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’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’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)
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)
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)
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)
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
Casiola Orlando vacation homes you’ll love
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!
Luxury condo w/view of lake, pool and fireworks! - Next to conv. center
Condo - Vista Cay Resort - OrlandoThis amazing 2BD/2BA top floor condo (no noisy upstairs neighbors!) has been completely renovated and provides the ultimate luxury experience for up to 6 guests! Enjoy your morning coffee on the balcony, overlooking beautiful Lake Cay and the Vista Cay resort pool, or relax under a gorgeous sunset and watch the SeaWorld fireworks (*select nights only*) with a glass of wine! The Florida sun shines beautifully through the living room's floor-to-ceiling windows, creating a peaceful atmosphere for you to kick back and relax on the comfortable sofa. This space features a large smart TV with premium cable and free HBO. The fully equipped kitchen offers stainless steel appliances and everything you need to cook up delicious meals to share at the dining table or breakfast bar! Need to get some work done during your stay? We've got you covered with a full size desk, comfortable chair and super high speed internet (up to 400 Mbps). Dream away in our master suite with comfortable king size bed, a large smart TV and a spacious en-suite bathroom with a walk-in shower, toilet and sink. The second suite provides 2 queen size beds, a large Smart TV and a roomy en-suite bathroom with a walk-in shower, toilet and double sink. You will be staying at THE best location inside Vista Cay: building (#9) is closest to the main resort pool, clubhouse, fitness and game room. A large Publix grocery store, Walgreens convenience store, 7-Eleven gas station and many restaurants like Dunkin', Subway, Chick-fil-A, NY Pizza to name a few, are just steps away. Vista Cay Resort is right next door to the Orange County Convention Center, and less than 15 minutes away from all major Orlando theme parks and attractions, including Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, SeaWorld, I-Drive and the Orlando International Airport (MCO).
4BD/4BA Private Pool Townhome at Storey Lake!
Townhome - Storey Lake Resort - OrlandoFrom a couples getaway to a girls weekend, you’ll love this fabulous townhome in Storey Lake Resort with great features like complimentary Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs in each bedroom and washer and dryer in-unit. With views of the pool, the comfortable living room has a contemporary cool vibe with low-back couch and two velvet blue chairs. You’ll love spending time out on the back patio, where the splash pool beckons you to cool off and the outdoor table is ideal for dining al fresco. **Optional pool heat is available for $35/day + tax. - We recommend adding this option to your reservation between the months of November and April.** While you prep meals in the fully-equipped kitchen, put your sous chefs to work at the large center island. The kitchen also has stainless matte appliances, granite counters and pantry. Sit down to a yummy home-cooked dinner or challenge your family to a board game night at the formal dining table that seats six. Tons of natural light flow into the main-floor first bedroom, offering a king bed and en-suite bathroom with walk-in shower. Upstairs, the second bedroom would make a great master suite with its king bed, large closet and en-suite bathroom with double sinks and tub/shower combination. Take a trip into a galaxy far away in the third bedroom, where the kids will find plenty of sleeping spots on the king bed and a set of twin-over-twin bunk beds. The fourth bedroom is fun for the little ones too, with character mural, queen bed and twin-over-twin bunk beds. Storey Lake is just minutes from Disney World, Universal Studios, SeaWorld and all the best sites in Orlando. You don't have to leave the resort though to find plenty to do - Storey Lake offers a swimming pool with lazy river, two water slides, splash pad, beach area, fishing, kayaking, canoeing and other outdoor sports. Guests also have access to the poolside café, clubhouse, fitness facility and business center.
Private Pool *Game Room *Themed Bdrms *FREE Resort Access
House - Storey Lake Resort - OrlandoModern architecture, state-of-the-art furnishings, and hip-to-the-minute décor make this 5 bedroom, 5 bath getaway in Storey Lake a safe haven for luxury and comfort. This home is brimming with amenities, from an action-packed game room, Star Wars themed bedrooms, your very own private pool with built-in spa, and a splash of everything in between. Enter and observe a fully up-to-date kitchen, fashionable dining area, and expansive living space. This engaging hotspot offers you plenty of room to spread out and begin living the good life. Showcasing a spacious sectional, large wall-mounted TV, gorgeous granite countertops, and deluxe stainless-steel appliances, you and your family will want for nothing while you’re aboard this fully equipped dwelling of your dreams. The Master bedroom’s lavish settings, fine fittings, designer night tables, and decorative king size bed are guaranteed to take your breath away. The on-trend en-suite, featuring a dual vanity and glass stall shower, will be calling your name at the end of a long hard day of lounging by the pool. Next, you’ll find a chic boudoir displaying a delicate palate devised to sooth the soul. A queen size bed paired perfectly with complementary duvets and subtle embellishments help provide a touch of elegance while offering space to unpack and unwind. If you’re a fan of Pac-man, Space Invaders, or Frogger, you won’t want you won’t want to miss this; Adorned with posters and gaming accoutrement, this next room exhibits a familiar favorite vintage arcade for the old-school gamer in all of us. Take a stroll down the hall to find a bedroom that brings meaning to the words dapper and debonair. A king size bed