Holidays in Central Florida

Step aside New York City… the new prime vacation destination this holiday season is Orlando, Florida!

Who needs bitterly cold weather when you can enjoy sunny warm skies at everyone’s favorite time of year? With a whole host local holiday-themed attractions and traditions, travelers and their children will have an easy time keeping the Christmas spirit alive during their dream vacation to Central Florida. Guests at the fabulous Solara Resort community are perfectly situated to take advantage of these fun opportunities, and we here on the resort staff are already dreaming up was to make this Christmas season one that you and your family will never forget!

No trip to the Orlando-Kissimmee region during the holiday season would be complete without exploring Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. This renowned celebration runs on select nights from November 8th through December 22nd at Disney’s famous Magic Kingdom theme park.

Attendees to the festivities are treated to a variety of unique holiday-themed entertainments and activities. See your favorite Disney characters in the nightly Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, or gaze up in awe at Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks Show. Watch as Queen Elisa of Frozen fame transforms Cinderella’s castle into a winter wonderland, where your child can make their very own Christmas wish with the Disney star. Special Christmas treats and thrilling rides are rounded out with a visit from the big man himself, Santa Claus, each night of the party. Your children couldn’t hope for a more memorable Christmas experience if you booked tickets on Polar Express tomorrow! You can either purchase your tickets on Disney’s highly user-friendly website or contact the always helpful Solara Resort staff at our Clubhouse for more information.

Not to be outdone, Universal Orlando Resort is also offering a number of Christmas-oriented special attractions to their visitors from November 16th to January 5th, offering guests the chance to ring in the new year with holiday cheer. Everyone’s favorite Harry Potter locations, Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley, will undergo a complete Christmas makeover—as fans of the beloved franchise add a little Christmas magic to their journey through the wizarding world.

The Grinch’s hilarious Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular also brings Dr. Seuss’s classic holiday story to life and a daily parade will showcase a litany of other famous Universal and Christmas characters. Whether vacationers visit Disney, Universal or both during their holiday trip to the Solara Resort this year, they’re sure to make memories that will last a lifetime.

These are but a couple of the more famous holiday-centered opportunities for fun in Orlando this year. Other events and attractions include the Orlando Museum of Art’s Festival of Trees and Ugly Sweater Party, a concert by the famous Trans Siberian Orchestra on December 14th at the Amway Center, and the increasingly popular Krampusfest on December 8th at Market on South. Each of these activities, and many more, are sure to solidify Orlando’s position as THE place to visit this holiday season.

For more information on any of these events, as well as guidance on where to purchase tickets, be sure to visit the Solara Resort Clubhouse—where our dedicated staff will be decorating our expansive clubhouse grounds to create the Christmas environment you and your families deserve. We can’t wait to celebrate with you!

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