Gaylord Palms Announces 2017 Holiday Info Including New ICE! Theme #CAGP

Christmas at Gaylord Palms includes ICE! featuring Christmas Around the World

Christmas at Gaylord Palms is an annual event not to miss, and this week, the resort revealed the theme of 2017’s ICE! display and more.

The centerpiece of Christmas at Gaylord Palms is ICE!, which allows guests to walk through a story carved out of ice. After going with child story themes the last few years, the 15th season will go in a different direction.

The theme for 2017 is ICE! featuring Christmas Around the World, which will celebrate the world’s diverse holiday traditions, representing United Kingdom, Mexico, Germany, and more.

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Disney to Live Stream 4th of July Fireworks from Magic Kingdom

Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert In The Sky

There are plenty of places in Central Florida to catch a 4th of July fireworks show, but if you don’t want to leave the house, Disney has you covered.

Tonight, on the 4th of July, Disney Parks will live stream “Disney’s Celebrate America! A Fourth of July Concert in the Sky” fireworks from the Magic Kingdom.

The special holiday show features a sky full of fireworks over Cinderella’s Castle, choreographed to patriotic music.

The broadcast will also feature some special behind-the-scenes looks at the show and more.

How to Watch:

The live stream will begin at 8:55pm ET at the Disney Parks Official Blog. A fresh blog post containing the live stream will be at the top of the blog.

These free live streams are a lot of fun to watch, and bring the Disney park experience to you wherever you are.

CitySurfing Orlando’s Picks For Celebrating The 4th Of July 2017 In Central Florida

 

CitySurfing Orlando's Picks for Celebrating the 4th of July in Central Florida

There are many ways to celebrate the Fourth of July here in Orlando, from theme park events to city-sponsored events, and everything in between.

Most of the events are on July 4 itself, but the list also includes events on July 3, in case you want to extend your holiday celebrations. Here are our picks for where to celebrate 2017’s Fourth of July holiday, in the Central Florida area, from Atlantic Coast to Gulf Coast:

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The Shining is Coming to Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 27

The Shining is Coming to Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 27

REDRUM! REDRUM! Universal Orlando has announced The Shining horror maze, based on the iconic movie, will debut at Halloween Horror Nights 27.

The Shining maze will provide guests with a unique opportunity to relive some of the film’s most memorable and sinister moments.

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Walt Disney World Announces Dates for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2017

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Walt Disney World is one of the best holiday celebrations in Orlando, and we have the 2017 dates for the event.

This family-friendly celebration has several returning favorites, including “Holiday Wishes,” and “A Frozen Holiday Wish,” along with the centerpiece of the party, Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade.

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Dates Announced for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 2017 at Walt Disney World

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Mark your calendars Disney fans, dates have been announced for this year’s Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World.

This family-friendly Halloween features trick-or-treating, Disney characters dressed up in their spooky finest, and several fan favorite shows.

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American Horror Story Returns to Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 27

American Horror Story Returns to Universal Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 27

We may have just welcomed spring in Florida, but Universal Orlando is already thinking ahead to Halloween Horror Nights 27 by announcing it first house.

Returning for its second year of scares will be FX’s critically acclaimed, award-winning, horror anthology American Horror Story.

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2017 Mighty St. Patrick’s Festival Rolls into Raglan Road at Disney Springs Mar 16-19

Mighty St. Patrick's Festival at Raglan Road at Disney Springs

More than just a day of fun, Raglan Road‘s annual Mighty Festival returns to Disney Springs the weekend of March 16 through 19, 2017. Celebrating everything Irish, the festival will have live music, Irish dancers, and traditional food and drink to enjoy.

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Walt Disney World to Live Stream Magic Kingdom NYE Fireworks Dec 31

Fantasy In the Sky fireworks from the Magic Kingdom

This year you can enjoy the New Year’s Eve fireworks at the Magic Kingdom from the comfort of your home when Walt DIsney World streams them online.

The December 31 edition of Fantasy in the Sky will be shown live, starting at 11:45pm EST, on the official Disney Parks Blog. It will appear in a blog post at the top of the page.

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Merry Christmas From CitySurfing Orlando feat. The Osborne Lights

The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Whether you’re an Orlando native, or you’re visiting to get away from the cold, CitySurfing Orlando wishes you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holidays!

Last year was the final year for the much loved Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights, which ran for 20 years at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. So we thought it would be fun to revisit our coverage of the holiday event.

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Holidays in Space Returns to Kennedy Space Center Starting Dec 21, 2016

Holidays In Space Returns to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s annual high-tech holiday celebration, Holidays In Space, returns for its fifth year from December 21-January 1, 2017.

The centerpiece of the nightly event is a “Spirit of Exploration” show projected against the side of a Saturn 1B. Reimagined for 2016, it takes guests on a journey through NASA’s history and plans for the future.

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15 Ways to Enjoy the 2016 Holidays in Central Florida

15 Ways to Enjoy the 2016 Holidays in Central Florida - Santa

Sunshine, sandy beaches, and temps in the 80s don’t invoke Christmas, but Orlando has a lot of ways to get into the holiday spirit. From theme parks to resort spectaculars to winter carnivals, Central Florida has plenty of ways to enjoy the holidays.

Here are our picks for the ten best ways to celebrate Christmas week in Central Florida:

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Out and About: Christmas at Gaylord Palms is Great Family Fun

Out and About: Christmas at Gaylord Palms is Great Family Fun

Christmas at Gaylord Palms is a great time to visit the resort, with several shows and attractions that will make you feel like it’s the holidays.

Yesterday, I told you all about this year’s ICE! attraction, featuring vignettes from the classic A Charlie Brown Christmas. But that’s not the only reason to take in Christmas at Gaylord Palms.

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Out and About: ICE! at Gaylord Palms features A Charlie Brown Christmas for 2016

ICE! at Gaylord Palms features A Charlie Brown Christmas for 2016

Christmas at Gaylord Palms is in full swing for the 2016 holiday season, and the centerpiece of the celebration is ICE!, which this year tells the story of A Charlie Brown Christmas.

Carved out of more than 2 million pounds of ice by artisans flown in from China, the classic Christmas tale is told in life-sized full-color ice creations.

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