25 ideas for Holiday fun in Orlando

25 ideas for holiday fun in orlando

Looking for local family fun in Orlando this December?  We’ve got you covered.  Check out our list of 25 ideas for holiday fun in Orlando!

December 6:  Check out Christmas at the Casa at Casa Feliz in Winter Park.  Walk through the historic home, get your photo with Santa, and entertain the kids with a variety of holiday crafts, carolers, and treats.

December 7: 39th Annual Christmas in the Park, on Park Avenue (Winter Park) includes century-old Tiffany windows and a free outdoor concert of holiday favorites by the Bach Festival Choir.

December 8:  Once upon a December will be music to your ears as the CFCArts Community Choir and Symphony Orchestra serenade you with songs of the season.  (multiple dates available)

December 9: Visit Winter Spark in Baldwin Park.  There will be food, music, vendors, kids zone, Mr. & Mrs. Claus, and a parade!

December 10: Letters to Santa featuring The Polar Express will get you in the holiday spirit at the Enzian Theater in Maitland.

December 11: Check out a brand new holiday experience, Daytona International Speedway is among seven cities that will host the all-new 1.5-mile long Magic of Lights holiday experience. (Multiple dates available)

December 12:  Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus at Santa Tuesday in Uptown Altamonte and take a walk around Cranes Roost to see the magnificent holiday lights display.

Happy Hannukah!  (December 12-20)

December 13: Take in a basketball game at Jewish Heritage Night with the Orlando Magic!

December 14:  What could be better than Santa Claus and ice cream?  Take your family to Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream Holiday Party!

December 15: Grab a blanket, chairs, and snacks and head downtown to Lake Eola for Holiday Movies in the Park: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

December 16: Sanford’s hosting a Jingle Jam full of holiday vendors, carnival games, magic show, pictures with Santa, music and so much more.

December 17: Build a gingerbread house at the Orlando Science Center’s young makers workshop at Gingerbread Lane.  (Multiple dates available)

December 18: Teach your littles how to cook at Little Chef: Teddy Bear Toast at the downtown Orlando Public Library.

December 19: Take a ride on the Polar Express! Your magical train ride will take you to the North Pole with all the characters from The Polar Express movie.  (Multiple dates available)

December 20: Visit the live nativity, arts and crafts, and Christmas carols at the San Pedro Center’s Family Night.

December 21: Take your littles toToddler Thursdays at the Mennello Museum for story time and holiday themed art activities.

December 22:  Full of nostalgia and holiday cheer, you’ll become part of the live studio audience of a 1940’s radio show at It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play at Orlando Shakes.  (Multiple dates available)

December 23: Take in the The Nutcracker, a timeless holiday classic, with the Orlando Ballet. (Multiple dates available – this date is billed as the family show)

December 24: Celebrate the Season in Florida style by heading to the beach for Surfing Santas.  Watch surfers of all ages dressed as Santa!

December 25:  Merry Christmas!

December 26: Don’t forget a jacket when you head to Christmas at Gaylord Palms, featuring ICE! It’s only 9 degrees in there and the snow tubing and snowball tossing will make you feel like you’re really in a winter wonderland! (multiple dates available)

December 27: Head downtown to the Orlando Public Library’s for sweet treats and arts and crafts at Peppermint Pals.

December 28: It’s snowing in Celebration’s winter wonderland(multiple dates available)

December 29: Joyful noise and lots of laughs are high on the list of the Orlando Rep’s The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical.  Get your tickets for this holiday hit.  (Multiple dates available)

December 30: Visit the Florida Citrus Parade for a truly unique Central Florida tradition.  Floats made of citrus and marching bands abound!

December 31: Ring in the New Year long before bed time at the Baby Boogie Bash at Amaya Papaya in Casselberry.

Have holiday fun in Orlando all December long all over Central Florida!  And tell us what your family plans to explore and do!