Wekiva Island Winter Wonderland 2022

Wekiva Island Winter Wonderland 2022

Wekiva Island will once again host its beloved holiday tradition, Winter Wonderland starting December 2, 2022, through Christmas Day!

This year’s event will feature a 30-foot centerpiece for its sparkling Christmas tree forest, up from 20 feet last year.

This is the seventh year for Winter Wonderland, which delights guests with nightly “snow” flurries, hundreds of glittering lights, the dazzling Christmas tree forest, regular visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus, and a hefty dose of special holiday events.

The fun kicks off with Santa and Mrs. Claus lighting the giant tree in a ceremony at 7 p.m. on December 2, 2022.

“Winter Wonderland has truly become a holiday tradition for many people here in Central Florida,” said Carrie Vanderhoef, manager. “We are so proud that we can be part of their holiday memories and bring some cheer to Central Florida. It’s been amazing to watch this event grow.”

Wekiva Island Winter Wonderland 2022

Wekiva Island Winter Wonderland 2022

Breakfast with Santa: Guests can spend time with the big man and enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet. 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 10. $17.95 for adults, $12.95 for children 10 and under.

VIP Party—It’s the holiday party of the year! Soak in the season with endless eats, drinks, and fun at this exclusive event. 7 to 11 p.m. December 17. $70 for single tickets and $120 for couples.

Visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus—The head elf himself will make an appearance at Wekiva Island every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday until December 23.

Wekiva Island Winter Wonderland 2022

Visit from The Grinch—It’s the real deal! The holiday movie comes to life with a visit from The Grinch, Cindy Lou Who, and the Whoville Elves. 2 to 6 p.m. December 18.

Stories with Mrs. Claus—Kids can enjoy a cookie and a cup of hot cocoa while Mrs. Claus reads some beloved Christmas stories. 6 to 7 p.m. December 7, 14, and 21 for $12 per child.

Letters to Santa—Children can drop their holiday wishes in a letter to Santa in a special mailbox at Wekiva Island, and Santa will read them live on Facebook. 7 p.m. December 12 and 19.

Wekiva Island Winter Wonderland 2022

Outdoor holiday movies—What’s cozier than snuggling up and enjoying a seasonal favorite? Wekiva Island will show a movie every Sunday, serving hot cocoa and popcorn for purchase. 7 p.m. December 4, 11, and 18.

Wekiva River Sleigh Riders—Take a sleigh ride, Florida style! Enjoy a 35-minute ride along the river. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. $20 per adult, $10 per child. Limit six guests.

Wekiva Island will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. December 24 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 25.

In the spirit of the season, Wekiva Island will also make giving back part of its celebrations. The Island will host a toy drive for Toys for Tots until December 11, with guests at Breakfast with Santa encouraged to bring a gift to donate.

Finally, Wekiva Island will be offering complimentary gift wrapping. Guests can bring their gifts to the Island, and while they enjoy the Winter Wonderland festivities, Wekiva’s elves will wrap everything for free.

Winter Wonderland is open to the public. There is a $2 entrance fee, and some events require an additional fee and advanced registration.

For more information, visit their official website.

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Holidays at LEGOLAND Florida 2022


It’s the most wonderful time of the year to visit the LEGOLAND Florida Resort with the return of HOLIDAYS at LEGOLAND Florida, presented by Hallmark Channel, select dates November 25 through December 31, 2022.

Celebrate the season and build holiday memories with a full lineup of festive entertainment, including new shows, cheerful LEGO décor, merry meet and greets with LEGO characters, tasty holiday treats, and more. Here’s a look at the yuletide fun – all included with general park admission and select Annual Passes.

Holidays at LEGOLAND Florida 2022

Holidays at LEGOLAND Florida

NEW! Seasonal Shows and Tree-mendous Entertainment

Jump into the holiday spirit with new seasonal shows and holly jolly entertainment across the park. 

Experience all-new festive flurries set to holiday music in LEGO Kingdoms.

Join the King’s Court Carolers as they sing some favorite songs from the merriest time of year.

Rock around the giant 30-foot LEGO Christmas Tree as LEGO City comes to life in a holiday spectacular with exciting music and dazzling lights throughout the evening.

Children can also stop by the North Pole Postal Service to write a letter to LEGO Santa and then watch it arrive at the North Pole on a digital screen.

Holidays at LEGOLAND Florida
PHOTO / LOCK + LAND, Chip Litherland

Festive LEGO Characters and Holiday Builds!

LEGO Santa is coming to town, and he can’t wait to meet families this season.

Be sure to visit his festive friends LEGO Gingerbread Man and LEGO Toy Soldier, as well as Emmet, Lucy, and Unikitty from THE LEGO MOVIE, who will be cheerfully dressed in their holiday attire too!

Holidays at LEGOLAND Florida

Oh, what fun guests will have to build merry memories as they explore seasonal builds and photo spots throughout the park, including a life-size LEGO brick sleigh with reindeer and a LEGO holiday wreath!

Holidays at LEGOLAND Florida

NEW! Merry Menu of Holiday Dishes

Tis the season for tasty holiday treats like the Holly Jolly Christmas Cake featuring layers of red velvet cake, cream cheese frosting, and festive sprinkles.

