- December Festivals & Events
- Theme Park Events & Attraction Specials
- Museum & Garden Exhibits
- Discounts, Specials, Free Admission
- Annual Fundraiser Events
- Orlando Theater
Festival of the Seasons!
November 16 - December 27, 2012: Come celebrate the season with carolers singing songs for the holidays at the dock stage. Kids can pose for pictures and sit with Santa Clause. More places to visit Santa.
Mickey's Jingle Jungle Parade
November 9, 2012 through January 2, 2013: Ring in the season with Mickey and his friends as they lead a parade of favorite Disney Characters and fanciful larger-than-life animal puppets that dance and bring you into the fun. It's an unforgettable holiday adventure for all ages.
Holidays Around the World
November 23 - December 30, 2012: This Epcot tradition features storytellers, a daily character tree-lighting ceremony and a stunning display of snow-white lights. The moving Candlelight Processional, a favorite of all ages, includes celebrity guest narrators, accompanied by a massed choir and orchestra for a retelling of the Christmas story. Included with general admission.
Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights
November 9, 2012 - January 6, 2013: This dazzling holiday extravaganza electrifies Disney’s Hollywood Studios with millions of sparkling lights. With Jennings Osborne’s lights and a little Disney magic, the big city comes alive in glowing color as snow falls overhead. Included with general admission.
Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party
November 09 - December 21, 2012: The Magic Kingdom plays host to this series of nighttime holiday fun events for the little ones including holiday shows, fireworks and magic treats with Minnie and Mickey. Experience the enchantment of "Mickey's Once Upon a Christmastime Parade" and the excitement of a holiday-themed fireworks during a special after-hours party inside the Magic Kingdom theme park.
Christmas at SeaWorld Orlando
Create yuletide memories and celebrate the season during "Christmas at SeaWorld." This holiday event features festive decorations, snowfalls at The Waterfront and live holiday music from classical musicians and carolers.
The Polar Express Experience
November 17 - December 31, 2012: SeaWorld's Wild Arctic is transformed into the North Pole and getting there is half the fun. Classic scenes from the movie are recreated in a multi-sensory experience immersing passengers in special lighting, scent, sound and motion effects.
Grinchmas at Universal's Islands of Adventure
December 03 - January 1, 2012: This annual holiday celebration is based on the beloved Dr. Seuss tale and Universal Pictures’ and Imagine Entertainment’s Academy Award-winning blockbuster hit, “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” Seuss Landing at Islands of Adventure is transformed into a bah-humbug haven by the Grinch. The entire Seussian-themed island is colorfully decorated for the season and guests are invited to meet the Grinch in his lair, which is outfitted with authentic movie props and gadgets. Grinch fans enjoy a live, musical stage show that re-tells the world-famous story of the grumpy Grinch.
Macy’s Holiday Parade at Universal Studios
December 03 - January 1, 2012: The world’s most famous parade has become a holiday experience for park guests at Universal Studios, featuring some of the most popular balloons and floats from the famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. The excitement and pageantry of the parade, complete with a festive tree lighting ceremony by Santa Claus himself, is exhibited each day of the holiday season through the New Year.
Pirate's Dinner Adventure
Join Magee the Elf on a High-Flying Pirate Adventure from (dates TBD) during Pirate's Dinner Adventure Christmas Show. When Christmas is threatened, Magee the Elf has only one chance to save the day... he must become a pirate and join the crew of Captain Sebastian the Black! It'll take all the Christmas magic he can muster to set things right... and get through this adventure in one piece.
NEW YEAR'S EVE AT ORLANDO THEME PARKS