Yuletide festivities abound in December as Orlando theme parks celebrate the season with dazzling decorations, special holiday shows, and festive events to get you in the holiday spirit. From Walt Disney World’s ® magic to waves of holiday fun at SeaWorld Orlando here are the top Christmas celebrations in Orlando:
Candlelight Processional – Disney’s ® Epcot – Held nightly at the America Gardens Theatre, this special event offers an incredible retelling of the story of Christmas with special celebrity narrators and a 50-piece orchestra and mass choir. One of the most popular holiday events at Disney ®, the Candlelight Processional fills up quickly as such celebrities as Blair Underwood, James Denton, Jodi Benson, Lea Salonga, Alfre Woodard and more take to the stage for their own interpretation of the Christmas story. The Candlelight Processional runs now through Dec. 30.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade - Universal Studios – If you wish the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade lasted for more than one day than head to Universal Studios to see the Orlando theme park’s version of the popular holiday parade all month long! From now until Jan. 1, guests can watch as marching bands, clowns, floats and even Santa parade down the streets of Universal Studios just like in the real Thanksgiving Day Parade. Then afterwards you can enjoy a spectacular tree lighting ceremony, all without leaving Florida!
Grinchmas - Islands of Adventure – Dr. Seuss’ most popular holiday book, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” has become one of the most popular Christmas books of all time. So much so, it was even made into a movie in 2000. And now Islands of Adventure guests can experience the popular characters and places from the book and film in person as the theme park transforms Seuss Landing into the whimsical world of Grinchmas. You’ll encounter the Whos from Whoville, the Wonky Tree and even The Grinch himself!
Christmas at SeaWorld Orlando – If your family loves watching SeaWorld Orlando’s many animal shows, thrilling rides and aquatic adventures during the year, wait until you see what the Orlando theme park does during the holidays! On select dates from now until Dec. 31, SeaWorld Orlando is turned into a wintery watery wonderland filled with carolers, stunning live shows, sparkling lights, your favorite sea animals and much more holiday cheer. A few of the highlights of the event includes the Sea of Trees, The Polar Express experience, and shows like Shamu Christmas – Miracles, Clyde and Seamore’s Countdown to Christmas, O Wondrous Night, and more!
Christmas Town at Busch Gardens – For some more Christmas cheer, make a quick drive to Tampa Bay for Christmas Town, a Busch Gardens’ Celebration, where children can play in real snow. With amazing holiday decorations and lights, families will enjoy riding some the fastest roller coasters in Florida, while exploring Candy Cane Lane, Jungle Jubilee, and watch the special holiday show, Sesame Street A Very Furry Christmas!
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