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. 

Places featured in this article:


Magic Kingdom Park Walt Disney World Resort

Mount Dora Christmas Parade

Apopka Christmas Parade Route

Orlando Museum of Art

Celebration Town Center

Orange County Convention Center
Alphabet Plant Scavenger Hunt at Leu Gardens
Harry P. Leu Gardens - 9:00 AM Pick
Paleo Playdates
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University - 10:00 AM Pick
BOGO Wednesdays at Monkey Joe's, Winter Park
Monkey Joe's - Winter Park - 11:00 AM Pick
Fables on the Farm
Wildflower Farm - 1:00 PM Pick
Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival
Walt Disney World - Epcot - various times Pick
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides