The holidays are coming Florida style –
does it get any better?
Whatever you like to do to celebrate the holiday season, visit Florida to experience a holiday vacation like no other.
Walt Disney World®
If a Merry Christmas is your thing for the holidays, it doesn’t get much merrier than Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party®. This year it is called Disney Very Merriest After Hours® at Magic Kingdom®.
Celebrate the season in style with colourful parades and seasonal characters. Above all, don’t miss the fantastic night-time firework spectacular and of course Father Christmas himself.
Restaurants will have seasonal food and drink specials, the characters wear festive outfits and the whole park is festively decorated. In addition, let the kids loose with the Holiday Cookie Stroll at EPCOT®. There are 5 official Holiday Cookie Stop locations.
Visit each one and fill your Festival Passport with stamps to commemorate your visit. Collect all 5 and present your completed passport for a specialty cookie.
Universal Studios, Orlando®
The Wizarding World of Harry Potter® and Grinchmas® are the two main celebrations at Universal Studios®. When you enjoy Holidays at Universal, Wizarding style, you will see Hogwarts Castle lit up and festive decor at Hogsmeade. Enjoy a hot Butterbeer at the Hog’s Head pub and listen to the Frog Choir sing.
Be sure to buy a park-to-park pass in order to ride the Hogwarts Express to Islands of Adventure® and see Diagon Alley and Gringotts Bank.
Watch out for that sly Grinch when you enjoy Grinchmas at Universal Studios®. He and his dog, Max, and all the citizens of Whoville will be spreading holiday cheer throughout Universal Plaza. Live shows and readings from the beloved Dr Seuss holiday classic “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”.
See the fantastic 65 foot Grinchmas Tree and enjoy nightly snowfall. Grinch themed treats and hot cocoa are available for purchase.
Also at Universal Studios®, see the Macy’s Holiday Parade featuring your favourite Minions characters, as well as characters from Dreamworks® Shrek and Madagascar films.
Walt Disney World
Whilst there are no specific parties, you can visit EPCOT® and experience great food, drinks and stories about Hanukkah from all over the world. Plus there are special events and experiences around the other Disney Parks.
When celebrating Hanukkah, remember each of the 5 Universal Orlando on-site resorts has a Menorah lighting ceremony for every night of Hanukkah. This year the holiday takes place from sundown Saturday, November 13, 2021 to Sunday, January 2, 2022.
Other Celebrated Holidays
There are many holidays celebrated around this time of year and Disney’s “International Festival of Holidays” includes them all. It is a great way to dip-a-toe into Christmas/Navidad, Diwali, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Three Kings Day. Stories, parades, traditional costumes and special food and drink provide a glimpse into other cultures and religions.