December Events

Here's what's happening in Florida this month. 

November  - January 

Location: Deland, Florida

Step into a historical Christmas wonderland when you visit the Stetson Mansion during the holidays. The mansion puts together elegant designer decorated Christmas displays every year.

Holiday Season November through New Years

Location: Walt Disney World, Florida

Disney has so many different holiday celebrations all throughout the parks. One of the highlights is Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party in the Magic Kingdom. Also make sure to check out Epcot's International Festival of the Holidays and Hollywood Studio's Sunset Seasons Greetings.

 

November - January 

Location: Gaylord Palms, Kissimmee, Florida

Christmas at Gaylord Palms is an experience in itself, and the ICE! Experience is an unforgettable experience that is worth visiting with the whole family. You’ll Journey through more than 2 million pounds of hand carved ice sculptures for a true walk in a winter wonderland. Each year features a different theme, so you can have a new experience every winter! 

 

November 11 - December 31, 2022

Location: Seaworld, Orlando, Florida

Seaworld's Christmas celebration lets you enjoy beautiful decorations and music along with all kinds of holiday shows inspired by the natural world. 

November 2022 - January 2023

Location: Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida

Both Universal parks feature fun ways to celebrate the holidays during your visit. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ is transformed to bring the excitement of the holidays into the world of Harry Potter. Grinchmas™ Who-liday Spectacular is always a fun part of the Universal celebrations and the Macy's parade is a holiday favorite. 

 

Select Dates in December

Location: Legoland, Florida

Visit Legoland during the weekends in December for special Christmas events and Holiday shows for kids of all ages to celebrate the season!

November - January 

Location: UCF, Orlando, Florida

You don’t have to attend the University of Central Florida to enjoy this community celebration. Enjoyed by families, friends and those seeking a fun holiday time every year. UCF features free holiday light shows, rides, a large ice-skating rink, and other fun winter attractions.

 

October - December  (Weekends)

Location: Long and Scott Farms, Mount Dora, Florida

Open in the Fall on weekends featuring two Corn Mazes, a 1 acre and a 6 acre corn maze, with lots of paths and plenty of room. 

November - December

Location: Miami, Florida

Here you'll enjoy holiday fun for people of all ages. The tallest Christmas tree in south florida, tons of rides, games, animal shows, and so much more make this the place to be for holiday cheer!

Select Nights in November/December

Location: Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Miami, Florida

Come to one of Miami's most beautiful outdoor spaces for a holiday experience like no other. Starting in November, the garden is illuminated at night with spectacular special effects you won't find anywhere else. You will also find special activities like an illuminated maze, talking to trees, and a difficult scavenger hunt as well as food and drinks served by some of Miami's top eateries.

November 13, 2022 - December 31, 2022

Location: Fisherman's Village, Punta Gorda

Daily viewing of more than one million lights and holiday themed decorations adorning the inside and outside of Fishermen's Village! Open for viewing during all regular and extended operational hours seven days a week! Special features include visits with Santa, The Grinch, and live holiday entertainment!

November & December

Location: Hoffman's Chocolates Factory, Greenacres, Florida

Celebrate the holidays with everyone's favorite celebratory treat: Chocolate! Here you will find one of South Florida's only outdoor ice skating rinks, incredible light displays, live entertainment, photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and of course lots of delicious holiday treats. Take a factory tour and holiday chocolate class to get up close and personal with the special treat Hoffman's is known for. 

November  - December

Location: Tradewinds Park, Coconut Creek, Florida

This drive through Christmas light display is one of the best places to get in the holiday spirit! Enjoy their giant animated holiday displays and illuminated trees from the comfort of your car!

November - December

Location: Daytona International Speedway, Daytona, Florida

Come to the Speedway for over a mile of top-of-the-line drive through lighting displays that you can enjoy from the comfort of your car. Multiple themes come to life with lights and animations you have to see to believe.

