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Holiday Celebrations Light Up Orlando Theme Parks

The Orlando Theme Parks have upped the ante this year with their holiday extravaganzas. Families will marvel at the beautiful holiday decorations, festive events, exciting shows and firework displays.

Sea World is presenting a bigger-than-ever holiday event this year highlighted by the new Sea of Trees, a collection of 74 large Christmas trees, many of which hover above the parks’ lagoon. At night they twinkle and change color to the beat of holiday music, creating a festive display for all. The Sea of Trees also serve as the backdrop to “Winter Wonderland on Ice,” a skating show at Bayside Stadium.
The Christmas Market at SeaWorld is also new this year. Festive food and drinks are available here, as are unique shopping opportunities. Plus, the area is beautifully lighted in marine tones like blues, greens and purples to really make the area seem like an ocean of holiday fun.

Shows featured during SeaWorld Christmas include “Shamu Christmas…Miracles,” the “Holiday Reflections” fireworks show, “Clyde & Seamore’s Countdown to Christmas” and several others.

Christmas at Sea World
is presented Friday-Saturday November 26-December 12, and nightly December 17-January 2.

Universal Orlando Resort begins its holiday celebration tomorrow, December 4. Mannheim Steamroller will perform in concert during opening day festivities, as well as on December 11 & 18. The group will perform after the park’s Macy’s Holiday Parade floats through the streets. The parade is featured nightly and is highlighted by a tree-lighting ceremony with Santa Claus.

At Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando Resort Seuss Landing is transformed into the wintry wonderland of Grinchmas. It features the popular live musical performance of “How The Grinch Stole Christmas,” which stars The Grinch and includes music recorded by Mannheim Steamroller. Guests are encouraged to stroll through the Whoville Wonky Tree Lot and take in the zany Wholiday decorations.

The Universal Orlando holiday events are included in the price of Universal tickets.

Disney World celebrates the holidays at all four of its theme parks. Highlights include the Candlelight Processional at Epcot, the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Mickey’s Jingle Jungle Parade at the Animal Kingdom and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom. Some events at Disney do cost extra, but many of the events are included with your Disney tickets.

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