Andy Williams definitely had the right festive idea with his 1960s hit song, and it could well be Orlando’s anthem in December, because this truly is the most wonderful time of the year in Central Florida.
Just consider this – the average temperature is still 76F, our rain chances slip down to barely 20 percent, everywhere is in a 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, and from coast to coast, Central Florida positively pulsates with the spirit of the season.
It obviously starts with Disney and Co., as they set the benchmark for Yuletide extravagance and color, with a breadth and depth of decoration and special features that absolutely takes the breath away, providing a magnificent backdrop for happy Christmas memories and traditions. There are parades, concerts and other events, too, all with a memorable Holiday accent.
In addition, you’ll also find a fantastic array of seasonal food and drink, from hot cocoa to elaborate cocktails, specialty pastries and more.
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, as well as the whole Festival of the Holidays, also at Epcot.
Universal Orlando offers Christmas Grinch style and the spectacle of the daily Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s, as well as the superb array of festive wizardry that is its Harry Potter lands at this time of year, including the eye-popping Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle show, as well as the chance to see Mannheim Steamroller live. And don’t miss out on that distinctive Universal winter taste of hot Butterbeer!
SeaWorld Orlando is another riot of festive fervor, with a truly magnificent Christmas Celebration on select dates (Dec 3-5, 10-12, and Dec 17-Jan 2), featuring Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, the Sesame Street Christmas Parade, and terrific live shows, with special guest performers and an ice-skating spectacular.
The seasonal attractions don’t stop there, either. The wonderful Give Kids the World Village in Kissimmee hosts its second 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 are also celebrating the season in our own way, by ensuring the best possible experience for all our guests on our wide variety of tours. The weather is truly spectacular right now, dry, bright and with almost unbroken blue skies (a forecast we are happy to say continues for the next two weeks).
And, while it may be a bit chilly first thing in the morning (just right for some hot cocoa or that famous Butterbeer!), things are warming up quickly through mid-day, providing glorious afternoons to be out and about, especially if you choose one of our Clearwater Beach options.
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) and you have a truly wonderful mix of cruising the coast and beach time, chilling out in the best pirate style along the calm waters hereabouts. When you need to feel that true laid-back spirit of vacation, this one is genuinely 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, a rare experience to get up close with a variety of animals, both native and exotic.
Whatever you choose, we can guarantee you the service and style that has become the Real Florida Adventures hallmark, with our expert guides offering that essential 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!
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.