What to expect when visiting Orlando in December
December Celebrations in Orlando FL

Every year guests from all over the world visit Orlando during the holiday season to partake in what can only be described as magical, memory-making adventures! With cooler air, holiday events, diverse culinary scene, and scandalous shopping deals, Orlando is THE most coveted city to spend this joyful time of year! 

Guests staying at Lake Buena Vista Resort Village & Spa, can expect Holiday Fun in the main lobby for the little ones! Kids can enjoy a Holiday Coloring Station, Holiday Movies, Candy Canes, Popcorn, Weekly Hot Cocoa parties, and more holiday fun!
Additionally, make sure to plan a visit to Reflections Spa on the 6th floor of the main lobby building to take advantage of all the Winter Spa Offers.

Our Orlando theme parks are also crammed with social media worthy content for all visitors, such as parades, fireworks, holiday decor, festive food and more. Check out some of the cheerful events you can’t miss during your Orlando vacation.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
Select Nights, 11/8/22 – 12/22/22

Join Mickey and his friends during “Very Merriest After Hours” at Magic Kingdom® Park! You get to experience “Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks” show, snap a pic of Santa, and some of your favorite Disney pals during “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade."

Holidays at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

11/11/22 – 12/30/22

One thing you can’t miss is watching the Tree of Life come alive at Disney’s Animal Kingdom ®Theme Park. “The Beacons of Magic” and “Holiday Awakenings” shows will alternate, coming to life with a series of wintry tales, complemented by familiar and heartwarming holiday music.

Holidays at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Daily, 11/11/22 – 12/30/22

Don’t forget Disney’s Hollywood Studios® and their amazing projections on The Hollywood Tower Hotel. This is the perfect event for smaller kids as it features their favorite friends through on-screen appearances! Mickey, Minnie, Olaf, and friends will be there, as well as the Santa Claus Merry Motorcade.

EPCOT®International Festival of the Holidays

Daily, 11/25/22 – 12/30/22

This event you’ll get to try delicious recipes at the Holiday Kitchens placed throughout the park and get to go on a sweet Holiday Cookie Stroll! Performers will bring traditions to life and the adored “Candlelight Processional” will be gracing the America Gardens Theatre.

Grinchmas™ at Universal's Islands of Adventure

11/12/22 – 01/01/22

Get together with the residents of Who-ville and celebrate the holidays with music and cheer. Kids can visit the Grinch himself for a photo opportunity at Seuss Landing.


Select Nights 11/25/22 – 01/01/23

Produced by Creative City Project Dazzling Nights, is back for its third year. The holiday event transforms the 50-acre Harry P. Leu Gardens into a stunning winter wonderland featuring a million dazzling lights, shining forests, character meet-and-greets, and more.

Now Snowing in Celebration FL

Nightly, 11/26/22 – 12/21/22

Join Celebration Town Center for their 20th Annual “Now Snowing” event. Participate in ice skating, horse-drawn carriage rides, train rides, visit Santa, and more. The snow is scheduled to fall at 6:00 PM, 7:00 PM, 8:00 PM, and 9:00 PM every night.

Santa Workshop Experience at ICON Park®

12/05/22 – 12/24/22

The Santa Workshop Experience offers a photo session with Santa, a free train ride from the complimentary parking garage to Santa’s Workshop (plus free valet parking after 4 p.m.), a complimentary ride on The Wheel in a private holiday capsule (additional riders get 50% off admission), holiday beverages and more.

70th Annual Winter Park Christmas Parade

12/03/22, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Dying to see Santa? The Winter Park Christmas Parade is a free event in Winter Park that has been bringing Santa and Mrs. Claus to its upscale namesake city for more than 60 years.

Santa Photos at The Mall at Millenia

11/11/22 – 12/24/22, 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Make lasting family memories at The Mall at Millenia by snapping a picture with Santa and his helpers after shopping in one of the most prestigious malls in Orlando! Expect a DJ dance party starting at 5:30 PM, and Santa will arrive between 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

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