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December in Orlando Offers Fun for Everyone

December in Orlando offers plenty of fun for everyone, including events at Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Orlando Resort & SeaWorld.


Mickey’s Jingle Jungle Parade
November 28, 2008 – January 04, 2009: Join Mickey and friends as they celebrate the holidays, safari style with decorations, live entertainment and photo opportunities.


Holidays Around the World
November 28 – December 30, 2008: International holiday traditions unfold throughout World Showcase when storytellers portraying cultural icons of the season.

Candlelight Processional
November 28 – December 30, 2008: A heartfelt holiday tradition led by a mass choir and 50-piece live orchestra showcases the reason for the season.


Osborne Family Spectacle of Lights
November 28, 2008 – January 4, 2009: Partake in the wondrous light show at MGM Studio’s Streets of America backlot.


Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
November 10 – December 19, 2008: Experience the enchantment of “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade” and the excitement of a holiday-themed fireworks during a special after-hours party inside the Magic Kingdom theme park. Nov. 10, 11, 14, 16, 20, 21, 30; Dec. 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19.


Festival of the Seasons
November 28 – December 24, 2008: Downtown Disney rings in the magical shopping season with more than 50 unique stores and merchandise locations across the shopping, dining and entertainment district. The holiday celebration includes festive holiday décor, carolers, nightly tree lighting and photo opportunities with Santa.


Polar Express
November 14, 2008 – January 4, 2009: SeaWorld transforms the Wild Arctic into the fables Santa Town where guests are taken on a magical trip to the North Pole.

Wheel of Fortune
December 11, 12, 14, 15, 2008: Watch the taping of 4 episodes of Wheel of Fortune featuring host Pat Sajack and Vanna White.


Annual Festival of Lights
December 05 – 06, 12 -23, 26 – 27, 2008: Featuring more than a million twinkle lights and dozens of neon displays each evening from dusk till 8:30om. Enjoy strolling carolers, alighted boat parade and Santa Clause. Included in the admission cost.

Traveling Vietnam Wall
December 05 – 07, 2008: AVTT travels the U.S.A. remembering and honoring those who have sacrificed their lives for our country’s freedom. Included in the admission cost.


Celebrate Grinchmas
December 7, 2008 – January 1, 2009: Celebrate the holidays at Universal Orlando as the resort’s two theme parks, on-site hotels and CityWalk transform into a seasonal spectacular featuring special holiday-themed entertainment, decorations, food and more. Meet the Grinch at Islands of Adventure and join in on the excitement of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade transported from New York.


New Year’s Eve at Universal CityWalk
December 31, 2008: The evening features live performances by national acts, an expansive gourmet buffet, a champagne toast and live entertainment.


Breakfast with Santa
December 13,, 2008: Annual holiday breakfast at the zoo. Call 407-323-4450 for more info.


Leu Holiday House
November 27, 2008 through January 1, 2009: The house is open each day from 10:00 – 10:30. The historic house is decorated with festive trees, ribbons and bows. Dioramas from Ron’s Miniature Shop and Museum along with beautiful ornaments that garnish every room. Admission to the house is included with garden admission.


The Quest of Beauty – Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Life and Art
Through January 25, 2009: Louis Comfort Tiffany’s lifelong “quest for beauty” is reflected in his work across various media.

A Brilliant Setting – American Cut and Pressed Glass Tableware 1876-1917
Through September 15, 2009: Includes more than five dozen examples of American-made glass tableware from the late-19th and early 20th centuries.


Beakman’s World Tour
Through January 2009: Based on the children’s hit television show Beakman’s World, this hands-on version will explore four very different worlds in exciting and innovative ways. Children and the young at heart can satisfy their curiosity for the worlds of the human body, space, dinosaurs, and rainforests.

Titanic – The Experience
Through December 2008: The world-famous exhibition, features full-scale recreations of the ship’s most famous locales along with historians in period costume interacting with guests as you explore the history and science behind the “ship of dreams.”

Information courtesy of About.com

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