Holiday Events in Florida

One of the best things about celebrations in Florida is that they’re massive events with food, festivals, and more. Because of the gorgeous weather year-round, Florida has year-round events especially at holiday celebration times. 

November 11, 2020 - January 17, 2021

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.

April 25, 2020

Location: Lake Eola Park, Orlando, Florida

Presented by Vegetarians of Central Florida, this is a great way to celebrate Earth Day with the whole family. Here you will find Speakers, Food Preparation Demonstrations, Environmental Education, Humane Education, Earth Kids Zone, Food, Artist Corner, Animal Haven, Music on hybrid and acoustic stages, Mind Body Spirit, lots of other Activities, and many Earth-friendly Sponsors and Vendors.

July 3, 2020

Location: Baldwin Park, Orlando, Florida

This family friendly Independence Day Celebration has a little bit of something for everyone. It features a showcase of artisans and craftsman with works for sale, lots of food and drink, and plenty of entertainment that ends with a firework show!

July 3, 2020

Location: University of Florida Bandshell, Gainesville, Florida

One of the biggest parties in Gainesville, this evening of amazing live music and fireworks is presented by WUFT-TV and WUFT-FM. 

July 3, 2020

Location: Crane's Roost Park, Altamonte Springs, Florida

This is one of the best Independence Parties in Central Florida hosted by The City of Altamonte Springs and XL 106.7 FM. It features tons of amazing music by popular music artists, plus great food and fireworks you don't want to miss!

July 4, 2020

Location: Cape Coral Parkway, Cape Coral, Florida

Enjoy one of Southwest Florida's best fireworks displays as well as tons of food, entertainment, and activities at this fun Independence Day celebration!

July 4, 2020

Location: Waterfront Park, Clermont, Florida

Celebrate Independence Day in style at Waterfront Park for a fun-filled day the whole family will enjoy! It features Americana activities and a firework finish!

July 4, 2020

Location: Delray Beach, Florida

Head to Delray Beach for one of the best Independence Day celebrations in Florida! It features a sand castle contest, tons of great entertainment, local vendors to browse, and lots of other entertainment.

July 4, 2020

Location: Lake Eola Park, Orlando, Florida

Celebrate Independence Day in the heart of Orlando at this fun event! Here you will find a kids play area, live music, a beer garden, lots of great food, and a spectacular firework finish!

July 4, 2020

Location: Fisherman's Village, Punta Gorda, Florida

The most unique part of this Independence Day celebration is the popular Freedom swim, a group activity that could only happen here in Florida! Afterwards you can enjoy food, drinks, and activities while you wait for the fireworks.

July 4, 2020

Location: Baytowne Marina at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Miramar Beach, Florida

Have tons of delicious BBQ food while you enjoy all kinds of great activities and a fun fireworks display over the Choctawhatchee Bay!

July 4, 2020

Location: Naples Pier, Naples, Florida

Check out the Independence Day fireworks all along Naples Pier. The amazing fireworks display is musically choreographed to patriotic selections for a unique experience.

July 4, 2020

Location: The Village of Baytowne Wharf at Sandestin, West Miramar Beach, Florida

Tons of fun activities for the whole family and live music kick off this fun Independence Day festival!

August 13 - November 1, 2020

Location: Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World, Florida

During the Halloween season, Magic Kingdom shuts down to the regular public early to put on a festive party like no other! Disney characters help the whole family celebrate the holiday with special shows, candy, and tons of great decorations.

September 10 - November 1, 2020 (Select Nights)

Location: Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida

Universal famously throws one of the best Halloween parties in the world. This is a celebration for people who love the scary side of Halloween. Come ready for the scare of your life and an experience you won't soon forget!

November 18, 2020

Location: Ybor City, Tampa, Florida

Kick off the holiday season at the Ybor City tree lighting ceremony. In addition to the lighting there will also be a holiday shopping market, Christmas caroling, and holiday treats.

November 21, 2020

Location: Mizner Park Amphitheater, Boca Raton, Florida

This event is a great way to kick off the holiday season with the whole family. Come for the tree lighting, stay for the carnival games, ice rink, the world's largest snowman, and tons of great live entertainment.

November 21, 2020 - January 31, 2021

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!

November 22, 2020 - January 1, 2021

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.

December 4, 2020

Location: Founders Park Beach, Islamorada, Florida

Here you can have an Island feel and a play in the snow all at the same time. You can also shop at the Holiday Gift Bazaar, eat delicious treats, and participate in lots of other fun activities!

December 5, 2020

Location: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, Tampa, Florida

Celebrate the holidays with a parade that starts at 11AM. Stick around for Santa Fest and fun for the whole family. The festival includes pictures with Santa, arts and crafts, and fun activities.

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