Spice up the holiday with an order of Granny’s Gingerbread-Spiced Apple Fries with a cookie butter dip.

Enjoy all the comforts of a warm holiday meal in a sandwich with the Merry Berry Turkey Burger featuring a cranberry chipotle aioli.

And save room for the Wintery Peppermint Milkshake, a cool seasonal treat.

Kids’ New Year’s Eve Celebration + Fireworks

Get ready to ring in 2023 with Kids’ New Year’s Eve fireworks, nightly December 26-31, 2022.

The kid-friendly celebration starts with a DJ dance party in LEGO Technic, followed by the signature “brick drop” near Lake Eloise and 3D LEGO brick-bursting fireworks at 8 p.m.

Holidays at LEGOLAND Florida
PHOTO / Chip Litherland

The best way to unwrap all this festive fun and experience more can’t-miss events in 2023 is by purchasing an Annual Pass, starting at less than $13/month with a small down payment.

Annual Passholders will be among the first to ride the all-new Pirate River Quest, setting sail on January 12. Discover swashbuckling adventures during PirateFest Weekends, select dates in January and February.

And don’t miss the biggest sale of the year for Black Friday with deep discounts on Annual Passes, vacation packages, and tickets. Learn more at LEGOLANDFlorida.com.

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Disney’s Blizzard Beach is Now Open

Blizzard Beach Reopens November 2022 Frozen
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It’s a ski-riffic time at Walt Disney World Resort as Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park has reopened with new touches from the Walt Disney Animation Studios film Frozen. 

Blizzard Beach Reopens November 2022 Frozen
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The new Frozen features are a part of the kid-sized thrills of Tike’s Peak that’s popular among young guests who will delight in the statuettes of Olaf and his Snowgie pals in the warm wading pool, as well as Anna and Elsa’s igloo castle.  

The water park, which features heated water throughout the park, will also have an enhanced holiday atmosphere.

Blizzard Beach Reopens November 2022 Frozen
Amy Smith, photographer

This year there will be limited-time holiday offerings through December 31 that include holiday-themed treats, snowfall, and festive inner tubes. Guests can even meet a tropical-dressed Santa for the ultimate Florida holiday experience. 

Popular attractions and features await guests again, everything from slushy and slippery ski jumps to bobsled and toboggan runs to polar play spaces for every family member.

Disney’s Blizzard Beach Highlights

Blizzard Beach Reopens November 2022 Frozen
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  • Summit Plummet is one of the tallest, fastest freefall body slides around. The heart-pumping attraction plunges guests down Mount Gushmore in a near-vertical drop and rockets them into a darkened tunnel. It’s an attraction made especially for thrill-seekers! 
  • Teamboat Springs is one of the world’s longest group whitewater raft adventures, where up to six riders can take an epic and unpredictable whitewater journey down a mountain. 
  • Toboggan Racers is a unique attraction where guests use a mat to compete in a thrilling race downhill on an eight-lane slalom-style waterslide.  
  • Cross Country Creek is a scenic lazy river that takes guests on an arctic adventure, gliding through mysterious caves and illuminated grottoes and basking in Mount Gushmore’s refreshing spring water throughout polar paradise.  
  • Runoff Rapids offers a choice of three distinctly different inner-tube waterslides, where guests twist and turn down an adrenaline-filled trip down Mount Gushmore. 
Blizzard Beach Reopens November 2022 Frozen
Amy Smith, photographer

The food and beverage options will also be a huge draw for guests again. The water park offers several spots where guests can chill out and try mouth-watering culinary creations, such as new Frozen-themed menu items.

Returning popular sweet and savory snacks like the Earidescent Ice Dream Cone, 50th Ice Dream Sand Pail Sundae, and Walt’s Chili Nachos can also be found at various dining locations throughout the water park.  

Adults can complement their flavorful bites with chilling new beverage offerings like Orange Slope DOLE Whip Swirl at Warming Hut. There’s also a Red Slope Bloody Mary at Frostbite Freddy’s and a Melt-A-Way Margarita at Polar Pub.  

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SeaWorld Orlando Early Black Friday Deals

SeaWorld Orlando Sign

Just in time for the holiday season, SeaWorld Orlando is offering unbeatable deals and great low pricing during the 2022 Black Friday sale.

Save on tickets, Passes, Fun Cards, upgrades, and more!

SeaWorld Orlando Early Black Friday Deals

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Save up to $40 on Annual Passes: Save up to $40 on SeaWorld Orlando Annual Passes during the Black Friday Sale. Passes start at $150, or $12.50/month + tax for Florida residents with no down payment. SeaWorld Pass Members can enjoy various benefits like free parking, in-park discounts, free tickets for friends, monthly rewards, and more. Pass Members will also be among the first to hang loose on “Pipeline: The Surf Coaster” when it opens to the public in Spring 2023. Annual Pass Members will also have unlimited access to vibrant events throughout the year at SeaWorld Orlando, including the award-winning Christmas Celebration, the delicious Seven Seas Food Festival, and the theme park’s popular Craft Beer Festival.

