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The Holiday season is here and in full swing! There is so much to do and see in the Orlando area, and this list is the perfect how-to guide on what’s worth a visit during the Christmas season. From special events at theme parks to local festivities, there’s something for everyone in your family to do and enjoy. Check out the must-do’s on your December trip to Orlando!

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party


On select nights from now through December 22nd, Disney’s Magic Kingdom transforms into a Christmas wonderland filled with unique characters, fun treats, and exclusive entertainment for you to immerse yourself in the holiday spirit. Enjoy a festive parade, dance parties, and decorative changes to some of your favorite attractions. 

This is a fan favorite Christmas event, so don’t miss out on tickets. For more information, visit the Disney website here

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Holinights at Sunset Walk


Sunset Walk is just a short drive from Regal Oaks, and they’re putting on their Holinights event on select nights through Christmas! If you’re looking for a free way to spend your Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, this is a great option. Registration is required but the event is free of charge. Visitors can enjoy vendors, music, and the nightly lighting of the 42-foot Christmas tree! The event starts at 6pm and ends around 9:30pm. 


For more information, visit Sunset Walk’s website here

Photo courtesy of Sunset Walk


Magic of Lights at Daytona International Speedway


If you have room for a day trip in your vacation, experience the Magic of Lights at Daytona International Speedway! This experience is available every day throughout the entire month of December, from 6pm – 10pm. Ticket prices vary depending on the day of attendance, but are significantly cheaper when bought online. 

To purchase tickets, visit the event website here


Photo courtesy of Daytona International Speedway

Santa’s Christmas Tree Forest

This hidden gem in Eustis is definitely worth a trip on your vacation to Central Florida! From ziplining to farm animals, this locally-owned farm has so many activities for you and your family to enjoy. You’ll also have the opportunity to meet Santa Claus, ride a pony, and try different delicious homemade snacks and treats! 

Support small business and check out this local event! The farm is open through December 17th, and for more information visit the farm site here

Photo courtesy of Santa’s Farm

ICE! At Gaylord Palms


Have you ever seen 2 million pounds of carved ice? ICE! At Gaylord Palms is one of the most mesmerizing Orlando attractions and a fan favorite amongst everyone. This year’s ICE! is themed after A Charlie Brown Christmas, and admission includes a walkthrough experience of the ice sculptures narrating the story of Charlie Brown. The resort offers additional attractions for purchase, such as ice tubing, an escape room, Elf training academy, and much more. 

Experience how Gaylord Palms transforms into a Winter Wonderland! For tickets and event information, visit the Gaylord Palms website here


Photo courtesy of Gaylord Palms


Trans Siberian Orchestra at Amway Center


The Trans Siberian Orchestra is back in Florida and here to ring in the holiday season! The group will be performing the Ghost of Christmas Eve on December 22nd. They have two showtimes, 2:30pm and 7:30pm. 

For tickets, visit the Amway Center website


Photo courtesy of Amway Center

Now Snowing In Celebration

Did someone say ice skating in Florida? At the Now Snowing in Celebration, you can experience a true winter, with an hourly snow experience! Also experience Christmas Carolers, train rides, horse carriages, and an appearance by Santa Claus, himself. This event is free every day now through December 31st, from 6pm – 10pm. 

For more information, visit the event website here


Photo courtesy of Gotta Go Orlando

The holiday season is one filled with love and happiness, and your family at Regal Oaks are wishing you lots of both going into the New Year. We thank you for everything over the past year, and cannot wait for 2024 at Regal Oaks!