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December Florida Holidays

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December Florida Holidays

December is, in our opinion, one of the most magical times to visit Orlando as you will experience all of the festivities first-hand! From the Christmas parades to New Year’s Eve fireworks, it will be a Christmas you will never forget! This is a time Orlando will book up fast so it’s essential to plan ahead!

Your flights December Florida Holidays

Flights to Orlando in December includes the school holidays and Christmas bank holiday’s and therefore are likely to be slightly more expensive when flying direct to Orlando with our partner airlines British Airways and Virgin Atlantic. Flying indirect with one of our partner airlines, United Airlines or Delta Airways, offers the advantage of cheaper flight fares and also the potential to make your Orlando holiday into a multi-centre trip! You could fly firstly to New York and see the amazing Central Park Christmas tree and Times Square Christmas lights before heading over to Orlando!

Things to do

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is an exclusive November-December event and will require an additional ticket to gain admission to – it is a highlight of Christmas at Walt Disney World and we highly recommend booking with us in advance to secure your Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party ticket! Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party tickets will gain you evening access to Magic Kingdom where you will be treated to cookies, hot chocolate, soft pretzels and other treats that are passed out at designated spots around the Magic Kingdom. As well as special shows, fireworks, parades, dance parties, character greetings and photo ops with your favourite characters! Disney’s Magic Kingdom’s Main Street is the hub of Decorations with 40 Christmas trees for you to get the perfect family Christmas picture! If you’re looking to have a Christmas dining experience, then booking ahead is essential if you want to ensure your place! Meeting Santa is another festive favourite at Disney World Orlando – you will have the chance to meet Santa at a variety of locations including Hollywood Studios and Disney Springs.

Universal Studios offer just as much festive cheer with their Grinchmas and Christmas celebrations! Hogsmeade in Universal's Islands of Adventure and Diagon Alley in Universal Studios Florida both typically feature festive Christmas decorations along the buildings and streets of the Wizarding World. The highlight for many clients when visiting Universal at Christmas is Universal's Holiday Parade featuring Macy's. Seuss Landing at Islands of Adventure is spectacularly decorated for Grinchmas – a unique and fun festive experience! During the holiday season you can also get the infamous butter bear from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter served WARM – the wizarding version of mulled wine!

Where to stay

Disney hotels are transformed for the festivities in December: there is a life-size gingerbread house at the Grand Floridian, massive Christmas trees in the lobby of the Wilderness Lodge and Animal Kingdom Lodge. These locations are ideal if you wish to enjoy the festive spirit from the comfort of your hotel room at Disney World Orlando! Universal Hotel’s also offer Christmas décor and since Christmas is one of Orlando’s busiest times, staying on-site at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Universal's Hard Rock Hotel or Loews Royal Pacific Resort will grant you exclusive access to the Unlimited Express pass benefit throughout your stay!

Alternately, Christmas is the perfect time to stay in an Orlando Villa with your family to enjoy Christmas together and cook your own Orlando Christmas Dinner! Staying in a Villa gives you the opportunity to all stay together as villas range from 3-10 bedrooms. You will also be able to eat your dinner together in the dining room and open your presents in the lounge on Christmas morning! Christmas is the perfect opportunity for you to relax in your home-away-from-home in a beautiful Orlando villa where you can come home from a busy day at the Orlando theme parks to your own private pool, games room, living room and kitchen to relax and recharge ready for the next day of adventures in Orlando!

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