There isn’t a shortage of exciting things to do in Orlando this holiday season. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite attractions that are sure to bring lots of cheer to you and your family this holiday:
Christmas in the Wild at ZooTampa
Enjoy a wild Christmas at ZooTampa at Lowry Park. Christmas in the Wild take’s guests inside a Winter Wonderland with twinkling lights, holiday treats, and jolly adventures. Marvel at a 50-foot Christmas tree complete with 12,000 dancing lights, 2,000 ornaments, and an 8-foot star. Melita Christmas Market is an immersive European marketplace with German food and specialty sweets. And of course, guests can learn more about the Zoo’s animals during Animal Mingles. Christmas in the Wild runs Dec. 13-15, 20-23.
Winter’s Wonderland at Clearwater Marine Aquarium
Now through January 6, join Clearwater Marine Aquarium for a splashingly fun holiday celebration. Step inside Winter’s Wonderland with lights, decorations, holiday-themed habitats and more. You can even wish happy holidays to the animals and watch and interact with SCUBA Santa and his elves as they dive underwater in Mavis’s Rescue Holiday.
Colorful Christmas at Crayola Experience
Throw in some extra color to your Christmas during Crayola Experience’s Colorful Christmas. From now through January 5, Crayola Experience will offer 9 new holiday activities ranging from a themed scavenger hunt to watching a light show starring Crayola characters. There will even be snow!
Holidays at Icon Park
ICON Park welcomes families to experience a delightful holiday season with Christmas music and festive decorations throughout the complex. Every evening from now through December 24 The Wheel at Icon Park will be lit in festive colors for a holiday light show. Also, The Pearl Express Train will transform into Santa’s Toy Train and will host Santa himself.
Disney Springs Christmas Tree Trail
Experience the magic of Disney this holiday season with the Christmas Tree Trail at Disney Springs. The trail is lined with 27 holiday trees each decorated for a different Disney character or theme. Star Wars, Little Mermaid, Toy Story, Snow White, Beauty and the Beast are just a few of the trees. The Christmas Tree Trail is open daily now through January 5.
Holidays at LEGOLAND Florida
Christmas is awesome at LEGOLAND Florida. The Orlando theme park offers a combination of seasonal shows, special treats, twinkling lights, dance parties, build activities and more during its Holidays celebration. There is also an impressive 30-foot-tall LEGO Christmas Tree and meet-and-greets with LEGO Santa and LEGO Toy Soldier.
Through December 31, SeaWorld Orlando is making the season brighter with SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration. The park is transformed into a winter wonderland with holiday cheer, excitement and more than 3 million lights. Can’t miss things to do include the all-new Sesame Street Christmas Parade, seasonal shows, the chance to meet Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Santa Claus.
Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley at Universal Studios Florida and Hogsmeade at Universal’s Islands of Adventure are transformed with festive decor and magical lighting for the season. Don’t miss the projection mapping experience on Hogwarts Castle and the holiday treats and drinks, including the popular Butterbeer.
Deck the Seas at Sea Life Aquarium
Experience an underwater winter wonderland at Sea Life Aquarium during the holiday event Deck the Seas. From now through January 6, guests can get into the spirit of the season with festive decor throughout the aquarium as well as the chance to meet Scuba Claus and his elves. Scuba Claus is available Fridays through Sundays at 2:30 & 5:30 p.m. Fridays through Sundays, also include the reading of “Twas the Night Before Fishmas” at 12:30 and 4:30 p.m.
Holidays in Space
Enjoy an out-of-this-world holiday during Holidays in Space at Kennedy Space Center. Now through December 31, celebrate the season with a 1960’s-inspired holiday. Step through the rocket archway decked out for the holidays and enter into a retro wonderland. Enjoy 10,000 sparkling lights, holiday decor and music, interactive photo opportunities, space trivia and more.