Best of December: 26 Top Things to Do in Orlando With Kids

Dazzling Nights is back with a winter wonderland of lights throughout Leu Gardens. Photo courtesy of Leu Gardens
Dazzling Nights is back with a winter wonderland of lights throughout Leu Gardens. Photo courtesy of Leu Gardens

As the calendar inches toward Christmas, Central Florida is shining with seasonal celebrations to enjoy with your family this December. Don’t miss our favorite kid-friendly events and activities in Orlando in December!

The theme parks are in full force with lights and festive holiday decor, from SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration to Epcot's International Festival of the Holidays. Christmas parades are taking place in cities all around Central Florida, including ApopkaSt. Cloud, and Winter Park, just to name a few. Perhaps enjoy an outdoor holiday movie in Altamonte or Clermont. Read on for the top events in Orlando and happening around Central Florida this December!

Find more December fun in our Christmas Activities and Holiday Guide for Orlando Kids, including festive Holiday Shows for Orlando Families, Orlando Holiday Light Drive-Thrus and Christmas Light Shows, and local Breakfast with Santa Events.

We’re adding more events to our family activity calendar every day, so don’t forget to check it frequently. Get our picks for every weekend in your inbox—sign up for our newsletters. Plus, follow us on Facebook!

 

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Walt Disney World - Epcot

Celebration Town Center

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

Apopka Christmas Parade Route

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Central Park - Winter Park
Preschool Palooza at Maitland Public Library
Maitland Public Library - 10:30 AM Pick
Discovery Day at Lake Lorna Doone
Lake Lorna Doone Park - 10:00 AM Pick
Orlando Gymnastics Toddler Time
Orlando Gymnastics - 11:30 AM Pick
Orlando Gymnastics Preschool Play
Orlando Gymnastics - 1:00 PM Pick
$5 Family Films at Oviedo Mall
Oviedo Mall - 1:00 PM Pick
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