Orlando is a top holiday destination and for good reason. All of the theme parks put on festive celebrations creating an atmosphere of jolly good times. In fact, the sunny spot is transformed into a winter wonderland with magical snowfalls, special shows and appearance by Santa. Want to learn more about Christmas in Orlando? Read about our top five things to do in Orlando during Christmas.
2) Epcot: One of the more sacred holiday events in Orlando can be found at Epcot. The Candlelight Processional is a traditional retelling of the Christmas story, complete with a 50 piece orchestra, celebrity narrator and choir. You can also enjoy celebrations from across the globe at Epcot’s Holidays Around the World event. Storytellers, meet and greets with Santa and Mrs. Claus and a nightly presentation of “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth” add to the fun.
5) SeaWorld Orlando: With sea-worthy shows and memorable attractions, a visit to SeaWorld Orlando during the holiday season dives into the reason for the season. During SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration take in Christmas themed shows such as “O Wondrous Night,” “Shamu Christmas Miracles,” and “Elmo’s Christmas Wish” then embark on the Polar Express Experience where you’re invited to a multisensory experience simulating the train ride from the beloved holiday book and movie. Once you arrive in the North Pole you can meet Santa as well as beluga whales, walruses and polar bears. Make time to stroll through the “Sea of Trees” too. It’s a wintry wonderland of holiday trees that sparkles to music and lights up the waterfront.
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