Save up to 30% on 2023 Fun Cards: Guests can purchase a SeaWorld Orlando 2023 Fun Card and get the rest of 2022 for free! During the Black Friday Sale, it’s only $94.99+ tax and fees, regularly $132.99! You also have the option of a SeaWorld and Aquatica Fun Card for only $138.00+ tax and fees, regularly $199.99. Note: Fun Cards have several blackout dates on admission and do not come with any of the benefits that Annual Passes have.

SeaWorld Orlando Fun Card

Save up to 60% on Tickets: For guests looking to visit for a single day or just a few days, the SeaWorld Orlando Black Friday 2022 sale has savings on tickets up to 65% off the regular prices. A single-day ticket is available for as low as $54.99 + tax and fees, a savings of up to $78 off the gate price. A two-park ticket for Busch Gardens and SeaWorld Orlando is available for as low as $87.99 + tax and fees. Additional add-on options for All-Day Dining and Quick-Queue are also available for the single-day ticket option.

40% Off All-Day Dining Deal: Save 40% on an All-Day Dining Deal (regular price $44.99) now only $29.99 as part of the SeaWorld Orlando Black Friday 2022 Sale! The deal allows one entree, side or dessert, and select non-alcoholic beverage perninety minutes at participating restaurants.

SeaWorld Orlando Inside Look Weekends 2022

Save 50% Off Select Tours: Guests can save up to 50% on select animal tours on select dates. There are limited spaces available for each tour, so book as soon as possible to make sure you get your preferred date.

Save $50 on Summer Day Camps: Guests can save $50 on SeaWorld Orlando’s summer day camps, which offer fun, quality educational experiences, superior safety standards, and low counselor-to-camper ratios.

Save 50% on Quick Queue Unlimited and Reserved Seating: Guests can save up to 50% on Quick Queue products on select dates, which allows visitors to skip the line on some of SeaWorld’s most popular attractions.

SeaWorld Inside Look Weekends November 2020

Save up to 30% off Dine with Orca, Dinner with Santa, or Sesame Street Christmas Breakfast on select dates.

$100 off Year-Round Quick Queue, which will allow guests to skip the line on thrilling attractions at SeaWorld Orlando, including “Pipeline: The Surf Coaster”

When bought online, guests can take advantage of these unbeatable offers during SeaWorld’s Black Friday sale from November 14 – 25, 2022.

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Universal Orlando 2023 Freedom Pass

2023 Universal Orlando Freedom Pass

As a thank you for their service to our country, Universal Orlando Resort is honoring active duty and retired military with the 2023 Military Freedom Pass and additional special offers.

Introduced in 2021, this exclusive offer gives military personnel and their families a chance to visit the award-winning theme park destination from November 10, 2022, through December 24, 2023, with limited blockout dates.

2023 Military Freedom Pass, vacation packages, and hotel discount

The 2-Park 2023 Military Freedom Pass can be purchased for $199.99 per adult and provides access to both Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Members of the military and their families can enjoy the destination’s incredible thrill rides and attractions – including braving the all-new species of a roller coaster while racing alongside a ferocious Velociraptor pack on Jurassic World VelociCoaster, flying through the Forbidden Forest on the epic “story coaster” Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure, rocking out to hit songs at 65 m.p.h. on Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit and encountering the action-packed adventures of Jason Bourne in The Bourne Stuntacular.

For an additional $35, military personnel and their families can purchase the 3-Park 2023 Military Freedom Pass, which includes admission to Universal’s Volcano Bay water theme park, a tropical oasis where guests can enjoy a variety of relaxing and thrilling experiences, including taking in the views of a 200-foot volcano while relaxing on the sands of Waturi Beach and conquering a 125-foot drop on the Ko’okiri Body Plunge.

The 2023 Military Freedom Pass is now available for purchase. Ticket blockout dates include December 26, 2022 – January 1, 2023, and April 3 – 9, 2023. This offer cannot be purchased at the Universal Orlando Front Gate and is only available with valid identification at participating sales outlets on Military Base installations throughout the United States. For more information about this offer, visit www.UniversalOrlando.com/military.

With two options available, military members and their families can take their vacation to the next level with either the Military Create Your Own Vacation Package or The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Exclusive Military Vacation Package. Both packages come complete with the Military Freedom Pass, allowing guests to visit all year long. (Block out dates apply.)

The customizable Military Create Your Own Vacation Package includes accommodations at any Universal Orlando hotel and Early Park Admission to select parks and attractions, with valid theme park admission. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Exclusive Military Vacation Package includes hotel accommodations at any Universal Orlando hotel with a Special Themed Keepsake Box, breakfast at both the Leaky Cauldron inside The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Diagon Alley and The Three Broomsticks inside The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade and one Shutterbutton’s Photography Studio session. For more information about either vacation package and to purchase, call 1-877-801-9720, or visit your authorized Military Ticket and Travel Office.

Military members and their families can make the most of future vacations by staying at a Universal Orlando hotel, which comes complete with exclusive theme park benefits like Early Park Admission, complimentary transportation across the destination and more. Military members and their families are eligible to receive a discounted rate at select Universal Orlando hotels including up to 40 percent off their room rate at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort. To receive the discount, military members can call 1-877-801-9720, or visit an authorized Military Ticket and Travel Office.

