If you’re looking to add a little holiday cheer to your calendar, this list is for you! You’ll find all the places to see Christmas lights around Orlando, places to visit with Santa and all your favorite amusement park events reimagined for 2020. There are tons of things to do with kids this holiday season all over Orlando, we know you’ll love it!

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I Love Christmas Movies at the Gaylord Palms

I Love Christmas Movies presents a fully immersive exhibit featuring key moments from some of the most iconic Warner Bros. Pictures Christmas movies including THE POLAR EXPRESS™, A CHRISTMAS STORY™, ELF™, NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION™, and THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS™. As guests young and young at heart navigate the multi-sensory exhibits, they will enjoy over 13 fully immersive scenes complete with replicas of film props, audio clips and more, making participants feel as if they have stepped into part of the actual story. Nov. 13-Jan. 3. Event details

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Night of a Million Lights Walk-Through

For the first time ever, guests can experience the childlike wonder of this magical, whimsical Village during a walk-through, fully immersive holiday light spectacular. Stroll the Avenue of Angels, aglow with more than three million lights; savor delicious treats; and enjoy the accessible rides and storybook attractions that have brought happiness and hope to critically ill children and their families from around the world for 34 years. Nov. 13-Dec. 19. Event details

SeaWorld Christmas Celebration

Gather your family and join all of your festive friends at SeaWorld®’s Christmas Celebration™. SeaWorld transforms into a winter wonderland sparkling with holiday cheer, excitement, and over 3 million beautiful lights. Experience award-winning entertainment like the show-stopping ice-skating extravaganza Winter Wonderland on Ice. Nov. 14-Dec. 31. Event details

Winter Wonderland Spectacular at Celebration Town Center

Now Snowing, Central Florida’s original and premier “Snowing” event, offers one of the area’s only synthetic ice rinks, special community performances by some of the area’s top young talent, and special concert events throughout the season. Daily through Dec. 31. Event details

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Universal Orlando Resort™ Holiday Celebration

Put a little mischief in your merry when Universal Orlando unwraps a resort-wide celebration that will elevate your season. Guests will find a winter “fun”-derland that the entire family will enjoy with incredible holiday experiences across the entire destination that put a twist on the traditional. Nov. 14-Jan. 3. Event details

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Head to Zoo Lights

You'll get to celebrate the holiday season with visits with Santa, river boat rides, animal encounters, holiday shopping and more. Various dates Nov. 28-Dec. 27. Event details

Santa's Wonderland Comes to Bass Pro

Santa’s Wonderland returns to Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s and families are invited to enjoy this magical Christmas village with a few changes for 2020. You'll need to book your free reservation in advance. You'll get a "contactless Claus" visit when you arrive and free craft kits. Make sure to wear your holiday mask! Event details

Visit Bayfront Holiday Village

Bayfront Holiday Village will transform Bayfront Park into a shopping and entertainment destination for locals and tourists alike. The Village will become one of Miami’s most iconic offerings during the holiday season. Event details

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Disney Springs Christmas Tree Trail

This year, you can discover Christmas around every corner, as you come across a collection of elaborately decorated Disney Christmas trees spread throughout the neighborhoods of Disney Springs. Nov. 27-Dec. 27. Event details

—Kate Loweth


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