Holiday Cheer at Orlando’s Theme Parks

November 25, 2016

It’s most wonderful of the year! We know it’s still November, but now that Thanksgiving has passed, the happiest season of all has officially began in Orlando! There is no better time to visit your favorite theme parks and have a chance to see your beloved characters in their cozy Christmas outfits! Here are the events you can’t miss this holiday season:

cinderella castle covered in white lights


Holidays Around the World at Epcot

This party lets you experience the holiday traditions from all over the world. All 11 World Showcase nations feature sights, sounds and flavors of how this season is celebrated by different cultures.

You’ll also get to visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus from November 25 to December 24! Take unique photos with Santa and enjoy an unforgivable holiday-themed fireworks display featuring holiday greetings in native languages from the World Showcase’s countries!


November 25 to December 30, 2016


Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 2016

Oh, the decorations! Magic Kingdom lights up in a breathtaking way. The Cinderella Castle sparkles, joyful music fills the air and your favorite characters wear their most festive attire.  Your favorite attractions take on a holiday theme and enchanting surprises lie around almost every turn!


November 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 15, 18, 27 and 29

December 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 18 and 22


SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration

Enjoy Christmas carols, a sea of Christmas trees sparkles over the lake in a wintery, watery wonderland, and world-famous skaters twirl on ice.  The event features festive food, stunning live shows, and delightful entertainment inspired by the natural world. Stroll the lakeside Christmas Market and savor the cinnamon and spice holiday scents of delicious treats as you shop for unique, artisan-crafted gifts.


November 25 to December 31.


The Grinchmas™ Who-liday Spectacular

When the holiday season hits full swing, Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ will transform its Seuss Landing™ area into the whimsical world of Grinchmas™. Be sure to explore every nook and cranny of this wintry wonderland, as it’s filled with special touches Dr. Seuss fans are sure to adore.


Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular Show Times:

Dec. 5-9, 12-14, and Jan 1:  11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 3:45pm, 4:45pm, 5:45pm

Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11, 15-31:  10:45am, 11:45am, 12:45pm, 1:45pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm, 5:30pm, 6:30pm


The Macy’s Holiday Parade™

Experience the joy of the Macy’s Parade right here in Orlando! Universal Studios hosts this traditional parade featuring balloons and floats beyond your imagination, marching bands, Santa, and seasonal sing-alongs for the little ones.


December 3 to January 1.