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Annual Holiday Events in Orlando


Events that we look forward to every year in Orlando.  Popular Winter, Seasonal and Christmas events in the Orlando area.

Do you have a favorite Holiday Event that you like to attend each year?  Have you been to  any of the following? Is there one that you know of that is not included in the list below? Post your comments in the Reader's Respond section at the end of the list.

1. Festival of Trees

Photo © Orlando/Orange County CVB
November 10- 18, 2012
For nine magical days, the Orlando Museum of Art is transformed into a glittering holiday wonderland where trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses ignite holiday spirit. Preview decorated trees, listen to holiday music and creative gifts while enjoying special daily & evening programs.
More Info: 407-896-4231 x 254
Cost:  Check for daily rates

2. Light Up UCF

November 16, 2012 - January 6, 2013
Over 50 Nights of Music, Lights & Ice.  Meet Santa Clause, watch a free outdoor movie, ice skate or just enjoy the festival atmosphere - there are a variety of activities for the whole family to enjoy.
More Info:  407-823-6062
Cost: Some events are free others have a minimal charge

3. The Best of Florida Christmas

November 16, 2012 - January 01, 2013
The 4.5 acre atrium at the Gaylord Palms Resort is transformed into a magical Christmas wonderland. A majestic 54-foot Christmas adds to the elegant and sometimes whimsical decor. Also featuring ICE! 
More Info: 407-586-4423
Cost:  Free admission.  Charge for parking and for ICE!

4. Leu's Holiday House

Photo © TJohnston
November 01, 2012 - January 02, 2013
The historic, fully restored 19th century Leu House Museum is decorated with festive Christmas trees, holiday miniatures and beautiful ornaments garnishing each of the 11 rooms.
Location: Leu Gardens, Orlando
More Info: 407-246-2620
Cost:  Included with the garden's admission charge

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