A Disney World Christmas for Locals, Too!

Make It a Disney World Christmas – Even If You Live in Orlando!

We know… you live in Orlando, so theme parks are ALWAYS in your backyard. But we’re also aware that sometimes you take for granted what’s right in front of you.

So, in that spirit and the spirit of Christmas, we’re focusing on the holiday adventures and activities in the tourist hot spots that you’re lucky enough to have access to every day.

The Joys of Having a Walt Disney World (and other theme parks) Christmas!

If you wish to see the Walt Disney World Resort at its very best, then you have to check it out over the Christmas holidays. There are several buzzing events at all of its theme parks that set the place alight.

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Epcot International Festival of the Holidays

The Epcot theme park hosts some dazzling displays throughout December. The Christmas celebrations include a 50-piece orchestra, with a host of different celebrities at the helm.

There’s plenty of food and drinks to go with the lights and music at Epcot. But you can’t forget the main course at this theme park, which happens to be its fun rides.

2021 Dates: November 26 – December 30, 2021

Where: 200 Epcot Center Dr, Orlando, FL 32821

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Animal Kingdom Theme Park

If you are looking for a unique Christmas this time around, it doesn’t get much more unusual than at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park.

You’ll get to witness the Tree of Life in all its glory at Discovery Island. Donald Duck also makes an appearance with his Dino-Bash at DinoLand U.S.A. You get a first-hand experience of Pandora and roam through our world and the Avatar universe at Pongu Pongu.

There’s a lot more to see in the cultural decorations from around the world, featuring the Diwali lights of India and the village of Harambe.

When: November 8th, 2019 to January 5th, 2020

Where: 2901 Osceola Pkwy, Orlando, FL 32830

Christmas at Universal Orlando

Christmas at Universal Studios Orlando

It’s not just a Disney World Christmas. Universal Orlando is Christmas crazy with all kinds of special events and activities.

Interact with your favorite characters from various shows like Despicable Me and Madagascar at Universal. You’ll also get to meet Santa Claus amid an atmosphere of wintry songs and live musical performances. And, it’s Christmas in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. We’d say that’s magical!

2021 Dates: November 13th, 2021 to January 3rd, 2022

Where: 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL 32819

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SeaWorld Orlando Christmas

It may not be in snow formation, but water can be festive, especially if it’s located at SeaWorld.

The park becomes a winter wonderland, with live shows in the spirit of Christmas. You get to spend your time shopping for Christmas gifts and munch on snacks to enjoy the experience to the fullest.

The fun doesn’t stop there, though. You have a chance to meet some cute and cuddly characters, and the icing on the cake is face to face with jolly old St. Nick.

Christmas doesn’t get much better than time with your family at SeaWorld Orlando.

2021 Dates: November 12th, 2021 to January 2nd, 2022

Where: 7007 Sea World Dr, Orlando, FL 32821

It doesn’t matter if you live in Orlando! Make it a Disney World Christmas (or Universal Studios… or SeaWorld…)

Walt Disney World and all of the area theme parks don’t close up shop on the lights and festivities on December 26th, so you’ve still got time. Pick out your favorite events, and get out there and make some memories. After all, how long has it been since you’ve done the Disney thing?!

Also, be sure to bookmark our Holidays and Gift Ideas section, as we’ll be churning out more ideas and information to enhance the experience. You can also check out the Orlando Events Calendar powered by Evvnt, as it’s updated daily, whether it’s the Christmas season or not.