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.