There are many ways to celebrate the 4th of July here in Orlando and Central Florida, from theme park events to city-sponsored events, and everything in between.
Since July 4th falls on a Thursday this year, events run throughout the week across Central Florida, and we’ve sifted through all the listings to find you the best ones.
Here are our picks for where to celebrate 2019’s Fourth of July holiday in Central Florida, from Atlantic Coast to Gulf Coast:
For the first time ever, Gaylord Palms Resort will offer the Three Kings Festival as part of the closing days of its popular Christmas at Gaylord Palms event. It will run Jan 1-6, 2019.
In addition to the holiday fun at the Universal Orlando parks, such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ at Hogsmeade™ and Diagon Alley™, and the Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s, there are also limited-time holiday treats to enjoy.
Here is a list of the holiday food and drink offerings for purchase through January 6, 2019, and where to find them: Read more
It used to be that Epcot only offered special eats during the Food & Wine Festival. Now EVERY Epcot festival offers food and drink to sample…and the 2018 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays has a whole “World” to sample.
With 12 Holiday Kitchens as well as additional locations throughout the park, there are deliciously festive dishes around every corner of the World Showcase. Read more
Start the chainsaws…the third annual Iced Out competition returns to the Rosen Plaza in Orlando on Saturday, December 15, 2018.
This free, family friendly event pits local chefs against each other as they take chainsaws to 300 lb blocks of ice to carve out majestic frozen works of holiday art.
Florida’s Orange County has made it easier to get into the holiday spirit by putting together the new Bright Lights Big County: OCPA Holiday Lights Crowdsourced Map.
The crowdsourced map is located within the Orange County Property Appraiser’s website, and can be reached by clicking on the graphic on the home page. This map is for both homeowners and sightseers.
Every year, ICE! at Gaylord Palms picks a new theme for each new holiday season. This year, they chose the classic film, “A Christmas Story,” and did an amazing job bringing the movie to life in frozen vignettes.
The classic holiday film, “A Christmas Story,” will be the featured theme for ICE! at this year’s Christmas at Gaylord Palms, the resort revealed this week.
The hilarious family tale will come to life through hand-carved ice sculptures and displays, inviting guests to relive the film’s iconic scenes such as The Old Man’s Major Award, Aunt Clara’s pink nightmare, and the ultimate triple dog dare at the school’s flagpole.
The City of Altamonte Springs and XL 106.7 FM are partnering to present the 23rd annual Red Hot & Boom festival on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at Cranes Roost Park in Uptown Altamonte.
More than two decades since it first began, the free event has grown into an anticipated family-friendly tradition, drawing more than 175,000 spectators celebrating the spirit of summer. in America
Here’s what you need to know before attending this year’s Red, Hot & Boom.
There are many ways to celebrate the Fourth of July here in Orlando and Central Florida, from theme park events to city-sponsored events, and everything in between.
Most of the events are on July 4 itself, but since the holiday falls on a Wednesday this year, this list goes from June 30 to July 5, in case you want to extend your holiday celebrations.
Here are our picks for where to celebrate 2018’s Fourth of July holiday, in the Central Florida area, from Atlantic Coast to Gulf Coast:
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.
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:
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.
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.
This is the last year of the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and I recorded some video clips of the lights during my visits to the park in the last month.
This first one is shot at the backside of the canopy of lights, one of my favorite parts of the light display: