We’re pretty spoiled here in Orlando when it comes to Christmas celebrations.
Think about it, we’re a huge city with plenty of holiday festivities already, then add to that, the theme parks and you have a Christmas lovers paradise…aka ME!
So, I dug up what each theme park is planning for the holidays and my annual passes will be getting a workout this year!
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – Meet Rudolph and friends at SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration®. Rudolph leads the way to Christmas joy and holiday fun with all-new ways of making spirits bright. Bring your family and share classic Rudolph traditions while creating your own through exciting holiday events and activities.
Santa at the Wild Arctic – All new this holiday season, SeaWorld invites you and yours to take a ride to the top of the world to meet the Arctic’s most famous resident…Santa Claus.
Clyde and Seamore’s Countdown to Christmas – Sea Lion and Otter Stadium celebrates the season in a hilarious Christmas comedy! Those loveable sea lions Clyde and Seamore, along with a few mischievous otters, a comical elf, and even a jolly walrus, invite you and yours to their fun-filled holiday celebration.
Elmo’s Christmas Wish – The holidays have arrived, and everybody’s Sesame Street® friends have come to SeaWorld® Orlando for a festive and fun musical celebration! Elmo’s Christmas Wish will soon become your child’s favorite show. Join Rosita, Grover, Zoe and Cookie Monster as they work together to help Elmo find his Christmas wish!
O Wondrous Night – Hear the greatest story never told with over 30 carols, live-size puppets and live animals in this signature show that will charm, entertain and delight people from all walks of life. Lots of singing, special effects and incredible lighting enhance this production and holiday spirit. It’s a live nativity that only SeaWorld can bring to life.
Sea Of Trees – Take a walk through our wintery, watery wonderland and immerse yourself in a sea of holiday trees. Our glistening forest with over 100 trees sparkles to music and lights up the water… and, your eyes. As the lights literally dance to holiday classics, your heart will soar with wonder and delight at this truly awe-inspiring Christmas treat.
Shamu’s Christmas Miracles – SeaWorld® invites you to experience the power and beauty of our Shamu family in our nighttime holiday show: Shamu® Christmas Miracles. Thrilling seasonal music rings out and killer whales soar through the air in a story of reflection and understanding… of peace and friendship… of the everyday miracles that surround us all year long. From the sweeping vocal majesty of our soundtrack to the heart-pounding excitement you’ve come to expect from our Shamu family, this performance will take you on a stirring voyage into the heart of the holidays.
Winter Wonderland on Ice – Christmas comes to life on a stage of ice, jewels and light as skaters dazzle and delight in this show-stopping, ice skating extravaganza. The other stars of the show are the towering fountains of water and sea of lighted trees sparkling over the lake. It’s a don’t-miss experience for the holidays that will take your breath away.
Universal Orlando Resort
Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Your favorite Harry Potter hangouts will get decked in Christmas cheer with all new shows, shopping, and a new nighttime Castle show on Hogwarts.
Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular – Suess landing gets a visit from the Grinch as he decorates the area with festive decor and readies his famous story of how he stole Christmas.
Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s – Floats, massive balloons, marching bands, and plenty of confetti take over the streets of Universal Studios Florida!
Mannheim Steamroller – The best-selling holiday artist of all time visits Universal Studios as Mannheim Steamroller returns for live performances on Nov. 18 – 19, 25 – 26, Dec. 2 – 3,9 – 10, and 16 – 17.
Hotels – The on-site hotels offer a variety of activities around Thanksgiving and Christmas that vary depending on when you stay.
Walt Disney World Resort
Sunset Seasons Greetings – Disney’s Hollywood Studios turns into a winter wonderland with snow, twinkling lights, and some of your favorite Disney characters telling holiday tales.
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party – This separate ticketed event at the Magic Kingdom turns Cinderella Castle into a shimmery sparkly wonder with snowfall nightly and Anna and Elsa making the Magic Kingdom “frozen.” Cookies and hot cocoa await you all over the park.
Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM – Disney’s Hollywood Studios new holiday show was such a hit that it returns with more snow, more fireworks and even more BAM!
EPCOT International Festival of Holidays – Celebrate the holidays around the world at EPCOT complete with a nightly candle light processional and singing of famous Christmas carols.
Holidays at Disney Springs – Disney Springs turns into a festive wonderland with seasonal shopping, eats, and more!