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Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Annual Pass Highlights

Busch Garden Tampa Christmas Town 2021

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay today announced the launch of its annual pass by highlighting the program’s unbeatable benefits.

For as low as $14 per month with zero-down payment, a Busch Gardens Tampa Bay annual pass provides unlimited year-round admission and benefits like free parking, epic savings on in-park purchases, exclusive zoo opportunities, and monthly rewards with more than $400 in value.

The Busch Gardens Tampa Bay annual pass program is divided into the following easy-to-use tiers: bronze, silver, gold, and platinum, the latter being an option that grants access to all 11 SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment locations nationwide, including three SeaWorld parks, two Busch Gardens parks, two Sesame Place parks, several award-winning water parks and discounted tickets for Discovery Cove.

The program’s structure makes it easy for guests to choose the pass, the benefits, and the parks that best fit.

“There has never been a better time than now to join the Busch Gardens Tampa Bay pass member family,” said Neal Thurman, Park President of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. “From world-class rides, vibrant seasonal events, and up-close animal experiences, a Busch Gardens annual pass provides unlimited park access and the ability to create new memories with each visit to the park.”

Back by popular demand, fan-favorite pass member perks, including free guest tickets, Busch Bucks – currency for in-park spending – and more, return alongside new additions such as:

  • NEW – Additional Pass Member Exclusive Ticket Offers
  • NEW – Multiple Pass Member Appreciation Months
  • NEW – Annual Pass Member Coaster Night
  • NEW – More Exclusive Pass Member Animal Encounters
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Food and Wine Festival 2020

Amazing Monthly Busch Gardens Tampa Annual Passholder Rewards

Busch Gardens shows appreciation to its annual pass members year-round with epic monthly rewards.

Annual pass membership includes unlimited admission, access to vibrant seasonal events, and exclusive pass member benefits, including free guest tickets, free parking, and special savings on merchandise and food and beverage.

Plus, pass members receive special monthly rewards throughout the year, such as exclusive pass member merchandise, behind-the-scenes animal experiences, festival-exclusive food and beverage deals, and discounts on admission to Busch Gardens’ separately ticketed Howl-O-Scream event.

Busch Garden Tampa Christmas Town 2021

Vibrant Seasonal Events

A Busch Gardens Tampa Bay annual pass provides access to Busch Gardens’ year-round assortment of vibrant seasonal events.

From the joyous fanfare of Busch Gardens’ Mardi Gras to the expansive selection of culinary delights at Busch Gardens Food & Wine Festival, or the electrifying beat of Busch Gardens’ summertime festivities and merry time cheer of the park’s fan-favorite Christmas Town, an abundance of seasonal events awaits pass members at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

For a full overview of the Annual Pass lineup and to join the program, guests can visit BuschGardens.com/Tampa/annual-pass/.  

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Christmas Magic at Pirates Dinner Adventure

Pirates Dinner Adventure Christmas 2022

Santa’s sleigh brought him all the way from the North Pole to Central Florida to celebrate the holidays at Pirates Dinner Adventure!

If you’re looking for a new tradition, the whole family will love, prepare for a jolly good time and a swashbuckling adventure. 

Starting November 25, Pirates Dinner Adventure will be spreading Christmas cheer with special holiday offerings through Dec. 31. Guests can experience the action, romance, and excitement of the classic dinner show with a holiday overlay featuring Christmas music and a ship-side visit from a special guest at the end of the show.

Pirates Dinner Adventure Christmas 2022

During the post-show Buccaneer Bash, guests can party with pirates and take pictures with the Jolly Old Elf himself! A special photo package will be available for purchase.

The attraction’s adult-only, burlesque-inspired show, Teatro Martini, is also getting in the holiday spirit with its own festive overlay throughout the season. Teatro Martini features some of the world’s top performers in various arts, including aerial, comedy, magic, and more.

“The holidays are a magical time in Central Florida and we know Pirates Dinner Adventure will be the perfect place to make new memories with the whole family,” said Amber Valois, sales and marketing manager for the attraction. “We also have Teatro Martini, which is a special show for couples and adults who don’t want to miss out on the holiday fun as well. From the festive shows to classic photos with Santa, you can’t miss our one-of-a-kind holiday experiences!”

Pirates Dinner Adventure’s general admission includes a three-course dinner with unlimited soft drinks.

Ticket prices for the Christmas show are $67.95 for adults and $41.95 for children three to 10. Kids two and under are free.

The show runs Tuesday through Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 4 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 6 p.m. 

Call 407-206-5102 or click here to book.

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Holiday Delights at Disney Springs 2022

With delicious dishes available throughout Disney Springs this holiday season, you will surely find a delicious way to celebrate the holidays!

Grab your stockings and your appetites because it’s time to open up the Foodie Guide to holidays at Disney Springs! 

