Vista Cay Things to Do Orlando December

Holidays at Walt Disney World® Resort

December 1st- 21st

Ready for a little holiday joy? At Walt Disney World® Resort, join Mickey and the gang select nights during Disney Very Merriest After Hours at Magic Kingdom® Park! Here, you can marvel at Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks show. See Santa, Olaf and some of your favorite Disney pals during Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade. And not only will you enjoy shorter wait times on over 20 attractions — but there’s also a sleigh full of character moments, magical “snow falls” and complimentary treats.


SeaWorld® Orlando’s Christmas Celebration™

Decemberr 1st- January 2nd

Gather your family and join all of your festive friends at SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration. SeaWorld Orlando transforms into a winter wonderland sparkling with holiday cheer, excitement and over 3 million beautiful lights. Experience award-winning entertainment like the showstopping ice-skating extravaganza, Winter Wonderland on Ice. Meet Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer or head to Wild Arctic® and visit with Santa himself. Create unforgettable holiday memories with a magical Christmas celebration you can only find at SeaWorld, all included with park admission!


Santa Workshop Experience at ICON Park®

December 1st- 24th


The Santa Workshop Experience at ICON Park on International Drive is a Christmas photo session like no other. Continuing a tradition that started in 2002, this ticketed attraction includes a free train ride from the complimentary parking garage to Santa’s Workshop (plus free valet parking after 4 p.m.), unlimited cell phone and video use with your advance reservation, a free ride on The Wheel in a private holiday capsule, 50% off admission to The Wheel for additional riders, and holiday beverages and treat offerings.


Give Kids The World Night of a Million Light

December 1st  - January 3rd

Prepare to be dazzled during Give Kids the World Village’s Night of a Million Lights. You can  watch a dancing lights show in a fairytale neighborhood, stroll amidst millions of lights and a sparkling tree trail, enjoy festive music and holiday treats, take a tram ride through the storybook village, visit a holiday marketplace, and create unforgettable memories at the place where happiness inspires hope. Minutes from Walt Disney World Resort, Give Kids the World Village is an 89-acre, whimsical, non-profit resort that provides critically ill children and their families from around the world with magical, weeklong wish vacations at no cost.


69th Annual Winter Park Christmas Parade

December 4th

Admission is free to the Winter Park Christmas Parade, which has brought Santa and Mrs. Claus to Winter Park for more than 60 years. Not only is this Central Florida’s oldest continuous holiday parade, but it also provides a great opportunity to check out everything else Winter Park has to offer this Saturday! 


A Christmas Carol

December 1st – 24th


Featuring your favorite carols and awe-inspiring special effects, the Orlando Shakespeare Theater’s (aka Orlando Shakes’) delightful rendition of A Christmas Carol tells the iconic tale of one man’s chance to change for the better. Gather together to witness the Christmas magic and create a tradition for the whole family! Orlando Shakes is located in Loch Haven Cultural Park close to downtown Orlando’s core.


The Nutcracker

December 3rd – 19th


Orlando Ballet’s enchanting annual favorite, The Nutcracker is a not-to-be-missed holiday tradition. Witness the beloved story of a godfather’s Christmas Eve gift of a toy nutcracker that comes to life and transports Clara to a world of wonder. The production is hosted by the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Orlando.


We hope this list gets you excited to spend the holidays in Orlando!