Top Orlando Holiday Attractions to Visit This December

Enjoy the holidays this year without the cold or the need to shovel your car out – head down to temperate Orlando for a change of pace!

There are plenty of ways to celebrate the holiday season in Florida, and all of them are great for the whole family.

So as you’re planning your ideal holiday itinerary this year, keep in mind a few of these Orlando holiday attractions.

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Christmas Bricktacular

Select dates, December 5 – 30, 2015

This is one for the younger kids. They’ll absolutely love seeing their favorite toys come to life with holiday spirit.

There’s a massive LEGO Christmas Tree, a life-sized LEGO Santa (of course), loads of festive decorations, and even a few reindeer.

In addition to the regular rides and attractions within the park, there will also be great activities for the kids like a seasonal brick-building activity and a festive scavenger hunt. Stick around for the fireworks each night!

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration

SeaWorld Orlando
Select dates, November 21 – December 31, 2015

Image credit: SeaWorld Facebook page.

Image credit: SeaWorld Facebook page.

Marvel at a Christmas celebration unlike any you’ve ever seen before. It’s a cheerful mix of traditional holiday décor and activities with the majesty and wonder that characterizes SeaWorld’s shows and exhibits.

They’ve got “everything from Santa to Shamu,” and lots in between. Some of the seasonal events you’ll enjoy include the Shamu Christmas Miracles holiday show, a special caroling event with puppets and live animals, a dazzling ice-skating show, a “sea” of holiday trees, and more.

Christmas Town

Busch Gardens
Select dates, November 27 – December 31, 2015

Image credit: Busch Gardens.

Image credit: Busch Gardens.

Another great theme park holiday option for the kids, Busch Garden’s Christmas Town is bound to be tons of fun.

See the entire park transformed into a magical wonderland, complete with over a million glittering lights.

In addition to the normal park rides available during the rest of the year, guests can also enjoyed specialty holiday-themed attractions like Christmas train rides. Kids can also meet Santa, stroll through the lights, and take in amazing holiday musical performances.

The Nutcracker

Orlando Ballet
December 17 – 20, 2015

Image credit: Orlando Ballet.

Image credit: Orlando Ballet.

It’s a classic for a reason. Everybody loves the timeless story, the magnificent sets, and the breathtaking choreography. Take the whole family and make memories they’ll never forget.

This performance is extra special because it’s accompanied by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, so it’s sure to be a treat. If you’re interested, buy tickets in advance, as there are limited dates available.

Light up UCF

CFE Arena, University of Central Florida
November 13, 2015 – January 3, 2016

This is one of the best Christmas lights shows in the entire state. This year marks the eighth season of this popular local tradition, and it’s sure to be better than ever.

In addition to a large outdoor ice-skating rink, guests can also enjoy a number of seasonal rides ranging from the gentle Ferris wheel to the more thrilling Blizzard ride.

Visit Santa’s Workshop to scope out new toys, pop into the Holiday Film Festival, and stick around in the evening for the Holiday Light Show.

Individual events may be priced separately.

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From theme parks to light shows and beyond, we know you’ll have a fantastic time however you end up celebrating the holidays in Orlando.

Be sure to snag a Go Orlando® Card for the trip, so you can enjoy many of your favorite holiday attractions for one low price.
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