Orlando Florida Holidays are some of the most popular ways to treat your family. In fact, Orlando was declared the most visited city in America in 2009. Between the theme parks, beautiful hotels, and world-class dining and entertainment, you and your family will never be bored during your stay – no matter what time of the year you arrive.
Orlando Florida Holidays at the theme parks
Everybody knows Orlando for its world-famous theme parks. During the holiday season, both Disneyworld and Universal Studios provide outstanding Christmas-themed entertainment for you and your family. At Disneyworld, be sure to check out famous events like Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, or his Christmastime Parade. Since it is peak season, it’s important to arrive early to get good seats. However, as any kid will tell you, it’s well worth the wait.
Other parts of Disneyworld, like Hollywood Studios, provide dazzling light shows to keep your family entertained, and guests at Epcot Center are treated to the magnificent Candlelight Processional and the Holidays Around the World exhibit. In fact, you could easily spend your entire Orlando Florida holidays at Disneyworld and see a different event every night.
Of course, if you did that, you would be missing out on other classic Christmas celebrations, like Universal Studios’ Macy’s Holiday Parade. Much like the Thanksgiving Parade in New York City, the Holiday Parade is accompanied by huge balloons and features colourful, Christmas-themed decorations and characters. Since the parade takes place every day during the holiday season, you should always be able to squeeze time into your schedule.
During your day at Universal Studios, you should also check out the live musical performance of Dr. Seuss’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” Later, you can head to the Christmas-themed concerts, or talk to the Grinch himself as he walks around the park. And, if you’re still up for more entertainment, try hopping on some of the world-famous rides that Orlando Studios has to offer.
What else can I do during my Orlando Florida holidays?
Of course, there is more to Orlando than just theme parks. A number of hotels put on Christmas-themed celebrations of their own, and downtown Orlando is alight with color and decorations. Take a stroll down CityWalk in Universal Studios, for example, to experience world-class shopping and entertainment away from the rides. Or, if your feet are too tired after a long day of roller coasters, you can take a horse-drawn carriage to your destination. Although there won’t be any snow on the ground, there will certainly be enough holiday decorations to make it feel like Christmas – no matter where you’re from.
Even if you’re not feeling the Christmas spirit, your Orlando Florida holidays can be a fantastic time of year for the whole family. Hot air balloon rides take you high above the city to give you an amazing view of the surrounding area. Meanwhile, the Kennedy Space Center is only a short drive away, and gives a glimpse into the rich scientific history of Florida. Once you’re back in Orlando, you can treat yourself to a spa, fine dining, or even ostrich racing at Dolly Parton’s Dixieland Stampede.
Put simply, the entertainment possibilities are endless during your Orlando Florida holidays.