November 24, 2021

25 places to see Christmas lights in Orlando this holiday season

We've passed through the seven levels of the Candy Cane Forest, through the sea of swirly twirly gum drops, and then walked through the Lincoln Tunnel just to wrangle this list of 25 Christmas spots. Plenty of sleighs, Christmas trees, holiday lights and fake snow are to be found at these holiday festivities.

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I-Drive Holiday Tree 
407-601-7907, 8375 International Drive
I-Drive will have a glittering 50-foot holiday tree lighting ceremony. Expect special performances by I-Ride Trolley Chords, Dr. Phillips Highschool Dance in Motion Company and Orlando Ballet. The ceremony will be held on Dec. 1 at 6 p.m., and the tree will be available for viewing until New Year’s Day.
Photo via I-Drive Holiday Tree/Facebook

I-Drive Holiday Tree

407-601-7907, 8375 International Drive
I-Drive will have a glittering 50-foot holiday tree lighting ceremony. Expect special performances by I-Ride Trolley Chords, Dr. Phillips Highschool Dance in Motion Company and Orlando Ballet. The ceremony will be held on Dec. 1 at 6 p.m., and the tree will be available for viewing until New Year’s Day.

Photo via I-Drive Holiday Tree/Facebook
Winter on the Avenue 
407-599-3580, Park Ave., Winter Park
Downtown Winter Park will transform to a winter wonderland with plenty of activities to boot. Whether it’s a menorah lighting ceremony, holiday art competition, s’mores or snow slides, there’s something for everyone. 
Photo via City of Winter Park/Facebook

Winter on the Avenue

407-599-3580, Park Ave., Winter Park
Downtown Winter Park will transform to a winter wonderland with plenty of activities to boot. Whether it’s a menorah lighting ceremony, holiday art competition, s’mores or snow slides, there’s something for everyone.

Photo via City of Winter Park/Facebook
Christmas in Mount Dora 
352-735-7183, 530 N. Donnelly St., Mount Dora
Although the holiday pre-show was cancelled, Christmas lights will be up from Nov. 27 to the end December. Holiday events such as a lighted boat parade and fireworks celebration will be hosted throughout the holiday season.
Photo via Mount Dora Buzz/Facebook

Christmas in Mount Dora

352-735-7183, 530 N. Donnelly St., Mount Dora
Although the holiday pre-show was cancelled, Christmas lights will be up from Nov. 27 to the end December. Holiday events such as a lighted boat parade and fireworks celebration will be hosted throughout the holiday season.

Photo via Mount Dora Buzz/Facebook
Dazzling Lights at Leu Gardens
407-498-5702, 1920 N. Forest Ave.
Leu Gardens’ 50-acre lush greenery will transform into a holiday wonderland with its Dazzling Nights event. Lights can be seen until Jan. 9, and tickets must be purchased in advance.
Photo via Leu Gardens/Facebook

Dazzling Lights at Leu Gardens

407-498-5702, 1920 N. Forest Ave.
Leu Gardens’ 50-acre lush greenery will transform into a holiday wonderland with its Dazzling Nights event. Lights can be seen until Jan. 9, and tickets must be purchased in advance.

Photo via Leu Gardens/Facebook
Dinos in Lights at the Orlando Science Center 
407-514-2000, 777 E. Princeton St.
Prehistoric creatures at the Orlando Science Center have been transformed with holiday lights. The roaring display will be up until Jan. 4. 
Photo via Orlando Science Center/Facebook

Dinos in Lights at the Orlando Science Center

407-514-2000, 777 E. Princeton St.
Prehistoric creatures at the Orlando Science Center have been transformed with holiday lights. The roaring display will be up until Jan. 4.

Photo via Orlando Science Center/Facebook
Disney Springs 
407-939-5277, 1486 Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista
Holiday shop, eat or enjoy live music while surrounded by glittering Christmas trees. There’s 17 decked-out, Disney-themed Christmas trees scattered at the shopping mall. 
Photo via Disney Springs/Facebook

Disney Springs

407-939-5277, 1486 Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista
Holiday shop, eat or enjoy live music while surrounded by glittering Christmas trees. There’s 17 decked-out, Disney-themed Christmas trees scattered at the shopping mall.

Photo via Disney Springs/Facebook
Walt Disney World 
407-939-5277, Lake Buena Vista
What better place to get in the holiday spirit than the most magical place on earth? Visitors can expect plenty of Christmas parades and seasonal fare while visiting Disney during the holidays. 
Photo via Walt Disney World/Facebook

Walt Disney World

407-939-5277, Lake Buena Vista
What better place to get in the holiday spirit than the most magical place on earth? Visitors can expect plenty of Christmas parades and seasonal fare while visiting Disney during the holidays.

Photo via Walt Disney World/Facebook
Celebration’s Winter Wonderland 
407-566-4007, 610 Sycamore St. Suite 220, Celebration
Celebration Town Center will have its 23rd annual tree lighting ceremony on Nov. 27 from 5-9 p.m. Following the ceremony, “snow” will fall nightly until Dec. 31.
Photo via Celebration’s Winter Wonderland/Facebook

Celebration’s Winter Wonderland

407-566-4007, 610 Sycamore St. Suite 220, Celebration
Celebration Town Center will have its 23rd annual tree lighting ceremony on Nov. 27 from 5-9 p.m. Following the ceremony, “snow” will fall nightly until Dec. 31.

Photo via Celebration’s Winter Wonderland/Facebook
Sanford’s Christmas in the Square 
407-262-7700, 95 Triplet Lake Drive, Casselberry
Casselberry’s annual tree lighting ceremony will be held at Lake Concord Park on Dec. 4. Following the ceremony, visitors can take a stroll through the park surrounded by holiday lights.
Photo via City of Casselberry/Facebook

Sanford’s Christmas in the Square

407-262-7700, 95 Triplet Lake Drive, Casselberry
Casselberry’s annual tree lighting ceremony will be held at Lake Concord Park on Dec. 4. Following the ceremony, visitors can take a stroll through the park surrounded by holiday lights.

Photo via City of Casselberry/Facebook
Christmas at the Gaylord Palms 
407-586-0000, 6000 W. Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee
Gaylord Palms has a stacked list of Christmas activities. Guests can embark on a "Christmas mission" with Buddy the Elf, build gingerbread houses and snow tube down the “snow flow mountain”.  
Photo via Gaylord Palms/Facebook

Christmas at the Gaylord Palms

407-586-0000, 6000 W. Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee
Gaylord Palms has a stacked list of Christmas activities. Guests can embark on a "Christmas mission" with Buddy the Elf, build gingerbread houses and snow tube down the “snow flow mountain”.

Photo via Gaylord Palms/Facebook