Holiday Delights at Disney Springs 2022

Ornament Mousse Dome Cake, Holiday Wreath Pastry, Santa Clause Petit Cake and Holiday Mickey Mousse from Amorette's Patisserie

Amorette’s Patisserie

  • Ornament Mousse Dome Cake: Toasted marshmallow and hot chocolate mousse on a graham cracker chiffon cake (New) (Available from Nov. 11 through Dec. 30)
  • Holiday Wreath Pastry: Gingerbread cookie cake topped with salted caramel spiced mousse and candied hazelnuts (New) (Available from Nov. 11 through Dec. 30)
  • Santa Clause Petit Cake: Chocolate chip cookie cake, vanilla mousse, and chocolate chiffon cake (New) (Available from Nov. 16 through Dec. 30)
  • Holiday Mickey Mousse: Chocolate chiffon cake, white and dark chocolate mousse, and white chocolate crisp pearls (New) (Available from Nov. 11 through Dec. 30)
Christmas Old Fashioned from The Boathouse and Peppermint Cookies & Cream Shake from D-Luxe Burger

The Boathouse (Available from Nov. 18 through Jan. 15)

Christmas Old Fashioned: Featured holiday drink with Heaven’s Door Whiskey, rosemary, and cranberry simple syrup

Dockside Margaritas (Available from Nov. 11 through Dec. 30)

  • Candy Cane Margarita: 1800 Silver Tequila, peppermint beverage syrup, lime juice, and a float of cranberry juice (New)

D-Luxe Burger

  • Bacon & Blue Burger: Two pressed signature blend patties, blue cheese crumble,  bacon, onion jam, lettuce, and tomato on a Parker House roll (Available through Dec. 30)
  • Peppermint Cookies & Cream Shake: Vanilla gelato, peppermint beverage syrup, and cookie crumbles (Available Nov. 11 through Dec. 30)
Half Dozen Christmas Donuts from Everglazed Donuts & Cold Brew  Disney Springs

Everglazed Donuts & Cold Brew (Available Dec. 1 through 31)

  • Half Dozen Christmas Donuts: A half dozen yeast donuts decorated with holly jolly edible décor, luscious buttercream, and toppings showcasing colors and images of the season
Minnie Mouse Reindeer Piñata and Olaf Hot Cocoa Surprise from The Ganachery Disney Springs

The Ganachery

  • Minnie Mouse Reindeer Piñata (New) (Available from Nov. 11 through Dec. 30)
  • Gingerbread Ganache Square (Available from Nov. 11 through Dec. 30)
  • Milk and Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark (Available from Nov. 11 through Dec. 30)
  • Olaf Hot Cocoa Surprise (Available from Nov. 11 through Dec. 30)
  • Rowdy Reindeer: Milk chocolate reindeer available in non-alcoholic and alcoholic options (New) (Available from Dec. 18 through 30)
Peppermint Hot Cocoa from Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop, Kris Kringle Cookie and Cookie Vom Krampus from Gideon’s Bakehouse and Poinsettia Spritz from Splitsville Luxury Lanes Disney Springs

Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop (Available Nov. 1 through Dec. 25)

  • Peppermint Hot Cocoa

Gideon’s Bakehouse (Available Nov. 25 through Dec. 31)

  • Kris Kringle Cookie: White chocolate coffee bean cookie with coconut, caramel, and vanilla bean notes topped with coarse sugar crystals and magic glitter
  • Cookie Vom Krampus: A decadent triple chocolate cookie infused with peppermint and covered in cool chocolate mint

Jock Lindsey’s Holiday Bar (Available from Nov. 11 through Dec. 30)

  • “Naughty or Nice” Deviled Eggs: Naughty: crispy ham and spicy honey glaze or Nice: crispy ham and sweet honey glaze (New)
  • Here We Come A-Croquetting: Holiday croquettes with turkey and stuffing topped with bacon and cranberry jam and turkey gravy on a bed of pureed sweet potatoes (New)
  • Boughs of Holly Flatbread with Ham & Brie: Brie cheese, black forest ham, watercress, Granny Smith apples, pomegranate seed, and lemon vinaigrette
  • Grandma’s Revenge Venison Sliders: Venison sausage patty, bacon cranberry jam, watercress, and tomato on a Parker House roll
  • Post-Flight “Milk” and Cookies: Assorted Christmas cookies and coquito (New)
  • Hot Chocolate Grail Flight: Traditional spiced butterscotch hot chocolate, white chocolate hot chocolate, and peppermint hot chocolate (New)
  • Claus Mo: Cosmopolitan garnished with a red sugar rim and a Santa hat made out of a strawberry and marshmallow
  • Pomegranate Gin & Tonic: St. Augustine Gin, pomegranate juice, and tonic soda (New)
  • Yule Mule: Bombay Sapphire Gin, Fever Tree Ginger Beer, cranberry juice, rosemary simple syrup, and holly leaf sugar garnish

Marketplace Snacks (Available Nov. 11 through Dec. 30)

  • Santa Mickey Mouse Bubble Sundae: Vanilla soft-serve, Mickey Mouse bubble waffle, chocolate cookie pieces, chocolate sauce, Mickey Mouse Santa hat, and Chocolate Pocky Stick (New)

Splitsville Luxury Lanes (Available Nov. 25 through Jan. 2)

