The holidays are arriving in Orlando and what a magical time of year it is! In today’s blog post, we are breaking down the happenings at the three most popular Orlando attractions – Disney World, Universal Studios, and SeaWorld. Read on for more of what to expect this holiday season. We cannot wait to experience some of these events ourselves!
The magic starts here! Seasonal décor and limited-time holiday treats are found all about Main Street, USA as you enter the wonderful world of Disney. After hours, be sure to visit Cinderella’s Castle. While already magnificent, through the holidays you will find stunning and cheerful projections, fireworks, Character sightings and more!
As if Animal Kingdom is not crawling with enough excitement, their holiday festivities do not disappoint! At Discovery Land, you will not want to miss Merry Menagerie. A whimsical winter display of life-size, sculpted animal puppets – including your favorite winter critters. The night sky will be illuminated by rooftop lights and bird lanterns. Also at Animal Kingdom is the Festive Flotilla celebration along Discovery River. See all of your favorite characters float along the river in unique floats, including Santa!
Santa is the main attraction here and you will not want to miss the Santa Claus Motorcade. Cruising down Hollywood Boulevard, see if you can spot Santa in his bright red convertible. He may even have a sack of presents along for the ride! For those that are fans of Frozen, new this year is the Frozen Sing-Along Celebration! Make sure you are there to view the unforgettable finale starring the beloved snowman, Olaf. If you are still visiting as the day ends, make sure you head to the Hollywood Tower Hotel for a captivating projection show called Sunset Seasons Greetings.
Experience holiday flavors around the world at the Epcot International Festival of the Holidays! Surrounding yourself with seasonal sights and sounds while dining on amazing flavors from around the world. From kebabs to cocktails and everything in between, this amazing cultural event is one you will not want to miss. For those with a sweet tooth, the Holiday Cookie Stroll is the perfect event for you!
This larger-than-life balloon celebration will flow through the streets of Universal Studios. Characters from fan favorite movies like Despicable Me, Shrek and Madagascar will be in attendance!
During the holiday season, Seuss landing is decorated with plenty of Who-ville cheer. While it may be whimsical and spread happiness to most, the Grinch is, of course, not in the holiday spirit! Grinchmas features unique musical tunes and good fun. You may even run into the Grinch himself!
Harry Potter World
One of the most magical sites found within Universal Studios is Harry Potter World at Christmastime. Join the celebration with Hogwarts all aglow and decorated to the nines. Sip on a hot butterbeer while listening to holiday performances.
The holiday musical masterpieces by the Manheim Steamroller will be performed live on select December dates.
Experience a unique Christmas celebration where majestic animals meet a sparkling winter wonderland. Enjoy award-winning entertainment at a Winter Wonderland on Ice, meet Rudolph or head to the Wild Arctic exhibit and meet Saint Nick himself!