Capturing the essence of the season is best done by travelers who set their Christmas sights on a great getaway to Orlando, Florida. This fun and inviting vacation destination is brimming over with holiday cheer this time of year! With great weather working to your advantage and options to make the most of theme parks, outdoor fun, and sunshine too, Orlando adds even more magic into your 2022 holiday experience. The following holiday events and activities will have you booking your Orlando Christmas vacation in no time!
Savor Every Second of Holiday Theme Park Fun
A highlight for Christmas travelers heading to Orlando this year is sure to be time spent enjoying the festivities, décor, and seasonal flavors being showcased at the city’s many theme parks. If your adventure begins at Walt Disney World, you’re in for a treat at every turn. Disney always takes things up a notch when the holidays roll around and this year is no exception to the rule. Those who are planning on spending time at Magic Kingdom will be able to enjoy seeing Cinderella’s Castle decked out in its absolute holiday best! Christmas projections are cast onto the castle each night through December, making the experience that much more magical. Fan-favorite rides like Jungle Cruise take on a Christmas twist this time of year with props donning delightful holiday overlay much to the delight of guests! Of course, one of the most highly anticipated events of the Christmas season at Magic Kingdom is the arrival of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Hosted on select nights between November 8th and December 22nd, this is a family-friendly event that includes everything from holiday parades and performances to character meet-and-greet as well as specialized firework displays.
Epcot will once again be hosting the International Festival of the Holiday over Christmas, giving visitors a chance to enjoy holiday traditions from around the globe right on-site at Disney. This holiday festival runs through December 30, 2022, and includes Holiday Kitchens, candlelight processionals each evening, and a savory holiday cookie stroll that those with a sweet tooth to satisfy simply won’t want to miss. Olaf’s Holiday Tradition Expedition is another fun Epcot holiday scavenger hunt experience that’s great for visitors of all ages. Be sure to check out the American Adventure Gingerbread display when you’re here this time of year.
If your theme park excursions have you spending time at Universal Orlando, there’s just as much waiting in the way of holiday fun. Universal Studios will be hosting a holiday parade and welcoming Mannheim Steamroller to their stage on December 3, 4, 10th, and 11th. Check out the Universal Holiday tribute store when you’re in the mood to pick up seasonal souvenirs and gifts. Don’t miss out on time at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter as well because Diagon Alley is decked out in amazing holiday décor this time of year!
Enjoy the Snowing in Celebration
While Orlando doesn’t see snow in the winter months, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the magical fresh powder while you’re here over Christmas. Simply head over to Celebration Town in the evening between November 26th and December 31, 2022, to enjoy the Snowing in Celebration. This one-of-a-kind event brings a winter wonderland to life as faux snow is created and dropped from street lanterns all across Market Street. The snow begins nightly between 5:00 pm and 9:00 pm and can be paired with time on the ice at the Market Street holiday ice rink too. The celebration also hosts an inviting Holiday Home Tour event on December 3rd and 4th that’s great for those who are looking to get an inside look at some of the area’s most exquisite homes!
Taking in Dazzling Nights This Holiday in Orlando
When pairing the beauty of nature and the fun of Christmas sounds like just your style, Dazzling Nights at the Harry P. Leu Gardens promises to please. Between December 1, 2022, and January 1, 2023, the gardens put on a stunning display of lights and interactive walk-through features for guests to enjoy. More than a million-holiday lights are showcased during the Dazzling Nights event as well as a 40-foot snow globe, a walk through a neon forest, a laser show with a live chorus, and a play area for kids. There will be plenty of festive food and beverages available as well for those who work up an appetite while admiring the illuminating scenery. Tickets for this event can be purchased in advance online and are available at $22 for kids and $25 for adults.
Book Your Holiday Home Today
There’s never been a better time to make your way to Orlando in the name of vacation fun and no better partner to book accommodations through this time of year than Magnolia Villas! Reach out to learn more about our incredible vacation rental home options for the holidays and how we can help you elevate your getaway even further.