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Orlando Holiday Events: Theme Park Festivities, Parades, Shopping & Dining

There's always a reason to celebrate in Orlando, and the holiday season gets an extra special dose of joy. Theme parks like Epcot, the Magic Kingdom and Universal Studios feature winter-themed events throughout the month of December. You'll also find unbeatable Orlando holiday shopping at malls and outlet centers, plus delectable dining throughout the city. Plan your winter escape today and treat your family to a truly special season!

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Orlando Things to See and Do

Ride the I-RIDE Trolley on International Drive
  • Traveling throughout the International Drive Resort Area, enjoy easy transportation on the I-RIDE Trolley throughout the holidays. The trolley stops at hundreds of exciting destinations and takes out the trouble of finding a parking spot! Holiday Hours: 
    • Christmas Eve: 8AM - 8PM
    • Christmas Day: 10AM - 10:30PM
    • New Year's Eve: 8AM - 1AM
Head to the I-RIDE Trolley Website to check out additional details on stops and announcements.

Holly Jolly Christmas and Holiday Events in Orlando
  • Every Christmas in Orlando, our world-famous theme parks dazzle with jubilant cheer along with miles of garland and twinkling lights. Holiday traditions and joyful celebrations transform Orlando, FL into a magical wonderland guaranteed to have your family singing "fa-la-la-la" all the way home. 
Head to the Visit Orlando website to check out events and activities in Orlando. 

Shopping - Shop and Stay Package available

  • The Florida Mall

    Discover everything you want to buy in one mall. Central Florida's largest shopping center features more than 250 stores and restaurants, including the Disney Store and XXI Forever.
  • Mall at Millenia

    Take your children to see Santa, choose an angel from the Salvation Army Tree, and shop at all your favorite brands at this indoor mall. Top stores include Neiman Marcus, Lucky Brand, Jimmy Choo, Macy's, Louis Vuitton and Kiehl's.
  • Orlando Premium Outlets

    Finish up your holiday shopping at this massive outlet mall. You'll find discounted, designer merchandise for everyone on your list, including fashion apparel, accessories and home furnishings.

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