December 2014

Nov 27th - Jan 1st
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Holidays at Waldorf Astoria Orlando

Spend the holidays with us and experience exciting activities, special dinner menus and festive new traditions.

Waldorf Astoria Orlando is the destination to create memories during this magical season. And while in Orlando, enjoy special holiday programming at Walt Disney World® Theme Parks, including Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom®, The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios® and Holidays Around the World at Epcot®.

From caroling in the lobby to fireworks displays to bed-time stories with Mrs. Claus and more – your holiday getaway at Waldorf Astoria Orlando awaits.

Nov 7th - Jan 4th

Holidays Around the World at Epcot®

Share in the sights and sounds of some of the world’s greatest holiday festivities during Holidays Around the World at Epcot®. Amid joyful music and seasonal food favorites, time-honored traditions come alive as costumed performers share their country’s holiday heritage throughout the World Showcase.  Nightly.

Nov 7th - Jan 4th

The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney's Hollywood Studios®

Marvel at millions of glittering lights perfectly synchronized to holiday music. Brilliant multi-colored bulbs wrap the buildings, changing hues and brightness throughout the show at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®. As joyful music surrounds you, a sea of twinkling lights form twirling carousels of heavenly angels, toy soldiers, a spinning Earth, and even Santa and his trusty reindeer. It’s something you have to see to believe! Included with regular park admission. Nightly.

Nov 7th - Dec 19th

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

The Magic Kingdom® Park becomes the capital of holiday cheer during this joyful celebration featuring Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, Holiday Wishes fireworks, shimmering lights on Cinderella's Castle, festive decorations, special entertainment, complimentary cookies and hot cocoa, and a magical snowfall on Main Street, U.S.A. Special ticket purchase required. Select Nights.

Nov 14th - Dec 29th

Festival of the Seasons at Downtown Disney® area

Holiday cheer mixes with Disney magic to transform Downtown Disney® area into a twinkling wonderland of festive fun! Celebrate the holidays with live entertainment, photo opportunity and so much more! The Downtown Disney® area invites you to embrace the spirit of the season as you enjoy the twinkling lights, a grandiose tree and yuletide touches at every turn. Be sure to bring your little ones to see Santa Claus and then shop for unique gifts at the specialty shops. 

Nov 22nd - Dec 31st

SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration

Waves of holiday spirit splash over you during SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration®. Carols fill the air, a sparkling sea of trees light up the water, and skaters dance on ice. Here in this wintery, watery wonderland, you can share a smile with a sea lion, and enjoy stunning live shows inspired by the natural world. With everything from Santa to Shamu®, SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration is where holiday memories are made. Select dates.

Nov 28th - Dec 30th

Candlelight Processional at Epcot®

Hear the stirring story of Christmas as told by a celebrity narrator, accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and mass choir. Listen along while the story of the babe in a manger touches your heart as it has for generations, accompanied by warm and inspiring holiday music. This annual holiday event is one of Disney's most popular. First-come seating is included in the regular cost of park admission, but shows fill to capacity quickly. (Queue begins forming more than two hours before showtime.) Candlelight Dinner Packages are available for purchase and include dinner at one of Epcot's renowned restaurants and guaranteed reserved VIP seating for the show.  Nightly.

Dec 3rd - 7th

Hero World Challenge

All eyes will be on Isleworth Golf & Country Club Dec. 3-7 as the Hero World Challenge, hosted by Tiger Woods, makes its debut in Orlando. This 72-hole, stroke-play event will feature 18 of the world’s best PGA TOUR players, led by five-time World Challenge Champion Tiger Woods.  Learn more.

Dec 5th - 7th

Marvel Universe Live! at the Amway Center

Watch your favorite Marvel Super Heroes including Spider-Man, Iron Man and Hulk and threatening villains come to life in an action-packed arena extravaganza, coming to cities around North America. You’ll definitely feel the energy—with cutting-edge special effects, pyrotechnics, aerial stunts, martial arts, motorcycles and more, it’s being hailed as the most technically advanced live show ever.

Dec 6th - 28th

Christmas Bricktacular at Legoland Florida

‘Tis the season for Christmas Bricktacular at Legoland Florida with a 270,000-brick Christmas tree, special entertainment and festive decorations. Kids can partake in a Lego Santa Scavenger Hunt and the entire family can pose with a life-size Lego Santa. Christmas Bricktacular included with regular park admission. Select Dates.

Dec 6th - Jan 3rd

Grinchmas at Universal’s Islands of Adventure

Universal's Islands of Adventure's® Seuss Landing is transformed into a wintry wonderland complete with The Grinch and plenty of Whos.

Dec 6th - Jan 3rd

Macy’s Holiday Parade at Universal Studios

Giant floats direct from The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, plus marching bands, Santa and more! 

Dec 13th - 14th

Lakeridge Winery's Chocolate & Wine Festival

Wine and chocolate is the theme for this very special event at this festive time of year. Local artists and crafters will display their works, while guests enjoy live music by incredible bands on the outdoor stage throughout the entire weekend. Lakeridge wine, beer, soft drinks and a variety of food will be available for purchase, along with complimentary Winery tours and tastings.

Dec 30th

Florida Citrus Parade

The Florida Citrus Parade has grown to become one of the largest sports affiliated parades in the nation, an annual tradition that occurs each year between the Russell Athletic Bowl and Capital One Bowl games. In addition to its signature floats made of citrus fruit, the parade features spirited high school marching bands from throughout the nation, participating bowl game college marching bands, specialty units and other exciting performances. Upwards of 3,000 participants take part in this spectacular event.

Dec 31st

Kids' New Year's Eve at Legoland Florida

Happy Kids’ New Year’s Eve at Legoland Florida where a giant Lego brick drops at a very "Kid-Friendly Midnight" KST (Kid Standard Time) – otherwise known as 7 p.m. EST. Other event elements include fireworks and a DJ dance party.

Dec 31st

New Year's Eve at Walt Disney World Resort

Pop the cork on an all-new year at a celebration filled with festive music, spectacular fireworks and delectable culinary delicacies. Each of Disney's four theme parks: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom will celebrate with their own line-up of fun activities and entertainment, as well as Downtown Disney will feature special entertainment and its own fireworks show at the stroke of Midnight.

Dec 31st

New Year's Eve at Universal CityWalk

CityWalk boasts one of Orlando's largest parties to ring in the new year. The party includes admission to six nightclubs (Groove, Rising Star, Red Coconut Club, Pat O'Brien's, Bob Marley’s – A Tribute to Freedom and Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville), a gourmet buffet, midnight champagne toast, fireworks and other special effects. Guest can also dance the night away on an outdoor dance floor in front of the CityWalk Plaza Stage, featuring a live DJ. Special ticket purchase required for admission. Ages 21+ only.

Dec 31st

New Year's Eve at SeaWorld Orlando

Celebrate our connection to the sea, sea life and the world we share as you ring in the New Year, SeaWorld style. A spectacular musical celebration and bold fireworks display send a wave of welcome to the new year ahead.