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Whether you live here or you’re vacationing here during Christmas week, it can be overwhelming trying to decide from among all of the fun holiday offerings happening in the Orlando area.

Here are our picks for the best Holiday events for celebrating Christmas 2019 in Orlando:

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THEME PARKS

BUSCH GARDENS

CHRISTMAS TOWN
Daily through January 6, 2020
It’s Christmas every day at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, with millions of twinkling lights, the Sing-Along Train, holiday shows and of course, visits with Santa and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. The event is included with regular park admission.

LEGOLAND FLORIDA

CHRISTMAS BRICKTACULAR
Daily December 20-31
Enjoy the Holidays LEGO-style. There is a LEGO Christmas tree made with more than 30,000 blocks, a LEGO Santa to take photos with, LEGO Santa and LEGO Toy Soldier Characters, and more. Nightly fireworks run December 26th through 31st. All Bricktacular activities are included with regular park admission.

SEAWORLD ORLANDO

SEAWORLD’S CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION
Nightly through December 31st.
SeaWorld transforms into a winter wonderland sparkling with holiday cheer, excitement and over 3 million beautiful lights. Experience award-winning entertainment, from the all-new Sesame Street® Christmas Parade to spectacular seasonal shows like O’Wondrous Night and Winter Wonderland on Ice. Rub noses with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and pals, or head to Wild Arctic and visit with Santa himself. Included with regular park admission.

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO

HOLIDAYS AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO FEAT GRINCHMAS, HARRY POTTER, AND MACY’S HOLIDAY PARADE
Daily through January 6, 2019
Experience Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ as Hogsmeade™ and Diagon Alley™ are transformed with wondrous spirit. Watch the live retelling of Dr. Seuss’s classic holiday tale starring The Grinch™ as the Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular returns. Merry and Mayhem combine as the Minions join Santa Claus in the all-new Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s. All included with regular park admission.

WALT DISNEY WORLD

CANDLELIGHT PROCESSIONAL AT EPCOT
Daily through December 30
This annual event is a moving presentation of the traditional Christmas story told by celebrity narrators. The three-times-nightly event includes a mass choir and a 50-piece orchestra. It is included in regular park admission.

CHRISTMAS TREE TRAIL AT DISNEY SPRINGS
Daily through January 5, 2020
Back for its third year, the Tree Trail now boasts 25 Disney-inspired trees. It’s free to experience, and there is even a spot with photos with Santa.

HOLIDAY DISPLAYS AT THE DISNEY RESORTS
Daily through December 31
One of the most fun things to do around Christmas is to visit the various Disney resorts and check out their Holiday displays. Disney’s Grand Floridian has the Gingerbread Dream House, Disney’s Contemporary has a Frozen-themed gingerbread display, Disney’s Yacht and Beach Clubs have several displays including a carousel made out of chocolate. Best of all, it’s all FREE.

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AROUND ORLANDO AND CENTRAL FLORIDA

CHRISTMAS AT GAYLORD PALMS FEAT. ICE! AND CIRQUE DREAMS UNWRAPPED
Located at Gaylord Palms, 6000 West Osceola Pkwy, Kissimmee.
Daily through January 5, 2020
Free admission to Joyful light show and Cirque Dreams Unwrapped in the resort’s atrium. Tickets needed for ICE!, Alpine Snow Tubing, and so much more. Individual tickets and combo passes available. Parking for day guests is $25 per vehicle.

CHURCH ST 30 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS IN DOWNTOWN ORLANDO
Located on Church St in Downtown Orlando
Daily through December 31, 2019
Free holiday light shows, music and snow set to operate nightly at 6pm, 7pm, 8pm and 9pm. Free horse drawn carriage rides Thursdays and Fridays 6-10pm.

EOLA WONDERLAND CHRISTMAS TREE SHOW
Located at Lake Eola Park, Orlando
Daily through January 5, 2020
The Eola Wonderland Christmas Tree comes alive with a FREE synchronized light and music show every night at: 5:45pm; 6:45pm; 7:45pm; 8:45pm and 9:45pm.

HOLIDAYS AT ICON PARK
Located at ICON Park Orlando
Daily through December 24, 2019
The Wheel at ICON Park will be lit in festive colors for a holiday light show nightly, The Pearl Express Train will also be transforming into Santa’s Toy Train, and those young at heart can visit with Santa.

HOLIDAYS IN SPACE AT KENNEDY SPACE CENTER VISITOR COMPLEX
Located at SR 405 Kennedy Space Center, Titusville
Daily through December 31, 2019
Celebrate with a 1960s-inspired holiday bash of galactic proportions! Step through the rocket archway decked out for the holidays and enter into a retro wonderland. Immerse yourself in 10,000 sparkling lights, festive holiday décor, holiday music, interactive photo opportunities, space trivia and fun surprises throughout the day. Included with regular admission.

LAKE NONA HOLIDAY FESTIVAL
Located at Lake Nona Town Center, Lake Nona
Thurs – Sun through January 5, 2020
Free admission. Lake Nona Town Center will transform into a true winter wonderland with one of Central Florida’s only outdoor, open-air skating rinks surrounded by Christmas trees, twinkly lights, snow flurries, a mailbox for letters to Santa, hot cocoa and dipped waffles, strolling carolers, and everything we love most about the holiday season.

LIGHT UP UCF
Located at CFE Arena at UCF, 12777 Gemini Blvd. N., Orlando.
Daily through January 5, 2020
This nightly FREE event includes an 8,000 square foot outdoor ice skating rink, rides, and holiday attractions. There is also a free outdoor movie several nights a week. Rides and skating are additional cost.

MAGIC OF LIGHTS AT DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY
Located at 441 Midway Ave. Daytona Beach
Daily through January 1, 2020
Cost: $20 per vehicle and up; save by buying online in advance.
The experience will include a drive behind the Ticket and Tours building, through the state-of-the-art motorsports facility and conclude in the Midway display area outside the facility.

NOW SNOWING IN CELEBRATION
Located at Celebration Town Center, 701 Front St, Celebration.
Daily through December 31
This FREE event is a month long Winter Wonderland Spectacular featuring strolling Charles Dickens Carolers, community performers, photos with Santa, horse drawn carriage rides (for a fee), the Celebration Express train (for a fee), and nightly snowfall at 6pm, 7pm, 8pm and 9pm.

ORLANDO SHAKES PRESENTS ‘MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY’
Located at Lowndes Shakespeare Theater, Orlando
Shows Wednesdays through Sundays until December 29
Tickets: $32 and up. A sequel to Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” set two years after the novel ends, Miss Bennet is a romantic comedy that continues the story, only this time with bookish middle-sister Mary as it’s unlikely heroine.

OSCEOLA ARTS PRESENTS “IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS”
Located at Osceola Arts, Kissimmee
Shows Fri-Sun until Dec 22
Add two veteran soldiers, two talented singing sisters, and a Vermont lodge at Christmas together, and you get this beloved holiday musical.

WINTER WONDERLAND AT WEKIVA ISLAND
Located at Wekiva Island, Longwood
Daily through December 31
Free admission. Enjoy movies on the river, holiday parties and tons of REAL SNOW. Meet Santa, the Grinch & more lovable characters. Plus, experience snowfall every night at 6pm. Unlimited snow slides are $10 on weekends and $7 on weekdays.

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About Michelle Snow

Michelle is the owner and editor of CitySurfing Orlando. She also owns Zengrrl.com, is a freelance writer specializing in travel and entertainment, and has authored/co-authored four guidebooks on Orlando and Florida. She lives in Orlando near Disney, and hears Magic Kingdom fireworks every night.
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