets into the mix with its own Christmas Celebration, offering up holiday shows, decorations and attractions such as Shamu Christmas Miracles, Winter Wonderland on Ice and The Polar Express Experience.

Christmas in Orlando

LEGOLAND Florida’s Christmas Bricktacular Legoland, known as one of the best theme parks for toddlers and children in the Central Florida area, has a very special Christmas celebration for everyone. Have a festive and magical day with a giant Christmas tree made out of LEGOs, meet Santa Claus, toy soldiers, thousands of lights, and gorgeous decoration.

Other Holiday Events in Orlando

Cirque Du Soleil’s La Nouba

Even though this show is performed all year-round, it is always a great option during the Holiday season. With eye-popping colors and acrobats, this magnificent performance will leave you and your family breathless and full of excitement. This is a must during your Holiday vacation!

Orlando Ballet: The Nutcracker

Every year, the famous Orlando Ballet brings the classic Nutcracker performance back to life with their beautiful choreography, music and storytelling. Don’t miss out this magical event that includes falling snow and candy canes!

Frequently Asked Questions

Orlando Christmas Weather – How cold is Orlando in December?

With a sub-tropical climate and seasonally warm temperatures, central Florida is the perfect escape from the snow and cold. Even on a Christmas vacation, families can swim, golf, shop, sightsee, or visit one of the exceptional parks that make Orlando the theme park capital of the world.

December temperatures in Orlando average a near perfect high of 73°F and a comfortable low of 50°F.

What are some things to do on Christmas Day in Orlando, FL?

For most people, the go-to options are the theme parks! They are open all holiday season, including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day! The theme parks include many holiday performances and celebrations, opportunities to meet Santa Claus and your favorite characters, and dine at fun and themed restaurants. But if you are looking for even more options consider the many attractions on International Drive. Places such as Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf, Fun Spot Orlando, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Wonderworks, Coca-Cola Orlando Eye, andmore are all open on Christmas Day.

Where can I eat in Orlando on Christmas Day?

Your best bet for finding many restaurant options open on Christmas Day is to visit places such as Disney Springs or Universal’s City Walk. These popular areas offer various dining options that will surely make your Christmas Day extra special! In Disney Springs, you will find restaurants such as The Boathouse, Morimoto Asia, Paddlefish, Planet Hollywood Observatory, STK Orlando, Frontera Cocina, and the list goes on and on. On Universal’s City Walk you have restaurants like Hard Rock Café Orlando, VIVO Italian Kitchen, The Cowfish Sushi Burger, Antojitos Authentic Mexican Food, Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Chicken, and more.

Are the Orlando theme parks open on Christmas Day?

Short answer, yes! We do recommend checking with Disney World for specific park hours but you can bet that all four Disney theme parks are open on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Other major theme parks such as Universal Studios Florida, Islands of Adventure, SeaWorld Orlando and Legoland Florida are also open on December 24 (Christmas Eve) and December 25 (Christmas Day).

Where can I go see Christmas Lights in Orlando?

In almost every corner of Orlando, FL you will find a street or area that is covered in Christmas Lights! Still we recommend checking out one of the following: Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Disney Springs, and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom, SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration, downtown Orlando’s gigantic Christmas tree, or the town of Celebration, FL that also features a nightly “snowfall.”

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