Create an Annual Tradition with these Holiday Events in Orlando

Orlando comes alive with the Holiday spirit every year in November and December. Tons of Santa’s helpers and hundreds of hours are spent transforming each theme park into a holiday treat.

Every year, the celebrations get bigger and better in the number one family tourist destination in the world. Join in on the fun and create a new family holiday tradition in your very own vacation home. At Viva Orlando, we can help you find a home that will fit your family and offer opportunities to earn additional income too.

So, skip the snow and head down to Florida where the holiday magic comes alive! Here’s a list of the best events of the 2018 holiday season in Orlando.

Walt Disney World Parks

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party– Party down with Mickey and the whole crew in this winter celebration on select nights; November 8- December 21st, 2018 at the Magic Kingdom.

Epcot International Festival of the Holidays– Enjoy food, music, and the traditions of different countries around the world at Epcot November 18- December 30, 2018.

Candlelight Processional– This popular event tells the story of Christmas presented each time by a celebrity narrator. The show runs from Thanksgiving day- December 30th, 2018 in Epcot.

Flurry of Fun– Watch snow fall in Florida! Plus, other magical holiday surprises turn Sunset Boulevard into a winter wonderland at Disney’s Hollywood Studios from November 8- January 6th 2019.

Up! A Great Bird Adventure– Learn about India’s festival of lights—Diwali at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Park. This show runs from November 8th, 2018- January 1, 2019.

Universal Orlando

Christmas takes over the Wizarding World of Harry Potter– Explore the decorations and special holiday entertainment in Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley. Plus see the Magic of Christmas at Hogwarts Castle unfold once night falls at Islands of Adventure November 17- Jan 6.

Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s– Catch all of your favorite characters from Minnons, Shrek, Madagascar and more as they join Santa for this holiday favorite. Show runs Nov. 17- Jan. 6 at Universal Studios

The Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular– See a live retelling of this classic Dr. Seuss tale and see the Grinch live at Islands of Adventures Nov. 17- Jan. 6

EVE– Say goodbye to 2018 in style at City Walk for the biggest party of the year on December 31st.

Seaworld Orlando

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration– Over 3 million twinkling lights take over while guests enjoy awesome live holiday themed shows and dine on festive food. The kids can meet Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and other characters. Runs November 17-December 31st.


Christmas Bricktacular– This annual holiday event that gives guests a chance to go on a holiday scavenger hunt, meet Lego Santa, or build a Lego Christmas tree just to name a few of the holiday themed events. Christmas Bricktacular runs December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22-25.

Kids’ New Year’s Party– Party with the whole family and ring in the New Year at Legoland with a nightly firework show, dance parties, and special Lego activities from December 26-31.

If you want to make an annual tradition to spend the holiday season in Orlando in your very own vacation home, contact Viva Orlando today and we will help you find a home to meet your needs. Email