Disney’s Hollywood Studios become aglow in light during the Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights. Presented at the Disney Park every holiday season since 1995, this stunning light show adds an extra dose of festive fun to any Disney World Christmas vacation.

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The show, which will be featured November 7, 2014, through January 4, 2015, is presented approximately every 10 minutes. Lights dance to holiday music, “snow” falls from the sky and the entire Streets of America portion of the park becomes alive with the holiday spirit. Grab a cup of cocoa and stroll the streets as you gaze at over 4 million twinkling lights, complete with heralded angels flying overhead.

Interestingly enough, this fantastic holiday display got its start in Arkansas. Jennings Osborne began creating amazing holiday light displays with his family , and it soon grew o millions of lights and elaborate displays to which people from all over the state came to see. Displeased with the traffic it was causing, the local residents intervened legally and just when it looked as if the display would come to an end, Disney World stepped up to share this holiday magic with people from across the country. Still to this day, around 80% of the lights on display originate from the original Osborne displays.

Make the Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights a part of your Disney World holiday traditions.

Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Orlando to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.

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RD_CalendarCheck out these Orlando events planned for November 2014:

November 7-8:  Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend
Weekend events include the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon, Mickey’s Jingle Jungle 5k, runDisney Kids’ Races, Disney’s Health & Fitness Expo, and the Finish Line Party at the Epcot® International Food& Wine Festival. Register online.

November 7 – December 19:  Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
This special festival is filled with fireworks, a holiday parade, cookies and cocoa, snow fall on Main Street USA, and more. Held 7pm-midnight on select nights. Special ticket rates apply.

November 7 – January 4:  The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights
Disney’s Hollywood Studios is home to one of the most amazing Christmas light shows in the country. The lights display is included with regular admission to the theme park.

November 14 – December 28:  Festival of the Seasons
Downtown Disney will have live entertainment, festive decorations, and Santa Claus during the holiday season.

November 15 – January 4: ICE at Gaylord Palms
Experience the magic of The Nutcracker in ICE! Join Clara and her Nutcracker Prince for a magical adventure in more than TWO MILLION pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures and four thrilling slides.

November 22 – December 31:  SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration
Experience SeaWorld’s winter wonderland with a Sea of Trees, carols, ice skaters, and a journey to the North Pole on The Polar Express Experience.

November 28 – December 30:  Holidays Around the World – Epcot’s Candlelight Processional
Candlelight Processional is held nightly at the America Gardens Theatre in Epcot. Special guests narrate the event, including Geena Davis, Neil Patrick Harris, Whoopi Goldberg, Andy Garcia, and more.

November 28 – December 31:  Christmas Town: A Busch Gardens Celebration
Fridays-Sundays guests can experience special entertainment, festive treats, holiday shopping, and beautiful Christmas decorations. A separate ticket is required.

December 1 – December 31:  Christmas Bricktacular
‘Tis the season for Christmas Bricktacular at LEGOLAND Florida with a 270,000 brick Christmas tree and festive decorations. LEGO Santa Claus makes a great photo opportunity.

An all-new Busch Gardens Tampa festival will cater to foodies and culinary enthusiasts. The Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival will tempt the taste buds fo visitors, offering samples of superb delicacies from across the globe. Plus, the festival will be included with the purchase of Busch Gardens tickets.

This will be the first Food & Wine Festival in Tampa. However, Busch Gardens Williamsburg has hosted a similar festival for the last two years. Watch the video below to learn more about the Williamsburg event and gain insight into the flavor of the Tampa festival:

Busch Gardens Tampa will host their first annual Food & Wine Festival in spring 2015.

Ashley is Reserve Direct’s travel expert, visiting Orlando to find the best travel tips, money-saving deals and insider information. With over 10 years of experience in first-hand-travel adventures, she shares her stories, advice, and current events to help you stay in the know.