40+ Free Holiday and Christmas Events in Orlando

Check out Santa on his watercade at Holidays at Disney Springs.Photo courtesy of Disney
Check out Santa on his watercade at Holidays at Disney Springs.Photo courtesy of Disney

The holidays in Orlando are absolutely magical, with nice weather and festive decor all over town. Take a break from holiday spending with FREE holiday events happening all around Central Florida. From tree lightings and holiday parades to Christmas movies and festive "snowfalls," get in the spirit with these free Christmas events suitable for all ages. Read on for all the details about these awesome free holiday events and happenings!

For more festive activities, visit our Orlando Christmas Activities and Holiday Guide for countless ideas to spend quality time with your family this holiday season. We've got everything from Santa breakfasts to The Nutcracker performances throughout Orlando.

Places featured in this article:


Celebration Town Center

Lake Ivanhoe Village Park

Winter Garden City Hall

Longwood Christmas Parade Route

Historic Downtown Sanford

Mount Dora Christmas Parade

Mount Dora Boating Center & Marina

Winter Springs Town Center

Fort Christmas Historical Park

Peace United Methodist Church

Apopka Christmas Parade Route

Association Of Poinciana Villages

Downtown College Park

Rosen Inn International

Waterford Lakes Town Center

Audubon Park Covenant Church

Cornerstone Charter Academy

Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company

Waterford Lakes Town Center
Hola at the Park
ICON Park - 1:00 PM Pick
Dazzling Nights at Leu Gardens
Harry P. Leu Gardens - 5:30 PM Pick
Celebration's Now Snowing
Celebration Town Center - 6:00 PM Pick
Asian Lantern Festival at the Central Florida Zoo
Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens - 6:00 PM Pick
Neighborhood Guides
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