As Christmas is nearing, The Orlando Vacation Tips Blog gives you a glimpse of the best Christmas holiday events in Orlando, Florida.
As mentioned in PART 1 of this post, please keep in mind that these are in no way ordered from best to worst or worst to best, but rather just a list of the top 10 Orlando Christmas events that you should definitely make time to do.
Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom.
Dates: 7pm until 12 Midnight on select nights from November 9th, 2012 - December 21st 2012.
Price: ages 3 to 9 - from $53.95+tax, ages 10 and over - from $58.95+tax.
"Celebrate the magic of the holiday season with your family at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party." - disneyworld.disney.go.com
This is a true treat for anyone travelling to Orlando in December! Featuring special character meet and greets with the likes of Snow White and ALL 7 dwarfs in one photo. This doesn't happen in the park regularly. Enjoy unlimited hot chocolate and sugar cookies! Watch the amazing Holiday Wishes: Celebrate the Spirit of the Season. This is a Christmas event no to be missed!
The Orlando Vacation Tips Blog Tip: Arrive an hour early to save queuing time to get into this event.
Festival of the Seasons at Downtown Disney.
Dates: November 16, 2012 - December 27, 2012.
If you are looking for a fun and free event in Orlando this Christmas, look no further than Festival of the Seasons at Downtown Disney. Here you can enjoy live entertainment, festive décor, fun photo ops and so much more! Featuring holiday carolers, costumed stilt walkers, and a lively holiday dance party!
The Orlando Vacation Tips Blog Tip: This event is great for a low budget Christmas vacation!
Christmas Bricktacular at Legoland Florida.
Dates: Saturdays and Sundays in December.
Price: Included in your Legoland Florida park admission ticket.
See the Christmas season come alive in LEGO! Christmas Bricktacular at Legoland Florida will feature tons of family fun. View the lighting ceremony of a 30ft+ LEGO Christmas tree made with 270,000 forest green LEGO bricks. Join in a LEGO Santa Scavenger Hunt. And enjoy festive holiday entertainment in this great Christmas event!
The Orlando Vacation Tips Blog tip: There are forty give LEGO Santas in Miniland, try to find them all.
Grinchmas at Universal's Islands of Adventure.
Price: Included in your Universal's Islands of Adventure park admission ticket.
This holiday season, Universal's Islands of Adventure will transform Seuss Landing into the whimsical world of Grinchmas! Dr. Seuss fans are sure to love the experiences offered at this event! See the Grinchmas Wholiday Spectacular as characters come to life before your eyes both on stage and off, as Whos from Who-ville stroll through Seuss Landing. And you can event meet the mean, green one himself for a one-of-a-kind holiday memento! Shake the Grinch's hand.
The Orlando Vacation Tips Blog tip: Don't let the Grinch see your backpack. He actually stole mine and ran out of the meet and greet area exclaiming "I'm off to climb Mount Crumpet!" All in good fun of course.
Candlelight Processional at Epcot.
Dates: Select nights from November 23, 2012 to December 30, 2012.
Price: Included in your EPCOT park admission ticket.
Lunch Packages: from $32.99 - $55.99 for Guests aged 10+, and $12.50-$17.00 for Guests aged 3-9.
Dinner Packages: from $49.99-$66.99 for Guests aged 10+, and $14.50-$26.99 for Guests aged 3-9.
This special holiday event is held nightly at the America Gardens Theatre in Epcot, as part of their Holidays Around the World festival. The event retells the stirring story of Christmas with a special celebrity narrator and is accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and a mass choir.
This event has become an essential family tradition for many Guests - once you experience it, you will be inspired to share it every year with the ones you love.
Schedule and Narrators:
November 23 to November 25, 2012 — Geena Davis
November 26 to November 29, 2012 — Neil Patrick Harris
November 30 to December 1, 2012 — Whoopi Goldberg
December 2 to December 4, 2012 — Andy Garcia
December 5 to December 7, 2012 — Blair Underwood
December 8 to December 9, 2012 — James Denton
December 10 to December 13, 2012 — Jodi Benson
December 14 to December 16, 2012 — Lea Salonga
December 17 to December 19, 2012 — Alfre Woodard
December 20 to December 22, 2012 — Trace Adkins
December 23 to December 25, 2012 — Gary Sinise
December 26 to December 28, 2012 — Amy Grant
December 29 to December 30, 2012 — Marlee Matlin / Jack Jason
The Orlando Vacation Tips Blog tip: to ensure you have a seat for the show, take part in one of the Candlelight Dining Packages. You get a meal, guaranteed seating for the Candlelight Processional, and pre-arranged fireworks viewing.
- Non-alcoholic beverage
- (OR full buffet where applicable)
- Guaranteed seating at the Candlelight Processional show
- Pre-arranged Fireworks Viewing Area
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