Orlando theme parks holiday events bring extra merriment

Grinch Christmas Tree, photo by Cristine Struble
Grinch Christmas Tree, photo by Cristine Struble /

Even during the non-traditional holiday, Orlando theme parks holiday events are merry and bright.

Orlando theme parks holiday events found a way to make this holiday season sparkle. While the distance between guests is greater and some traditional events have taken a pause, there is still plenty merry to be had. From delicious holiday treats to stunning decorations, Universal Orlando and Disney Parks ensured that guests had the best holiday experience possible.

For Universal Orlando, the Holiday Tree Trail was a fun way to travel throughout both theme parks. With each tree decorated in a different theme, it was interesting to see how diverse the Universal characters are.

From the cute Hello Kitty tree to the opulent Mummy tree, each tree was quite impressive. While everyone tends to have their favorite, it is a fun day to spend traveling through the parks.

Plus, the Holiday Tree Trail comes with a special ornament to hang on your tree at home. Even if you don’t see every tree, you can get the ornament. It makes for a fun keepsake for years to come.

After discovering all the holiday trees, it can make you hungry. While a hot butterbeer is always tasty, the Universal Holiday Tribute Store has a plethora of holiday treats. In addition to the popular hot chocolate bomb, the pecan sticky bun is a must. It pairs well with both the hot chocolate and the adult eggnog.

While Universal always brings the merry and the mischief, Disney Parks bring magical moments. Although this year’s Epcot International Festival of the Holidays  is just a taste of the traditional event, the celebration of holidays throughout the world is always a delightful way to spend the day.

Of course, many people visit Epcot for the delicious food. From the Cookie Stroll to the traditional desserts, there are plenty of sweet treats to be enjoyed. Some of the treats are packaged so that you can take them home.

Whether you want to enjoy a traditional dish, like the offerings from Le Cellier or a new Polynesian inspired dish, there are so many tasty treats it can be hard to enjoy them all in one visit. Since Disney Parks often reveal its food secrets, a few of the recipes might even appear on the website.

Of course, Magic Kingdom is full of holiday magic. Santa parades down Main Street throughout the day. Don’t forget to get a sweet treat or two while waiting to see Santa.

Overall, Orlando theme park holiday events are a delightful way to spend the holiday season. Sometimes stepping through the turnstiles can be that escape that everyone needs during difficult times. Share a wave, a kind word or maybe even pay it forward. A little happiness during the holiday season is always appreciated.

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Do you visit Orlando theme parks holiday events? What are your favorite holiday traditions?