Celebrate the season at Universal's Holiday Parade. Photo by Eric Dean courtesy of Universal Orlando
Celebrate the season at Universal's Holiday Parade. Photo by Eric Dean courtesy of Universal Orlando

28 Must-Do Orlando Christmas and Holiday Events for Kids

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and even with COVID-19 restrictions in place there are still dozens of fun Christmas things to do for families in the Orlando area, from all-out theme park displays to holiday parades and markets. 

At the theme parks, awe at more than 3 million lights on display at SeaWorld or explore a Harry Potter Christmas at Universal Orlando. Families can visit the charming town of Mount Dora for a lighted boat parade, have a feast with the Grinch at Gaylord Palms or experience snowfall at Celebration Town Center.  Be sure to plan time for a trip to Florida's first snow park this holiday season as well.

Read on for more top events to make your holiday season magical. And browse our events calendar for a complete list of holiday events and more options for seasonal fun. 

While we are trying to promote safe activities that occur outdoors or with social distancing guidelines in place, keep your family and others safe by always wearing a mask and maintaining appropriate distance. If you arrive at an event that appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our event calendar to find something else to do. 


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
One LEGOLAND Way
Winter Haven, FL 33884

Downtown Avalon Park
3680 Avalon Park East Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32828

Mount Dora Christmas Parade
Donnelly St
Mt Dora, FL

Simpson Cove on Lake Dora
311 South Tremain Street
Mount Dora, FL

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

Park Avenue & Morse Boulevard
Winter Park, FL

Apopka Christmas Parade Route
Park Avenue & Votaw Rd
Apopka, FL

Historic Downtown Kissimmee
Dakin Avenue & Lakeview Drive
Kissimmee, FL

Bass Pro Shops Orlando
5156 International Dr
Orlando, FL

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

Gaylord Palms
6000 West Osceloa Parkway
Kissimmee, FL

Give Kids the World Village
210 South Bass Rd.
Kissimmee, FL

Lake Mary Museum
158 N Country Club Rd
Lake Mary, FL

Jolly Creek Holiday Festival
2001 E Southport Road
Kissimmee, FL

Lake Catherine Blueberries
5849 Lake Catherine Road
Groveland, FL 34736

Celebration Town Center
610 Sycamore St
Celebration, FL

Harry P. Leu Gardens
1920 North Forest Avenue
Orlando, FL 32803

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

Orange County Convention Center
9400 Universal Blvd
Orlando, FL

Reiter Park
311 Warren Ave
Longwood, FL 32750

Donnelly Park
530 North Donnelly St
Mount Dora, FL

Central Park
150 W Morse Blvd
Winter Park, FL

Central Winds Park
1000 Central Winds Dr
Winter Springs, FL
Celebration's Winter Wonderland
Celebration Town Center - 5:00 PM Pick
Night of a Million Lights
Give Kids the World Village - 5:00 PM Pick
Dazzling Nights at Leu Gardens
Harry P. Leu Gardens - 5:30 PM Pick
Orlando Balloon Glow
Blue Jacket Park - 5:00 PM Pick
Apopka Tree Lighting
Kit Land Nelson Park - 6:00 PM Pick
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