Hogwarts Castle lit up for Christmas at Universal Orlando Resort

The Bear’s Den Resort Orlando Blog Experience the Magic: Holiday Theme Park Events in Orlando

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The holiday season in Orlando is a time when the world-renowned theme parks transform into winter wonderlands of enchantment. From Walt Disney World to Universal Orlando Resort and beyond, here’s a glimpse into the mesmerizing holiday festivities that await you in the Sunshine State’s entertainment capital. Best of all, these amazing activities and experiences are mere minutes away from The Bear’s Den Resort Orlando, the perfect place to stay for a holiday vacation in Orlando.

Walt Disney World Where Dreams Come True

Walt Disney World knows how to do holidays right, and their annual celebrations are nothing short of magical. “Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party” at the Magic Kingdom is a beloved tradition, featuring spectacular parades, special character appearances, and a dazzling holiday-themed fireworks show. Epcot’s “Festival of the Holidays” takes you on a global journey of seasonal traditions, complete with delectable international cuisine and joyful performances.

And don’t miss the newest addition to the Disney holiday lineup: “Jollywood Nights” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This brand-new event immerses you in the glitz and glamor of a Hollywood-style holiday, featuring dazzling projections, star-studded performances, and, of course, beloved Disney characters, all set against the backdrop of the park’s iconic landmarks. It’s the perfect way to add some Tinseltown sparkle to your Orlando holiday adventure!

Tower of Terror lit up and decorated for Christmas in Disney's Hollywood Studios - Walt Disney World
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Universal Orlando Resort A Universal Celebration

Minion float in the Universal Orlando Resort Macy's Day Parade
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Universal Orlando Resort goes all out for the holidays too. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is particularly enchanting, with Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley decked out in festive decor, and the magical Hogwarts Castle lit up in a stunning holiday projection show. Plus, Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s is a breathtaking spectacle with larger-than-life balloons and beloved characters.

SeaWorld Orlando Waves of Holiday Fun

SeaWorld Orlando invites you to experience “SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration.” This watery wonderland transforms with millions of twinkling lights, holiday-themed shows, and the breathtaking “O Wondrous Night” live nativity. Don’t forget to check out the heartwarming “Miracles” nighttime show and meet Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and friends!
Young boy looking at a dolphin tank at Sea World Orlando

LEGOLAND Florida Building Memories Brick by Brick

Girl giving a cookie to the LEGOLAND Gingerbread Man - LEGOLAND Florida
At LEGOLAND Florida, the holidays are all about creative fun. Their “Holidays at LEGOLAND” event includes a stunning LEGO Christmas tree, live entertainment, and even a LEGO Santa and reindeer for that perfect holiday photo. Plus, you can explore MINILAND USA, where some of the country’s most famous cities are recreated with millions of LEGO bricks, now adorned with holiday lights.

Gatorland A Gator’s Christmas

Even the alligators get into the holiday spirit at Gatorland. Their “Gatorland’s Holiday Ho Ho Ho-Down” offers festive activities for the entire family. Enjoy live entertainment, holiday displays, and a chance to meet Santa himself in the “Gatorland Express” train.
American alligator sitting in a swampy area
These are just a few of the fantastic holiday events happening in Orlando’s theme parks. Whether you’re enchanted by the magic of Disney, captivated by the world of Harry Potter, or looking for something a little more unique, Orlando’s holiday offerings are sure to leave you with treasured memories that will last a lifetime. So, grab your loved ones and head to Bear’s Den Resort Orlando for a holiday season like no other!

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