Friday, November 21, 2014

Christmas in Orlando: Celebrate your Holidays at the Parks

We live in Orlando so naturally the theme parks are something we consider doing especially around the holidays when they're all festive! Keep reading to find out how you can enjoy the theme parks this holiday season!

Universal Studios 
Grinchmas at Island's of Adventure 
Dec 6 - Jan 3

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Celebrate the holidays in true Who style at Seuss Landing™at Universal's Islands of Adventure! The celebration includes the Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular, a live retelling of Dr. Seuss’s classic holiday tale starring The Grinch™, photo ops with the Grinch and Max, cookie and ornament decorating, and the park-wide festive decorations including a 60-foot Grinchmas tree!

Macy's Holiday Parade®
Dec 6 - Jan 3

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Enjoy the Macy’s Holiday Parade® as the floats, balloons and performers make their way down the streets of Universal! You can also catch a performance by the award-winning Mannheim Steamroller on select nights (Dec 6, 7, 13, 14, 20 & 21).

Sea World
Christmas Celebration 
Select Nights Nov 22 - Dec 31

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(Photo Credit: Sea World Parks Orlando)
At Sea World Orlando, you will experience Christmas Carolers, a sparkling sea of trees, a marketplace of holiday themed vendors, and skaters dancing on ice! There are numerous shows to enjoy this holiday season such as Elmo's Christmas Wish, O Wondrous Night, and Shamu® Christmas Miracles.

Disney World

Holidays Around the World at Epcot
Nov 28 - Dec 30

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(Photo Credit: Walt Disney World)

Enjoy holiday celebrations from around the world at Epcot's World Showcase
this year! Enjoy seasonal foods, joyful music, and stories throughout the Showcase.

Candlelight Processional
Select Nights:
Jodi Benson – November 28 - 29, 2014
Neil Patrick Harris – November 30 - December 2, 2014
Jonathan Groff (NEW!) – December 3 - 4, 2014
Whoopi Goldberg – December 5 - 6, 2014
Levar Burton – December 7 - 9, 2014
Edward James Olmos – December 10 - 11, 2014
Joe Morton – December 12 - 14, 2014
Chita Rivera – December 15 - 17, 2014
Ana Gasteyer (NEW!) – December 18 - 20, 2014
Marlee Matlin – December 21 - 23, 2014
Isabella Rossellini – December 24 - 25, 2014
Blair Underwood – December 26 - 27, 2014
Steven Curtis Chapman – December 28 - 30, 2014

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(Photo Credit: Walt Disney World)

"Hear the stirring story of Christmas as told by a celebrity narrator, accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and mass choir."
The show takes place at 5pm, 6:45pm and 8:15pm (On Dec 7 the shows will only be at 6:45 and 8:15)

Hollywood Studios
The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights
Nov 7 - Jan 4
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Experience the magic as millions of lights dance to music on the streets of Hollywood Studios. Photos and videos don't do this even justice! You have to witness it for yourself!

Magic Kingdom
Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party
Select Nights Nov 7 - Dec 19
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(Photo Credit: Walt Disney World)

Enjoy complimentary cookies and hot chocolate as you experience a magical snowfall on Main Street USA! A Disney Christmas party wouldn't be complete without a parade including Santa himself! (Note that a separately priced ticket is required for admission)

Christmas Bricktacular
Weekends in December

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This holidays season, LEGOLAND® Florida will transform into a winter wonderland full of holiday favorites built out of LEGOs of course! The Christmas Bricktacular event allows visitors to participate in holiday-themed LEGO® builds, interact with LEGO Santa and LEGO Toy Soldier Characters and experience snow falling down on Fun Town. There will be plenty of photo ops in front of the 30 foot tree built out of LEGOs and LEGO reindeer. Nightly fireworks begin Dec 26 until the end of the year.

 Which holiday park events are you most looking forward to this year?

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