  • Poinsettia Spritz: A refreshing cocktail made with plum-infused vodka, sugar plum jam, fresh lemon juice, allspice dram liqueur, and prosecco
Disney Springs

Swirls on the Water (Available Nov. 11 through Dec. 30)

  • Frozen Hot Chocolate with Peppermint Soft-serve: Frozen hot chocolate, peppermint soft-serve, and white chocolate peppermint bark (New)
  • Peppermint Chocolate Bark Soft-serve Nachos: Peppermint soft-serve, chocolate soft-serve, and waffle chips topped with whipped cream, M&M’S chocolate candies, and chocolate sauce (New)

Vivoli il Gelato

  • Santa’s Little Helper Sundae: Two scoops of chocolate, mint chocolate chip, chocolate sauce, crushed peppermint, and whipped cream (Available Nov. 1 through Jan. 3)
  • Spiced Apple Cider Float: Spiced apple cider gelato with Cigar City Homemade Apple Pie Cider (Available Nov. 1 through Jan. 3)
  • Bah Humbug Milkshake: Milkshake with cake batter gelato, red velvet cake, and a red velvet cake to top (Available Nov. 1 through Jan. 4)

Available at Outdoor Bars Throughout Disney Springs (Available Nov. 11 through Dec. 30)

  • Red-Nosed Margarita: Patron Silver, Cointreau, pomegranate juice, cranberry juice, lime juice, sweet and sour, and pure cane syrup (New)
  • Fireside Cider: Fireball Whiskey, Stoli Vanilla Vodka, white cranberry juice, grenadine, and ginger ale garnished with a half rim of cinnamon sugar
Mickey Mouse Snow Globe Sipper Cup Disney Springs

Available at Carts and Kiosks

  • Musical Holiday Tin Premium Bucket
  • Mickey Mouse Snow Globe Sipper Cup

(Note: All offerings are subject to change and availability.)

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SeaWorld Orlando Christmas Celebration 2022

SeaWorld Orlando Christmas Celebration 2022

Gather your family and join all your festive friends at the SeaWorld Orlando Christmas Celebration, on select dates, November 11, 2022, through Jan. 3, 2023

See the park transformed into a sea of winter wonder with millions of beautiful lights, entertainment for the entire family, delicious dishes, and much more!

The best gift is that access to all this holiday cheer is included with your park admission!

SeaWorld Orlando Christmas Celebration 2022

Explore this holiday celebration, where you can taste decadent holiday treats and find perfect gifts for everyone on your shopping list.

Shows & Entertainment
SeaWorld Orlando Christmas Celebration 2019
SeaWorld Orlando

O Wondrous Night: Hear the greatest story never told with over 30 carols, life-size puppets, and live animals in this signature show that will charm, entertain and delight people from all walks of life.

The Sesame Street Christmas Parade features fantastic, festively decorated floats with show-stopping performances that celebrate the magic of the holiday season! The whole family will experience an energetic Christmas celebration with Sesame Street friends, including Elmo, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, Bert, Ernie, and more. Your family is sure to sing, dance, and be merry with their favorite furry friends! 

SeaWorld Orlando Christmas Celebration 2021

Elmo’s Christmas Wish Show: Join Cookie Monster, Rosita, Grover, and Zoe as they help Elmo find his Christmas wish! Families will surely sing and dance while watching this fun holiday show.

Winter Wonderland On Ice: Christmas comes to life on a stage of ice, jewels, and lights as skaters dazzle and delight in a show-stopping ice skating extravaganza. A sea of sparkling trees and towering fountains dancing in the background come together to create a don’t-miss experience for the holidays that the entire family will enjoy.

SeaWorld Orlando Christmas Celebration Sea of Trees
SeaWorld Orlando

Sea of Trees: Take a walk through a wintery, watery wonderland and immerse yourself in the expansive holiday Sea of Trees located in SeaWorld’s lagoon. The glistening forest sparkles to music and lights up the water—and your eyes, with 360-degree views from around the park. As the lights dance to holiday classics, your heart will soar with wonder and delight at this truly awe-inspiring Christmas treat. Plus, a magnificent centerpiece towers 70 feet above the water.

SeaWorld Orlando Christmas Celebration 2021

Holiday Reflections – Fireworks Finale: Each Christmas Celebration night, SeaWorld celebrates the season during Holiday Reflections: Fireworks Finale, featuring dazzling lights and festive fireworks, choreographed to joyous holiday musical favorites. Experience an amazing SeaWorld Christmas connection that illuminates the night sky. At Park Close on Christmas Celebration nights.

Holiday Meet and Greets
SeaWorld Orlando Christmas Celebration 2019
SeaWorld Orlando

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: Returning for another year of festive fun, guests can immerse themselves in the story of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at Rudolph’s Christmas Town. Stroll past life-size storybook vignettes featuring the classic tale, and meet beloved characters, including Rudolph and Bumble. 

Photos with Santa at the Waterfront: SeaWorld invites you and yours to meet the Arctic’s most famous resident…Santa Claus.

Delicious Dining
SeaWorld Orlando Christmas Celebration 2019
SeaWorld Orlando

Throughout SeaWorld Orlando, delicious culinary delights await you and your family on a Christmas Treat Trail!