with stately framing and a palatial en-suite raises this regal sleeping chamber to the next level. Never has an understated room said quite so much. If your heart yearns for happily ever after's filled with the fab five, have we got the room for you! Two twin beds, matching pillows, coverings, and your pals Mickey, Minnie, Donald, Goofy, and Pluto make this festive room absolutely glow with illuminations… literary! You will even find a conveniently located nearby bathroom that dons a Mickey and Minnie shower curtain, artwork, and towels. Oh boy! If you have any Jedis in the family, this is the room for them. It is safe to say that the force is strong with this room, given its star-studded ceiling, Death Star wallpaper, life-size Storm Trooper wall decal, and matching TIE Fighter comforters on both twin size beds. But, beware… Darth Vader and his mobile space station and galactic superweapon lurk in the bathroom nearby. Last, but certainly not least, step outside and leave your worries behind. Throw a few steaks on the grill and take advantage of dining al fresco upon the outdoor dining table. And if you’re really ready to kick this retreat into high gear, take a dip in your very own private pool with a built-in spa. **You can turn your spa into a hot tub by adding an optional pool and spa heat package for only $35/day + tax. - We recommend adding this option to your reservation between the months of November and April.** STOREY LAKE RESORT This beautiful resort is just minutes from Disney World, Universal Studios, SeaWorld and all the best sites in Orlando! BUT, you won't have to leave the resort to find plenty to do, as Storey Lake offers a swimming pool with a lazy river, two water slides, splash pad, beach area, fishing, kayaking, canoeing and other outdoor sports, and MORE! *As a guest of Storey Lake, you will also have FREE access to the poolside café, clubhouse, fitness facility and business center*
Private Pool, In-Home Gym, Movie Theater, Game Room + BBQ! *Sleeps 27*
House - Solterra Resort - OrlandoThis massive, luxurious 13 bedroom/11 bath abode in Solterra Resort boasts a pool, spa, game room, themed bedrooms, and ample accommodations for up to 27 guests! A spacious household in a gorgeous, gated community, this vacation home is more than just a place to rest, relax, recharge, and retreat… it’s a lifestyle. So, live your life in style, the way you were meant to live. As a guest of Solterra Resort, you'll have access to all amenities, including: -5,600 Square Foot Clubhouse -Fitness Center -Pool w/Water Slide + Lazy River -Pool-Side Lounge w/Outdoor Fireplace -Poolside Cabanas -Café Sol Bar and Grill -Play Zone -Tennis Courts -And more! THE SPACE: From the moment you step inside, a commodious open concept complete with pastoral flooring invites you into your new getaway. The galley drips of delight, showcasing stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, elegant cabinetry, complementary pendant lighting, and an island for four. Bejeweled with a stylish selection of fashionable fixtures, the living room and dining room both accommodate sixteen, rendering it the perfect place to throw that family vacation you’ve always dreamed of hosting. Conveniently located on the lower level, you will also find a washer and dryer. Whether you’re a dart defender, foosball fiddler, ping pong player or air hockey hotshot, the game room is where you can unleash your inner competitor! More of a gamer? We’ve got you covered with two PS4 consoles and two wall-mounted flat screen TVs! The 1st level offers several dwellings, each with their own distinct personality and charm, while offering copious amounts of room to unpack and unwind. Bedroom #1 showcases a queen size bed, designer dresser, matching nightstands, decorative lighting, supplementary seating, a wall-mounted flat-screen TV, and your very own deluxe en-suite! Bedroom #2 and Bedroom #4 offer a king size bed and private bathroom, while Bedroom #3 presents a cozier queen size bed and private bathroom. Bedroom #5 shows off a contemporary vibe, with modish fixtures and a generous queen size bed. Head upstairs to break away from the crowd, where you’ll find more fun waiting just for you; play a round of Texas Hold’em, shoot some pool, or throw a good old fashioned movie night in your very own built-in private movie theater… popcorn maker included! Down the hall, you’ll even find a gym, designed specifically to keep your routine in check, allowing you to have a guilt-free vaca. Up there you’ll notice several themed rooms aimed to please. Whether you love mischievous yellow dudes or one happy go lucky magical mouse, there is a room for everyone! Bedrooms #6 holds a lot of adventure in store, highlighting two twin beds. Bedroom #7 shows off a king size bed and private bathroom. Bedroom #8 is destined to delight with on-trend furnishings, two windows, and a queen size bed. Bedroom #9 touts two twin beds and décor dedicated to the leader of the club, that’s made for you and me! Bedroom #10 provides a king size bed with a bold headboard and an ultra-sleek dresser. Bedroom #11 offers a full bed, a twin bed, and is ideal for the Lego fan in the family. Bedroom #12 poses two twin beds and a character clad room perfect for two princesses and one lovable snowman! Bedroom #13 features a queen size bed and a tranquil oceanic color palate. The 14th bedroom has been converted into a personal in-home gym! (Please note, there is no bedding in this room) If you really want to live it up, head outside to the private pool! A lanai covers the area to ensure maximum comfort, while additional outdoor seating provides you with an opportunity to bask in the sun and soak up those rays. You can turn your spa into a hot tub by adding an optional pool and spa heat package for only $35/day + tax. **We recommend adding this option to your reservation between the months of November and April. ** This home's location offers easy access to Interstate 4, so you can be at Walt Disney World in less than 20 minutes and Universal Studios and SeaWorld in 30 minutes. Plus, there are tons of dining options, retail stores and two grocery stores just five minutes away.
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