Here Comes Santa Claus, Right Down Main Street, U.S.A.  Photo Courtesy of Walt Disney World News
Here Comes Santa Claus, Right Down Main Street, U.S.A. Photo Courtesy of Walt Disney World News

23 Must-Do Orlando Christmas and Holiday Events for Kids

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and there is no shortage of fun Christmas events for families in the Orlando area, from all-out theme park displays to tree lightings and markets. Here's our 23 top picks for holiday and Christmas events for kids in Orlando.

At the theme parks, try counting the 3 million lights on display at Seaworld, explore a Harry Potter Christmas at Universal Orlando, and party with Mickey at the Magic Kingdom. Head downtown in early December for the Lake Eola tree lighting, the Holiday on the Drive festival and the Downtown Orlando Christmas Parade. In South Orlando, try snow tubing at Gaylord Palms or experience the snow at Celebration Town Center. In North Orlando, try outdoor ice-skating at Light Up UCF or the free Jingle Jam in Downtown Sanford. 

But there's so much more. Read on for the top events to help make your holiday season magical! And browse our Events Calendar for the complete list of holiday parades, tree lighting ceremonies, winter festivals, Christmas events at the theme parks and many more options for seasonal fun. 

Magic Kingdom Park Walt Disney World Resort
1180 Seven Seas Dr
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

Disney Springs
1486 Buena Vista Dr
Lake Buena Vista, FL

Universal Orlando Resort
6000 Universal Blvd
Orlando, FL 32819

Seaworld Orlando
7007 Sea World D
Orlando, FL 32821

Crayola Experience Orlando
8001 S. Orange Blossom Trail
Orlando, FL 32809

LEGOLAND Florida Resort
Winter Haven, FL 33884

Orlando Museum of Art
2416 N. Mills Ave
Orlando, FL

Orlando Science Center
777 East Princeton Street
Orlando, FL 32803

Lake Eola Park
512 East Washington St
Orlando, FL

Baldwin Park Village Center
4990 New Broad St
Orlando, FL

Downtown College Park
2400 Edgewater Dr.
Orlando, FL

Gaylord Palms
6000 West Osceloa Parkway
Kissimmee, FL

Celebration Town Center
610 Sycamore St
Celebration, FL

St. Cloud Christmas Parade
Pennsylvania Ave. & Lakeshore
St. Cloud, FL

Historic Downtown Kissimmee
Dakin Avenue & Lakeview Drive
Kissimmee, FL

The Royal Palm Railway
305 E Ruby St
Tavares, FL

Addition Financial Arena
12777 Gemini Blvd. N
Orlando, FL

Kit Land Nelson Park
10 S Forest Avenue
Apopka, FL 32703

Central Park
100 N Country Club Rd
Lake Mary, FL

Historic Downtown Sanford
307 E 2nd St
Sanford, FL

Center Lake Park
299 Center Lake Lane
Oviedo, FL 32765

Rollins College
1000 Holt Avenue
Winter Park, FL
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