The SeaWorld Orlando Christmas Celebration has a trail of 14 stations where you snack on scrumptious holiday treats and enjoy a holiday-themed beverage.

Christmas Food Facilities open at 5:00 p.m.

SeaWorld Orlando Christmas Celebration Sesame Street Christmas Breakfast

Sesame Street Christmas Breakfast: Join your favorite furry friends for a fun-filled holiday breakfast feast. The whole family will enjoy the tasty breakfast menu options while your Sesame Street friends dance, sing, and mingle with guests for hugs and photos. You won’t want to miss out on this festive dining experience this holiday season! (Adults $32.99 – Children 3 to 9 $16.99)

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Walt Disney World Holiday Celebrations

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The holidays are just around the corner, and the theme parks of Central Florida will be filled with more merriment and festivities than ever before, with new celebrations joining fan-favorite events. 

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Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party  

The Magic Kingdom Park at the Walt Disney World Resort will be filled with holiday fun as Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party returns on select nights through December  22, 2022. 

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is a separately ticketed event with exclusive entertainment, a jolly parade, complimentary cookies and hot cocoa, new Disney PhotoPass opportunities, merchandise, characters, treats, and so much more! 

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party Tickets are limited and can be purchased on the Walt Disney World website, with prices ranging from $149 to $199 per person. 

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party event dates are:

  • November: 8, 10, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 22, 27, 29  
  • December: 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22   
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EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays 

Take part in holiday traditions, sights, sounds, and flavors from around the world during the annual EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays from November 25 through Dec. 30, 2022. 

Guests will get wrapped up in the holiday fun experiencing storytellers, musical acts, performers, and “JOYFUL! A Celebration of the Season,” a stirring and uplifting music performance in celebration of Christmas and Kwanzaa, daily. 

Throughout the park, the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays Kitchens will be serving traditional and inspired recipes, festive drinks, and sweet treats for all to enjoy.

Most EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays performances and activities are included with theme park admission. Valid Admission and Park Pass Reservation for the same Park on the same date are required.

Walt Disney World Christmas EPCOT Candlelight Processional

Candlelight Processional

EPCOT will welcome back the iconic Candlelight Processional nightly at the America Gardens Theatre.

This moving retelling of the Christmas story features celebrity narrators accompanied by the Voices of Liberty a cappella ensemble, a 50-piece live orchestra with herald trumpets, and glorious massed choirs comprised of Disney cast members and Central Florida community groups. 

This year’s lineup of award-winning actors, singers, and TV personalities features several new celebrity narrators making their debut alongside returning fan-favorite celebrity narrators.

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Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Tinsel Town takes on a new meaning as the holidays arrive at Disney’s Hollywood Studios with the Santa Claus Merry Motorcade, a festive finale to “For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration,” holiday glamour on Hollywood and Sunset Boulevards in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and festive touches in Toy Story Land.

Sunset Seasons Greetings is the perfect way to add holiday magic to an evening as guests watch the iconic Hollywood Tower Hotel transform into holiday scenes inspired by a “Toy Story” toy hotel, a snowy corner of Arendelle, and more.  

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Holidays are WILD at Disney’s Animal Kingdom with animal-inspired décor including beautiful luminaries on Discovery Island, holiday cheer brought to Pandora – The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom by ex-pats from Earth, and specialty treats.

The highlight of any holiday trip to the park is the Merry Menagerie of life-sized, artisan-sculpted puppets of winter animals and musicians interacting with guests exploring Discovery Island.

After dark, watch the Tree of Life awaken as a series of wintry tales emerge from within, complemented by holiday-inspired music. 

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Disney Springs

Shop, sip, and stroll through Disney Springs enjoying specialty food & beverage options, decorations, flurries of snow, and entertainment to ring in the holiday season. 

If you are looking for character-inspired cheer, the Disney Springs Christmas Tree Stroll, located throughout Disney Springs, leads guests on a scavenger hunt to find features festively decorated trees for a special surprise.

At the end of a shopping spree, head over to Jock Lindsey’s Holiday Bar for limited-time holiday-themed sips and snacks to get into the season’s spirit.  

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Holiday Merriment at the Univeral Orlando Resort

Universal Orlando Resort Holidays 2021

Universal Orlando Resort guests can take the merriment of the destination’s Holidays celebration to the next level with additional festive experiences on select dates from November 12 through January 1, 2023.

Universal Orlando guests can enjoy exclusive guided tours on Universal’s Holiday Tour this holiday season and encounter the mean, green one himself, the Grinch while enjoying a delicious breakfast during the popular The Grinch & Friends Character Breakfast.

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Plus, guests can enjoy a spectacular slate of holiday festivities, including special dining, décor, and entertainment across all eight Universal Orlando hotels.

