Santa Season is soon to be in full swing, and we Floridians are on the lookout for the next best way to celebrate the holidays. Thankfully we've been keeping our eyes peeled for you, and these are some of the Christmas markets & events in Orlando that you need to see.
From indoor snow tubing, ice sculptures, and lighting ceremonies to holiday make & take markets, a ride on the Polar Express train in your onesie & actual "snow" this little list has it all. Strap into your sleigh and ho-ho-ho all the way to these little Christmas gems.
Ice! at Gaylord Palms
Price: $50-125 per adult ticket, bundled package deal depending. All ticket packages, season passes, and single ticket event experiences & price points can be viewed here.
When: November 25 through January 5, 2020
Address: 6000 W. Osceola Pkwy. Kissimmee, FL
Why You Need To Go: A chance to experience the wonder of winter in the Sunshine State. Go snow tubing, slip down ice slides, view over 2 million Christmas lights, ice sculptures & decor for cute holiday photo ops, holiday dining experiences, Naughty & Nice escape room, The Polar Express experience, a holiday market & more. They even have a hidden indoor jungle oasis that will be decked out for the holidays.
Orlando Tree Lighting Ceremonies
Price: Free to attend; any money you decide to spend will be on vendors.
When: Fri. Dec. 06, 2019; 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Address: Walt Disney Amphitheater at Lake Eola Park — 512 East Washington Street, Orlando, FL
Why You Need To Go: Watch as the massive 72 ft. tree at the Walt Disney Amphitheater goes up in lights. Live music & performances will keep you entertained while you shop vendors & enjoy delicious bites from the food truck bazaar.
Grinchmas Seuss Landing
Price: $115 for a day pass to the park
When: Nov. 17–24; Dec. 15-Jan. 1
Address: Inside Universal's Islands of Adventure — 6000 Universal Blvd, Orlando, FL
Why You Need To Go: Seuss Landing at Universal Orlando turns into a magical Grinchmas wonderland. Whimsical Whovillian displays & characters transport you into a magical land of holiday cheer.
Holiday Maker's Market
Price: Free admission, any money you decide to spend will be on vendors
When: Sun., Dec. 01, 2019; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. @The Pines
Address: Pines of Windermere — 3409 Maguire Rd, Windermere, FL
Why You Need To Go: Make the perfect gift for your family and friends during the holidays. Different vendors & craft stations with multiple mediums such as art, pottery, wood, textiles, glass, metal, jewelry, leather, paper, upcycles & more! Food trucks serving up yummy food will also be available.
The Royal Palm Railway Experience Polar Express
When: Nov 15 - Dec 30
Address: 305 E Ruby St, Tavares, FL
Why You Need To Go: Experience the Polar Express train ride of your childhood dreams! Wear your jammies, drink hot chocolate, and ride a train decked out with music and lights on a Floridian Polar Express Adventure.
Light Up UCF
Price: Free to attend, any money you decide to spend will be on vendors & experiences. Ice Skating here is only $12. They also offer package deals that include multiple attractions at a discounted rate.
When: November 17 through December 31
Address: 12777 Gemini Blvd N Orlando, FL 32816
Why You Need To Go: make your bae feel like they're in a Holiday Hallmark Movie. They even make it snow!Admire the lights, ice skate, ride rides, and grab a bite to eat. The ultimate Christmasy spot on the cheap. This is a great way to
So what are you waiting for? Hit up these holiday markets & events and soak up all of that Christmas Cheer. If you're looking for more ways to celebrate the holidays in the Sunshine State, check out these 12 things to add to your Florida winter bucket list.