One of the wonderful aspects to retirement in Central Florida is the proximity to major theme parks – especially in December when the holiday activities are in full swing. Whether you want to simply enjoy the attractions yourself or take guests who are visiting, here are some holiday entertainment highlights:
Christmas is truly magical at Walt Disney World Resort, beginning with Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, a festive winter celebration that includes music, dance, fireworks and a parade in the Magic Kingdom park. Over at Epcot, you can enjoy Holidays Around the World at the various countries in the World Showcase and the nightly retelling of the Christmas story during the Candlelight Processional. See the extravaganza that is the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. In Animal Kingdom, there’s Mickey’s Jingle Jungle Parade.
Florida retirement becomes a full-time occupation when you’re trying to experience every holiday delight Disney has to offer – but don’t stop there!
The theme for the year at Universal Orlando Resort is Naughty & Nice. You can see Macy’s Holiday Parade and hear the bestselling music of Mannheim Steamroller. Dr. Seuss fans will enjoy Grinchmas.
At SeaWorld, you can laugh at Clyde & Seamore’s Countdown to Christmas, thrill to Shamu Christmas Miracles, have fun on the search for Elmo’s Christmas Wish, walk through a watery wonderland that is a sea of holiday trees, journey to the North Pole aboard the Polar Express, and enjoy a dazzling display of ice, jewels and light at the Winter Wonderland on Ice.
Legoland Florida features the annual Christmas Bricktacular that includes a life-sized model of Santa made from LEGOs, a LEGO Christmas tree and more.