‘Tis the season to be jolly! December has arrived, and if you’ve been around International Drive lately, you’ve noticed that it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Although things are a little different this holiday season, many establishments and attractions along International Drive have worked hard to bring you your favorite annual holiday celebrations, as well as new holiday traditions that you and your family will enjoy; with enhanced safety protocols and social distancing being a top priority. So come on out and unwrap your Holidays on I-Drive.
Check out these upcoming events, and join us on International Drive to get in on the merriment of the holiday season, all month long!
SeaWorld Orlando Christmas Celebrations
Immerse yourself in a sea of lights, holiday entertainment, and much more! Through December 31st, SeaWorld Orlando will be transformed into a winter wonderland, sparkling with holiday shows, delicious food and beverages, and over 3 million beautiful lights!
If you’ve been to SeaWorld for the holidays in the past, they’ll be offering their beloved live shows from years past, including Rudolph’s Movie Experience, Sea of Trees, and Winter Wonderland on Ice. But, this year they are also introducing 5 new experiences that will surely leave the whole family dazzled. The five new attractions include: It’s a Wonderful Night: A New Story to Tell, Ice Skating at Bayside Stadium, a Hanukkah celebration, Kwanzaa festivities, a Happy Holidays show at Sesame Street Land, and photos with the big man himself!
This year there will also be special events like Rudolph’s Christmas Town – an immersive experience that lets you live Rudolph’s story, as well as their famous Christmas Market that is boasting delicious holiday treats, and libations prepared by expert mixologists!
Get all the details and get ready to enjoy the spirit of the season like never before at SeaWorld Orlando! Just another way to spend the Holidays on I-Drive.
Holidays at Universal Orlando
Get in the spirit with holiday shows and decorations in both lands of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter- full of one-of-a-kind experiences for you to enjoy through January 3rd!
Famous for years passed, Universal has brought the holidays back to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter with decor and brilliant lighting that will send your spirit soaring in both Diagon Alley in Universal Studios Florida and Hogsmeade in Universal’s Islands of Adventure; complete with hot butter-beer to set the mood.
They’ve also brought back The Grinch & The Whos because let’s be honest; is it even Christmas without an appearance from the Grinch? Embrace the mean, green Grinch, along with the residents of Who-ville who appear in Seuss Landing!
But this year, Universal Orlando has also brought you two new experiences that will leave you in amazement!
They’ve introduced a brand new walk-through experience at Universal studios that lets you get closer than ever to the larger-than-life Macy’s balloons and colorful Christmas floats. Santa will also be making an appearance so you can get the perfect holiday picture to look back on for years to come!
Another new experience to look forward to this year is their Holiday Character Celebration. Watch as merry and mayhem come together at Universal Studios as mischievous Minions and some of your favorite characters from Shrek and Madagascar come out to have some fun and spread holiday cheer!
Nobody wraps up the Holidays into a mind-blowing, mischief-making, action-packed adventure like Universal Orlando Resort – but don’t take our word for it. Get the details and embrace the holidays at Universal this month!
ICONic celebrations & Orlando’s Best Santa Photos
ICON Park has been completely Santa-tized and working along The Santa Workshop Experience has brought a new and exciting holiday tradition for your family to enjoy!
The Wheelhouse has been transformed into a winter wonderland, where Santa awaits your arrival so you can get your best annual Santa photo yet! Also in the Wheelhouse, Shack Sweets is offering Gingerbread Cookie Decorating Kits that you can pick up to bring home, or reserve a spot for your little one to enjoy storytime with Mrs. Claus and decorate cookies as you enjoy a traditional Christmas tale.
Hop aboard the Pearl Express Train as you explore the beautifully decorated park, in which many of the restaurants and attractions are offering holiday treats and specials. Finally, don’t leave without taking your holiday celebrations higher by hopping aboard The Wheel, where you’ll find special holiday-themed capsules for your enjoyment!
Learn all about having an ICONic season with ICON Park this year as you continue to enjoy the Holidays on I-Drive!
Orlando Winterfest and Holiday Market
Whether you’ve been procrastinating your holiday shopping, want to browse products from a variety of local Central Florida businesses all in one stop, or you’re just looking for a family fun event that has something for everyone; the Orlando Winterfest and Holiday Market has it all.
From December 3rd to the 6th head to the Orange County Convention Center to enjoy a magical winter wonderland of festive tradition, attractions, live entertainment, shopping, and more!
The festivities will kick off on December 3rd at 4 pm with a community tree lighting, and from there it’s all about shopping, eating, and embracing the merriment of the holiday season! Oh, and did we mention Santa will be making an appearance?
There will be hundreds of vendors offering everything from apparel, accessories, health and beauty products, home and garden items, and of course drool-worthy food and libations to enjoy while you shop the day away!
Check out a full list of vendors, attractions, and live entertainment that will be waiting for you at the first gift show of the year in Orlando and purchase your tickets to get in on the festivities ahead of time!
The holiday season is in full swing here on I-Drive – and these are just a few of the events going down this month, so be sure to check out a full line up of holiday events, feasts, and specials at IDriveHolidays.com and start making plans for an unforgettable Holidays on I-Drive.