If seeing beautiful and spectacular displays of Christmas lights in Orlando is on your holiday wishlist, we've found a few holiday light sightings that will keep your spirits bright this holiday season.
When: Dec. 7th | 6-9 PM
The annual Holiday in the Park event is filled with thousands of colorful lights, dancing light shows, holiday tree lighting, SNOW, train ride, face painting with Santa's elves, balloon artist, food vendors and of course a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus!
When: Dec. 2nd | 2-6 PM
Enjoy a day of FREE holiday fun in Orlando with the whole family (pets are invited too) at the Annual Light Up SoDo.
When: Dec. 7th | 5-10 PM
Kickoff the holidays in Winter Park! Join in the tradition of Winter Park holiday festivities as Park Avenue is transformed into a winter wonderland, complete with a tree lighting, carolers, snowman and festive Christmas lights in Winter Park.
When: Dec. 1st - 31st
For the entire month of December, the storefronts of Downtown Orlando will be “decked out” in festive lights and window decorations in celebration of the holiday season. Residents and visitors are invited to take a stroll down the streets of Downtown, free of charge, and enjoy the creativity and holiday spirit.
When: Nov. 16th - Jan. 6th
Experience Christmas at Gaylord Palms and make new memories with those you love! Marvel at more than 2 million holiday lights and acres of magnificent decorations, plus spectacular holiday activities that will get you in the holiday spirit. Their vibrant Christmas tree takes center stage but the true gift is the memories you'll make this Christmas in Orlando at the Gaylord Palms.
Universal Studios has added more than movie magic to their holiday decor. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter has been given a holiday makeover. See dazzling Christmas lights covering Hogwarts and Diagon Alley. This is the perfect gift for the festive Harry Potter fan in your family.
When: Dec. 1st | 5-9 PM
Celebrate the tradition of lighting up Cranes Roost Park with live music, entertainment, fireworks, train rides, along with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Watch as the park comes alive with spectacular holiday displays featuring 200,000 lights and a 60-foot tree decorated with thousands of ornaments and garland.
If the idea of heading to an Orlando theme park during the holidays brings out the Grinch in you, there is a free and festive alternative. Disney Springs Christmas lights and holiday decor will get you in the spirit. There are plenty of opportunities to stop in a few shops and complete some holiday shopping in Orlando while you wander around enjoying the Christmas lights.
When: Select dates Dec. 1st - 31st
LEGOLAND Florida is a 150-acre family theme park in Orlando that is located near Lakeland. Their Christmas Bricktacular complete with holiday lights and Christmas decorations pulls out all the stops. They've built a holiday-themed wonderland you and your little ones will remember forever.
When: Dec. 1st - Jan. 6th | 5:45 - 10:00 PM every night
Every holiday season, the City offers free, family-friendly holiday events and activities for residents and visitors of all ages to enjoy including Christmas lights in Downtown Orlando. Starting with the Christmas Tree lighting on Nov. 30th, take a lap around Lake Eola Park and take in the beautiful light displays and watch the Eola Wonderland 72-foot Christmas tree come alive with a synchronized light and music show.
When: Nov. 23rd - New Years
Located in the east park subdivision off of Narcoossee Rd. The Lake Nona Lights are available for viewing starting November 23rd - New Years.
When: Nov. 8th - Dec. 21st
Celebrate the Holidays in Orlando with the merriest of mice during Mickey's Very Merry Christmas at Walt Disney World. Mickey and Minnie have one Christmas wish, and that's to see your little ones smile with joy and delight at the site of their holiday decor and Christmas lights in Walt Disney World.
If you thought you could only experience the magic of a Disney Christmas inside one of the parks think again. The holiday cheer has been strewn all across the many Walt Disney World Resorts as well. Even if you never step foot into the Magic Kingdown, your hotel in Orlando has enough Christmas spirit to make everyones season merry and bright.
When: Nov. 16th - Jan. 1st
The holiday tradition in E. Orlando takes place next to the CFE Arena on the UCF campus and is open daily from Nov. 16th to Jan. 1st, including all major holidays. Get your fill of festive fun with ice skating, rides, Santa and Christmas lights as far as the eye can see. This event is free to attend with the option of purchasing tickets for rides or a wristband for unlimited cheer.
When: Nov. 24th - Dec. 31st
Celebration, the town that Disney built, is a vintage throwback to traditional America. And it's even more magical during the holidays. Be sure to check out their Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony as well as their Now Snowing event, which includes an ice rink, horse and carriage rides, train rides, and shopping.
When: Dec. 22nd | 7-8 PM
Just north of downtown Orlando in the Ivanhoe District Retro City Cycles wants you to get your bike all decked out in Christmas lights and ride around town spreading Christmas cheer with their 7th Annual Christmas Light Ride!
When: Select nights Nov. 17 - Dec. 31st
SeaWorld gets in the spirit of the holidays with aquatic flare. Make it a holiday tradition to see what SeaWorld has in store for you this Christmas in Orlando.
Annual Wekiva Island Boat Parade
Wekiva Island sets sail with their annual boat parade along the Wekiva River. Experience their Winter Wonderland complete with snow flurries, Christmas lights, and decorations galore!