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Holiday Celebrations in Orlando

Celebrate the magic of the season in Orlando Florida and enjoy these festive Christmas events during the holidays

Walt Disney World Resort Holiday Celebrations

Candlelight Processional

One of the most popular Epcot traditions returns with new celebrity narrators in 2019. Edward James Olmos is among the newcomers along with Pat Sajak, Chita Rivera and Lisa Ling who join the lineup of returning favorites like Neil Patrick Harris, Whoopi Goldberg and Warwick Davis. The Candlelight Processional is a retelling of the Christmas story as told by a celebrity narrator accompanied by 50-piece orchestra and a mass choir. The show takes place at the America Gardens Theatre each evening at 5:00 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. November 29 through December 30. (Included in general admission)

Disney’s Holiday D-Lights

Discover how Walt Disney World Resort becomes even more magical for the holidays on an illuminating back-stage tour of Disney's Christmas facilities, which holds the lights found on Cinderella Castle in Magic Kingdom. Admission $289.00 per person. Purchase Disney's Holiday D-Lights Tickets

Disney's Yuletide Fantasy

Learn how Walt Disney World Resort prepares to celebrate the holiday season during this reimagined, behind-the-scenes tour! Admission $149.00 per person. Purchase Disney's Yuletide Fantasy tickets

A Frozen Holiday Wish at Magic Kindom

Behold an enchanting performance to melt a frozen heart. Royal sisters Anna and Elsa lead a celebration on the Castle Forecourt Stage nightly November 9 through December 31. Featuring special appearances by rugged mountain man Kristoff and lovable snowman Olaf, this merry-and-bright seasonal show culminates in Queen Elsa using her incredible powers to present a gift to everyone in the kingdom – transforming Cinderella Castle into a glimmering, shimmering ice palace for the holidays.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

It’s a Christmas party like no other, with joyous music, a shimmering Cinderella Castle, characters in their festive finery and the Magic Kingdom decked out and made even more magical for merry-making guests of all ages. Each specially ticketed, limitedattendance event features an exclusive performance of Holiday Wishes fireworks and the earliest performances of other spectaculars like Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, the Frozen Holiday Wish castle-lighting ceremony and Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration stage show. The special party – complete with cookies, cocoa and snow flurries – begins at 7 p.m., after regular park hours. Parties will be held on November 8, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21, 22 and 24, and December 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 17, 19, 20 and 22. Admission starting at $109.00 per person. Purchase Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party tickets

Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

Discover a festival like no other, featuring the joyous holiday traditions of our 11 World Showcase nations. Epcot International Festival of the Holidays surrounds you in the wondrous sights, sounds and flavors of the season, as celebrated by cultures near and far. (Included in regular admission) – November 29 - December 30, 2019.

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Universal Orlando Resort Holiday Celebrations

During the holidays, guests can celebrate the most wonderful time of year at Universal Orlando Resort’s destination-wide Holidays celebration. Guests of all ages will enjoy a Holiday celebration like no other where they can witness the magic of Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, watch all-new larger-than-life balloons and floats fill the streets during the all-new Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s, uncover the true meaning of Grinchmas, rock around the Music Plaza Stage to Mannheim Steamroller – and more.

Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

For the first time ever, Christmas is coming to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando. Guests will be surrounded by uniquely themed Christmas decorations, garlands and lights as they walk the streets of Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley. They will also enjoy special holiday themed food and holiday performances by the Frog Choir and Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees. And as night falls, state-of-the-art projection mapping and lighting will wrap Hogwarts castle for “The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle” – which will bring incredible Christmas moments inspired by the Harry Potter series to life.

Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s

Guests will experience an awe-inspiring and highly entertaining parade like no other during Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s at Universal Studios Florida. Universal’s award-winning Entertainment team has worked to create a massive parade that will highlight traditional holiday favorites and some of today’s most popular characters. The all-new parade will feature more than 30 larger-than-life floats and balloons that can’t be seen anywhere else, plus more than 100 performers and appearances by the Minions and other favorite characters from Despicable Me, Madagascar and Shrek – and more.


Guests will watch the Grinch’s heart grow three sizes during a live retelling of Dr. Seuss’s holiday classic in the “Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular” and join the merry Whos from Who-ville as they celebrate the true meaning of the season and bring Grinchmas to life throughout Seuss Landing at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. And, on sale now, guests can enjoy a festive breakfast with the Grinch and his friends on select dates.

Mannheim Steamroller

Holiday music sensation, Manheim Steamroller, returns to Universal Orlando to spread cheer for all to hear during live concerts at Universal Studios Florida on Nov. 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, Dec. 1, 7, 8, 14, 15 at 7:00pm.

Access to Universal Orlando’s Holidays celebration is included with regular theme park admission to Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios Florida.

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