Christmas traditions and joyous festivities make Orlando the perfect winter vacation destination. Whether you plan to celebrate at theme parks or prefer a more low-key holiday event, Orlando is sure to entertain the whole family.
Read on for some helpful “What You Need to Know” tips to ensure a great Orlando vacation with no unexpected surprises.
The holidays bring the greatest joy to Orlando, take a look at all the exciting events taking place this Christmas. Plan ahead by learning more about each event:
Macy’s Christmas Parade at Universal Studios: Colorful balloons and floats from the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City flood the streets along with marching bands and Santa Claus.
SeaWorld Holiday Celebration: Waves of holiday spirit fill the park with holiday celebrations alongside Shamu.
Vacation Around the World at Disney’s Epcot – Sing along to the candlelit procession with a presentation of the traditional Christmas story as told by famous storytellers.
Grinchmas ™ at Universal’s Islands of Adventure: Suess’s landing transforms into a whimsical world of Grinchmas ™, with a live show starring The Grinch ™.
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party – Play in the snow flurries while watching spectacular fireworks and a merry Christmas parade.
Chistmas Bricktacular at LEGOLAND – Kids will enjoy a 270,000 brick Christmas tree and festive decorations, as well as daily appearances of Santa Claus.
Crowds at Orlando theme park
When it comes to crowd levels, December is split. The first half of the month sees low to neutral audience levels, and the second half of the month sees the highest audience levels of the entire year.
Orlando Holiday Weather
Orlando Winter Weather Forecast: This winter temperatures are expected to be between 60 and 70 degrees. Our coldest month of the year is January, but with average lows only reaching 50 degrees, we certainly can’t call ourselves a snow skiing destination. While you can most likely leave the heavy winter jackets at home, it gets cold enough for people to put on the light and medium jackets. If you are trying to pack light, bring clothing that can be easily layered.
Orlando travel tips
Although we can’t help you with a plane ticket, we have a few tips to keep in mind: book early, be flexible with your dates, and be persistent. Travelers have 24 hours to release their seat, which means that the flight that you thought was sold out could have a vacant seat tomorrow. Lastly, reports show that flying on the actual vacation is often the cheapest way to go.
Orlando hotel tips
Look for hotels with a variety of Christmas activities when traveling with your children. This will give you the opportunity to create unique memories during your vacation. Take a look at our exclusive Holiday Shopping Spree package only at Floridays Resort! This condo-style family community offers activities and events every day. Visit our website at http://www.floridaysresort.com