Universal Orlando Holiday Highlights

Universal Orlando Resort Holidays Save The Dates

Universal’s Holiday Tour

On select dates, guests can enjoy a guided tour filled with unique experiences and special access to the beloved holiday entertainment taking place across Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure, such as:

  • Meeting the maven of mischief, the Grinch, and his faithful dog, Max, while enjoying a delicious hot cocoa bar with small bites and desserts at Circus McGurkus Café Stoo-pendous in Universal’s Islands of Adventure
  • Access to reserved seating at the “Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular” – a live retelling of Dr. Seuss’s holiday classic, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” in Universal’s Islands of Adventure
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  • Enjoying a meet-and-greet and photo opp with Santa Claus in Universal Studios Florida (includes one digital download photo)
  • Capping off the night in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Hogsmeade at Universal’s Islands of Adventure with an exclusive, after-hours showing of “The Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle” – a stunning projection of holiday spirit and Christmas moments inspired by the beloved “Harry Potter” stories brought to life on the majestic Hogwarts castle.
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Universal’s Holiday Tour is available on select dates beginning November 13 through January 1, 2023, and can be booked by visiting www.universalorlando.com/holidays.

Pricing starts at $79.99 (plus tax) and separate theme park admission with a 2-Park 1-Day Park-to-Park ticket is required.

Annual and Seasonal Passholders receive a $10 discount per ticket per passholder with a valid Annual or Seasonal Pass.

Tickets can be purchased by calling 1-866-346-9350 between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. EDT daily or by visiting the UOAP Lounge in Universal Studios Florida.

Regular Seasonal and Power Pass blockout dates apply.

Universal Orlando Holidays The Grinch and Friends Breakfast

The Grinch & Friends Character Breakfast at Universal’s Islands of Adventure

The popular dining experience, The Grinch & Friends Character Breakfast, is back this year for Universal Orlando’s Holidays celebration – allowing guests to start their day with a delicious breakfast and appearances by some of their favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including the Grinch.

Guests also receive access to one digital download photo as a keepsake from their encounter with the Grinch during this special opportunity.

The Grinch & Friends Character Breakfast takes place in Circus McGurkus Café Stoo-pendous in Universal’s Islands of Adventure on select dates from November 12 through December 29, 2022, and can be booked by visiting www.universalorlando.com/holidays.

Pricing for this experience is $41.99 (plus tax) for adults and $26.99 (plus tax) for children, and separate theme park admission is required.

Annual and Seasonal Passholders can take advantage of a 20% discount on the dining experience’s ticketed price when purchased in person at the front gate or a Guest Services location with a valid Annual or Seasonal Pass. Regular Seasonal and Power Pass blockout dates apply.

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The Holiday Festivities Continue at Universal’s Hotels

The awesomest celebration of the season continues at all eight Universal Orlando Resort hotels, complete with festive décor that perfectly complements each hotel’s theme, feasts, and special activities filled with holiday cheer for the whole family.

Universal hotel guests can enjoy special menus for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s holidays, menorah lighting ceremonies, holiday crafts for kids, and more.

Select hotels offer additional holiday entertainment, including Christmas tree lightings, strolling carolers, and more.

Universal Orlando Resort Holidays 2021 Holiday Parade Featuring Macy's Santa

Universal Orlando’s Holidays celebration kicks off Saturday, November 12, and runs daily through Sunday, January 1, 2023, and features an amazing collection of festivities that range from traditional merriments to irreverent twists on holiday classics – including Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Grinchmas, Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s and live concerts by Mannheim Steamroller (on select nights).

Guests can now take advantage of incredible offers to experience all the fun, including getting four days of theme park thrills for the price of a two-day ticket with the “Buy 2 Days, Get 2 Days Free” offer or saving 30% on a special vacation package that includes five-night accommodations at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort or Universal’s Aventura Hotel, five days of access to Universal Orlando’s theme parks and exclusive hotel benefits.

For more information about the Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort, visit www.universalorlando.com/holidays.

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Christmas Nights in Lights to Debut in Orlando

Christmas Nights in Lights 2022

Christmas Nights in Lights, an all-new seasonal attraction, will debut its affordable holiday fun for all ages this November at Dezerland Park on International Drive. 

“After a successful eight-year run in Mobile, Alabama, we are excited to bring our attraction to Central Florida residents and business and leisure visitors from around the globe,” said Ari Rosenbaum, president, MSEG, the presenting partner of Christmas Nights in Lights. “The advance-reservation option makes it convenient and easy for guests to fit this experience into their busy holiday schedules.”

Christmas Nights in Lights is a dazzling drive-thru light show fully synchronized to popular holiday classics tuned directly to each vehicle’s car stereo on a private radio frequency.

The all-new seasonal attraction will take guests through a showcase of holiday displays and more than 1.5 million “dancing” lights.

Guests never have to exit their cars; they can simply sit back, relax, and take in the spectacle of the synchronized light show before them.

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MSEG plans to establish Christmas Nights in Lights as a festive staple of the Central Florida-themed attraction circuit.

Added Rosenbaum, “Whenever we experience the magic of the holiday season, we all become kids again. We are looking forward to seeing all the smiling and awestruck faces of both children and the young at heart at our not-to-be-missed attraction.

The attraction will be open from November 11, 2022, through January 1, 2023, 6-11 p.m., rain or shine.

Per vehicle, admission starts at $45. Tickets to reserve a one-hour time window visit www.nightsinlights.com.

Dezerland Park is located at 5250 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819; entry off West Oak Ridge Road into the parking lot is recommended.

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