Things To Do At The Theme Parks For The Holidays

Now that the calendar as shifted to November that means that the holiday season is officially here! Well at the theme parks it is and with festivities beginning shortly it is time to start preparing.

Sea World


SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration

SeaWorld transforms into a winter wonderland sparkling with holiday cheer, excitement and over 3 million beautiful lights.

Experience entertainment, from the all-new Sesame Street Christmas Parade to seasonal shows like O’Wondrous Night and Winter Wonderland on Ice. Rub noses with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and pals, or head to Wild Arctic and see Santa himself.

Universal Studios Florida


Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Celebrate Christmas in The Wizarding World at Universal Orlando as London and Diagon Alley are wrapped in festive décor and brimming with special entertainment.

Merry and Mayhem combine as the Minions join Santa Claus in Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s, a holiday favorite that also features characters from Madagascar and Shrek.

Mannheim Steamroller returns for live performances on select nights, included with your Universal Studios Florida admission.

Concert Dates are Saturday and Sundays

Nov. 16, 17, 23, 24 and 30

Dec. 1, 7, 8, 14 and 15

Islands of Adventure


Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Celebrate Christmas in The Wizarding World at Universal Orlando as Hogsmeade is transformed by festive décor and special entertainment. And as the stars begin to shine, revel in a dazzling projection of holiday spirit as The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle unfolds.

The Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular

Explore Seuss Landing, filled with the Christmas charm and cheer of Who-ville. Delight in The Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular, a live retelling of the classic holiday tale starring The Grinch. Plus, meet The Grinch himself for an autograph and photo.

The Grinch & Friends Character Breakfast at Circus McGurkus Cafe Stoopendous

Choose from irresistible entrees and get your camera ready. The Grinch makes the rounds, stopping to pose for photos and share hilariously snarky small talk. *Separately ticketed experience.*

Walt Disney World


Disney's Animal Kingdom

Discovery Island Entertainment

Be on the lookout for life-size puppets of arctic animals by day—and rooftop luminaries and shimmering lanterns by night.

The Tree of Life illuminated at night

Tree of Life Awakenings

Watch in awe as the Tree of Life awakens with a new series of wintry tales complemented by a heartwarming musical score.

Meet Favorite Disney Pals at Adventurers Outpost

Join Mickey and Minnie for some festive cheer as they celebrate the holiday season.

Christmas at Pongu Pongu

Holiday cheer and Christmas décor await you at this expat-run drink stand in Pandora – The World of Avatar.

Magic Kingdom

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Celebrate winter during this special ticketed event at Magic Kingdom park on select nights November 8 to December 22, 2019.

Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks Show

Be dazzled by a festive new fireworks show, presented by Minnie Mouse—and debuting during Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party!


Epcot International Festival of the Holidays Presented by AdventHealth

Ring in the holiday season with food, music and traditions from across the globe—November 29 to December 30, 2019.

Candlelight Processional

Hear the story of Christmas presented by a celebrity narrator, 50-piece orchestra and massed choir—starting November 29, 2019.

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!

Enjoy a holiday spectacular with music, fireworks and more—November 8, 2019 to January 5, 2020

Sunset Seasons Greetings

Get swept up in a yuletide projection show boasting laser effects and falling snow on Sunset Boulevard.

Holidays in Toy Story Land

Discover magical merriment at every turn as you play big in Andy’s backyard.