Our Top 20 December Family Events for Central Florida

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Our Top 20 December
Family Events for Central Florida

Our Top 20 December Family Events for Central Florida – If you’re looking for some of Central Florida top events for families to enjoy, we’ve put together our list of the best events in Central Florida for December!


These are in no particular order! Click any of the list items for more information. Here we go:

  1. Light Up UCF

Light Up UCF is one of our favorite events of the year. Enjoy ice skating, a few carnival rides (including a ferris wheel), a carriage ride, outdoor holiday movies and LIGHTS! It’s great fun for the whole family. More…

2. Community Light Up Events

Check out a light up event in your community. From tree lighting to carolers to carriage rides and more, just about every community in Central Florida offers a light up event. More…

3. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

What’s more merry than Mickey? From snow on Main Street to a castle lighting, fireworks, parades and more, this event is sure to thrill the kiddos (if they can stay up that late)! More…

4. Dr. Phillips Center White Christmas

The Dr. Phillips Center is bringing SO many holiday events to Central Florida families. From ticketed events to free concerts and shows, check out all that Dr. Phillips has to offer this holiday season. More…

5. Disney Springs Santa’s Chalet

From lighted Christmas trees to Santa, you can enjoy some free holiday fun at Disney Springs Santa’s Chalet. What’s best…you can put in your name to see Santa and they’ll alert you when your time is up so you can enjoy shopping and fun while you wait. More…

6. Gaylord Palms ICE

Enjoy frigid temps, ice tubing, sculptures and more with Gaylord Palms ICE. Also, be sure to check out the other holiday offerings at Gaylord Palms because there is so much to do this season. More…

7. Take the Kids Ice Skating

There are ice skating rinks popping up all over Central Florida. While Winter Park isn’t offering one this year, you can find them in Celebration, UCF, Mt. Dora and more. Take the kids to enjoy ice skating…while it lasts! More…

8. Now Snowing in Celebration

Enjoy snow falling from the sky every single night during the holidays in Celebration! Enjoy sounds of the season and more while your kids can enjoy the snow fall every hour on the hour from 6 PM to 9 PM. More…

9. Catch a Parade

There are parades throughout Central Florida. From floats and cars to boat parades, your family can enjoy some holiday fun with different parades around Central Florida. We enjoy the Winter Park parade. More…

10. Check out a Snow Event

There are now events such as SnowFest at RDV, Snow Mountain in Oviedo, and more. Let the kids play in ACTUAL SNOW this holiday season with fun-filled snow event! More…

11. Have breakfast with Santa!

There are so many opportunities to dine with Santa. From The Florida Mall to local church breakfasts to restaurants and hotels like Alfond Inn, your kids can enjoy some time with Old St. Nick at breakfast time. More…

12. Go Wild with Santa at the Zoo

Enjoy a day at the Central Florida Zoo with Santa and celebrate the holidays with your favorite zoo animals. More…

13. Bass Pro Shops Santa Meet and Greet

For some free holiday fun (and time with Santa), check out Bass Pro Shops Christmas Meet and Greet! More…

14. Watch Elf at the Orlando REP

Enjoy ELF at the Orlando REP Theatre this December. Your kids will love this made-for-kids production of the holiday favorite film! More…

15. Nights of Lights in St. Augustine

For a day trip outside of Central Florida, check out the Nights of Lights in St. Augustine, Florida. It makes for a day of fun in historic St. Augustine, but also an evening of festive fun too! More…

16. Catch the Holiday Movies at Home

Freeform is offering all of your favorite holiday movies (and some recent other movies too) through November and December. Light the fire, make some hot cocoa and enjoy these movies in the comfort of your own home. More…

17. Catch some Outdoor Holiday Movies

There are outdoor holiday movies coming up at events like Light Up UCF, but also in Downtown Orlando and in communities throughout Central Florida. Enjoy the cooler weather and bring your blankets, coolers and camping chairs too! More…

18. SeaWorld Christmas Celebration and Busch Gardens Christmas Town

Get out and check out some incredible holiday lights at SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration! We love this event each year and we know your family will too! From ice shows to Christmas lights and, of course, your favorite sea animals, check out this holiday event. More…

19. Daytona Magic of Lights

While we haven’t been yet, it’s on our list for this year to check out the Daytona Magic of Lights. This event has been going on for a few years and we wanted to add it to the list for you to check out too! More…

20. Catch a concert!

There are some fantastic holiday concert events. From free concerts in Altamonte Springs to Dr. Phillips Center and communities throughout Central Florida, get in the spirit with a concert near you. More…

Check below for additional holiday opportunities for family fun!

Check out additional holiday holiday events coming up below:

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25TH ANNUAL NIGHTS OF LIGHTS IN ST. AUGUSTINE

11/17/2018 @ 7:00 pm - 02/03/2019 @ 11:30 pm
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Cranes Roost Park Holiday Light Displays

12/01/2018 @ 6:00 pm - 01/01/2019 @ 11:00 pm
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The Nutcracker Ballet, Dance Showcases at Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel

December 8 @ 6:30 pm - December 23 @ 7:30 pm
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The Nutcracker Ballet, Dance Showcases at Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel

December 14 @ 6:30 pm - December 29 @ 7:30 pm
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The Nutcracker Ballet, Dance Showcases at Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel

December 15 @ 6:30 pm - December 30 @ 7:30 pm
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