Christmas Weekend Things To Do in Orlando with Kids: Theme Park Festivals, Holiday Lights

Lake Nona's holiday festival is back, featuring fun activities for the whole family. Photo courtesy of Lake Nona
Lake Nona's holiday festival is back, featuring fun activities for the whole family. Photo courtesy of Lake Nona

Looking for the best things to do in Orlando this Christmas weekend? Here are some family-friendly events and activities to add to your list!

We don't have to remind you what's going on this weekend —hopefully, the tree is decorated, presents are wrapped, and the holiday plans have been finalized. Assuming you're looking to get out of the house during Christmas weekend, the Orlando area is brimming with things to do. Celebrate Christmas at SeaWorld, Epcot, Legoland, or any of the other area theme parks open throughout the holiday weekend. Looking for Christmas lights? Awe at amazing displays at Give Kids the World, Daytona International Speedway, Leu Gardens, or Island H2O Water Park

We've also rounded up the best Orlando Restaurants Open on Christmas Day for Families as well as What's Open on Christmas Day in Orlando: A List of Awesome Things to Do. Whatever your plans are for this weekend, have a very Merry Christmas and happy holidays from your friends at Mommy Poppins!

Be sure to check with the venue for its COVID guidelines and requirements before heading out to any event. Some events are getting canceled or postponed at the last minute due to the latest COVID surge. 

Places featured in this article:


Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Walt Disney World - Epcot

Celebration Town Center

Magic Kingdom Park Walt Disney World Resort

Joe's Crab Shack - Kissimmee

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge

Walt Disney World - Magic Kingdom

Walt Disney World - Epcot

Walt Disney World - Hollywood Studios

Walt Disney World - Animal Kingdom

Addition Financial Arena

Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens

Celebration Town Center

The Fye's Crazy Christmas House

The Lights on Jeater Bend

Cross Christmas Light Display

Bivona Christmas Light Show

Tomoka River Boat Parade

Halifax Harbor Marina

Space Coast Lightfest

Pappy's Patch U-Pick
Fairy Doors Exhibit at Leu Gardens
Harry P. Leu Gardens - 9:00 AM Pick
Orlando Gymnastics Toddler Time
Orlando Gymnastics - 11:30 AM Pick
Orlando Cat Cafe Kids Hour
Orlando Cat Cafe - 4:00 PM Pick
Family Pizza Night at Skate Reflections
Skate Reflections - 6:30 PM Pick
Regal Summer Movie Express
Regal Theaters - Multiple Locations - various times Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides