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Holiday Events in Orlando

Santa Workshop Experience at ICON Park (Pictures with Santa)- From November 5th through December 24th, an all-new Santa Workshop Experience will take place at ICON Park. All children get a free ride on The Wheel in a private holiday capsule with a photo purchase and half-off admission for all additional riders. Free covered parking with a train ride from the garage on Santa's North Pole Express or free valet parking after 4 pm. Holiday beverages and treat offerings will be available for purchase.

Santa Photos at The Mall at Millenia- Beginning Wednesday, November 10th through December 24th, the Santa photo experience is back at The Mall at Millenia. Advance reservations are required to ensure a safe setting for guests, Santa, and his helpers.

Give Kids the World Village Night of a Million Lights- November 12th-January 2nd, 2022, the "Number One Thing to do in December in Orlando" named by USA Today, takes place for 52 magical nights at Give Kids the World Village for a one-of-a-kind fully immersive holiday lights spectacular. An 89-acre fairytale neighborhood hosts a 360-degree dancing lights show featuring a sparkling tree trail, photo ops, visits by Santa, festive music, holiday treats, and a marketplace. Tickets range from $15-$20 per child and $25-$40 per adult depending on the date you choose (holiday and peak nights are more expensive) and will take place between 5 pm-10 pm.

Downtown for the Holidays- From November 12th through January 6th, 2022, Downtown Orlando will be offering free holiday events including dazzling holiday decor and lights, an illuminated Eola wonderland Christmas tree, holiday music, and even a Christmas movie on the East lawn of Lake Eola.

Festival of Trees- Starting November 13th through the 21st, the Orlando Museum of Art (presented by the Council of 101), is celebrating its 35th year of transforming into a glittering wonderland, filled with sparkling designer trees of all sizes, hand-designed wreaths, and gingerbread houses. Each piece is designed by Orlando's finest designers and is available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the Orlando Museum of Art. Parking is free, tickets range from $7-$15.

Dazzling Nights at Harry P. Leu Gardens- From November 19th through January 9th, 2022, Harry P. Leu Gardens, is transformed into a 50-acre holiday wonderland with lights, music, and interactive elements.

Colorful Christmas at Crayola Experience- Starting November 20th until January 3, 2022, the colorful Christmas crew is back at the Crayola Experience at the Florida mall where you can meet animatronic Christmas characters, dive into a life-sized snowglobe, craft unique gifts, and watch a light show starring Scarlet and her reindeer friends.

Oh, What Fun!- Lake Nona's annual event will return on select nights from November 26th through January 2nd, 2022 in the Town Center and Boxi Park. It is an open-air winter wonderland with dazzling decorations, festive treats, photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, live entertainment, and nightly snowfalls.

Celebration Winter Wonderland- Snowing nightly from November 27th through December 31st at the Celebration town center, "snoap" is blasted high into the sky before landing gently on Market Street. There is also a synthetic ice rink and Santa in his chalet. You can even ride on the Celebration express train or in a horse-drawn carriage.

The Nutcracker- From December 2nd-4th and December 16th-19th, Orlando's Ballet continues the holiday tradition of The Nutcracker.

Winter Park Christmas Parade- The 69th Annual (the oldest continuous holiday parade in Central Florida) "Ye Olde Hometown" Christmas parade is hosted by the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce on Saturday, December 4th from 9 am-10:30 am.

Holiday Movie at Lake Eola Park- On December 4th at 7 pm, come see a free showing of Elf at Lake Eola Park. On December 10th, The Polar Express will be shown and on December 17th, the Santa Clause.

Sippin' with Santa (and friends)- On December 17th at 6:30 pm at the Pointe Orlando at The Pub, join Santa, Mrs. Clause, and the Grinch for some holiday cheer. XL 106.7 and Baby DJ are partnering to collect toys for kids in the Orlando area. Please bring a new, unwrapped toy to get your photo with Santa and Mrs. Clause and to also get a raffle ticket for every toy brought in to win free drinks and gift certificates. Admission is free and parking is free with validation with dinner or bar tab.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra- Two performances on Saturday, December 18th at the Amway Center as part of their Winter Tour and in celebration of the 25th anniversary of their album "Christmas Eve and Other Stories."

Kissimmee Holiday Festival- Presented by Collins Creative, the seasonal Kissimmee Holiday Festival will take place on Saturday, December 18th from 12-8 pm. Local craft vendors, live entertainment, photo opportunities with Santa Claus, and holiday gift baskets. Included in your ticket is the Main Stage Show: A Christmas Who'sical. Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for children.