Although it doesn’t feel like it’s winter in Florida, there are countless things you can do in this wonderful state this holiday season. Even with the pandemic, there still are places and activities you may enjoy this year.
Some theme parks don’t have their yearly holiday season events this year, but there are several places that can give you wonderful holiday experiences like the Springs in Columbia County Florida which you could love with your friends and family. Below are the different things you can do in Florida this holiday:
- Check Out The Twinkling Lights At Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
The whole park is decorated like a Christmas town full of twinkling lights. You’ll also have the chance to see Santa and the famous Rudolph from a distant view. There are also some shows you can watch, including Christmas on Ice which you’ve automatically paid for in the admission fee of the park.
- Visit Universal Orlando
When traveling in Florida, one of the places you should not miss to visit is the Universal Orlando. It has a lot of Christmas offerings, and none of them require any special ticket. At both Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, you’ll experience decorations and entertainment throughout the park. You’ll also enjoy the Macy’s holiday concerts and balloons at the Universal Holiday Experience.
- Take Your Holiday Experience To The Next Level At Walt Disney World
Because of the pandemic, most holiday experiences at Disney World have been reduced or cancelled, and this includes the Candlelight Processional and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas. But, it doesn’t mean that your holidays are done with such bad news because Disney World still has something special for everyone.
All of the parks at the Disney World have been decorated beautifully, and guests can enjoy some holiday offerings every day. But, social distancing must be observed, so there would be projection shows on The Tree of Life, Cinderella’s Castle, and Tower of Terror. In addition to that, every park offers unique seasonal treats you can try.
Without the park ticket, you may also enjoy the free Christmas Tree Trail and decorations of Disney Springs.
- Get A Taste Of Lego Christmas At Legoland Florida
Like Disney World, Legoland Florida has holiday decorations featured every weekend. There are also shows you can watch. The best part of touring Legoland Florida is the big Christmas tree that’s made of Legos.
You’ll also see Lego toy soldiers and Santa for a beautiful Christmas picture. Moreover, there are fireworks you can enjoy.
- Take Pictures At Seaworld Orlando
If you want to experience a winter wonderland, the perfect place to be is at Seaworld Orlando. The place is complete with floating Christmas trees on the lake. Other than the decorations, it also has a lot of Christmas entertainment that you can experience.
If you love taking photos, the daily admission will let you experience the Sesame Street Christmas parade, elf show, and the sea lion. There are also snow flurries during night time and a chance to see Santa Claus. Seaworld Orlando is a perfect holiday spot if you like sea animals.
- Watch A Synchronized Light At The City Of Orlando
For people who love Christmas lights, it’s never a waste of time to visit Lake Eola to see the giant Christmas tree. Each night, you’ll witness a music show and synchronized lighting on the tree. There are also some tree lighting events you can enjoy near the area.
- Enjoy Christmas At Gaylord Palms
Gaylord Palms never disappoint when it comes to having a Christmas holiday experience every year. There’s a showcase of scenes of the best Christmas movies, which include The Polar Express, Elf, and Christmas Vacation.
Gaylord Palms also has a real snow tubing hill, beautiful shows, concerts, and so on. To enjoy all of these, you need to get tickets which start at USD$ 30. There are also bundle packages you can get for a more affordable option this holiday season.
- Witness The Christmas Boat Parades
In the coastal area of Florida, there’s a popular tradition, and it’s a boat parade. A lot of boaters would use decors and lights, and you can watch them as they sail. Most of these events can be witnessed in places such as Tampa, St. Pete, Daytona Beach, New Smyrna, Satellite Beach, and Cocoa Beach. Depending on your location, you can check out this event in such places near you.
There’s no doubt that this year’s holiday season in Florida can be very different from the way you’ve enjoyed it before. But, with the above things to do, there’s still a way for you to enjoy and be grateful for celebrating this holiday season with your family and friends. The only thing you need to do is to choose from those options and make the most out of your holidays.