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Light It UpFall/Winter 2019
Put a little mischief in your merry when Universal Orlando Resort takes the Christmas Season to new heights.
Experience Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter as Hogsmeade™ and Diagon Alley™ are transformed with wondrous spirit. Treat yourself to Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s. It’s not only merry, but mischievous, as the Minions and other characters join in the fun. And watch the live retelling of Dr. Seuss’s classic holiday tale starring The Grinch™ in the Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular. Come, stay and celebrate the season at Universal Orlando™. You’ve never had a holiday like this.
The spirit of the holiday’s surrounds Bok Tower Gardens. Visitors will enjoy the 25th Anniversary Holiday Home Tour at Pinewood Estate, poinsettia, bromeliad and amaryllis displays, live music on the 205-foot Singing Tower carillon, Sunset & Symphony Holiday Concert with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra on Dec. 7, winter walking tours and a variety of seasonal programs.
Walt Disney World® Resort unwraps the holiday season with very merry entertainment in all four theme parks with Disney Characters in festive garb, holiday treats, specialty eats, garlands of decorations to dazzle the eyes and one shimmering ice castle to lift holiday spirits.
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom® Park will be hosted on select nights, Nov. 8 – Dec. 22. Led by Cinderella Castle transformed into a shimmering ice castle by Queen Elsa of Frozen fame, Magic Kingdom Park shines its brightest during the holidays. It is a specially ticketed event that brings a joyful enchantment to the park.
From Nov. 8 – Jan. 1 guests can enjoy an all new event, Holidays at Disney’s Animal Kingdom® Theme Park. As the sun sets, the Tree of Life® awakens with a series of wintry tales emerging from within, set to a heartwarming holiday score. Between awakening moments, the Tree of Life sparkles throughout the night, alive with the magic of nature and the spirit of the holidays.
Epcot® International Festival of the Holidays Presented by AdventHealth from Nov. 29 – Dec. 30 is the grandest holiday tradition with the Candlelight Processional. Featuring the retelling of the Christmas story by a celebrity narrator backed by a 50-piece orchestra and massed choir.
Get swept up in some Yuletide adventures at Holidays at Disney’s Hollywood Studios®. Don’t miss the Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! nighttime spectacular with twinkling fireworks, lively music and more. Park guests will be transfixed by Sunset Seasons Greetings projected onto the Hollywood Tower Hotel, with amazing laser effects and stories.
No holiday is complete without a visit to Old Town where twinkling lights and falling snow make for a brilliant wonderland that families will love. Old Town’s main street is transformed with festive Holiday lights and decorations. Colorful lights luminate the brick street as you walk from store to store picking out perfect gifts for every member of the family. The highlight is Old Town’s traditional Christmas Trees standing over 40-feet high and decorated with thousands of lights and themed decorations.
Holiday traditions, twinkling lights and joyful celebrations transform the International Drive Resort area into a holly jolly destination guaranteed to have your family singing carols all the way home. Throughout International Drive, decorations, special holiday entertainment and visits from Santa greet visitors celebrating in the area.
The nostalgic I-Ride Trolleys, decked out in wreaths and garland while playing holiday music, travel throughout the International Drive area and are a yearly Central Florida tradition in Orlando’s tourist corridor. Visitors will enjoy parking the car and using the popular trolleys to travel throughout the area.
Join ICON Park in celebrating the holidays! Enjoy amazing attractions, restaurants, shops, bars and nightly entertainment. When planning your New Year’s Eve celebration, look no further than ICON Park. It’s Light Up I-Drive extravaganza returns for New Year’s Eve with a spectacular event which includes a Wheel light and fireworks show, exclusive VIP lounge, live entertainment, specialty drinks and decadent food options.