30+ Must-Do Orlando Christmas and Holiday Events for Kids

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

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and there are dozens of fun Orlando Christmas events for families to enjoy this holiday season, including all-out theme park light displays, holiday parades, tree ceremonies, and more. 

At the theme parks, awe at more than 3 million lights on display at SeaWorld or explore a magical Harry Potter Christmas at Universal Orlando. Families can visit the charming town of Mount Dora for a lighted boat parade, save Christmas with Buddy the Elf at Gaylord Palms, and experience Florida "snowfall" at Celebration Town Center. Don't forget these Orlando Christmas holiday train rides as well! See what else is going on in November with our curated events —prime Orlando happenings for the whole family.

Read on for all the top holiday and Christmas events near Orlando to help make the season magical. Browse our events calendar for a complete list of events and more options for seasonal fun, and follow us on Facebook for the latest and greatest happenings around Orlando!

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Walt Disney World - Magic Kingdom

Longwood Christmas Parade Route

Mount Dora Christmas Parade

Winter Springs Town Center

Apopka Christmas Parade Route

Association Of Poinciana Villages

Cornerstone Charter Academy

Orlando Museum of Art

Celebration Town Center

Winter Garden City Hall

Historic Downtown Sanford

Downtown College Park
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
Kubota Machine Adventures at Crayola Experience Orlando
Crayola Experience Orlando - 10:00 AM
Preschool Open Gym at Reflex Gymnastics
Reflex Gymnastics - 12:00 PM
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