Holidays in Orlando

Things to do during the Holidays in Orlando

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Orlando is the perfect place to celebrate the Holidays. It offers attractions for everyone in the family, from thrilling rides to educational museums, and plenty of fun holiday events and activities for you to enjoy when you’re visiting Orlando. At Casiola vacation homes we provide a variety of family vacation rentals that allow guests to enjoy the comfort of their own homes and are an excellent alternative to hotels. To help you plan your next vacation to Orlando with your family or friends, we’ve put together our list of the best ways to celebrate the holidays in Orlando here:

SeaWorld Orlando’s Christmas Celebration (Select Dates, Nov. 11, 2022 – Jan. 3, 2023)

SeaWorld Orlando Christmas Celebration

SeaWorld Orlando’s Christmas Celebration is a holiday event that runs from November 11, 2022, to January 3, 2023. It includes a parade, shows, and other special events. It is a great way to celebrate the holidays with your family.

SeaWorld Orlando transforms into a winter wonderland with more than 3 million sparkling lights on display in five different areas of the park: SeaWorld’s iconic Sea of Trees; Festival of the Senses; Penguin Encounter; Wild Arctic® and Key West at SeaWorld.

Included with theme park admission, guests are invited to enjoy live entertainment including carolers at The Polar Express™ Train Ride, ice skating demonstrations at SeaWorld’s Celebration Plaza Ice Rink®, meet Santa Claus during Santa’s Seaside Village™ Holiday Welcome Celebration, and participate in our family-friendly festive activities like gingerbread cookie decorating or creating their own stocking stuffer ornament!

Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort (Nov. 12, 2022 – Jan. 1, 2023)

Universal Orlando Christmas

Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s® is an annual event that brings together the best of the season. If you’re visiting during Christmas week, don’t miss out on experiencing The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ as Hogwarts™ castle lights up for the holidays. Festive decor brightens up the streets of Hogsmeade™ and Diagon Alley™ while you enjoy warm Butterbeer™.

Dazzling Nights 2022 (Select Nights, Nov. 25, 2022 – Jan. 1, 2023)

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Dazzling Nights is a holiday light show produced by Creative City Project. The all-ages event transforms the 50-acre Harry P. Leu Gardens into a stunning winter wonderland, with millions of lights and decorated trees displayed throughout the park. Dazzling Nights runs from November 25, 2022, to January 1, 2023.

This year’s theme is “A Snowstorm in a 40-Foot Snow Globe” with over 40 foot tall snow globes that open up to reveal interactive electronic displays inside them! The experience will be even more magical as you explore the wonders of Winter Wonderland at night while sipping hot cocoa or cider while listening to local musicians perform classic Christmas tunes!

70th Annual Winter Park Christmas Parade (Dec. 3, 2022)

Winter Park Christmas Parade

The 70th Annual Winter Park Christmas Parade will take place on Saturday, December 3, 2022. The parade begins at 9 am and lasts until 10.30 am, starting at Eastway Drive between Fairbanks Avenue and Morse Boulevard in Winter Park, Florida. Admission is free!

The Central Florida’s oldest continuous holiday parade is expected to feature large balloons, marching bands and Santa Claus himself stopping by for photos with the kids before heading out on his annual trip around the world delivering presents to children everywhere.

Night of a Million Lights at Island H2O Live! (Nov. 11, 2022 – Jan. 1, 2023)

Night of a Million Lights

The Night of a Million Lights event at Island H2O Live! is a holiday celebration that features more than 1 million lights and a variety of holiday entertainment. The event takes place on select dates in November and December 2022.

Originally hosted by and still benefiting Give Kids the World Village since its inception in 2016, this year the event is moving to Island H2O Live! at Margaritaville Resort Orlando for the first time in 2022.

Lights on Jeater Bend (Nov. 24, 2022 – Dec. 31, 2022)

Lights on Jeater Bend

The all-singing-and-dancing street-wide Christmas light display runs every night throughout the 2022 Holiday Season. Visit Celebration Town Center and enjoy the holiday cheer, excitement and fun! Lights on Jeater Bend is a great place to visit with family, friends, or co-workers during your Orlando vacation from November through December 2022. The lights run nightly from 6 pm through 9.30 pm. The last night will be December 31st 2022. Come early as traffic gets very busy.

The address for this event is 1027 -1036 Jeater Bend Drive in Celebration Florida 34747 Park on Celebration Avenue

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We hope you’re able to make the most of your trip to Orlando, whether it’s for the Holidays or just a short break. All of these activities are perfectly suited to families and couples alike, so no matter who you go with there will be something fun for everyone! Don’t forget that there are plenty of other things to do with kids in Orlando too! Make memories this holiday season in Orlando when you stay at one of our incredible Casiola vacation rentals!

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