When planning a luxury holiday vacation for the end of the year, Orlando may not seem like the first choice to frolic in a winter wonderland. However, Orlando is home to some of the country’s largest, most exciting holiday celebrations and events.
Orlando’s Best Holiday Season Events for Families
- Holidays at Universal Orlando - The holiday celebration at Universal Orlando runs throughout the month of December. At Universal Studios, celebrate one of America’s most honored traditions as the Macy’s Holiday Parade. The parade fills Universal Studios with floats and entertainment that turn the park into an annual yuletide party. If the Macy’s Holiday Parade has just whetted your festive fervor, then the family is sure to enjoy the Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. The twin park is located right next to Universal Studios. It is not unheard of for Santa to visit throughout the park as well.
- The Holidays at Walt Disney World - Who better than Disney to celebrate in a monumental way? The decorations alone bring visitors from around to globe to Walt Disney World Orlando. The breathtaking beauty of the park decorated for the holiday season is unmatched. Disney also offers more exclusive events for December vacationers, such as Holidays Around the World, a global celebration of Christmas traditions at Epcot World Showcase, and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party held at the Magic Kingdom. Mickey’s Party includes special parades, fireworks, and visits from your favorite Disney characters. If it is shopping and dining you enjoy most, the Holidays at Disney Springs is your home for entertainment, seasonal cuisine and that last-minute Christmas shopping.
- SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration - After Thanksgiving, SeaWorld celebrates its annual Christmas festivities throughout the end of the year. Beautifully lit Christmas trees line the park’s lakes as ice skaters bring their fluid magic to the seasonal décor of the SeaWorld celebration. The lakeside Christmas Market is where you will find your favorite seasonal and cinnamon-flavored holiday treats. The market is a treasure for those who enjoy artisan gifts and need to finish crossing a few people off of their Christmas list. Santa also personally hosts his annual Santa’s Fireside Feast at SeaWorld Orlando, its exclusivity will require a separate ticket from your single day admission.
- Ice at Gaylord Palms - Visit Gaylord Palms in Orlando this holiday season to see beautiful ice sculptures. This year, the sculptures and displays will feature Charlie Brown Christmas. All of your favorite Charlie Brown characters and moments will come to life in ice form beginning Friday, November 18.
Whatever your traditions or background, Orlando will bring delightful holiday cheer to your entire family, as its Holiday celebrations are like no other in its world-famous theme parks. Come enjoy the holidays here while staying at a luxury vacation rental home in Orlando.