Christmas, Florida

On December 25, 1837, about 2,000 U.S. Army soldiers and Alabama Volunteers arrived and constructed a fort. They named it Fort Christmas to honor the day of its establishment. The fort was one of over 200 forts built during the Second Seminole War. Today, the area still pays homage to the holiday, with many of the street names attributed to the names of Santa’s reindeer and other festive terms.

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Airboat Rides at Midway was the first airboat business in Orlando. Guests can choose from different types of airboat tours. There is a one-hour tour, a one-hour evening tour, a one-hour private ecotour, and the option of group or custom rides.

Jungle Adventures, A Real Florida Animal Park is the natural habitat jungle home of our rare Florida Panthers, Black Bears, Wolves, White-Tailed Deer, Tropical Birds, Reptiles, Mammals, and other critters. When you enter this timeless old Florida Hidden Treasure attraction on a journey into a lost world that time forgot. Located just east of the Orlando metro area, it is less than an hour drive and worth the visit for real Florida nature and wildlife. 

Switchgrass Outfitters & Airboat Tours in Christmas offers 90-minute long airboat tour rides. Visitors can do their airboat tour at night or during the day and while eating lunch or dinner.