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Christmas In Orlando: The Roundup

There are plenty of things to do for Christmas, but what better way to spend it than with your favourite characters in a magical and wonderful environment at Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld and Busch Gardens.

Christmas at DisneyBelow we’ve included the round-up of what the parks are doing this Christmas, but don’t forget to check out our *NEW* Planner and Crowd Calendar to get the most out of your Christmas holiday!

Universal Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando have different events for each of their parks which gives guests the option to visit different events when it suits them.

Universal Orlando - Universal Studios - Macy's Holiday Parade - Beginning of Parade

Universal Studios will allow you to enjoy the Macy’s Holiday Parade where you can celebrate the parade with floats and balloons direct from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade in New York City. With marching bands, clowns and even Santa himself there is something for all of the family to do at this spectacularly fun parade with delicious treats, music and dazzling lights. It’s definitely one not to miss!


If you want a more film-like experience, pop over to Islands of Adventure where you can join your favourite Who’s from Whoville! Grinchmas see’s the whole of Seuss Landing transformed into a whimsical world of popular film The Grinch with storybook decor on every corner of the island. After you’ve seen the Who’s dotted around the park, get an autograph or a picture as you meet the mean green Mr Grinch himself in his very own Grotto.

Walt Disney World

This Christmas at Walt Disney World it’s all about Frozen! Elsa and friends take over the castle and the park and transform it into a magical wonderland.

Magic Kingdom

Queen Elsa from ÒFrozenÓ Transforms Cinderella Castle in "A Frozen Holiday Wish"

Queen Elsa from “Frozen” will use her incredible powers to transform Cinderella Castle into a glistening ice palace for the holidays and thanks to a special effects spectacle bathing the castle in 200,000 shimmering white lights. Magic Kingdom guests are treated nightly to the dramatic “Castle Dream Lights” celebration and “A Frozen Holiday Wish” stage show.


Magic Kingdom is also home to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party which presents a night of holiday splendour with lively stage shows featuring Disney characters in their holiday best, a unique holiday parade and favourite holiday traditions including complimentary cookies and hot cocoa, and snow flurries on Main Street, U.S.A. This year’s party dates are: Nov. 7, 10, 13, 14, 16, 20, 21 and 30. Dec. 2, 4, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18 and 19.

Hollywood Studios

This year at Disney’s Hollywood Studios there is a chance to catch more Frozen fun with a sing along to “Frozen” songs with Queen Elsa, Princess Anna, Kristoff and the Royal Historians of Arendelle daily during “For the First Time in Forever – a ‘Frozen’ Sing-Along Celebration”.

Osborne Spectacle

There’s also the chance to see the amazing massive light display, featuring millions of dancing lights and animated displays perfectly synchronised to electrifying holiday tunes amidst snowfall. The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights tradition takes place on the Streets of America, dazzling guests from November 7, 2014 – January 4, 2015.


We all know the famous Shamu and what better way to spend time on your holiday than watching the Shamu Christmas Miracles show. Taking place in the evening, it’s a show full of seasonal music and winter cheer, it’s one not to be missed if your a lover of everything wintery and watery!


Why not take a journey to the North Pole on The Polar Express Experience, visit their Christmas Village or even take the kids to a penguin meet and greet? SeaWorld is one of the best places to experience the real winter wonderland in Orlando.

Busch Gardens

Visit Busch Gardens in the evening and you’ll see a total different place to what you do during the day. At night the park comes alive with thousands and thousands of sparkling lights, live music, festive treats and lots of holiday shopping. So if you’re heading to Busch Gardens it’s definitely worth staying for the evening.

That’s all we’ve got for now, but keep checking back as we update with more information from the parks and beyond! Keep up to date with us by following us on Twitter and joining our Facebook group

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