25 Places to See Christmas Lights in Orlando This Holiday Season
I-Drive Holiday Tree
407-601-7907, 8375 International Drive
I-Drive will host a sparkling 50-foot holiday tree-lighting party. Expect special offers from I-Ride Trolley Chords, Dr. Phillips Highschool Dance in Motion Company and Orlando Ballet. The party will take place on December 1 at 6 p.m., and the tree will be available for viewing until New Year’s Day.
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Winter on the Avenue
407-599-3580, Park Ave., Winter Park
Downtown Winter Park will turn into a winter wonderland with plenty of activities to boot. Whether it’s a menorah lighting party, a holiday art contest, s’mores, or snow slides, there’s something for everyone.
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Christmas in Jabal Dora
352-735-7183, 530 North Donnelly Street, Dora Mountain
Although the holiday introductory show has been cancelled, the Christmas lights will be off from November 27 to the end of December. Holiday events such as a lighted boat parade and fireworks celebration will be hosted throughout the holiday season.
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The dazzling lights in Liu Gardens
407-498-5702, 1920 N. Forest Ave.
The lush greenery of the 50-acre Leu Gardens will turn into a holiday wonderland with the Dazzling Nights event. The lights can be seen until January 9, and tickets must be purchased in advance.
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Dinos in Lights at Orlando Science Center
407-514-2000, 777 Princeton Street
Prehistoric creatures at the Orlando Science Center have been transformed by holiday lights. The raucous show will run until January 4th.
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407-939-5277, 1486 Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista
Holiday shop, dine or enjoy live music while surrounded by twinkling Christmas trees. There are 17 Christmas trees decorated with Disney shapes scattered in the shopping center.
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Walt Disney World
407-939-5277 Lake Buena Vista
What better place to get into the holiday spirit than the most magical place on earth? Visitors can expect plenty of Christmas specials and seasonal foods while visiting Disney during the holidays.
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Winter wonderland in celebration
407-566-4007, 610 Sycamore Street, Suite 220, Celebration
Celebration City Center will hold its 23rd annual tree-lighting ceremony on November 27 from 5-9 p.m. after the ceremony, and it will “snow” at night until December 31.
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Sanford’s birthday in the field
407-262-7700, 95 Triplet Lake Drive, Casselberry
Casselberry’s annual tree-lighting ceremony will be held in Lake Concord Park on December 4. After the ceremony, visitors can stroll in the garden surrounded by holiday lights.
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Christmas at Gaylord Palms
407-586-0000, 6000 W. Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee
Gaylord Palms has a heaping list of Christmas activities. Guests can embark on the ::Christmas Mission:: with Buddy the Elf, build gingerbread houses and a snow tube down Snow Flow Mountain.
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407-545-5550, 7007 Sea World Drive
More than 3 million lights will cover Seaworld during its Christmas celebration. Holiday fireworks will light up the sky as visitors skate at the Winter Wonderland ice rink. The festivities will continue until January 2.
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LEGOLAND Christmas lights
888-690-5346, 1 Legoland Way, Winter Haven
A Legoland Christmas celebration wouldn’t be complete without a towering Lego Christmas tree, seasonal performances, and special guests. Watch out for holiday Lego characters like Lego Santa and Lego Gingerbread Man.
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Jingle Jam from Sanford
407-688-5000, 200 E. 1 St., Sanford
Historic Sanford Jam will take place December 4 from 4 to 10 p.m., but the giant Christmas tree will remain lit throughout the holiday season in Magnolia Square.
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Lake Eola Park Tree
407-246-2728, Lake Eola Park, 195 N. Rosalind Ave.
Orlando’s 72-foot-tall Christmas tree will be lit in the plaza of Lake Eola, Washington. Stay tuned for holiday shows at the Walt Disney Theater, as well as food trucks and a holiday market.
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Night of a Million Lights
407-396-1114, 210 S. Bass Road, Kissimmee
Hosted in the 89-acre village of Jeff Kids, Nights of a Million Lights features a shimmering tree path, festive music, tram rides, and a holiday market. The event will run until January 2, and ticket prices vary by date.
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407-896-0309, 1236 N. Orange Ave.
Jingle Trees’ Christmas Tree decorating competition features dozens of trees on display in the village of Ivanhoe. Each tree is cared for and decorated by a local company, group or family.
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407-506-2735, 100 N. Country Club Road
The Christmas celebration, hosted in Central Park, will include a holiday tree-lighting ceremony, a dancing light show, and a visit by Mr and Mrs. Claus. There will also be plenty of activities like a winter maze, balloon artists, holiday carolers, food vendors, and more throughout the holiday season.
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Lake Nona “Oh, what fun!” Eid Festival
407-888-6500, 6955 Tavistock Lakes Blvd..
Visit Lake Nona Town Center’s Forest Mint Tree District, Santa’s Cottage, and Starlight Stage through January 2. There will be a perfect family photo opportunity in front of a 24-foot Christmas tree in the mint yard.
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light up kissimmee
407-846-4643, 421 Broadway, Kissimmee
Kissimmee’s historic city center will be covered in holiday lights and decorations. Be sure to check out Puerto Rican Parranda, a Christmas tradition that boasts great food, music, and drinks.
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Spotlight on the Jeter Bend
863-287-2354, Jeter Bend Drive, Celebration
This public light display has been in operation since 1996 and consists of 11 homes decorated for the Christmas season. Jeater Bend lights have been nationally recognized and are definitely worth the drive.
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Santa Winter Wonderland Village in Waterford Lakes
413 N. Alafaya Trail
Winter Wonderland Santa will be open Friday through Sunday from December 20 to January 4. The holiday village will include Santa’s workshop, holiday foods, thousands of lights and Christmas displays.
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Fye . Christmas House
407 Eagle Circle, Castlebury
The Fye’s Crazy Christmas House contains nearly 50,000 lights, a music show, and sleighs, perfect for a photo shoot. There’s even a mailbox waiting to be stuffed with letters to Santa
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Holidays at Universal Orlando
407-363-8000, 6000 Universal Blvd.
Universal Studios celebrates the holidays with a holiday tree hunt. Guests can use a brochure to find decorated trees scattered throughout the theme park. Those who find all the trees will get a special holiday decoration.
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Fun Winter Garden Light Show
407-656-4111, 300 W Plant Street, Winter Garden
Downtown Winter Garden will be covered in wreaths, lights and trees as they ring in the festive season. Throughout the holiday, they will have festive farmers markets, a Christmas golf cart parade, and horse-drawn carriage rides.
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Cranes Roost Park
407-571-8180, 274 Cranes Roost Blvd. , Altamonte Springs
Live music, fireworks, train rides, and Santa will all be at Cranes Roost Park throughout the holiday months, stroll among 200,000 lights and visit a 60-foot-high Christmas tree decorated with thousands of ornaments.
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