Celebrate Christmas at Florida’s theme parks
Universal Orlando Resort
Plenty of merry and all kinds of mayhem will take over Universal Orlando Resort as it unwraps its 2020 holidays celebration now through through Jan. 3. Guests can celebrate the most wonderful time of the year as Universal’s most beloved holiday traditions and characters come to life in reimagined ways that align with the destination’s enhanced health and safety procedures – from the all-new “Universal’s Holiday Experience featuring Macy’s Balloons” to character celebrations and appearances around the parks – and it’s all included in theme park admission.
Gather your family and meet your festive friends at the award-winning SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration, taking place now through Dec. 31. Safely experience this year’s holiday spirit as the park is turned into a winter wonderland with more than three million sparkling lights and park-wide holiday activities, in addition to SeaWorld’s one-of-a-kind attractions, thrilling coasters and up-close animal interactions, all with physical distancing measures in place, that make SeaWorld the best place to celebrate the holidays.
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay transforms into a holiday wonderland of entertainment and attractions with twinkling lights, holiday shows and characters. Christmas Town runs now through Jan. 3. A warm-weather winter wonderland awaits park guests with a variety of holiday programs offered throughout the event. Guests are encouraged to check the park’s website before visiting to learn which programs are available each date. Programs include the new Spark the Night Fireworks Show, Christmas on Ice show (outdoors), Elmo’s Christmas Wish, Three Kings Journey, Holly Jolly Express and socially distanced photo ops with Santa Claus or Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
The theme park built for kids will be transformed into a wonderland with unforgettable live, seasonal entertainment, unique LEGO activities, twinkling lights and specialty treats to build joy into everyone’s vacation—and, it’s all included in general admission. Kids’ New Year’s Eve fireworks on Dec. 31. Holidays at Legoland run Dec. 5 – 6, 12 – 13, 19 – 20 and 24 – 31.
Walt Disney World
A reimagined holiday celebration is under way at Walt Disney World Resort, with the four theme parks, Disney Springs and Disney resort hotels decked for the season. Through Dec. 30, guests will discover seasonal food and drinks at The Most Magical Place on Earth, as well as special merchandise and enchanting new entertainment experiences. When night falls at Magic Kingdom Park, projection effects will transform Cinderella Castle with a kaleidoscope of designs, including a whimsical Christmas sweater and a regal overlay of red, green and gold ornamentation. The iconic castle will provide the perfect colorful background for guests seeking a magical holiday portrait.