Starting out Christmas week with gusto, the only way Pulptown knows how.
What it is, Tuesday. It’s Christmastime, y’all. Jumping into this first full week in December we are getting fully festive.
There are literally hundreds of Christmas activities going on this year, so we understand it can almost feel like work trying to rock around the Christmas tree calendar. Visit Orlando has an interactive map that you can peruse to your heart’s content to figure out the perfect holiday activity for you and your family.
Or keep scrolling and discover the best festive events this holiday season.
Rocking around O-town’s scene
😁 Get your jolly on at these jam-packed holiday events that feature a little bit of everything.
Orlando is no longer messing around when it comes to the holidays. You can now visit Santa’s Cottage at Peppermint Square in Lake Nona, watch the 70th annual Christmas Parade in Winter Park, take all the selfies at Dazzling Lights in Leu Gardens, play in snow and paint with snowmen at Crayola Land, wander around the Winter Wonderland of ICE! at Gaylord Palms, or blast off on a Christmas mission at Holidays in Space in the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.
🎅You don’t have to go all the way to the North Pole to see Santa Claus.
Santa can still be found at the tried and true location: the mall. You can snap a photo with Santa at the Altamonte, Oviedo, and the Florida Mall. Or, for a more unique experience, you can go to the Bass Pro Shop (make sure to grab a reservation before you cast over), ICON Park (gonna need a ticket for this one), Wekiva Island to meet Mr. and Mrs. Clause, or to Wall Crawl where you can even book a private (or shared) session with Santa.
🏮Millions of lights means millions of options for gazing at Christmas spectacles.
Tis the season for lights. Click Orlando did the hard part so you can find the best lights in your area by county. If you are looking for something unique, you can drive through Dezerland’s one-mile course filled with over 1.5 million lights, experience the Asian Lantern Festival at the Sanford Zoo, revel in the Dazzling Lights of Leu Gardens, or for our dinosaur lovers, check out the Christmas Lights at the Orlando Science Center.
🎶 Enjoy a not-so-Silent Night at these holiday musicals and concerts.
Hark some Christmas jams with the Orlando Repertory Theater during their new musical True North, or enjoy a moreclassical experience with A Christmas Carol at Orlando Shakes or the Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s ‘Ghost of Christmas Eve’ at Amway. The Dr. Phillips Center has pianist Jim Brickman performing his “A Very Merry Christmas” tour, electronic violinist Lindsey Stirling, and A Voctave Christmas performed by the vocal ensemble Voctave and the Winter Park Bach Festival Orchestra. You can also check out Date Night Orlando’s guide to free music!
❄️ Get you some theme park magic AND some Christmas magic this year.
Some park events are sold out, but you can still get tickets to the following attractions: Take “elfies” with Lego characters or write and send letters during Holidays at LEGOLAND; see Busch Gardens or Seaworld transformed into Christmas Town with lights, ice, holiday-inspired culinary delights, and festive shows; or experience all the holidays at EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays which features traditions from all over the world. (My Central Florida Family)
☝️ One more thing…
You don’t have to break the bank to experience holiday joy either. If you’re on a budget here 👉are some options for Christmas cheer that won’t cost you anything.
– ✌️ Kit and The Pulptown Team