The City of Orlando, one of Florida’s greatest tourist hubs, will play host to some of the best Christmas holiday events in America during this year’s festive season. Not only are these events top tourist attractions themselves, but people flock from all over the world to experience Orlando at Christmas and New Year. From wonderful Christmas music, colourful festive parades, sparkling trees and exciting activities for kids, Orlando really is the place to be this year, and if you’re thinking of visiting for a week or two, here are some top alternative attractions you simply must experience.
The Key West Holyday Fest
This annual event, usually held from November 27th to December 14th, provides your family with an amazing opportunity to celebrate the Christmas holidays with Santa Claus, take some memorable photos, listen to some inspirational Christmas songs and get their faces painted!
The Annual Light up Festivals at UCF
Every year, the University of Central Florida plays host to thousands of families who gather here from November 16th to January 6th to celebrate the Christmas Holiday. Some of the activities here include ice skating, glittering light shows, film festivals, great Christmas music, and let’s not forget the wealth of activities for kids! Most of these events are free, however there are some charge relatively low fees for big families. The Light Up UCF festival is without doubt an excellent festive attraction in Central Florida, and the giant two-storey screen at the film festival offers free screening to visitors too!
Leu’s Holiday House
Orlando is full of unique attractions, so if you’re thinking of taking a walk around the city, be sure to visit Leu’s Holiday House! This glittering house museum, usually open from November 1st to January 2nd, is without doubt one of the best places to spend your Christmas holiday, especially if you’re travelling with the kids. The house is decorated with festive Christmas trees and beautiful ornaments, and the owners of the holiday house are really great fun too. With loads of activities for the children, and a wonderful festive spirit all around, Leu’s Holiday House shouldn’t be missed.
Universal Studios Resort
Rated as one of the best family resorts in Orlando, Universal Studios Resort is a must visit when holidaying in Orlando. If you buy your park tickets in advance, there’s every opportunity to get a great deal on accommodation, and with your kid’s favourite cartoon characters walking around, and theme park rides on every corner, your family really won’t want to leave. There’s plenty of tasty restaurants too, just in case you get hungry!