It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the (Orlando) Year — Christmas in Florida!

Andy Williams had the right idea with his festive hit song, and it could well be Orlando’s anthem in December! This truly is the most wonderful time of the year in Central Florida. Just consider this – the average temperature is still 76F, our chances of rain drop to barely 20 percent, there’s a universal merry mood, and the amount of additional Christmas overlay is astounding, even by Orlando’s expansive standards.

There really is no place like it for holiday excitement and entertainment, from the theme parks to the city’s bustling districts to our own tours in Orlando and from Orlando. Central Florida positively pulsates with the spirit of the season.

The magic starts with Disney and Co., as they set the benchmark for Yuletide extravagance and colour, with a depth and breadth of decoration and special features that take the breath away. With parades, concerts, and a whole host of other events, not to mention a fantastic array of seasonal food and drink, expect nothing less than a dazzling backdrop for happy Christmas memories and traditions.

Scroll down to find out more about Christmas in Orlando and the surrounding areas. And if you have any questions for our team, please feel free to get in touch.

A festive wreath hangs in the foreground, with the Magic Kingdom castle in the background

The Christmas Season at Walt Disney World, Florida

Walt Disney World boasts the likes of its signature Candlelight Processional at Epcot, the Christmas Tree Stroll at Disney Springs, the amazing Gingerbread House at the Grand Floridian Resort, and the fun Santa Claus Festive Flotilla at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. And let’s not forget the whole Festival of the Holidays, also at Epcot.

Are you still undecided about when to visit Florida and Walt Disney World? Our blog What Is the Best Time of the Year to Go to Disney World, Orlando? is here to help you!

Christmas at Universal Orlando

Universal Orlando offers Christmas Grinch-style as well as the spectacle of the daily Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s. In the Harry Potter lands, Christmas magic comes to life with a superb array of festive wizardry, including the eye-popping Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle show and the chance to see Mannheim Steamroller live. And don’t miss out on that distinctive Universal winter taste of hot Butterbeer!

Read all about Universal Orlando single-day tickets and two-day tickets and find out which option is the best fit for you.

Festive Fun at SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando is another riot of festive fervour, with a truly magnificent Christmas Celebration on select dates. You can see Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, the Sesame Street Christmas Parade, and other terrific live shows, with special guest performers and an ice-skating spectacular.

Ready to go? Find out more about the incredible SeaWorld Orlando fast-track ticket.

And Many More Orlando Christmas Events…

The seasonal attractions don’t stop there, either! The wonderful Give Kids the World Village in Kissimmee hosts its annual Night of a Million Lights event throughout the month, with another extravaganza of festive lights and sounds, while the Gaylord Palms Resort is equally decked out for a Christmas festival of epic proportions, including their new Mission: Save Christmas featuring Elf.

And then there’s the razzle-dazzle of Leu Gardens’ special set-piece presentation, Dazzling Nights, a family-friendly adventure from the Creative City Project; the Colorful Christmas at the Crayola Experience at the Florida Mall; and the evening thrill of ‘Snowing Nightly’ – among other festivities – in the Disney-inspired town of Celebration.

If you only sample half of it, you will have been royally wrapped in Orlando’s spirit of Christmas, which lasts, in many cases, until the first week of January, with the bonus of some fantastic New Year’s Eve parties!

Meanwhile, here at Real Florida Adventures, we also celebrate the season in our own way by ensuring the best possible experiences for all our guests on our wide variety of tours. The weather is truly spectacular at this time of year… dry, bright, and regular unbroken blue skies.

And, while it may be a bit chilly first thing in the morning (just right for some hot cocoa or that famous Butterbeer!), things warm up quickly through mid-day, providing glorious afternoons to be out and about, especially if you choose one of our Clearwater Beach tours.

The gorgeous Gulf Coast is often at its most picturesque at this time of year as it doesn’t draw the crowds of high summer and we have a little more elbow room to show off this magnificent slice of Florida seaside.

Take our Pirate Ship Clearwater Beach Tour (with lunch included), a truly wonderful mix of cruising the coast and beach time, chilling out in the best pirate style along the calm waters. When you need to feel that true laid-back spirit of vacation, this one is hard to beat.

Or how about a wildlife adventure? Our new Real Wild Florida Adventure offers a journey into the wild side of Florida with almost 300 acres of pristine wilderness to explore, both by airboat and in their recently-expanded Drive-Through Safari Park. This is a rare opportunity to get up close with a variety of animals, both native and exotic.

With us, planning the ultimate Florida family vacation has never been easier!

Book Your Spot on Our Florida Tours!

Whichever of our Florida tours you choose, we can guarantee the service and style that has become the Real Florida Adventures hallmark. Our expert guides offer that all-important narrative of the places we visit and the sights we see.

And, whether you are an existing customer or have yet to give us the honor of your custom, we wish everyone the full spirit of the holidays and a very Merry Christmas. As we said at the start, this really is the most wonderful time of the year—and we look forward to sharing it with you!

And remember, our team is here to help however we can, so please get in touch if you have any questions.

Don’t forget our Price Match Guarantee. We do our best to always offer the lowest price, but, if you find a lower qualified price on another site, we will be more than happy to match it.

And remember, Real Florida Adventures is here for YOU, our loyal customers, and we’re always ready to go that extra mile to ensure we’re providing the personal, professional service that is the bedrock of every great vacation. Just give us a call (407-573-2535) and find out how we can tailor-make that perfect trip for YOUR family or group.

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