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Making Holiday TraditionsFall 22/Winter 23
Celebrate the holidays making new traditions for lasting memories.
‘Tis the season to experience Tampa’s premier holiday traditions, Christmas in the Wild at ZooTampa! Create lasting family memories at one of Tampa Bay’s largest and most immersive light displays and go on festive adventures that connect guests with wildlife and the spirit of the season. On select nights, experience the zoo animals in an atmosphere of holiday magic and cheer, made complete with special animal mingles, magical light displays, tasty treats and classic holiday music.
Create memorable family fun and go "gnome" for the holidays at Bok Tower Gardens! Enjoy a delightful outdoor gnome hunt in the gardens and terraces of El Retiro. Children will spark their creativity at Doodlebug Art Station, discover music in the Heart of the Hammock and spend hours of nature play throughout the three-acres of Hammock Hollow.
Continue the holiday memories with a relaxing stroll through beautiful displays of poinsettias, begonias, evergreens and other seasonal greenery throughout the Olmsted Gardens.
As the center of the International Drive entertainment district, ICON Park is again thrilled to welcome guests during the holiday season. In addition to their standard attractions, restaurants and live entertainment, they will be adding some seasonal elements that will allow visitors to not only enjoy the fun of the park, but it will also encourage all to get into the Holiday Spirit. They are again hosting the region’s premier Santa Experience for families, the official I-Drive Christmas tree will be here and the festive lighting ceremony will be held as well. Add some seasonal decorations, special food and beverage options, and a view of the city’s holiday décor from the 400-foot Orlando wheel and you have a wonderful experience for the entire family.
Bring the entire family and watch as the holidays come alive at Old Town. This truly unforgettable spectacle will bring back old memories and create new ones as you enjoy a classic all-American holiday experience. Holidays at Old Town is a spectacular display of festive decorations throughout the brick-paved streets of Old Town every night. The colorful twinkle of lights including the traditional and iconic Christmas Tree will be on display through December 26.
Gather your family and join all your festive friends at SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration from November 11 through December 31. See the park transformed into a winter wonderland, sparkling with over three million beautiful lights. With plenty of holiday cheer, this event is sure to create unforgettable memories at a wondrous Christmas celebration you’ll only find at SeaWorld.
Deck the halls at LEGOLAND® Florida Resort for the jolliest event of the year, Holidays at LEGOLAND®! There is no better time to add a little LEGO® magic to your family vacation and build memories and traditions to last a lifetime. Families can visit the Holiday Village Postal Service to send your letters to LEGO® Santa, rock around the giant LEGO® tree to holiday tunes and take “elfies” with their favorite holiday LEGO® Characters! And ring in the new year with colorful bursts of LEGO® bricks fireworks over Lake Eloise at an early, kid-friendly celebration time.
Anyone can “Ho-ho-ho” and “Fa-la-la” for the holidays. But if you want to scream and laugh your jingle bells off, you’ve got to awesome up your holiday at Universal Orlando Resort, where they do the holidays big time. From the parks to Universal CityWalk, there’s themed entertainment, food and fun around every corner. It’s the biggest, loudest, awesomest holiday celebration of the season. And it’s only at Universal Orlando Resort, select dates in winter.
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Prepare for a spectacular season of holiday joy at Walt Disney World® Resort. Whether you head to Magic Kingdom® Park where you can have a jolly good time with Mickey and the gang as part of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party* on select nights between November 8 and December 22, immerse yourself in a worldwide collection of traditions and tastes, all during the EPCOT® International Festival of the Holidays presented by AdventHealth starting November 25, or revel in unique shopping, fantastic food, and a Christmas Tree Trail at Disney Springs® , you’ll discover countless ways to make memories.
*Admission to this event requires a separately priced ticket. Ticket valid only during specific event hours and subject to availability.