Orlando for Christmas

Christmas Guide to Orlando

When you’re looking to infuse a bit of well-deserved magic into your Christmas celebrations, there’s no place better to be than Orlando, Florida! The city is brimming over with holiday fun and activities to enjoy, and the ambiance is sure to inspire as well. Between the mild weather and access to entertainment, there’s no reason to delay when you’re ready to make the most of the adventure. Consider this guide your starting point to what is bound to be an unforgettable Christmas in Orlando from start to finish.

Make the Most of Disney Theme Park Fun

Christmas is an amazing time of year to enjoy time at Orlando’s many theme parks. Whether you’re traveling with kids this holiday or are simply a kid at heart, there are options for everyone to enjoy! Head over to Disney’s Magic Kingdom over Christmas to make the most of the Cinderella Castle at night. During this time of year, it’s often illuminated when the sun goes down with holiday projections, displays, and fireworks overhead! Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is also in full swing this time of year, running November 8th through December 22nd. The lineup of party activities includes everything from parades and live musical performances to fireworks and character meet and greets.

Those who make their way to Epcot will find themselves just in time to celebrate the International Festival of the Holidays. Running November 25th through December 30th, this festival offers guests access to holiday fun performances, customized apparel, and souvenirs to purchase as well as a full lineup of holiday fare to savor every step of your way through the park.

Enjoy Christmas Shopping at Disney Springs

If you’re needing to check a few last-minute shopping items off the list this Christmas, you’ll likely find everything you’re looking for and more at Disney Springs. This spectacular shopping and dining area is decked out in its holiday best over Christmas and much of what’s available to purchase comes with holiday flair. That includes the food and drink options as well as the live music. In 2022, Disney Springs is hosting a Let It Snow event where fabricated flurries will fall in Town Center. They’re also hosting a Christmas Tree Stroll and an opportunity for little ones to visit with Santa and get a photo on December 24th.

Savor the Fun at Universal Studios

Christmas fun kicks off at Universal Orlando Studios starting November 12th in 2022 and running through January 1, 2023. Those who find themselves here can make the most of the annual holiday parade as well as a Wizarding World of Harry Potter ready to thrill with its magical Christmas décor! Mannheim Steamroller will be performing at Universal over Christmas this year, while the Holiday Tribute Store will also be up and running for those interested in browsing a variety of holiday-themed treats and merchandise.

Night of a Million Lights

Travelers coming to Orlando for Christmas hoping to contribute to a good cause filled with holiday spirit will find the opportunity at Night of a Million Lights. This event runs on select evenings between November 11th and January 1st. Admission is donation based and guests can make their way through a dazzling display of over three million holiday lights! The event also includes a kids’ fun zone, nightly musical performances, and visits with Santa. Proceeds from the event go to Give Kids The World Village, which provides critically ill children and their families with access to weekend getaways that are designed to inspire.

Harry P. Leu Gardens

Finding a tranquil and scenic moment in Orlando is always achieved at the Harry P. Leu Gardens. Over Christmastime, there’s even more to enjoy with the arrival of the Dazzling Nights events hosted here. Between November 25th and January 1st, guests can see this 50-acre destination transformed into a twinkling winter wonderland! There’s an interactive walk to enjoy complete with a snow dome, candy cane lane, neon-illuminated flowers, and a laser light show with singers later in the evening. Kids can enjoy a play zone while food and holiday beverages will be readily available as well. Tickets start at $22 for kids and $25 for adults.

Book Your Christmas in Orlando Getaway Today

Savor every second of your vacation in Orlando for Christmas when you book your holiday vacation rental through the team at Casiola Orlando. Our collection of options keeps guests close to the places they can’t wait to enjoy while offering up amazing amenities, luxury, and superior style standards too. Browse our rentals online and start turning those travel plans into a reality soon. We can’t wait to welcome you to sunny Orlando this Christmas!

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