November 19, 2022 - January 31, 2023

Location: St. Augustine, Florida

Beginning the Saturday before Thanksgiving, St. Augustine lights up for the holidays. Head downtown at night to experience Christmas spirit all through December!

TBD

Location: Wickham Park, Melbourne, Florida

Come to this drive through event every night during the season including holiday nights for a spirited experience like no other. Over 3 million lights turn the park into a winter wonderland. In addition to the main event you can also book a private hay ride.

November - December  (Friday and Saturday nights)

Location: Zoo Miami, Miami, Florida

Animal encounters, river boat rides, photos with Santa, and lots of other fun events are available for all at the Zoo on Friday and Saturday nights throughout the holiday season. Each weekend has a different theme kids can dress up for to participate in special events and entertainment.

November - December 

Location: Florida Botanical Gardens, Largo, Florida

Head to the botanical gardens nightly for one of the Tampa Bay area's best Christmas light attractions. You will also find refreshments, holiday themed gifts, entertainment, and visits from Santa.

November  - December TBD

Location: Key West, Florida

The Key West Holiday Fest includes a holiday parade, a lighted bike parade, a boat parade, and a car show. Visit the Key West harbor for lights and holiday cheer all throughout the season.

November  - January TBD

Location: Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales, Florida

Find great holiday events and activities at the gardens throughout the holiday season. This includes holiday home tours at the Pinewood Estate, Christmas concerts, walking tours, and lots of other great activities you don't want to miss.

November - December TBD

Location: Canal Street Historic District, New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Canal street has a lot going on over the holidays so you'll always find something to do. The event kicks off with Spark the Spirit, a tree lighting ceremony that is fun for the whole family. The season will also see a Coastal Christmas Market, a Christmas parade, a Boat Parade, and a Christmas Train.

November - December  (Friday and Saturday)

Location: Heathcote Botanical Garden, Fort Pierce, Florida

During the holiday season Heathcote’s five acres of Gardens are decorated with thousands of lights to give you a festive walk through environment. Live music and delicious s'mores treats make it a night to remember.

November  - December TBD

Location: Edison and Ford Winter Estates, Fort Myers, Florida

Visit the homes formally owned by Thomas Edison and Henry Ford during the holidays for a special, festive experience. You'll find holiday foods, live music, visits from Santa, and special events throughout the season. Don't miss the nightly liquid fireworks show at the fountain.

November - December  (Select Dates)

Location: Kirby Family Farm, Williston, Florida

Take a 20 minute train ride to get a Christmas experience like no other. Here you will see thousands of Christmas lights, Visit with Santa and friends, and find so many other rides and activities for the whole family.

November  - December 

Location: CityPlace, West Palm Beach, Florida

You CAN have snow in Florida here at CityPlace every night throughout the holiday season. Bring the whole family here for a night of fun!

December

Location: Brevard Zoo, Melbourne, Florida

Celebrate your holidays with the animals at the Brevard Zoo for a fun experience for the whole family. Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus and enjoy educational programs to learn while you have fun!

December select dates

Location: Flamingo Gardens, Davie, Florida

Check out the Garden of Lights on nights during this event to see the gardens lit up and enjoy special activities like their interactive life sized snow globe. Come earlier in the day on select dates for Santa's Little Helpers, where you can meet lots of animals and enjoy tons of family friendly activities.

December 3 - 4, 2022

Location: Cocoa Beach, Florida

This oceanside event showcases local chefs, restaurants, and breweries right on the beach. It is the perfect example of everything this amazing area has to offer.

Saturday, December 3, 2022

Location: Matanzas Harbor and the first two canals of Siesta Isles, Fort Myers, Florida

Enjoy this parade of over 30 decorated boats on the shore, or you can enjoy it from one of the many restaurants and other locals along the bay.

December 3, 2022

Location: Intracoastal Waterway from North Palm Beach to the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, Florida

A Zambelli traveling fireworks display leads off this boat parade, making it one of the most festive ways to celebrate the holiday season in South Florida.